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Reflective Friday 18.06.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you had a lovely week back in school! It has been so lovely playing and learning with you this week! How is it the last week of Primary 1 next week! You have all grown up so much this year and I am so proud of you!

We have had a very fun and exciting week this week. Here is what we have been up to.

Literacy

This week in Literacy we revised all the sounds and tricky words we have learned in Block 3. Using games, activities and group time to revise our knowledge. The P1s especially enjoyed our tricky word snow ball fight! We wrote tricky words on paper, scrunched them into snowballs and every time the music stopped we had to get a snow ball, read the word, remember it and write it onto a tricky word wall. We had lots of fun playing this game and have asked me if we can play it again next week!

In writing, we wrote a letter to the new Primary 1s, giving them advice and sharing our favourite moments of the year. We had lots of fun remembering all of the funny and exciting moments we have had this year!

In reading, we finished off our reading books and enjoyed doing our comprehension tasks. We will not be doing reading next week, so please enjoy reading stories at home together!

Numeracy

In maths this week we revised our learning of fractions. We practiced halving and quartering shapes and as an extra challenge we did this with numbers.

We also had lots of fun playing ‘Don’t get Zapped’ – where we had to use our addition and subtraction skills to mentally answer questions as quickly as we could! We have also asked to play this game in class next week.

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We enjoyed playing tig and working on our running skills whilst playing games.

Art: We had lots of fun painting and making pictures using lots of different materials within the classroom. We also have had fun making pictures with chalk outside.

Photos of the Week:

P1L’s Highlights of the Week:

Jack – I liked playing with my friends and doing maths.

Maisie – I liked playing and making cakes with Georgie.

Ida – I liked playing with the big bricks.

Isla – I liked playing with my friends outside.

Sofie – I liked going outside with my friends to play.

Chloe – I liked drawing with my friends.

Lucy – I liked making cards this week.

Alistair – I liked playing with my friends.

Next Week:

  • Last week of term already! We will be doing something fun and exciting each day.
  • Monday – Highlights of P1 Activities
  • Tuesday – Dancing in the Playground
  • Wednesday – Meet the Teacher
  • Thursday – P1L Class Party (in the classroom)
  • Friday – Last Day of School Fun

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Learning Together at Home 11/06/21

Friday 11th June 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a lovely week learning at home.

Today we will have a whole class meeting at 11am. Today we will have a quiz and a chat about the week.

Please share your learning on the Learning Journals! I love seeing what you are getting up to at home. Feel free to ask any questions on the learning journals or via email, I am more than happy to help with anything.

Thank you all for your support,

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

Here are today’s learning tasks:

Literacy:

Tricky Words:

Today we are going to focus on Block 3 tricky words. Go through the powerpoint below and choose 2-5 words which you find tricky to remember. If you can read them all choose any you like. Make a poster about these words – draw pictures, write the words in cursive, bubble writing etc.

Stick your poster somewhere in your house which you will see every day. When you go past your poster, read the tricky words and chant them back to the poster. Enjoy!

Attached below are the tricky word powerpoints we use in school. Ask your child to say the words quickly. They should be able to read these words from sight memory as we cannot sound them out. We have looked at all of the Block 3 words now, however, these still need some revision.

As an extra challenge ask your child to write some tricky words from memory. Please continue to practice these – especially Block 3! However it is good to go over block 1 and 2 daily!

Numeracy/Maths:

Complete today’s speedy maths challenge! Remember to use your mental maths skills! (counting in your head/on your fingers.)

Outdoor Learning

Tasks:

  1. Go on a walk or have a look in your garden for some minibeasts.
  2. Tick on the worksheet attached all the bugs you can find!
  3. When you get home, draw a picture of your favourite minibeast you found! Write a couple of sentences telling me why this one was your favourite!

M

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Learning Together at Home 10/06/21

Thursday 10th June 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you are having a lovely week so far!

Today we will have a whole class meeting at 11am. Today we will be doing Dictation together. Please have a pencil and a piece of paper with 10 bullet points and a space at the bottom for a sentence.

Please share your learning on the Learning Journals! I love seeing what you are getting up to at home. Feel free to ask any questions on the learning journals or via email, I am more than happy to help with anything.

Thank you all for your support,

Miss McGillivray

Here are today’s learning tasks:

Literacy:

Reading:

Today we will be focussing on our creative thinking skills.

Tasks:

  1. Read your story forwards and then read it backwards. If there is any words you cannot sound out, have a go at writing it a few times. Say and point to the word in your book.
  2. What do you think might happen next? Imagine your story doesn’t finish where it does! Complete this worksheet below continuing on your story.

Phonics/Dictation:

Today we will be doing our Dictation task. We will do this live in the class meeting. If you cannot join here are the words and sentence for the week. Read the words one at a time to your child, let them write themselves independently. Try to not offer too much support as this will show which sounds still need revised.

On a piece of paper – put 10 bullet points on it, to indicate to your child where to write the word. Leave a space at the bottom for a sentence.

Words:

  1. lisp
  2. park
  3. surf
  4. text
  5. kept
  6. help
  7. held
  8. milk
  9. film
  10. should (tricky word)

Sentences:

The big dog barked at the park in the film.

I sent a text to my mum.

Tricky Words:

Attached below are the tricky word powerpoints we use in school. Ask your child to say the words quickly. They should be able to read these words from sight memory as we cannot sound them out. We have looked at all of the Block 3 words now, however, these still need some revision.

As an extra challenge ask your child to write some tricky words from memory. Please continue to practice these – especially Block 3! However it is good to go over block 1 and 2 daily!

Numeracy/Maths:

Starter:

Please watch some of the class’ favourite Subitize videos. These help with basic counting, recognising patterns of number and mental addition.

Today’s Focus:

We are going to finish our Fractions topic today. Today we will be introducing Quarters as an extra challenge. Please do not feel you have to introduce this new learning to your child, it is okay to go back and keep focussing on halves and wholes!

Tasks:

  1. Watch the videos below.
  2. Have a go at making halves and quarters. Can you cut a sandwich in half/quarter? Can you fold a piece of paper in half/quarters? Can you split a group of pens in half/quarters? Think of as many creative ways to explore halves and quarters that you can!
  3. Complete one of the worksheets below. Choose the level best for your child.

Music:

Here is a song for you to sing with Mrs Cross.

How many more words can you think of which would fit into the song ?

Can you find out what Mariposa means ?

P.E:

Thursday is PE day

If you can, take time to get some exercise in the fresh air.

You could also join in with this yoga adventure.

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Learning Together at Home 09/06/21

Wednesday 9th June 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you are having a lovely week so far!

Today we will have a whole class meeting at 11am. Today’s focus will be phonics. Please have a whiteboard or paper/pencil ready for the call.

Please share your learning on the Learning Journals! I love seeing what you are getting up to at home. Feel free to ask any questions on the learning journals or via email, I am more than happy to help with anything.

Thank you all for your support,

Miss McGillivray

Here are today’s learning tasks:

Literacy:

Reading:

Today we will be focussing on building our comprehension skills during reading.

Tasks:

  1. Read your story forwards and then read it backwards. If there is any words you cannot sound out, have a go at writing it a few times. Say and point to the word in your book.
  2. Play find the word – ask your child to find a word within their story as quickly as they can. Can they tell you what the word means?

Phonics:

This week we will be learning the last few sounds in Block 3 of the Literacy Rich Programme. Each of these sounds only has a few words to learn, so we will be looking at 2-3 at a time!

We will be going through the powerpoint in today’s whole class session – if you are attending there is no need to look at this before.

Today’s sounds are: ‘lk’ ‘lm’ ‘ld’ and ‘lp’

Tasks:

  1. Please watch the powerpoint attached below. In this powerpoint, there is a number of tasks to do whilst you watch. Reading words, writing words and as an extra challenge writing a sentence using words which have our new sounds in them.

Tricky Words:

Attached below are the tricky word powerpoints we use in school. Ask your child to say the words quickly. They should be able to read these words from sight memory as we cannot sound them out. We have looked at all of the Block 3 words now, however, these still need some revision.

As an extra challenge ask your child to write some tricky words from memory. Please continue to practice these – especially Block 3! However it is good to go over block 1 and 2 daily!

Numeracy/Maths:

Starter:

Complete today’s speedy maths challenge! Again focus on using your mental maths strategies (counting in your head/on your fingers!)

Today’s Focus:

Today go into the outdoors and choose as many of the activities on the grid below to complete.

Have lots of fun playing and exploring number in the outdoors!

Please share what you get up to on the Learning Journals – would love to see how you explore numbers in your local environments.

P

Topic/Art:

Under the Sea

Today we are going to be learning about some of the creatures that live under the sea!

Watch these videos below to find out about what animals live under the sea:

Here is a powerpoint game – can you work out the sea creature from the descriptions?

Main Task:

Now it is your turn to be creative! Make your own sea creature picture! Choose one of the sea creatures you have just learned about and make a piece of art. You could draw, paint, create – whatever you like! Here are some photos for ideas! I am looking forward to seeing your creations!

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Learning Together at Home 08/06/21

Tuesday 8th June 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you had a lovely day learning at home yesterday.

Today we will have a whole class meeting at 11am. Today’s focus will be writing. Please have the writing plan attached below ready and a pencil.

Please share your learning on the Learning Journals! I love seeing what you are getting up to at home. Feel free to ask any questions on the learning journals or via email, I am more than happy to help with anything.

Thank you all for your support,

Miss McGillivray

Here are today’s learning tasks:

Literacy:

Writing

Tuesday’s are our writing focus day in school. We will talk about this piece of writing and do the planning in our class meeting later.

  • We are going to be thinking about the ‘Potato Needs a Bath’ performance we watched last week.
  • You are going to write a story about your vegetable friend, you made a party hat for.
  • Your story will be about your vegetable friend going on an adventure. Does it go to another party? Does it climb a mountain or swim in the sea?

Tasks:

  1. Complete the planning sheet attached below. Think about: Who your vegetable friend is – name, what vegetable, words to describe them. Where – where does the adventure take place? What – what happens to your vegetable on their adventure? We will do this together in the class meeting if you can attend.
  2. Use the writing sheet attached below to write your story. Only use one of the sheets in the document. Remember to use your non-negotiables, be descriptive and draw a detailed picture.

Reading:

Yesterday I shared on your child’s Learning Journal which book they should access from the Oxford Owl website. Along with the log in details on how to access the book from the website.

Read your story forwards and then read it backwards. If there is any words you cannot sound out, have a go at writing it a few times. Say and point to the word in your book.

Phonics:

This week we will be learning the last few sounds in Block 3 of the Literacy Rich Programme. Each of these sounds only has a few words to learn, so we will be looking at 2-3 at a time!

Today’s sounds are: ‘sp’ and ‘xt’

Tasks:

  1. Please watch the powerpoint attached below. In this powerpoint, there is a number of tasks to do whilst you watch. Reading words, writing words and as an extra challenge writing a sentence using words which have our new sounds in them.

Tricky Words:

Attached below are the tricky word powerpoints we use in school. Ask your child to say the words quickly. They should be able to read these words from sight memory as we cannot sound them out. We have looked at all of the Block 3 words now, however, these still need some revision.

As an extra challenge ask your child to write some tricky words from memory. Please continue to practice these – especially Block 3! However it is good to go over block 1 and 2 daily!

Numeracy/Maths:

This week we will be revising our fractions maths topic.

Starter:

Practice counting forwards and backwards to 100 with our Jack Hartman videos we love to watch in class!

Today’s Focus: Fractions

This week we are going to be revising our learning of fractions. Do you remember what ‘half’ and ‘whole’ means?

Watch this video as we begin to see how we can half numbers as well as shapes and objects.

Main Tasks:

  1. Watch the video above.
  2. Complete the attached fractions worksheet below. Please only complete one worksheet – choose the level appropriate for your child.
  3. Extra Challenge – ask your child what half of a number is e.g. ‘what is half of 10?’ etc

P

Topic:

Butterflies

Today we are learning about caterpillars and the life cycle of a butterfly.

Can you see them through the net ?

Tasks:

  1. Here is a powerpoint about a cautious caterpillar and how he turns into a butterfly.

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2. You might also like to watch this silly story about a Caterpillar

Caterpillar Shoes

3. Now, draw a picture to explain the life cycle of a butterfly. You can print and use the worksheet attached below if you wish, or draw your own version.

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Message from Mrs Imrie

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all doing ok. We know that it is disappointing that we can’t be in school at the moment, but hopefully it wont be too long until we’re all back together again. Keep up the great work Learning Together at Home, I am so proud of you all. Mrs Imrie 💜

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Learning Together at Home 07/06/21

Monday 7th June 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed playing in the sunshine!

This week we will be learning at home but I will meet with you on Teams once a day. Today we will have a whole class meeting at 11am.

Each day I will share one literacy, one numeracy/maths and one other curricular area task. Please do not feel pressured to complete everything as I know this situation may be difficult for you. I am here to support you! Learning will be uploaded onto the blog the evening before.

Please share your learning on the Learning Journals! I would love to see what you are getting up to this week! Feel free to ask any questions on the learning journals or via email, I am more than happy to help with anything.

Thank you all for your support,

Miss McGillivray

Here are today’s learning tasks:

Literacy:

Reading:

I have shared on your child’s Learning Journal which book they should access from the Oxford Owl website. Along with the log in details on how to access the book from the website.

Tasks:

  1. Predict what you think your new book is going to be about before reading. Read the book with an adult, ask them to ask you questions about the story: characters, setting, plot etc.
  2. Complete this Beginning, Middle and End worksheet (attached below). Draw a picture of a key moment at the start, in the middle and at the end of the story. Write a sentence/few words describing what is happening.

Phonics:

This week we will be learning the last few sounds in Block 3 of the Literacy Rich Programme. Each of these sounds only has a few words to learn, so we will be looking at 2-3 at a time!

Today’s sounds are: ‘rk’ and ‘rf’

Tasks:

  1. Please watch the powerpoint attached below. In this powerpoint, there is a number of tasks to do whilst you watch. Reading words, writing words and as an extra challenge writing a sentence using words which have our new sounds in them.
  2. Use paint, flour, pasta, sand (etc) to write and create words which have the ‘rk’ or ‘rf’ sound in them. Be creative! Focus on the accuracy of spelling within the word.

Tricky Words:

Attached below are the tricky word powerpoints we use in school. Ask your child to say the words quickly. They should be able to read these words from sight memory as we cannot sound them out. We have looked at all of the Block 3 words now, however, these still need some revision.

As an extra challenge ask your child to write some tricky words from memory. Please continue to practice these – especially Block 3! However it is good to go over block 1 and 2 daily!

Numeracy/Maths:

This week we will be revising our fractions maths topic.

Starter:

Practice your mental addition skills with this speedy maths challenge.

  • Select the level which you would like to try.
  • Have a go at using your mental maths strategies (fingers/head counting/number bonds knowledge) to help you!

Today’s Focus: Fractions

This week we are going to be revising our learning of fractions. Do you remember what ‘half’ and ‘whole’ means?

Watch this video to revise our learning of fractions from last week.

Main Tasks:

  1. Watch the video above.
  2. Complete the attached fractions worksheet below.

P.E:

Watch this short video for our warm up for P.E today

Main Task:

Think of all the different ways you can move your body. Have a go at trying all the different ways you can think of then answer these questions verbally with an adult.

  • Which was the fastest?
  • Which was the slowest?
  • Which one could you do for the longest before getting tired?
  • Which one was the most fun?
  • Which one did you travel the furthest doing?
  • Which one did you travel the least doing?

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Reflective Friday 04.06.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I know this week has been a little bit different for us but it was lovely seeing those of you learning at home on the Teams meeting on Tuesday. I hope you are all well and that you are enjoying the sunshine!

Here is what we have been up to in school this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we have learned the new sounds – ‘rn’ ‘rd’ ‘rm’ and ‘rt’. We enjoyed thinking of words which have the sounds in them, looking for words in our reading books and drawing pictures of words which have the sounds in them. We also enjoyed writing words with these sounds in sentences, reading texts and highlighting the new sounds and playing games! We also continued to learn and look at the Block 3 tricky words. This week we focussed on ‘where’ ‘why’ and ‘what’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Please practice learning how to read, write and use the tricky words at home! (Block 1-Block 3)

For reading, we each got a new ORT book and we predicted what we thought was going to happen in the story before reading, we had word hunts and we read both individually and with a partner. We also practised our comprehension skills by completing a fill in the missing word activity sheet. We enjoyed the extra challenge of reading our book backwards this week! Reading books will be sent home on a Thursday and to be returned to school on a Monday! Please feel free to write any comments in your child’s reading diary! Some of us even read our first play scripts this week of a story we already knew. If you are learning at home please feel free to find a book on the Oxford Owl website at your child’s level. If you could make a note of this in their reading diary/a piece of paper to let me know what books your child has read on their return to school.

Things to try at home;

  • Practice reading your reading book which is sent home! Read the book forwards and backwards, ask your child questions about the story, the characters etc. You could extend the learning of the book and ask your child to write the next part of the story.
  • Revise our new sounds and tricky words! Can you read them and write them?
  • Write a story about your weekend! Can you add lots of detailed language?
  • Recognise and use our non-negotiables in everything you write!
  • Write a story about an animal, bug or plant you see on a walk you may have this weekend.

Numeracy

In numeracy this week we practised our counting skills and recognising numbers up to 100. We also looked at 100 squares and noticing patterns on them. We counted screened and unscreened collections together and also practised making equal groups. We also practiced thinking of other ways to make numbers on our fingers, sequencing numerals and identifying numbers up to 100.

We also started our new maths topic of fractions. We had lots of fun halving objects, making half a pizza , colouring in half of a shape etc. We also learned what a whole and a quarter looks like.

Things to try at home:

  • Practice counting to 100.
  • Can you notice numbers in your local environment? On buses, houses or outdoors? What number comes before or after the one you see? What is 10 more than that number?
  • Practice counting items or groups of items in your house. Can you make tally marks to show how many you have?
  • Practice halving things in your house – food, paper, splitting your toys into equal groups etc,

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We enjoyed practising our athletic skills and learning how to use our arms and looking where we are going to help us run faster.

Outdoor Learning: We had lots of fun playing with the outdoor loose parts and exploring building and making things together! We also enjoyed playing outside the classroom in the courtyard for learning through play!

Potato Needs a Bath Performance: The children loved the performance of ‘Potato Needs a Bath’. They had lots of fun creating their own party hats for their vegetable and engaged amazingly with both the recorded and live part of the performance.

Photos of the Week:

P1L’s Highlights of the Week:

Sofie – I liked playing outside with my friends.

Lucy – I liked doing my reading booklet.

Archie – I liked learning the new letters this week.

Logan – I liked playing with the big bricks.

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day.
  • Please return your reading folder (book and reading diary inside the folder please!) on Monday!

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Reflective Friday 28.05.21

Happy Friday P1L!

You have all worked really hard this week! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to:

Literacy

In literacy this week we have learned the new sounds – ‘ft’ and ‘lt’. We enjoyed thinking of words which have the sounds in them, looking for words in our reading books and drawing pictures of words which have the sounds in them. We also enjoyed writing words with these sounds in sentences, reading texts and highlighting the new sounds and playing games! We also continued to learn and look at the Block 3 tricky words. This week we focussed on ‘would’ ‘should’ and ‘could’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Please practice learning how to read, write and use the tricky words at home! (Block 1-Block 3)

For reading, we each got a new ORT book and we predicted what we thought was going to happen in the story before reading, we had word hunts and we read both individually and with a partner. We also practised our comprehension skills by completing a fill in the missing word activity sheet. We enjoyed the extra challenge of reading our book backwards this week! Reading books will be sent home on a Thursday and to be returned to school on a Monday! Please feel free to write any comments in your child’s reading diary! Some of us even read our first play scripts this week of a story we already knew.

In writing this week we wrote a story using the film trailer ‘Brave’ as a stimulus. We talked about characters and setting and used our plans to help us write out story. We also ensured we were using our non-negotiables and using descriptive language.

Things to try at home;

  • Practice reading your reading book which is sent home! Read the book forwards and backwards, ask your child questions about the story, the characters etc. You could extend the learning of the book and ask your child to write the next part of the story.
  • Revise our new sounds and tricky words! Can you read them and write them?
  • Write a story about your weekend! Can you add lots of detailed language?
  • Recognise and use our non-negotiables in everything you write!

Numeracy

In numeracy this week we practised our counting skills and recognising numbers up to 100. We also looked at 100 squares and noticing patterns on them. We counted screened and unscreened collections together and also practised making equal groups. We also practiced thinking of other ways to make numbers on our fingers, sequencing numerals and identifying numbers up to 100.

We also continued our Data Handling maths topic and revised everything we had learned the previous week.

Things to try at home:

  • Practice counting to 100.
  • Can you notice numbers in your local environment? On buses, houses or outdoors? What number comes before or after the one you see? What is 10 more than that number?
  • Practice counting items or groups of items in your house. Can you make tally marks to show how many you have?

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We enjoyed practising our athletic skills and learning how to use our arms and looking where we are going to help us run faster.

Topic: We also continued to think about different foods which come from plants and animals.

Outdoor Learning: We had lots of fun playing with the outdoor loose parts and exploring building and making things together!

Photos of the Week:

P1L’s Highlights of the Week:

Isla – I liked learning about how much makes 10.

Lucy – I liked learning my new sounds.

Calum – I liked doing my my speedy maths challenge.

Logan – I enjoyed seeing and playing with my friends.

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • On Thursday – we have the performance ‘Potato Needs a Bath’ which the children are required to bring in a root vegetable to school for the performance. I would be grateful if you could bring this in on Tuesday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day.
  • Please return your reading folder (book and reading diary inside the folder please!) on Monday!
  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Monday.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Reflective Friday 21.05.21

Happy Friday P1L!

You have all worked really hard this week! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to:

Literacy

In literacy this week we have learned three new sounds – ‘nd’ ‘nt’ and ‘mp’. We enjoyed thinking of words which have the sounds in them, looking for words in our reading books and drawing pictures of words which have the sounds in them. We also enjoyed writing words with these sounds in sentences, reading texts and highlighting the new sounds and playing games! We also continued to learn and look at the Block 3 tricky words. This week we focussed on ‘kind’ and ‘find’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Please practice learning how to read, write and use the tricky words at home! (Block 1-Block 3)

For reading, we each got a new ORT book and we predicted what we thought was going to happen in the story before reading, we had word hunts and we read both individually and with a partner. We also practised our comprehension skills by completing a fill in the missing word activity sheet. We enjoyed the extra challenge of reading our book backwards this week! Reading books will be sent home on a Thursday and to be returned to school on a Monday! Tuesday next week. Please feel free to write any comments in your child’s reading diary!

In writing this week we wrote a story using ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ as a stimulus. Our writing task was to continue the story as the butterfly and think about what they might like to eat. We planned our stories by thinking about who our butterfly was (what did they look like etc), where our story was going to take place and what did they eat. We then wrote our stories, reminding ourselves to use our non-negotiables and designed beautiful drawings of our butterflies!

Things to try at home;

  • Practice reading your reading book which is sent home! Read the book forwards and backwards, ask your child questions about the story, the characters etc. You could extend the learning of the book and ask your child to write the next part of the story.
  • Revise our new sounds and tricky words! Can you read them and write them?
  • Write a story about your weekend! Can you add lots of detailed language?
  • Recognise and use our non-negotiables in everything you write!

Numeracy

In numeracy this week we practised our counting skills and recognising numbers up to 100. We also looked at 100 squares and noticing patterns on them. We counted screened and unscreened collections together and also practised making equal groups. We also practiced thinking of other ways to make numbers on our fingers, sequencing numerals and identifying numbers up to 100.

We also had a look at the Early Level Benchmarks and revised our learning of numeracy we have done throughout the year.

We also started our Data Handling maths topic and learned how to make tally marks to record information. We also learned how to make pictograms and bar charts to show the information we had gathered when taking the tally marks.

Things to try at home:

  • Practice counting to 100.
  • Can you notice numbers in your local environment? On buses, houses or outdoors? What number comes before or after the one you see? What is 10 more than that number?
  • Practice counting items or groups of items in your house. Can you make tally marks to show how many you have?

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We enjoyed practising our athletic skills and learning how to use our arms and looking where we are going to help us run faster.

French: We have been learning how to count to 10 in french and basic greetings. We also have been learning the days of the week and how to say ‘Today it is..’ We also learned how to say what we are feeling in French.

Topic: This week we talked about where our food comes from and if it comes from a plant or an animal. We also spoke about our favourite foods and where we thought they came from.

Outdoor Learning: We had lots of fun playing with the outdoor loose parts and exploring building and making things together!

Photos of the Week:

P1L’s Highlights of the Week:

Jack – I enjoyed loose parts outdoors.

Joe – I liked the loose parts messy play.

Barney – I liked doing maths this week.

Next Week:

  • Enjoy the Monday holiday!
  • P.E will be on Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day.
  • Please return your reading folder (book and reading diary inside the folder please!) on Tuesday!

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray