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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 Squirrels w/b 4th Feb 19

Literacy & Reading
This week we are exploring the sounds ‘ee’ and ‘ea’. Our new ‘tricky words’ are they and are. There will be a new sound sheet this week, please continue to practise sounds and ‘tricky’ words’ at home.
There will be no reading book sent home next week – there will be a new book that we will cover 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: you, want, was, saw, put.

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 all together.
• Counting 2 collections – we are then 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?’
• Money – this is our last week exploring money. We have continued to recognise the coins up to £1 and adding small amounts together.
• Adding – we have been using dominoes to complete adding calculations.
• ‘Topmarks’ website has some fun and interactive money games to play – have a go!
Other Curricular Areas
• Art – We are continuing to look at Andy Warhol art. We are re-creating our own art work inspired by the artist!
• 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 Fairyland Castle has been very popular this week! The children have enjoyed dressing up and acting out some Fairyland characters.
• Wet Sand Play – We have added frozen cups of water filled with coins.
• Paint – Children have shown an interest in making leaves for our Beanstalk for Fairyland.

Extra Information
• This week we have had a small focus on promoting independence – children have had less support at the beginning and end of the day. We are hoping to develop their skills in self-management especially within the classroom in order to maximise ‘learning time’.
• P1S enjoyed sharing their learning at the Parent Drop In session – thank you for coming along! We hope the children enjoy a well-deserved February break!

P1 Squirrels w/b 28th Jan 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 Monday/Tuesday). 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:
you
want
was
saw
put

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 all together.
• Counting 2 collections – 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
• ‘Fairy Land’ – this is our next mini topic!
• The Friendly Dragon! We had a visitor to our class overnight that left us a letter and new mission to re-build Fairyland! To help us with our mission you can read Fairy-Tales at home.

Learning Through Play

• Building Blocks – using good communication skills and team work to build towers and castles.
• 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.

P1S Forest Kindergarten

Good morning everyone,

Just a little update about Forest Kindergarten which usually takes place each Wednesday.

Every child should have two sessions in the forest. When it is your child’s turn then you will get a letter home to explain.

Last week Kindergarten was cancelled so the children who were supposed to go last week will attend tomorrow. This means that the group who is scheduled to go tomorrow 30.1.19 will begin forest learning after the February break.

If there are anymore changes then we will keep you posted on the blog.

Many thanks,

Miss Davidson and Miss McGhee 🙂

P1 Squirrels w/b 21.01.19

Literacy & Reading
This week we are exploring ‘th’ and ‘wh’. We will also continue to introduce new ‘tricky words’ as we work through the new sounds – this weeks’ ‘tricky words’ are be and she.
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). Please remember to bring reading books to school every day. 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 your child counts (to make this more challenging ask your child to cover their eyes!).
• You can help you child at home by playing clapping games.
• Money – this week we have been learning to add small amounts of money together up to 20p.
• 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
• ‘Fairy Land’ – this is our next mini topic!
• We have started to create a castle in our classroom.
• This week we have looked at the different parts of a castle and created a writing display of this in our castle area.
• The children have also learned some fun facts about castles – ask you child to teach you something about a castle!
• Drama – this week P1S experienced The Gruffalo in Scots! Children acted out characters from the story, learned some new Scots words and listened to the story being read in Scots.

Learning Through Play
• Building Blocks – using good communication skills and team work to build towers and castles.
• Water Play – filling and measuring with different objects.
• Role Play – The Gruffalo in Scots and a new Hospital in the learn through play area.
• Wet Sand Play – Using items and objects to print shapes and patterns.
• Paint – The children having been using paint and toothbrushes to paint the new sound ‘th’

Extra Information
• As it’s getting colder please ensure your child comes to school all cosy for playtime and lunch time.

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 🙂