P.1A’s Learning Update

P.1A had another busy week last week, with lots of fun learning and play happening inside and outside of the classroom.  ‘The Rainbow Fish’ was our next IDL focus as part of ‘Our Big Book Of Stories’ topic, and we created our own sparkly fish using collage:

These beautiful, unique fish will take pride of place in our ever-growing floorbook. We also used the story as a stimulus for our writing, and wrote about what makes each of us special.

We had lots of fun playing different phonological awareness games like Simon Says (listening), What’s Missing? (memory), I Hear With My Little Ear (rhyme), and a very tricky game in which we helped a seeker find an item through shaking a tambourine- louder for closer, quieter for further away. These are also games you can do easily at home.

We learned the sounds ‘t’ (for tower) and ‘i’ (for insect), continued to practise our number counting, ordering and recognition, and went on a 2D shape hunt around the whole school. We found lots of squares, circles and rectangles, but not so many triangles, pentagons or hexagons. In gym we also learned new games such as toilet/ tunnel tig and Red River.

Here are some highlights:

  • I liked the shape hunt
  • I enjoyed playing with the Octons (colourful building shapes)
  • I liked to play in the kitchen
  • I liked to make numbers
  • Playing at the doll’s house with my best friend

Congratulations to our Values Champion this week for demonstrating fantastic knowledge in literacy and numeracy, and for showing great care for his classroom and classmates!

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