Hello everyone, this is what we have been learning this week:
We were learning in small groups and practised saying number word sequences forwards and backwards, starting from different numbers up to 20. We said alternate numbers and the number which came next in a sequence- 8, 9, 10 -. We identified numerals and used our fingers to make numbers.
THINGS TO DO AT HOME
Please continue to practise counting backwards starting from different numbers. If your child is confident doing this from 10, they could try it from 20.
We introduced the sounds I and S. (Apologies, last week’s blog said the sounds were s and n when they were p and n). We thought of things beginning with these sounds, learned an action and sang some songs to help us remember them. We used a board and magnetic letters to locate the letters and to make some words. We tried to decode some three letter words made from the sounds we know. Activities in the classroom this week included: creating an insect from natural materials, building an igloo from natural materials, and drawing a Smed and a Smoo.
We shared the big 0RT book together and were introduced to the character of Floppy, the family dog.
FOUNDATIONS OF WRITING
We spoke about the weekend and any interesting things we had seen when we were out and about and drew pictures of ourselves pointing at these things.
THINGS TO DO AT HOME
Your child will bring home flashcards today, please use these to help your child recognise the sounds and to build the suggested words. Look around the environment and help your child to spot these letters and recognise them in different fonts.
In our outdoor PE time, we continued to practise different ways of travelling. In our hall PE time, we played lots of different running games to warm up and practised different ways of using our bodies to make shapes. We worked with a partner and took turns to be the leader. We finished with some games to help us work together as a team.
We created pictures of our families using natural materials.
We used chalk to practise writing the sounds we have learned.
Primary One were lucky yesterday as the rain stopped in time for us to enjoy our loose parts. The children really enjoyed working together with the whole year group to set out all the equipment, choose materials, build, create and problem solve. They were great at putting away all the materials at the end of the session. Very well done P1.
Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Here are a selection of photos from our first few weeks in P1.