Category Archives: P1D-Blog

P1 Divine Dragonflies 10.10.2019

This week we have been learning:

Literacy

  • Practising our listening and talking skills through sharing our Everywhere bear adventures. Billy, the Everywhere bear, has been in almost every house now! He has been very busy!
  • Exploring some single sounds of the alphabet. We have focused on d and g. We are now making words and finding words that start with a given sound. We love learning the actions for each sound and watching Geraldine the giraffe.
  • We have been making our own stories and asking adults to scribe them for us. We have fantastic story writers in our class!

Home learning ideas

  • To practice fine motor skills, use pegs, do and undo buttons, play with playdough, etc.
  • Make words using the sounds from the cards. As you have noticed they have different print as children should be exposed to different types of print.
  • Find words that start with a given sound (from the ones we have been working on).
  • Read a story with your child every day (if possible) and chat about the book.
  • We played this game in class:

 

Numeracy

  • This week we have been working on number bonds to 10 (some children have working on numbers to 20). We have explored how two numbers make a bigger number, we have focused on using two numbers to make number 10.
  • Exploring numbers to 10 with matching activities
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10)
  • Exploring numbers to 10 (and beyond for some)
  • Sequencing numbers
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points

Home learning ideas

  • Practice number formation numbers 0 to 10: you don’t need to use a pencil, you can use flour, water and a paint brush, make the number with chalk and your child can trace it over with a car, etc.
  • We have been playing this game in class: number bonds

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Other Areas

  • P. E. – This week we have continued to practice changing for P.E. We are working on, catching /throwing and fitness skills. We have been checking our heart beats after doing exercise to see how it changes.
  • Topic: We have been reading different fairy tales and planned what we would like to do to help our friendly dragon. Looking forward to seeing all the work after the holidays!
  • French: We have learned the song Frere Jacques

 

 

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.
  • School home learning ideas
  •  Please continue to work on learning the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day.
  • After the holidays Mrs de Bonrostro will be in the classroom every day as she will step down as Acting Principal Teacher as Miss Martin, our Principal Teacher, is back from her Maternity leave. We would like to thank Mrs Ling for all her hard work. We will miss you!
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

We hope you all have a lovely break! Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 23rd October.

 

Mrs de Bonrostro and Mrs Ling

 

P1 Divine Dragonflies 4.10.19

This week we have been very busy. It has been lovely meeting all parents over the last two days and to have the opportunity to share your children’s learning, thank you for coming!

We have been working hard on all of our literacy and numeracy learning activities and we received a letter from ‘the Friendly Dragon’!

This week we have been learning:

Literacy

  • Practising our listening and talking skills as we continued to share our adventures with Billy, our Everywhere Bear
  • Answering and asking questions about our adventures with Billy and saying kind comments about others work
  • Learning the single sounds of the alphabet.
  • This week we have focused on e and h . We have all enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us learn our sounds – we find Geraldine really funny.
  • Blending single sounds we know to help us read/write words
  • We have started writing letters to the dragon.
  • This week we have been using pencil and black pens to draw stories. We have shared these amazing stories with Mrs de Bonrostro.

Home learning ideas

  • Letter/Sound hunt: Look in magazines, newspapers,  books, boxes of cereals etc. for the letters that we have been working on and read the words to your child.
  • If you have scrabble at home use the letters to make words.
  • We have played this game in the class:  http://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html
  • Continue to practice your fine motor skills by using play dough, using cloth pegs, doing/undoing buttons, using scissors, etc.

 

Numeracy and Maths

  • Exploring numbers to 10/20/30 with matching activities.
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10/20).
  • Sequencing numbers to 10/20/30.
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points.
  • Exploring 3D shapes through play experiences.

Home learning ideas

 

Other Areas

  • P. E.  throwing and catching using an underarm throw,  running games and following instructions.
  • Topic (Fairyland)– This week we received a letter from the Friendly Dragon who said that his home, Fairyland, had disappeared. We talked about how we could help the Dragon by recreating Fairyland in our classroom.

 

Other Information

  • Please check the purple folders today. You should find a template for the Christmas cards. Please make sure they are back by Tuesday if you want to receive an order form.
  • Home learning went home last week with all of our new sounds –  h and e were included on that sheet so your child will not receive a new home learning sheet this week. Please continue to work on learning the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day.
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday for the final week of term!

Mrs de Bonrostro and Mrs Ling

P1 Divine Dragonflies 27.09.19

This week we have been learning:

Literacy

  • We have continued to practice our listening and talking skills through sharing our Everywhere bear adventures.
  • Exploring some single sounds of the alphabet. This week our focus have been the sounds m and n. We have started to make and  copy words using those sounds and the ones previously learned.
  • We have been working on initial sounds of words and some children have been working on blending and segmenting wordsWe have enjoyed using the magnetic letters to make words and counting the number of sounds that each word had.
  • We have been introduced to the Oxford Reading Tree character books: Kipper, Biff and Chip.

Home learning ideas

  • Please have a look at our website :  https://buckstoneprimary.com/home-learning/
  • Continue to practice fine motor skills. Remember that doing exercise outdoors will help my core muscles which will help to develop my fine motor skills.
  • Find words that start with a given sound (from the ones we have been working on).
  • Read a story with your child every day (if possible) and chat about the book. The more stories the better!
  • Practice the sounds we have been learning with the sound cards that you received yesterday in your purple folder.  As you can see there is a spare square please add the letter m.  Remember that the sounds we have covered until now are: s, a t, p, i, n, m and r only. You could play who finds the sound first, who can say more words starting with a given sound, make words with the sounds you have, etc. Please practice no more than 10 minutes a day!

Numeracy

  • This week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have learned properties of 2D shapes (Circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon), we have done a shape hunt outdoors and we have done a class hunt for 3D objects: cube, pyramid, sphere, cuboid, cylinder and cone.
  • Our other main focus this week is number formation: we are focusing on numbers from 0 to 5.
  • We have explored, recognised and continued simple number patterns and  worked on finding missing numbers on a number line within the range 0 – 20
  • Exploring numbers to 10 with matching activities
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10)
  • Exploring numbers to 10 (and beyond for some)
  • Sequencing numbers
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points.

Home learning ideas

  • Please have a look at our website :  https://buckstoneprimary.com/home-learning/
  • Please continue to practice number formation numbers 0 to 5: you don’t need to use a pencil, you can use flour, water and a paint brush, make the number with chalk and your child can trace it over with a car, etc.
  • Play dominoes at home .

Other Areas

  • P. E. – This week we have continued to follow instructions. We are working on catching and throwing skills we have focused on under arm throws. Today we have as great time playing games with P1B.
  • Health and Well being –We have continued to learn about the SHANARRI wheel, this week our focus has been Nurtured.
  • Music: We have participated in our Magic of music work where we have focused on following the beat. Every Wednesday all P1 children join for a singing time together.
  • Skills: we have been using the shared area to work with all P1 children on: sharing and imaginative play, understanding the need for rules and fair play. We have been amazed by the fantastic constructions at the block play area.

 

Other Information

  • Parent Consultations next week.
  • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled. This will help the teachers to find lost property and the children to identify their own clothes.
  • Please we would love to have: cardboard tubes from kitchen rolls, corks, lids from milk cartons, shells, cardboard boxes, big pieces of fabric and wool.

 

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

W.B. 9th September

This week we have been learning:

Literacy

  • Practising our listening and talking skills through sharing our Everywhere bear adventures.
  • We have been practising writing our name and making a list of items that Everywhere bear will take on his journey.
  • Exploring some single sounds of the alphabet. We have focused on s, a, t. p, i, n. However, the main focus this week has been sounds: t, p.
  • We have been making letters outdoors using different items.

Home learning ideas

  • To practice fine motor skills, use pegs, do and undo buttons, play with playdough, etc.
  • Find words that start with a given sound (from the ones we have been working on).
  • Read a story with your child every day (if possible) and chat about the book.

Numeracy

  • We have explored pattern: our focus has been to copy, continue and create simple patterns involving objects, shapes and numbers.
  • Exploring numbers to 10 with matching activities
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10)
  • Exploring numbers to 10 (and beyond for some)
  • Sequencing numbers
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points
  • Next week we will be moving onto: Explore, recognise and continue simple number patterns and to find missing numbers on a number line within the range 0 – 20.

Home learning ideas

  • Practice number formation numbers 0 to 10: you don’t need to use a pencil, you can use flour, water and a paint brush, make the number with chalk and your child can trace it over with a car, etc.
  • We have been playing this game in class:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

Other Areas

  • E. – This week we have continued to practice changing for P.E. We are working on balancing, catching and throwing skills. We loved playing cats and mice!
  • Health and Wellbeing – We are working on ‘Look on the bright side of life’ following our Building resilience programme.
  • We had the opportunity to participate in the Magic of Music workshop on Friday.

 

 

Other Information

  • We will start sending the sound cards next week, please check your purple folders when they arrive home.
  • 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.
  • We politely ask you give your child water in their bottles.

 

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

 

Welcome

Dear Parents/ Carers,

 

Welcome to P1 Dragonflies!

You should be very proud of your children, they have been fantastic this week!

The children have been learning about all the class routines: getting ready for class, changing into indoor/outdoor shoes, getting the snacks from their bags and putting into their trays, hanging their coats, lunch time routines, outdoor learning rules, expectations in the class, etc. Lots of things to do in one week! They have become quicker and quicker at getting change and they are developing their skills to became more independent in selfcare routines. It would be great if your child can keep practicing at home doing zips, buttons, getting change and undress (we will start using our PE kit soon!).

We had fun listening to all children talking about their summer memory boxes. Thank you for all your work! It has been a fantastic opportunity to getting to know your child a little bit better.

We have also agreed our class charter, you will have the opportunity to see it on Meet the teacher Day (next Thursday).

As break only lasts 20 minutes please don’t give your child too many items to eat. Please remember to cut in half grapes and cherry tomatoes if your child brings them to school for lunch or snack. Not nuts/ nut products should be brought to school.

We are always looking for parent helpers so please get in touch if you would like to come and help in the school. Please note that this would be a chance for you to help at school and we cannot promise that you will be able to work with your own child.

We really hope that the first week at school has been a good experience for your child.

We are looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Mrs de Bonrostro and Mrs Ling

Reminders:

  • Monday 26th August Evening News Photograph.
  • Thursday 29th August Meet the teacher 3.15 to 3.45

Next week the school website will be closed due to re construction for a week.