Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

Reflective Friday – 01/04/22

Hello and Happy Friday.  Hope that everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to the weekend. We have had another busy week. Only one more week till the Easter holidays!

Independent Learning – 

Some of our independent learning through play this week. Here are some of the highlights.

Gl is for glasses!
A house for a little alien
A campfire!
My menu
It’s a Pokémon plate
I turned my plate into a steering wheel!
Exploring planets

Literacy: 

Sounds –

  • Our new sounds this week were pl and gl. We enjoyed playing with gloop, making and decorating glasses with glitter glue, tasting plums during snack and chat time, using our imaginations to turn a paper plate Into something interesting and creating plaits.
  • Our Tricky words this week were do and as.
  • We have enjoyed making the most of the lovely sunny weather earlier this week and have been chalk to write our sounds and CVC words outside.
Enjoying plums

Writing – 

  • Our topic this week was “When I grow up.”

Handwriting – 

  • We focused on the letter g this week. We enjoyed writing these in shaving foam.

Reading – 

  • During storytime, we have been enjoying listening to a wide range of texts and discussing what we have enjoyed about them. 
  • At reading we have continued to work on our reading skills. 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.
  • Please remember that reading books should be returned by Monday (this is essential as we share the books and if not returned other groups cannot continue with their learning). 

Numeracy – 

  • We have continued to work on directions. This week we used Beebots and introduced the Bee Bot app. This has allowed us to work on our basic programming skills and on directions in an interactive and practical way.
  • We have continued with our SEAL programme this week.

Core – 

  • Accurately counting items in two collections (up to 20). 
  • Establishing a collection of a given amount (up to 20). 
  • Numeral identification to 10 (focus on 6,7,8 and 9). 
  • Identifying the number after a given number up to 20. 
  • Counting and creating auditory patterns
  • Partitioning number patterns. 

Challenge – 

  • Finding a subtrahend by counting back. 
  • Counting the number of jumps forwards and backwards with numbers to 100. 
  • Describing visual arrays 
  • Partitioning to 10. 
  • Identifying the number before a given number up to 30.
  • Numeral identification to 50. 
  • Counting items in two screened collections (counting on strategy). 
  • Creating equal groups. 
  • Counting short forward and backwards number sequences to 30.
  • Numeral recognition to 20. 
  • Counting items in two collections with first item screened. 
  • Partitioning numbers to 10.  

Other Curricular Areas: 

  • In Outdoor PE we enjoyed playing some listening and team games.
  • In Indoor PE we continues with our focus on balance and jumping and landing safely.
  • We enjoyed some body percussion. This has also helped our Maths skills as we have to count the number of claps. We have started to make our own patterns to familiar nursery
  • We made Easter Egg nests with Miss Campbell which we really enjoyed taking home to share with our families.
  • We learned about the different parts of a plant and what plants need to grow. We then planted cress in our hedgehog pots which we made last week. We are looking forward to watching them sprout and grow over the next few weeks.
  • We have really enjoyed being able to spend more time with P1CD – watching Assembly altogether and doing Outdoor Learning together.
  • In Health and Wellbeing this week we have had a focus on good manners. This has included saying Please and Thank – you and sharing. We have enjoyed listening to some stories and playing some games to reinforce these skills.

Home learning ideas: 

  • Play Three for me, one for you . The adult says three numbers in a sequence, either forwards or backwards, the child says the next number in the sequence. e.g. 6,7,8………9  or 14,13, 12…….11. You can choose the level of challenge by staying within 10, or going up to 20, 30 or even 100. 
  • Count items using 1-1 correspondence. Put out a quantity of small items, for example buttons, counters, small stones or lego bricks. Ask your child to count them carefully, pointing to, or moving each one in turn. can they count the total accurately? Increase the level of challenge by using a larger collection.
  • Share our reading book at home. 
  • Continue to practice making words and revising all our tricky words using the sound sheet that goes home on a Friday. For the tricky words it is important that your child is able to both read and write them.
  • Your child might enjoy this game for working on directions

https://pbskids.org/peg/games/hungry-pirates

Important information:

  • We will have a Loose Parts session on Monday 4th April.
  • Just a wee reminder that as there are some pupils in the school with nut allergies we ask that no nut products are brought to school as snacks.
  • It was great to discuss your child’s learning and progress during Parents Evening this week. Please do get in touch via the office if you have any follow up questions.
  • Next week we will not be sending reading books home on Thursday.
  • Please send a shopping bag on Friday the 8th as we will send home indoor shoes and spare clothes to allow you to check that shoes still fit/clothes bags are stocked up for next term.
  • Thank you for your continued donation of items for our STEM area. We really appreciate it and the children continue to really enjoy learning in this area!

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.

Thank – you for your continued support and hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. 

Many Thanks

Miss Wyatt. 

Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1

Reflective Friday – 25/03/2022

Hello and Welcome back! We have been enjoying the sunshine this week and have had lots of time enjoying it in our Outdoor area and during Outdoor Learning Time.

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. The children have made some amazing inventions. This week we had a tiger play area and a cat toy!

A house.
A bug!

This week we have introduced the cl and fl sounds along with the tricky words into and here. We enjoyed modelling with clay, colouring in clowns, painting and chopping up flowers and testing which objects could float in water.

Our writing prompt this week was “ My animal.” We read Flip – Flap Farm and made up our own nonsense animals. Lots of us are becoming increasingly independent and using our knowledge of tricky words and phonetic knowledge to write some great pieces.

Handwriting –

In handwriting this week we focused on correctly forming the c and l letter shapes.

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 directions of left and right, in particular as lots of us were finding this tricky.

We continued with our SEAL assessments and correct numeral formation.

Other curricular areas:

  • We enjoyed working on our co-ordination and balance skills in Indoor PE. We focused on jumping in different ways and landing safely.
  • In Outdoor PE we played a variety of games to develop our spatial awareness, listening and teamwork skills.
  • We continued with our spring mini topic. We thought about which animals are born in springtime and created birdfeeders to help look after the birds in our playground. We identified the kinds of birds that we might find in our garden in springtime. We enjoyed discussing which animals hibernate over winter and wake up in spring time. We then made clay hedgehog pots. We will plant cress in these next week.
  • In Health and Wellbeing this week we looked at the issue of Saying Yes/No and Early Consent messages. This is part of our RSHP programme. Please see the link below for more information. https://rshp.scot/early-level/asking-questions-making-choices-saying-yes-saying-no-early-consent-messages/
  • We enjoyed some body percussion, exploring sound and rhythm, through clapping and tapping different body parts.
  • We made cards for Mother’s Day.
  • We enjoyed doing woodwork with Miss Campbell. We learned how to safely hammer a nail onto a piece of wood.

Important information:

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Next Thursday, we will be making Easter egg nests using chocolate, shreddies and chocolate Easter eggs. We have taken into account dietary requirements and allergies. However, please get in touch if you have any concerns or questions.

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.
  • 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, Primary 1

Reflective Friday – P1W – 18/03/2022

Hello and Happy Friday! Hope that everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to the weekend. 

Independent Learning – 

Some of our independent learning through play this week. Here are some of the highlights. We have been really enjoying using our Outside Area again this week.

A jet!
“A little blueberry! “

Literacy:

Sounds –

  • Our new sounds this week were bl and tr. We enjoyed blowing up balloons, tasting blueberries, creating treasure maps and playing with trains.
  • Our Tricky words this week are were and there.

Writing – 

  • Our topic this week was writing a “Get well soon” letter for Miss Campbell. We enjoyed learning about the layout of the letter and writing some news from our week.

Handwriting –

  • We focused on numeral formation this week.

Reading – 

  • During storytime, we have been enjoying listening to a wide range of texts and discussing what we have enjoyed about them. 
  • At reading we have continued to work on our reading skills. 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.
  • Please remember that reading books should be returned by Monday (this is essential as we share the books and if not returned other groups cannot continue with their learning). You might find that your child is very confident when reading the book, remember that we have been working on it at school and that should be the case.

Numeracy – 

  • In Maths this week we have continued to learn about positional language. We have also been working on giving and following directions. 
  • We have been carrying out SEAL assessments this week in preparation for Parents Evening. 

Other Curricular Areas: 

  • In Outdoor PE we enjoyed playing some listening and team games.
  • In Indoor PE we focused on jumping and landing safely.
  • Dental inspections took place this week. The children enjoyed discussing how we can work on keeping our teeth clean and healthy.
    We did a STEM challenge this week. We created leprechaun traps, linking to our tr sound and to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
  • We enjoyed our Outdoor Loose Parts Session on Tuesday.
  • We enjoyed a mini topic on exploring Spring this week. We identified what the weather is like in spring and what changes take place in nature. We then went outside to look for these signs of Spring in our playground. We used our class iPads to take photos of these.
  • We continued with our learning around the topic of Growth Mindset. We identified a challenge that we would like to work on and illustrated it for our Growth Mindset wall display. We then added this to our wall display so we can look back and reflect on our progress. There were lots of great suggestions such as working on our reading, writing, and balancing skills!
  • We enjoyed a trek to, and eating a treat in the Walled Garden.

Home learning ideas: 

  • Play Three for me, one for you . The adult says three numbers in a sequence, either forwards or backwards, the child says the next number in the sequence. e.g. 6,7,8………9 or 14,13, 12…….11. You can choose the level of challenge by staying within 10, or going up to 20, 30 or even 100.
  • Count items using 1-1 correspondence. Put out a quantity of small items, for example buttons, counters, small stones or lego bricks. Ask your child to count them carefully, pointing to, or moving each one in turn. can they count the total accurately? Increase the level of challenge by using a larger collection.
  • Share our reading book at home.
  • Continue to practice making words and revising all our tricky words using the sound sheet that goes home on a Friday. For the tricky words it is important that your child is able to both read and write them.
  • Your child might enjoy this game for working on directions.

https://pbskids.org/peg/games/hungry-pirates

Important information:

  • Our Parent Consultations will be taking place w.c. 28th March.
  • Our start time is 8.55. If the door is opened before that time please don’t send your children in as this is time for staff to prepare the learning ( it might be opened to fill the water tray, for ventilation reasons, etc)
  • Thank you for your continued donation of items for our STEM area. We really appreciate it and the children continue to really enjoy learning in this area!

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.

Thank – you for your continued support and hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. 

Many Thanks

Miss Wyatt. 

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, Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

Spelling City activities to support learning

In order to support your child at home learning to read and spell the tricky words, you may wish to visit our P1 spelling homework page.

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/Primary1cdandw

On the page you can access the lists of tricky words – at the moment Blocks 1,2 and 3 are visible and further lists will be released as we introduce them in class.

There are a number of free games and activities which can be played by the children. These games are best accessed from the link on a laptop, although there is also a free spelling city app which can be downloaded onto tablets.

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! 😊