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

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P1cd Reflective Friday 4.3.22

We have missed Mrs de Bonrostro this week, but we wrote get well soon letters in our writing session on Thursday – she was so happy to read them. She also joined us via teams to read a story. Thank you to Mr Macdonald, Mrs Imrie, Ms Dowds and Miss Wright for helping us in class.

Walled garden

It was so lovely to be allowed out of our class bubble to enjoy a trek and treat trip to the Walled garden today. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful outdoor spaces so close to school, and the sun shone down on us. A real treat.

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

Loose parts

On Monday we were inventors, scientists and explorers as we worked together with the loose parts.

Dentist

On Tuesday the dental hygienist came to check our teeth and we enjoys practising the skill of brushing teeth.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs bl and tr along with the tricky words were and there

We enjoyed blew a blob of ink and added blossom to make some spring tree art work.

We also explored the trees in the playground using senses other than sight.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “Get well soon” and we learned how to structure a letter.

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 –

Numeracy and maths

In maths this week we have this week we have been taking part in numeracy assessments alongside learning about Left and Right and clockwise/anticlockwise.

At home you may choose to play this game.

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
  • 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

Thanks

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1CD Reflective Friday 11.03.22

Welcome to our weekly blog!

We hope you had a nice week.

Independent Learning

Maths

In maths this week we have continued to learn about positional language and we will be moving on the explore giving and following directions. We have worked on recognising left and right.

We have continued to work on our numeracy skills:

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
  • 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

Our challenge activities in numeracy were

  • 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

This week we have been working on the sounds pr and gr. Our tricky words were of and her.

We have planted beans to grow and used green things to make collages. We had printed using different items.

At writing we have described our bedrooms.

Handwriting focus: b and p

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.

Other areas

We are enjoying using our outdoor area most days!

PE

We have continue to work on our stamina running our mile. This week one of our pupils who runs the Park Run led us!

At our gym session we have worked on jumping and landing skills.

Home learning ideas

  • Share the reading book at home. Your child will be able to read the story as we have been working on it at school.
  • Continue to practice making words and revising all our tricky words using the sound sheet that will go home today. For the tricky words it is important that your child is able to read and write them.
  • Your child might enjoy this game for working on directions

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

News

  • A reminder that next Monday is our Loose Parts Day.
  • On Wednesday we are planning a trek to the Walled Garden.
  • Please remind your children that our outdoor provision is only to be used during class time therefore it should not be used at the start or end of the day while waiting with parents/ carers.
  • Our Parent Consultations will be taking place w.c. 28th March. Booking for this opens at 6pm on Friday 11th March – please see the e-mail sent out on 7th March with details on how to book.

If you require an interpreter for your parent consultation please contact the school office and we can arrange this for you.

  • Start times are 8.45 and 8.50 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.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro

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P1cd Reflective Friday 4.3.22

Unfortunately today’s blog contains no photos. This is due to technical issues with the website host. If the issue is resolved over the weekend I will edit the post to add the photos

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

Shrove Tuesday

On Tuesday Ms Campbell helped us to make pancakes. They were delicious.

World book day.

On Thursday the whole school celebrated World Book day. Some people chose to dress up as a favourite character or to bring a book to share with the class. We watched a special assembly all about World Book day.

Oxgangs Library

On Tuesday we had a visit from the librarian at Oxgangs library. He read some stories to us and shared the exciting news that the library will be reopening in Mid April. Please find attached below a membership form should you wish to apply for a library card for your child

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs dr and fr along with the tricky words one and you

We enjoyed painting a dragon fruit and then tasting it. We were surprised to find that it was white inside.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “World book day ..”

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

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

In maths this week we have started to learn about positional language and we will be moving on the explore giving and following directions.

At home you may choose to play this game.

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
  • 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

Thanks

Things to do at home :-

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1CD Reflective Friday 25.02.22

Welcome back to our weekly blog!

We hope you all had a great week off last week. The children have settled well into our class routine after the week off and they have enjoyed a new routine…we are now using the dining hall at lunch time!

Here is this week’s learning:

Independent Learning

We have the big blocks back! We share them with P1W and they were there from January to the February break. It has been great to see how the children are exploring them this time: amazing constructions again and new ways of using them!

We have enjoyed the snow outside and inside!

Our STEM area continues to be popular.

Literacy

This week we have been working on the sounds br and cr. Our tricky words were some and said.

We cut bread and placed it outside in branches for the birds. We made crabs and we crushed crisps ( well, some of us couldn’t resist the temptation and ate a few…).

Our writing was about what we did last week: where we went, what we saw and what we liked. As you can see some of us are working on giving it a go at words that we aren’t sure about writing: if we are not sure we write them and we underline them so our teachers can tell us later how to write them. This way we don’t stop the writing flow. It is amazing to see how this is helping us to write longer sentences.

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 avoid using ORT books at home as this can interfere with the initial conversations about a new book.

Yesterday the books went home (please read the email sent on Monday about reading books), they 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.

Maths

We have continued to work on our numeracy skills:

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
  • 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
  • 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

Other areas

In PE have continue to work on balancing skills and following instructions.

At RSHP we have learned to name the parts of our body ,my body belongs to me, personal space and privacy . If you want more information please look for it here:

We have learned the PANTS rule. The children designed their own pants!

Loose parts

What a great time we had! We managed to make a swing: lots of planning and amazing discussion to make it.

Building Resilience

As part of our Building Resilience programme we have discussed the importance of being active (Get Active). We had the opportunity of discussing different ways of being active by looking at the photos that the children brought from home. It was great to see different ways of being active. Look at our fantastic display!

Home Learning ideas

  • Use your sound cards (sent home today) to make CVC words . Remember to practice to read and write the tricky words that we have worked on so far.
  • Before and after: Adult writes a number and child writes the number before on the left) and after (on the right)
  • Learn your number bonds /number pairs that make ten (or twenty)
  • Look for all of the tricky words we have learned so far in environmental print.
  • Practise writing using correct standard letter formation for each letter in your name. You can watch this video as a reminder of the correct route for each letter.
  • Practise using scissors correctly.
  • Look for letters and numerals in the environment.
  • Please help your child to put their coat, shoes independently. You could start to practise how to do zips and buttons. Why don’t try how to tie laces as a challenge?

News

  • Next Thursday, the 3rd of March is World Book Day. Children are invited to come to school dressed as a favourite book character if they wish. The children are also invited to bring their favourite book to school.

https://www.worldbookday.com/dressing-up-ideas/

  • 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.
  • Parent Consultations: Our Parent Consultations will be taking place week beginning. 28th March. Further information about this will be coming out by soon.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro

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P1cd Reflective Friday 11.2.22

Get Active

Building resilience programme

Next term’s Building Resilience programme 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 colour 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.

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

Please see this flyer with more ideas

Loose Parts play dates for next term.

P1cd will have loose parts sessions ( messy play) on the following dates – please can the children come dressed appropriately on these dates

Tuesday 22/2

Monday 14/3

Friday 8/4

Independent learning

Please discuss with your child what they have been learning and which skills they are developing as they play.

An icy investigation

On Monday, one of our pupils found some ice and brought it in to the classroom. He put it in a pot to observe what happened and was not suprised to see it melt.

However, as the day went on the water evaporated – this was a surprise! “Where did it go?”

Have a look at his report on his observations.

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs oo and ee along with the tricky words some and all

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “My aeroplane …”

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 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 –

Numeracy and maths

In maths this week we have been assessing and developing the childrens’ ability to recognise coins and understand 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. Some of us find this a little tricky.

We have been using our knowledge of coins and number to make amounts of money using a range of coins – e.g. 8p made of a 5 a 2 and a 1, or 74 pence made of a 50, 2x10p and 2x 2p.

At home you may choose to play this game.

Choose the counting coins option and then a level to suit your child

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
  • 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

Other areas of the curriculum

Looking after a baby.

The children have been showing an interest in things that fly. This week we followed intsructions to fold a paper aeroplane then we experimented to see how well they would fly.

We would welcome donations of a few boxes of tissues to see
us through the season of winter colds.

Thanks

Things to do at home :-

Have a lovely break !

Don’t forget to get active and take a photo.