Welcome to the second Primary 1 Lion’s blog!
The P1 Lion’s have had another fun and exciting week in Primary 1! We have enjoyed playing with our new friends, and despite the rain, exploring new areas of the playground. Please ensure that all children have a waterproof jacket, so we can go outside to play in all weathers.
The P1s are becoming familiar with our daily routines and are settling into school really well! It is lovely to see so many smiley and happy faces coming into school in the morning!
This week we have introduced the Oxford Reading Tree characters and stories. We met and learned about the main characters: Biff, Chip and Kipper. We also met some of the other characters, including, Dad, Mum and Floppy. We read stories about the characters as a class and thought about what each story was about. We also answered questions which helped us to relate the stories to our own lives. This gave us the opportunity to develop connections with the characters.
We are still enjoying hearing about everybody’s memory boxes. It is so lovely to find out new things about our classmates. During this time we are also trying really hard to practice our good listening skills! We hope to complete these by the end of next week, so please bring your box into school if you haven’t done so.
This week we have been using our number fans to help us with our counting. We have been playing lots of maths games as a class, which have helped us to develop our number recognition and counting skills up to 10 and beyond.
We also have been working with Miss McGillivray and Ms Leach to find out how much we know about numbers already. Showing off how high we can count, counting out counters, our knowledge of dice patterns and number recognition. Well done to every P1 for working really hard on their maths this week!
P1 has also been having lots of fun playing outside in the playground. In P.E we practised our running, jumping, skipping and hopping skills by having lots of fun races. P1 also enjoyed playing the traffic light game and jellybean game as warm ups.
We have had lots of fun developing our social skills by playing with our peers in the classroom. We have lots of fun drawing pictures and making crafts, playing in the home corner and reading in the book corner. We also have lots of fun building castles and towers with the construction blocks.
Things to Try at Home
We would love it if the P1s could continue to practice their independence skills. These have improved greatly over the week but could still be quicker and smoother. Try and practice: Changing shoes (fastening buckles and Velcro themselves, making sure they are on the right foot), putting on, zipping up jackets (and turning sleeves the correct way round), opening snacks themselves and tidying up after play.
Next week Ms Leach will be teaching the class on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. We are also very lucky to have Miss Croal helping us in the mornings and afternoons to get ready and put our belongings away/get ready for going home.
I hope you have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday!
From Miss McGillivray