We have had a busy term since January and the children have enjoyed working on their Literacy and Maths. They are using their knowledge of letter sounds to read and make words and are becoming confident with simple additions and subtractions. They have seen how forces act on toys and how energy can be transformed from one form to another. They have listened to classical music and described feelings and performed dance actions according to the speed and style of the music.
We are looking forward to next term when we will be looking at plants, our bodies, senses and how to keep ourselves healthy. We will also start using computers to present information on Word Documents and we will be getting ready to present our learning in an assembly in May.
Have a great Easter holiday from the P1B teachers.
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.
Miss Thomson and Mr Davis would like you to go outside and explore the snow. Draw a picture of you having fun in the snow and bring it in to share with the class when we all return to school.
Miss Thomson and Mr Davis
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.
How many of these activities can you complete before coming back to school?
Have you managed to complete some of them already?
Can you take a picture to show us what you have been doing?
Thank you to everyone who attended our Curriculum Evening last night. Please find below the PowerPoint that was used by Mrs Blair and Ms MacKenzie.
Curriculum Evening (Microsoft PowerPoint, 0.5MB)
Curriculum-Evening (PDF, 0.3MB)
In science, P1d have been learning about mini beasts and we enjoyed visiting Butterfly World yesterday. We were learning about the exotic butterflies and saw caterpillars and beautiful butterflies in the indoor tropical rainforest. We enjoyed handling a snake, tarantula and millipede.
‘Millie the millipede tickled my hand when she walked over it’ (Lily)
‘the tarantula was so hairy and had 8 legs’ (Sarah)
‘I got to hold the snake and it was so slippery’ (Ollie)
‘We had to pretend to be a tree when we held the snake’ (Scott)
Take a look at some of us handling the different animals!
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 ! )