P1 Whizz Kids - Mrs Cross, Uncategorized

P1W reflective Friday 24. 3.23

This week’s homework

  • Learn to read and spell the words go, she
  • Use real coins to count out an amount of money. ‘Please give me 7pence’ etc
  • practice giving and following directions (see maths and numeracy key vocabulary below)
  • using your collection of letter cards from the weekly homework sheet, please practice building/ reading the list of words on this week’s sheet.
  • Check your letter formation for the letter a – use the video linked below to ensure you are consistently using the correct letter starting point and route.

Letter a formation

Snacks :- we would politely ask that, remaining mindful of those with allergies, you do not send your child with any snacks containing nuts. This includes Nutella products. Thanks for your support in this.

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 final consonant blends rk and nd, and learned the tricky words she and go .

Our writing prompt this week was “When we went to the park …

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.

Maths and numeracy

In movement, games, and using
technology I can use simple directions
and describe positions.
MTH 0-17a

We have been learning to give and follow directions.
key vocabulary included, left, right, forward, back, turn. We enjoyed using the Bee-Bot app and the programmable Bee-Bot.


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 Wednesday 29th

Other areas of the curriculum

In PE we created a sequence of moves using all the equipment we have used so far. We also, with supervision, tried a forward roll down a small ramp focusing on correct technique and control.

We were invited to visit the P7 interactive exhibition about Anderson shelters. We really enjoyed that – particularly when we were allowed to try the Minecraft activities!

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.