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This Week in P1S…

After a rather stormy weekend and unusual mid-week day off, P1 have been excited to begin to celebrate Christmas at school.

It has been all singing and dancing in P1S this week! Our Nativity rehearsals are in full swing and we all have the songs stuck in our heads so hopefully you are hearing them lots at home too.This week we had ANOTHER letter from The Friendly Dragon from Fairyland. He is so impressed with how many stories we are telling and exploring in the class. He asked us to help the little old man and little old woman remember the recipe for gingerbread so that The Gingerbread Man could return to Fairyland. We have loved exploring this story and remembering to ‘run, run, run as fast as we can’ and pretending to make our own Gingerbread Men in our house corner. We are hoping he will keep sending us letters until Christmas as it always such a fun surprise to find!

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on this week:

 

What’s gone well?

  • Learning the ‘h’ sound.
  • Drawing shapes in the environment e.g. the side of a swing is shaped like a triangle.
  • Blending sounds to make words.

What do we need to do better?

  • Reading our common words.
  • Labelling our pictures at the writing station.
  • Remembering our speaking parts for the Nativity.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Nativity practice.
  • Buddy time – we missed it due to the school closure.
  • Keep helping The Friendly Dragon to rebuild Fairyland.

Star moments

  • Christmas tree shape cutting skills activity.
  • Meeting with P1S to practice our Nativity speaking parts.
  • Learning big numbers e.g. 18.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on this week:

 

What’s gone well?

  • Labelling our drawings with sounds.
  • Building a bridge for The Three Billy Goats Gruff, using Lego.
  • Remembering our sounds.

What do we need to do better?

  • Learn more of the words to our Nativity songs.
  • Numbers past 10.
  • Show good listening by not talking to our friends on the carpet.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Telling the time.
  • P.E.
  • Playing games on the iPads.

Star moments

  • Building a bridge for The Three Billy Goats Gruff with our buddies, using loose parts play outside.
  • Getting our Book Bug bags.
  • Receiving another letter from The Friendly Dragon.

This Week in P1S…

This week we received another letter from the Dragon asking us to explore another fairy tale. Excitingly though we also received some boxes full of books for us to take home! Let us tell you all about our week…

On Tuesday morning we found another letter from the Dragon asking us to help remember the fairy tale ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ as in Fairyland they were very upset as no one was remembering their story. We also found puppets and lots of books to help us remember and make up our own versions of the story.

We also found two big boxes in the class. Inside we found that they were full of bags of books for us! We could not wait to read the stories and find out more. We have been reading them all week and have really enjoyed sharing them. They will be given out on Friday to take home and we are looking forward to reading them with you.

Our Big Buddies help us think about reading too by making bookmarks with us. Not many of us knew what a bookmark was but are now very excited to use them, especially as sometimes we want to take a break when reading and try something else and we know that this will help us.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on our fun-filled week:

 

What’s gone well?

  • We found a frog in the tuff tray when looking for ‘f’ things.
  • We are good at drawing hands on an analogue clock.
  • We made a bear from Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

What do we need to do better?

  • Finding objects and pictures in the tuff tray that start with our new sounds.
  • Showing o’clock times.
  • Listening to the person who is meant to be talking.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Singing our Nativity songs.
  • Adding actions to our Nativity songs.
  • Playing with the fairy tale puppets in their houses.

Star moments

  • A visit from The Friendly Dragon.
  • Learning about Remembrance Day and poppies.
  • Mrs Doherty brought us a gift bag with stories and puppets inside.

This Week in P1S…

This week we received another letter from the Dragon! We found it beside our house corner, like he had tried to post it through the letter box. Let us tell you about what it said and our learning this week…

This week the Dragon left us a letter telling us how sad the 3 Billy Goats Gruff and troll were as they no longer had a bridge in Fairyland to help them tell their story. He asked us if we could help them by building bridges. We took on this challenge with the help of our Big Buddies. We made bridges that we could all cross (some a bit more shaky than others!) and loved using all the different materials outside to do so! We have asked Miss Smith if we can do that again.

We then made our own bridges in the classroom using Lego and building blocks. We loved using the puppets to retell the story. We have also made our own trolls from playdoh and a ‘bridge’ book telling our version of the story.

We have also begun learning to tell the time. We have been learning to read and make o’clock times. Sometimes Miss Smith is a bit silly and gets the time wrong so we have found it fun telling her how to fix her clock.

This Week in P1S…

On Tuesday morning we were absolutely shocked to discover a great, big, ma-hoosive beanstalk in the corner of our classroom! Let us tell you how we think this appeared and about our learning this week…

On Monday, we received another letter from the dragon saying he was so pleased we had decided to help rebuild Fairyland. He gave us some gifts to help us begin building – ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story, pots, compost and beans. We got runner beans and then at the bottom of the envelope we discovered MAGIC BEANS! We planted our own beans and the magic beans to see what would happen.

On Tuesday we were so excited to see that the magic beans had grown into a beanstalk! We have spent time this week getting to know the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to see what might happen next in our classroom.

To help us remember the story we have planted beans of our own (they sadly don’t grow as quickly as the magic beans even when we water them!), built beanstalks from Lego, making our own story books, puppet shows and playing ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in our house corner.

We can’t wait to see what the Dragon will send us next!

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on our fun-filled week:

 

What’s gone well?

  • We are confident with our Jolly Phonics songs and actions.
  • We made our beanstalk look pretty.
  • We learned the numbers 11 and 12.

What do we need to do better?

  • Writing the ‘e’ sound.
  • Listening to the adult and our peers when at our stations.
  • Pointing to each counter or object as we count them to make sure we don’t miss any out.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Colouring in pictures from the fairy tale we have read.
  • Pretending to make food in the kitchen.
  • Building things from fairy tales using Lego.

Star moments

  • The Friendly Dragon visited our classroom.
  • A wooden fairyland castle arrived for us to play with.
  • We planted magic beans and they grew into a beanstalk.

This Week in P1S…

It has been a spook-tacular week in P1S! We have loved learning about and celebrating Halloween! Let us tell you about our fun-filled week…

This week we have been very creative! We have been making lots of Halloween crafts and goodies to enjoy and to help us celebrate as a class.

We loved making our healthy spider snacks – we had to concentrate and be careful though to get the raisins on the cocktail sticks. I hope you enjoyed munching on these at home.

We have also made lots of crafts including a Halloween basket and Halloween wreath so we will have a few decorations to share with you.

It has been great fun dressing up, casting spells and making Haunted Houses from Lego.

What a week – I hope you all have a lovely weekend, continuing the Halloween celebrations together.

This week in P1D

Here are Primary 1’s thoughts on our SPoOOOkyYYYY Halloween week:

 

What’s gone well?

  • We are good at writing the ‘m’ sound, using the “Maisie, mountain, mountain” picture to help.
  • We learned the bullying song and liked it.
  • We made a spider web and it was very cool.

What do we need to do better?

  • Using bunny ears to show different amounts on our fingers.
  • Using the terms ‘more than/less than’ to compare numbers.
  • Listening on the carpet and not chatting to our friends.

What do we want to do more of?

  • Writing our numbers.
  • Read fairytales.
  • Read The 3 Little Pigs.

Star moments

  • Making a healthy Halloween spider treat.
  • Making a basket with our buddies.
  • Dressing up for Halloween.