This week in literacy P.1 have been learning about the sounds of ‘v’ and ‘y’. They have been looking at what begins with ‘v’ and ‘y’ and have been practising writing and forming them correctly in the cursive style and writing some words. At home they can practise writing the sounds with pencils and felt pens and some cvc words too. They used boards with magnetic letters to find the different sounds and made words such as ‘van’, ‘vet’, ‘vim’,‘vat’, ‘yes’ ‘yak’, ‘yet’, ‘yum’, ‘yap’ and ‘yuck’. At home the children can use their sounds to make these words and more. The children wrote a row of ‘y’ and some ‘y’ words on paper and managed very well with the cursive style.
In numeracy the children have been working on numeral identification. They practised writing their number sequences and played some numeral identification games. They can practise counting different amounts at home and can practise writing their numerals 0-20. They can see what numbers they can identify on buses, houses and signs.
In RE P.1 learned that it has been Catholic Education week. For Catholic Education week they looked at a powerpoint about Pilgrims of Faith. They talked about ways they could follow Jesus by praying, showing kindness and helping others. They watched a video about ‘What is a Saint?’ and learned that Saint Andrew is our patron saint of Scotland. They listened to a story about the life of St Andrew on St Andrew’s day and learned about how he became our patron saint.