P1 Whizz Kids - Mrs Cross, Uncategorized

P1W reflective Friday 5.5.23

If you have not yet done so this term, please send a full change of clothes for your child. Thanks.

This week’s homework

  • revise all tricky words learned so far
  • count backwards. Pick a starting number (anything from 10 – 100 depending on the level of challenge you want) Count backwards for a few jumps. Then pick a new starting number,
  • practise telling the time in full hours and half hours – using both analogue and digital displays
  • You may choose to play this game or use this website for resources to support your child.

Independent learning

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


This week we have been revising our tricky words and consonant blends learned so far. We have also been taking part in National assessments.

Please note – no reading books were sent home yesterday.

Our writing prompt this week was ‘ If I was the king….’

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

We have been revising some of our early arithmetical learning strategies. We focused on counting backwards from a given number, and naming the number before. This still proves a challenge for many pupils.

We continued to explore time and reading clocks, looking at half past times on analogue and digital displays.


Looking ahead to next week

Next week is Health week. The children should come dressed for PE every day. Some of the timetabled activities will take place outdoors with no option to relocate indoors if wet, so please consider children wearing a lightweight waterproof jacket if possible. Sports day is on Wednesday morning for P1.

We will also be starting the My Body lessons from the RSHP programme.

Other areas of the curriculum

In PE we continued to practice hand eye co-ordination and timing skills when using a ball.

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.