Hello everyone, this is what we have been learning this week:
We were learning to recognise numerals, to recognise regular dot patterns, count a number of movements, count items in a collection and say the number which comes before and after a number.
THINGS TO DO AT HOME
Please practise saying the number which comes before and after a number. If your child can do this with numbers up to 10, try with numbers up to 20.
This week we have been revising the sounds introduced so far. We worked with the children individually to assess whether they could recognise the letters, say the pure sound of the letter, identify the letter by the sound it makes and whether they could blend sounds to read words and word build using magnetic letters.
FOUNDATIONS OF WRITING
We discussed waving to people and thought about who we could wave at. We drew pictures in our writing jotters and the teacher scribed our stories.
We shared the story ‘Sparkle Boy’ and talked about how we all should have the freedom to be ourselves.
THINGS TO DO AT HOME
Please use the blue letter cards you have collected so far to practise blending and building words.
In our outdoor PE time, we ran at different speeds, ran in straight lines, ran over low obstacles, ran as part of a team. In the hall we began with lots of running games to warm up our bodies, we used different parts of our bodies to move around the room. We chose an animal and tried to copy the way it would move then we guessed each other’s animal. We worked together in teams to race one another, moving in different ways.
As part of our Building Resilience programme, we are thinking about ‘Looking on the Bright Side’ this term. We spoke about what we are grateful for and drew pictures for our wall.
We continued this theme in drama where we thought about difficult or challenging situations which could arise in school and the things we could say and do which would help us to cope with them.
We enjoyed a calm time when we participated in Cosmic yoga.
We enjoyed playing with our friends from the other classes during loose parts.
Primary one will have loose parts on Wednesday 5 October.
Enjoy the weekend everyone.