This week in P1M:
Listening and Talking
It has been fantastic listening to all the talks about our favourite places this week. The effort, enthusiasm and confidence shown by everyone has been amazing! We have enjoyed looking at maps, photos, shells, and various souvenirs and have heard about all sorts of different places people enjoy going to. Well done, everyone!
Sounds and Tricky Words
We have been revising the initial consonant blends sn, sm, sw, st, sp and some of the tricky words we have been learning.
We are not going to introduce any more new sounds this term and are going to continue to practise reading and spelling words with the sounds we have been learning so far. We will also be revising the tricky words and will be learning some new ones too.
We have been thinking about the height and size of each letter and trying to make sure letters are in the correct position in relation to each other.
We have been practising our skills in using the sounds we know, as well as the tricky words we have learned, to read our books in small groups. Some of us have also been identifying words that rhyme with words in our books.
We visited the mobile library again on Tuesday and chose some new books to read until it is time to return them during our next visit.
Things to try at home:
- Use the sounds / letters and tricky words that have previously been sent home (as well as the list of tricky words and suggested activities that were sent home today) to help practise your reading and word-building skills.
- Play this game with an adult at home: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/phonics/balloon-phonics-cvc-game
We have been working on a variety of skills including addition, saying numbers, identifying numerals and describing equal groups.
Next week, as well as continuing to work on our numeracy skills, we will be developing our skills in measure through our play.
Things to try at home:
Play the game below with an adult at home. See if you can type in how many penguins are at each side and then cover them over whilst you are working out how many there are altogether. This is a bit like when you are told how many counters are under the whiteboard but you can’t see them to point to and count. As a challenge, see if you can count on from the first number.
We have planted some nasturtium seeds this week and are going to care for them over the next few weeks to help them grow.
We were learning about where electricity comes from and drew pictures of things we could think of that needed electricity to work. We talked a little bit about safety around electricity and will continue our learning on this next time.
We continued working on our ball skills this week. We have been kicking a ball to a partner, dribbling, rolling, bouncing, catching, and throwing a ball through a hoop.
On Mondays, it is likely we will be outside for PE now, until the end of term.
We enjoyed music with an external visitor from the Youth Music Initiative (YMI). We learned the words to a well-known song from an animated film and then enjoyed singing a song (with actions) about letters being delivered by a ‘postie’ early in the morning.
Linked to our learning on plants, we created sketches of wild flowers using oil pastels.
We have had a busy week! Next week, we will continue learning about plants and animals and have another music session to look forward to!
Loose Parts Play will take place on Thursday next week.
More details about our learning this term can be found in our term overview.
Have a lovely weekend!