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P1B Back in Action!

Wow, the holidays seem a distant memory! Primary 1B have settled back into school life and have been working their socks off this week.

We had a very special visit from a dance tutor from East Lothian Arts Service who helped us to learn about some of the dances the animals were performing in the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. We were learning some Cha Cha, Tango and Waltz dancing by clapping beats and working with a partner. It was so much fun, we have been asking when we get to do it again! Maybe we can show some of our new dance moves at the disco!

In Maths, we have been learning about sequencing events in  our day and recognising and using the vocabulary ‘morning’, ‘afternoon’ and ‘evening’. Next week we are going to make human clocks- keep a look out because we will post some pictures of this!!!

Our space topic is off to a great start. We have been sharing our prior knowledge about the Sun, Moon and Stars and are beginning to think of what we would like to learn about. We are hoping to set up a space area in our class so that we can imagine we are astronauts. Our space art work will help to decorate this area and make us feel like we are really in space.

Some of our highlights from this week are:

Alfie: ‘I made a crocodile with the lego,’

Liam: ‘I liked learning about space. We were learning about the moon. I brought in a space light.’

Aiden P, Ewan and Rosa: Liked the Giraffes Can’t Dance workshop.

Louie and Mylie: Have enjoyed Walk a Mile this week.

Mya and Aaron: Have been having fun playing with friends.

More news next week. Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂

 

 

Benmore

I can’t believe it is Thursday already!Everybody is continuing to have a fantastic time.We have been climbing both inside and outside, caving, orienteering and biking. We had an amazing adventure on the night walk, despite walking into trees, puddles and fences we all made it back, safe and sound. Everybody is really looking forward to the disco tonight

P1B’s Adventures with Nat Fantastic

This week primary one have been creating imaginative adventures based on the book ‘Nat Fantastic’ by Giles Andreae and Katharine McEwan. Nat is a superhero in silver pyjamas who travels to different places to help people in need. At the end of the story the book leaves us on a cliffhanger! The children’s task during our writing lesson was to create Nat’s next adventure to save a character in need.

The success criteria for writing was differentiated to offer children appropriate challenge. Some pupils had to highlight the focus sounds. Others were asked to write down the focus sounds we have been learning using the correct formation. Lastly some pupils were challenged to use their sound knowledge to build words. We even attempted some tricky words!

Have a look at our wonderful adventures and please feel free to comment on our post

P1B News

Lots has been happening in P1B this week…

Alfie explained that we have been learning about characters and have been trying to generate WOW words when writing.  We all drew detailed pictures of a character of our choice and described them using an interesting word. We decided our word of the week was ‘gorgeous’!

Lily said that she has been learning about domino patterns and has been making them in the play dough.

Martha remembered our new sound ‘s’ and has been able to identify objects that begin with the sound in a sorting game.

Mylie was really excited this week as the class have made a start on their puppet theatres with the buddies. We were working as a team to create the setting for our story… they look fabulous already!

Here are some photos from our play areas this week… we are trying really hard to ‘Make a Rainbow’ by completing different play tasks. Please ask you child about this 🙂

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

What have Primary 5 been up to?

In Primary 5 we have all been reading very enthusiastically during Accelerated Reading time and passing lots of tricky quizzes.

As part of living and growing we have planted a wide variety of different seeds which are already beginning to germinate and following on from our celery and blue water investigation we are going to be growing some micro-organisms (yeast) under different conditions. We may be able to observe some surprising results!

Primary 5 comments:

Aidan: “I am really using a growth mind set which is helping me in maths.”

Leo: “I am challenging myself during the Daily Mile.”

Tegan: ” I was able to write a good set of instructions.”

Hannah R: “I have been watering our class seeds and seeing them begin to germinate.”