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Week beginning 20.05.19

What a short week at school!

There was no reading sent home this week. We have continued to work on reading skills in class.

Everyone will get a new book next week (Monday, Tuesday). We will be focusing on non-fiction and what this means!

 

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.
  • 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 Levey.

Week Beginning 13.05.19

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.

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 and the baby corn!
  • We had lots of active breaks.
  • We have had lots of opportunities to explore the outdoors.
  • We have learned about why it is important to brush our teeth.
  • We are taking part in playground games with P6 today!
  • We have been learning all about eating and drinking and making good choices.

What a fantastic week!

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!

Week beginning 29.04.19

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. Try hiding the pictures as an extra challenge too!

Literacy

We have been learning the ‘igh’ and ‘-y’ sounds.

Tricky words this week: were and there

Suggested words to try and build this week using our sounds are: fight, light, might, night, right, my, by, why, shy. 

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 theme ‘The Royal Family’. We came up with lots of ideas, and were particularly interested in her corgis!

Numeracy

We have been learning this week about counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s. We have enjoyed this and have come up with great ideas about why this is useful!

Interdisciplinary Learning

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

This week we have been learning:

  • To share our prior knowledge about the Royal Family
  • To identify members of the Royal Family.
  • To share interesting facts about our Queen.
  • To create line drawings of The Queen.

Learning Through Play

We have been learning to:

  • Use our number knowledge to create dot to dot pictures
  • Create fortune tellers using origami techniques
  • Communicate with others in our castle
  • To create a crown using a mixture of materials.
  • To build ‘Buckingham Palace’ by using construction materials.

Woodland Learning 01.05.19

Woodland learning will be going ahead again tomorrow for the same group as last week!

Everyone had a really wonderful time and we are looking forward to the learning tomorrow!

If any adults are available to help tomorrow with the small group, please let one of the P1 team know in the morning. The group runs from 9am til around 11am.

Thank you for your continued support!

The P1 Foxes

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 working on counting in 2s all the way up to 30. We have discussed why this skill might be useful.
We have also discussed odd and even numbers.

 

Other Curricular Areas:

We have been learning to:

  • Recognise electrical items all around us.
  • Talk about safety when using electricity.
  • Create a castle for imaginative play.
  • Create flags for the castle, and why a castle needs a flag.

 

P1F have been given the responsibility of looking after the Arts and Crafts area in the continuous provision for the next 2 weeks. This means we get to develop the area using our ideas.

Our ideas for next week include

  • Stickers
  • Making paper swans and ballerinas
  • Rocket ship making
  • Dot to dot pictures
  • Design Lego models

 

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Woodland Learning 24.04.19

The next group of P1 foxes will be beginning their woodland learning experience this week!

If your child has received a consent form for this group please ensure this is returned on 24.04.19 or they will be unable to take part this week. This is a fantastic opportunity and it would be great for everyone to get involved, even some parents! If you are available to help out with the group this week please let any of the P1 staff know. Woodland learning takes place on Wednesday morning at 9am and lasts for most of the morning!

Thank you for your continued support!

 

 

Week beginning 01.04.19

Literacy & Reading

 

This week we had a revision week of sounds and ‘tricky words’ we have covered in term 2.

Please continue to revise and practise sounds and ‘tricky’ words’ at home.

Below are some sounds and tricky words which we are finding tricky to read. Please work on these at home: oa, ow, ay, ai, ea, come, some, one, you

No reading was sent home this week – instead we read all together. We focused on sounding out and spotting tricky words. Some children even had a go at reading to the rest of the class. We were able to see some super confident reading!

 

During reading we have also been concentrating on reading with expression and spotting rhyming words.

 

    • Writing – This week we had a go at some descriptive writing. We watched the story of the Easter Bunny and created our own version of the Easter bunny. We described what they looked like, and what their job was!
  • Reading – Whole class.

 

Maths/Numeracy

 

  • We are having a focus on revising maths skills this week (addition, subtraction, order and counting forwards/backwards).
  • Subtraction – we have had a whole class focus on subtraction calculations this week. To help with skill you can practise counting backwards. We have also been looking at writing subtractions calculations – remember the larger number always comes first.
  • 100 number square – we have been using 100 squares to help solve number calculations.
  • Calculations – we have been exploring subtraction and addition calculations – looking at the symbols to make sure we read and complete calculations correctly!
  • Number Bonds – we have started looking at number bonds to 10 (all the different ways to make 10 using 2 numbers)
  • Symmetry – We have also been revising symmetry, by spotting symmetry in our environment, and creating our own symmetrical patterns using different materials.

 

 

Other Curricular Areas

  • P.E. – Teamwork games and looking at ‘fairness’ when playing team games. We have a very interesting time talking about what is fair/not fair.
  • P.E – we were also exploring different ways of rolling safely this week. We tried pencil rolls, teddy bear rolls, and some children even tried forward rolls!
  • Science – We are learning about recycling this week and looking after our environment. We have looked at what we can do to have a positive effect on the environment and how to become more eco-friendly.
  • ICT – we are now using iPads to support our learning. Children have been great at sharing and not spending too much time on the iPads!

 

Learning Through Play

 

  • Fine Motor Skills- we continue to focus on hand strength using threading, play-dough and cutting activities.
  • Painting – children were finger fainting symmetrical eggs at the arts and craft table.
  • Play Time – we have been setting a ‘Play Time Challenge’ to encourage new friendships. We have been asking P1 to think of someone in the class they have never played with and ask them to play.

 

 

  • LAST DAY OF TERM! We are planning on having a small end of term party. We will be having squash, crisps and some dancing!

 

 

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning and I hope the children enjoy a well-deserved break!