Category Archives: P1Penguins-Blog

Primary One Home Learning Wednesday 6 June

Reading

Please follow the activity as directed in your child’s reading jotter. If your child has been given a word wall please continue to practise these words.

Phonics

We have been learning about sounds that commonly appear at the beginning of words.  We have been focussing on sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, and sw.

Practise reading and writing words with these beginnings with someone at home.  Don’t forget to keep practising the vowel digraphs we focussed on last term too.

Tricky Words

Our new tricky words are ‘where’, ‘what’,  ‘who’, ‘why, ‘find’ and ‘kind’.  Keep practising recognising and writing all the tricky words we have been learning in class.

Numeracy and Maths

We have been learning about sorting information using different criteria and have been creating our own pictograms and block graphs.

Ask someone at home to help you sort your toys using different criteria. (E.g. soft / not soft or rolls / doesn’t roll.)

Listening and Talking

Prepare a short talk on something that you are interested in.  This could be, for example,  a hobby, a place, a game or a period in history.  It doesn’t matter what you talk about, as long as it is something you are interested in.

In your talk, which should last for at least 30 seconds, you should include:

  • The name of the topic / area of interest you are going to talk about.
  • Some facts or information about your chosen subject.
  • Why you like or are interested in your topic.

We will begin listening to talks from Monday 18 June.

 

 

 

Primary One Home Learning Thursday 17th May

Reading

Please follow the activity as directed in your child’s reading jotter. If your child has been given a word wall please continue to practise these words.

Phonics

We have been continuing to learn to read and write using sounds that commonly appear at the end of words.  This week we have been looking at the beginnings of words: br, cr, fr, dr, gr, pr, and tr.

Practise reading and writing words with these beginnings with someone at home.  Don’t forget to keep practising the vowel digraphs we focussed on last term too.

Tricky Words

Our new tricky words are ‘any’, ‘many’ and ‘water’.  Keep practising recognising and writing all the tricky words we have been learning in class.

Numeracy and Maths

P1P have started learning about measure. This week we have focussed on length using non-standard units of measure (paperclips, cubes, pens and our feet).

P1S have been doing a revision week to recap on prior learning. We will be starting measure next week.

Have a go at using your new measuring skills to measure things around your home and garden.

 

Primary One Home Learning Wednesday 2 May

Reading

Please follow the activity as directed in your child’s reading jotter. If your child has been given a word wall please continue to practise these words.

Phonics

We have been continuing to learn to read and write using sounds that commonly appear at the end of words.  This week we have been looking at the endings lk, sp, nd, ng and nk.

Practise reading and writing words with these endings with someone at home.  Don’t forget to keep practising the vowel digraphs we focussed on last term too.

Tricky Words

Out new tricky words this week are ‘every’ and ‘two’.  Keep practising recognising and writing all the tricky words we have been learning in class.

Numeracy and Maths

We are continuing to learn about time.  As well as reading o’clock times on digital and analogue clocks, we have been thinking about what we do at different times during the day.

Practise setting clock hands to o’clock times by playing the following game:

On Time

 

Primary One Home Learning Thursday 26 April

Reading

Please follow the activity as directed in your child’s reading jotter. If your child has been given a word wall please continue to practise these words.

Phonics

We have been learning to read and write using sounds that commonly appear at the end of words.  This week we have been looking at the endings rk, mp, st, nd, lt, sk, nt and ft.

Practise reading and writing words with these endings with someone at home.  Don’t forget to keep practising the vowel digraphs we focussed on last term too.

Tricky Words

Out new tricky words this week are ‘so’ and ‘very’.  Keep practising recognising and writing all the tricky words we have been learning in class.

Numeracy and Maths

We have started learning how to tell o’clock times on analogue clocks.  Look at a clock at home and talk to someone about different o’clock times and what happens at that point in your day. (E.g. Eight o’clock – eat breakfast etc.)

 

 

 

Primary One Home Learning Wednesday 21 March

Reading

Please follow the activity as directed in your child’s reading jotter. If your child has been given a word wall please continue to practise these words.

Phonics

We have continued to revise the digraphs already covered in class.  Use your flashcards to help you recognise the sounds.  See if you can teach an adult or someone at home the actions we have learnt to help us remember the sounds these digraphs make.

As an extra challenge, see how many words you can make with these sounds.

Tricky Words

Keep practising recognising and writing the tricky words we have been learning in class.

 

Numeracy

We have been focussing on our addition and subtraction skills.  We have also been working on money, can you recognise the coins to £2? Try activity 12 to help support your learning.

 Penguins

We are delighted to welcome Danielle Garden to the P1 Penguins. She is studying an MA in Primary Education at Edinburgh University and will be with us until the end of the summer term.

 

 

Sports Relief 2018

MESSAGE FROM P5 PUPILS 

Dear Parents/Guardians

We are excited to tell you that Primary 5 are raising money for Sport Relief this year!

On Friday 16th March your children can dress up as their favourite sports person. Please bring in £1 (or contribute via Parent Pay). It would be great if the children could share one or two facts about their favourite sports person!

As well as dressing up we will be doing Run a Mile on Wednesday, Thursday  and Friday. Every class will be taking part in the run, so remember your trainers. Remember to do your best – run as far as you can.

Don’t feel the need to go out and buy new clothes. Be creative with what you have! Strips are allowed but we are reminding everyone to be respectful of all favourite sports stars.

Have fun!

From P5

Primary One Home Learning Wednesday 7 March

Reading

Please follow the activity as directed in your child’s reading jotter. If your child has been given a word wall please continue to practise these words.

Phonics

Our new sounds are ‘oi’ as in ‘coin’ and ‘oy’ as in ‘toy’.  Use your flashcards to help you recognise the sounds.  See if you can teach an adult or someone at home the actions we have learnt to help us remember the sounds these digraphs make.

As an extra challenge, see how many words you can make with these sounds.

Tricky Words

Our new tricky (or common) words are ‘there’ and ‘were’.  Keep practising recognising these along with the rest of the tricky words we have been learning.

Listening and Talking

Prepare a short talk about your favourite book.  The areas you should try to cover include:

  • The name of the book.
  • The author and illustrator.
  • The main parts of the story.
  • Why it is your favourite book.

You should be prepared to share your talk with the class during the week beginning Monday 12 March.

Numeracy

We have been focussing on our addition and subtraction skills.  See if you can teach someone at home what we have been learning about taking away.