Well it was a strange day today. The sun was shining and life was going on all around. The children had fun with outdoor learning . The p 7s returned from an amazing week at Blairvadoch and suddenly it was over and everyone had to go home. We would like to thank all the parents who picked up the home learning packs and would like to let you know that there are a number of links on this blog site that will support you.
Everyone at St Vincent’s wishes you well in these uncertain times,
we will pray that everything will get back to normal soon and hope you all keep safe.
bye for now
Another busy two weeks have went by for Primary 1b! In Literacy we have continued learning more digraphs-ch and ng. We have started onto the third Wordwall for learning our Common Words too! For Numeracy we have continued learning about money and some of us have been adding up coins to total amounts, while the rest of us have been calculating how much change we would get from differing amounts. We have also been learning that differing coins can add up to the same values too. In addition, we have been introduced to Time and talking about o’clock and half past, as well as analogue and digital clocks.
We are now into the second week of Lent and have been thinking about our Lenten promises. Some of us received our ashes from Father Hill at our Ash Wednesday Service. It has also been Fairtrade Fortnight and Primary Seven came round Primary 1 and 2 classes to sell us Fairtrade produce as well as put on a Coffee Morning for the older pupils. In class we have been learning how Fairtrade works and how it is all about people getting fair pay. Some of us have also entered a competition which has been organised by Mr Coyle and Primary 7a!Our class have designed and named a Fairtrade chocolate bar each.
Finally a big “Well Done” to our latest “Stars of the Week”- Arwaa and Milena!
In Literacy we have been learning the digraph of “th” and the pupils did very well in contributing words with the “th” sound in them. We also learned the next three Common Words and we have also been introduced to CVC words through revisiting vowels and consonants.
In Numeracy we have started looking at the concept of Money and have been busy learning how to recognise coins up to the £2 coin and how much they are worth. In addition, we know that sometimes we have to use a number of coins to add up to the value we need. At the moment we are looking at different ways to make up values to 10p.
Out in the Courtyard we have been learning the names and uses of some Science equipment with Mrs Ahmad. We have been allowed to use the equipment too remembering to use them in a careful manner.
On Tuesday (18th) Owen from Zoolab introduced us to a selection of unusual animals and other creatures, such as a bearded dragon and a tarantula spider, and told us lots of information about them. In class we have started a mini topic on Spring. For Religious Education we heard the stories of two of Jesus’ miracles- The Blind Man and The Disabled Man. Mrs Bryceland has also visited us again for another enjoyable Music time.
A big “Well Done” to Kelly who is our latest “Star of the Week”.
We have had another busy two weeks in Primary 1b! Along with Primaries 1a , 1c and Mrs Ahmad we celebrated International Fortnight which followed on nicely from our get together for Robert Burns Day and celebrating Scotland the previous week! We looked at Chinese New Year and had a “wear red” day. In addition we found out what symbols represent the years in which we were born and some of us made dragons while others made red Lucky Money bags. Two pupils in our class also wrote some Chinese writing for us to look at and discuss too. In creative we decorated cut out hand shapes in the Mendhi style from the Indian culture. The pupils found out, mainly from their peers, about the faith of Islam and we made Prayer Mats. We were also fortunate to look at and hold items from the Islamic Faith too. On the Friday afternoon we invited family members to come in and join us with other activities such as making African patterns and necklaces and Holi streamers. Mrs Ahmad also prepared a selection of foods from differing parts of the world to try. It was a busy and joyful afternoon!
The class have been introduced to digraph sounds with the learning of “sh” first. We have continued with our learning of the next three Common Words. In Numeracy we have continued with the concept of addition, number stories and adding by 2, 5 and 10.
In Religious Education we have started looking at “The Church” and through this we will also be learning about a variety of places of worship. Mr Tracey paid the school a visit and we put on our special Assembly for him, which all the classes worked very hard on. Mr Tracey loved the Assembly and was very grateful for the leaving cards and gifts the school presented him with.
A big “Well Done” to our next two “Stars of the Week”- Laura and Ghulam!
In Literacy we have covered the last of the initial sounds, q and x, and covered three more common words. We also spent a week revisiting some of our most recent initial sounds and common words.
We have been doing lots of work in Numeracy on addition using concrete materials, pictorial questions and abstract sums. In addition we have been practising counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
Mrs Bryceland visited us this week and we did some fun music games which also helped with learning initial sounds. We finished this week off by celebrating Robert Burns’ Day with Primaries 1a and 1c along with some of our friends from Thornlaw Nursery.
Our “Stars of the Week” since we started our third term have been-Lakkshana, Sara, Carrick and Tobiasz. Well done to you all!
For the next two weeks we will be marking “International Fortnight” by looking at the cultures and traditions of countries represented in our school through fun activities and stories. Finally, we will be busy rehearsing our song for the school’s special Scottish Assembly in just under two weeks time when we will be saying a fond farewell to Mr Tracey after many years of dedicated hard work for St Vincent’s. Please look out for the song in homework folders to practise at home.
Well, another very busy week in P 1a. This week we were learning about Scotland and celebrating the life of a Robert Burns. We learned Scottish songs, made tartan by weaving over and under, we painted tartan and made kilts, we made our own Scottish flags and heard a story about the Loch Ness monster……..phew!!!
we also became scientists and tried making our own snow❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️,! Yes we really did.
our stem challenge was to build a den and work as a team. This was great fun and very successful.
In class lots of children are having a go at our numeracy star challenge and our writing table challenge.
keep up the good work everyone👍
With starting a new year, we have started our third term! Our Primary One pupils are now halfway through their first year at St Vincent’s!
Mrs Bryceland visited us on Monday morning for Music which was a lovely way to start our new term. We also got straight back to learning with us looking at the sounds y and z as well as the next three common words in Literacy and in Numeracy we have been working on addition and some number stories throughout our first week back.
Monday saw us take down our Christmas decorations in our classroom as we learned about the feast day of the Epiphany. We heard the story of the visit to the baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men and why Mary and Joseph had to take Jesus and flee Bethlehem.
On Friday our class started ERIC (Everybody Reading In Class) time where the pupils each take a book from the library and, with support, discuss such questions as who are in the story, where does the story take place, what is happening in the story, etc. As you can see Primary 1b have made a busy and positive start to term three!
Happy New Year from P6! This week we chatted about what we enjoyed last year and what we were looking forward to in 2020. We wrote about our goals for this year. We learned about Growth Mindset and took a quiz to see what kind of mindset we all have which was very interesting.
Yesterday we visited the Science Centre for the launch of our topic Clyde in the Classroom. We had so much fun exploring the mall and learning about brown trout. We cant wait to receive our hatchery next Tuesday.
Happy New Year from P6/5!
- What have you been learning about?
We have been learning about:
Poetry – Acrostic poems about the New Year
Our new topic will be Weather and Climate Change
We learned about the Epiphany
2.What have you enjoyed in school this week?
This week we have enjoyed:
Being back at school
Learning about statistics and information handling
3.What have been your successes in school this week?
Our successes have been:
Statistics in maths
Making New Year’s Resolutions
Well a new decade has begun,let’s hope it’s lots of fun.
This week we have been learning y and z sounds. We have been practising our blending and some of us are getting confident at trying out new words. Isla loved making/ blending and writing the word flamingo.
in numeracy we are practising number stories and learning about different ways to add. So far we have tried using our fingers/ concrete materials/ part part whole and counting on with a number line.
we are learning the SHANARRI song and can talk about how we are looked after in school.