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Reflective Friday 14.05.21

Happy Friday P1L!

This week we have had lots of fun focussing on our health and wellbeing for Health Week! We enjoyed our mini sports day and learning about the SHANARRI indicators! I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning in school. We have had a very busy week – you have all worked really hard! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we have learned four new sounds – ‘ng’ and ‘nk’. 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. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Here are some videos we use in school which you could watch again at home. Please practice learning how to read, write and use the tricky words. (Block 1-Block 3)

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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.

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.



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?

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We enjoyed our sports day, doing yoga and dance in the classroom and our morning maths exercise counting activity.

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 my name is and practised introducing ourselves to a partner. We are really enjoying learning French with Ms Leach!

Health and Wellbeing: We enjoyed learning about SHANARRI and drawing pictures of a time we have felt safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, responsible, respected and included. We also discussed what each of the words meant.

Photos of the Week:

P1L’s Highlights of the Week:

Jack – I enjoyed doing my maths worksheet.

Abigail – I liked doing the Sporticus work outs.

Barney – I liked doing maths this week.

Haniya – I liked playing with the loose parts.

Lucy – I liked learning about Health and Wellbeing and how to keep myself healthy.

Alex – I liked playing with my friends.

Next Week:

  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Monday.
  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day.
  • On Friday we will be going to do Outdoor Loose Parts in the Playground. Please wear appropriate clothing you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy!
  • 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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P1L – Learning Together At Home Day – Thursday 6th May 2021

P1L – Thursday 6th May 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

Here is your learning for today. A pack was sent home with everything you need for today’s learning.

Literacy: Writing

Task:

Using the writing sheet within the pack, write a story about your favourite food or favourite dish. Can you tell me why this is your favourite? Have you ever helped to make it yourself? For an extra challenge, describe how the food tastes. Can you extend your sentences by adding in more descriptive language? Take your time drawing a picture of your favourite food or of you eating it. Your choice!

Remember our non-negotiables and check your work when you think you are finished. Have you included capital letters, full stops and finger spaces?

Numeracy/Maths: Measurement

Task:

We are going to be continuing our learning of measurement, carrying on from the lesson we had yesterday in school. Now it is your turn to play with water and make different measurements using various containers you have in your house. Before filling each container with water can you guess which one might hold more? Which container will hold less?

Please fill out the worksheet which is in this pack.

Health and Wellbeing: Food Technology

Task:

Next week we are going to be starting our new topic of ‘My Body’ and how to keep it fit and healthy. We would like you to help an adult prepare a healthy snack or lunch for your family. You could help by cutting fruit, spreading butter, making a sandwich. Whatever you and your family would like to do. You could do some baking if you have time. You may also wish to make the food/dish you wrote about for writing.

Remember to wash your hands before preparing the food and to help with the washing up!

You could take photos and share these on the learning journals.

Other

Here are further suggestions of activities you could do at home today if you would like.

  • Read a story with an adult or individually.
  • Go on a walk and see if you can spot signs of spring.
  • Revise our time topic and make a timetable for yourself for the day.
  • Go on Youtube and find any of the Jack Hartman videos we watch together in class.
  • Revise your tricky words by reading and writing them.
  • Revise our phonics sounds we have been working on recently – you could choose a sound and write as many words which have that sound in it as you know. Can you use any in a sentence?

I hope you have a lovely day, please get in touch if you have any questions.

Miss McGillivray

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Reflective Friday 30.04.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning in school. We have had a very busy week – you have all worked really hard! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we have learned four new sounds – ‘sp” ‘st’ ‘sw’ and ‘tw’. 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 continued to learn and look at the Block 3 tricky words. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Here are some videos we use in school which you could watch again at home.Please practice learning how to read, write and use the tricky words. (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.

In writing, we wrote about a journey to a beach. We imagined what sand feels and looks like and planned what we were going to write about. We included more descriptive words into our writing, and made sure we included at least 3 points in our writing. We also practised using sentence structure correctly.

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?

Numeracy

In numeracy this week we practised our counting skills and recognising numbers up to 100. We counted screened and unscreened collections together and also practised making equal groups. We also revised our maths topic of time.

We revised days of the week, months in the year and the order they come in/what season each month is in. We also practised telling the time and writing the clock hands onto clocks. We looked and played with clocks and learned how to read o’clock times on a clock. We had lots of fun learning this! As an extra challenge we learned how to read half past times as well!

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 telling the time and looking at clocks. What hour comes next?
  • Revise the days of the week and months of the year. Ask a family member if there is any special months to your family? Family birthdays etc!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We played some fun fitness games and practised our balancing skills. We also enjoyed our fun activities with the P.E Coach.

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 my name is and practised introducing ourselves to a partner. We are really enjoying learning French with Ms Leach!

Next Week:

  • I hope you have a lovely Monday/Tuesday holiday! Enjoy the sun and playing outdoors!
  • On Thursday – we have our whole class live session at 9:00am-9:30am – I will send out a Teams link to this on Wednesday. Work for the LTAH day will be published on the blog on Wednesday evening.
  • We will be continuing to work on the SNSA assessments next week. Well done to everyone! You all worked really hard and concentrated really hard whilst doing them!
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day.

I hope you have a lovely long weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Reflective Friday 23.04.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning in school. We have had a very busy first week back together – you have all worked really hard! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we have learned four new sounds – ‘sm” ‘sn’ ‘sc’ and ‘sk’. 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 learned began to look at the Block 3 tricky words. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Here are some videos we use in school which you could watch again at home.

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!

In writing, we wrote about our Easter holidays. We thought about something we had enjoyed doing in the holidays and wrote a story about it. We practised adding more detail into our sentences by added interesting words to help our writing be more descriptive. We are still working on this!

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?

Numeracy

In numeracy this week we practised our counting skills and recognising numbers up to 100. We also started our maths topic of time.

We revised days of the week, months in the year and the order they come in/what season each month is in. We thought about something which happens in each month – such as our birthdays or a holiday and drew beautiful pictures to help us remember each month. We also learned how to tell the time. We looked and played with clocks and learned how to read o’clock times on a clock. We had lots of fun learning this! As an extra challenge we learned how to read half past times as well!

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 telling the time and looking at clocks. What hour comes next?
  • Revise the days of the week and months of the year. Ask a family member if there is any special months to your family? Family birthdays etc!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We played some fun fitness games and practised our balancing skills.

Drama: We learned how to show and express our emotions through our faces and our body language.’

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 my name is and practised introducing ourselves to a partner. We are really enjoying learning French with Ms Leach!

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Next week we will be doing the SNSA assessments which we have gone over together as a class and supported the children in making them seem like a fun game they will be playing with our PSAs.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day.
  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Monday next week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Happy Easter P1L!

Happy Easter P1L!

Well done everyone with another term of Primary 1! You are growing and becoming such wonderful learners and I am so proud of you! This term has been usual but we have had lots of fun together both in the classroom and online!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we learned two new sounds – ‘fl’ ‘gl’ and ‘pl’. 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 have been practicing to read and write our Block 2 tricky words. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. I have sent home a sheet with words which your child needs to practice writing by memory – any practice of these would be beneficial. Here are some videos we use in school which you could watch again at home.

Things to try at home:

  • Practice reading and writing both Block 1 and Block 2 tricky words to memory. You could make flash cards, write them using chalk, make them out of pasta, draw them in sand, flour, paint etc..
  • Read for fun! Read anything – books, magazines, newspapers. Sound out words you don’t know and have a guess using your knowledge of sounds before asking for help.
  • Write a diary of your Easter holidays. Draw a picture of something fun you do each day and write a sentence describing what you did. Can you use any descriptive language? Can you join two short sentences together with ‘and’ or give more detail with ‘because’.

Numeracy

In Numeracy we had a revision week of areas in SEAL we need more practice on. These included writing arrays, counting jumps between numbers, number bonds to 10 and 20, addition and describing and making equal groups.

We continued our maths topic of Positional Language and Movement. We continued to practice giving other people directions and playing games in P.E.

We also enjoyed doing Easter themed maths activities.

Things to try at home:

  • Practice counting forwards and backwards to 30. (Up to 100 for an extra challenge.)
  • Saying numbers before and after in the range to 30. (Up to 100 for an extra challenge.) Try saying the next two or three numbers forwards and backwards!
  • Making and diving items into equal groups. You could use pens, sticks, stones, toys. Whatever you can find!
  • Look for numbers in your local community when you are outside! What is 2 more, 5 more or even 10 more!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We used our maths focus of positional language to help us in P.E this week.

Art: We talked about spring and made spring pictures of trees with blossom on them!

Music: We enjoyed having our online music lessons where we talked about different musical instruments we could play, clapping along to the beat of songs and listening to the music as it got louder and quieter, faster and slower. Thank you to the music specialist for the wonderful online opportunity!

Handwriting: We took handwriting outside this week and used chalks to practice our cursive letter formation.

RME: We learned about the Easter story this week and had a discussion about what the story means for Christians.

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 my name is and practised introducing ourselves to a partner. We are really enjoying learning French with Ms Leach!

Here are some photos of our learning this week:

Happy Holidays!

  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on the first Tuesday back after the holidays.
  • P.E will be on Thursday that week.

I hope you have a lovely holiday! Stay safe, have fun and I look forward to seeing you after the break!

Miss McGillivray

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Reflective Friday 26.03.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning in school. We have had a very busy week together – you have all worked really hard! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we learned two new sounds – ‘bl’ and ‘cl’. 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 learned two new tricky words – ‘were’ and ‘here’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Here are some videos we use in school which you could watch again at home.

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!

In writing, we wrote about our dream future job. We talked about the kinds of things each of our dream jobs do and why we would like that job when we are older. We added further detail to our pictures by writing sentences which described what was happening. We tried to use the word ‘because’ in our writing to give reasons why we liked that job.

We have also enjoyed reading our new class novel, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ We have been predicting what we think is going to happen next, designing our own chocolate bars for Willy Wonka and discussing what has happened so far in the story. The children have loved the book so far! We are excited to find out what happens – now that they have entered the Factory!

Numeracy

In numeracy we continued working with the SEAL progressive maths program. We learned how to count in decades, doubles plus one more and knowing numbers before and after between 1-30. Some of us have began to look at Arrays, which is one of the starting points to recognising/learning times tables. We also have been learning our number bonds to 10 and as an extra challenge number bonds to 20.

We are also learning how to recognise number patterns without counting using a variety of subatise videos which can be found on youtube. Our new favourite is a pirate themed video!

We also started our new maths topic of Positional Language and Movement. We learned the difference between left and right, and practised using words and playing games with in front, beside, behind etc. We loved using the Bee Bots to help us understand the positional language. We had to programme the bees to get to our partner or underneath constructed builds of blocks or to move around cones. We also went outside with a partner and one person had a blindfold on, the other had to direct them around the playground without bumping into anything. We had lots of fun!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We used our maths focus of positional language to help us in P.E this week.

Art: We have been learning about different artists and gaining inspiration from their work and making it our own.

Handwriting: We have been learning how to write in cursive by focusing on different letters each week and writing them in our jotters in creative and colourful ways. This week we learned how to write ‘v’ ‘n’ and ‘y’

Topic: We finished our Space topic this week. This week we learned about the sun. We watched videos and learned different facts about the sun before painting our own sun pictures. We used tissue paper and glitter to make our pictures look like they were as hot as the sun! Below are some space videos we have enjoyed watching together!

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 my name is and practised introducing ourselves to a partner. We are really enjoying learning French with Ms Leach!

Here are some photos of our learning this week:

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day.
  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Monday next week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Reflective Friday 19.03.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning in school. We have had a very busy week together – you have all worked really hard! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we learned two new sounds – ‘pr’ and ‘tr’. 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 learned two new tricky words – ‘her’ and ‘you’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Here are some videos we use in school which you could watch again at home.

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!

In writing, we wrote a creative piece about travelling to our planets we created. We talked about what our planet looked like, what we were doing on the planet and if we could see anything odd or exciting which was different to Earth. We took a photo in our heads to capture our thoughts which helped us bring our stories to life through drawings. We added further detail to our pictures by writing sentences which described what was happening.

We have also enjoyed reading our new class novel, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ We have been predicting what we think is going to happen next, designing our own chocolate bars for Willy Wonka and discussing what has happened so far in the story. The children have loved the book so far! We are excited to find out what happens – now that they have entered the Factory!

Numeracy

In numeracy we continued working with the SEAL progressive maths program. We learned how to count in decades, doubles plus one more and knowing numbers before and after between 1-30. Some of us have began to look at Arrays, which is one of the starting points to recognising/learning times tables. We also have been learning our number bonds to 10 and as an extra challenge number bonds to 20.

We are also learning how to recognise number patterns without counting using a variety of subatise videos which can be found on youtube. Our new favourite is a pirate themed video!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We have been improving our fitness skills to help with the Race for Life challenge. Good Luck to anyone who is taking part tomorrow! I will be thinking of you all working hard and raising money for charity!

Art: We have been learning about different artists and gaining inspiration from their work and making it our own.

Handwriting: We have been learning how to write in cursive by focusing on different letters each week and writing them in our jotters in creative and colourful ways. This week we learned how to write ‘h’ ‘k’ and ‘s’

Topic: We continued our Space topic this week. This week we learned about the moon. We even painted our own moons and used tinfoil to show reflected light. We discussed why sometimes we can only see half a moon or a quarter moon. Below is the video we watched if you would like to continue your learning of space at home.

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..’

Red Nose Day: We enjoyed creating our own red noses and going on a scavenger hunt around the play ground.

P1L’s Highlights of the Week:

Maximos – I enjoyed learning about space.

Abigail – I enjoyed painting my moon picture.

Archie – I liked learning about space with Miss McGillivray.

Georgie – I liked learning about the moon.

Max – I liked learning about the moon.

Lucy – I enjoyed the Red Nose Day activities.

Murray – I liked watching the Jack Hartmann videos. My favourite one is the planet video.

Islay – I liked counting numbers in maths.

Jack – I liked learning French this week.

Barney – I liked drawing with my friends.

Here are some photos of our learning this week:

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day. Lots of children have been saying their hands get very cold at break/lunch time. If you have gloves please bring them in!
  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Monday next week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Reflective Friday 12.03.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning in school. We have had a very busy week together – you have all worked really hard! Well done!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we learned two new sounds – ‘fr’ and ‘gr’. 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 learned two new tricky words – ‘said’ and ‘you’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week. Here are some videos we use in school which you could watch again at home.

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!

In writing, we wrote a creative piece about our favourite animal. We had to imagine what our favourite animal looked like, where our story took place (for example, the moon, a castle, the classroom), and what happened in the story. We took a photo in our heads to capture our thoughts which helped us bring our stories to life through drawings. We added further detail to our pictures by writing sentences which described what was happening.

We have also enjoyed reading our new class novel, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ We have been predicting what we think is going to happen next, designing our own chocolate bars for Willy Wonka and discussing what has happened so far in the story. The children have loved the book so far!

Numeracy

In numeracy we continued working with the SEAL progressive maths program. We learned how to count in decades, doubles plus one more and knowing numbers before and after between 1-30.

We are also learning how to recognise number patterns without counting using a variety of subatise videos which can be found on youtube. Our new favourite is a pirate themed video!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We have been improving our fitness skills to help with the Race for Life challenge.

Art: We have been learning about different artists and gaining inspiration from their work and making it our own.

Handwriting: We have been learning how to write in cursive by focusing on different letters each week and writing them in our jotters in creative and colourful ways. This week we learned how to write ‘j’ ‘f’ and ‘g’

Topic: We continued our Space topic this week. We learned about the different planets in our solar system, how the earth moves around the sun and we even created our own planets. I sent home a moon diary sheet with every child, please complete if you have time. Below is the video we watched if you would like to continue your learning of space at home.

French: We have been learning how to count to 10 in french and basic greetings.

Here are some photos of our learning from the past few weeks!

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day. Lots of children have been saying their hands get very cold at break/lunch time. If you have gloves please bring them in!
  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Monday next week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Reflective Friday 05.03.21

Happy Friday P1L!

I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning together in school.You have all settled back into routines wonderfully and I am so proud of you all! It is so lovely to be together again.

This week we have had a very fun and engaging week of learning together. We also had lots of fun together on World Book Day!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Literacy

In literacy this week we learned two new sounds – ‘cr’ and ‘dr’. We enjoyed thinking of words which have the sounds in them, looking for words in our reading books and drawing pictures of crocodiles, crabs, drums and drips. We also learned two new tricky words – ‘some’ and ‘come’. Please continue to practice your tricky words at home and our new sounds each week.

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 practiced our comprehension skills by completing a fill in the missing word activity sheet.

In writing, we wrote a creative piece about an adventure.We had to imagine where our story took place (for example, the moon, a castle, the classroom), who was there (is it me? is it someone else? is it a dragon/animal?) and what happened in the story. We took a photo in our heads to capture our thoughts which helped us bring our stories to life through drawings. We added further detail to our pictures by writing sentences which described what was happening.

Numeracy

In numeracy we continued working with the SEAL progressive maths program. We learned how to count in decades, doubles plus one more and knowing numbers before and after between 1-30.

We are also learning how to recognise number patterns without counting using a variety of subatise videos which can be found on youtube. Our new favourite is a pirate themed video!

Other Curricular Areas

P.E: We have been improving our fitness skills to help with the Race for Life challenge.

Art: We have been learning about different artists and gaining inspiration from their work and making it our own.

Handwriting: We have been learning how to write in cursive by focusing on different letters each week and writing them in our jotters in creative and colourful ways.

Topic: We started our new topic about Space. The class are so excited to transform the classroom into a rocket.

World Book Day: We had lots of fun learning about each other’s favourite stories, designing front covers to books and creating finger puppets to create our own stories. We also read lots of books together and started our new class novel: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Next Week:

  • P.E will be on Monday and Thursday.
  • Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will have one outdoor lesson per day. Lots of children have been saying their hands get very cold at break/lunch time. If you have gloves please bring them in!
  • Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Friday

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss McGillivray

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Learning Together at Home 18.02.21

Thursday 18th February 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you are having a good week so far. Ms Leach and I are looking forward to meeting with you tomorrow.

Have a lovely day,

Miss McGillivray x

Today’s Learning

Literacy  

Today’s Focus

Br sound 

A story with the br sound 

Tricky words  

Block 1 and block 2 

Against the clock! 

Speed and fluency are very important when it comes to reading ‘tricky’ words, and this game is great for developing these qualities. This is good in partners. One person has a timer, the other person has a pile of tricky words. You have a minute to read as many as you can, then your partner has a go. As we are learning at home you could write every day your score and see how you improve throughout the week 

Writing 

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):  

  •  We are learning to write in sentences. 

Success Criteria (How can I show that I have learned and understood):  

  • I can put capital letters in the right place.  
  • I can use finger spaces.  
  • I can use full stops.  
  • I can sound out the words to try to write them.  
  • I can write a sentence that makes sense. 

Today you are going to write about a friend. 

First talk to an adult about your friend: Think about what you would like us to know about your friend (we will be your audience). Think about the things that make your friend special for you. 

Draw a detailed picture (you don’t have to colour it in, black pen drawing if you have one), think about the hair (curly, straight, spiky, etc), the eyes, hears, nose, hands, fingers, clothes, what your friend likes doing, etc.   We would love to see a picture of your friend (you could take a photo of your work and upload it on the e-learning journal once you have finished). Can you write your friend’s name? 

Now you can try to write a few sentences:  

  • The adult who is helping you can write the sentences starters (written below in cursive) so you can copy them. However, if you want a bit of a challenge try to sound out the words and write them without help (Adult, please don’t focus on correcting the spelling to start with if it is phonetically correct).  
  • Sentence starters: Then start by:  My friend is …  Tell me everything you can about it: She/ He is… She/he has …. Then tell me what you like about it: I like because….  
  • Your child should be able to write independently the worked tricky words (such as I, she, he, etc) 
  • You could give your child a bank of words to use (please try not to add CVC words or our tricky words).  

Non-negotiables (adult you could write a simple sentence and model it for your child):  

  • Capital letter at the beginning of a sentence. 
  • Full stop at the end of a sentence. 
  • Finger spaces between words. 

We would love to see your amazing writing. 

Please write the title and date for your child and then chose from one of the following: 

  • Easiest: Adult to scribe for you and you copy the sentence underneath. 
  • Medium: Attempt to write independently with adult supporting with trickier words.  
  • Trickiest: Write independently. Try to write at least 4 sentences.  

Reading 

Read your reading book to an adult independently. It could be online to a relative! 

Book Review:  

Tell an adult: What did you like about this week’s reading book? What didn’t you like about your book and why?  

Numeracy

Today we are going to continue to explore numbers and patterns within the 100 square. We will be thinking about one less, one more, ten less and ten more. Start by watching this video. You will be asked to pause the video at certain points to give you some thinking time. If you want to continue practising, you can choose to visit the paint the squares interactive game. Remember to flip the number square so that 1 is at the bottom and 100 is at the top – it really helps us to visualise that the numbers go higher as they go up the page.

There are also two optional worksheets below should you wish to use them.

In this first worksheet bundle, please only print/ complete page one or two ( I am not able to split the pdf before uploading – sorry) ten-more-ten-less-worksheetDownload

Please note that this next worksheet is based on a top down 100 square, so please only try this if you feel your child can manage. You could choose to have a top down 100 square nearby for reference – e.g. have the paint the squares website open on a screen. counting-on-and-back-in-tensDownload

STEM 

Through water play we develop:- 

  • curiosity 
  • experimental skills 
  • problem solving skills 
  • sensory skills 
  • language development 

……and much more 

Ask an adult to help you gather a collection of household items that can be used in the water and that will allow water to pour through them. 

Here are some examples of the type of things you might find, but you choose! 

Use the bath, sink, or a bucket outdoors and play explore and experiment with the items in the water. 

Have a lovely day!