Everyone in P1 has been working really hard again this week.
We are still working hard on learning our letter sounds and practicing writing the different letters correctly. We have also been meeting the characters from the Oxford Reading Tree and were very excited to take home our first books on Thursday.
In maths we are getting really good at quickly recognising and copying five frames and domino patterns and we have also started to explore how we can use our maths racks. We have been practicing working out how many items there are in two collections – sometimes we have to be very clever as Miss Reeves hides some of the objects so we can’t see them.
We have been working on our senses topic and this week we were mostly talking about smell and taste. We had a good time taking part in a blindfolded ‘smell test’ and tasting sweet, salty, sour and savoury foods. We discovered that when we stick our tongues out we can see our little bumpy taste buds. Today we talked about our sense of touch again and made some flower collages that you can touch as well as look at. We tried to make sure that we had parts of our flowers that were smooth, rough, bumpy and fluffy. We had lots of fun and made a lot of mess!
Everyone has been having a really busy time in P1!
We have been working through our letter sounds and having lots of fun practicing writing our letters in different ways. We’ve also been playing lots of games with our sounds and have even practiced writing some words. This week we met the characters from the Oxford Reading Tree and have made a really good job of starting to learn their names.
In maths we have been working with domino patterns and five frames. We are really good at counting forwards and backwards and recognising if Miss Reeves misses out a number when she counts. We’ve also been practicing giving the ‘number after’ and putting numbers into the correct order. Yesterday we showed Miss Reeves what we know about shapes and had lots of fun making shape monsters for the wall.
Our walls are looking really colourful as they’re covered in collages, self-portraits and fantastic giraffe pictures. We made the giraffe pictures after we read ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and we had to make sure that we worked really carefully when we were painting, cutting, decorating and sticking.
Today we were talking about our different senses and watched some video clips about our sense of touch. We had lots of fun describing and recognising things in a feely box and trying to carry out some tasks using just our sense of touch.