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.
- 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.
- Our topic this week was “When I grow up.”
- We focused on the letter g this week. We enjoyed writing these in shaving foam.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.