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!
As Christmas gets ever closer Primary 1b have been very busy rehearsing our Nativity, “The Grumpy Sheep” along with P1a and P1c! All the children are working very hard on it. The Christmas Disco also took place last Tuesday. For Christmas art work to put up in the hall, the class made reindeers using the shape of their hands for the antlers. All the infant classes also had a visit from the SSPCA at one of the recent assemblies to talk about their jobs in looking after abandoned and mistreated animals.
In class we have been learning the sounds-h, w, j and v along with more common words in Literacy. In Numeracy and Maths we have been working on the numbers 17, 18, 19 and 20. The children have also been making paper chains to help decorate the Courtyard with the added focus of using patterns with the available colours. In addition we made a Bar Graph to show our favourite books from Scottish Book Week and we also made a Venn Diagram displaying toys which need to be pushed, pulled or can be both pushed and pulled in order to make them move. Keeping on the theme of Forces, the children also made spinners which when the wool is pulled the cards they decorated spin and make a lovely display.
Finally, a big congratulations to our latest two “Stars of the Week”- Hanna and Wiki!
The past two weeks have been busy, busy for P1b! We have been learning the sounds b and u, more common words and the numbers 15 and 16. This week we have been revising and reinforcing work covered over the past few weeks.
Mrs Bryceland was in for our Music time teaching us new songs and musical games. We have been busy doing work on our Toys topic this week. It has also been Scottish Book Week and we received our Bookbug bags with goodies and activities to help encourage a love of reading,
All Primary 1 classes have been busy rehearsing this year’s Nativity presentation. All the children are working very hard on this. A big ’Well Done’ to Primary 1b’s most recent ‘Star of the Week’ winners-Hollie and Harith!
Primary 1b have been involved in lots more learning over the past two weeks. In Literacy we have been finding out about the sounds g, l, f and o and have also been learning more Common Words. For “Big Writing” we are now looking at who, when and where in the sentence. We call these HOTS words. We have been working on the numbers 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Numeracy and Maths and, in addition, we have covered work on 3D shapes.
We had a whole school Mass for the Feast of All Saints’ Day, November 1st, and Father Hill also blessed our new St Vincent De Paul statue. In class we have also discussed the month of November being a month where we especially remember people who have died, November 2nd being the Feast Day of All Souls. We have made a display of poppies for our class altar in remembrance of those who have died in wars.
Thursday 7th of November was “Outdoor Learning Day” and we went outside looking for things which begin with certain sounds and we also did our counting up to 13 and 14 outside too. We discussed how outdoors can help us in our learning too, beyond the classroom!
We have started practising our songs for the Nativity shows and for the next few weeks we will be very busy rehearsing. Very exciting! Our “Stars of the Week” have been Aliyaah and Sahm-congratulations to them both!
We had our final Eco “Out to Play” session with Sarah the Wednesday before we stopped for the October Week holiday. Unfortunately we had to stay inside our classroom for it as the weather was not “smiling” on us that day. We still had lots of fun though and got to make up our own stories with Sarah and she was also very impressed with the class’ “Wonder Box” which has pieces of our work from each session in the “Out to Play” programme. A big “thank you” to Sarah who has worked so hard to make these sessions enjoyable and fun over these weeks!
Our first week back in Term Two was a consolidation week and we have been busy revisiting sounds, common words and numbers we have been learning over the past few weeks. You may have noticed our Courtyard area has had a bit of a “makeover”. It is now a Creative/STEM area where we can let our imaginations run wild with ideas! At the moment we have lots of bits and pieces connected to the season of Autumn to look at and discuss, and also help us with our creativity.
At Assembly on Wednesday St Vincent’s “Oor Wullie” returned home from his stay at Prince’s Square shopping centre. It is good to have him back home. The children also heard a talk from one of the Glasgow Children Hospital Charity’s volunteers about how the “Oor Wullie” Trail has helped to raise funds for their charity. Finally, a big “Well Done” to Keegan who is our latest “Star of the Week” and also congratulations to Jayden who is our first “Mathematician of the Month”!
We have had an exceptionally busy week this week. It has been our Topic Week-People Who Help Us and we have been working on related activities. In addition, all Primary 1 classes very lucky to receive visits from Police Officer Belinda, Paramedics Elsa and Robert and Pollok Fire Brigade. All of our visitors spoke about their jobs and in what ways they help people and also showed us some of the equipment they need in their jobs. We were also fortunate to have a look inside both an ambulance and fire engine and everyone in our class had a shot of using a fire engine’s hose! A big thank you to all our visitors who made a special effort to come and talk to us!
The school had a Mass last Tuesday to celebrate St Vincent De Paul’s Feast Day which took place on September 27th while we were off. Beforehand our class had a look at the life of our Patron Saint and heard how much good work he did for the poor and the less fortunate and all the good charity work he did which continues to this day in his name throughout the world.
Primary 1b have also been continuing to do ongoing Literacy and Numeracy work. We have looked at the sounds d and e, and the numbers 8 and 9. Miss Hunter has been doing Music with us and Sarah from “Out to Play” has been in each Wednesday to continue our Eco Drama work which has, for the last two weeks, taken place in our Field of Dreams. Finally a big Well Done to Hao who is our new “Star of the Week”!
Quite a lot has been happening with P1b over the past two weeks. The biggest event would be us starting the “Out to Play” project with Sarah from the organisation. For the last two Wednesday afternoons, and for the next three Wednesday afternoons, we have been outside doing exciting activities such as hunting for a treasure chest, following a treasure map, listening and joining in with exciting stories and looking for items in the playground which could do “magic”. We are all really enjoying these lessons in outdoor learning!
In Literacy we have been learning the sounds “r” and “m” and more common words. We have also been encouraged to independently rewrite sentences in our “Big Writing”-have a go writing! In Numeracy and Maths we have been doing work on the numbers “6” and “7” and looking at 2D shapes around us in the environment.
We have also has a Consolidation Week when we revisited all the sounds, words and numbers we have worked on so far to reinforce our learning. Finally, a big “Well Done” to Lucas who has been our next “Star of the Week”.
Primary 1b have been busy once again! We have been learning the sounds-s, i, p and n. The boys and girls know the Jolly Phonics songs for the sounds they have worked on so far-they might like to sing them at home! For Big Writing we have been acting out and writing a sentence each about the Nursery Rhymes “Jack and Jill” and “Humpty Dumpty”. In addition, we have been doing work on the numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5.
We welcomed Miss Hunter last Monday to our class for Music. Miss Hunter has been coming to our school for a few years now and the children always enjoy her lessons! We will have Music every second Monday.
A big “Well Done” to our “Stars of the week”-Jayden and Kiana! They won for being kind to their peers and trying their best with all tasks. I wonder who will be our next “Star”……
Primary 1b have settled well into Primary School life. New friends have been made both in the classroom and out in the playground too. A big ” thank you” must go to our P7 Buddies who have been been working hard to make all our new Primary Ones feel welcome and safe since starting. Keep up the good work Buddies!
A lot of learning has already been happening! Primary 1b have been busy learning about the sounds “a” and “t” and about the numbers 0 and 1. We have also had our first PE lesson with Mrs Boyle and, in addition, we spent time in the ICT suite. All of the Primary One classes also received glowing compliments on their great behaviour at the first school Mass of the school year!
Finally a big “Well Done” to P1b for doing so well this past week and a half! Let’s keep learning!:-)
In Primary 1b this week we have been learning more about Our Lady, the mother of Jesus as it is now the month of May. It was also our class’ turn to decorate the main entrance and we put up our work on Mary. This included flowers that we made, our thoughts on Mary and some pictures that we did. We have also been learning the other titles that Mary is known by around the world.
We have been learning the “ck” sound in class in Literacy and we have also been continuing to do work on estimating and grouping in Numeracy. In Health and Well Being we have been reminding ourselves of what good manners are and when to use them.
Finally, we have started using our Compulsory Task chart and we have been finding it exciting putting up the different coloured circles against our names as we complete our tasks. We have been realising just how busy we are learning in Primary 1b!