Category Archives: P1/2L-Blog

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 11.10.19

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day and continue to use your ‘Reading Rocket’ to support reading at home. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs. All P1s are now in a reading group – this will be sent home after the October break – Monday 28th Oct.

 

Literacy

  • We have continued practising letter formation
  • Exploring the single sounds of the alphabet (s,a,t,p,i,n,r,m,e,h,d,o,g,f)
  • P1: We have introduced some tricky words: I, the, to – these are words that cannot be sounded out
  • Learning the ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs and actions linked to each sound – ask your child to teach you!
  • Recognising the beginning sound of a word
  • P2 have been Exploring digraph sounds oa and ow and revising digraph sounds we covered in P1
  • P2 have also been practising how to use these sounds in their writing
  • P2 have been revising all Block 1 tricky words: I, the, to, he, me, saw, is, his, put, was, want, no.
  • Blending single sounds we know to read/write words
  • Word building using sounds we have explored
  • We have been writing letters to the Friendly Dragon – exploring the features of a letter.

 

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Numeracy

  • Exploring numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Working with ‘Learning Partners’ to explore numbers and test each other on ‘Number Bonds’
  • We have been exploring number bonds to 10 – 2 numbers that make 10.
  • We have also explored number bonds to 20.
  • Playing card games with Miss McGhee – ask your children to teach you the game at home! We played ‘Pairs’ but the to cards had to make 10 to be a match!
  • Recognising numbers, dot patterns and tally marks
  • P1 have been adding and subtracting numbers this week
  • P2 have had the added challenge of using a timer to see how quickly the can add/subtract or re-call number bonds.

 

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Other Areas

  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – Balance
  • This week we explored balance using different parts of our body
  • We talked about things that make balancing difficult and how the weight of our body moves as we move
  • Thursday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Health and Wellbeing: We have had a focus on ‘Big Deal/Little Deal’ this week to support building resilience
  • Friendships – we have continued to explore making new friends within the class
  • We have continued to develop sharing skills through ‘Learn Through Play’ and how to communicate effectively with others
  • Snack and Chat: children are still enjoying social tie together during snack and a chat in the classroom just before break – it’s been a success! We are enjoying time together to chat and develop social skills as well have all our break time to play.
  • Music – on a Wednesday afternoon P1s and P2s come together for singing. Children are enjoying developing different skills during singing as well as leaning new songs!
  • Music – This week our student teacher played guitar while we sang…..and he even gave some us a turn on the instruments!
  • Music – we also have a singing specialist coming in on a Friday morning. This is our 5th and final week
  • Fine Motor Skills: We have continued to focus on scissor skills to develop hand strength and promote pencil control
  • Circle Time – on a Friday we discuss our learning and share ideas of what we would like to learn next and what we would like to have in the classroom to support our learning
  • The Area – we have protected time in the area outside our classroom every Wednesday between break and lunch. We explore lots of different skills through block play, the home corner, role play, painting, junk modelling, sand, water and crafts…..this is also a great time to develop our sharing skills further

 

Other Information

    • Please continue help your child to dress/undress independently, this will help with changing for P.E
    • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled
  • Water Bottles – a polite reminder that we encourage children to bring water to school.
  • P1 Home Learning – This week the only sound being sent home is m – This was missed out on another sheet. By sending just this sound home it keeps us in line with the other P1s.

 

  • P2 Home Learning– if you would like to support your child at home please use the link(s) in this blog
  • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

 

Enjoy the October Break – Holiday ‘Home Learning’……..Have lots of fun!

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 01.10.19

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day and continue to use your ‘Reading Rocket’ to support reading at home. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs. P1 reading will be sent home after the October break – we will continue to read in class.

 

Literacy

  • We have continued practising letter formation
  • Exploring the single sounds of the alphabet (s,a,t,p,i,n,r,m,e,h,d,o,g,f)
  • P1: We have introduced some tricky words: I, the, to – these are words that cannot be sounded out
  • Learning the ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs and actions linked to each sound – ask your child to teach you!
  • Recognising the beginning sound of a word
  • P2 have been Exploring digraph sounds igh and -y and revising digraph sounds we covered in P1
  • Exploring block 1/2 tricky words (I, to, the, me, he, was, want, saw, his, is)
  • Blending single sounds we know to read/write words
  • Word building using sounds we have explored

 

  •  Tricky Words – I have attached a powerpoint of tricky words for you to practise at home if you wish – P1s have only covered  I, to and the.

Numeracy

  • Exploring numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Working with ‘Learning Partners’ to explore numbers
  • We have been exploring number bonds to 10 – 2 numbers that make 10.
  • Playing cards with Miss McGhee – ask your children to teach you the game at home!
  • Recognising numbers, dot patterns and tally marks
  • P2 have continued counting in 5s and learning how to ‘tally’ numbers. This is to help us with data collection
  • P1s have started exploring counting in 2s
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points – this skill will really help when we start adding and subtracting numbers
  • We have explored recognising, naming and using shape

 

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Other Areas

  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – throwing and catching
  • We have continued practising under arm and over arm throwing and using these skills in games
  • We have also been practising aiming and throwing at a target from a stationary position and when moving around
  • Next week will move on to exploring balance
  • Thursday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Health and Wellbeing: We have had a focus on ‘Big Deal/Little Deal’ this week to support building resilience
  • We have continued to develop sharing skills through ‘Learn Through Play’ and how to communicate effectively with others
  • Snack and Chat: children are still enjoying social tie together during snack and a chat in the classroom just before break – it’s been a success! We are enjoying time together to chat and develop social skills as well have all our break time to play.
  • Music – on a Wednesday afternoon P1s and P2s come together for singing. Children are enjoying developing different skills during singing as well as leaning new songs!
  • Music – we also have a singing specialist coming in on a Friday morning. This is our 4th week and we have 1 more week left
  • We have continued to explore shape using different techniques to stick the shapes together
  • Fine Motor Skills: We have continued to focus on scissor skills to develop hand strength and promote pencil control
  • Circle Time – on a Friday we discuss our learning and share ideas of what we would like to learn next and what we would like to have in the classroom to support our learning
  • The Area – we have protected time in the area outside our classroom every Wednesday between break and lunch. We explore lots of different skills through block play, the home corner, role play, painting, junk modelling, sand, water and crafts…..this is also a great time to develop our sharing skills further

 

Other Information

    • Please continue help your child to dress/undress independently, this will help with changing for P.E
    • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled
  • P1 Home Learning – apologies for forgetting the home learning sheets (again) – they are ready to go! Please feel free to ask me for it if you are in for parent’s afternoon today. Alternatively, I will hand it out on Monday. Once again I am sorry for the delay!

 

  • P1 Home Learning – please support us by cutting these out and practising recognising the letters/sounds
  • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.Tricky Word Block 1 PP

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 27.09.2019

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day and continue to use your ‘Reading Rocket’ to support reading at home. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs. P1 reading will be sent home after the October break – we will continue to read in class.

 

Literacy

  • We have continued practising writing our name – using the correct upper and lower case letters
  • We have also been practising letter and number formation
  • Exploring the single sounds of the alphabet (s,a,t,p,i,n,r,m,e,h,d,o)
  • Learning the ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs and actions linked to each sound – ask your child to teach you!
  • Recognising the beginning sound of a word
  • Exploring digraph sounds ea and ee
  • Exploring block 1/2 tricky words (I, to, the, me, he, was)
  • Blending single sounds we know to read/write words
  • Word building using sounds we have explored
  • P1 Writing – P1 were supported to write a list of 3 items (3 things Everywhere Bear could take on an adventure). We focussed on the initial sound of a word, sounding out and blending to spell!
  • P2 Writing – P2 were supported to write about things they are enjoying in P2. We focussed on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Some children were also able to use a connective (and/because) in their writing!

 

Numeracy

  • Exploring numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Working with ‘Learning Partners’ to explore numbers
  • Playing ‘snap’ with Miss McGhee
  • Recognising numbers, dot patterns and tally marks

  • P2 have continued counting in 5s and learning how to ‘tally’ numbers. This is to help us with data collection
  • P1s have started exploring counting in 2s
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points – this skill will really help when we start adding and subtracting numbers
  • We have explored recognising, naming and using shape 

 

Other Areas

  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – throwing and catching
  • We have continued practising under arm and over arm throwing and using these skills in games
  • We have also been practising aiming and throwing at a target from a stationary position and when moving around
  • Thursday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Health and Wellbeing: we have been exploring different ways to manage our feeling using words instead or actions

  • We have continued to develop sharing skills through ‘Learn Through Play’ and how to communicate effectively with others

  • Snack and Chat:we have continued having our snack and a chat in the classroom just before break – it’s been a success! We have enjoyed time together to chat and develop social skills as well have all our break time to play.
  • Creativity: we have continued to enjoy having a creation station in the classroom. This week we have explored using shapes to create some art work. We have continued to explore using different techniques to stick the shapes together

  • Fine Motor Skills:  We have been focussing on scissor skills to develop hand strength and promote pencil control
  • Circle Time – on a Friday we discuss our learning and share ideas of what we would like to learn next and what we would like to have in the classroom to support our learning

 

Other Information

  • P2 Zoo Lab – P2 have a visit from the Zoo Lab on Wednesday 2nd Oct. Please use Parent Pay to pay and give permission for your child to attend

 

  • Please continue help your child to dress/undress independently, this will help with changing for P.E
  • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled
  • P1 Home Learning – please support us by cutting these out and practising recognising the letters/sounds on
  • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 20.09.19

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P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

P2 Reading was sent home this week, please use the ‘reading rockets’ to support reading at home (these will be sent home in colour when the printer has been fixed). P1 reading will be sent home after the October break – we will continue to read in class.

 

Literacy

  • Practising listening and talking skills through sharing Everywhere Bear. Thank you for looking after him so well – he has had fantastic adventures so far!
  • Answering and asking questions about Everywhere Bear
  • We have continued practising writing our name.
  • We have also been practising letter and number formation
  • Exploring the single sounds of the alphabet (s,a,t,p,i,n,r,m,e,h)
  • Learning the ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs and actions linked to each sound – ask your child to teach you!
  • Recognising the beginning sound of a word
  • Exploring digraph sounds eg. ai and ay
  • Exploring block 1/2 tricky words (I, to, the, me, he, was)
  • Blending single sounds we know to read/write words
  • We have also been exploring rhyming words

 

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Numeracy

  • Exploring numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Working with ‘Learning Partners’ to explore numbers
  • Playing ‘fasted fingers first’ with Miss McGhee – using gloves filled with sand and dominoes!
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10/20)
  • Sequencing numbers
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points – this skill will really help when we start adding and subtracting numbers
  • P2 have been counting in 5s and learning how to ‘tally’ numbers. This is to help us with data collection
  • P1 have been outside with the Butterflies and Dragonflies learning about numbers to ten and beyond – making and writing them!

 

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Other Areas

  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – throwing and catching
  • We have been practising under arm and over arm throwing and using these skills in games
  • We have also been practising aiming and throwing at a target from a stationary position and when moving around
  • Thursday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • We have been enjoying the ‘bean game’ – as you child to teach you!
  • Health and Wellbeing: we have been using our ‘feelings fans’ to discuss our feelings.
  • We have continued to develop sharing skills through ‘Learn Through Play’ and how to communicate effectively with others
  • Snack and Chat: we have been trying out having our snack and a chat in the classroom just before break – it’s been a success! We have enjoyed time together to chat and develop social skills as well have all our break time to play.
  • Creativity: we have continued to enjoy having a creation station in the classroom this week. Children have been able to explore their creative side independently by selecting and using materials to make models. This week was have had feathers, pom-poms, cotton buds and lollypop sticks.
  • We have also explored using different techniques to stick different materials together
  • Fine Motor Skills: We have been using cotton buds and paint to spell out words and ‘tricky words’
  • Circle Time – on a Friday we discuss our learning and share ideas of what we would like to learn next and what we would like to have in the classroom to support our learning

 

Other Information

  • Please continue help your child to dress/undress independently, this will help with changing for P.E
  • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled
  • P1 Home Learning came home this week – please support us by cutting these out and practising recognising the letters/sounds on the flashcard
  • We are still looking for materials for building, modelling and using at our creation station – recycling is welcome!

 

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 23/08/2019

Welcome to the P1/2 Learning Ladybirds blog!

 

This week we have been settling into our new classroom, learning school/classroom routines and making new friends. We have had a fun week of learning through playing and becoming more independent learners!

 

Every Friday there will be a new blog letting you know what we have been exploring in Literacy, Numeracy and other curricular areas. We will also share any other important information about our learning journey and how you can help us!

 

The blog will cover:

 

P1 Literacy

P2 Literacy

P1 Numeracy

P2 Numeracy

Other Curricular Areas

 

Other Information

Please help your child to become an independent learner by encouraging them to practice changing at home – especially changing shoes, getting dressed and doing buttons and zips! It would very helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled too.

Parent helpers are always welcome – and we already have some parents ready to help – thank you! If you would like to help please email the office staff. Parent helpers can support in a variety of ways including supporting reading groups, small focus groups, outdoor learning and class admin jobs. We would like to politely remind you that parent helpers will support the class generally and it may not always be possible for you to work with your own child.

 

Thanks for your help and support with your child’s learning! Have a lovely weekend.

 

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