Primary 1EC week beginning 30.09.19
We were very lucky this week to have a couple of different opportunities to have our parents and carers in the classroom working with us.
Numeracy and Maths:
This week saw the start of Maths Week Scotland. Our Numeracy Curriculum Workshop showcased some of the activities games we do in class.
We have been learning to correctly order and sequence numbers within 10 through filling in missing numbers on a number line. The children were given part of a number line and were to identify the missing numbers using taught strategies and then to select the correct number to place on the number line.
To consolidate and revise basic 2D shapes we made Shape Pizzas. We had to decide how many squares, rectangles, circles and triangles we wanted our pizza to have. We then needed to complete our recipe sheet. We needed to make sure that our recipe matched our finished pizza!
Literacy and IDL:
This week we learned three new sounds ‘e’, ‘h’ and ‘r’. We used different active game and activities to help us in our learning such as bingo games, EducationCity activities and practical games. Ask us to show you the actions and sing the songs!
Our focus story this week linked to our IDL Fairyland topic is ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We looked at a recipe for making gingerbread. To show our understanding of the different steps we worked in groups to made gingerbread men.
In pairs we brainstormed what we thought the Friendly Dragon looked like. We gathered together all our ideas and then created our own friendly dragon. The children worked really hard to create their vision of the dragon.
During our Open Afternoon we had IDL: Fairyland. After baking the day before we decorated our gingerbread men.
‘I loved decorating the gingerbread men…’ Callen
‘Can I make another one for my mum?’ Melissa
Earlier on in the week the children discussed what they thought the friendly dragon looked like. We decided he had multi-coloured spikes, wings, a green body and an orange tummy. We painted him with our grown-ups and we will outline him and use craft materials when he is dry.
‘I think he should be multi-coloured’ Emily
‘I think his eyes should be black, I will get some black paint’ Ryan Mc
The children worked independently identifying initial sounds in our Gingerbread Man text. Mrs Cuthbert was very impressed at how well they were able to skim and scan the text so accurately.