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
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
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in Numeracy, we have been looking at all of the subtraction facts for the numbers 7, 8 and 9 and have been trying to link them to the addition facts that we already know. We have been learning how to subtract using a number line, instead of using counters.
– “7-4 means you start on 7 and do 4 jumps.” (Isla)
– “8-0 … you don’t move your finger, so the answer is 8.” (Megan)
We found a new online song to help us to ‘subitise’ (know how many objects there are without needing to count each one), called ‘Subitise Rock’. We had to say how many dice dots, fingers and counters on a ten frame we saw before the answer flashed up.
– “It’s 5 because the top row of the ten frame is all filled up.” (Andrew)
– “That’s 10 because all the fingers are up on both hands.” (Braxton)
In Literacy, we learned the sounds ‘or’ and ‘ur’. We had to read and spell words with each of these sounds in our Phonics lessons.
“f…or…m … form … fill in the form.” (Jack)
“t…ur…n …. turn … wait my turn.” (Erin)
“ur … stroke the pussycat and make it purr.” (Kian)
We wrote imaginative stories about ‘The Police Officer’.
“The police officer was cleaning his muddy vehicle. He was exhausted because he had spent 2 hours doing it.” (Layla)
– “The police officer was glad because he had caught a woman who was robbing a bank.” (Leighton)
– “The police officer was proud because he had helped the children cross the road.” (Zac)
– “The police woman was happy because she had helped the people find their house.” (Antos)
As part of Democracy Fortnight, we had the chance to take part in a ballot vote about our favourite dinner choice. We kept our ballot papers a secret and posted them in the ballot box. We also used our new Plickers and the app to vote for our favourite pets, activities, fruit and colours. Everyone agreed that they enjoyed it when their Plickers picture was scanned to register their votes!
This week was Snapshot Jotter week in school, so we will bring these home next Friday, to let you see a selection of our work.
We have had another busy week in P1NM!
In Numeracy, we have been practising our subtraction skills. We have been using counters to take away from a set of objects and are ready to learn next week how to use a number line. We have been noticing the link between addition and subtraction and have been trying to use this to remember some facts off by heart.
– “2+2=4, so 4-2=2” (Fraser)
– “5+5=10 so that helps me know that 10-5=5.” (Braxton)
We have also been learning the months of the year. We like the ‘Mother Hen’ song that helped us to learn the correct order and are now much better at remembering this.
In Literacy, we have learned the sounds ‘er’ and ‘ir’.
– “The ‘er’ sound is in my name!” (Fraser, Erin and Amber)
– “s … ir … sir … yes sir (with a salute!)” (Josh)
We wrote stories called ‘The Birthday Party’, which had to include a Who, Where, What and How.
– “Dad had a party in the house. I was full up because I had eaten cake.” (Zarish)
– “I had a party in my nana’s house. We sat down and had a caterpillar cake with smarties on top.” (Andrew)
– “I had a party in Sauchie. I was excited because I won a Rubik’s Cube at Pass the Parcel.” (Amelia)
In IDL, we finished our Under the Sea project by talking about plastic pollution and its effect on sea life. We each made a pledge to try to get our families to make a change to the way we use plastic.
– “I would like my family to stop using plastic straws.” (Zac)
– “Don’t use plastic straws.” (Kian)
– “Stop putting cotton buds down the toilet.” (Jack)
As part of Democracy Fortnight, we learned that everyone has the right to have a say in a democracy. We also learned that it hasn’t always been like that in Britain.
– “It’s not fair that females never used to get to vote.” (Isla)
We had the chance to vote for which book we were going to read and then found out that we had to respect the result, even if it was not what we personally had voted for.
– “It doesn’t matter what anyone else wants … choose what you want.” (Kyle)
In Numeracy, we have been learning to subtract basic amounts. We crossed out objects to find how many were left and began using tens frames with counters to take away as well.
“10 take away 2 is 8.” – James
“We needed to take away numbers like 4 take away 3 makes 1.” – Olivia
In Literacy, we have been learning some new sounds: ee and ar. We also read our new reading books and identified the beginning, middle and end. We chose our favourite part of the story and drew a picture to illustrate this.
“We had to cut out the parts of the story and glue them on our books in order.” – Eilidh
“e and e makes ee. Meet.” – Jacob
For IDL, we have been continuing our Under the Sea topic. We learned about octopuses this week. We wrote some facts and made our own octopuses in class.
“An octopus can squirt out black ink to warn off predators.” – Harvey
“An octopus has 9 brains and 3 hearts.” – Marcus
“We put cheerios on our octopuses for the suction cups and we coloured them in.” – Olivia
“Octopuses have poison in them and have a pointy beak.” – Malcolm
In Literacy, we have been learning more ‘Special Friends’ sounds – that’s when two letters make 1 sound. We learned how to read and write each sound, and we learned to read and spell words that had these sounds in them.
– “ee … Eeyore!” (Amber)
– “f … ee … t” (Zac)
– “Open your mouth for the doctor and say … ar!” (Leighton)
– “p … ar … k … park” (Braxton)
Everybody had to write their news from the weekend, remembering to use a capital letter and a full stop.
– “At the weekend I played outside on my bike.” (Megan)
– “At the weekend I went to see my football friends at the park.” (Jack)
– “At the weekend I went to the shops to buy a sweetie.” (Maison)
In Numeracy we have been learning to subtract (take away). We have learned how to cross out pictures and then we moved on to using counters to take away from a set of objects.
– “You take them away and you find out how many are left.” (Josh)
– “5-1=4” (Fraser)
– “Cross out those 2 and there are 3 left.” (Vincent)
In Health and Wellbeing, we have enjoyed more chances to be a good friend during Nursery Transition visits to our class. We have also been thinking about feelings and emotions. We talked about how we could tell how someone is feeling by looking at their actions.
– “If he’s sad, he might be crying.” (Kyle)
– “If he’s angry, his arms might be folded.” (Amelia)
– “If he’s scared, his hands could be on his face and his mouth could be wide open.” (Layla)
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In Numeracy, we have been learning to identify 3D shapes. We spoke about their properties and thought about where we may see these shapes in the environment.
“Flat shapes are not 3D, they are 2D shapes.” – Zayna
“A cube and a cuboid.” – Wallace
In Literacy, we have been learning some new sounds: tr and oo. We also wrote an imaginative story called The Treasure Chest as this linked in with our IDL .
“My treasure chest was under the sand and the pirate stole it.” – Angus
For IDL, we have been continuing our Under the Sea topic. We learned about sea turtles this week. We looked specifically at the life cycle of a sea turtle and made some of our own.
“I know about sea turtles. When they hatch, they are called hatchlings. But when they are older, they are called adult turtles.” – Olivia
“If it’s cold in the sand, it’s a boy turtle and if it’s warm in the sand, it’s a girl turtle.” – Jacob
“Some turtles are sea turtles and some are land turtles.” – Claire
We have had a busy two weeks! Here is what we have been learning since coming back after the Spring holidays:
In Numeracy, we have been exploring 3-Dimensional objects. We learned to identify and describe cubes, cuboids, spheres, cones and cylinders. We can classify them depending on whether they roll or whether they have curved or flat faces. We have also looked at every-day items to work out which shape they were:
– “The party hat is a cone.” (Josh)
– “This dice is a cube.” (Antos)
– “A tin of baked beans is a cylinder.” (Amber)
– “Tennis balls are spheres.” (Braxton)
– “The bag boxes are cuboids.” (Amelia)
In Literacy, we learned the sounds ‘dr’, ‘pr’, ‘tr’ and ‘oo’:
– “dr … have a dream” (Isla)
– “pr … push a pram” (Erin)
– “tr … carry a tray” (Layla)
– “oo … cuckoo, cuckoo … like a clock” (Amelia)
Our story last week was “The Egg”:
– “I found a zigzag egg under my dad’s van. It cracked open and a wee tortoise came out.” (Erin)
– “I found a blue egg in the forest and a baby lizard came out.” (Leighton)
– “I found a stripy egg at my auntie’s house. I went to the kitchen and ate all the chocolate.” (Alesha)
This week, we had to write about “The Treasure Chest”:
– “I was deep sea diving and I found a heavy treasure chest.” (Andrew)
– “I found a big treasure chest in the park.” (Zarish)
– “Rapunzel dug up an old treasure chest in the woods.” (Amelia)
In Health and Wellbeing, we have welcomed some visitors from the Nursery into our class. We have listened to stories and played together, to show our younger friends the good manners, routines and activities that they can look forward to having when they move into Primary 1.
Have a lovely weekend!
Hello for the last time this term!
In Numeracy, we have been finishing off our work on addition. We now know lots of different ways to work out the answer to an adding sum, if it is not one that we have already learned. We played lots of different games to practise our adding skills and have also been learning to recognise how many counters are on a 10 frame, without needing to stop and count each one.
In Literacy, we have learned ‘fr’ and ‘gr’. We have also been using the sounds that we already know to read and spell short words.
– “fr … fright” (Kian)
– “gr … grab” (Braxton)
– “cup … c … u … p” (Isla)
– “pup … p … u … p” (Amber)
This week’s imaginative stories were called ‘The Pirate’. We had to include a Who, What, How and Why to be successful.
– “Pirate David fell into the water and a shark ate him up.” (Maison)
– “Pirate Layla was excited because she found a whole lot of gold coins.” (Antos)
In Health and Wellbeing, we have been learning how we can show people that we love them. We talked about what our Mums and our families do for us and what we can do in return. We also talked about how we can affect people’s feelings, depending on the way we speak, act towards or treat them.
Have a lovely holiday and we’ll be back in two weeks!