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This week in P1HD

In Maths, we have been learning about patterns. We used our knowledge of 2D shapes to help us. We learned about colour patterns and shape patterns.

“A pattern is a colour, then another colour and you repeat it all over again.” – William

“We made a patterned caterpillar out of beads. I thought I could use one blue and two orange to make a pattern.” – Olivia

“We learned shapes. Triangles, rectangles, squares and circles.” – Marcus

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. We learned the sounds u, b and f and enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us find things around the house beginning with these sounds. We also did a piece of writing called ‘The Friendly Dragon’ and we had to describe this dragon.

“’f’ for flower.” – Noah

“We learned about ‘u’. Down, back up and draw the puddle.” – Harvey

“I drew a dragon and ladders for my story so he can jump off the roof and fly.” – James

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We learned about who we are, what we like to do and what we are good at. We introduced each other in the circle and shared some positive things about ourselves.

“We were telling people what our favourite things are.” – Alex

“We know that we are all different.” – Claire

This week in P1HD

In Maths, we have been learning about 2D shapes. We know that 2D shapes are shapes which are flat. We learned about squares, rectangles, circles and triangles.

“We went on a shape hunt. We had to pick up the shapes and put them in the right place on the carpet.” – Olivia

“A triangle has 3 corners.” – Harvey

“A rectangle has  got a long bit and a short bit. A square has all sides the same.” – James

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. As it is the last week before the October holiday, we revised some of the sounds that we already know rather than introducing any new ones. We also wrote a story called ‘Goldilocks’ visit to P1′ after reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears for our Fairyland topic. Mrs Cuthbert also came to our class to do a Thinking Reader lesson with us. She introduced the book Lost and Found.

“We made some pictures about Lost and Found.” – Kai

“We read the story with the penguin and the boy and the umbrella to make the boat.” – John

“Goldilocks ripped the other people’s house points in my story. Every single one.” – Marcus

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We are gentle… we don’t hurt others’ and we spoke about ways we can be gentle towards others in class.

“You don’t break people’s toys.” – Alex

“You’re not allowed to push.” – Angus

This Week in P1NM

We have made it to the end of our first term at school – look how much we have grown, matured and learned since August!

This week we have been learning about shapes in Maths.  We went on a shape hunt around the classroom and made sticky tape shapes on the carpet.  We drew around different shapes to design our own shape aliens.  We can name and describe the following 2-D shapes:

Circle – “A circle looks like a zero.” (Zac)
Square – “A square has 4 straight sides.” (Megan)
Triangle – “A triangle has 3 straight sides.” (Kyle)
Rectangle – “A rectangle has 4 straight sides.” (Amelia)  “It has 2 short sides and 2 long sides.” (Braxton)

In Literacy we were practising all the sounds that we have learned so far.  Mrs Muir was SO pleased that we are remembering more sounds every time!  We looked in our Phonics jotters at the sounds we wrote today – m, a, s.  We then compared them with the page where we wrote them for the very first time at the start of September.  WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!  “They are better now because we kept on practising.” (Kyle)

We started a new Thinking Reader task about ‘Room on the Broom’.  We made predictions about what may happen in the story:

“The witch’s hat is going to blow off.” (Andrew)
“The cat is going to jump off.” (Vincent)
“The witch doesn’t get to fly because the broom keeps going down.” (Isla)

We read and discussed ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ for our Fairyland project.  We acted out the story and had fun being the different characters in our Drama lessons.

In Health and Wellbeing we learned about having  hearing loss.  We learned what it was like to have a hearing loss and learned how to put on and take off hearing aids.  We watched a cartoon as it got quieter and quieter, and we wore sound-cancelling headphones while our teacher tried to tell us what to do.  Ms Butkowska read us a story about a fairy who couldn’t hear very well – he kept getting all the wishes wrong.

“I liked putting the hear aid on Brian the Lion’s ear.” (Kian)
“I have 2 hearing aids.” (Alesha)
“I liked sliding the hearing aid onto the model ear.” (Andrew)

We hope that you all have a lovely October holiday – from P1NM!

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been revising our numbers to 10. We learned how to find numbers in between. We also had parents visit us in class to watch a numeracy lesson take place.

“6 is in between 5 and 7.” – John

“We played Topmarks games on the iPads. We had to sequence the smarties on the gingerbread men.” – Harvey

“We had to count how many cakes there were and give them to the teddy bear.” – Frankee

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. We learned the sounds ‘o’, ‘c’ and ‘k’. We also wrote a story called ‘The Elves’ after reading The Elves and the Shoemaker for our Fairyland topic. Some of us shared our favourite toy for Show and Tell.

“Round the orange’.” – Zayna

“Curl round the caterpillar.” – Paige

“The elves were sneaking in the house and they put the presents under the bed.” – Kai

“I brought in my camera and I showed everybody it. I like it so much.” – Angus

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We are kind and helpful’ and we spoke about ways we can be kind and helpful in class and why this is important.

“I would give someone my pencil to be kind and helpful.” – Claire

“I’m going to be kind by using kind words.” – Eilidh

This Week In Primary 1NM

Hi from everyone in Primary 1NM!  Here is what we have been learning and doing this week:

In Literacy, we learned the sounds o, c and k.  Kyle knew that he had the ‘k’ sound at the start of his name and so did Kian.  Mrs Muir was really proud that so many children could write the kind of ‘k’ that has the loop!

We did our last part of our Thinking Reader work about ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.  We had to name and draw the 4 characters – Sophie, mummy, daddy and the tiger.  We will start all over again with a new book next week.

We had our Show and Tell session yesterday:
– “My favourite toy is a Hatchimal because it moves and lights up.” (Layla)
– “I like my owl toy because it is soft and fluffy.” (Antos)
– “My favourite toy is my Ironman toy.” (Fraser)
– “This dinosaur is called an Octosaurus.” (Kian)

For Numeracy, we were working on the number before, after and in between, using number lines and number fans.  We had a new apple counting activity that we showed to our visitors during our open morning.  We are also pretty good at knowing  the Days of the Week – we love singing the song!  We tried a new game from Topmarks called ‘Helicopter Rescue”.  We wore headphones to hear which number to click on.  We counted along the number line and clicked on the right number.

In IDL, we were thinking about ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ for our Fairyland project.  We made lolly stick puppets and acted out the story with our Big Buddies.  We had a jumbled up set of pictures that we had to put in the correct order, to retell the story.  We also wrote stories about the Big Bad Wolf:
– “The Big Bad Wolf took Little Red Riding Hood home and ate her for dinner.” (Vincent)
– “The Big Bad Wolf was hiding in Granny’s bed with the lights off.” (Zarish)

Happy Friday and have a nice weekend!

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been learning how to write the numbers 9 and 10. We revised numbers after and learned how to identify numbers before.

“We had to point to the number you asked us to. We had to count backwards or forwards.” – Olivia

“We held the correct number up on our number fans.” – Harvey

“Write the number 9 in the yellow boxes.” – John

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. We learned the sounds ‘n’, ‘p’ and ‘g’. We also wrote a story called ‘The Gingerbread Man’ after reading this fairy tale for our Fairyland topic. Some of us shared our favourite toy for Show and Tell.

“The old lady said ‘Come back here little Gingerbread Man, you’re my dinner’.” – Marcus

“I wrote about a crocodile who ate the people and then The Gingerbread Man.” – Noah

“I liked watching Geraldine the Giraffe because he was so funny. He taught us the sound ‘g’.” – Paige

“I liked Show and Tell because I let people hold my toy after.” – Olivia

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We work hard…we don’t waste time’ and we spoke about ways we can work hard in class and why this is important.

“Do your best.” – Kai

“You show that you’re trying your best by working hard.” – William

This Week in P1NM …

Hi from Primary 1NM!

We have enjoyed a really exciting week in our class!

In Numeracy, we have now met all of the animals who live in Number Zoo.  They help us to remember the number and show us how to write them.

Some favourites are:
“I like Tiger Ten because he growled so loud that the wasps fell out of the tree.” (Jack and Josh)
“My favourite is Penguin One because he slides down the snow.” (Zac)
“Naughty Nine is the best animal because he splashed the Zoo Keeper.” (Braxton)

We have been playing some new numeracy games, to help us to count and read numbers 0-10.  We can’t wait to show them to our parents during the Curriculum Workshop next week. (Tuesday 2nd October, 9:15-10:15am)

In Literacy, we learned n, p and g.  Our parents came to see a Phonics lesson and they were all really impressed!  We have been working hard to get better at writing all of the letters in our own name.

We read the story of the Gingerbread Man, as part of our Fairyland project.  We then wrote our own stories about him.

“The Gingerbread Man was running away because mum and dad wanted to eat him.” (Alesha)
“The Gingerbread Man ran to the shop because he was hungry.” (Jack)

In IDL, we started to help the dragon to rebuild Fairyland.  We worked with our big buddies to make leaves and we added them to a beanstalk, so that Jack will be happy.

We even decorated our own Gingerbread Men and took them home to eat!

“My Gingerbread Man tasted like the ones you eat without the chocolate.” (Erin)
“My one tasted of ginger” (Fraser)

Thank you to all of our parents who came along to the class this week – we look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday!

This week in P1NM

Hi from Primary 1NM!

We have  been using our interactive whiteboard and the class I-pads to play maths games with Mrs Cuthbert and Mrs Muir. (Isla)  We were singing the Days of the Week song to learn the order. (Jack and Josh).

We learned d, t and i.  We found it hard to hear the difference between d and t, but we will keep practising. This week’s story was all about getting new clothes.  Our Star Writers were Layla, Leighton, Isla, Kian, Andrew  and Vincent.

A dragon visited our classroom while we were outside.  He sprinkled a fairy dust trail across the floor.  We followed it and found a book and a letter (Erin and Megan).  Fairyland has been ruined (Vincent)   and we need to help to fix it. (Leighton).


We will let you know how we get on!
Happy weekend!

This week in P1HD

In Numeracy, we have been learning how to write the numbers 6, 7 and 8. We learned about numbers after and identified some numbers after using our number lines.

“We had to jump to the number.” – John

“We had to count numbers using our fingers.” – Eilidh

“Don’t do two circles on top of each other for 8.” – Olivia

“I liked playing with the play-doh and making number 2.” – Marcus

In Literacy, we have been continuing our phonics lessons. We learned the sounds ‘d’, ‘t’ and ‘i’. We also wrote a story called ‘My New Clothes’.

“We drew the line and the dot for i.” – Malcolm

“Using drawing and paint and using eyes to make a dinosaur for d.” – Kai

“I was drawing my new jumper. It lights up and has Rudolph on it.” – Harvey

“I like wearing my new costume because it has a vampire on it and my little brother got a mask.” – Noah

In Health and Wellbeing, we had circle time. We read a story called ‘We look after property’ and we spoke about ways we can respect others’ property in class.

“It’s not kind when you put scissors and paper and glue in the bin.” – Wallace

“i will look after people’s things by playing nicely with them.” – Olivia

This week in Primary 1NM

Primary 1NM have enjoyed a very busy #mathsweekscot.  We used I-pads for the first time to play interactive games on the Topmarks website.  Lots of us have used the same games to do our homework!  Erin remembered that we had a number line in our homework jotter.  Kyle was counting on his number line.

We learned how to trace the letters in our names.  Our Big Buddies taught us how to do it properly. (Josh)

Andrew was one of the children who wrote a fantastic story all about a time when he was not feeling well.

We had our first phonics lessons!  We learned how to say and write m, a and s. We found it a bit hard to write them but we will keep on trying.  Look out next week – we will be bringing home some Finger Phonics homework.

Mr Ward taught us how to do overarm and underarm throws in PE.

In IDL, we drew pictures to show what we thought Fairyland would look like:

  • “There are dangerous fish in the pond.” (Leighton)
  • “There is a castle.” (Alesha)
  • “A big castle with a dragon trying to blow it down.” (Braxton)

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!