Welcome to Primary 1’s blog!
Throughout the year we hope to share our learning and experiences with you. The children love it when friends and family comment on their work. You can do this at the bottom of our page.
Friday 6th May 2016
I liked drawing my favourite character from Little Red Riding Hood. The Big Bad Wolf had really sharp teeth. Dan
I liked PE in the dining hall this week. We jumped over hurdles, hula hooped, ran around cones and we skipped. Daniel
I was really good at using the hula hoops in PE. Max J
I really like writing about Little Red Riding Hood. Toby
I liked jumping over the hurdles. Jessica
I really liked doing take away because I really like doing sums in class. Hamish
I liked doing maths this week. Yona
I drew a castle. We are going to build a castle in the class next week. Tom
I liked doing the celery experiment. We poured some food colouring in with the water. On Monday we will see what happens to the celery. Freyja
Friday 29th April 2016
Mrs Newton has loved her first week in P1 at Stoneyhill! The children have all made me feel very welcome and we have had a busy week together. Firstly, a huge thank you to the parents who came to join us for Come Learn With Us on Tuesday afternoon. We loved playing maths games together and learning about how you all use maths every day.
I have enjoyed reading Fairy-tales. I like Jack and the Beanstalk. I like books because they help me to read better. Max N
I liked doing our flower pictures because we were doing art work and I like art. Eve
I really liked doing the flowers as well. We had to label the part of the plant. Hamish
I liked leaning about the flowers and Jack and the Beanstalk. Yona
I really enjoyed sorting the numicon shapes into groups of odd numbers and even numbers. Daniel
We have been working really really hard on Reading is Braw. Louis
I liked the assembly today when Mrs Macartney was giving out the certificates. Dan
I like when we made the flowers. I think they look good on the wall. Poppy
I think I was really good at making my flower picture. Neive
I think I did really well cutting out neatly when we were doing maths. Freyja
I liked writing a sorry letter from Jack to the Giant. Imram and Luke
I liked doing 5-a-day fitness because it keeps you fit and it’s really good fun. Martha
Monday 21st March 2016
We have had lots of fun learning to make soup, bread and cakes for our Cupcake Café. They were delicious!
We have been learning about our senses. We used our senses to describe the different fruits from the story ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’.
In Maths we have been learning about Measure. We drew around Poppy and used cubes, paper clips and lego to measure her arms, legs and fingers.
We loved taking part in the Tough Mudder to raise money for Sports Relief…..even Miss Craig!
Friday 11th March 2016
Apologies for not updating the website last week!
We had great fun on the launch day of ‘Reading is Braw’. We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite characters and sharing and writing about our favourite stories……we even took part in our fitness session at QMU in our costumes! In the afternoon we had a special storytime session with P2, P2/3 and P3 with cookies and milk. Mr Baptie came to share his favourite books later in the week and Miss Craig went to read in P6. It was fun. I wonder which teacher will read to us next week? At 12 o’clock the whole school stop their work and read… even Mr Gray the school janitor!
The children have worked really well together to create the cupcake cafe in our classroom. They created super menus and are currently learning how to write recipes/instructions. We have been working hard to make different foods and learning where the ingredients come from. Last week we made delicious vegetable soup. This week we read and sequenced the story of The Little Red Hen. We then made raisin bread. It was amazing! Poor Mrs Sim wanted a piece but we had gobbled it all up!
In Numeracy we have been calculating the total cost of items in the cafe. We are becoming really good at using money. There are lots of potential bankers in the class! Next week we are going to learn to take away. In Maths we have been learning to measure accurately using non standard units. We drew around Poppy and then measured the length of her body parts using cubes! Miss Craig also showed us how to use a ruler and measuring tape. We then drew around our shoes to find out who had the longest and shortest feet in the class. Thankfully no one had smelly feet!
Next week we are looking forward to raising money for Sports Relief by paying £1 on Monday and taking part fitness sessions every morning. We can’t wait to get muddy when we take part in the tough mudder challenge on Thursday! We are also making special cupcakes in school during our baking session and selling them to other pupils to raise money. Remember, if you’re not busy, join us for our fitness sessions. We love it when you are part of our experiences at school!
Friday 26th February 2016
Today we have been thinking about everything we have learned this week. We have been sharing our achievements and identifying what we would like to work on/ learn more about next week.
“I am proud of my reading. I liked reading Mrs Wobble the Waitress and sharing my favourite bit of the story.” Jessica.
“I am really proud of my money work.” Martha.
“I am proud of my writing about where I like to eat out. I like to eat at MacDonalds with my mum. My favourite meal is chicken nuggets.” Poppy
“I am proud of my reading work. My picture and writing about Mrs Wobble was good.” Yona
“I am proud of my fitness work.” Louis
“I am proud of my menu.” Dan
“I am also proud of my menu.” Tom
“I would like to practise money more.” Eve
“I would like to practise sums and counting backwards.” Yona
“I would like to always use finger spaces in my writing.” Jessica
“I would like to add more things to the Café with Miss Craig.” Max
“I would like to practise money.” Hamish
Friday 12th February 2016
We have had a really busy and exciting week in class. Our super ideas and organisation meant that our journey to the Antarctic was a huge success and Cuddles made it safely home. We got to meet his family and friends who were very kind to us but it was SO cold! We felt a bit sad saying goodbye to Cuddles but understand that he couldn’t stay in our classroom forever! Many thanks to Rebecca from Queen Margaret University who supported us with our adventure. We wrote super stories about our adventures to the Antarctic and look forward to sharing them with you soon.
Mrs Smail, our classroom assistant is an amazing cake decorator (and baker) and she taught us how to make Cuddles using fondant icing. It was great fun but very tricky! Mrs Smail made it look easy! We were very proud of our penguins and added them to our Antarctic landscapes.
After the holiday we are starting our new topic – The Cafe. We will be setting up and running our own class cafe and learning to recognise and use money. We will be making different foods, learning where the ingredients come from and writing recipes. We hope to go on a class trip to a farm. As soon as arrangements have be confirmed I will let you know more details as we will need lots of parent helpers.
On the first day back we are going to QMU for PE because unfortunately we still can’t use our gym hall. Remember to bring your gym kit and gym shoes/ trainers. Have a super holiday everyone!
Friday 5th February 2016
We enjoyed reading lots of lovely messages this morning. Thank you!
“I liked French this week. It was fun learning the days of the week. The monkey song was really funny!” Eve
“I liked designing my suitcase. I am looking forward to going to the Antarctic.” Martha
“I liked learning French.” Neive
“I liked learning about looking after your teeth. I am really proud of my brushing teeth picture.” Poppy
“I liked making patterns for my outfit to the Antarctic.” Yona
“I enjoyed learning about the explorer, Roald Amundsen. He was from Norway and was the first person to get to the South Pole. I would like to be an explorer.” Daniel
“We would like to be explorers too!” Martha, Tom and Hamish
“I liked writing about going to the Antarctic. I didn’t need any help!” Freyja
“I liked dancing and singing to the French monkey song.” Louis
Friday 29th January
Today was our favourite day of the week because lots of parents came in to class to tell us about how they use Literacy at home and at work. Thank you!
Our favourite moments from the week…..
“I liked making my cheetah for the ‘ch’ sound.” Eve
“I liked making my basketball picture at Boss clubs.” Tom
“I liked writing about Cuddles.” Hamish
“I liked it when the mums and dads came in.” Poppy
“I liked making the symmetrical snowflakes and stars.” Daniel
“It was fun writing stories about Cuddles.” Freyja
“I liked making the huge domino cards.” Jessica
“I liked making our watches.” Yona
“We liked making the pictures for our sounds.” Louis, Dan and Martha
Friday 22nd January
We have had such an exciting day! B.O.S.S Clubs started this morning and we have had so much fun! Here is what we thought…
I made a vase of flowers in the art B.O.S.S Club. Daniel
I was using the computer to go on the Internet and played some games. Freyja
I was making a picture for Valentine’s Day in the art B.O.S.S Club. Poppy
I was playing Basketball at B.O.S.S Clubs today and I was playing a game. Hamish
I was at the Trick Shots B.O.S.S Club and I had such fun. Max N
I made some chocolate truffles at baking B.O.S.S Club. Martha
Friday 15th January
What a busy week! This week we have been learning about telling the time. In IDEA we were thinking about how to help Cuddles get home. In Sciences we carried out a fun experiment about freezing water. We have been learning a super Scottish poem called the Twa Leggit Mice and we look forward to sharing this in assembly next week!
My favourite thing this week has been gym, we were running and playing tig. Martha
I loved helping make Cuddles things to help him fly. Max N
I enjoyed making a family for Cuddles. Yona
I drew friends for Cuddles to play with. Imran
My favourite thing this week was drawing Cuddles in art. Freyja
I had fun doing an experiment about turning water into ice. Eve
Wednesday 6th January 2016
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas and New Year. At the end of term we had a great time celebrating Christmas in school and took part in lots of fun activities.
Friday 11th December
We have had a lot of fun in school this week. On Monday we had Christmas lunch. It was delicious! We have also been learning to retell and act out the Christmas story. In Maths we have been learning more about patterns. We wrote thank you letters in Literacy to Charlotte because we have really enjoyed learning French with her and we wanted to wish her a Merry Christmas. We also made super Rudolph Christmas cards. We can’t wait to take them home! On Thursday we loved taking part in the Christmas show. We hope you enjoyed our singing and dancing!
“I loved being Mary in the show.” Martha
“I liked dressing up and going on stage and singing our song.” Freyja
“I liked dressing up as the Angel.” Hamish
“I liked making Christmas patterns with the Christmas trees, snowmen and Santas.” Frankie
“I liked making Christmas pictures with Primary 2.” Yona
“I liked doing the Snow Globe picture. I would go sledging with Euan if I lived in a snow globe.” Daniel
“I liked the snow globe too.” Ayden
Friday 4th December
We have started our mini Christmas project. This week we learned about the Christmas story by taking part in Messy Church with the school Minister Mrs Atkins and her team of amazing helpers. Many thanks to all the parents and grandparents who supported this event. We had lots of fun!
We have been practising lots for the Christmas show and for our Community singing event at the local playgroup in the last week of term.
We have also been learning to write letters and on Tuesday we wrote a very special letter to Santa. Next week we are learning to write thank you letters. We are still practising our sounds lots. This week we learned about the ‘am’ and ‘ss’ sounds and learned to spell more tricky words.
In Numeracy we practised our adding skills and learned about patterns. Today we made crowns with patterns. We are looking forward to wearing them at our Christmas lunch on Monday.
The children are looking forward to all the exciting Christmas events in school in the final weeks of term. Below is a selection of their highlights from the week.
“I liked when it was Messy Church. I made Jesus in the manger. I liked the snack too.” Eve
“I liked when we wrote a letter to Santa.” Poppy
“I liked when we made the crowns. We had to make a pattern. It was a bit tricky.” Yona
“It was hard making our star at Messy Church but I really liked it. Mum and Rosie came. It was good.” Hamish
“I liked making our crown. We are going to wear them for our Christmas lunch on Monday.” Max N
“I liked when we made the crown too.” Neive
“I liked opening the advent calendar on my birthday! I got an elf.” Toby
“I liked making the crowns too.” Imran
Friday 27th November
We have had a great week in Primary 1. We have started rehearsing for our school Christmas show. We are very excited because we are reindeers and we are singing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer as part of our performance. Further details about costumes etc. will be issued with homework on Monday.
“I liked writing about Buzz. At night Buzz ripped everything in the classroom!” Eve
“I liked learning sums.” Daniel
“I liked writing about Buzz and Woody. They went in the water tray for a swim when we weren’t there!” Poppy
“I liked learning new sounds and words. The word hunt was fun!” Max Neill
“I liked the word hunt.” Jessica
“I liked doing the word hunt too.” Max Jack
“I liked sharing my lemon experiment with the class.” Freyja
“I liked playing with the Victorian ball. It’s quite funny that they played football with a pig’s bladder.” Hamish
Friday 20th November
The children are really enjoying their toys topic. This week we have been learning about Toys in the Past. Yesterday Primary 6 showed us some games and toys children played in Victorian times. It was very interesting and lots of fun! Primary 6 told us that footballs were made out of pigs’ bladders in the olden days! Yuck! We are glad toys are made from plastic and leather now.
This week we have been reflecting on our learning and thinking about our achievements.
“I am proud of my story writing because I wrote lots of words on my own. I went to dinosaur land with Buzz!” Tom
“I am proud of my reading.” Poppy
“I am proud of my skipping . At first I found skipping tricky but now I can do it.” Jessica
“I was proud when I did my dice patterns. I know them really well.” Daniel
“I wrote my own words in writing. It was hard but I kept trying.” Luke
“I am proud of my writing because I sounded out sandcastles all by myself. I went on an adventure to the beach with Buzz!” Freyja
“I’m really proud of my story writing too.” Hamish
” I am proud of my handwriting.” Max J
“I am proud of the words I made at the writing table like ‘it’ and ‘tin’.” Max N
“I am proud of my book. I liked my reading.” Ayden
Friday 6th November
We have had another very busy week in Primary 1.
“I liked making the push and pull Buzz puppet. I can’t wait to take it home.” Neive
“I liked making the Buzz push and pull toy too.” Daniel
“I liked writing about Buzz.” Toby
“I liked writing about Buzz aswell.” Hamish
“I liked learning French. I can say my name and hello now! I want to go Paris on a little holiday.” Freya
“I liked writing about Woody.” Luke
” I liked telling the class about my mum’s toy. Karam Diyah and Aine like playing with it!” Tom
“I liked making my push and pull toy.” Imran
“I liked doing show and tell about my mum’s toy.” Dan
“I liked learning my sounds and making words.” Martha
“I liked sharing my favourite toy army car. It is a push and pull toy.” Max N
“I liked my football BOSS club.” Frankie
Friday 30th October
I hope you all have a super time celebrating Halloween. Below are some of our highlights from the week…..
“I liked learning about toys that push and pull. I liked cutting out different push and pull toys in the toy catalogue.” Jessica
” I liked learning about the ‘w’ sound” Max Neill
“I liked learning about the ‘w’ sound too.” Daniel
“I liked drama. I liked pretending to be toys. Snakey was my favourite.” Frankie
“I liked being Woody in drama.” Hamish
“I liked learning French. I can say Je m’appelle Freyja now and I liked having a little conversation with my partner.” Freyja
“I liked being Buzz in drama. You had be a toy when the music came on. It was fun.” Toby
“I liked drama too.” Imran
“I liked when I was pretending to be Woody.” Eve
“I liked reading the Kipper stories and hunting for the words.” Tom
“I liked drawing and writing Woody.” Yona
“I liked being Woody.” Louis
Friday 23rd October
I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable October break. It was lovely to see the children again and hear their holiday news.
We had an exciting start to the term. On Tuesday we began our new Topic Toys by sharing our favourite toys. Over the next few weeks we will learning how different toys work and how toys have changed over the years. We will also be reading ‘Toy Story’ and watching extracts from the popular Toy Story DVD to inspire our imaginative story writing and work in drama. We will also be designing and creating our own toys that move.
On Tuesday afternoon we were joined by Charlotte, a French language assistant. Charlotte, who is studying in Edinburgh, told us all about her home city of Paris and showed us pictures of her friends and family, places she likes to go to and foods she likes to eat. It was really interesting! She then taught us some popular french greetings. Charlotte will be working with us throughout the term every Tuesday afternoon. We are very lucky!
On Tuesday we borrowed books from the school library for the first time. We will be going to the library every Tuesday. Please help your child return their book on Tuesdays.
On Tuesday afternoon we had gym. Gym will continue to be on Mondays and Tuesdays this term. We are concentrating on our travelling, jumping and throwing and catching skills. On Friday mornings we are joining the rest of the school for short fitness sessions. The children had lots of fun at fitness this week. Some children participated in running and skipping and others played rugby and learned a dance.
The children were very excited to take home their first reading book on Thursday. Reading workshops will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. We are concentrating on pointing to each word as we read. We are also learning to recognise key words automatically and blend sounds together to read words. We had lots of fun making predictions, discussing the events in our stories and sharing our favourite part.
In Numeracy we practised counting forwards and backwards from different numbers. We also practised our sequencing skills and enjoyed working out missing numbers. Next week we are undertaking some spooky halloween maths challenges. We will be focussing on counting backwards, dice patterns and adding.
This week we also tried to remember the months of the year and practised sequencing the seasons. We shared our knowledge about Autumn and created super paintings of autumn trees. Our classroom will look like an Art Gallery when they are displayed! We read a story about a hedgehog too and made our own super prickly hedgehogs using collage. Lots of the children are looking forward to the school Halloween disco. Next week will be making some Halloween art and on Friday we will be having a ‘Witch’ drive (beetle drive).
Friday 2nd October
We have had an extremely busy week in Primary 1. We are really enjoying our houses and homes IDEA. This week we had lots of fun designing and making our own houses using junk. We also had to work in small groups to make houses out of straw, twigs and bricks. Fingers crossed the wolf doesn’t blow them down next week!
This week our class book was ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. It is a super book about Gerald the Giraffe who thinks he can’t dance. However, with a bit of encouragement from others he learns that he can! On Thursday we participated in a dance workshop. We learned to Cha Cha and Waltz. The children were given the task of teaching parents and grandparents the dances. Have you participated in your dance lesson yet?
Friday 25th September 2015
This week we had fun learning the sounds e, h and r. We now know lots of sounds and are working hard to write and read words with all the sounds we know. It’s tricky but we are trying really hard!! In writing we drew and wrote about very important people in our lives – our mums and dads! There were some super drawings that looked just like our parents! In reading we read more adventures about Biff, Chip and Kipper. We met Kipper’s dog Floppy and learned why he is called Floppy. We also practised the key words we have learned so far.
In Numeracy we practised recognising different numbers, counting skills (counting on and back from different numbers) and sequencing and ordering numbers. We had lots of fun writing our numbers outside with chalk but then it started to rain 🙁
In IDEA (our topic) we learned about different kinds of houses and talked about the type of house we live in. We then built our houses using a range of construction materials. We also started to create a street in Art for our class display.
We had lots of fun sorting different types of materials in Science. The children were great at finding other items in the class that were made from wood, plastic, glass and metal. We had to use some clever words to describe the materials – bendy, waterproof etc. Next week we are going to build houses using different materials. I wonder which materials will be best?
We didn’t change our clothes for gym this week because there were lots of other things happening in school which impacted on the length of our gym time. We will change into our PE kits for gym next week.
Friday 11th September
It was exciting in our class today because when we looked at our blog there were some special messages for us to read. Thank you!
It has been another busy week in Primary 1. We have shared some of our highlights below.
“I liked looking at everyones baby picture and guessing who it was. Some of the facts were funny. I liked Ninja Poppy.” Daniel
“I liked drawing my Ninja turtle pjs when I was writing about bedtime.” Max J
“I liked looking at our baby pictures too and sharing our baby facts.” Dan
“We liked making Inky when we were learning about the ‘i’ sound.” Yona and Eve
“I liked learning to write 2 and 3.” Jessica
“I liked cutting and sticking the things a baby needs.” Freyja
“I have liked playing outside with my friends. I like when the boys chase the girls and the girls chase the boys.” Eve
Friday 4th September
“I liked working in the story corner with the puppets.” Dan
“I liked when Neive’s mum came in to our class with baby Lucy and told us how to look after a baby.” Poppy
“I liked making my birthday ballon and the snake. We have been learning about the ‘s’ sound.” Yona
“I liked making some sandcastles and practising ‘s’ in the sand.” Freyja
“I liked playing the maths games on the computer. I liked the teddy bear cake game best.” Eve
“I liked playing outside on the trim trail at break time.” Hamish
“I liked when my sister came to our class.” Neive
Friday 28th August
We have had a very busy start to Primary 1. This week we have been reading ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and sharing how we can be a good friend like the fish in the story. We have also been practising the names of the different letters in the alphabet. We made our names using magnetic letters and practised writing them. This was tricky for lots of us but we will keep practising. We started to make a graph to find out the most common initial name letter in our class. I wonder what it will be? D? M?
In Numeracy we practised our counting and number recognition skills…..we even learned to count back in 2s by singing and performing ten fat sausages. There are definitely some potential actors in the class! We made a super number display with sausages and alphabet spaghetti.
The children enjoyed getting changed into their gym kits for PE on Monday. We had lots of fun practising our travelling and underarm throwing skills.
One of the highlights of the week was going for our first school lunch with our parents. Lots of the children are looking forward to having school dinners next week. It’s fish and chips on Monday. Yum!
Today we read with Primary 7 buddies in the library. We are looking forward to working with them more throughout the year. This morning we also had Golden Time with Primary 2 and Primary 2/3. It was so much fun! There were lots of toys in the classroom but children can bring in a small toy from home if they wish. It’s important that it is not a special or expensive toy incase it gets broken.
Next week we are looking forward to learning about the sounds s, a and t. We are also drawing and writing our first stories in our jotters. In Numeracy we are continuing to practise recognising, counting and sequencing different numbers. As part of our mini ‘Special Me’ topic we are learning about birthdays and thinking about what we were like when we were babies. Baby Lucy (Nieve’s little sister) is coming in to class. Her mummy is going to teach us how to look after a baby. We can’t wai