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P1cd Reflective Friday 10.6.22

Primary one classes are supporting the work of Edinburgh School Uniform Bank.

Please watch our video here

We would greatly appreciate donations of new plain white school polo shirts in any size from age 5-13 or school socks of any size. These can be bought from most supermarkets this term. Please send any donations to school with your child by Friday 24th June.

ESUB is a local charity which distributes bespoke packs of new school uniform to hundreds of Edinburgh families each year. Every child deserves to look and feel smart at school, to feel that they belong, and to avoid the negative effects of hardship on their wellbeing and education.

Looking ahead to next week.

Thank you for the returned parent comment sheets received so far. If you are yet to return the sheet, please do so on Monday. The main body of the report is yours to keep at home as we already have a copy in school.

Please continue to collect and send clean recycling to help resource our STEM area. thank you.

Loose parts learning on Friday 17th

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

Talk about learning

1. Ask me what I know about comparing weights and heavy/light objects.

2 .Ask me about the Edinburgh School Uniform Bank.

3. Ask me which new sounds we learned this week and if I can think of some words including the new sounds.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs tw and ng and the tricky word would.

We used tweezers to count out 12 and 20 items, and we made rings..

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was the story “My bedroom” We have previously drawn and described our bedrooms, but we wanted to see how much progress we have made in our independent writing.

Numeracy and maths

This week we were learning to measure weight. We estimated, compared the weights of items using a pan balance how much water could fit into different containers.

We also continue to work on our numeracy fluency; counting forwards and back, recognising and ordering numerals, and adding two amounts.

Loose parts learning

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –
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P1cd Reflective Friday 27.5.22

Looking ahead to next week.

Please remember that we are not in school on Thursday or Friday next week.

As it is a short week we will not be sending reading books home.

Remember to wear party clothes on Wednesday for our Jubilee celebrations.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

This week was modern languages week in school.

We have been learning to say and understand the numbers 0-10 in French.

We also learned the phrases bonjour, au-revoir, and à plus!

Talk about learning

1. Ask me what I know about spiders.

2 .Ask me if I know any French words ( numbers or greetings)

3. Ask me to describe the crown I designed.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs st and sp and the tricky words every and two

We made stars and stick pictures, learned about Spain and found out lots of interesting facts about spiders.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was the story “My crown” We designed and described some amazing crowns.

Numeracy and maths

This week we introduced the word capacity. We estimated, compared and measured how much water could fit into different containers.

We also continue to work on our numeracy fluency; counting forwards and back, recognising and ordering numerals, and adding two amounts.

PE

In PE this week we have started to develop some early racquet skills

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –
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Boxes boxes boxes….

Our STEM area is as popular as ever, so we would like to renew our request for supplies of clean recycling. Thank you for all the donations so far, but please keep it coming

Why do we need them ?

‘Junk’ modelling helps to develop
children’s imagination and creative abilities while challenging
them to explore, investigate and problem solve as they
bring their plans and ideas to life.
Children can work on their own or co-operate with
others, learning to negotiate and share ideas. When
they create something new it can give their confidence
and self-esteem a big boost. They can also consider
how their plans have worked out as they think about
what they might have done differently or how they might
improve their model, but remember, it is the process of
creating that is important rather than the end product
.

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P1cd Reflective Friday 13.5.22

Looking ahead to next week.

Next week is health week in school. There are several activities organised for the class, some of which involve having visitors in school! We are all very excited about sharing sports day with you. Please come dressed in activewear every day next week.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

School meals

We have noticed a number of pupils not eating much, if anything, of their school dinner despite encouragement from the dinner hall supervisors. Please have a conversation with your child about meal choices in case a packed lunch from home might be a better option. We don’t want anyone to be hungry in the afternoons.

Talk about learning

1. Ask me what my ‘not-a-stick’ was

2 .Ask me how I measured my playdough snake.

3. Ask me what I was doing in loose parts learning.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs sm and sn

We used our sense of smell, looked at our smiles, and cut out snakes.

In handwriting we practised the letters s and m on new smaller lines.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was the story “Not a stick” We walked to the woods and found sticks. We used our imagination to think of an alternative use for it.

Letter to the Queen

We posted the letters to the queen which we had written last week. We hope she likes them.

Numeracy and maths

This week we introduced reading ‘half past’ times on an analogue clock.

We also learned about measuring in non standard units, and using comparative language such

Risky Play

Through risky play children learn how to judge risks and their consequences. They can learn what is safe to try and what might not work out and they can learn how to apply these assessments to a range of different situations. Children who engage in risky play are actually less likely to become injured because they are more adept at observing their surroundings and making good decisions.

Loose parts learning

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –
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P1cd Reflective Friday 29.4.22

Looking ahead to next week.

As part of our focus on talking and listening skills, we would like the children to prepare a short talk to present to the class next week. The subject is ‘My favourite place’ This can be anywhere of their choosing, from something as simple as their bedroom or back garden, or further afield such as the swimming pool or a holiday destination.

The success criteria for the talk are as follows

  • Be prepared
  • Speak clearly
  • Say where your favourite place is
  • Describe it in a few words
  • Say why you like this place.

Optional – bring a drawing of your chosen place, or bring one photograph or souvenir to show. (Please no powerpoints or scrapbooks as the target is development of the children’s talking and listening. Thanks)

N.B We will not be sending reading books home on Thursday

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraph sk

We made skeleton pictures, tried out a skateboard and practised skipping in PE

In handwriting we practised the letters c and l

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “At Easter”

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –

Numeracy and maths

This week we talked about different times of the day – using vocabulary of Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night. We also learned to name the days of the week in order and discussed the fact that this goes in a cycle so we can start on any day. We tried naming the day before or after a given day – some of us found this very tricky so please help reinforce this learning at home.

Woodwork skills

PE

In outdoor PE we practised jumping skills in the sandpit.

In indoor PE we tried different types of skipping.

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Welcome back

It is lovely to see everyone looking refreshed after the holiday. Just a quick note to let you know that on Friday this week we will have an outdoor loose parts session. The forecast looks nice, but we would ask that the children dress appropriately for messy play.

Thanks

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P1cd Reflective Friday 1.4.22

Nut based snacks

Just a wee reminder that as there are some pupils in the school with nut allergies we ask that no nut products are brought to school as snacks.

Many thanks

Toys from home

A number of children are bringing small toys from home. It would be much appreciated if this was discouraged as it can distract them from the learning opportunities in the classroom and can also cause upset if the toys get lost or broken. Many thanks for your support in this.

Looking ahead to next week.

Next week we will not be sending reading books home on Thursday.

We have loose parts play on Friday 8th

Please send a shopping bag on Friday the 8th as we will send home indoor shoes and spare clothes to allow you to check that shoes still fit/clothes bags are stocked up for next term.

Parents’ consultations

Thank you for meeting with us earlier this week, and ple ase accept apologies for those whose conversation was cut off mid flow by the timer. If there is anything urgent to follow up, please feel free to email the school office for our attention.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs gl and pl along with the tricky words do and as

We made glittery glasses, learned how to pleat three strands of rope and we tasted some delicious juicy plums.

In handwriting we practised the letters g and d

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “When I grow up”

Reading

There will be no reading books sent home next Thursday

Thank you for returning all books on Monday ready for distribution to other groups/classes. If books are not returned this unfortunately may have impact on the learning experiences of the P1 pupils.

We are excited to see to children growing in confidence as readers and enjoying sharing books together. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we are developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –

Numeracy and maths

Our core numeracy skills this week included,

  • adding two collections and finding a total
  • partitioning number patterns
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays

Our challenge activities in numeracy were

  • describing equal groups
  • numeral identification to 30
  • numeral identification to 100
  • counting in 100s
  • ordering 3 digit numbers
  • ordering off decade patterns of 10 decades
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 30
  • counting short forward or backward sequences of numbers to 30 or 100
  • counting two collections with the both screened ( counting on strategy)
  • finding a subtrahend by counting back

PE

In outdoor PE we practised jumping skills

In indoor PE we learned how to safely do a forward roll. As an extension we tried finishing in staight leg or straddle positions and also tried rolling straight up to standing.

Paper making

When the librarian came to visit, one of our questions was ‘How is paper made?’

We have been finding out the answer to this question, and we have been trying to make our own paper by recycling egg boxes.

Thanks

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P1cd Reflective Friday 4.3.22

We have missed Mrs de Bonrostro this week, but we wrote get well soon letters in our writing session on Thursday – she was so happy to read them. She also joined us via teams to read a story. Thank you to Mr Macdonald, Mrs Imrie, Ms Dowds and Miss Wright for helping us in class.

Walled garden

It was so lovely to be allowed out of our class bubble to enjoy a trek and treat trip to the Walled garden today. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful outdoor spaces so close to school, and the sun shone down on us. A real treat.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

Loose parts

On Monday we were inventors, scientists and explorers as we worked together with the loose parts.

Dentist

On Tuesday the dental hygienist came to check our teeth and we enjoys practising the skill of brushing teeth.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs bl and tr along with the tricky words were and there

We enjoyed blew a blob of ink and added blossom to make some spring tree art work.

We also explored the trees in the playground using senses other than sight.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “Get well soon” and we learned how to structure a letter.

Reading

Thank you for returning all books on Monday ready for distribution to other groups/classes. If books are not returned this unfortunately may have impact on the learning experiences of the P1 pupils.

We are excited to see to children growing in confidence as readers and enjoying sharing books together. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we are developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child ( avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –

Numeracy and maths

In maths this week we have this week we have been taking part in numeracy assessments alongside learning about Left and Right and clockwise/anticlockwise.

At home you may choose to play this game.

Our core numeracy skills this week included,

  • adding two collections and finding a total
  • partitioning number patterns
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays

Our challenge activities in numeracy were

  • describing equal groups
  • numeral identification to 30
  • numeral identification to 100
  • ordering off decade patterns of 10 decades
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 30
  • counting short forward or backward sequences of numbers to 30 or 100
  • counting two collections with the both screened ( counting on strategy)
  • finding a subtrahend by counting back

Thanks

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P1cd Reflective Friday 4.3.22

Unfortunately today’s blog contains no photos. This is due to technical issues with the website host. If the issue is resolved over the weekend I will edit the post to add the photos

Assessments

Next week the pupils will be assessed on their ability to recognise and spell the block 1 tricky words and those from block two which we have introduced so far. Please support them at home with this learning.The tricky words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

Shrove Tuesday

On Tuesday Ms Campbell helped us to make pancakes. They were delicious.

World book day.

On Thursday the whole school celebrated World Book day. Some people chose to dress up as a favourite character or to bring a book to share with the class. We watched a special assembly all about World Book day.

Oxgangs Library

On Tuesday we had a visit from the librarian at Oxgangs library. He read some stories to us and shared the exciting news that the library will be reopening in Mid April. Please find attached below a membership form should you wish to apply for a library card for your child

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs dr and fr along with the tricky words one and you

We enjoyed painting a dragon fruit and then tasting it. We were surprised to find that it was white inside.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “World book day ..”

We are focusing on developing our story telling skills by firstly using drawing to create a detailed picture which clearly tells a story, then retelling our story for an adult to ‘scribe’ for us and trying to write some familiar words on our own.

Reading

Thank you for returning all books on Monday ready for distribution to other groups/classes. If books are not returned this unfortunately may have impact on the learning experiences of the P1 pupils.

We are excited to see to children growing in confidence as readers and enjoying sharing books together. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we are developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child ( avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –

Numeracy and maths

In maths this week we have started to learn about positional language and we will be moving on the explore giving and following directions.

At home you may choose to play this game.

Our core numeracy skills this week included,

  • adding two collections and finding a total
  • partitioning number patterns
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays
  • consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10
  • numeral identification to 10,( focus on 6,7, 8 and 9)
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 10
  • establishing a collection of a given amount
  • counting and creating auditory patterns
  • accurate counting of random arrays

Our challenge activities in numeracy were

  • describing equal groups
  • numeral identification to 30
  • numeral identification to 100
  • ordering off decade patterns of 10 decades
  • identifying the number before a given number up to 30
  • counting short forward or backward sequences of numbers to 30 or 100
  • counting two collections with the both screened ( counting on strategy)
  • finding a subtrahend by counting back

Thanks

Things to do at home :-