I cannot believe that it is March already. The weeks re flying in and as usual Primary 1EC have been working really hard. Here is a snapshot of what we have done this week.
In writing this week we wrote a fact file about Starfish. This was the sea creature we have been focusing on this week. Mrs Cuthbert was very impressed with the number children who were able to write their facts independently using a word bank. On the fact file we had label the different parts of the starfish.
“Starfish can be different colours” Miley
“Starfish have no blood and they breathe through their feet.” May
“Starfish don’t have a brain” Isla
“Starfish can stick on rocks” Melissa
“Starfish eat sponges” Jacob
“Starfish eat sand dollars” Cooper
“Starfish can eat tiny fish” Darcie
“Some starfish can be very heavy” Andrew
It was World Book Day on Thursday and lots of us dressed up as our favourite character from a book we enjoy reading. In the afternoon we watched an Author’s Live Event from Ed Vere. He wrote the book ‘Max the Brave’. It was great to see who the author was and what he had to say about his book. At the end of the clip he taught us how to draw a step by step picture of Max. We really enjoyed doing this and some of the pictures are excellent.
“He read us his new story ‘Max and bird’” May
“He read us the story Max the brave” Ryan C
“We drew Max the brave it was fun” Miley
“I enjoyed colouring in Max’s cape red” Rhys
This week we had a look at fractions. We learned about a half and a quarter
“A half is something that is split into 2 equal bits.”
“A quarter is split into 4 bits.”
We learned to identify these fractions, colour in a ½ and ¼ of a shape and to work out ½ or ¼ of an amount. We linked our learning of division with this.
“1/2 of 20 is 10” Celestan
“1/2 of 12 is 6” Miley
“1/2 of 10 is 5” Melissa
“1/2 of 8 is 4” Jacob
At the beginning of the week we had a special visitor in our class. Baby Max and his Mummy, Victoria came to teach us how to look after a baby.
We told Victoria what we already knew about looking after babies and then we asked her some questions…
“When does Max sleep?” Angus
“When is Max’ birthday?” Cooper
“What is his favourite food?” Andrew
“How much milk does he have?” Melissa
“What does he do?” May
We then were allowed to try and feed Max. He was having apple and pear puree. Victoria squeezed a bit on the spoon and we gave it to him.
“It was lots of fun I enjoyed it” May
“I liked feeding baby Max” Cooper
“I liked it when he almost spat his puree back out” Darcie