All posts by Mrs O'Keefe

20th March 2020

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

 

 

Week ending24th January 2020

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👍

 

 

 

10/1/20

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.

 

P1a 19/12/19

Well what a busy time. Christmas shows and parties were a great success and enjoyed by everyone. We have our final carol service and bLessing of our cribs today.

we would like to say merry Christmas to everyone . Hope you all have a good holiday. From all of us in P1A.🌲❄️🌲❄️🌲❄️🌲

P1a 15/11/19

We had a lovely start to the week with our Remembrance day assembly. We made some poppy crosses for our class wall and we said a poem about a little Poppy.

We are able to say/write words with the b and u sounds and we can talk about a when/who/where in our reading and writing.

We have also started practising for our Nativity and have made a fantastic start by learning some songs.

We can use ten frames to make numbers between 10 and 20, and we have had a lot of fun through play with our 3D shapes.

P1a 1/11/19

Hello everyone. Can it really be November already?  We have been learning g and l this week and lots of us are getting really good at writing our word wall words by ourselves. we have been reading The Gruffallo by Julia Donaldson and we have had great fun acting it out and re-telling the story using finger puppets.

in Numeracy we have moved on to number concepts from 11 to 20. We are practising using ten frames and talking about how we make amounts. We have also started to learn about 3D shape. Ask us to sing our song.

We had some really good pumpkins and witches from our creative work this week. The Halloween disco was also a big hit.

I think everyone really enjoyed the visit from C beebies . ridiculous rhyme show .

P1a Week ending 6/9/2019

Hello everyone . We have had a busy week with lots of new learning taking place. In literacy we have learned the sounds p and n we can sing songs with actions and are getting good at forming our letters.

In numeracy we learned about the numbers 4 and 5 and we can sort and match numbers in order.

Well done to James and Kevin who have been our Starts of the Week. Both boys are able to follow class rules and set a good example of being responsible citizens.

 

learning week 19th August 2019

Hello everyone, a great start for all our new primary ones.

We have had such a busy time and have made lots of new friends already. We are very good at following class rules and understand that we need to keep safe in school.

This week we learned about writing a and s as well as 0 and 1.

We went to the gym with Mrs Boyle and we had outdoor learning fun on the playground equipment on Friday.

 

learning week 29thApril

Where does the time go, its the Month of May already!!!!!

We have been completing our Task Charts this week and children are having fun with literacy. numeracy, physical and creative tasks. every day.  This is encouraging independent learning and creating responsible citizens who have to manage their time carefully. Children also get to choose which tasks they do first and when they will do them.

In numeracy we are trying to develop our mental maths and are working on the Topmarks website which has a daily challenge. This site is free and children can practise at home.

Outdoor learning has been a big hit this week and we have been outside 3 times. Lots of physical activities as well as looking after and developing our environment.

Have a lovely break .

P1A 23/4/19

We have been having a go at writing our own news . We can write more than one sentence and we have started using joining words. We are also working on our talking and listening skills at circle time when we play spin the bottle. In numeracy we are developing our mental maths skills when adding and taking away. This term we are going to be estimating and checking using terms like… How many?  How much ? .How long?…

We have also been working in the field of dreams and have planted some Indian cress. We estimated how long it would take to grow. Our answers ranged from 9 minutes to 9 weeks..Hmmmmmm….