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Term 1

Happy Birthday to everyone who has turned 5 in Term 1! ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐ŸŽˆ

Forest School: We toasted Tunnocks Teacakes on the fire today as a Christmas treat - yum!

PTA Christmas Party ๐ŸŽˆ ๐ŸŽ… ๐ŸŽ„

Numeracy: We paid 1p for a ticket and 1p for popcorn at our Nativity premiere!

Literacy: We designed dream houses!

Phonics: We had a pizza party and practised writing the letter that makes the โ€˜pโ€™ sound!

Phonics: the nnnnnnnnnn sound! โœˆ๏ธ

Forest School: We made stick houses for the Three Little Pigs! We hope our signs keep the big bad wolf out! ๐Ÿบ

Phonics: Secret Agent โ€˜Sโ€™ came to tell us the Sound Snatcher was back! He gave us invisible ink pens to practise writing the โ€˜iโ€™ sound!๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Thank you so much to Georgeโ€™s mum who came to talk to us about her job as an architect!

Literacy: We made straw houses and wrote a shared sentence for The Three Little Pigs ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

Learning through Play: Under Construction ๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿฆบ

Phonics: Look who arrived in our class with a letter! Teddy! He was tired and need a drink of tea. We made it for him and then used some tea bags to form the letter that makes the โ€˜tโ€™ sound!

Forest School: We read โ€˜A Squash and a Squeezeโ€™ by Julia Donaldson in the Forest and made houses which were just the right size for the animals!

Mathematics and Numeracy: We have been thinking about โ€˜one moreโ€™. We sang โ€˜One Elephant Went Out to Playโ€™ and added โ€˜one moreโ€™ block each time there was another elephant. Notice how 1-5 are like stairs - the numbers get bigger as there is โ€˜one moreโ€™ each time!

Mathematics and Numeracy: We can order 1-5 using Numicon and numerals.

Phonics: We received a letter from Secret Agent S. He warned us that the sound snatcher had been spotted in Richhill!! So we had to hide all of our โ€˜Sโ€™ sounds in sneaky secret spots!

Forest School: Composition of numbers and making sets using natural materials and giant Numicon

Physical Development and Movement: We have been enjoying developing our gross motor skills on the trim trail. This is lots of fun and will help us to hold our pencils!

Mathematics and Numeracy: Learning all about number 5!

Phonics: We received a letter from Alfie the alligator to say he was very hungry. We had to write lots of โ€˜aโ€™ sounds to stop him from eating Mrs Allister and some of our other โ€˜Aโ€™ friends!

Phonics: We used muddy mucky paint to form the letter which makes the โ€˜mโ€™ sound!

Learning through Play: We have developing skills across the curriculum through indoor and outdoor play this term. ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿšœ

Forest School: We predicted how bread might change when heated. Then we very safely toasted it over the camp fire - Miss McCann was very proud of us! Look at the how the bread changed - from soft and white to golden and crunchy! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Mathematics and Numeracy: We love exploring new numbers! This week we had fun developing the ability to represent 4, form the numeral 4 and make 4 with other numbers!

World Around Us: We learnt all about keeping pigs on a farm when Percy and Penny came to visit! ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿท

We went for an Autumn walk in the park. We had lots of fun developing our gross motor skills on the climbing equipment and looking for signs of Autumn! ๐Ÿ‚

Mathematics and Numeracy: We have been learning all about positional language e.g. on, under, beside, between, through, over

World Around Us: A big thank you to Burkes for bringing two big blue tractors to visit! We learnt all about how they are used on the farm. ๐Ÿšœ

Forest School: We hunted for Autumn leaves and made our very own Leaf Men ๐Ÿ

World Around Us: Thank you to Davidโ€™s mum and Ziggy for teaching us all about horses! ๐Ÿด

World Around Us: We made bread, just like the Little Red Hen! Did you know yeast makes the bread rise?

Mathematics and Numeracy: We really enjoyed thinking about the composition of 3 - for example, if one bean bag landed in the hoop and two landed outside the hoop, that is still three altogether! We have also been practising subtilising - we are now very good at spotting sets of 1-3 on dice without touch counting!

Forest School: We made thick oozy mud paint and used sticks to mark make and windfall apples to print! Look at our beautiful collaborative forest art!

Betty and Bertha came to visit us in school! We learnt all about how to look after chickens and then used their yummy eggs to make scrambled egg! Thank you to Hollieโ€™s Auntie Chloe, Dawn and mummy! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

Language and Literacy: We enjoyed sharing the story of โ€˜The Little Red Henโ€™ together. Afterwards, we were able to sequence the story!

Mrs Cartmill and Walt came to visit. They showed us a video of their orchard and kindly gave us all a Bradley apple to bring home! Thank you Mrs Cartmill! ๐Ÿ

Mathematics and Numeracy: All about number 3!

Forest School: We went for a 2D shape hunt! We found squares, circles, rectangles and triangles!

Terrific two! We love learning about new numbers in Mathematics and Numeracy.

Language and Literacy: We made and wrote our first sentence! It has three words, finger spaces and a full stop!

We had great fun walking and star jumping 180 times for Rory and Theo! โญ๏ธ

We have been learning all about number 1!

We have been practising our scissor skills! Snip snip! โœ‚๏ธ

Learning through Play: The children in P1 have had a wonderful first week in school! They have been trying new things, getting creative, building, taking on roles and being creative. The boys and girls have settled so well. They have made lots of new friends and are practising being kind! We are looking forward to using our outdoor area when the builders have finished the new door!

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Language and Literacy in Forest School: We read โ€˜Noisy Farmโ€™ and then listened for environmental sounds in the forest! We also had fun exploring the forest. ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ

Mathematics and Numeracy: We used five frames to compare amounts without counting! Who has more? Who has fewer?

Language and Literacy: We have been practising our fine motor skills and pincer grip, getting our fingers ready to hold a pencil!

Mathematics and Numeracy: We made a biscuit for each child in our class, with one sweet on each biscuit! This helped us to develop our understanding of one-to-one correspondence. Yum yum!

Mathematics and Numeracy: We practised one-to-one matching!

Mathematics and Numeracy: We have been making sets and sorting for one criterion!

Language and Literacy: We have been listening to lots of stories and practising our talking and listening with our friends!