This week we have been learning – September P2b (4.9.15)

What was the most important thing I learned this week?

 

We have enjoyed learning in ICT. We now know how to log onto the computer and create a word document. Some of us can even insert a picture.

 

“We learned how to log on and learned how to put in a picture”.  Ellis

 

“I enjoyed learning how to do this”. Millie –Anne.

 

 

What am I most pleased with this week?

We were pleased that we started out topic. It is about the weather. We are looking forward to finding out lots more about this.

 

“ I enjoyed going outside to investigate our weather”. Rebecca

 

“I think it will be exciting to learn about weather all around the world.” Cara

 

“ I am looking forward to learning about weather sports.” Lucas.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Blog p2B August 2015

What we are pleased about this week.

 

Reading

It was exciting to be given our new books.  We looked at our books and predicted what they were going to be about. We were able to do this by looking at the front cover. We had fun thinking about what our books could be about and we shared our ideas with other children in our group.

 

“It was fun predicting and seeing if I was right.”   Ruby

 

Writing

 

Mrs McKim brought in lots of superheroes so we could write an imaginative story. We had to think about what our Super hero looked like, what powers he/she would have and what they did to help the world. We enjoyed planning this story and we cannot wait to write about it.

“ I liked it as we got to make it up and decided what they looked like and what their powers were.”  Dylan.

 

“ You could design your own superhero and decide the story “  Jenny

 

Science

We had the chance to go outside and to investigate our surroundings. We had clipboards and we were scientists.

Welcome to Primary 2b

21.8.15  We Love primary 2!

Primary 2 are creating a new blog today and we would like to share it with you. We are very excited about sharing our learning and successes with everyone.

 

“We are very excited about all the new things we will be learning in primary 2”.     Rachel

“I like our activities so far”.      Abilgail

 

What we have been learning this week

Science

We were introduced to our new science topic this week. It is living and non-living things. We enjoyed outdoor learning.  We investigated living things that are all around us.

 

French

We have enjoyed French and we are looking forward to expanding our vocabulary in this curricular area.

 

“ I want to be good at French so I will try my best”  Lucas.

 

Literacy

We made a storyboard about a film called Presto and we had to re-create the key elements of the story.

 

“This was a fun activity”  Dylan

“I liked drawing the story on the storyboard”  Ruby

 

Maths and Numeracy

We had fun solving problems on Friday. We worked together in groups and as a team we were successful.

 

“I liked my role as reporter. I liked giving the group answers” Dhruv

“ I am good at working out the answers”  Dylan

 

Shape work. We have been learning about 2D shapes.

“I liked the feely bag guess game, although it was a wee bit hard”  Rebecca

“ I liked describing the shapes in the feely bag. It was funny.”  Euan

“ It was fun doing the activities”    Chloe

“ I liked the shape hunt around the classroom”  Ellis

 

What we are pleased with

“ I am pleased with my handwriting”   Zara

“ I am pleased with my maths”   Orla

 

Anything else?

“ I like our new teachers”   Ellis

“ I think I am going to like primary 2”.   Cara

“ I like the class. I am going to keep it nice and tidy”   Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

Fun with Experiments!

We have been carrying out lots of fun science experiments over the last few weeks.

We have been learning that different materials have different properties and that you can change a materials properties by heating them. We carried out experiments and we had to predict if they burned, melted or stayed the same. We had to test it on plastic, wood, metal, chocolate, glass and rock. Ms Zeitlin wore special glasses to protect her eyes when she was heating the materials.

We also carried out experiments that tested out if materials floated, sank, were hard or soft, absorbed or repelled water as well as if they were flexible or rigid. We worked well in groups of four. We all had different jobs in the group. We were reporters, experimenters, scribes and resource managers.

We enjoyed having fun learning about materials!

 

Primary 1 – March

In topic we have been learning about Transport and the different ways we can travel. We learnt about the different types of transport across the world depending whether you lived in a hot country or a very cold country. It was so interesting we wanted to make our own!! First we worked out what transport we liked and what we did not like. Then we designed our own transport and finally we used recycled materials to build our own transport. We used cardboard and cut out the shapes for the windows and then painted. We also drew wheels and lights on the cardboard to make it look like a train. Oscar built a rocket, Darcey built a bus and Eilidh started to build a Hot air balloon.

Primary 1 also this week went for a walk around the school playground. We were learning about our senses, we had to look for what we could smell, hear, see and feel. We also looked around the playground to find signs of spring. We looked closely at flowers in the plant pots that were starting to grow. When we came back to class we wrote a list of everything we had seen and heard.

In language we have also been learning about ‘Main ideas’. We were learning how to use who, what, where and when not only when we are reading but also for writing our weekly news. While in maths we were still trying really tricky word problems using our cubes, fingers, number lines and drawing as well as exploring patterns and shapes. Our favourite game this week in maths is bingo and “funky mummy.”

In art we made special cards for Mother’s day. We hope you all have a relaxing Sunday.

Primary One Blog – week ending 13th March 2015

Primary One Blog – week ending 13th March 2015

This week we have had the chance to learn a little more about transport. On Monday and Tuesday we designed our own mode of transport. We thought about what we liked and what we didn’t like about different types of transport then we worked together to create our own. Some of us brought in some junk and we got to build our own transport. Miss Welsh helped us make a tuk tuk which is a mode of transport used in very hot countries. We explored transport from around the world – we know that in Alaska they use Skidoos to get around as it’s very snowy there. In San Francisco they use trams because it is so hilly in this city. In Venice they use special boats called Gondolas because there are small rivers running through the city. We explored sea planes and hot air balloons too.

Miss Ninian came to assembly to talk to use about Red Nose Day – we know that this is a special where people try very hard to raise money to give to poorer people. We think this is a very good day !

Millie – Anne – I have learned how to make music for the very hungry caterpillar story. We had to get instruments – I had a Triangle and we had to use these to make music. I thought it was good to learn how to make music to go along story.

Rachel – I have learned to play the violin at home. My mum held it I put my cheek on the special cheek rest and my Mum got the special neck rest for me to help relax my neck. It was epic! I really want to make it more like a tune when I play and I want to be able to play let it go.

Kai – I have learned how to do better finger spaces in my writing. Miss Welsh told us that it was very important to have finger spaces in our writing because if they are not there we don’t know where words start and where words end. To do finger spaces I have to use my finger and put it at the end of a word and then start writing the next word and I can then write after my finger.

Lucas – I have learned to write and read the sound “ch”. We learned a song and we had to sing it and do the actions. Now when I see a c and a h together I know they say ch for children.

Primary 1 March blog

After an extremely exciting week at Crookfur Primary with the visit from the education minister and an announcement of a complete refurbishment of the school, we discussed during circle time what we had learned this week.

In topic this week Primary 1 have been learning about transport. We have learned that there is land,sea and air transport. Submarines are under water and they look out for danger, lifeboats and yachts are also sea transport.  We also learned about the transport in air, like a hot air balloon, aeroplane and a helicopter. We looked at different pictures on the whiteboard and had a quiz to identify the name and the type of transport it was. We also had an art afternoon where we painted, drew and used collage to create different types of transport. We also create paper airplanes, playdough and lego models of different types of transport, it was a lot of fun.  ” Oscar, Ayla & Darcey.”

 

This week we have also been learning about internet safety. We learned that it is very important to be careful when you are on the computer. You should not be unkind to other people or say mean things. It is important to ask your mum and dad for permission when going onto the computer. We found out that it is a good idea to make up a nickname and not to give out your real name to any strangers. “Eilidh”

PC Lyndsay came into assembly on Friday morning and gave us a talk about internet safety. We also had to brainstorm ideas about internet safety and colour in the picture of the computer.

 

In language we have been learning about the main idea and answering questions with who,what, why,where and when?In maths we have continued to practise adding with tens and units while revising o’clock and half past the hour.

Primary One Blog – week ending Friday 6th March 2015

We have had a very exciting week at Crookfur. Ms Constance, who works in parliament, and lots of very imporWe have had a very exciting week at Crookfur. Ms Constance, who works in parliament, and lots of very important people came to visit on Thursday and told us some great news. Crookfur Primary School is going to get an extension and it will be made all new inside. This will be brilliant for us. It will be ready by the time we get to Primary 4. We have been learning lots more about transport – on Tuesday and Wednesday we had the chance to make paper aeroplanes and fly them outside, design our own school bus, create helicopters and other transport using lego, we had fun using playdough to create a transport picture, we read books about truck and found interesting information and many more great activities. Dhruv – In my reading group we have been learning how to do true, false, can’t tell questions. We read the book then we were given a big, huge bit of paper that had parts of the story on it. Some were true, some were false and some we couldn’t tell so we had to highlight the correct answer. It was good to do and I did really well. Kai – I have been learning how to draw out parts of a story. I need to pick the main events and draw them out and I can write a sentence too. Rebecca – I have been learning how to count higher than 100. I can go back to the number 1 to help me do this and it follows the same patterns. Millia – Anne – We have been learning how to listen to the teacher and write a sentence. We have to listen very carefully to what she is saying then we do our best to write out the sentence making sure we have finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. We are looking forward to some more learning next week. tant people came to visit on Thursday and told us some great news. Crookfur Primary School is going to get an extension and it will be made all new inside. This will be brilliant for us. It will be ready by the time we get to Primary 4. We have been learning lots more about transport – on Tuesday and Wednesday we had the chance to make paper aeroplanes and fly them outside, design our own school bus, create helicopters and other transport using lego, we had fun using playdough to create a transport picture, we read books about truck and found interesting information and many more great activities. Dhruv – In my reading group we have been learning how to do true, false, can’t tell questions. We read the book then we were given a big, huge bit of paper that had parts of the story on it. Some were true, some were false and some we couldn’t tell so we had to highlight the correct answer. It was good to do and I did really well. Kai – I have been learning how to draw out parts of a story. I need to pick the main events and draw them out and I can write a sentence too. Rebecca – I have been learning how to count higher than 100. I can go back to the number 1 to help me do this and it follows the same patterns. Millia – Anne – We have been learning how to listen to the teacher and write a sentence. We have to listen very carefully to what she is saying then we do our best to write out the sentence making sure we have finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. We are looking forward to some more learning next week.

Primary 1 February

In Primary 1 we have been learning about the fair trade logo. We learned that the logo is made up of a little man. The logo consists of three different colours, blue , black and green. We learned about the logo by copying it from the board and using the correct colours to colour it in. We found out that the logo can be found on different food such as bananas, apples, oranges, chocolate bars and pineapples.

In art we have been learning about the work of the famous artist Andy Warhol. He used different colours and textures to create his artwork. We created our own Warhol style of art by painting the background of the pictures different colours. We drew around our hand 4 different times and painted different colours inside to create the effect of pop art.

 

In ICT we have been learning how to access a word document and insert pictures from clipart. We also learned how to save our work into a file. We learned this by looking at the big whiteboard in the ICT suit and listening to the step by step instructions given by the teacher. We worked with a partner to find a picture from clip art and save it onto word.

 

In maths we have been learning challenging calculations. We used a number line, cubes and drawings to help us find the correct answer. The teacher put a problem solving question on the board, we read the question together and then we had to decide which strategy to use to try and find the correct answer.

P1 blog – Friday 27th February

Learning Blog

This week we have enjoyed learning more about Fair Trade. We explored lots of Fair Trade products that have the Fair Trade logo on them. The Fair Trade logo is black, green and blue. On Tuesday we made some Fair Trade posters that showed we know all about Fair Trade products. On Friday we came to school wearing Fair Trade colours – this was brilliant. At assembly we learned lots more about Fair Trade and the children in the focus group gave us a lot more information. Some of the Primary two children sang a Fair Trade song. There was also a Fair Trade stall where we could buy rainbow cakes, smelly loon bands, chocolate, rice crispy cakes, brownies and lots more goodies. We know that farmers need to get enough money for the things that they grow.

We have been learning lots of other things in Primary 1 this week. Here are some of the children to tell us all about it:

Zara – I have been learning how to write sentences. To write a sentence I need a rainbow alphabet and I need to make sure I have full stops, finger spaces and capital letters.

Ellis – We have been learning to use maths jotters. I have to remember to keep my numbers in their own boxes, my numbers need to face the right way and I can use a number line to help me do this.

Euan – I have been learning to write my letters and numbers. I used the road letters with a car to help me remember what my letters look like and I can use a big number line to help me with my numbers.

Abi – I have been learning how to count in 2s. When we started Mrs McGurren showed us how to do it using our hands and legs by tapping. It was good fun and I am looking forward to learning more. We also know more about tens and units and we can use the cubes and blocks to help us.