Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

P1W Reflective Friday – 04/03/2022

Hello and Welcome back! We have been enjoying the sunshine this week and have had lots of time enjoying it outside.

Please discuss with your child what they have been learning and what skills they are developing as they play. The STEM area continues to be popular. Thank – you so much for all the donations!

Literacy

This week we have introduced the fr and dr sounds along with the tricky words you and one. We enjoyed chopping fruit, making frames with our friends and creating dresses and dragons.

Assessments

Next week the pupils will be assessed on their ability to recognise and spell the block 1 tricky words and those from block two which we have introduced so far. Please support them at home with this learning.The tricky words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

Writing –

Our writing prompt this week was “ World Book Week.” We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by firstly using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, then retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us and writing some familiar words. It has been great to see the children’s confidence grow.

Handwriting –

In handwriting this week we focused on correctly forming the a letter shape.

Reading –

Mon – Thursday in school we will introduce a new title and any new vocabulary in the book. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we will be developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

On Thursday the children will bring their book home to showcase their learning. Please enjoy sharing the book with your child and encourage their successes. It may appear that the book is ‘too easy’, but please be mindful of the fact that they are sharing a familiar text. If you wish to give them a challenge, try reading the book from back to front starting with the final word of the final sentence. This makes no sense at all, but the children enjoy this activity and it allows them to read the words without the context of meaning or memory.

Please return the title to school on Monday.

We would ask that you avoid the temptation to buy Oxford Reading tree texts for home use as this can have an impact on the children’s learning activities in class – e.g., it is tricky to predict the outcome of the story if they have already read it at home. Thank you for your support in this.

Other ways to support reading development at home

· reading books of their own choice

· Vocabulary.

· Print Awareness. … print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc

· Narrative Skills. … retelling familiar stories in their own words

· Letter Knowledge. … recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts

· Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc

· Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words – check the blog for our home learning sheet which will be posted most weeks.

Numeracy and Maths –

In Maths this week we continued exploring our Position and Directions topic. We focused on the language of position and direction including in front, behind, forwards, backwards, left, right and above and below.

We continued with our SEAL programme.

Our core numeracy skills this week included:

  • Numeral identification to 10
  • Counting items in two collections
  • Creating spatio – motor finger patterns.
  • Consolidating our number bonds to 10.
  • Counting and creating auditory patterns.

Our challenge numeracy skills include:

  • Saying short backwards numeral sequences to 30
  • Numeral identification to 30.
  • Describing equal groups.
  • Creating and determining the number in an equal share.
  • Consolidating number bonds to 10 and 20.
  • Counting items in two screened collections.
  • Determining a missing addend.

Other curricular areas:

  • We enjoyed working on our co-ordination and balance skills in Indoor PE. We focused on rolling in different ways and in different shapes.
  • In Outdoor PE we played team games.
  • We continued to explore the topic of Disabilities. We explored disabilities linked to the Senses, such as blindness and deafness. We learned some sign language and created some artwork using a variety of different sensory materials.
  • As part of our RSHP programme this week we continued to look at the importance of privacy and private parts. We learned the pants rule and children designed their own pants.
  • We started a focus on Growth mindset this week. We discussed how when we find something tricky or difficult, it means our brain is growing and that mistakes help us to learn. We also came up with lots of ideas with things we could do when we find things difficult. The children came up with lots of good suggestions such as asking a friend or family member for help, keeping on practising lots and saying positive phrases such as “I can do it!” We have looked at a number of stories to make this more relatable including Giraffes Can’t Dance.
  • We made pancakes, following Miss Campbell’s instructions and then enjoyed eating them on Pancake Tuesday.
  • We have really enjoyed World Book Week. We have had a special focus on fairytales this week, reading a new story each day. We then voted for our favourite and completed a book review, helping to develop our critical thinking skills. We also created our own book surveys. It was great to see all the fantastic costumes and look at all the stories the children brought in. We also had a visit from the local librarian who read us a story.
  • In Outdoor learning we did a sound walk, using recorders to record the different sounds in our playground.

Important information:

  • Mrs Haynes teaches p.1 on a Tuesday.
  • Thank – you to everyone who provided a spare change of clothes – our playground is full of puddles and very wet at the moment so spare socks are especially useful at the moment!
  • Lost Property – we have one age 7, unnamed purple cardigan that has been unclaimed. Please get in touch if you you think this may belong to your child.
  • Please remember to return your child’s reading book on Monday. Your child needs to bring the purple folder in order to take the reading book home.
  • Please, if you can, continue to provide junk for our STEM area. Thank – you to everyone who has provided some so far.
  • Parent Consultations: Our Parent Consultations will be taking place week beginning. 28th March. Further information about this will be coming out by soon.

Ideas for supporting learning at home.

  • Play the game Simon Says using direction words such as backwards, forwards, behind , in front and left and right.
  • Look around the environment to see if you can see the numerals (buses/ cars). Etc
  • Use the blue sound cards to practice sounds and build CVC words.
  • Practice writing your tricky words. You could use a variety of materials to do this such as paint, foam and plasticine.
  • Show of your new balancing skills but finding things in your garden or local park to balance on.
  • Ask your child for a Growth mindset top tip!
  • Please help your child to put their coat, shoes independently. You could start to practise how to do zips and buttons as a challenge.

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send any questions or concerns via the office admin or if you are happy catch me at the door at the beginning or end of the day.

Thanks for your continued help and support.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Wyatt

Miss Wyatt P1W

Reflective Friday – 25/02/2022.

Hello and Welcome back! It had been lovely to hear about all the interesting things the children have been up to in the holidays. They have all settled back into the classroom routines well.

Please discuss with your child what they have been learning and what skills they are developing as they play. We have had some great conversations around this in class this week. Our new writing are and the junk modelling area have both been popular this week.

Literacy.

Sounds

This week we have introduced the br and cr sounds along with the tricky words said and come. We crunched crisps, made crowns and made patterns with broccoli and brown paint.

Writing –

Our writing prompt this week was “My holidays.” We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by firstly using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, then retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us and trying to write some familiar words on our own. We use sentence stems to help us. This week these were: we went, we saw and we liked.

Handwriting –

In handwriting this week we focused on correctly forming the e letter shape.

Reading –

Mon – Thursday in school we will introduce a new title and any new vocabulary in the book. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we will be developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

On Thursday the children will bring their book home to showcase their learning. Please enjoy sharing the book with your child and encourage their successes. It may appear that the book is ‘too easy’, but please be mindful of the fact that they are sharing a familiar text. If you wish to give them a challenge, try reading the book from back to front starting with the final word of the final sentence. This makes no sense at all, but the children enjoy this activity and it allows them to read the words without the context of meaning or memory.

Please return the title to school on Monday

We would ask that you avoid the temptation to buy Oxford Reading tree texts for home use as this can have an impact on the children’s learning activities in class – e.g., it is tricky to predict the outcome of the story if they have already read it at home. Thank you for your support in this.

Other ways to support reading development at home

· reading books of their own choice

· Vocabulary.

· Print Awareness. … print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc

· Narrative Skills. … retelling familiar stories in their own words

· Letter Knowledge. … recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts

· Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc

· Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words – check the blog for our home learning sheet which will be posted most weeks.

Numeracy and Maths –

In Maths this week we started exploring our Position and Directions topic. We focused on the language of position and direction including in front, behind, forwards, backwards, left, right and above and below. We then focused on these skills in a number of games and practical activities to help us gain an understanding of these skills.

We continued with our SEAL programme.

Other curricular areas:

  • We enjoyed doing some dancing during Indoor PE.
  • As part of our “Building Resilience Topic” we enjoyed discussing how to stay active and healthy and enjoyed looking at the photos lots of us brought in of us being active during the school holidays. Lots of fun activities like trampolining, horse riding and going to the park.
  • We enjoyed an Outdoor Loose Parts session. The sun even came out for it which was great!
  • We began to explore the topic of disabilities. We were very impressed with the sensitivity and understanding that children showed.
  • As part of our RSHP programme this week we looked naming body parts and the importance of privacy and our private parts.
  • We also looked at how we can keep ourselves clean and healthy through washing, hand- washing and teeth cleaning.
  • In Outdoor learning we followed instructions to build paper aeroplanes, decorated them and experimented to see how far they could fly!
  • We enjoyed dressing up for Twos – day!

Important information:

  • Mrs Haynes teaches p.1 on a Tuesday.
  • Thank – you to everyone who provided a spare change of clothes – our playground is full of puddles and very wet at the moment so spare socks are especially useful at the moment! Just a little reminder to bring some in if you have not yet done so.
  • Next Thursday, the 3rd of March is World Book Day. Children are invited to come to school dressed as a favourite book character! We will be doing lots of activities over the week to celebrate this. Children are welcome to bring a favourite book at any point this week to share with the class!
  • The junk modelling area has been really popular with lots of fantastic learning doing on. Please continue to send in clean cardboard recycling to help keep supplies topped up.
  • Please remember to return your child’s reading book on Monday. Your child needs to bring the purple folder in order to take the reading book home.

Ideas for supporting learning at home.

  • Play the game Simon Says using direction words such as backwards, forwards, behind , in front and left and right.
  • Look around the environment to see if you can see the numerals (buses/ cars). Etc
  • Use the blue sound cards to practice sounds and build CVC words.
  • Look for all the tricky words we have learned so far in environmental print.
  • Show of your new dancing skills with some music!

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send any questions or concerns via the office admin or if you are happy catch me at the door at the beginning or end of the day.

Thanks for your continued help and support.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Wyatt

Miss Wyatt P1W, Uncategorized

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a relaxing break. We are looking forward to seeing all the children and hearing all their holiday news!

Just a few wee reminders for the upcoming week.

Please pack some indoor shoes and a full change of clothes (this doesn’t have to be school uniform).

Weather permitting, we will have a loose parts session on Monday 21st February. Could you please ensure that your child comes with warm waterproof clothing and footwear.

We are planning on setting up a STEM station so would be grateful if you could donate clean carboard recycling on a regular basis over the next few weeks

Many Thanks 😊

Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

Reflective Friday – 11/02/2022.

Hello and Happy Friday! I hope that everyone has a lovely holiday and enjoys relaxing whether at home or away.

Literacy

Spelling –

This week we have introduced the ee and oo sounds along with the tricky words all and some.

Writing –

Our writing prompt this week was “If I could fly.” We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by firstly using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, then retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us and trying to write some familiar words on our own.

Handwriting –

In handwriting this week we focused on correctly forming the d letter shape.

Reading –

We are continuing to enjoy reading in school and it is lovely to see the children getting more confident. As well as developing skills in decoding to read, the children are also developing their reading comprehension skills, including the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

Supporting reading development at home 

Reading books will come home after the February break ( more information nearer the time) but in the meantime there are many ways you can support your child at home to further develop early literacy skills which will have a direct impact on the work we are doing in school-

  • Reading to/with your child ( avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words.

Numeracy and Maths –

In maths this week we have continued to learn about money. We have continued to focus on recognising coins and understanding their value. Please support your child at home to recognise coins by shape, colour and size as not all coins have a number on them. We have been using our knowledge of coins and number to make amounts of money using a range of coins.

Other curricular areas

  • We enjoyed practising our balancing and co- ordination skills in PE this week. We also did our Daily Mile.
  • We have also been working on identifying our emotions and how to respond when feeling happy, sad, anxious etc.
  • As part of our RHSP programme we have been learning about Pregnancy and how to look after a baby. Mrs Scott did a virtual visit and explained how to look after a baby and answered our questions. Thank you, very much – the children found it super interesting!
  • We have been exploring colour mixing inside and outside .
  • We discussed how to stay safe online as part of internet safety day which took place this week. We enjoyed listening to the story of Digi – Duck.

Ideas for supporting learning at home.

  • This is a great game for practising money recognition. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game
  • Look around the environment to see if you can find numerals ( buses, cars etc)
  • Use the blue sound cards to practice sounds and to build CVC words.
  • Look for all of the tricky words we have learned so far in environmental print
  • Practise writing your name using correct standard letter formation for each letter in your name. You can watch this short video as a reminder of the correct route for each letter.
  • Find objects indoors and outdoors with oo and ee sounds.
  • Practice balance using a scooter or a bike.

Important information-

Building resilience programme 

Next term’s focus is ‘Get Active’  

We are sure that the children will be active in the holidays and we would like them to bring in a photograph of them doing something active. It can be anything from playing in the garden, riding their bike, heading to the swimming pool or something more adventurous.  

Please bring photos on the first day back to school if possible. Unfortunately, we cannot offer for you to email photos to us to be printed in school as the school printer is awaiting replacement later in February. However, should you be unable to print at home, them please feel free to email a photo to us and we can share it with the class but will be unable to include it in our display.

Change of Clothes

Today the children will bring home their indoor shoes and change of clothes to allow for checking the fit/topping up supplies as required.]

Loose Parts Play

On Monday 21st February the first day back after the holidays p1W will be having an Outdoor Loose Parts session. Please ensure your child comes dressed warmly.

Twos Day

On the second day of the second half of the second term the date is 22.2.22.

We would like to have a bit of fun with this so are inviting the children, if they wish, to dress up in twos. How?? Here are some suggestions –

  • dress the same as a friend
  • wear two bunches in your hair
  • wear two odd socks
  • wear a tutu

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. 

Hope you all have a lovely holiday! 

Miss Wyatt 😊  

Miss Wyatt P1W, Uncategorized

Reflective Friday – 04/02/2022

Hello and Happy Friday!

Independent Learning –

Literacy

Spelling –

This week we have introduced the consonant digraphs wh and th along with the tricky words be and are.

Writing –

Our writing prompt this week was “My dragon …” We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by firstly using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, then retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us and trying to write some familiar words on our own.

Reading –

We are continuing to enjoy reading in school and it is lovely to see the children getting more confident. As well as developing skills in decoding to read, the children are also developing their reading comprehension skills, including the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

Supporting reading development at home 

Reading books will come home after the February break ( more information nearer the time) but in the meantime there are many ways you can support your child at home to further develop early literacy skills which will have a direct impact on the work we are doing in school-

  • Reading to/with your child ( avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –

Numeracy and Maths –

In maths this week we have continued to learn about money. We have continued to focus on recognising coins and understanding their value. Please support your child at home to recognise coins by shape, colour and size as not all coins have a number on them. We have been using our knowledge of coins and number to make amounts of money using a range of coins.

We have also had a special focus this week on correctly forming the numerals.

We have continued with our SEAL programme.

Our Core skills this week included:

Our core numeracy skills this week included,

  • Establishing a collection of a given amount
  • partitioning number patterns
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays

Our challenge activities in numeracy were

  • describing equal groups
  • numeral identification to 30
  • numeral identification to 100
  • Sequencing off decade patterns of 10 decades
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 30
  • counting short forward or backward sequences of numbers to 30 or 100
  • counting two collections with the both screened ( counting on strategy)
  • Counting items in two collections with one set of items screened.

Other curricular areas

  • We enjoyed some Chinese dancing during Indoor PE.
  • We continued with our Fitness Focus during outdoor PE and did our Daily Mile.
  • We continued to explore Forces exploring how different surfaces impact on the speed of cars.
  • We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. We explored the origins of this through some stories and then heard about how some members of our class celebrate. We have also done lots of art based activities based around the children’s interests. We made lanterns, paper dragons and good luck envelopes.
  • During Outdoor learning we created Chinese kites and took them outside to explore how the wind affected them, linking into our forces topic.

Ideas for supporting learning at home.

  • This is a great game for practising money recognition.
  • Look around the environment to see if you can find numerals ( buses, cars etc)
  • Use the blue sound cards to practice sounds and to build CVC words.
  • Look for all of the tricky words we have learned so far in environmental print
  • Practise writing your name using correct standard letter formation for each letter in your name. You can watch this short video as a reminder of the correct route for each letter.

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

Miss Wyatt 😊  

Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

Reflective Friday- 27/01/2022

Hello and happy Friday! We have had another busy and fun week with lots of learning going on!

Literacy.

We have moved on to our next Block of sounds in literacy, focusing on digraphs. This week our two new sounds were: sh and ch. We have been working on creating simple words using these sounds. We continue to revise the sounds covered so far. Our tricky words this week are go and she.

We continue to enjoy reading our Oxford Reading Tree books in class.

Our handwriting focus this week was on the formation of the letter a.

We are continuing with our focus on descriptive writing. This week we focused on writing about our dads.

Numeracy

We continued with our focus on money this week. We practiced our coin recognition skills and explored how to add different combinations of coins to make 5p, 10p and as a challenge, 20p.

In SEAL this week we looked at:

Core –  

  • saying the next number word after
  • numeral recognition up t0 10.
  • Establishing a collection of a given amount.
  • Copying and counting monotonic sequences and sounds.
  • Accurately counting domino and random array patterns
  • Finger patterns to 5.

    Challenge –
  • Describing equal groups
  • Partitioning numbers to 10
  • Counting items in two collections with one collection screened.
  • Counting items in a row with some items screened.
  • Sequencing decade numerals to 100.
  • Numeral recognition to 20.
  • Short forwards and backwards number sequences to 30
  • Saying alternate number words forwards and backwards up to 30.

Health and well-being

In outdoor PE we have continued with our fitness focus.

In indoor PE we really enjoyed some Scottish dancing.

We have continued to do our Daily Mile.

Other curricular areas:

This week we enjoyed celebrating Scottish week. As part of this we participated in a Scottish Burns supper, enjoying oatcakes and cheese. We also learned about some Scottish castles and Scottish animals.

We have enjoyed learning and singing some Scottish songs .

In outdoor learning this week we had a mini – Highland games. We loved seeing who could throw the welly the furtherest!

In science this week we investigated forces – exploring the idea of push and pull.

We have enjoyed having access to iPads this week using them to support our learning in literacy and numeracy.

General information.


Reading

We are excited to see to children growing in confidence as readers and enjoying sharing books together. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we are developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising. 

Supporting reading development at home 

Reading books will come home after the February break ( more information nearer the time) but in the meantime there are many ways you can support your child at home to further develop early literacy skills which will have a direct impact on the work we are doing in school-

  • Reading to/with your child ( avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –

Hope that everyone had a really great weekend! 😊

Miss Wyatt P1W, Uncategorized

Reflective Friday – 21/01/22

Hello and happy Friday! We have had another busy week with lots of interesting learning going on.

Independent learning.

Literacy

This week we have been revising the letter formation of the following letters, and then using the sounds to build three letter words. We also further practise these during our regular dictation time on a Friday morning.

It would be great if you could practice the correct letter formation for these letters at home to further support your child.

We have continued to enjoy developing our reading skills in class using our Oxford Reading Tree scheme.

Our handwriting focus this week was on the letter p.

Our writing prompt this week was a descriptive piece based around the prompt: “ My mum.” We are following the Foundations for writing programme. This involves developing our story telling skills by firstly using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, then retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us and trying to write some familiar words on our own.

Maths and numeracy

We have continued with our focus on money.

We have continued to work on recognising coins and understanding their value. This week we began to explore the different coins we can use to make 10p.

We have continued with our SEAL numeracy programme.

Our core numeracy skills this week included,

  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays, dominoes patterns and pairs.

Our challenge activities in numeracy were

  • describing equal groups
  • numeral identification to 30
  • numeral identification to 100
  • ordering patterns of 10 decades
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 30
  • counting short forward or backward sequences of numbers to 30 or 100
  • counting two collections with the first screened ( counting on strategy).

Health and Wellbeing – 

  • With Burns night fast approaching we have been focusing on Scottish dancing in PE.
  • In Outdoor PE our focus is on developing fitness.
  • We have been continuing to do our Daily Mile.

Other curricular areas

We started our new Scotland topic this week . We discussed what we already know about Scotland and what else we would like to find out. We are interested in the animals of Scotland and Scottish food.

We made shortbread which we really enjoying eating.

We enjoyed our first trip to the woods during Outdoor learning time.

We continued with our electricity topic. This week we looked at staying safe around electricity, where we use electricity in our daily lives and sources of electricity and other forms of energy such as solar and wind power.

We enjoyed our Outdoor loose parts session

Other information:

  • Miss Dowds will no longer be teaching the class on Thursdays and instead we will now have Mrs Haynes on a Tuesday.
  • Our PE days are on Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that your child comes dressed appropriately.
  • Please ensure will your child has a full change of clothes in school.
  • Termly targets will be published on the Learning Journals this Friday (21/01).
  • On Thursday we have a ‘ Scottish Burns Supper.’ We will be providing cheese and oatcakes to eat. If you have any questions about the food please let us know.
Miss Wyatt P1W, Uncategorized

P1 W Reflective Friday – 17/12/2021

Hello and happy holidays to everyone. We are this happy and excited to be on holiday! What a wonderful bunch of happy, kind and thoughtful children. It is such a joy to teach them all.

Independent learning

This week our focus sounds were y and z. We continue to revise all the sounds taught so far. We also focused on revising our previously learned tricky words. We continue to practice blending using the sounds we have covered so far.

We are continuing to develop our fine motor skills to help us with handwriting. We do this through lots of activities in the classroom as well as our funky fingers sessions. Our handwriting this week focused on correctly forming the h letter.

Our writing prompt this week was “My Christmas tree.” We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by discussing all our ideas as a class, then using a drawing to create a detailed picture which tells a story, and finally retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us. Many of us have been “having a go” at writing and mark making all by ourselves. As a challenge some of us have been learning how to write sentences using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Numeracy

This week we continued our Data Handling topic. We worked on asking questions and creating surveys to collect data. We learned about how to use block graphs to display this information. We also practised sorting and matching a variety of items by colour, size and shape.

Other curricular areas:

  • We had a Christmas movie afternoon – we watched the Nativity.
  • In Outdoor PE this week we did our Daily Mile.
  • In Indoor PE this week we did Yoga,
  • We made some Christmas crafts.
  • The Christmas fair was lots of fun – lots of things to choose from and it was good to practice our money skills.
  • Our Christmas sing a long was lots of fun – we really enjoyed singing jingle bells.
  • We enjoyed our outdoor loose parts session on Tuesday afternoon. Lots of great engineering, imaginative and co- operative skills.

Thank you for the very kind and generous gifts. They are very much appreciated and is is so thoughtful of you all. Hope that everyone has a really lovely holiday season with a very well deserved rest and lots of fun!

Looking forward to seeing everyone in January!

Miss Wyatt. 😊

Miss Wyatt P1W, Uncategorized

P.1 W Reflective Friday- 10/12/2021

Hello and Happy Friday. We have had a lovely week full of lots of Christmassy events and surprises.

Independent learning

Literacy.

This week our focus sounds were x, w and qu. We continue to revise all the sounds taught so far. We focused on revising our previously learned tricky words. We continue to practice blending using the sounds we have covered so far.

We are continuing to develop our fine motor skills to help us with handwriting. We do this through lots of activities in the classroom as well as our funky fingers sessions. Our handwriting this week focused on correctly forming the j letter and numeral formation.

Our writing prompt this week was “My letter to Santa.” We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by discussing all our ideas as a class, then using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, and finally retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us. Many of us have been “having a go” at writing and mark making all by ourselves. As a challenge some of us have been learning how to write sentences using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Numeracy

This week we started a new Maths topic – Data Handling. We worked on asking questions and creating surveys to collect data. Some great ideas such as favourite colours , pets and foods. We then explored how we could display this information, learning about charts, tallies and pictograms We also practised sorting and matching a variety of items by colour, size and shape.

We continue to practice the days of the week and months every day.

Other curricular areas

  • In indoor PE we did some Christmas yoga.
  • In outdoor PE we did our Daily Mile.
  • We enjoyed our Christmas party, playing lots of games, singing and having some tasty snacks.
  • We created some Christmas cards for our families.
  • We created drawings and labels for our new school recycling bins.
  • We watched our Christmas Pantomine- Cinderella.
  • In outdoor learning we read “It’s not a stick!”. We then went outside found a stick, and used our imagination to make a role play with our sticks . There were some great suggestions with window cleaning, fishing rods, horses, broomsticks, unicorns and swords.

Important information:

  • On Tuesday we will have an Outdoor Loose Parts session. Please ensure that you child come dressed appropriately in warm and waterproof clothing.
  • The Christmas sale of small toys takes place on Tuesday 14th December. If children wish to participate please ensure that they take in 50 pence coin only.
  • Please note that p.1W will finish at 12:10 on the last day of term- Friday 17th December.
  • Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to respond to the literacy and numeracy comments uploaded to the learning journals last Fridays

Have a lovely weekend! 😊

Miss Wyatt P1W, Uncategorized

P.1W Reflective Friday 19/11/21

Hello and Happy Friday! It has been another busy and fun week in P1W.

Literacy

This week our focus sounds were b and l. We continue to revise all the sounds taught so far. We introduced the new tricky words put and his as well as revising our previously learned words. We continue to practice blending using the sounds we have covered so far. We have also enjoyed reading together in our groups this week.

We are continuing to develop our motor skills to help us with handwriting. We do this through lots of activities in the classroom as well as our funky fingers sessions. Our handwriting this week focused on forming the numerals: 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and on the l letter.

Our writing prompt this week was “My hair is blowing in the wind.” Before we started our writing we went outside to see what this felt like as it was a windy day! We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by discussing all our ideas as a class, then using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, and finally retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us. Some of us have been “having a go” at writing and mark making all by ourselves.

To celebrate Scottish Book Week we read our Bookbug stories, voted for our favourite and then drew our favourite part of the story.

Literacy Home Learning Ideas:

  • Practice recognising tricky words by sight – I, and , the , to , me , is, put and his.
  • Practice writing your tricky words. You can make this fun by using plasticine, flour or sand.
  • Use your sound cards to practise sounds and to build CVC words.
  • Read for fun with your child – the bookbug bags sent home this week have lots of great books and activities linked to them.

Numeracy

We continued with our focus on pattern which has been lots of fun and provided us with lots of opportunities to be creative. We continued to explore shape, colour, size and simple number patterns. We also started looking at symmetry. We continued with our SEAL maths.

We continue to practice the days of the week and months every day.

Numeracy Home Learning Ideas

Other Curricular Areas:

  • We began our polar explorer topic by looking at what we already know about the Artic and Antarctic regions. Over the following few weeks we will follow the children’s interests and explore polar animals, how to stay warm in the Polar regions, who lives in the Polar regions and why the Polar regions are frozen and cold. This week we created some fantastic polar themed art to add to our Winter Wonderland role play Area. There has been some great imaginative role play and discussions in this area of the classroom.

  • In Outdoor PE this week we enjoyed focusing on movement and fitness. We did our first daily mile this week.
  • In indoor PE this week we focused on movement and ball skills. We did a mini olympics with lots of different activities. The children showed some great teamwork. We are really enjoying being able to use this space.
  • We have been learning all about the reasons behind “Children in need” and participated in several school wide activities related to this. This include a Teddy Bear Trail around the school, guessing the birthday of a teddy bear and participating in the Pudsey Bear Art Competition.
  • We started to rehearse for our Christmas show by practising our songs. We have been really enjoying singing together. We also learned about the Christmas story and why some people celebrate this. Due to the current covid restrictions in place, this will not be a live performance and instead will be filmed and distributed to all parents. Please note that your child will receive their show lines home today. It would be great if you could support your child with learning their line.

Things to remember- 

  • As the weather is getting cooler and wetter, please ensure your child comes to school in an appropriate coat and footwear. ( wellies are great on a rainy day as our playground can get very puddly).
  • If your child has had to change clothes any day, please remember to send new spare clothes the next day so that we don’t run out of dry socks – our playground is often full of puddles.
  • Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that your child comes dressed appropriately.
  • We will have a Loose parts session next Monday so please ensure that your child comes dressed in warm and waterproof clothing.
  • Please note that on Monday 22nd November P1W will be taught by Mr MacDonald and that on Wednesday 24th November PIW will be taught by Miss Dowds.

We are here to help and support you so please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to catch us at the door at the beginning/ end of the day.

Thanks for your continued help and support.

We hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!

Miss Wyatt 😊