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Home Learning- Week beginning 20.5.19

No reading this week. We will continue to work on reading skills in class.

What a short week at school!

This week we have been learning to:

  • estimate and measure length using standard and non- standard units.
  • identify numbers before and after.
  • revisit all vowel digraphs and tricky words.
  • write a sentence using a ‘because’.
  • talk about the differences between our homes and where the Royal Family live.
  • reflect on our year in Primary One- what we have enjoyed and what we would like to learn in Primary Two.
  • work on our cursive handwriting.

We are looking forward to a full week at school next week. Home Learning will continue then.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Davidson and Miss McGhee 🙂

P1 Home Learning- Week beginning 13.5.19

Reading

Please make sure that you are asking your child questions to check understanding. We have been reading a page backwards in class to make sure we are focusing on each word!

Literacy

We have not been focusing on sounds this week as it has been HEALTH WEEK!

Please continue to revisit all sounds covered at home.

We wrote all about our favourite race and enjoyed sharing our sentences with our group. We even spotted mistakes in Miss Davidson’s and Miss McGhee’s writing!

Numeracy

This week we have been continuing to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Please see the previous post for a numeracy link to work on at home.

HEALTH WEEK OVERVIEW

This week has been HEALTH WEEK and we have had a super week in Primary One. Below is a list of some activities we have taken part in:

  • It was SPORTS DAY! Thank you to everyone for coming.
  • We had a visit from the School Nurse who showed us how to clean our hands properly and we covered our hands in glitter and had to wash it all off.
  • We had a ‘Tiny Taste’ session in the classroom. We gave lots of foods a taste. Lots of us enjoyed the Brie cheese!
  • We had lots of active breaks.
  • We are taking part in playground games with P6 tomorrow.
  • We have been learning all about eating and drinking and making good choices.

What a fantastic week!

P1 Home Learning- Week beginning 6.5.19

Reading

Apologies, your child does not have a book home to read this week. Reading at home will begin on Monday.

Please make sure that you are asking your child questions to check understanding. We have been reading a page backwards in class to make sure we are focusing on each word!

Literacy

We have been learning the ‘au’ and ‘aw’ sounds this week.

Tricky words this week: as and do

Your child should have a home learning sheet. Please continue to flash sounds and build words using previous sounds.

Numeracy

We have been continuing to learn all about ‘Division’. We are sharing items into equal groups.

For example: Can you…

Share 10 cookies into 2 groups.?

Share 12 sweeties between you and your sister?

What happens when we try to share an odd number like 5 into two equal groups? Try this at home.

Interdisciplinary Learning

This week marks the arrival of the ‘Royal Baby’! How exciting. We have been guessing what the baby boy might be called. I wonder if anyone will guess right?!

This week we have been learning:

  • To share our family trees in a small group
  • To create line drawings of our Queen (continued from last week)
  • To begin creating a role play area linked to our topic
  • To understand how to write a ‘Welcome Baby’ card.

Learning Through Play

We have been learning to:

  • Experiment with electrical resources.
  • Communicate with others in our Ice-cream shop.
  • To use ICT to support our understanding of numeracy skills

Health Week

Next week is HEALTH WEEK. How exciting!

Please come to school ready to take part in active activities indoors and outdoors each day.

Thanks so much for your support,

The P1 Team

Primary One Home Learning- Week beginning 29th April 2019

Thank you for keeping up to date with our blog posts. We enjoy sharing our learning here each week.

Reading

Your child should have a book home to read. Please make sure that you are asking your child questions to check understanding.

Literacy

We have been learning the ‘ou’ and ‘ow’ sound.

Tricky words this week: into and here

Your child should have a home learning sheet. Please continue to flash sounds and build words using previous sounds.

Writing this week: We have been describing our ‘Queen’ linked to our new topic ‘The Royal Family’.

Numeracy

We have started learning all about ‘Division’. We are sharing items into equal groups.

For example: Can you…

Share 10 cookies into 2 groups.?

Share 12 sweeties between you and your sister?

Interdisciplinary Learning

We have started learning all about ‘The Royal Family’.

This week we have been learning:

  • To identify members of the ‘Royal Family’.
  • To share interesting facts about our Queen.
  • To create line drawings of The Queen.
  • To understand what a family tree is.

Learning Through Play

We have been learning to:

  • Experiment with electrical resources.
  • Communicate with others in our Ice-cream shop.
  • To create a crown using a mixture of materials.
  • To build ‘Buckingham Palace’ by using construction materials.

Primary One Home Learning- Week beginning 23.4.19

Welcome back to school everyone!

We have had a great week back at school. We enjoyed sharing all of our Easter news. You all seem to have had a lovely holiday.

Reading

Reading will begin next week. You child will have a book home on their reading day. Please continue to read a selection of other books/texts at home too.

Before the holidays, I posted tricky word Power Point presentations. Please work on reading these works quickly and accurately at home.

Literacy

This week we have been revising all the vowel digraphs covered.

Literacy home learning will also begin next week.

We wrote all about our Easter holiday and shared our writing in a small group.

Numeracy

We have been learning to add and subtract this week.

We are focusing on finding the missing number in a calculation- 5 + ? = 8 etc.

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

We have also been revising number bonds to 10. There is a link above. Click on number bonds to 10 to begin with. If you are confident answering these then try number bonds to 20.

Other Curricular Areas:

We have been learning to:

  • Recognise electrical items all around us.
  • talk about safety when using electricity.
  • Building a circuit.
  • Use a variety of materials to create a collage.
  • Sing French songs- ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’ linked to body parts.

Learn Through Play

  • Experimenting with materials.
  • Choosing resources for our role play area- Ice cream shop. Thank you to everyone who as brought in items.
  • Constructing bridge in groups.

P1S Role Play Help!

Dear Parents/Carers,

P1S have requested an ‘Ice Cream Shop’ as a role -play area. What a great idea!

We need some help!

We are looking for the items below:

  • Empty ice-cream containers
  • Empty ice-cream sauce bottes
  • Real ice-cream cones/wafers
  • Ice-cream scoops
  • Real-life pictures of your child eating ice-cream
  • Plastic gloves
  • Plastic hats
  • If anyone has an unwanted mini fridge/freezer then we could appreciate the donation!

I wonder what we can all come up with! We really appreciate your help.

Miss Davidson and Miss McGhee 🙂

Information ‘Great Big School Clean Up’

We have been asked to share the information below:

Dear Parents/carers

You will hopefully have seen in the last Homelink newsletter that our Parent Council have organised a Great Big School Clean Up on Saturday 30th March between 2-4pm as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2019. This is a UK wide mass-action environmental campaign to cut litter and improve public places but it also coincides with the Green Buckstone recycling programme which aims to save ‘hard to recycle’ items from landfill.

The school playground will be open at the main entrance from 2pm on Saturday 30th March for as many volunteers as are able to donate 10 minutes, 1 hour or more of time to help clear the playground and surrounding areas of litter that has escaped the various refuse bins around the school. City of Edinburgh Council will be arriving that afternoon to deliver litter picking kit and will be removing waste from the school after the litter pick is over at 4pm. Our local councillors are also planning to attend and members of the Parent Council will be present to co-ordinate this project. This is an excellent opportunity to help improve the environment on our doorstep so we hope to see you there.

Please bring with you protective gloves if at all possible (some will be provided by the council), refreshments and perhaps some hand sanitiser! Children must not be unaccompanied and will remain the responsibility of their parent/carer at all times.