Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD, Uncategorized

P1cd Reflective Friday 27.5.22

Looking ahead to next week.

Please remember that we are not in school on Thursday or Friday next week.

As it is a short week we will not be sending reading books home.

Remember to wear party clothes on Wednesday for our Jubilee celebrations.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling 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

This week was modern languages week in school.

We have been learning to say and understand the numbers 0-10 in French.

We also learned the phrases bonjour, au-revoir, and à plus!

Talk about learning

1. Ask me what I know about spiders.

2 .Ask me if I know any French words ( numbers or greetings)

3. Ask me to describe the crown I designed.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs st and sp and the tricky words every and two

We made stars and stick pictures, learned about Spain and found out lots of interesting facts about spiders.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was the story “My crown” We designed and described some amazing crowns.

Numeracy and maths

This week we introduced the word capacity. We estimated, compared and measured how much water could fit into different containers.

We also continue to work on our numeracy fluency; counting forwards and back, recognising and ordering numerals, and adding two amounts.

PE

In PE this week we have started to develop some early racquet skills

Supporting reading development at home

  • 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 –
Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1 CD Reflective Friday 20.05.22

What a super week we had!

Health week has been fantastic! We would like to thank Mrs Conlin for all her work organising all the activities for us.

On Monday we started with Simon Says Dance. We had a fantastic time and all children joined in and loved it.

We also had games with P6 M. It was raining but this didn’t stop us!

On Tuesday Mrs Murray came to talk to us about the importance of handwashing and how to do it properly.

We did lovely pictures of us with our Buckstone Uniform.

Wednesday…Sports Day!

What a great day we had. It was lovely to see all children joining in and parents cheering! They all tried their best.

In the afternoon we did fruit tasting and the scootathon.

On Thursday we learned about helmet safety and keeping safe ( medicines and harmful substances). We did a yoga session.

Our writing theme was Sports Day.

Independent Learning

Throughout the week we have discussed the Wellbeing indicators: Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included.

Let’s talk about learning..

  • Please ask me how a helmet should fit me to keep me safe?
  • Please ask me about the fruits I tried at school.
  • Please ask me what I enjoyed best at Health week.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

Boxes boxes boxes….

Our STEM area is as popular as ever, so we would like to renew our request for supplies of clean recycling. Thank you for all the donations so far, but please keep it coming

Why do we need them ?

‘Junk’ modelling helps to develop
children’s imagination and creative abilities while challenging
them to explore, investigate and problem solve as they
bring their plans and ideas to life.
Children can work on their own or co-operate with
others, learning to negotiate and share ideas. When
they create something new it can give their confidence
and self-esteem a big boost. They can also consider
how their plans have worked out as they think about
what they might have done differently or how they might
improve their model, but remember, it is the process of
creating that is important rather than the end product
.

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P1cd Reflective Friday 13.5.22

Looking ahead to next week.

Next week is health week in school. There are several activities organised for the class, some of which involve having visitors in school! We are all very excited about sharing sports day with you. Please come dressed in activewear every day next week.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling 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

School meals

We have noticed a number of pupils not eating much, if anything, of their school dinner despite encouragement from the dinner hall supervisors. Please have a conversation with your child about meal choices in case a packed lunch from home might be a better option. We don’t want anyone to be hungry in the afternoons.

Talk about learning

1. Ask me what my ‘not-a-stick’ was

2 .Ask me how I measured my playdough snake.

3. Ask me what I was doing in loose parts learning.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs sm and sn

We used our sense of smell, looked at our smiles, and cut out snakes.

In handwriting we practised the letters s and m on new smaller lines.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was the story “Not a stick” We walked to the woods and found sticks. We used our imagination to think of an alternative use for it.

Letter to the Queen

We posted the letters to the queen which we had written last week. We hope she likes them.

Numeracy and maths

This week we introduced reading ‘half past’ times on an analogue clock.

We also learned about measuring in non standard units, and using comparative language such

Risky Play

Through risky play children learn how to judge risks and their consequences. They can learn what is safe to try and what might not work out and they can learn how to apply these assessments to a range of different situations. Children who engage in risky play are actually less likely to become injured because they are more adept at observing their surroundings and making good decisions.

Loose parts learning

Supporting reading development at home

  • 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 –
Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1 CD Reflective Friday 6.05.22

We hope you all had a nice long weekend.

It has been a short week at school however we have been busy with our learning.

Independent Learning

Numeracy and Maths

This week we have started to learn reading analogue and digital o’clock times (12 hour only) and to represent this on clock face.

You could use this online game at home:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Literacy

Our focus this week has been our individual talks about Our Favourite place to the rest of the class.

Look at one of our super stars!

We have written a letter to the Queen to invite her to our party in June. We hope she can make it!

Other Areas

RME

We have learned about Eid. Mrs Ahmed virtually visited us and she explained what is Eid and how they celebrate it. Thank you very much Mrs Ahmed! Eid Mubarak!

PE We have continue to learn to do different rolls.

Outdoor Learning

WE have been practising our tricky words.

Let’s talk about our learning

A good way to have conversations with your child about what they have learned at school during this week is using these prompts:

  1. Can you tell something that you have learned about Eid?
  2. Can you tell me about your letter to The Queen?
  3. Can you find any clocks around the house? Are they analogue or digital?
  4. Can you tell me which area did you choose for your independent learning?

Other information

  • Class photo on Wednesday 11th May.
  • Learning Targets have been uploaded on your child’s e- learning journal and the evidence of this term learning will be sent home today on their purple folder.
  • Loose parts dates for this term: Thursday 12th May, Thursday 9th June, Friday 17th June and Wednesday , 22nd June.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro

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P1cd Reflective Friday 29.4.22

Looking ahead to next week.

As part of our focus on talking and listening skills, we would like the children to prepare a short talk to present to the class next week. The subject is ‘My favourite place’ This can be anywhere of their choosing, from something as simple as their bedroom or back garden, or further afield such as the swimming pool or a holiday destination.

The success criteria for the talk are as follows

  • Be prepared
  • Speak clearly
  • Say where your favourite place is
  • Describe it in a few words
  • Say why you like this place.

Optional – bring a drawing of your chosen place, or bring one photograph or souvenir to show. (Please no powerpoints or scrapbooks as the target is development of the children’s talking and listening. Thanks)

N.B We will not be sending reading books home on Thursday

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling 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

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraph sk

We made skeleton pictures, tried out a skateboard and practised skipping in PE

In handwriting we practised the letters c and l

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “At Easter”

Supporting reading development at home

  • 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

This week we talked about different times of the day – using vocabulary of Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night. We also learned to name the days of the week in order and discussed the fact that this goes in a cycle so we can start on any day. We tried naming the day before or after a given day – some of us found this very tricky so please help reinforce this learning at home.

Woodwork skills

PE

In outdoor PE we practised jumping skills in the sandpit.

In indoor PE we tried different types of skipping.

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

Welcome back

It is lovely to see everyone looking refreshed after the holiday. Just a quick note to let you know that on Friday this week we will have an outdoor loose parts session. The forecast looks nice, but we would ask that the children dress appropriately for messy play.

Thanks

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1CD Reflective Friday 8.04.22

Dear parents/ carers, we hope you had a lovely week.

We have been busy learning:

Independent Learning

Literacy

This week our new sound is are sl. We have revised all the tricky words that we have worked on so far.

We enjoyed sliding races at the gym hall and did a bingo game with our tricky words

Numeracy

Revising of Numeracy skills that we have worked on so far with an Easter twist!

Other areas

Art

We have enjoyed making different Easter Art and crafts. We made chickens, Easter bonnets/crowns and decorated hard boiled eggs (thank you for the extras!) and rolled them outside.

RME

We have been learning about the Easter story and Ramadan.

Music

We have learned a new song about Hot cross buns

PE

We have been working on jumping and landing while outdoors and worked on coordination games at the gym hall.

Other

  • Lets do engineering book went home on Thursday. This is a fantastic resource for you to use with your child during the holidays. There is a free event linked with the booklet here is the link for it:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-engineering-play-session-take-home-pack-for-all-attendees-tickets-315735552537

  • Purple folders will be kept at school over the Easter Holidays.
  • Start and finishing times after the holidays:

Start:

8.50am ( Monday to Friday). Door opens at 8.50 and closes at 8.55

If you are late after the door closes please take your child to the main entrance of the school. In the interest of pupil safety please do not open the classroom door.

Finish:

Monday to Thursday 2.55. Door closes at 3.00

Friday 12.15. Door closes at 12.20

If the door is closed by the time you arrive to collect your child please go to reception.

Have a lovely Easter and a relaxing break.

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro

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P1cd Reflective Friday 1.4.22

Nut based snacks

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.

Many thanks

Toys from home

A number of children are bringing small toys from home. It would be much appreciated if this was discouraged as it can distract them from the learning opportunities in the classroom and can also cause upset if the toys get lost or broken. Many thanks for your support in this.

Looking ahead to next week.

Next week we will not be sending reading books home on Thursday.

We have loose parts play on Friday 8th

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.

Parents’ consultations

Thank you for meeting with us earlier this week, and ple ase accept apologies for those whose conversation was cut off mid flow by the timer. If there is anything urgent to follow up, please feel free to email the school office for our attention.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling 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

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs gl and pl along with the tricky words do and as

We made glittery glasses, learned how to pleat three strands of rope and we tasted some delicious juicy plums.

In handwriting we practised the letters g and d

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “When I grow up”

Reading

There will be no reading books sent home next Thursday

Thank you for returning all books on Monday ready for distribution to other groups/classes. If books are not returned this unfortunately may have impact on the learning experiences of the P1 pupils.

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 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

Our core numeracy skills this week included,

  • adding two collections and finding a total
  • 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
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays
  • 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
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • 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
  • counting in 100s
  • ordering 3 digit numbers
  • ordering 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)
  • finding a subtrahend by counting back

PE

In outdoor PE we practised jumping skills

In indoor PE we learned how to safely do a forward roll. As an extension we tried finishing in staight leg or straddle positions and also tried rolling straight up to standing.

Paper making

When the librarian came to visit, one of our questions was ‘How is paper made?’

We have been finding out the answer to this question, and we have been trying to make our own paper by recycling egg boxes.

Thanks

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1 CD Reflective Friday 25.03.22

Dear parents/carers,

We hope you had a nice week and that you enjoyed the lovely weather.

We had a busy week and we have made the most of our outdoor learning space outside the classroom and in the school grounds. We have started using our work bench.

This is this week’s learning:

Independent Learning

Maths

We have continued to work on our numeracy skills and worked on directions. We have introduced the Bee Bot app and the Bee Bots to work on directions as the same time as basic programming skills.

Core Numeracy skills:

  • adding two collections and finding a total
  • 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
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • 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
  • establishing a collection of a given amount

Challenge Numeracy Skills:

  • describing equal groups
  • numeral identification to 30
  • numeral identification to 100
  • ordering 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)
  • finding a subtrahend by counting back

Literacy

Our consonant blends this week are cl and fl. Our tricky words here and into.

We played with clay, we learned clapping games, we played with flour, we painted flowers, we flew kites and Mrs Cross played the clarinet for us!

Reading

Thank you for returning all books on Monday ready for distribution to other groups/classes. If books are not returned this unfortunately may have impact on the learning experiences of the P1 pupils.

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 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 –

Writing

We read the book Flip Flap Safari and inspired on this book we have created our own animals and described them: made a name using the names of the animals we mixed and described them.

At handwriting we revised how to form the letter e and cl.

Other areas

In PE we have worked on balancing and landing safely outdoors and indoors we have started to work on rolling.

As part of or RSHP programme we have worked on: Saying Yes Saying No/ Early Consent Messages.

At Music we have worked on clapping games.

Home learning ideas

  • Please continue to work on the home earning sound sheet at home.
  • This week some children have taken the key sight vocabulary for the reading books that they are reading. Please continue to reinforce these at home.
  • Why don’t make a treasure hunt or a map where your child has to give you instructions how to get to a place?
  • Enjoy reading to your child at home (not only the reading books!). This will increase their vocabulary.

News

  • We are looking forward to meeting you online next week for parents consultations.
  • We ask that the children come to school with a water bottle every day. This bottle can be filled at school and refilled during the day as well. The children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day to keep hydrated. We would ask that parents encourage their children to drink water rather than juice and avoid filling water bottles with juice. We are promoting healthy habits which will continue into adulthood and drinking water regularly is great for your health! Thank you for your support with this.
  • Please remember to label all your child’s items. We have an unnamed sweatshirt in the classroom.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro