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P3M 17.6.19

Hi Everyone

NUMERACY

In our groups last week we were adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers. In mental agility we practised halving numbers. Please see the maths grid your child brought home for ideas of how you can help your child in numeracy.

LITERACY

New spelling words were given out on Monday and we are doing various activities to help us learn these words and patterns. Dictation is on Fridays. Please see Spelling City for a list of your child’s words. Please use the spelling grid for games to play at home.

We will be finishing our reading books on Monday and Tuesday of this week and the books will be collected in towards the end of the week.

We wrote about our trip to the Botanics after discussing what we enjoyed, what we learned and how it could have been improved.

We have used iPads and information books to make fact posters about plants.

SCIENCE

We developed our understanding of how trees depend on insects and on one another.

TRIP TO BOTANICS- We had planned to extend our knowledge of trees by participating in The Secrets Of Trees programme . Unfortunately the weather was so rainy we were confined to the glass houses. The children were able to learn about the various cacti, fruit trees and ferns growing there.

ART

Linked to our planting of sunflowers we learned a little bit about Van Gogh’s life and then mixed colours to paint our own versions of The Sunflowers.

PE

We have continued to develop our tennis skills.

This will be the last blog of the term.

Mrs Bailey,Mrs Munro and P3M

W.B. 10.06.2019 What we have been learning

On Wednesday your child took home the report on their learning story. Please add your comments to the comment sheet  and return this and the learning story by Friday 21st June.

Literacy

It was lovely to listen to all the talks about ‘ My favourite place”. All children did a fantastic job: making eye contact, speaking clearly and giving reasons why they chose that place.

This week we have enjoyed our new reading books. These books have been a bit more challenging therefore next week we will continue to work on them. We will be collecting all books in on Friday 14th June.

We have continued to work on rules when adding -ing to verbs. This week  we have been learning to segment and word-build words where you drop the e when adding ing.  “When the action word has an e at the end we need to need to take the e away and add ing”.

In handwriting we have revised all our recent letters on cursive: p, c, k, ck.

Home learning ideas

  • Please work on your reading book at home. Use the reading rockets for questions. Talk about the characters on your book.
  • Think about verbs and together try to work out if when adding -ing you need to just add ing, double the consonant or drop the e before adding ing. Below you can see some examples of the ones we have been working on.IMG_3044
  • Continue to practice your spelling words. This week we have introduced block 8.Block 8 pdf .  You can use the spelling grid ideas that you will have at home,.

 

Maths

This week we have continued to work on measurement finding out about metres and centimetres.”We have been learning about measurement, we’ve got metres and centimetres and one whole meter is 100 centimetres”.

Home learning ideas

  • Measure a few items at home using a ruler or a measuring tape and compare items.
  • Use your Maths grid to work on number and number processes.

 

Other areas

We have continued to work on our topic. This time we used books to find about the life of an explorer and their transport. We worked in teams.  “We found out what they  (explorers) ate and where they slept”.

P1 Foxes – Week beginning 10.06.19

Reading

Everyone has had a new non-fiction book home this week. We are collecting all books in on Friday 14th June. Thank you for all your help and support with reading this year at home. A big well done to all the children for putting in lots of effort.

We will continue reading challenges in class into next week.

Literacy

Your child will have a home learning sheet home. This is the last home learning sheet coming home before the holidays. Please continue to revisit sounds and tricky words over the next few weeks at home.

Writing

This week we have been focusing on recognising, remembering and writing facts.

We have also been focusing on extending our writing using the word ‘because’.

 

Numeracy and Maths

This week we have been learning:

  • To find one half of a shape and number
  • To find one quarter of a shape and number
  • To count in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • To add and subtract by counting forward and backwards
  • To hold a number in our brain and count on and back

We have even been making our very own pizza! We split our pizza into halves and quarters with a learning partner! How delicious!

Other areas of the curriculum

We have been learning :

  • To compare the differences between our classroom and a classrooms in the past.
  • To listen to a video and remember facts.
  • To create a Royal Oufit
  • To create a card

Learning Through Play

  • experimenting with volume and reading units of measure in the water tray
  • building the ‘Berlin Wall’ in the construction area
  • creating tile patterns using a variety of resources
  • creating outfits using a variety of materials
  • to take turns in games

P1 Foxes Reading

Just a little blog post to let all parents and carers know that we will be collecting in all reading books this Friday, 14th June. Please make sure your child’s reading book is in their purple folder. There will be no more reading sent home before the holidays.

Please continue to read a variety of texts at home over the summer holidays. Revisiting all tricky words and sounds would also be fantastic in preparation for beginning Primary Two.

Thank you so much for all of your support this year with home learning.

 

Miss Levey

P2c Reflective Friday 7.6.19

Literacy

TALKING AND LISTENING.
Im looking forward to hearing your talks next week.
Please can the Blue Whales, Red spiders and Orange Octopus groups be ready to talk on Monday. The Green Crocodiles and Yellow snakes will give their talks on Tuesday.

We continue to practise spelling our tricky/common words. Some people are moving on to a new block this week – well done ! The word lists are below if you need them Dont forget that you can also find these on the spelling city website if you wish.

Block 1 pdfBlock 2 pdfBlock 3 pdfBlock 4 pdfBlock 5 pdfBlock 6 pdf


Numeracy and maths

We have started a block of work on measurement. We talked about different types of measurement and then we measured some objects using non standard units of measurement.

Other areas of the curriculum .
We learned about Sergei Prokofiev’s work ‘Peter and the Wolf’. We are able to identify the different characters in the story and which orchestral instruments represent those characters.

We enjoyed sitting on the purple seats to watch the P7 show
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We observed snails and read about their habits and lifecycle.

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We have been sharing our chess skills and teaching each other how to play.
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Things to do at home
Go on a snail hunt in your garden.
Measure some objects using a non standards unit eg, spans, paper clips, dried beans ….
Try some maths activities from your news maths homework wall.
Play a game of chess or another board game.

Here are some of the questions we have about explorers
Who was the 1st explorer ?
Who was the bravest explorer ?
Who was the best explorer ?
Did anyone explore space ?
Where did they explore ?
How did they tell people what they discovered ?
Who was the last person to be an explorer ?
How many explorers have there ever been in total ?
How old were the explorers when they fist started ?
Why were their boats wooden ?
Why do explorers wear cool suits ?
Were there sea explorers and jungle explorers ?
What did they discover ?
How did they travel ?
Were there any female explorers ?
Are there still explorers now ?

We continue to be explorers of our own environment.


W.B 3.06.19 What we have been learning this week.

Literacy

In handwriting we have been practising cursive ck.

We have been working on action words ending in -ing. We have been looking for when we have to double the final consonant to add-ing and when we only have to add  -ing. E.g: swim/swimming, walk/ walking.

We have continued to practice our reading and spelling words in groups.

At writing we have started a piece of writing about our mums.

Home learning ideas

  • Please remember to have the talk  about  ‘ My favourite place’ ready for next week as the children will be presenting them to the class on Monday and Tuesday next week,
  • Practice the spelling words doing any of the activities from the spelling grid.Block 7 pp  . We have been practising these words as a class however each child is working on different blocks at spelling time. Ask your child and find the blocks on previous posts.
  • Please read your reading book at home and use the reading rockets for questions.
  • Look on magazines, leaflets, newspapers for words ending in -ing and discuss why they have a double consonant or not.

 

Maths

We are learning about measurement. We have been comparing and ordering objects using direct comparison and non- standard units.  We have introduced the concept of length and standard units for this (only metres and centimetres).

Home learning ideas

  • Measure different objects at home using hands, fingers, feet or any object and compare.
  • If you are doing baking or cooking talk about measurements, how you measure the ingredients and compare amounts.
  • Use the Maths grids that your child took home last week to work on number.

 

Other areas

We have been learning about the composer Sergei Prokofiev and Peter and the Wolf. We have listened to the different instruments in the story and we have started to listen to the story.

We attended to the P7 show on Friday. It was fantastic! We enjoyed been part of the audience.

Week Beginning 03.06.19

Literacy and Reading

Your child will have a reading book home. Please read a little each day with your child. Remember to question your child as he/she reads. We are continuing our focus on non – fiction this week.

The sounds we are focusing on this week are:

br, cr, fr, gr, pr,

Tricky words: any, water

Maths and Numeracy

This week we have been focusing on ‘weight’.

We have been learning to:

  • order objects from lightest to heaviest
  • compare the weight of items using scales

Home task: Can you look for the weight of items in your kitchen? Perhaps your cornflake box has the weight on the side of the box! How many different weights can you spot?

Other Curricular Areas

We have been learning to:

  • identify the key members of the Modern Royal Family
  • understand who Queen Victoria was and what life was like when she was the Queen
  • Understand the differences between our classroom and a Victorian Classroom.
  • share your feelings each day
  • present information to an audience during out nursery visits. We have enjoyed sharing our highlights of Primary One to the nursery children.
  • improving our speed when answering simple addition calculations

Learning Through Play

  • experimenting with ‘weight’ in and around the classroom
  • exploring ‘Tangrams’ in the creative area
  • building models of our local area
  • measuring our models in cm and m
  • playing playground games with P6 Buddies

We have had a busy week in Primary One!

P2c Reflective Friday 31.5.19

Literacy

TALKING AND LISTENING.
Have you started to plan your talk yet ?

We have been learning to add ing to verbs ending with a bouncy vowel and a single consonant – eg hop~ Hopping, swim – swimming Double the last consonant

We continue to practise spelling our tricky/common words. Some people are moving on to a new block this week – well done ! The word lists are below if you need them Dont forget that you can also find these on the spelling city website if you wish.

Block 1 pdfBlock 2 pdfBlock 3 pdfBlock 4 pdfBlock 5 pdfBlock 6 pdf


Numeracy and maths

We have been continuing our investigation of fractions. We Made fraction walls and have talked about thirds fifths, sixths, sevenths, eights, ninths and tenths.

Other areas of the curriculum .
We learned about woodwind instruments and listened to the sound of a clarinet. We made our own reeds using straws, and we made our own ‘brass’ instruments using trumpet mouthpieces, hosepipe and a funnel.

We used our skill in observing detail to try to draw the instruments.

We worked in teams using iPads to research a range of explorers. We are sharing our findings with the class over the next few days.

As the hall was busy, we took our PE lesson outside



Things to do at home

Begin to plan your talk.
Look in a book or newspaper for words ending in ing
Try some maths activities from your news maths homework wall
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Here are some of the questions we have about explorers
Who was the 1st explorer ?
Who was the bravest explorer ?
Who was the best explorer ?
Did anyone explore space ?
Where did they explore ?
How did they tell people what they discovered ?
Who was the last person to be an explorer ?
How many explorers have there ever been in total ?
How old were the explorers when they fist started ?
Why were their boats wooden ?
Why do explorers wear cool suits ?
Were there sea explorers and jungle explorers ?
What did they discover ?
How did they travel ?
Were there any female explorers ?
Are there still explorers now ?

We continue to be explorers of our own environment.


31.5.19 P3M

Hi Everyone

Can you please return your child’s Learning Story if you have not already done so-we have 5 outstanding and need to write comments and talk about your child’s individual star steps. Thank you.

NUMERACY

We were talking about fractions this week and doing a variety of activities involving halves and quarters. We were also talking about the structure of numbers and breaking up 3 digit numbers into hundreds, tens and ones in different ways. We are continuing to practise tables. Please see the Learning wall your child is bringing home with them today. They contain a  number of numeracy activities for you to do at home if you wish.

LITERACY

New spelling words were given out on Monday- please see Spelling City for a list of your child’s words.

We continued reading the books which were given out last week, new books will be handed out next Monday and Tuesday. We are continuing to read to find specific information.

We were writing instructions  for planting seeds  making sure we wrote in a logical sequence using suitable linking words.

REFLECTIONS

In numeracy and literacy we reflected on our individual star steps for the term to ensure we are working on what each child chose to achieve.

We were also reflecting on our year in P3 and completed a Looking Back/Looking Forward sheet to be included in our Learning Story with our reports.

TOPIC

Matthew and Susan from Mortonhall Garden Centre came to visit P3M and showed us how to plant seeds properly. Each child has planted a sunflower /nasturtium seed and a chocolate mint cutting. We are learning to care for these plants. We are also conducting an experiment with cress to observe the best conditions for growing. Please ask your child to explain this to you.

PE

We are learning to develop our tennis skills.

FRENCH

We practised the different words for facial features and played Jacques a dit. We then tried to describe the monsters we had drawn to our learning partners using the vocabulary we knew.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M

P4B Reflective Friday 31.5

Here is what we have learned this week

Maths

We have been working hard on strategies for multiplying by 6 and 8. This has included looking at the pattern of the times table using a number square. We have listened to  fun songs on youtube which taught us the 6 and 8 times table to all about that bass and cheerleader. I have attached the links.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9os1VUUp5io

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X620IeUkYE

We have also learned how to use the algorithm for multiplication. An example would be 55×6.

We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.

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Literacy

This week we have been learning about the features of writing a newspaper report, we spent time working through the 4 elements that are important. These are the headline, lead, body and tail. We found out that all the important information needs to be shared right at the start. This is called front loading.

Our spelling this week was looking at using ‘ei’ as a long vowel sound. For example in the word freight. Here are the words for you to practice.

weight            freight

sleigh              weigh

eight              eighty

reindeer         vein

rein                  veil

Other learning

We carried on researching the Titanic, we had a discussion about more things the children would like to learn about. Then we worked with our learning partners and chose one or two ideas. We had things like the passengers clothing, more about the iceberg and survivors.

Have a great weekend

P4B