A busy time in P1

The children in P1 have been having a very busy time.

We have been working hard on our letter sounds and have started to practice using them to build and read words. We have enjoyed learning some rhymes to help us to remember how to write our letters correctly and have practiced writing them in lots of different ways.

In maths we have been working with our maths racks and tens frames and have been exploring different ways of making the numbers to 10. We have also been counting forwards and backwards starting from different numbers, practicing giving the number before or after a particular number and finding hidden numbers on a number line. We have been playing different games in small groups and in pairs.

We have been enjoying our senses topic and have done lots of different activities and produced some fantastic artwork. Today we tried to recognise things using just our sense of smell. We also looked at lots of animal noses and compared them to ours. Some of them were very strange indeed!

We enjoyed meeting our music teacher Mrs Mailer and our PE teacher Miss Gordon this week. We listened really well and had lots of fun trying out different activities.

Here are some photos of the last couple of weeks.

Maths in P6

Over the last few weeks in P6 we have been looking at symmetry during our maths lessons and we created some fantastic symmetrical art.  We have also been working in pairs to solve a variety of different maths problems.  As part of maths week Scotland we looked at different number tricks and tried to understand how they worked – hopefully the children have tried them at home!

Learning about WW2 in P6

P6 have made a great start to their learning about the events and impact of WW2.  We have been reading round the school looking for information to help us gather evidence to answer questions.  We have had a focus

this week on learning about evacuees and have done some short drama pieces and some hot seating to really get an understanding of how it would have been for children then.  We have also created some movement with paint by making finger paintings of paratroopers.

Primary 3 Maths Scotland Week

This week in P3 we have been enjoying new challenges for Maths Scotland Week. We have been out in the playground using things we could find to create a picture of the 2x table. We have also played outdoor games matching questions and answers together. We used Maths in our topic work to explore how many blocks would be needed to build pyramids of different heights. This got tricky the taller we wanted our pyramids to be. This helped us appreciate how amazing the real pyramids in Egypt are and how much Maths has been used in building them.

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