We have worked hard this week to give our Parents/ Carers a snapshot of the learning taking place this week. We are using our Evidence Jotters to reflect on progress over the last few months in P.1. Some of us were amazed about how much progress we had made in Reading and Writing, for example.
We are continuing to explore Toys In The Past and learn about Time in Maths. We are in new Read, Write, Inc. groups and looking forward to working with new teachers and keeping up our good work in Literacy. In Drama and Music, we are exploring dance and movement through “Egg Extravaganza” and enjoyed being wriggly caterpillars and frog spawn. Some of us are still sporting our groovy pink hair and serious eyeliner from Rookie Rockstars. Great fun was had by all along with an important message on self-esteem, friendship, etc.
In Primary 1, learning is shared through the GOOGLE CLASSROOM and all parents/carers have the opportunity to keep up to date with learning experiences in the eight curricular areas. Parents are also encouraged to upload learning experiences from home.
Here is your learning challenge P.1: Please create a footprint pathway in the snow for Goldilocks to get to the Bear’s cottage. Count the footprints. Then make all 3 bears out of snow ! Think about comparing sizes. Can you draw 3 different ways of having fun on a snowy day and then write a sentence about one of them. If you have time why not put some food out for the birds ? When exploring and learning outdoors keep yourself safe. Please work with an adult.
Preparations are in hand for our upcoming Nativity performances. What an amazing cast of actors, narrators and singers we have in P.1 ! We are hoping lots of Mummies, Dads and Grandparents can make it. It will be a special Christmassy treat for everyone. Keep learning your words and keep singing in the car, shower, bed ! ( and that’s just the Teachers ! )
In P.1A we are keeping up our amazing story-telling and showing our imaginative ideas in detailed story drawings, ready to build a story sentence(s) now we know lots of sounds. Building words (spelling ) is very important if you are a story writer. The stories were so sad, Ms.Thomas kept crying. The toys were broken !!
Eva is ready to spell one of the words she feels we need for our story.
We have written 7 or 8 stories now and are trying our best at cursive writing, imaginative language and word building. Last week we had a full stop too !
If you were to step in to our classroom, you would see a buzz of activity as we developed our skills on the Netbooks and explored recycled materials to solve our design challenges. We are now really excited to get Dojo points and are working well with each other to make P.1A a happy, creative and purposeful learning workshop.
We are curious about our Map Puzzle Questions and thinking how we can explore further around :
How do people know what the shapes, lines and dots are on a map ?
The further you travel, does the map have to be very big. Is this true ?
Who needs to use a map in their job and why ?
Thanks to Oliver’s Dad for contributing the Pilot’s maps and to Noa for the Safari Park map. This helps our thinking and understanding.
The boys and girls in P.1A are looking forward to using the School Blog to share their learning over the year. We have settled in to school really well and are getting to know all our new friends. We have been talking and thinking about height and length and developing our Maths language. On Monday we will measure and compare heights of our amazing sunflowers that have flourished over the Summer in the Nursery Garden. In P.1A we will begin to think about Maps, Journeys and Map Features as we talk and explore our environment. We are going to be very busy over the coming months, so remember to have a read of our Blog posts and do come along to the P.1 Curriculum Evening on Thursday September 1st.
Thank you to all Parents/Carers and Grandparents who attended the Family Lunch.
Our Nursery pupils did extremely well in discussing their learning with their grown-ups. We talked about things we did well, loved to do and also what we could get better at. We thought about what we would like to change in the Nursery and anything we would like to do more of.
Ollie plans to play more number games. Anabelle wishes to do more dancing and Amie would like to set up a wee shop. Lots of people are going to try something new or take the tricky option in jigsaws and puzzles.
Lots of people are going to keep up their very good listening and put lots of effort into writing and drawing.
The Mummies and Daddies had big smiles and said they loved to hear about what we plan to do to keep up our amazing learning.
Mia said it was the first day of December. We started to think about Advent and how this leads us to Christmas. We will count down to Christmas by lighting our beautiful Advent candle and singing The Candle Song. Each day we hope the candle melts a little bit and we reach the next numeral on the candle. We noticed that the candle was marked 1-24 and talked about what this means. Archie knew the candle was made of wax and wishes to make his own candles. Next week we will begin to tell the story of The First Christmas, also design and write our Christmas cards. We are enjoying singing our new Christmas song together and may ask the Grown-Ups if they would like to join us to hear this wonderful singing.
We are thinking about numerals, recognising and ordering numbers within our play experiences and routines. We can collect “moon rocks” and show the correct amount when an adult or friend gives us a certain number to count out. We had great fun creating a backwards number sequence on our amazing space rocket 10-1 and this has helped us not only to count forwards to 10 and beyond, but backwards too ! We love to take the “Number Challenge” and to put the numeral cards and the number puzzle pieces in the correct order. We are going to make new registration plates for the bikes outdoors, identifying, recognising and matching numbers. Often at toothbrushing time, we squirt out the minty toothpaste in a pattern of ten and can tell you how many more blobs are needed if Mrs. James only does 7 ! Just a few examples of our Numeracy and Maths experiences that help us build our understanding.
Why not have a look at the numbers all around in your street (with a Grown -Up) and see if you can name as many as you can ? What is the number on your front door ? My door number is a 3 and a 9, thats 39.
At our Meetings in November we will be talking and thinking about the moon, the sun , stars and the vastness of the sky. Starting off with…
“What do you think you know about the moon ? ”
” What puzzles you about the moon, night sky, darkness?”
“What would you like to explore and how are we going to do this ? ”
We will document our thinking and understanding through drawing, painting, photos, and adults writing down what we say. Come and see this on our Learning Wall as our thinking develops.
Why not go on a night-time walk with your grown-ups, looking out for the moon and stars ? Why not make your very own telescope ?