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This Week In P1/2S…

WOW WEE have we been bus-eeeey! Let us tell you about our fun and learning-filled week…

Literacy:

We have been learning new sounds. P1 have been learning the ‘ng’ sound and reading words like bang, long and ring. P2 have been learning lots of long I sounds – i_e, ie, y and ie. We have been sorting words out into these different sound categories.

Numeracy:

We have been learning to measure a containers volume and been practising making different volumes by reading the scales and trying to pour in enough and not too much water to reach that point.

We have been using certain words to describe how we know if a number is missing from a number line or 100 square like before, after, in between, rows and columns.

IDL/HWB:

We have been learning about harmful substances and medicines. We learned that it is important to keep these things in cupboards away from children because they can look like sweeties or drinks.

In RME, we were learning about Hinduism and we explored the story Sita and Rama and the Festival of Diwali.

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 P1/2S…

It has been hot, hot, hot in the classroom this week but that has not stopped us from working super duper hard! Let us share our learning with you this week…

Literacy:

We are continuing to learn new sounds. P2 have been looking at different ways to read long a sounds – ay, ai (when 2 vowels go walking, the first one does the talking) and a_e (magic e). P1 have been learning the ck sounds. We noticed the curly c comes first and then the kicking k. It is often at the end of words.

We read two books this week, ‘Tidy’ and ‘The Great Paper Caper’. We compared and contrasted these books – we called it Spot the Difference. We drew and wrote all the things we noticed that were the same and different on a big poster.

Numeracy:

This week in Numeracy we have been learning to explore ’groups of’.  We have been making and identifying ‘groups of’ and P2 have been organising these in arrays.

HWB/IDL:

We have been learning about the emergency services. We know that if somebody becomes really ill, we are in an unsafe situation, if we are in trouble in the sea or there is a fire that an adult cannot put out the number we phone is 999. When we phone we could get a police officer, lifeguard or coastguard, paramedic or fire fighters. We know that if we have a problem that these people would always help us solve it.

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 P2D

In Numeracy. we have made big strides this week by multiplication/times into our mathematical vocabulary.  We have been looking at equal groups and how add them together or multiply them.

In Literacy, we we have recapped all the magic e sounds to make sure our knowledge is secure. We have also learned about connectives ‘and’ and ‘but’. We read the book ‘Up and Down ‘ by Oliver Jeffers and came up with our own stories about animals that had grand ambitions!

This week, we have done lots of music which we have loved! Ask your children to tell you what an ostinato is or teach you how to play ‘Concentration, navigation, stick to the rhythm, off you go’

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 P1/2S…

We cannot believe how quickly the term is going! With only 5 weeks until the summer holidays, we are trying to squeeze in as much learning as we can. Let us tell you what we have been learning and doing this week…

Literacy:

We have met a new reading friend – Chunky Monkey. He spots little words in big words to help you read them. P2 have been using Flippy Dolphin with him to read u_e words and P1 have been reading ch words. We have still been using Eagle Eye, Lips the Fish and Stretchy Snake to help us read too.

This week we have been learning to use our imaginations to write stories. We have been using character and setting cards to help us come up with a story. This week we had stories about genies, super heroes and grannies in the wild jungle, dessert or swimming pool.

Numeracy:

We have continued to learn about money. We have been revising knowing our different coins, adding up coins and working out change from different amounts and using this in our new shop area.

IDL/HWB:

We have been learning about friends and friendships. It is important to have fun with your friends, help them and share with them. We thought of lots of places we want to go with our friends when places open up.

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.