Number Rainbows

March 23rd, 2011

This week we have been exploring the number stories of 10.  Mr D saw a fantastic idea on the Yester Primary 1 website and thought the class would enjoy it.  We made numberlines from 0-10 and then joined the number bonds that make 10 using different colours.  We had a great time making our rainbows – thanks to Yester for the super idea!

Working with clay

March 23rd, 2011

We have been learning how to work with clay to create some 3D art.  Our first lesson focused on making round tiles and pressing patterns into them.  We added petals and painted them to create flower tiles.  Our second lesson was about creating square and rectangular tiles which we then added texture to, to create tiles that looked like the fields around our school.  We mixed yellow and blue to make green and painted them.

Snow Days

November 30th, 2010

Hope you are having fun, and not getting too bored!  Here are some ideas if you are running out.

  • Go over Jolly Phonics sounds (can you think of some snowy words for some of the sounds?  Make a snow day alphabet)
  • Play in the snow (make a snow animal, snow art, write in the snow, gather twigs and make a snow shelter, build an igloo(!), make snow angels, catch snowflakes, take a snowball indoors and observe it over time, put some water outside to see if you can get it to freeze – in a plastic cup, try shallow/deep experiment!)
  • Make hot chocolate (count out spoonfuls, mix with milk, think of some special extras like marshmallows, sprinkles, choc buttons)
  • Cook a special meal/make biscuits (involve children in collecting ingredients, talk about where they have come from, measuring out, mixing)
  • Eat in the dining room and/or with fancy dishes (sort cutlery/dishes, lay the table, make name cards/place mats)
  • Order in dinner (reading menus, talk about healthy options, make payment)
  • Watch a favourite movie (discuss afterwards why it’s a favourite, draw pictures for the beginning/middle/end, create a book of the movie, act out favourite scene)
  • Play a family game (encourage turn taking)
  • Check on/visit with neighbours (do they need something from the shops, help clearing a drive/steps)

Hope to see you all back at school really soon.

Truman and I have been out enjoying the snow in the local park.  He likes chasing snow balls!  Mr D.


November 3rd, 2010

We have been finding out about Divali, the Hindu festival of light.  We have read the story of Rama and Sita and danced and acted it out in the hall.  We made divas, which are little lamps to light at Divali.  We have also made colourful Rangoli patterns.  Sally’s mum came in to help us with these.