## P1M Reflective Friday

Hello everyone,

MATHS AND NUMERACY

In numeracy we have been counting forwards up to 100, sequencing numerals, saying alternate numbers, identifying numbers and counting items in two screened collections.

We have continued to learn about number bonds to 10 and some of us have been thinking about number bonds to 20.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Practise number bonds to 10:

0+10=10

1+9=10

2+8=10 etc.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Use the game above to help. If you feel confident with number bonds to 10, try playing the game using number bonds to 20.

LITERACY

This week we have been learning to blend an initial consonant with the letter s :sm sw sn sp st and the tricky words one and you.

We used our sense of smell to see if we could guess what was in the tubs.

This week’s dictation practised the blend we have been revising this week.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

This week we were thinking about what we enjoyed in Primary One and what we were looking forward to in Primary Two.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please see the sheet your child has brought home today and complete the suggested activities.

Listening and Talking Presentation – My Favourite Place

RSHP

We started learning about the parts of a plant and labelled the names for the different parts on a diagram.

We talked about being the boss of our own bodies and read and discussed the story ‘Miles is the Boss of His Body’ by Abbie Schiller and Samantha Kurtzman-Counter.

PE

We have continued to practise ball skills by kicking and dribbling the ball and playing games.

FRENCH

We have been learning the days of the week in French as we talk about our calendar together.

We learned three new colours:

Marron- brown

Violet – purple

Rose – pink

LOOSE PARTS

We enjoyed building, exploring, and creating across the Primary One stage.

The next day for Loose Parts is  Monday 29 May.

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

Thanks so much to everyone who has sent a box of tissues in, they are much appreciated.

## P1M Reflective Friday 19.5.23

Hello everyone,

MATHS AND NUMERACY

This week we have been assessing what we know about time.

In numeracy we have been counting backwards from 30 starting at different numbers, recognising numbers to 50, describing equal shares, ordering numbers, and adding together two collections of objects.

We played a game on the iPad to help us practise our number bonds to 10.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Practise number bonds to 10:

0+10=10

1+9=10

2+8=10 etc.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Use the game above to help.

If your child is confident with the number bonds to 10, try number bonds to 20.

LITERACY

This week we have been learning to blend an initial consonant with the letter l :cl bl fl sl gl and the tricky words here and of.

This week’s dictation practised the blend we have been revising this week.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

This week we were writing about black animals to practise our blend.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please see the sheet your child has brought home today and complete the suggested activities.

Listening and Talking Presentation – My Favourite Place

RSHP

We started thinking about looking after animals and discussed pets and the need for shelter. We created birds nests in groups.

PE

We have been practising ball skills by kicking and dribbling the ball.

LOOSE PARTS

We had a lovely sunny afternoon for our Loose Parts learning.

The next day for Loose Parts is  Friday 26 May.

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

(Thanks so much to everyone who has sent in boxes of tissues, it is much appreciated).

## P1M Reflective Friday 12.5.23

Hello everyone,

MATHS AND NUMERACY

This week we have been learning about O’ clock times using analogue and digital clocks. We matched analogue times to digital times on a worksheet and some of us learned about half past.  We continued to practise the months of the year and tried to link them to the seasons.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Talk to your child about O’ clock times and try to spot analogue and digital clocks when you are out and about.

We talk about our class calendar every morning  and discuss today, yesterday, and tomorrow. Please talk about the days of the week with your child and discuss what day it is.

LITERACY

This week we revised the sounds rk nt ng nk tr gr and the tricky words she and be.

This week’s dictation practised the sounds we have been revising this week.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

This week we were writing about Sports Day and which activity  we had enjoyed the most.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

There is no new homework this week, please continue to revise the sounds already given out and build words with them.

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time and share the reading book your child has brought home.

HEALTH WEEK

We began our Health Week with a fruit tasting.

We were lucky with the weather and managed to have Sports Day without getting wet.

As part of Relationships, Sexual Health, and parenthood, we have been naming body parts, completing diagrams, and singing songs to help us learn.

The whole of Primary One took part in Simon Says Dance and everybody enjoyed showing their dance moves.

In the gym hall we played games with Ryan which involved lots of different movement and helped us to stay fit.

The whole of Primary One was outside for a giant scootathon on Friday morning.

LOOSE PARTS

The next day for Loose Parts is  Wednesday 17 May.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

(Any donations of boxes of tissues gratefully received- thanks so much to everyone who has sent a box in).

## P1M Reflective Friday 5.5.23

Hello everyone,

MATHS AND NUMERACY

This week we have been practising our numeracy skills. We were counting forwards to 30 (some of us to 50), starting at different numbers and backwards from 20. We said the number which comes after a number and put numerals in the correct order. We practised our adding skills, writing the calculations out using the correct symbols.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

We are continuing to learn about time so please continue to  talk to your child about the days of the week and practise saying them in the correct sequence. Have a look around your home for examples of digital and analogue clocks and discuss before, after, o’clock, hour hand and minute hand.

LITERACY

This week we revised the sounds ch th wh  sh and the tricky words said and we.

This week’s dictation practised the sounds we have been revising this week.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

This week we were writing about what we would do if we were king or queen. Many of the children wrote about looking after animals and being kind and some of us just wanted to wear a big crown!

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

There is no new homework this week, please continue to revise the sounds already given out and build words with them.

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time and share the reading book your child has brought home.

PE

This week we were practising some activities for our Sports Day on the 10th of May. We were running relay races, throwing bean bags in hoops, and balancing balls on spoons.

Some examples of our learning through play. It has been amazing to see the children creating their own stories at the writing and drawing tables and making books of their own.

LOOSE PARTS

The next day for Loose Parts is  Wednesday 17 May.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

(Any donations of boxes of tissues gratefully received- thanks so much to everyone who has sent a box in).

## P1M Reflective Friday 28.4.23

Hello everyone,

MATHS AND NUMERACY

This week we have been doing the Scottish National Standardised Assessments in literacy and numeracy. Children are presented with a range of questions, often with illustrations or images. The assessments are adaptive and establish the learner’s ability without them having to face lots of questions that are too easy or too difficult. They are completed on a one to one basis using an iPad and assessment questions change based on how well the learner is doing.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please continue to  talk to your child about the days of the week and practise saying them in the correct sequence. Have a look around your home for examples of digital and analogue clocks and discuss before, after, o’clock, hour hand and minute hand.

LITERACY

We continued to learn about consonants that go together  to make a particular sound and this week our focus was on gr and tr. Our tricky words were into and as.

This week’s dictation practised the sounds we have been learning this week.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

Our writing this week was based on our days of the week learning- ‘ On Tuesday I go to …………………….’

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time and share the reading book your child has brought home.

PE

This week we were practising some activities for our Sports Day on the 10th of May. We were running relay races, throwing bean bags in hoops, and balancing balls on spoons.

GENERATION SCIENCE

We all enjoyed learning about sound waves in the story of Ella’s Wobble and loved making the shakers and squawkers to accompany the story.

LOOSE PARTS

The next day for Loose Parts is  Wednesday 3 May.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

## P1M Reflective Friday 21.4.23

Hello everyone,

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school and to hear all  about their holidays.

MATHS AND NUMERACY

This week we have been learning about time and trying to link daily routines and personal events to time sequences. We have been practising naming the days of the week in sequence and have started to talk about analogue and digital time.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please talk to your child about the days of the week and practise saying them in the correct sequence. Have a look around your home for examples of digital and analogue clocks and discuss before, after, o’clock, hour hand and minute hand.

LITERACY

We continued to learn about consonants that go together at the end of words to make a particular sound and this week our focus was on ng and nk. Our tricky words were come and some.

This week’s dictation practised the sounds we have been learning this week.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

We made the most of the lovely weather and had a walk round the woods in the playground looking for signs of spring. When we got back to the classroom, we wrote about what we had seen.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time and share the reading book your child has brought home.

MUSIC

We learned NYCoS rhymes and rhythms and enjoyed keeping to a beat.

MOBILE LIBRARY

We had a  visit from the mobile library and really enjoyed selecting a book and sharing it with our classmates.

PE

This week we were working on bouncing and kicking a ball. We also practised some activities for our Sports Day on the 10th of May. Everyone found skipping challenging and that is a skill we will be practising further.

RME

We watched a short film about  Eid and talked about why it is a special time for Muslims.

LOOSE PARTS

We enjoyed playing with our friends across the stage at Loose Parts on Thursday and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The next day for Loose Parts is  Wednesday 3 May.

Remember P1 photos are on Wednesday 26th April.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

(Any donations of boxes of tissues gratefully received!)

## P1M Reflective Friday 31.3.23

Hello everyone,

MATHS AND NUMERACY

This week we have been learning to understand and correctly use the language of position and direction, including in front, behind, above, below, left, right, forwards and backwards. We used the Bee Bot app on the iPads to programme directions as well as taking turns to direct the Bee Bots.

LITERACY

We continued to learn about consonants that go together at the end of words to make a particular sound and this week our focus was on ft and nt. Our tricky words were were and there.

This week’s dictation practised the sounds we have been learning over the last few weeks.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

Our writing prompt this week was – She left the shop and ………………………………………

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time and share the reading book your child has brought home.

PE

We were completing circuits to practise the skills we have been learning in gymnastics. We also played lots of running games to make our lungs and our hearts work hard!

RSHP

We were talking about  pregnancy and read the book ‘Before You Were Born’. We discussed what a baby needs to grow and develop and were very lucky to have a visit from Lindsay with baby Maverick. Maverick was a star for the whole visit and Lindsay was asked all sorts of questions!

FRENCH

We learnt to say joyeuses Paques, which means happy Easter.

RME

We watched a short film about the Easter story and talked about why Easter is a special time for Christians.

LOOSE PARTS

We enjoyed playing with our friends across the stage at Loose Parts on Thursday. Some of our activities were: making cakes, playing baby foxes, making a bed, making a waterfall, making a car, making potions, babies and daddies. Our next day for Loose Parts is Thursday 20 April.

Some examples of the children’s learning through play from the last two weeks.

We hope that you all have a lovely Easter break.

## P1M Reflective Friday 17.3.23

Hello everyone,

MATHS AND NUMERACY

We are continuing to learn about money. We have

This week we have been learning:

been recognising British coins up to £2 and adding coins to give a total up to 10p. Some of us have managed to add bigger amounts of money. We have been drawing round coins and adding up the total. We have also completed individual assessments on money and counting.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Have a look at the coins you have around the house and help your child to identify them. Many children find 20p and 50p difficult to identify. It can also be confusing when older versions of coins have a different design. Practise making different amounts using a variety of coins. Challenge- Can you make the same total using different coins?

LITERACY

This week we introduced the sound wh. We thought of words starting with this sound and practised reading and writing these words. Our tricky words this week were we and be.

This week’s dictation practised the sounds we have been learning over the last few weeks.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

Our writing prompt this week was – When I go I the car I………………………………………

We were learning to recognise and write the capital letters: P Q R S T U

We are learning about the author Julia Donaldson and reading some of her books in class. Thank you to everyone who has brought in Julie Donaldson books for us to share.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time and share the reading book your child has brought home.

PE

We have been using our bodies to make different shapes and rolls. We have been balancing, jumping, and landing  using benches. We played fitness games to warm up and make our hearts beat faster.

FRENCH

We have been learning to say good morning, how are you? in French and we have started to learn the words for numbers to 10. We also revised the colour words we know.

Rouge – red

Blanc- white

Noir – black

Bleu- blue

Vert- green

Jaune- yellow

LOOSE PARTS

We enjoyed playing with our friends across the stage at Loose Parts on Friday. Our next day for Loose Parts is Thursday 23 March.

We were lucky enough to be the very first audience at the P2 show. We learned a lot about Scotland and enjoyed watching our friends acting, singing, and speaking.

Some examples of the children’s learning through play from this week.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

## P1M Reflective Friday 10.3.23

Hello everyone,

This week we have been learning:

MATHS AND NUMERACY

We are continuing to learn about money. We have been recognising British coins up to £2 and adding coins to give a total up to 10p. Some of us have managed to add bigger amounts of money.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Have a look at the coins you have around the house and help your child to identify them. Practise making different amounts using a variety of coins.

LITERACY

This week we introduced the sound th. We thought of words starting and ending with this sound and practised reading and writing these words. Our tricky words this week were said and go.

This week’s dictation practised th words.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

As we had some frosty weather this week, we were writing about what we saw on our journey to school.

We were learning to recognise and write the capital letters: J K L M N O

We are learning about the author Julia Donaldson and reading some of her books in class.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please cut out the flashcard your child has brought home today and use it to help your child to recognise the sounds and build words. The th sound is difficult for some children to pronounce correctly. Please practise this sound with your child, making sure that the tongue is between the teeth when they say it.

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time and share the reading book your child has brought home.

PE

We have been using our bodies to make different shapes and rolls. We have been balancing, jumping, and landing  using benches and mats.

FRENCH

We have been learning to say good morning, how are you? in French and we have started to learn the words for numbers to 10. We also revised the colour words we know.

Rouge – red

Blanc- white

Noir – black

Bleu- blue

Vert- green

Jaune- yellow

LOOSE PARTS

We enjoyed some new resources in Loose Parts on Wednesday. Our next day for Loose Parts is Friday 17 March.

Some examples of the children’s learning through play from this week.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

## Primary 1M Reflective Friday 3.3.23

Hello everyone,

This week we have been learning:

MATHS AND NUMERACY

We started talking about money and watched a video which introduced British currency. In small groups we examined coins more closely and talked about the shape, colour, size, and value of the different coins. We discussed the fact that there are no coins with the value of 3p and 4p for example,  and that we have to make amounts in different ways.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Have a look at the coins you have around the house and help your child to identify them.  In school we have been discussing the fact that the biggest coin is not always worth the most. We will be continuing to learn about money next week and some of us will be using coins to make different amounts of money.

LITERACY

This week we introduced the sound ch. We thought of words starting and ending with this sound and practised reading and writing these words. We made paper chains in the class.

This week’s dictation practised these words as well as the tricky words: the, put, I.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

We were learning to recognise and write the capital letters: D E F G H I

THINGS TO DO AT HOME

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time.

WORLD BOOK DAY

Thank you to everyone who brought in some of their favourite books to share with the class. We only had time to read one of them as the first one we chose was a particularly long one- but very enjoyable. If you would like to bring the books in again, we will read them over the coming weeks. It was lovely to see a mixture of fiction and nonfiction books among the selection.

Primary 6 buddies came to read to us, and the children shared the books they had brought in with them.

PE

We have been using our bodies to make different shapes and have been balancing using different parts of our bodies.

FRENCH

We have been learning to say good morning, how are you? in French and we have started to learn the words for numbers to 10. We also revised the colour words we know.

Rouge – red

Blanc- white

Noir – black

Bleu- blue

Vert- green

Jaune- yellow