Primary 1EC Week beg 09.03.20


This week we learned the sound ‘z’ The action is a bumblebee.

Our shared text this week was Someone swallowed Stanley. Stanley was a plastic bag. The sea creatures thought he was a jelly fish. A turtle, a whale and the seagulls tried to eat him.

The Turtle started to choke on the bag. A boy helped the turtle. He said that plastic bags d not live in the ocean. They can kill animals.

In our writing this week this week we wrote about Sea turtles:

“Sea turtles have 4 flippers’ Melissa

“Some people try to hunt the sea turtles’ Isla

“The leatherback turtle is the biggest turtle” Celestan

“The hawksbill turtle is the only turtle that can eat the coral sponges. The coral sponges are toxic to other turtles.” Callen

“The Green sea turtle could not retract their head into its shell” Angus



Our focus this week has continued to be money and fractions. In money we looked at how we work out change from 10p.

“You have to do a take away sum, 10-4=6” Miley

Next week we are going to extend our learning and look at adding coins to 20p.

We revised our knowledge of fractions ½ and ¼ of an amount this week. We are learning that if it is ½ then the cubes are divided into 2 groups and if it is a ¼ the cubes are divided into 4 groups. Some of us are trying to learn our doubles and halves mentally

“a half is 2 equal shapes” Darcie

“a quarter is 4 equal parts” Cooper

“Half of 8 is 4” Celestan

“We played Hit the Button to help us with our halves and doubles” Cooper

“Half of 10 is 5”

“Double 10 is 20” Celestan

“Double 20 is 40” Ryan McInally


In IDL we have continued to learn about under the sea creatures. This week our focus was on Sea Turtles. We learned lots of facts about them and we wrote a fact-file on Thursday during writing. Mrs Cuthbert was very impressed with how hard we were working.


“There are 7 different species of sea turtles” Darcie

“Green sea turtles cannot put their heads into their shells” Andrew

“The leatherback turtle is the biggest of the sea turtles” May

“The loggerhead turtle eats jellyfish” Angus