Stick Man, hibernation and vowels in P1a

Another busy week has passed in P1a. We are loving our hedgehog focus and this week investigated hibernation further. We learnt about all different types of animals that hibernate, and where they hibernate. Ask us what we know, you will be impressed…

We also made hibernation puppets and used them to act out animals going into hibernation and then waking up in the spring. Some of us them became hedgehogs, snakes and frogs and pretended to hibernate.

Mrs Hocknall read Stick Man to the infant department the other day and it is going to be the focus for our corridor displays and play area. We had a lot of fun making our own stick men yesterday and using the Chatterpix app to take a photo of them and make them talk! What fun!

In literacy this week we learnt about the 5 vowels (a,e,i,o,u). We learnt that we need these sounds in all words and they will mostly appear in the middle. We played vowel bingo. It was really tricky to always hear the middle sound, but we are trying really hard. We really loved this song and may like to practise it at home to help us remember them.

We also learnt 2 new common words, he and me. We are now able to find lots of our common words in our reading books.

This week we wrote our first sentence… it was really exciting. Mrs Gordon was really impressed with how many of us remembered the 3 important things for a sentence – a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

In numeracy we continued our addition journey and started to investigate the different ways to make 2, 3 and 4. We are managing very well with the language and symbols of addition. We also continued looking at time by looking at the seasons, and what things happen in certain seasons.

In French Camembear taught us bleu, blanc and rouge just like the French flag the tricolor. We also learnt violet since we were wearing purple today for our dress down.

Happy weekend from Mrs Gordon and P1a