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This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been learning to measure and compare lengths. We have been using non-standard units to do this, for example pens and gym shoes. We have also been consolidating our work on subtraction within 10.

“We’ve been trying to measure the board with gym shoes and also the teacher’s desk.” – Malcolm

“We have been learning to measure our chair with gym shoes and a table.” – Zayna

“The tallest object in our class was the whiteboard and the shortest thing was the iPad cabinet.” – Harvey

In Literacy, we have been revising the sounds ch, air, j and fr. We realised that ‘ch’ and ‘air’ together made ‘chair’. We wrote a set of instructions titled How to draw a house.

“In my set of instructions, first you had to draw a square, then a triangle for the room.” – Jacob

“Frog starts with ‘fr’.” – Claire

“I read a book called Up and Down and the butterfly went up and down and it flew away.” – Malcolm

For Health and Wellbeing, we continued to identify ways to stay safe. We looked at objects that are safe/ unsafe to touch and learned about staying safe around harmful substances (medicine). 

“You can’t touch electric wires.” – Noah

“You’re allowed to touch a cushion. You can’t touch a knife .” – Kai

“An adult gives you medicine but you’re not allowed to touch it without an adult telling you to. ” – William

This week in P1NM

This has been our last full week of Primary 1, and we have been busy!

In Literacy, we have been revising some of the Special Friends sounds that we learned earlier in the term.  We used these sounds to read and spell words.
– “th…i…s … this” (Kyle)
– “j…ar … jar … a jar of jam” (Vincent)
– “t…er…m … term … it’s our last term in P1” (Andrew)
– “sh…ou…t … shout” (Megan)
– “f…or…m … form” (Josh)
– “b…oy … boy … point to a boy” (Kian)

We wrote our final set of instructions.  This week, we had to write about ‘How to Draw a House’, making sure that the instructions were in the correct order.
– “First draw a square.” (Alesha)
– “Next draw a triangle for the roof.” (Megan)
– “Then draw a door and windows.” (Erin)
– “Finally draw a chimney.” (Amber)

In Numeracy, we were measuring the length or height of objects, but we didn’t use a ruler.  We used hand-spans, pens and even our gym shoes to measure in non-standard units.  Once we had measured each object in the class, we had to compare them to work out which was the shortest/tallest or the shortest/longest.
– “Mrs Muir’s desk is taller than the homework box.” (Jack)
– “The chair is shorter than the whiteboard.” (Amelia)
– “The table is longer than the red tray.” (Fraser)

In Health and Wellbeing, we were learning more ways to keep ourselves safe.  We learned that there are safe and unsafe substances in our homes.  We learned that children should not touch unsafe substances.
– “Only adults can use bleach to clean the house.” (Zac)
– “Children shouldn’t use matches.” (Josh)

We also learned that medicines should be kept out of the reach of children.  We should never take medicines by ourselves and our adults need to make sure that they give us the right amount.  We completed a ‘Medicine or Not Medicine?’ activity, to make sure that we all know the difference.
– “This bottle is medicine because there’s a picture of a sore throat and chest.” (Kyle)
“A lot of the children thought that the packet of throat lozenges was actually sweeties.” (Mrs Muir)

We will be bringing home some of our P1 next week – we can’t wait to show you what we have learned!

This week in P1NM

It is nearly coming to the end of Primary 1, so we are enjoying our last few weeks in this class.

In Maths we have been learning about  capacity.  We compared different containers to find out which ones held more or less than the others.
– “The bath holds more water than the cup.” (Vincent)
– “The yoghurt pot holds less than the kettle.” (Megan)

We also learned to compare the area of shapes.  We had to work out which shapes had a larger or smaller area than the others.  We measured the area of shapes, using cubes and then worked out which shape had the largest area of them all.
– “This shape has a larger area because 16 cubes is more than 8 cubes.” (Josh)
– “The 1st shape has a smaller area because it holds 10 cubes and the 2nd shape holds 12.” (Antos)

In Literacy we were revising the sounds ‘sh’, ‘ee’, ‘ch’ and ‘oo’.  We used First, Next, Then and Finally to write sequenced instructions about How to Cross the Road.
– “First find a safe place to cross.” (Josh)
– “Next wait on the pavement.” (Isla)
– “Then look and listen.” (Layla)
– “Finally cross the road and look and listen while you cross.” (Erin)

For Health and Wellbeing we were being good role models when working with children from the Nursery.  We each completed 5 different activities, with different adults and children from each P1 class and the Nursery.
– “I liked making penguins because you were allowed to colour any colour you want.” (Amber)
– “I liked making rockets because we made them all together.” (Leighton)
– “I liked sorting out feelings because I helped the Nursery kids to cut out.” (Isla)
– “I liked building towers because .you could make it into anything you want.” (Kian)
– “I liked sorting things that go up or down because it was a lot of fun.” (Kyle)

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been learning to measure and compare weights. We have been using the balance scales to measure objects using cubes and have been using key vocabulary e.g. heavier/ heaviest and lighter/lightest.

“If you put a heavier object on the scales on one side and a lighter object on the other side, it would go on it’s side and it wouldn’t balance.” – Alex

“We put a pen and some cubes on the scales to make it balance in the middle.” – Angus

“The jotter weighed 40 cubes.” – Jacob

In Literacy, we have been revising the sounds oo, sh, ch and ee. We wrote a set of instructions titled How to cross the road. We all used a word mat and our word books to help us write independently.

“Hood has the sound ‘oo’ in it.” – Harvey

“Zoo has an ‘oo’ in it and there are animals in a zoo.” – Olivia

“I wrote about how to cross the road. I drew a picture of some people waiting at the side. But first, you have to find where to go and then you have to look both ways and listen. Finally, you have to cross the road.” – Faith

“First, you have to find where to go.” – John

For Health and Wellbeing, we read a book called Up and Down as part of our Nursery transition activities and explored the feelings that the characters may have had throughout the story.

“We cut out the feelings and stuck them onto paper under pink for sad or green for happy.” – Frankee

“The boy was feeling happy in the book when the penguin came back.” – Zayna

“The penguin felt angry because he couldn’t fly.” – Kai

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been learning about fractions. We have been finding one half of a shape and have also been halving even numbers. We also continued to work on money and used a number line to calculate change.

“We had to draw a line on the shapes in the middle.” – Angus

“We used our rulers to draw a line in the middle of the shape. We don’t just draw it anywhere in the shape. You then colour in the half.” – Harvey

“You have to count backwards.” – Wallace

“We used our cubes to find half of a number.” – Claire

In Literacy, we have been learning some new sounds: ou and oy. We wrote a set of instructions titled How to wash your hands. We used a word mat and our word books to help us write independently.

“In my set of instructions, you first had to turn the tap on, then put soap on your hands.” – Jacob

“We were drawing a picture to match the instructions.” – Marcus

“In my set of instructions, we finally needed to dry our hands.” – Olivia

For Health and Wellbeing, we thought about ways in which we can stay safe and we made a poster called My 5 which showed adults who we trust and who can help us.

“We had to draw the person and the name.” – William

“We had to colour in our My 5 hand.” – Alex

“We drew a picture of people who can help us.” – Zayna

This week in P1NM

In Literacy, we learned the final 2 new sounds of Primary 1 – ‘ou’ and ‘oy’.
‘ou … ou … ou … ouch!’ (Antos)
‘sh…ou..t…shout’ (Erin)
‘oy … oy  … oy … boy’ (Kyle)
‘t…oy…toy’ (Amelia)

We wrote instructions for How to Wash Your Hands, which has been very important in our school lately.
‘First get soap on your hands.’ (Kian)
‘Next scrub your hands with soap.’ (Jack)
‘Then rinse your hands.’ (Fraser)
‘Finally dry your hands on a towel.'(Andrew)

In Numeracy, we learned about splitting an object into 2 halves.
‘If you half an apple, you get 2 bits.’ (Maison)
‘The 2 bits are both the same.’ (Isla)

We also learned how to split a group of objects in half.
‘You go one to me, one to you until they are all done.’ (Amber)
‘Half of 10 is 5, because double 5 makes 10.’ (Braxton)

In Health and Wellbeing, we have been learning about safe places and adults who can help to keep us safe.
‘I feel safe when I am at school.’ (Layla)
‘Dad and mum keep me safe.’ (Leighton)
‘I trust a doctor to keep me safe.’ (Vincent)
‘A policeman is a ‘safe stranger’ who can keep me safe.’ (Zac)

This week in P1NM

In Numeracy, we have been learning all about money.  We talked about different ways to pay for items in shops, including using cash or cards.  We had to recognise the different UK coins and we sorted some of them from lowest to highest value.  We have also been learning to count amounts of money, and we used real coins to make different amounts within 10p.
– ” You need a 2p, a 2p and a 1p if you don’t have a 5p coin.” (Isla)
– “The dice costs 6p, so I’ll use a 5p and  a 1p to pay.” (Braxton)
– “2p is like having 2 of the 1p coins.” (Amber)

In Literacy, we learned the sounds ‘air’ and ‘igh’.  We used these new sounds to help us to read and spell words.
“ch…air …  sit on your chair” (Josh)
“air … climb the stairs.” (Vincent)

In writing this week, we wrote instructions about ‘How to Brush Your Teeth.’
“First put toothpaste on your brush” (Josh)
“Next brush your teeth.” (Vincent)
“Then spit toothpaste in the sink.” (Andrew)
“Finally rinse the toothbrush and put it away.” (Kyle)

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been working with money. We have been learning to create and total amounts. We have been using a variety of strategies to help us do this.

“We had to count the money. 2p add 2p makes 4p.” – Zayna

“We had to match the coins.” – Angus

“We need the p sign at the end.” – Alex

“We needed to draw 1 line to the bag with numbers on them.” – Malcolm

In Literacy, we have been learning some new sounds: igh and air. We wrote a set of instructions titled How to brush your teeth. We used the words First, Next, Then and Finally to put our instructions into order.

“We needed to write instructions for brushing our teeth, just incase someone doesn’t know how to brush their teeth.” – Olivia

“My reading book is called William and the Dog and there’s a William in our class.” – Eilidh

“My favourite part of William and the Dog is when the dog came out of the train and strolled up to the boys and they were happy.” – William

“I did my cutting skills after writing and I cut out a pan, eggs, mushrooms and a sausage.” – Wallace

For Health and Wellbeing, we thought about ways in which we can stay safe. We identified some safe places and thought about who could help us if we felt unsafe.

“We could stay safe on the street by holding a parents hand.” – Claire 

“A lollypop person can help us be safe crossing the road.” – Noah

“We have to hold a person’s hand and cross the road and look left and right.” – Alex

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been working with money. We have been learning to identify coins and create totals. We revised our numbers 11-20 also, as one of our stations.

“I liked using the money. I was counting the coins.” – Eilidh

“I liked playing the coin game where I got to tell people to make the amount of money that I want.” – Jacob

“A 2p and a 2p coin makes 4p.” – Olivia

In Literacy, we have been learning some new sounds: ow and ay. We wrote an imaginative story called Sports Day as we are taking part in Sports Day soon. We will be starting to write a set of instructions next week.

“In my story, I wrote that someone was starting at the start line and an adult said “3, 2 ,1, go!”” – Faith

“The ‘ay’ sound starts with an ‘a’.” – Zayna

“I got a Star Writer award today because I did good writing and good drawing. I included the word ‘zoomed’.” – Alex

For IDL, we continued to learn how to share our opinions through voting, as part of Democracy Fortnight. We went to the assembly hall and voted for our pupil group representatives and used ballot papers and real ballot boxes.

“We had to put a cross at someone’s name and we put it in the real ballot box.” – Claire 

“We voted for WOW monitors to see which person would get to hand out the WOW badges. That means they have to walk to school every day.” – Harvey

“We got to go to the assembly hall and find out who the winners were.” – Malcolm

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been learning to subtract basic amounts. We introduced using a number line to subtract and consolidated our use of concrete materials to take away.

“We use a number line and number fans to count back and take away.” – Faith

“In one of our stations, we had to use the tens frames to subtract some numbers. That means taking away.” – Harvey

In Literacy, we have been learning some new sounds: or and ur. We wrote a story called The Police Officer as we will be starting to learn about keeping ourselves safe soon.

“I wrote a story about the police. The police officer arrested a robber because he was robbing the bank.” – Jacob

“Nurtured has the sound ‘ur’ in it.” – Jacob

For IDL, we have finished our Under the Sea topic and have been learning how to share our opinions through voting, as part of Democracy Fortnight. We also used the iPads to vote digitally, as part of Digital Learning Week.

“We voted for our favourite dinner and the winner was pizza. We had a ballot box.” – Olivia

“We had to hold the colours up to vote. I voted for my favourite pet.” – Malcolm