Our new sound today was “p”. Michael the puppet told us about his special surprise birthday party, when he had a delicious pink pig cake.
To help us remember our new sound we made our own pink pigs to take home.
Another week has flown! It’s hard to believe we’ve only been back three weeks – the children have settled really well into the school routine.
This week we’ve continued with our phonics, learning t and i and starting to blend the sounds covered so far to make short words. We’ve also started looking at the Oxford Reading Tree characters, starting with Kipper, who we found out is actually called Christopher!
We’re doing a lot of work with plasticine to develop our fine motor skills, linking it to emotions and our feelings. This week we’ve made surprised and angry faces and have spoken about times we felt like this.
In numeracy we’re continuing to focus on numbers to 10, ensuring we have the correct formation and using the language before, after and one more. This morning we had great fun outside on a number hunt.
We’re continuing our stickman topic, looking at the landscape in the stickman and using lots of different materials to create our own landscape scene. We also looked at the view from outside the classroom and talked about how the colours and detail fade the further away they are. We then painted our background, gradually going from dark to light, and drew and cut out trees – one that is here, one that is near and one that is far – and added leaves and branches with oil pastels. The next job is to add stick frames.
In other news, in our bread experiment we are excited to see mould growing on the bread we touched with our dirty hands! We’ll continue to watch and share more next week. We’ve also had a robin visiting the table outside the classroom, and on Wednesday he decided to come into the classroom for a play while the children were at lunch!
Primary 1 have been learning about story maps this week. We have been talking about the beginning, middle and the end of a story. We created our own story maps of the Gruffalo story and then used these plans to make a story map outside with a partner.
We had to think about all the places the mouse went as he strolled through the forest and the order of the characters that he met.
During our online assembly last week Mrs Wilson set us all a challenge, to think about what we all are grateful for at school. Primary 1 shared their ideas today during circle time. Some of us were grateful for being able to share stories and have the chance to make things. All of us agreed though that at school, the most important thing they had to be grateful for was their friends and being able to play with them in the classroom and in the playground.