Money Week

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 10-03-2015

It’s money Week at Yester this week and today, Primary 1 sorted out bags of coins. We talked about the different ways we could sort the coins – by colour, shape, size and by looking at the numbers on them. We also looked carefully at the different coins using magnifying glasses to help us see the detail.

We found out that the brown coins are called “copper.s” The other coins are silver and gold.

We found out that the lady on one side of the coin is the Queen. She is the only person allowed to make coins in Britain. Coins are made in the Royal Mint. The Queen’s name is Elizabeth the Second.

We found out that there are numbers on coins. The numbers can tell you when the coin was made.

We played this game to help us identify the different coins. We tried to fill the bank with 100 pence – that is the same as £1.00! Why don’t you play at home too?

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I Like Me!

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Literacy | Posted on 10-03-2015

All our whole class reading texts for the next few weeks link with our topic – My Body. We have decided to put these texts into our “Body Books” rather than in our yellow jotters which normally go home. To keep you up to date, I will try to post our text onto the website for you to discuss at home.

Today, we read a poem called “I Like Me!”

We looked for rhyming words, made the word “I” have a capital letter, highlighted words in each line that were the same and discussed why one of the words was written in capital letters. Last of all, we used our signs to help us say the poem. Perhaps your child could teach you the signs at home?

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All Our Own Work…

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Technologies | Posted on 10-03-2015

The children have been busy in Learning Areas making things to go into their Body Books – drawings at the easel, cutting out at the writing table and making skeletons using construction materials. Well done everyone!