Buckstone Primary School, P1 Bright Sparks - Miss Croal

P1B Reflective Friday 28.4.23

Good afternoon P1B!


This week, we started our focus with initial consonant blends, looking at words starting with gr and tr. For gr, we pretend to be a bear or tiger and go “grrrr!” Mrs Cross brought in her trumpet for tr, and we found out all about how it works and also looked at other brass instruments.We practised writing words that start with those sounds and tried some of them for our dictation. We had another new reading book, and I hope you enjoy hearing your child’s learning from the week!

This week, we also continued our Block 2 tricky words with ‘as and ‘into’. When you have time at home, please practise reading and writing all the tricky words we have covered so far.

Maths and numeracy

This week during our Maths time, we individually completed our Maths SNSA on an iPad. Everyone seemed to enjoy doing the Maths Quiz and coped really well!

Other Areas

This week for PE, we went outside on Monday to practise some races for Sports Day! We did running, team relays, egg and spoon and jumping. We had a visit from Generation Science on Wednesday, and heard the story of Ella’s Wobble. We learned that sounds are made because the air wobbles, and we made our own squawkers and shakers. We all had a great time and listened really well. We also made a display for the school on the UNCRC (United Nation’s Convention of the Rights of the Child). We found out that we all have a right to have an identity, the right to learn, the right to play, the right to live with a caring family and the right to be safe. We drew pictures of what these rights might look like.

To do at home

Numeracy: recognising the numbers 1-30, counting backwards from 20or 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, telling the time on an analogue clock (o’clock and half past)

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

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

General Information

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

Please make sure your child has achange of clothesin school.

Wednesday loose partsnext week.

Thank you for your continued support and have a lovely long weekend! Apologies for the lack of photos this week.

Miss Croal