We have now been introduced to all the sounds of the alphabet and are practising lots ahead of our assessment next week. Please help us to learn our sounds and build words at home.
We have been learning about the seasons of the year and love listening to the Pancake manor Seasons song. If you are out for a walk this weekend perhaps you could look for signs and clues that tell us it is Autumn?
Our new number of the week is 11. Can you go on a number hunt around the house or local area to find it? Maybe someone can take a picture of you beside the number 11 and upload it to our blog?
The boys and girls in Primary One have made a great start to their learning and are settling into school so well.
In Numeracy we have been learning to recognise and name numbers 0-10, counting forwards and backwards and counting the number of dots in patterns as well as trying to make our own dot patterns. At home, games which use dice and dominoes can help us recognise these patterns.
In Literacy we have been learning the following sounds: m,c,k,s,a,i,p,t,n,f,b,h,e,o,u and d. We are learning how to blend/crash these sounds together to make words. Here are some words for you to practise building at home, using the sounds in our tubs: map mat man cat cap can sit sip tin tap tan pen ten hen
We have also started learning some key words for our reading books. Please help us to practise these words when we bring them home on Friday by playing games such as matching pairs with the words.
In P4 we have been learning about fractions (1/2, 1/4, 1/5 and 1/10) of shapes and numbers. Today we took that learning outdoors and we played fraction games and worked with a group to make a picture showing tenths using found materials. We had lots of fun too!
This week Primary One made the most of the fantastic weather and took their learning outside. We practised forwards and backwards counting on a numberline, collected objects from the field to count and wrote sums using chalk. Perhaps you could try some of these ideas at home?
Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready for learning.
This term we will be focusing on the following Numeracy skills:
* counting forwards and backwards accurately within 40 and beyond
* ordering, reading and writing numbers within 40 and beyond
* number stories to 10
* strategies for addition eg counting on from biggest number, using doubles, finger patterns, using numberlines
*making amounts of money to 10p
*counting amounts of money to 20p
A Numeracy Homework leaflet will be sent home next week to provide ideas of how you might support your child’s learning at home. Many thanks for your continued support. The P1 Teachers.
We are currently looking at HOW we solve problems and sharing strategies. It’s good to share because not only can we help each other, we can perhaps find easier ways, be more accurate and/or look deeper at NUMBER and our UNDERSTANDING.
If you would like to TALK more around SOLVING PROBLEMS, and SHOW YOUR WORKINGS TOO – check out this website, a good challenge for pupils and parents alike.