P1 Whizz Kids - Mrs Cross, Uncategorized

P1W reflective Friday 10.3.23

This week’s homework

  • Learn to read and spell the words said , go
  • Practice coin recognition of all coins to £2 and counting amounts of money (choose your level of challenge – up to 10p/20p/50p/£1 and beyond)
  • Play this game, or this game on a tablet or phone to consolidate your knowledge of counting coins. Choose your level within the game.
  • Be Geraldine….. go around looking for things which have the th sound in them. You may choose to write a list of what you find and bring it to school.
  • Practice pronouncing the th sound with your tongue out ( eg – say path, not paf )

We are grateful for your continued donations of small, clean items of recycling for our STEM area.

Please also see a request in last week’s homelink for help sourcing some materials for our outdoor loose parts provision.

Many thanks

Independent learning

The children have been developing a wide range of skills through independent learning opportunities in class and outdoors..


This week we have introduced the vowel digraph th and learned the tricky words said and go

Our writing prompt this week was “I go to……I put on….”

We continue to use core reading book resources in school as we begin to develop developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

Numeracy and Maths

I am developing my awareness of how money is used and can recognise and use a range of coins.
MNU 0-09a

Key vocabulary – coin, value, amount, change, pence, pounds ( please try to avoid using the word pennies for coins, as this causes confusion – only a 1p coin is actually worth a penny)

We have been counting amounts of coins and also choosing the correct coins to ‘pay’ for something. We also began to investigate the idea of giving change from a higher value coin. I have a10p coin and the toy costs 7p. I will need to be given 3p change.

Children don’t have the same exposure to loose change as they used to as we seem to be heading towards a cashless society, but if at all possible, create a coin collection for your child to explore and handle.


Looking ahead to next week

Please return reading books on Monday.

Monday’s PE session will be gymnastics, and Thursday’s is games/fitness so please remember to dress appropriately.

Loose parts learning on Friday.

Other areas of the curriculum

In PE we used our jumping and landing skills to jump from a box to a crash mat. We also balanced on a thin beam and balanced on a mat. On Thursday we worked our endurance fitness

We had assembly with Mrs Conlin. She was talking to us about good manners, respecting the toilets, and being kind to our friends

A reminder to please name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else.