P7 & P1 Fruit Tasting

Last week Primary 7 & 1 took part in a fruit tasting organised by Pamela from Roots & Fruit. We all really enjoyed it and some of us were tasting things for the 1st time!!! We all agreed that dates were not our Number 1 favourite thing though!!! On Monday October 31st Primary 7 will be running a fruit  tuck shop in school at morning break. All fruit will be priced from 25p – 45p & we hope that you will come along & support us with this new venture.

Another busy week in P1

P1 have had another busy week.

We are still busy practicing our letter sounds and learning to blend and build words. We have been enjoying writing our own stories and this week we imagined what it would be like if Kipper came to our school. We wrote some great stories and enjoyed sharing them with our learning partners.

On Monday our P7 buddies came to help us learn about colour mixing and we made our own colour wheels. On Wednesday we had a nice surprise when some of our buddies came back to let us taste lots of different fruits. They are going to be opening a fruit tuck shop and wanted to do some research. We really enjoyed tasting lots of different fruits and some of us were real stars and tried something we’d never had before.

In maths we have been practicing ordering numbers and also making numbers in different ways using our fingers, tens frames and our maths racks.

We have been talking about our sense of sight again and on Thursday we looked at some artwork by Monet. We discussed how his work changed as his sight worsened then had a go at painting our own versions of his Japanese bridge painting. We used paint in different ways to create ‘blurry’ effects.

Here are some photographs of our week.

A busy week in P1

P1 have had another busy week.

We are still working hard learning our letter sounds and have done really well with our first reading books. Everyone has had lots of ideas about what is going on in the stories. On Wednesday we were authors ourselves and wrote some great stories about what it would be like if Floppy was our dog. We enjoyed sharing them with each other and saying what our favourite parts were.

In maths we have been practicing recognising and ordering numbers, adding together two collections of items and showing numbers in different ways. We enjoyed working with the foam 10s frames for the first time and are getting really good with the maths racks. Today a giant maths rack was delivered to the classroom and we’re all looking forward to working with it soon.

This week we have started to talk about sight and today we worked in trios to make giant eye collages. We all worked really well together. Everyone was included and all the groups shared their resources really well. The finished eyes look great!

Here are some photographs of our week.

Messy fun in P1!

Everyone in P1 has been working really hard again this week.

We are still working hard on learning our letter sounds and practicing writing the different letters correctly. We have also been meeting the characters from the Oxford Reading Tree and were very excited to take home our first books on Thursday.

In maths we are getting really good at quickly recognising and copying five frames and domino patterns and we have also started to explore how we can use our maths racks. We have been practicing working out how many items there are in two collections – sometimes we have to be very clever as Miss Reeves hides some of the objects so we can’t see them.

We have been working on our senses topic and this week we were mostly talking about smell and taste. We had a good time taking part in a blindfolded ‘smell test’ and tasting sweet, salty, sour and savoury foods. We discovered that when we stick our tongues out we can see our little bumpy taste buds. Today we talked about our sense of touch again and made some flower collages that you can touch as well as look at. We tried to make sure that we had parts of our flowers that were smooth, rough, bumpy and fluffy. We had lots of fun and made a lot of mess!

Have a good weekend!

Fun in P1

Everyone has been having a really busy time in P1!

We have been working through our letter sounds and having lots of fun practicing writing our letters in different ways. We’ve also been playing lots of games with our sounds and have even practiced writing some words. This week we met the characters from the Oxford Reading Tree and have made a really good job of starting to learn their names.

In maths we have been working with domino patterns and five frames. We are really good at counting forwards and backwards and recognising if Miss Reeves misses out a number when she counts. We’ve also been practicing giving the ‘number after’ and putting numbers into the correct order. Yesterday we showed Miss Reeves what we know about shapes and had lots of fun making shape monsters for the wall.

Our walls are looking really colourful as they’re covered in collages, self-portraits and fantastic giraffe pictures. We made the giraffe pictures after we read ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and we had to make sure that we worked really carefully when we were painting, cutting, decorating and sticking.

Today we were talking about our different senses and watched some video clips about our sense of touch. We had lots of fun describing and recognising things in a feely box and trying to carry out some tasks using just our sense of touch.

Have a great long weekend everyone!

A great start to the year in P1!

The new P1 pupils have had a great start to the year and everyone is settling in really well.

As well as getting used to the classroom routines we have started on our phonics programme and have been playing lots of games to practice our letter sounds. In maths we have been showing Miss Reeves how well we can count and put numbers into the right order. We’re really good at being number detectives and working out missing numbers.

We are learning about our golden rules and had great fun on Thursday decorating wooden spoon with our P7 buddies. Here are some photographs of our finished work!

Busy in P1

Everyone in P1 has been very busy for the last couple of weeks.

In maths we have been getting really good at remembering our bonds to 10 and have been playing lots of games to practice our adding and subtracting skills. At the end of last week we had great fun with Mrs Pentony reading Aliens Love Underpants, sequencing events from the story and decorating our own underpants. Then on Tuesday we made some ‘Wanted’ posters to help the police to catch a naughty alien who was still on the loose and stealing people’s underpants!

We have been learning about different forces and had lots of messy fun doing some ‘gravity painting’ using paintbrushes and marbles. We also talked about breaks and friction and have been doing an experiment to work out how far a toy car rolls over different surfaces.

On Tuesday we found out that we are going to be taking part in a music and drama project called ‘Bee Green’. We had great fun taking part in a workshop and are keen to learn lots about bumble bees. Today we talked about bee life cycles and worked in pairs to sort out some jumbled facts about bumble bees. We did really well!

Update from P1

P1 have had another couple of busy weeks.

We have been talking about time in maths and had lots of fun making our own clocks and playing different games. We have also been listening to a very catchy song about the pairs of numbers that make ten. We don’t think we’ll ever forget them now!

We have been learning about the digraphs ay/ai and oy/oi and have been practicing reading and writing lots of different words. On Tuesday we wrote some great stories about having a pet dragon and today we had fun reading a text about an alien called Sid then trying to draw him. We had to get all the details right.

We have been learning about different toys that people played with in the past and went outside into the playground to try out some games. We played with hoops, jumping elastic, marbles, hopscotch and skipping ropes. We are hoping to learn some group games soon.

Today we have been talking about forces. We sorted objects into things you push, pull or both then had lots of fun seeing how many huffs and puffs it took to move different objects across the tables. Miss Reeves was impressed by how much puff some of us have!

Here are some photographs of us busy inside and outside.

Busy in P1

It’s been a short but busy week in P1.

On Tuesday our P7 buddies came to see us and we showed them some of the skills that we have been learning in maths. We used our tens frames, maths racks and also the laptops. This week in maths we have been talking about the numbers that go together to make ten and using our foam tens frames to show the different pairs.

We read a version of ‘Aladdin’ together then wrote some great stories of our own about a magic lamp. On Wednesday we had fun putting some jumbled up sentences into the right order. We had to read the words carefully, use the capital letters and full stops to help us and make sure that our sentences made sense once we had finished them. We all worked really well.

Here are some photographs of our week.