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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.

P1 Squirrels w/b 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 tricky words which we are finding tricky to read. Please work on these at home: come, some, one, you

No reading was sent home this week – instead we read all together. We focussed 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 have been reading Little Red Riding Hood and had a go at describing the wolf from the story. We have has some fantastic stories and have been using connectives (and & because) to make our writing more exciting.
    • Dictation – children have been working on spelling words using the sounds we have covered. This week we focussed on oa and ow.
  • 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 our own number 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 (al the different ways to make 10 using 2 numbers)

 

 

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.
  • Science – we have been exploring different types of materials. Some children have been using different materials to make new clothes for our puppets.
  • 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. See if you child can spot the symbol for ‘recyclable’ on household items!
  • Science – we also the fantastic Mrs Ritchie talk to the class about materials and recycling.
  • 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.
  • Role Play – We have had lots of requests for an ‘Ice-cream Shop’. Children have been coming up with fantastic ideas of what we need to have and ask for……please help us if you can!
  • 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.

 

Extra Information

 

  • P1S have requested a role play ‘Ice-cream Shop’. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are looking for items to help us set up our shop, we would really appreciate if you could donate any of the following;

 

Cones, wafers, scoops, empty ice-creams tubs, empty sauces bottles, sprinkles and anything you think would be a good addition! Thank you to those who have already donated!

 

  • LAST DAY OF TERM! We are planning on having a small end of term party. We will be having squash, crisps and a small biscuit (oh and some dancing!). Please let us know if there are any dietary concerns with this.

 

 

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

P5 Fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital (Sick Kids)

P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.

We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);

stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.

Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.

The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.

From P5H and P5HW