Category Archives: P1B-Blog

SAVE THE CHILDREN CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

The nursery are organising the charity event to support ‘SAVE THE CHILDREN’.

The children are asking everyone to come to school wearing their Christmas Jumper on Friday 13th December.

Please donate £1 via Parent Pay.

The nursery group will be very excited to see all of your jumpers on the day!!! We are planning to do a tour around the school.

Many thanks,

The Nursery Team

A message from some P7 enterprise teams

This term P7 are doing an enterprise project run by Virgin money called Make £5 grow. Please see some adverts from some of our teams.

The Christmas Puddings

The Golden Stars 😉

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Hello we are Abbie. S, Abbi.M, Rachel.S, Ashley and Hana and in P7 we are doing an enterprise project. We will me making our very own scrunchies our business is called SCRUNCHIEHUT!

We are sending this blog post out because we would love it if your child would be able to bring in some money to buy our homemade scrunchies on the 10th December.

We have scrunchies varying prices from £1.50 – £2.00 and different colours such as… Pink, Purple, Blue and our LIMITED EDITION COLOUR YELLOW!!

We would be very grateful if you and your child would be able to donate some old T-shirts or shirts in any of those colours. It would be helpful if you would be able to donate them from the 29th of November to the 6th of December. If you can please give them to P7H (we would prefer no patterns, and the T-shirt needs to be clean.) .

Thank you very much Scrunchiehut.

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Bracelet Bunch

On the 10th of December our group, called bracelet bunch, will be selling bracelets for our enterprise project. We will have lots of different types of bracelets such as: 

  • Bead bracelets  
  • Friendship bracelets 
  • Embroidery thread bracelets 
  • Personalised name bracelets 

We will also have some deals like 3 for the price of 2! 

 Are prices are as follows: 

  • Bead bracelets for £1.00 
  • Friendship bracelets for £1.50 
  • Embroidery thread bracelets for £1.50 
  • Personalised name bracelets for £1.50 

Hope you can bring in your money😀 

thank you 

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Friday 29th November 2019

Welcome back to those who have been off school over the last week or two.

This week, due to the high number of absences across all primary one and two classes, we have not been teaching or learning anything new. Instead, we took the time to do 1:1 and small group inputs focusing on revision of our initial sounds, numeracy and reading books. Therefore, nobody has been given a new reading book this week and we will start reading again properly next week.

We have had a really busy week this week practising for our Nativity. Not long now until the real thing! If your child has a speaking part, we have sent their lines home with them. Can you please practice this with your child ahead of the Nativity.

If you wish, you can also practice the songs for the Nativity which you can find on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40tBTVTAgs&list=PLgfueF123OtW9d1SfwGU34v9jGJcL6bfZ&index=5

We hope those of you who are still ill are feeling better soon. Have a lovely, relaxing weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning!

The P1 team

Friday 15th November

We have had a really busy week this week in Primary 1B.

Literacy

We have been learning:

  • Single sounds of the alphabet: this week we have focused on k, ck and j.
  • Tricky words: is and his.
  • We have all enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us learn our sounds – we find Geraldine really funny. You can find these clips on YouTube.
  • At writing we have focused on writing sentences using capital letter to start the sentence, finger spaces and full stops at the end of the sentences. Our focus this week was to write all about ourselves and the words we used for this were: I, am, have, name, like and to. We are writing short sentences.
  • As a follow up from our writing, we had the choice to make silly sentences using one of our puzzle games. We had to remember to use a capital letter at the start of the sentence and a full stop at the end. We really enjoyed this!
  • We have worked really hard on our reading book and are getting really good at predicting what is going to happen next.

Home learning ideas:

  • Reading: work on the new sounds and tricky words provided on the blue cards. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day. Please ensure you continue to do that as this is vital for your child’s reading progress.
  • Reading book: read the book with your child. Use your reading caterpillars to work on comprehension and higher order thinking skills, copy the words from the book and ask your child to make sentences with them.
  • Read to your child books everyday and enjoy them.
  • This week we have played this game and the children are really enjoying it: http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/hanging_monkeys_US.swf
  • If your child is enjoying writing please don’t stop them to correct the letter formation as this will stop the flow and could put him/her off from writing (letters, stories, cards, etc). After he/she has finished you can remind them the formation if you wish.

Numeracy and Maths

  • This week we finished working on symmetry. We worked really hard on this – myself and Mrs Conlin are really proud of you all.
  • We have continued to work on addition using number lines, ten frames, counting items, etc. We are getting really confident using the mathematical language for this area of our numeracy.

Home learning ideas:

  • Please continue to look at and discuss numbers in the environment with your child. On buses, cookers, door numbers etc. This will help us with our number recognition as we continue with our numeracy work.
  • We have been using this game to help us with addition:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

  • This week in class we enjoyed playing with dominos, adding both numbers on the domino together to find out how many spots were there all together.
  • You can practice addition by: rolling two dice and adding the result, playing snakes and ladders and ask your child to guess where they have to go or simply just by using your fingers to add numbers together.

Other Areas

  • Assembly: This week we learned about Remembrance Day.
  • HWB: Our focus is ‘Be kind to others’. We discussed what bullying is and also talked about the qualities we would look for in a friend. We are continuing to fill each other’s buckets every day! We also discussed the importance of drinking enough water throughout the day.
  • French: This week we started to learn numbers 1-10 in French. We will continue to work on this next week!
  • P.E.
  • Wednesday (throwing and catching skills).
  • Friday (fitness focus)

Other Information

  • Home learning went home yesterday with our new sounds. Please continue to work on learning the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day
  • On Tuesday our new reading books go home in our purple folder. Please remember to bring it back to school every day so we can work in our reading. If a child does not bring the book on Monday another book will not be handed until the previous one has been returned.
  • As Christmas is fast approaching, we are starting to collect items for our P1 hamper we are creating as a raffle prize for the Christmas Fair. The P1 hamper is going to have a Christmas theme so any donations relating to Christmas which could be added to our classes hamper would be greatly appreciated.
  • I have had a couple of people ask about the P1 Nativity times. Unfortunately we are unsure of exact timings at the moment, however, one performance will be in the morning and one will be in the afternoon.
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Hutcheon and Mrs Conlin

Friday 8th November

We have had a busy week this week in Primary 1B.

Literacy

We have been learning:

  • Single sounds of the alphabet: this week we have focused on l and c.
  • Tricky words: he, me and is.
  • We have all enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us learn our sounds – we find Geraldine really funny. You can find these clips on Youtube.
  • To blend single sounds we know to help us read/write words. We enjoyed doing this with 3 letter words during story time.
  • This week during our writing, we drew a picture of our favourite character from our reading book and wrote about why we liked them the best. We talked about using capital letters at the beginning of the sentence, fingers spaces between words and full stops.
  • We took our second reading book home. We always read the book in class before it goes home therefore your child will be familiar with the words. This does not mean that they can actually read the book. 

Home learning ideas:

  • Reading: work on the new sounds and tricky words provided on the blue cards. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day.
  • Reading book: read the book with your child. Use your reading caterpillars to work on comprehension and higher order thinking skills. Copy the words from the book and ask your child to make sentences with them.
  • Read to your child books everyday and enjoy them.

Numeracy and Maths

  • We have continued to learn to recognise the mathematical signs for addition such as the plus/add and equals signs and have been encouraging the use of this language during our matching learning activities.
  • We have worked on addition within 10 (20 for some).
  • This week we used number lines to 10 to help us add two numbers together. We used our ipads for the first time this week to help us with this activity.
  • We have continued to work on number bonds to ten.
  • Over the last couple of weeks, Mrs Conlin has been focusing on symmetry with the class.

Home learning ideas:

  • Please continue to look at and discuss numbers in the environment with your child. On buses, cookers, door numbers etc. This will help us with our number recognition as we continue with our numeracy work. 
  • We have been using this game to help us with addition: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Other Areas

  • P.E.

Wednesday (throwing and catching skills).

Friday (fitness focus)

Other Information

  • Home learning went home yesterday with our new sounds. Please continue to work on learning the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day
  • This Tuesday our new reading books went home in our purple folder. Please remember to bring it back to school every day so we can work in our reading. If a child does not bring the book on Tuesday another book will not be handed until the previous one has been returned.
  • We are starting to introduce woodwork into our play area and we would be grateful if anyone would be able to donate some off cuttings of pine wood into school for us to use at this station.
  • As Christmas is fast approaching, we are starting to collect items for our P1 hamper we are creating as a raffle prize for the Parent Council. The P1 hamper is going to have a Christmas theme so any donations relating to Christmas which could be added to our classes hamper would be greatly appreciated.
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Hutcheon and Mrs Conlin

Friday 1st November

It was lovely to see you all today. I hope you all enjoyed sharing the learning with your child.

Literacy

We have been learning:

  • Single sounds of the alphabet: this week we have focused on f, u, b.
  • Tricky words: I, the, to
  • We have all enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us learn our sounds – we find Geraldine really funny. You can find these clips on Youtube.
  • To blend single sounds we know to help us read/write words.
  • We have done our second piece of writing. We read Jack and the Beanstalk and then wrote about what we would like to find at the top of our beanstalk. We looked at using capital letters at the beginning of the sentence, fingers spaces between words and full stops.
  • We took our first reading book home. We always read the book in class before it goes home therefore your child will be familiar with the words. This does not mean that they can actually read the book. 

Home learning ideas:

  • Reading: work on the new sounds and tricky words provided on the blue cards. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day.
  • Reading book: read the book with your child. Use your reading caterpillars to work on comprehension and higher order thinking skills. Copy the words from the book and ask your child to make sentences with them.
  • Read to your child books everyday and enjoy them.

Numeracy and Maths

  • We have continued to learn to recognise the mathematical signs for addition such as the plus/add and equals signs and have been encouraging the use of this language during our matching learning activities.
  • We have worked on addition within 10 (20 for some).
  • We have worked on gaining confidence when adding numbers and we have used a timer to see if we can improve our adding skills.
  • We have continued to work on number bonds to ten.
  • We had a special focus on number formation (0 to 10). Please continue to reinforce this at home.

Home learning ideas:

  • Please continue to look at and discuss numbers in the environment with your child. On buses, cookers, door numbers etc. This will help us with our number recognition as we continue with our numeracy work. 
  • You can make a challenge like we have done in class with a few sums (within ten) and time your child. Using fingers is “allowed”. We have been working on keeping the biggest number on our head and count onwards the other number but we are still working on this skill.

Other Areas

  • P.E.

Our P.E timetable has changed so we now have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday morning.

Wednesday- (throwing and catching skills). We missed PE on Friday due to the sharing the learning event.

Other Information

  • Home learning went home today with our new sounds. Please continue to work on learning the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day
  • This Tuesday our reading books went home on our purple folder. Please remember to bring it back to school every day so we can work in our reading. If a child does not bring the book on Tuesday another book will not be handed until the previous one has been returned.
  • We are starting to introduce woodwork into our play area and we would be grateful if anyone would be able to donate some off cuttings of pine wood into school for us to use at this station.
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday morning.

Miss Hutcheon and Mrs Conlin

Friday 25th October

P1 Best Butterflies Blog

Welcome back! I hope you all had a fun October break. We have had a busy few days getting back into the routine of school and have all settled in really well.

This week we have been learning:  

Literacy

  • Learning the single sounds of the alphabet.
  • This week we have focused on g
  • .We have all enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us learn our sounds – we find Geraldine really funny. You can find these clips on Youtube.
  • Blending single sounds we know to help us read/write words
  • We completed our first piece of writing this week. We drew lovely black pen drawings about what we did during our October Holiday then wrote about our pictures. We then shared these with the class.

Numeracy and Maths

  • Exploring numbers to 10/20/30 with matching activities
  • Sequencing numbers to 10/20/30
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points
  • We focused on addition of numbers up to 10 this week.
  • We have been learning to recognise the mathematical signs for addition such as the plus/add and equals signs and have been encouraging the use of this language during our matching learning activities.
  • Please continue to look at and discuss numbers in the environment with your child. On buses, cookers, door numbers etc. This will help us with our number recognition as we continue with our numeracy work. 

Other Areas

  • P.E.  Tuesday P.E. (skills focus) – throwing and catching using an underarm throw
  • Friday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy.
  • Other Information
  • Home learning will go home on Monday with our new sound (g). Please continue to work on learning all of the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day
  • We are starting to introduce woodwork into our play area and we would be grateful if anyone would be able to donate some off cuttings of pine wood into school for us to use at this station.
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday for the first full week back.

Miss Hutcheon and Mrs Conlin

Friday 11th October

P1B Learning Blog

This week we have been learning:

Literacy

  • Practising our listening and talking skills through sharing our Everywhere bear adventures. Billy has been in almost every house now!  He has been very busy!
  • Exploring some single sounds of the alphabet. We have focused on d and o. We are now making words and finding words that start with a given sound.
  • We have been making our own stories and asking adults to scribe them for us. We have fantastic story writers in our class!

Home learning ideas

  • To practice fine motor skills, use pegs, do and undo buttons, play with playdough, etc.
  • Make words using the sounds from the cards. As you have noticed they have different print as children should be exposed to different types of print.
  • Find words that start with a given sound (from the ones we have been working on).
  • Read a story with your child every day (if possible) and chat about the book.

Numeracy

  • This week we have been working on number bonds to 10 (some children have working on numbers to 20). We have explored how two numbers make a bigger number, we have focused on using two numbers to make number 10.
  • Exploring numbers to 10 with matching activities
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10)
  • Exploring numbers to 10 (and beyond for some)
  • Sequencing numbers
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points

Home learning ideas

  • Practice number formation numbers 0 to 10: you don’t need to use a pencil, you can use flour, water and a paint brush, make the number with chalk and your child can trace it over with a car, etc.

Other Areas

  • P.E. – This week we have continued to practice changing for P.E. We are working on, catching /throwing and fitness skills. We have been checking our heart beats after doing exercise to see how it changes.
  • Topic: We have been reading different fairy tales and planned what we would like to do to help our friendly dragon. Looking forward to seeing all the work after the holidays!

Other Information

  • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled.
  • School home learning ideas

We hope you all have a lovely break! Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 23rd October.

Miss Hutcheon and Mrs Conlin

Friday 4th October

P1 Best Butterflies Blog

We have had a really busy and exciting week in primary 1B. We have been working hard on all of our literacy and numeracy learning activities and we received a letter from ‘the Friendly Dragon’!

This week we have been learning:  

Literacy

  • Practising our listening and talking skills as we continued to share our adventures with Billy, our Everywhere Bear
  • Answering and asking questions about our adventures with Billy and saying kind comments about others work
  • Learning the single sounds of the alphabet.
  • This week we have focused on r and e. We have all enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us learn our sounds – we find Geraldine really funny.
  • Blending single sounds we know to help us read/write words
  • This week Billy our Everywhere Bear wrote us a letter saying how much he has loved meeting you all when the children have taken him home. He was telling us what he has enjoyed learning most at school. We have been drawing and writing letters back to him which I will post this weekend… I wonder if he will write back.

Home learning ideas

  • Letter/Sound hunt: Look in magazines, newspapers,  books, boxes of cereals etc. for the letters that we have been working on and read the words to your child.
  • If you have scrabble at home use the letters to make words.
  • We have played this game in the class:  http://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html
  • Continue to practice your fine motor skills by using play dough, using cloth pegs, doing/undoing buttons, using scissors, etc.

Numeracy and Maths

  • Exploring numbers to 10/20/30 with matching activities
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10/20)
  • Sequencing numbers to 10/20/30
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points
  • Exploring 3D shapes through play experiences
  • Yesterday I introduced number bonds to 10. We will continue with this next week.

Home learning ideas

Other Areas

  • P.E.  Tuesday P.E. (skills focus) – throwing and catching using an underarm throw
  • Friday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy.
  • Topic (Fairyland)– This week we received a letter from the Friendly Dragon who said that his home, Fairyland, had disappeared. We talked about how we could help the Dragon by recreating Fairyland in our classroom. We worked with our learning partners to make plans on how we could do this and then shared them with the class.
  • Other Information
  • Home learning went home last week with all of our new sounds – r and e were included on that sheet so your child will not receive a new home learning sheet this week. Please continue to work on learning the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day
  • Thank you to everyone who attended parents evening over the last two days. It was lovely to see you all to discuss your child’s progress in P1. You should be really proud of how hard they are working.
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday for the final week of term!

Miss Hutcheon and Mrs Conlin

Friday 27th September

P1 Best Butterflies Blog

We have had another busy week in P1B this week and we have all worked really hard on all of our learning activities – well done primary 1.  

This week we have been learning:  

Literacy

  • Practising our listening and talking skills as we continued to share our adventures with Billy, our Everywhere Bear
  • Answering and asking questions about our adventures with Billy and saying kind comments about others work
  • Learning the single sounds of the alphabet.
  • This week we introduced a new phase of sounds and focused on m and h. We all enjoyed learning the Jolly Phonics songs to go along with our sounds
  • We have been practising our handwriting on whiteboards for each of our sounds
  • We also used cotton buds and paint to practice letter formation of the full alphabet
  • Blending single sounds we know to help us read/write words

Numeracy and Maths

  • Exploring numbers to 20 with matching activities
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10/20)
  • Exploring numbers to 20/30
  • Sequencing numbers to 10/20/30
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points
  • Exploring 2D and 3D shapes through our play experiences for example: through block play, using magnetic shapes, and by making pictures with the shapes that we know.
  • This week we used different coloured paper to make shape monsters using a variety of different 2D shapes. We then discussed these as a class.
  • We introduced 3D shapes. We looked at and discussed spheres, cylinders, cubes, cuboids and cones.

Other Areas

  • P.E. – This week we were so quick at getting changed for P.E – I can see that all the practice is paying off. Well done primary 1, I am so proud of how independent you are becoming.
  • Tuesday P.E. (skills focus) – throwing and catching. We have been learning how to throw a beanbag to a partner using an underarm throw. We were so good at this! We are going to try using balls next week.
  • Friday P.E. (fitness focus) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy.
  • Expressive arts – This week we started to make origami bears that look just like Billy, our Everywhere Bear. We enjoyed talking about the different shapes we could see throughout the process.
  • Other Information
  • Home learning went home yesterday in our purple folders. Please try to cut the sounds out with your children and use them as flashcards to help with learning our new sounds. We have left a box blank so that you can practice writing the letter m with your child. They have been practising this in class. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day
  • As the colder weather approaches and we say goodbye to summer, please ensure your children are coming to school dressed for all weathers as this will be important for our outdoor learning activities
  • Thank you to everyone who has so kindly donated some loose parts materials, we can’t wait to start using them!
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Miss Hutcheon and Mrs Conlin