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This week in P1HD

In Maths, we have been learning about patterns. We used our knowledge of 2D shapes to help us. We learned about colour patterns and shape patterns.

“A pattern is a colour, then another colour and you repeat it all over again.” – William

“We made a patterned caterpillar out of beads. I thought I could use one blue and two orange to make a pattern.” – Olivia

“We learned shapes. Triangles, rectangles, squares and circles.” – Marcus

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. We learned the sounds u, b and f and enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us find things around the house beginning with these sounds. We also did a piece of writing called ‘The Friendly Dragon’ and we had to describe this dragon.

“’f’ for flower.” – Noah

“We learned about ‘u’. Down, back up and draw the puddle.” – Harvey

“I drew a dragon and ladders for my story so he can jump off the roof and fly.” – James

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We learned about who we are, what we like to do and what we are good at. We introduced each other in the circle and shared some positive things about ourselves.

“We were telling people what our favourite things are.” – Alex

“We know that we are all different.” – Claire

This week in P1HD

In Maths, we have been learning about 2D shapes. We know that 2D shapes are shapes which are flat. We learned about squares, rectangles, circles and triangles.

“We went on a shape hunt. We had to pick up the shapes and put them in the right place on the carpet.” – Olivia

“A triangle has 3 corners.” – Harvey

“A rectangle has  got a long bit and a short bit. A square has all sides the same.” – James

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. As it is the last week before the October holiday, we revised some of the sounds that we already know rather than introducing any new ones. We also wrote a story called ‘Goldilocks’ visit to P1′ after reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears for our Fairyland topic. Mrs Cuthbert also came to our class to do a Thinking Reader lesson with us. She introduced the book Lost and Found.

“We made some pictures about Lost and Found.” – Kai

“We read the story with the penguin and the boy and the umbrella to make the boat.” – John

“Goldilocks ripped the other people’s house points in my story. Every single one.” – Marcus

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We are gentle… we don’t hurt others’ and we spoke about ways we can be gentle towards others in class.

“You don’t break people’s toys.” – Alex

“You’re not allowed to push.” – Angus

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In Numeracy, we have been revising our numbers to 10. We learned how to find numbers in between. We also had parents visit us in class to watch a numeracy lesson take place.

“6 is in between 5 and 7.” – John

“We played Topmarks games on the iPads. We had to sequence the smarties on the gingerbread men.” – Harvey

“We had to count how many cakes there were and give them to the teddy bear.” – Frankee

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. We learned the sounds ‘o’, ‘c’ and ‘k’. We also wrote a story called ‘The Elves’ after reading The Elves and the Shoemaker for our Fairyland topic. Some of us shared our favourite toy for Show and Tell.

“Round the orange’.” – Zayna

“Curl round the caterpillar.” – Paige

“The elves were sneaking in the house and they put the presents under the bed.” – Kai

“I brought in my camera and I showed everybody it. I like it so much.” – Angus

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We are kind and helpful’ and we spoke about ways we can be kind and helpful in class and why this is important.

“I would give someone my pencil to be kind and helpful.” – Claire

“I’m going to be kind by using kind words.” – Eilidh

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In Numeracy, we have been learning how to write the numbers 9 and 10. We revised numbers after and learned how to identify numbers before.

“We had to point to the number you asked us to. We had to count backwards or forwards.” – Olivia

“We held the correct number up on our number fans.” – Harvey

“Write the number 9 in the yellow boxes.” – John

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. We learned the sounds ‘n’, ‘p’ and ‘g’. We also wrote a story called ‘The Gingerbread Man’ after reading this fairy tale for our Fairyland topic. Some of us shared our favourite toy for Show and Tell.

“The old lady said ‘Come back here little Gingerbread Man, you’re my dinner’.” – Marcus

“I wrote about a crocodile who ate the people and then The Gingerbread Man.” – Noah

“I liked watching Geraldine the Giraffe because he was so funny. He taught us the sound ‘g’.” – Paige

“I liked Show and Tell because I let people hold my toy after.” – Olivia

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We work hard…we don’t waste time’ and we spoke about ways we can work hard in class and why this is important.

“Do your best.” – Kai

“You show that you’re trying your best by working hard.” – William

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been learning how to write the numbers 6, 7 and 8. We learned about numbers after and identified some numbers after using our number lines.

“We had to jump to the number.” – John

“We had to count numbers using our fingers.” – Eilidh

“Don’t do two circles on top of each other for 8.” – Olivia

“I liked playing with the play-doh and making number 2.” – Marcus

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. We learned the sounds ‘d’, ‘t’ and ‘i’. We also wrote a story called ‘My New Clothes’.

“We drew the line and the dot for i.” – Malcolm

“Using drawing and paint and using eyes to make a dinosaur for d.” – Kai

“I was drawing my new jumper. It lights up and has Rudolph on it.” – Harvey

“I like wearing my new costume because it has a vampire on it and my little brother got a mask.” – Noah

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We look after property’ and we spoke about ways we can respect others’ property in class.

“It’s not kind when you put scissors and paper and glue in the bin.” – Wallace

“i will look after people’s things by playing nicely with them.” – Olivia

This week in P1HD

In numeracy, we have been learning how to write the numbers 4 and 5. We also revised numbers 0-3. We put numbers in the correct sequence from smallest to largest and largest to smallest. We tried to guess some missing numbers too.

“I liked writing the numbers.” – Angus and Paige

“We had to try our best.” – Olivia

“I like doing maths in school.” – James

“I was hiding numbers with my family and having fun. We hid them underneath the couch and it was so much fun.” – Faith

In literacy, we have started our phonics. We learned the sounds ‘m’, ‘a’ and ‘s’. We also wrote a story called ‘I was Ill’.

“I enjoyed writing the ‘a’ in my name.” – Noah

“I liked drawing Maisie Mountain.” – Harvey

“I liked drawing ‘s’.” – Wallace

“I was ill and went to the hospital and I got some crisps and biscuits and juice.” – Marcus

“I loved writing ‘a’. It made me happy.” – Zayna

In health and wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We Listen’ and we spoke about ways we can listen better in class.

“The zebra didn’t listen and he almost missed the party.” – Jacob

“Listening is important.” – Olivia

“If you do listen, your name will stay on green.” – James

This week in P1HD

This week in P1HD, we have been having lots of fun learning new things!

In numeracy, we have been learning how to write the numbers 3 and 4 and have revised numbers 0-2 from last week. 

“We have been writing our numbers super good.” – Noah

“We have been learning about two and one and zero.” – Olivia

“We wrote on top of the coloured numbers in our workbooks.” – Harvey

“I like numbers so much, it makes me want to play with them at my house.” – Faith

In literacy, we have been learning to identify words that rhyme. We also wrote a story called ‘At the Park’.

“Cat and hat rhyme.” – Eilidh

“Fish and dish.” – Paige

“I had fun going on the swing in my story.” – Jacob

“I was having a picnic in my story with my mummy and dad.” – Kai

“Mrs Cuthbert helped me to draw something.” – Angus

In health and wellbeing, we had circle time. We learned each other’s names.

“We said our names and had to swap with other people to remember their names.” – Faith