Category Archives: P1-Foxes-Blog

Week Beginning 18th February 2019

Literacy & Reading
This week we have been revising all of our sounds from this term as well as all of our tricky words.

Some of the words we are finding extra tricky to read and write this week are:

  • we
  • they
  • are
  • you

There will not be a new sound sheet this week, please continue to practise sounds and tricky words at home.
Everyone got a new book this week, please keep practising reading at home. New books will be sent home every Monday or Tuesday, however reading books need to be brought to school everyday.
Thank you for signing and commenting in your child’s reading record. (See previous post for information on reading at home)

Numeracy & Maths
• Adding 2 groups by counting on – by starting at one number and adding on the second number, how many do we have altogether?
• Counting 2 collections with one screened– we are covering one of the collections and asking: ‘How many do we have all together?’
•Counting 2 collections extended – we have now looked at 2 collations then covered both of them and asked: ‘How many do we have all together?’
•Time – We have done an introduction to time, to find out what we already know.

Topmarks website has some fun and interactive money games to play – have a go!

Other Curricular Areas
• Health and Wellbeing – This week we have been talking about what makes a good friend. The children all came up with some lovely ideas of why they make a good friend. They have all now made a promise to be kind to everyone!
• P.E. – We have been working on our fitness levels in P.E. and children have been working their way round a circuit.

Learning Through Play
• Role Play –The hospital in the area has been a favourite this week. Lots of children have been helping to look after the babies!
• Crafts – Children have been very interested in making fans this week. Some children have also been very interested in making crowns and jewellery.

•Construction – As we started time learning this week, some children made a huge ‘Big Ben’ model from the construction materials.

 

Extra information- On Wednesday 27th February, the P1 foxes are going to be making some junk models of bridges that we see in our environment in the classroom. Please feel free to send in any junk materials we could use for this from home, helping us to save our environment by reusing!

Primary One SSPCA Charity Day!

Welcome back everyone,

Just a little reminder that P1 have organised a ‘Dress up as an animal’ day to raise money for the SSPCA this Friday 22.2.19. Please encourage any siblings in other classes in the school to take part.

We are very excited to spot many different animals in school on Friday!

Please use parent pay to make a donation.

We appreciate your support with this and we hope we can raise lots of money to help lots of animals.

Thank you,

The P1 Team 🙂

P1 Foxes – Week beginning 28.01.19

Literacy & Reading
This week we are revising the sounds ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘th’ and ‘wh’. We will also we revising the  ‘tricky words’: be, go and she.
There will be no new sound sheet this week, please continue to revise the sounds and ‘tricky’ words’ we have already covered.

New reading books have been issued this week (new books come home Wednesday/Thursday). Please remember to bring reading books to school every day.There will be no reading book sent home next week – there will be a new book that we will cover this in class.

Thank you for signing and commenting in your child’s reading record. (See previous post for information on reading at home)
Below are some tricky words which we are finding tricky to read. Please work on these at home:
be
she
was
saw
go

Numeracy & Maths
• Counting 2 collections – we are working on counting 2 collections of counters and adding the 2 collections to say how many we have altogether. As a challenge we are then covering one of the collections and asking: ‘How many do we have all together?’.
• Money – this week we are continuing to add small amounts of money together up to 20p. We are also introducing ‘How much is left?’
• Money – we are continuing to recognise coins up to £1.
• Can you sort and add some coins together at home?
• ‘Topmarks’ website has some fun and interactive money games to play – have a go!

Other Curricular Areas
Our Environment 

This week in our topic we have been looking at our environment in the playground. We got the opportunity to explore our playground with our learning partner, and talk about all of the things we could spot! We are now creating a map of our school environment as a class.

Our next step is to create our own maps of our journey to school. At home, this is an opportunity for children to talk about what they can see on their journey to and from school with an adult!

Learning Through Play

• Building Blocks – using good communication skills and team work to build towers and houses.
• Role Play –A new Hospital in the learn through play area has been very popular this week again. The Role Play area also has a baby doll and children have been enjoying looking after the baby and making a cot for the baby to sleep in.
• Wet Sand Play – Using items and objects to print shapes and patterns.
• Paint – Children have shown an interest in mixing paint to create new colours. They have also been exploring making hand prints and folding the paper to make symmetrical paintings.

P1 Foxes – Week Beginning 21.01.19

Literacy & Reading 
We are continuing our new block of sounds for Term 2. We are still focussing on making new sounds by putting 2 single sounds together. This week we are exploring th and wh. We have also introduced new tricky words ‘be’ and ‘she’.
We really appreciate your support in continuing to revise all sounds and tricky words that we have covered in class, at home. 
New reading books have been issued this week (new books come home on a Wednesday/Thursday). Thank you for signing and commenting in your child’s reading record. (See previous post for information on reading at home).
Below are some tricky words which we are finding tricky to read and remember. Please work on reading and writing these at home: 

  • the 
  • you 
  • go
  • she
  • was
  • saw
     

Numeracy & Maths 

  • Counting Clapping – you clap and you child copies (to make this more challenging ask your child to cover their eyes!). Ask them to show you on their fingers how many claps there were!  
  • Counting items in two rows. 
  • Subatizing up to 10 – Seeing a number of items and knowing how many of them there are without counting.  Have a look on youtube for Jack Hartman’s subatize rock! 
  • Money – this week we have been continuing to learn how to recognise, sort and order coins and notes from 1p – £10. We have been finding the difference between 1p and 2p,  20p and 50p tricky in class. Keep practicing recognising and sorting money at home.
    • Topmarks website has some fun and interactive money games to play – have a go 

 

Other Curricular Areas 

  •  ‘Our Environment’ 
  • Following the children’s interest, we have been looking at how pollution is impacting on sealife, in particular, turtles. The children then came up with ideas of how we can help reduce pollution in the sea. Can you think of any more ways you could help the environment at home, with recycling or reducing energy consumption?  
  • We also completed the school ‘Environmental Survey’ to see what more we could do as a school to be kinder to our environment.  

Learning Through Play 

  • Lego – using good communication skills and team work to build towers. 
  • Role Play – communicating with others sharing ideas and resources. 
  • Wet Sand Play – Using items and objects to print shapes and patterns. 
  • Shapes and colours – sorting items based on their shape and colour.  

 

 

P1 Foxes – WB 14/01/19

Literacy & Reading
We have started our new block of sounds for Term 2 – making a new sound by putting 2 single sounds together. This week we are exploring ‘sh’ and ‘ch’. We will also continue to introduce new ‘tricky words’ as we work through the new sounds – this weeks’ ‘tricky word’ is go.
Please continue to revise sounds and tricky words covered at home. We really appreciate your support at home.
New reading books have been issued this week (new books come home Monday/Tuesday). Thank you for signing and commenting in your child’s reading record. (See previous post for information on reading at home)
Below are some tricky words which we are finding tricky to read. Please work on these at home:

you
want
was
saw
put

Numeracy & Maths

  • Clapping Patterns – you clap and your child copies the pattern.
    Counting Clapping – you clap and you child copies (to make this more challenging ask your child to cover their eyes!).
    Counting items in 2 rows
  • Subatizing – Seeing a number of items and knowing how many of them there are without counting.  Have a look on youtube for Jack Hartman’s subatize rock!
  • Money – this week we have been learning to recognise, sort and order coins from 1p – £1 – can you count some coins at home and let your child help pay for items at the shop? Look at the change – can your child recognise some of the coins?
    • ‘Topmarks’ website has some fun and interactive money games to play – have a go

 

Other Curricular Areas

  • • ‘Our Environment’ – this is our next mini topic!
    • We have started a floor book with the children’s ideas of what we already know about our environment.
    • Children have suggested areas they may want to learn about in this topic including water, bridges and animals.
    • You could help your child look at the environment we have around the school. What can they spot?

Learning Through Play

  • • Building Blocks – using good communication skills and team work to build towers.
    • Water Play – filling and measuring with different objects.
    • Role Play – communicating with others sharing ideas and resources.
    • Wet Sand Play – Using items and objects to print shapes and patterns.

P1 Welcome Back!

Happy New Year and welcome back to term 2, we hope you have had a lovely break.

Reading will start up next week with new books coming home on Mondays/Tuesdays.

Please remember to return P.E kits and in-door shoes for your child (P.E – Tuesday and Thursday).

Thanks, P1 Team.

 

Primary One Home Learning- Week beginning 10th December 2018

We would like to thank you for coming to see our Nativity today and yesterday. The children have worked so hard preparing it for you all. A big WELL DONE to everyone!

We are certainly in the Christmas spirit now!

We had the opportunity to see the Nursery Nativity today. It was fantastic!

This week we have been learning to:

  • answer questions about the text I am reading
  • revising all initial sounds
  • planning our Christmas party by writing a list and creating invitations
  • recognise the features of an invitation: date, time, place
  • wrap 3D shapes in our Christmas workshop (P1S)
  • design and create Christmas decorations (P1F)
  • counting forwards and backwards in 2s
  • creating symmetrical images by using materials (pasta, cubes, shells)

Next week we have our Christmas Party on Tuesday afternoon. We are all very excited!

This will be our last blog post before the Christmas holidays.

We would like to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thank you so much for your continued support this year and we look forward to seeing everyone in January 2019.

Miss Davidson, Miss McGhee and Miss Levey 🙂

P1 Sound Revision

Hi everyone,

Just a little blog post to let you know that some children will have brought home a sheet with all sounds covered. The sounds highlighted yellow are the sounds your child should work on with you.

We appreciate your support at home with this.

Many thanks

The P1 Team 🙂


P1 Home Learning- Week beginning 3.12.18

Nativity

We have been working so hard preparing our Nativity for you all. A huge thank you to all parents/carers for supporting your child to learn lines or with costumes. We really do appreciate it.

As you will be aware, the Nativity has taken over our week this week so here is a brief overview of other learning in class.

Literacy/Numeracy/ Other Curricular Areas

We have been learning to:

  • identify the features of a card and writing our own Christmas Cards
  • revise all sounds and tricky words
  • add together two numbers on a number line. 6 + 3- start on 6 and jump along 3 from 6
  • count in steps of 2
  • ordering the planets- can you name the planets at home?

We can’t wait to share our Nativity with you next week!