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P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 21/02/2020

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

 

Literacy

This week we have been:

    • Revising the sounds ai and ay (all)
    • Exploring ‘magic e’ with o (P2)
    • Tricky words – revision of block 1,2 and 3 (P2)
    • Continuing developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
    • Writing about what we did in the February Break
    • Developing our reading skills within our reading groups – this week we had a focus on ordering sentences or words to re-create the story
  • Whole class reading – we have started a class novel! We are enjoying exploring the chapters and waiting until the next day to find out what happens next!

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • continuing to explore money up to £2 and beyond!
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • Revising subtraction and addition skills
  • We have been talking about more and less and how this link to addition and subtraction
  • Exploring numbers before and after – we used a 100 square to help us! We also used the number square to explore 10 more and 10 less
  • Exploring Tens and Units
  • Exploring numbers before and after (one more and one less)
  • Exploring 10 more and 10 less
  • Sequencing numbers for smallest to largest
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/sequencing-numbers

Other Areas

    • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
    • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
    • This we we had all the big gymnastics equipment out!
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • P2 – have started the ‘P2 Show’ practice and now know what part they have!
  • TOPIC – the class have now asked to learn more about the sun and have even asked for a space role play area

 

    • Topic- any old/unwanted books based on the sun/moon/earth would be greatly appreciated
  • Art –we have been exploring being architects this week in our craft corner Other Information

 

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  • ‘Home Learning’ for P1 and P2 (just a little extra support) was sent home yesterday – could you please work on reading and writing these at home. Thank you!

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

 

 

 

P1/2 Learning Lady Birds 07.02.20

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog – we really enjoyed sharing our learning with the adults on Wednesday…..thank you for joining us!

Literacy

This week we have been:

    • Exploring the sounds ai and ay (all)
    • Revising ‘magic e’ with a and i (P2)
    • Tricky words – revision of block 1,2 and 3 (P2)
    • Continuing developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
    • writing facts about owls and learning how to use bullet points to write a list
    • Marking our own writing – giving ourselves a red, amber or green sticker and explaining why
    • Developing our reading skills within our reading groups – this week we had a focus on ordering sentences or words to re-create the story
  • Whole class reading – we have started a class novel! We are enjoying exploring the chapters and waiting until the next day to find out what happens next!

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • continuing to explore money up to £2 and beyond!
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • Revising subtraction and addition skills
  • We have been talking about more and less and how this link to addition and subtraction
  • Exploring numbers before and after – we used a 100 square to help us! We also used the number square to explore 10 more and 10 less
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

 

Other Areas

    • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
    • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • We have continued with ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups. ‘Free Flow’ allows the children to access learning provided in other classroom to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.
  • TOPIC –we have been enjoying exploring night time and the animal that come out at night! You will be able to we our fantastic owl picture if you are visiting on Wednesday morning!

 

  • Topic- children have asked for books about nocturnal animals, role play and the opportunity to paint some animals – if any one has any spare/old books or figures/toys linked to nocturnal animals that they no longer need we could use them in our learning!
  • Art – we have been learning to draw different nocturnal animals using a step by step guide. This also helps us to develop skills in following instructions as well as our fine motor skills!
  • we displayed our owls in the classroom 
  • Other Information
  • ‘Home Learning’ for P1 was sent home today – sorry for the delay
  • There is no home reading for the holidays – books were collected today.
  • Holiday ‘Home Learning’ – have lots of fun together!

 

Enjoy the February Break!

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 31.01.20

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

Literacy

This week we have been:

  • Revising the digraph sound we have learned so far: ch, sh, wh, th
  • Continuing to learn about ‘Magic e’ and how it changes the letter sound to the letter name (P2)
  • Exploring what happens to words with ‘i’ and ‘a’ in the middle when we add ‘Magic e’ (P2)
  • Tricky words – revision of block 1,2 and 3 (P2)
  • Continuing developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
  • This week we were writing about more nocturnal animals – this time we got to choose which one
  • Marking our own writing!
  • Exploring how to extend our writing by using connectives (and/because) (mainly P2)
  • Developing our reading skills within in reading our groups
  • Exploring how to be an author and create a new story! (All)
  • Exploring how to illustrate sentences we have written
  • We have also been looking at sentences structure and had a go at correcting mistakes
  • https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/index.html

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring money up to £2 and beyond!
  • We explored how to use the ‘£’ and ‘p’ signs
  • Learning to recognise and use money
  • This week we looked at how to pay the same amount for an item using different coins
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • Revising subtraction and addition skills
  • We have been talking about more and less and how this link to addition and subtraction
  • https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html

 

Other Areas

    • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
    • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
    • This wee we did a gymnastics lesson with Miss McGhee and practised different types of rolling
  • We will also continue to work on our fitness levels
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • We have continued with ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups. ‘Free Flow’ allows the children to access learning provided in other classroom to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.
  • TOPIC –we have been enjoying exploring night time and the animal that come out at night! You will be able to we our fantastic owl picture if you are visiting on Wednesday morning!

 

  • Topic- children have asked for books about nocturnal animals, role play and the opportunity to paint some animals – if any one has any spare/old books or figures/toys linked to nocturnal animals that they no longer need we could use them in our learning!  

 

  • Other Information 
  • There was no new ‘Home Learning’ for P1 this week as we had a revision week
  • Children received word sheets linked to their reading book – if you could work on these at home that would be fantastic!
  • A small plea…….if anyone could donate a box of tissues to our class that would be lovely – thank you!

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 24.01.2020

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Literacy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring new sounds made up of two single sounds (digrapghs). We were learning how to read, write and use the sounds th and wh (All)
  • Learning about ‘Magic e’ and how it changes the letter sound to the letter name (P2)
  • Exploring what happens to words with ‘i’ in the middle when we add ‘Magic e’ (P2)
  • Tricky words – be and she
  • Continuing developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
  • This week we were writing about nocturnal animals – ask me an owl fact!
  • Exploring how to extend our writing by using connectives (and/because) (mainly P2)
  • Developing our reading skills within in reading groups as well as extra reading with Miss McGhee
  • Exploring how to be an author and create a new story! (All)
  • In handwriting we have been practising pencil control and how to form letters properly
  • We have also been playing ‘paper and pencils’ with our learning partners to practise letter formation – ask me all about this at home and I can teach you how to play!
  • http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring money up to £2
  • We explored how to use the ‘£’ and ‘p’ signs
  • Learning to recognise and use money
  • This week we looked at coins and notes – we even looked at money from different countries!
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Leaning to make the same amount using different coins
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • We also had a special visitor from The Bank of Scotland– John. He delivered a workshop talking all about money, saving and spending. We were learning about ‘needs’ and ‘wants’
  • We also took part in some spending/saving activities
  • Revising subtraction skills
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Other Areas

  • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
  • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
  • We will also continue to work on our fitness levels
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • We have introduced a ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups.
  • Free Flow’ allows the children access learning provided in other classroom to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.
  • TOPIC – The children have asked to explore the sun and the moon and what they do to the planet. We have started by looking at ‘Day and Night’ and how animals sleep at different times.
  • This week we focussed on Nocturnal Owls.

 

Other Information

    • Please be mindful when choosing a snack for your child – break time is only 15minutes long and adults in the playground cannot look after snack tubs. We are also a nut-free school
    • ‘Home Learning’ for P1 will continue to be sent home on a Thursday – thank you for your continued support with this at home
    • A small plea…….if anyone could donate a box of tissues to our class that would be lovely – thank you!
  • Winter Fair – P1/2 are collecting items to make a hamper for the winter fair. If you would like to donate any food, drink or small gift items that would be greatly appreciated – if you have already donated please do not feel the need to do so again. We thank you for your support and generosity!

 

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Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Welcome back to Term Two, we are looking forward to a busy term with lots of learning, exploring and fun!

 

Literacy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring new sounds made up of two single sounds (digrapghs). We were learning how to read, write and use the sounds sh and ch (All)
  • Learning about ‘Magic e’ and how it changes the letter sound to the letter name (P2)
  • Exploring what happens to words with ‘a’ in the middle when we add ‘Magic e’ (P2)
  • Continuing with developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
  • Exploring how to extend our writing by using connectives (and/because) (mainly P2)
  • Developing our reading skills within in reading groups as well as extra reading with Miss McGhee
  • Exploring how to be Illustrators and designing new book covers for our reading books! (All)
  • http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring money up to £2
  • Learning to recognise and use money
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Leaning to make the same amount using different coins
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • Playing bingo and revising recognising numbers
  • Revising adding skills
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Other Areas

  • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
  • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
  • We will also continue to work on our fitness levels
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • we will explore this in assembly and in class. We will also send further information home
  • We have introduced a ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups.
  • ‘Free Flow’ allows the children access learning provided in other classrooms to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.

 

Other Information

  • Please be mindful when choosing a snack for your child – break time is only 15minutes long and adults in the playground cannot look after snack tubs. We are also a nut-free school
  • We politely ask you provide a healthy/nutritious snack for your child and give them water in their water bottles – thank you.
  • ‘Home Learning’ for P1 will continue to be sent home on a Thursday – thank you for your continued support with this at home
  • An individualised ‘Tricky Word’ sheet was sent home at the beginning of the term – it would be great if you could practice reading and writing these at home.
  • A small plea…….if anyone has any old/unwanted ‘Twister’ games at home we would love to have them to support our learning!

 

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 13.12.19

This week we have had a super busy time performing our Nativity and singing Christmas Carols, We really enjoyed performing to the school as well as our invited adults – thank you to everyone involved for all their help and support!

We have continued to focus on reading skills in class…….and even enjoyed a Spanish story all about Christmas!

In our ‘Learn Through Play’ focus we have been exploring lots of different skills in lots of fun ways: we have been doing Christmas arts and crafts, word searches, colour by number, dot-to-dot, writing letters to Santa, designing and writing Christmas cards, cutting and sticking activities and spelling activities!

Learning Stories and E-journal comments will be published today! Please leave a comment for your child about their amazing learning!

P2 -Please return Learning Stories to school on Monday 16th Dec 2019

Thanks again for all your continued help and support,

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds.

 

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 22.11.19

Tricky Word Block 3 PP

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

Literacy

  • P1 – This week we have been learning the sounds v and w and the ‘tricky words’ put and was

 

    • P1 – have also been practising how to use these sounds in reading and writing.
    • P2 have been revising the digraph sounds aw and au
  • P2 have also been practising how to use these sounds in their writing and reading
  • All – we have continued with a focus on rhyming this week. We have been reading lots of rhyming stories and listing rhyming words to spot the pattern
  • Tricky Word Power Points – please remember to change the order of the slides to keep your children on their toes!
  • Tricky Words – block one and two Power Points have already been shared…..Block three is attached to this post. Please remember these words cannot be sounded out

 

  • Writing: this week we have continued to focus on building sentences – support and challenge has been provided across P1 and P2 levels
  • Writing – this week we focussed on another imaginative piece of writing – we described ‘Fairyland’
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces full stops, connectives and ‘wow’ words.
  • Writing All – on a Friday morning we use our ‘Dictation’ jotters to practise our spelling
  • P1 Dictation – CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant)
  • P2 Dictation – words with digraph sounds (sh, wh, th, ch, oo)

 

 

Numeracy

 

  • This week we have had a focus on mental maths and understanding number. We have been counting numbers using sounds and movement
  • We have also enjoyed using a raffle ticket game to explore larger numbers
  • All – there are open ended task to provide self-challenge for the learners
  • Maths – this week we have continued to explore symmetry

 

Other Areas

  • Tuesday P.E. (games and fitness) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – Balance. This week we explored balance using different parts of our body and tried some yoga!
  • Music P1 – We have started practising for our Nativity!
  • Music P2 – We have started practising for our Christmas Carol performances!
  • The Area – we have protected time in the area outside our classroom every week. We explore lots of different skills through block play, the home corner, role play, painting, junk modelling, sand, water and crafts…..this is also a great time to develop our sharing skills further
  • The Area – children can also self-select to be in the area in the afternoon – an adult from nursery is there to support their learning
  • Dot – to – Dot – we have been playing Dot – to – Dot with Miss McGhee and our Learning Partners. This is a great game to develop many skills including; fine motor skills, pencil control, pencil grip, problem solving, strategy, sharing, turn taking, letter formation and counting
  • French – This week we were practising counting in French and saying the days of the week

 

Other Information

    • P1 Home Learning – is back to normal this week with the blue sounds/tricky words sheet – thank you for your continued support with this at home
    • P2 Home Learning– if you would like to support your child at home please use the link(s) in this blog
    • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning
    • Uniform – can you please check at home to see if your child has picked up uniform that belongs to another child and return it to school – Thank you!
  • Kindergarten – P2 had a great time this week and enjoyed sharing their learning when they returned to class

 

Primary 1 have been asked to coordinate the collection of items for a hamper for the Christmas Fair. We have been given the theme of ‘Christmas’ for our collection.

We would be grateful for any donations of small items with which to fill the hamper.
There are no rules, but some suggested items might include

  • Decorations
  • Food
  • Scarves/hats/socks etc
  • Small gifts
  • Christmas stationery items
  • Christmas crafts
  • Edible treats

Items can be delivered to the P1 classrooms any day from Monday 25th November.

Many thanks

 

Parent Helpers – thank you very much for all your help and support in the classroom – it’s very appreciated! If you would like to come in to help, please catch me at the door and we can arrange a time. The P1/2 team are looking for parents to help re-vamp our reading book system/organisation……it would be great if we could get a small team together to support us with this.

 

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 18.11.19

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

Literacy

  • P1 – This week we have been learning the sounds k and j and the ‘tricky words’ is and his

 

    • P1 – have also been practising how to use these sounds in reading and writing.
    • P2 have been revising the digraph sounds ou and ow and the ‘tricky words’ were and there
  • P2 have also been practising how to use these sounds in their writing
  • All – we have continued with a focus on rhyming this week. We have been reading lots of rhyming stories and listing rhyming words to spot the pattern
  • Tricky Word Power Points – please remember to change the order of the slides to keep your children on their toes!
  • Writing: this week we have continued to focus on building sentences – support and challenge has been provided across P1 and P2 levels
  • Writing – this week we focussed on an imaginative piece of writing – using the book Polly Jean the Pyjama Queen to inspire our writing
  • Writing – we have also added ‘Talking Tins’ to our wall display so you can listen to us read our own writing!
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces full stops, connectives and ‘wow’ words.  

 

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Numeracy

  • This week we have continued with our focus on subtraction
  • Subtraction – we have been exploring using different strategies to support developing subtraction skills: we have used counters and number lines
  • P1 – subtracting within 10
  • P2 – Subtracting within 20
  • All – there are open ended task to provide self-challenge for the learners
  • Maths – this week we have been exploring symmetry

 

    • All – we have been using mirrors to check if things are symmetrical or non-symmetrical. We have also been using the line of symmetry to design symmetrical patterns

 

Other Areas

  • Tuesday P.E. (games and fitness) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – Balance
  • This week we explored balance using different parts of our body and tried some yoga!
  • Health and Wellbeing – this week our ‘Building Resilience’ programme focussed on ‘being kind’
  • We have discussed different ways of being kind and ‘filling someone’s bucket’ with kindness – ask your child all about it
  • Music – on a Friday morning P1s and P2s come together for singing. Children are enjoying developing different skills during singing as well as learning new songs!
  • Circle Time – on a Friday we discuss our learning and share ideas of what we would like to learn next and what we would like to have in the classroom to support our learning.
  • The Area – we have protected time in the area outside our classroom every week. We explore lots of different skills through block play, the home corner, role play, painting, junk modelling, sand, water and crafts…..this is also a great time to develop our sharing skills further
  • The Area – children can also self-select to be in the area in the afternoon – an adult from nursery is there to support their learning
  • The Area – some children enjoyed making Rainbow Playdough this week – the recipe is super easy…..try it out at home!
  • Playdough – playdough can be used as a fun way to learn by making letters and numbers as well as lots of imaginative play. Its also great for developing hand strength which supports writing!

 

Other Information

    • P1 Home Learning – is back to normal this week with the blue sounds/tricky words sheet – thank you for your continued support with this at home
    • P2 Home Learning– if you would like to support your child at home please use the link(s) in this blog
    • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning
    • Uniform – can you please check at home to see if your child has picked up uniform that belongs to another child and return it to school – Thank you!
  • Nativity – The P1 Team have started to plan this years Nativity! We will begin with practising Nativity songs. As soon as we have more information on specific times we will send this information home
  • Kindergarten – P2 have Forest Kindergarten this Wednesday, please remember to wrap up warm!
  • Parent Helpers – thank you very much for all your help and support in the classroom – it’s very appreciated! If you would like to come in to help, please catch me at the door and we can arrange a time. The P1/2 team are looking for parents to help re-vamp our reading book system/organisation……it would be great if we could get a small team together to support us with this.  Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

 

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P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 08.11.19

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

Literacy

  • P1 – This week we have been learning the sounds l and c and the ‘tricky words’ he and me
  • we have been practising recognising these sounds at the beginning of words
  • P1 – have also been practising how to use these sounds in reading and writing.
  • P2 have been revising the digraph sounds oi and oy and the ‘tricky words’ were and there

 

  • P2 have also been practising how to use these sounds in their writing
  • All – we have had a small focus on rhyming this week. We have been reading lots of rhyming stories and listing rhyming words to spot the pattern
  • Tricky Word Power Points – please remember to change the order of the slides to keep your children on their toes!
  • Phonics game: http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/hanging_monkeys_US.swf
  • Writing: this week we have continued to focus on building sentences – support and challenge has been provided across P1 and P2 levels
  • Writing – this week we focussed on another descriptive piece of writing – using our imaginations to create a sentence.
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces full stops, connectives and ‘wow’ words.  

 

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Numeracy

  • This week we have changed our focus to subtraction
  • P1 – subtracting within 10
  • P2 – Subtracting within 20
  • All – open ended tasks to provide self-challenge for the learners
  • All – We explored using a number line to support our subtractions and we all have our own number line in our tray
  • We are continuing with the challenge of using a timer to see how quickly we can add/subtract or re-call number bonds.

 

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Other Areas

  • Tuesday P.E. (games and fitness) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – Balance
  • This week we explored balance using different parts of our body and tried some yoga!
  • Health and Wellbeing: we continue to use ‘Big Deal/Little Deal’ this week to support building resilience
  • Health and Wellbeing – this week our ‘Building Resilience’ programme focussed on ‘being kind’
  • We have discussed different ways of being kind and ‘filling someone’s bucket’ with kindness – ask your child all about it
  • Music – on a Friday morning P1s and P2s come together for singing. Children are enjoying developing different skills during singing as well as learning new songs!
  • Circle Time – on a Friday we discuss our learning and share ideas of what we would like to learn next and what we would like to have in the classroom to support our learning.
  • The Area – we have protected time in the area outside our classroom every week. We explore lots of different skills through block play, the home corner, role play, painting, junk modelling, sand, water and crafts…..this is also a great time to develop our sharing skills further
  • The Area – children can also self-select to be in the area in the afternoon – an adult from nursery is there to support their learning

 

Other Information

  • P1 Home Learning – is back to normal this week with the blue sounds/tricky words sheet – thank you for your continued support with this at home
  • P2 Home Learning– if you would like to support your child at home please use the link(s) in this blog
  • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning
  • Uniform – can you please check at home to see if your child has picked up uniform that belongs to another child and return it to school – Thank you!
  • P2 Forrest Kindergarten – had a fantastic time at Kindergarten and enjoyed sharing their learning with Miss McGhee when they got – especially the part where they got to enjoy a well-earned hot chocolate!
  • Parent Helpers – thank you very much for all your help and support in the classroom – it’s very appreciated! If you would like to come in to help, please catch me at the door and we can arrange a time. The P1/2 team are looking for parents to help re-vamp our reading book system/organisation……it would be great if we could get a small team together to support us with this.
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.  

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 01.11.19

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds really enjoyed sharing their learning with you this morning – thank you for coming along!

P.E. HAS CHANGED DAY: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

Literacy

  • All – We have continued practising letter formation
  • P1 – This week we have revised the single sounds of the alphabet we have learned so far (s,a,t,p,i,n,r,m,e,h,d,o,g,f,m) and how to use them in our writing
  • P1 – Revising the ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs and actions linked to each sound – ask your child to teach you!

 

    • P1 – have also been practising how to use these sounds in reading and writing.
  • P1: have continued to work through Block 1 ‘Tricky Words’ – these are words that cannot be sounded out

 

    • P2 have been revising the digraph sounds (two letters making one sound) we have covered so far
  • P2 have also been practising how to use these sounds in their writing
  • P2 have been revising all Block 1 tricky words
  • P2 have also continued to explore Block 2 tricky words

 

  • Tricky Word Power Points –  please remember to change the order of the slides to keep your children on their toes!

 

  • Blending the single sounds we know to read/write words
  • Word building using sounds we have explored

 

  • Writing: this week we have continued to focus on building sentences – support and challenge has been provided across P1 and P2 levels
  • Writing – this week we focussed on a descriptive piece of writing – using our imaginations to create a sentence.
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
  • P2 Writing Star Steps –  capital letters, finger spaces full stops, connectives and ‘wow’ words.

 

Numeracy

  • This week we have revised number bonds to 10 – 2 numbers that make 10.
  • We have also explored number bonds to 20.
  • P2 – were exploring the similarities between number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20
  • We have been focussing on adding numbers this week
  • Children have been able to challenge themselves with open ended addition tasks!
  • We are continuing with the challenge of using a timer to see how quickly we can add/subtract or re-call number bonds.

 

Other Areas

  • Tuesday P.E. (games and fitness) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus – Balance) This week we explored balance using different parts of our body and tried some yoga!

 

  • Health and Wellbeing: we continue to use ‘Big Deal/Little Deal’ this week to support building resilience
  • Health and Wellbeing – this week we have been ‘looking on the bright side’ and created a school display of things that make us feel good.

 

  • Music – on a Friday morning P1s and P2s come together for singing. Children are enjoying developing different skills during singing as well as learning new songs!
  • Circle Time – on a Friday we discuss our learning and share ideas of what we would like to learn next and what we would like to have in the classroom to support our learning. Today we also shared our experience of Halloween
  • The Area – we have protected time in the area outside our classroom every week. We explore lots of different skills through block play, the home corner, role play, painting, junk modelling, sand, water and crafts…..this is also a great time to develop our sharing skills further
  • The Area – children can also self-select to be in the area in the afternoon – an adult from nursery is there to support their learning

 

Other Information

  • P1 Home Learning – This week there will be no blue home learning sheet as we have had a revision/assessment week – please use the link(s) in this blog to support your child’s learning
  • P2 Home Learning– if you would like to support your child at home please use the link(s) in this blog
  • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning
  • Uniform – can you please check at home to see if your child has picked up uniform that belongs to another child and return it to school – Thank you!
  • P2 Forest Kindergarten – P2 are doing this on Wednesday morning at 09.30. Please remember to wrap up and dress appropriately for the weather.

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.