P1 Bright Sparks - Miss Croal

P1B Reflective Friday 24.3.23

Good afternoon. We have had another busy week at school!


This week, we had a focus on final consonant blends in words, such as ‘nd’ and ‘rk’. We practised writing words that end in ‘nd’ and ‘rk’ and looked to see if any were in our reading books. In writing, we drew ourselves at the park (local, water or theme!) and wrote about what we like doing there.

We enjoyed another new reading book this week that we took home on Thursday. For a challenge, try reading the book backwards! Please remember to return this book on Monday! This week, we also continued our Block 2 tricky words with ‘do’ and ‘she’. Most of us still need to do more practise of writing ‘said’ from last week. We have been chanting ‘s-a-i-d said!’. Some of us find reading and writing ‘she’ very tricky too, and need to go over our ‘sh’ sound.

Maths and numeracy

This week, we started our position/movement topic. We started with language such as forwards, backwards, left turn and right turn. We used the Bee Bots to practise giving directions and programming! There is a Bee Bot app for the iPads that we tried, which was trickier than using the actual Bee Bots – we sometimes had to turn the iPad round and work out if Bee Bot wanted to turn left or right, or move forwards or backwards. Next week, we are going to try giving each other directions in the playground!

Other Areas

This week, we continued with our gymnastics block in PE. We had one big circuit in the hall to practise balancing, jumping, landing and rolling. Our favourite part was the jumping off the big box onto the crash mat!  With Mrs Conlin, we started to talk about pregnancy and how a baby grows. We read the book Before You Were Born and found out how tiny we used to be! We had a great Loose Parts session on Thursday afternoon and today we had a trip up to the Upper Area to see the Anderson Shelters that the P7 had created. I think some of us were inspired to make shelters in the area next week! In Music, we also used our listening skills and singing skills to play Who’s That Tapping on the Window?

To do at home

Numeracy: recognising the numbers 1-30, counting backwards from 20 or 30, writing the ‘teen’ numbers with the 1 first and remember it’s ‘teen’ not ‘ty’, counting on with our fingers, number bonds to 10

Maths: naming 3D objects, recognising coins, adding 1-10p coins together, left and right

Literacy: being able to write our tricky words, recognising and writing the digraphs sh, ch, th and wh.

General: being able to take off jumpers, open snacks and zip up coats.

General Information

Keep all the junk coming in – it’s amazing how quickly we run out!

We have Loose Parts on Wednesday next week.

Have a great weekend and it was lovely to catch up with some of you this week,

Miss Croal