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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!

P.1A’s Learning Update

Last week, P.1A were back up to full strength! It was so lovely to have all 21 of us together again. Our IDL topic focus was ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ and we discussed what makes a healthy plate of food. We then made our own delicious plates for the tiger in case he returned! Here is some of us at work:

Of course we had to write a shopping list to make sure we had everything we needed, and this became our writing focus for the week.

We also learned the sounds ‘s’ (for snake) and ‘d’ (for dinosaur), continued practising our number recognition and counting, had fun continuing to practise our basic moves in P.E., and made some very tricky dinosaur jigsaws using 2D shapes.

Here are some highlights:

  • Playing with the Lego and building little houses
  • Playing with my friends
  • Playing with the cars
  • Listening to music at the listening station
  • Playing with my best buddy – playing in the kitchen

Finally, congratulations again to our Values Champion of the week, who has been setting an example for the rest of the class!

P.1A’s Learning Update

Last week P.1a were missing lots of faces, but it didn’t stop us learning loads and having an adventure! On our ‘bear hunt’ into the Pinkie woods (as part of our ‘Big Book of Stories’ IDL topic) we discovered lots of fantastic describing words (we call them WOW Words) and this helped us to create and describe our very own story scenes.

We also learned the sounds ‘m’ and ‘a’, practised our handwriting, played lots of games in P.E., and learned the names of 2D shapes. We also had a great time trying out the Loose Parts Play in our playground, and built lots of wonderfully imaginative things!

Here are some of our highlights:

  • I liked playing with the football
  • I painted colourful things
  • Playing with food in the kitchen
  • Playing with the loose parts play, and making a catapult
  • I enjoyed going on a bear hunt, when we went past the cave and it looked like a real cave