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What we have been learning so far in P1

We have had a busy start to P1, learning sounds and numbers everyday.  So for the last few days we have had a little bit of a break to make sure we are remembering everything we have learnt so far.  We have been practising all the sounds we have been learning, all 18 of them, we have been trying to blend them to make100_4059 100_4060 100_4061 100_4062 100_4063 100_4064 100_4065 words.  We have also been using our numbers, recording them on our whiteboards and putting them in the correct order.  What a great job P1 well done!!

Lots happening in P1

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Data collection in P1

SAM_0065 SAM_0066 SAM_0067 SAM_0068 SAM_0069We have had a busy afternoon in P1 learning how to collect and record information.  We first of all learned how to use tally marks to record information and then we displayed this information on a chart.  We worked in pairs so we had someone to share our ideas with. Each pair had a selection of different bears, we had to sort them, then record how many of each kind we had.  We then displayed this information on a chart.  This was quite tricky work especially remembering how to record 5 as a tally.

Catch up on P1 news

SAM_0023 SAM_0024 SAM_0025 SAM_0026 SAM_0027 SAM_0028 SAM_0038 SAM_0039 SAM_0042 SAM_0043 SAM_0045 SAM_0046 SAM_0054 SAM_0055We have been learning our number stories to 5 for maths in P1.  We are all becoming much more confident about finding the number partners to 5 and getting really fast at recalling the number facts.  We have been using our number tunnel to help us work out our number stories and then recording them on our whiteboards.

We have also had an interactive workshop from the Museum of Flight.  We found out about flying around the world, we visited lots of different countries and found out interesting facts about them and then we made our own planes.

Now that we are all becoming such fabulous readers we enjoy sharing our reading books with our class mates.  We spend time each week reading our new reading books to our class reading partners it is a great way to build on our reading skills.


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SAM_0019We have been very busy in P1 since coming back after the holidays. We have started a new topic about Scotland. We looked at the repeating patterns in tartan and had a go ourselves at designing our own tartan trying to keep to the pattern, we then made our tartan samples into kilts. We read the story about Hamish the Hairy Haggis and designed and made our own haggis and some haggis bashers. We have also been looking at maps and learning about how important the key is for a map. We had a go at making our own maps of our own Scottish islands and added a key to help us read the maps. In maths we are beginning to learn addition and subtraction we have been playing the apple game in pairs to help with this.


A rainbow of Numeracy Skills and lots of Stars in Primary One!

As well as Paired Reading, the P1 and P7 buddies are involved in other exciting activities. Today, we were concentrating on the whole Dunbar Cluster Initiative “Together We Count“. Well done P1 for being able to write down 0 – 10 so well and thereafter meet the huge variety of challenges the P7 pupils then set you! Each and every one of you managed to earn your red badge which stands for “ordering of numbers”. So congratulations to you all and well done to the P7 assessors!


RED BADGES on PhotoPeach

Lots happening in P1

[nggallery id=89]. P1s have been very busy over the last few days. We are working really hard on our sounds and forming our letters. We have also been learning our numbers up to 5 so far, forming our numbers and making sure our number lines are in the correct order. We have also been learning how to play some maths games. In our topic work we have been learning about our senses. We tried blindfold walking in the playground and discovered how difficult life would be without our sight. We really had to rely on our partners for support. We have also been outdoors learning about 2D shapes, we worked in small groups and used string to make our shapes and then we chalked round them. Lots of great work P1 well done!!