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This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on the fantastic week we have been having:

 

What’s gone well?

  • Paying for items in the role play shop.
  • Showing numbers before, after and in between for numbers 20 – 30.
  • Using the counting stick to ‘count on’.

What do we need to do better?

  • Using cubes to solve word problems.
  • Using loose parts to create different things from the stories we read.
  • Get better at playing Teeth Tag in P.E.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Playing with the dinosaurs on the space rocket.
  • Multiplying e.g. 3 groups of 2.
  • Looking after the babies in the role play area.

Star moments

  • Earning some Silver house point chart certificates.
  • Using chalk pastels to make our Star of David craft.
  • Watching our sunflower seeds grow.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on the fantastic week we have been having:

 

What’s gone well?

  • Measurement the length and height of objects around the classroom using non-standard units e.g. the penguins.
  • Finding ‘ch’ and ‘ft’ pictures in the tuff tray and sorting them into the correct boxes.
  • We have been following instructions well.

What do we need to do better?

  • Always remembering to use finger spaces when writing a sentence.
  • Take better care at colouring in our drawings.
  • Identifying numbers 11-20 in French.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Measuring things around the classroom.
  • Multiplying e.g. 3 groups of 2.
  • Read more dinosaur stories as a whole class.

Star moments

  • Meeting our new Depute Head Teacher.
  • Watching our sunflowers begin to grow.
  • Going outside to the playground to write CVC words on the ground using chalk.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on the fantastic week we have been having:

 

What’s gone well?

  • Counting forward and backwards from 0-30 during our numeracy starters.
  • Calculating the area of shapes and equal sharing between two in our numeracy lessons.
  • Using loose part materials to create flying machines for our Oliver Jeffers story “Up and Down”.
  • Sequencing the life cycle of a sunflower and planting our own sunflower seeds in the classroom.

What do we need to do better?

  • Identifying and writing capital letters.
  • Developing our writing and formation of numbers from 0-20.
  • Using scissors to cut out a range of shapes.

What do we want to do more of?

  • More cutting and gluing based rotations.
  • More spelling activities on the magnetic whiteboards.
  • More painting and craft activities.

Star moments

  • Using think-share-pair strategies to share our thoughts with a partner during starter and plenary tasks.
  • Developing our knowledge of how to use bee-bots.
  • Developing our knowledge of how to care for a baby.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on the wonderful week we have been having:

 

What’s gone well?

  • Writing a simple sentence about an imaginative story using a full stop and capital letter.
  • Sharing ideas about ways to regulate our emotions during circle time.
  • Calculating change when buying 2 items.

What do we need to do better?

  • Developing confidence in solving money problems.
  • Writing the ‘qu’ sound with correct formation.
  • Making numbers 20-30 using our number fans and making sure to put the digits round the correct way.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Matching capital letters to lowercase letters.
  • Dressing the babies in the role play area to show how to look after babies.
  • Creating story maps to sequence Oliver Jeffers stories.

Star moments

  • Creating a star catcher out of loose parts in the playground.
  • Learning body parts in French.
  • Being awarded with a Supers star listener sticker.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on the wonderful week we have been having:

 

What’s gone well?

  • We each wrote a simple sentence based on an imaginative story we told.
  • We have been matching lowercase letters to capital letters.
  • We learned that families come in all different shapes and sizes and explored different types of families through picture books.

What do we need to do better?

  • Calculating change from 10p.
  • Reading and spelling ‘ch’ words.
  • Listening and looking at the person whose turn it is in a group game.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Predicting what happens next in stories.
  • Programming the Bee-Bots to move in different directions.
  • Learning about different religions.

Star moments

  • Being awarded with Miss Duncan’s Superstar listener stickers.
  • Using the Bee-Bots.
  • Making our own family trees.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on the wonderful week we have been having:

 

What’s gone well?

  • We have been counting coins of different values using the tapping out method.
  • We have been spelling words with the ‘ch’ sound.
  • We have earned lots of house points for good listening.

What do we need to do better?

  • Remembering our Oxford Reading Tree sight words.
  • Trying our best to work hard even when there isn’t an adult at our station.
  • Using the correct letter formation in our writing.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Playing money games on the iPads.
  • Watching Geraldine the Giraffe and Mr Thorne videos for our new sounds.
  • Playing in the shop role play area.

Star moments

  • Having a visitor come in and watch us learn.
  • Doing well in Miss Duncan’s phonics assessment.
  • Reading another Oliver Jeffers book.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on the wonderful week we have been having:

 

What’s gone well?

  • We learned to read and write the ‘sh’ sound and also spell 3, 4 and 5 letter words with this sound.
  • We learned new sight words and used this to help us read.
  • We counted 1p coins to make amounts and learned about budgeting.

What do we need to do better?

  • Sounding out words using the Stretchy Snake animal reading strategy and using this to help us write.
  • Being more careful in the playground by keeping in our own space bubbles.
  • Describing the appearance of coins (colour, size, shape).

What do we want to do more of?

  • Buying and selling items using money.
  • Learning new French words and practising these through playing games.
  • Playing in the shop role play area as part of our stations.

Star moments

  • Learning how to predict and making our own predictions about the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers.
  • Learning about ways to keep healthy for Health Week.
  • Telling our own stories using objects and pictures as prompts.

This week in P1D

In Primary 1, we have had great fun in our first week back at school. Here are our thoughts below:

 

What’s gone well?

  • We learned the ‘ee’ and ‘oo’ digraphs.
  • We learned about recycling and made robots out of junk.
  • We learned about global warming and did an experiment to change water into different states.

What do we need to do better?

  • Remembering to recycle to help save our planet and the polar bears.
  • Remembering our sight words and using them to help us read.
  • Moving to our stations quietly and safely.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Making crafts and displays for our classroom.
  • Recycling at home and in school by using our blue paper bin.
  • Playing football during P.E. and learning new throwing and catching skills.

Star moments

  • Conducting an experiment to explore the different states of water.
  • Coping so well with returning to school.
  • Creating our kindness cloud which is displayed in our classroom.

This week in P1HD

Primary 1 wish to share our weekly evaluation of learning this week for our Glow Blog.

 

What’s gone well?

  • Identifying 2D shapes and describing their properties.
  • Cutting and sticking activities.
  • Reading The Magic Paintbrush and using paint to complete pictures that we had coloured in.

What do we need to do better?

  • Counting backward from the number 15.
  • Spelling CVC words using the ‘Say, Make/ Break, Blend, Read, Write’ strategy.
  • Creating our own pictures using different 2D shapes.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Playing more tig games in P.E.
  • Painting pictures with the thin paintbrushes and using fine motor control to stay in the lines.
  • Solving alphabet jigsaws during Literacy stations.

Star moments

  • Geraldine the Giraffe visited our classroom and watched us learning the ‘u’ sound.
  • Going on a shape hunt around the class.
  • Watching the storyteller Christmas special video for our assembly.