Teacher : Mrs Hunter
Thursday 14th May 2020
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I had lovely chats yesterday with some of you and I enjoyed hearing about what you’ve all been doing.
Bella was talking about her rabbit Oreo and I said I would put a picture of my rabbits Lottie and Winston on for you all to see. Lottie is a bit camera shy!
I thought I would post a lovely outdoor art activity for you to try today. Can you make a colour wheel with lots of different flowers and leaves? Examples posted below. Please send me a photo if you try it out.
Here is today’s Quiz Night challenge:
Bella has been involved in lots of fun activities which will help her gain some Rainbow badges.
Primary 1 we were in 3rd place yesterday in the Sumdog maths competition. Keep it up!
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all well.
Today’s Quiz Night challenge is to make a poster to advertise your quiz. Remember to include all the important details and make it bright and colourful. Have fun!
Look what I discovered in my pond! Can you see all the tadpoles? Do you know what they will become? I’ll keep you updated on their progress.
What have you noticed around you when you’ve been outside?
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Good Morning Primary 1. It is another beautiful day so try to get outside and enjoy the lovely weather.
Here is today’s Quiz Night challenge. Create a set of rules and a score sheet for everyone who is taking part!
James has certainly been keeping busy and here are some of the things he’s been up to.
Sofia enjoyed celebrating VE Day. She made a beautiful poppy and had a tea party in the garden.
Don’t forget to keep me updated on what you’re all getting up to. It makes me very happy when I see you all. x
Monday 11th May
Hello Primary 1. I hope you had a lovely long weekend. You could write some news about what you did and send it to me. Did anyone do anything special to celebrate VE Day?
This weeks challenge is to create a Quiz Night! I will post a new task each day and by Friday you will be able to enjoy your Quiz Night.
Here is today’s starter challenge:
The Maths and Spelling Sumdog competitions are back this week. Good luck! I will be logging on to see how you are getting on throughout the week.
Here is a Scavenger Hunt to try. Talk about your favourite book and what you like or dislike about some books that you find.
Here is a link to a May Wellness Calendar, it gives you some lovely active ideas to complete at home over the month when you have some free time, enjoy! May-Calendar
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Good Morning. The teachers are busy over the next couple of days with meetings and planning so I hope you have fun whatever you choose to do. Enjoy the sunshine and VE Day on Friday.
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Another beautiful sunny day! Don’t forget you can use the link below to join the lesson with Paddington Bear at 11am.
I have some lovely photos to share with you.
Aila was recording her results during her science experiment. She was investigating floating and sinking with her little brother looking on!
Jacob has been busy inside and outside. He is also doing some science experiments which look very exciting. He cycled over the Erskine Bridge with his sister Scarlett and spent a night in a tent with his dad and his little brother.
Francesca has been making the most of the good weather by exploring and investigating outside. She is using tally marks to keep the score during her game and she collected flowers and has frozen them. She is also revising her number bonds.
It is lovely to see what you are all doing so keep the photos coming.
Monday 4th May 2020
Good morning Primary 1! Hope you are all well and have been enjoying the sunshine. This week is a short week as we are only at school on Monday and Tuesday. I am posting some activities you might want to do throughout the week. Just a reminder of our community art challenge.
Here is a link to a May Wellness Calendar, it gives you some lovely active ideas to complete at home over the month when you have some free time, enjoy! May-Calendar
On Friday this week it is the 75th anniversary of VE day. This marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) Victory in Europe Day. Tomorrow there is a lovely 10 minute live lesson with Paddington Bear telling us all about child evacuees from the Second World War and discovering what he would have had inside his suitcase. All you need is some paper and a pen/pencil. The lesson starts at 11am.
Link to live lesson tomorrow –https://bit.ly/3bXxqcg
Some other VE Day activities for you to try this week…
You could maybe call, FaceTime or write to your Grandparents, Great- Grandparents or elderly neighbours and ask them what it was like to be young during the 1940s. Think of questions you would like to ask them.
Create a poppy
A poppy is something we wear to remember the people whose lives are affected by wars.
Can you try to make your own poppy? You can be as creative as you want. This could be by drawing around your hands or even using paint.
Games from the 1940s
Maybe you could try playing some of the games that were popular during the 1940’s.
Jacks, hopscotch, marbles, skipping
Two balls on the wall – Start slowly, hold two balls and throw them up against the wall one by one and catch them. When confident add more balls or allow a bounce before catching.
Foursquare or Boxball – The only things you need to get started in a game of Four Squares are some chalk, a patch of concrete somewhere, a bouncy ball like a football and four people. Draw a large square and divide this big square into four equally sized small squares, numbered 1-4. Each player stands in one of the four squares. To start the game, the player in square four serves the ball by bouncing it in their square once and then hitting it towards one of the other squares. The receiving player then hits the ball to any other player in one of the other squares. The ball must bounce in another player’s square, and they must hit it to another player before it bounces a second time. A player may hit the ball before it bounces, if they choose to do so. If a player hits the ball so that it misses another player’s square, or fails to hit the ball before the second bounce after it has landed in their square, they are “out”. When a player is out, the other players move up to take their place, and that player moves to the last square, or to the end of the line, if there are more than four players. The object of the game is to move up to and hold the server’s position.
Cats cradle—In cat’s cradle, two people make shapes with string and pass them back and forth. To play cat’s cradle, you need: two people and a piece of string tied at the ends to make a circle—
How to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpHTPnrYLzQ
75 seconds— How many can you do? star jumps? Claps? Hula hoops? catch a ball? Create your own?
Singing and dancing to some 1940s songs
The Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm1wuKvrxAw
Run, Rabbit, Run sung by Flanagan and Allen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoLchtG8vTk
Here are some great pictures of Sofia as a pirate!
Friday 1st May
Hi everyone! Friday again. I hope you have enjoyed some of the pirate activities this week. Here is one more science experiment for you to try. You don’t need all the resources , just use what you can find in the house or garden.
Mr Martindale has recorded a story for you all with a little help from his daughter Amelie. We hope you like it!
There’s a Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins. Kind permission from author and Nosy Crow publications.
This is Amelie’s favourite book, what is your favourite book and why?
How did you get on with recapping your 12 months of the year yesterday? Do you know how many days are in each month? This is a great rhyme to learn to help you remember!
You might want to start this challenge.
Have a lovely weekend!
Thursday 30th April
Good Morning! Can you believe it is the last day of April? A new month tomorrow is a good way to talk about the months of the year. Can you say them in order? Can you name the month in which you celebrate: your birthday, Christmas, Hallowe’en, Valentine’s Day etc. There are lots of songs online to help you remember them. You could try this cut and stick activity too. Just click below.
I wonder what happened to those coins you put in the fridge yesterday?
Today you can try this experiment. It is asking you to think about and experiment with materials to find out if they are waterproof or not? You can then experiment with other materials inside and outside. With help you could design a way to record your results. I’d love to see them.
Whatever you get up to today I hope you have fun!
Wednesday 29th April
Good Morning Primary 1. I hope you and your families are all well. Bella has been trying out the pirate science experiments this week. Here she is discovering all about density.
Don’t worry if you haven’t had a chance to experiment yet, they will all stay on here for you to try at a later date. Or when you’ve managed to get to the supermarket!
You will have to be patient with our experiment today. You will have to put it in the fridge overnight and test it tomorrow!
I found this lovely story which might help some of the children make more sense of our current situation.
Tuesday 28th April
Ahoy, Me Hearties! Did you find time to try the pirate density experiment? If you have a magnet at home you can try this one. Can you sail your pirate ship to the treasure? Or you could have a treasure hunt in the house or garden. Make a map and follow the clues. Good luck!
Extra Reading Materials
Oxford Owl have lots of free ebooks you can read online including some Biff, Chip and Kipper stories. There are also reading activities you can download as well. You can register for free here:
Monday 27th April 2020
Good morning everyone and I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.
This week I thought we could be pirates!! I wonder if you can find materials around the house and use them to make a pirate hat, an eyepatch or even a hook!
There are lots of pirate stories online or you could try to write your own. Here is your first pirate science experiment of the week. Try to predict what you think will happen. Have fun!
Another Sumdog Challenge has started this week. Not only maths but also spelling! It’s a great way to practise your phonics and reading. Give it a go!
Sofia used the natural materials she found for Earth Day to make a beautiful collage.
Bella also got involved in Earth Day activities.
Have a great day everyone and don’t forget to email me if you have any questions or just to let me know what you’ve been doing and how you’re getting on.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Enjoy the sunshine!
When we are at school we have “Fruity Friday”. I wonder if you could eat some fruit today and maybe even try one you’ve not eaten before?
Remember to send me pictures of your favourite home activities so far.
I know that some of you really enjoy the Scavenger Hunts so here is another one for you to try.
Next week we will have some new Sumdog challenges and fun Science experiments to try.
Aila has been busy making her own Cooking Book. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes Aila!
Have a think about what has been your favourite activity so far. It might be painting, playing outside, gardening, building a model or something else. Try to get a photo of yourself or draw a picture of yourself doing your favourite thing and I will post them here. I’ll put a photo on too!
I can’t wait to see you all.
Francesca has been busy with lots of her favourite activities.
Well done to everyone who has been spending some time on Sumdog this week. I wonder if we could win the competition!!
Hi everyone. I hope you are all happy and well. Today is Earth Day.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a celebration of the planet we live on as well as an opportunity to talk about climate change action.
All around the world people take part in events to promote climate action and encourage others to protect the planet.
Here are some websites which you might want to look at:
Maybe you could design a poster about our Earth and how we can protect it. Go outside and make something using the natural resources you find. Think about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and use some junk to make a model.
I’d love to see or hear about what you get up to. Have a great day!
It’s another lovely sunny day so try to get outside if you can. It is Earth Day tomorrow so collect some leaves, stones,twigs and petals and use them to make a collage picture.
Here are pictures showing some of the activities Sofia, Bella, Sandy and Elliot have been involved in recently.
Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely holiday and managed to enjoy the good weather. I would love to hear what you got up to. Please, if you can, send me an email to let me know how you are getting on.
Here is another Scavenger Hunt for you to try.
BBC Bitesize Daily launches Monday, April 20 across BBC iPlayer, Red Button and online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/Bitesize
A new Sumdog competition has started today and will last all week. It would be great if everyone could take part at some point during the week.
It’s Thursday and our last day before the Easter break. Here is a photograph challenge you can try during the holiday.
The Renfrewshire Numeracy Team will be releasing daily videos with maths problems for all ages. These can be accessed here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/re/resourcestosupportlearning/team-ren-maths/
Happy Tuesday everyone. Take a look at the school app for a picture of Barney Bear that you can colour.
Bella has been busy inside and outside. She even spent a night in her tent! Here are some pictures of what she’s been up to. Great work Bella!
Good Morning everyone! We’ve made it to Week 2!
Quick reminder that a new Sumdog challenge starts today. How many questions can you answer?
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy the good weather. Since the weather is nicer why not try this Scavenger Hunt in your garden or if you are out for a walk. Let me know how you get on.
Sofia has had a busy first week making models, playing in the garden and doing school work. She tells me that lots of you are drawing and painting pictures for residents at the care home. Well done Sofia!
Here is a reminder of my email address firstname.lastname@example.org Please use it to contact me or send me photos and updates.
Great picture of Bella with her amazing movie set. Well done Bella!
Happy Thursday everyone! Here is an activity which is linked to our PATHS lessons. Have a go and I look forward to seeing some of you!!
Friday 27th March is the first International SEL day! As a PATHS® school we would love to take part! To celebrate the lovely people at PATHS® are asking us to take a SELfie! This a picture of what PATHS® what means to you – it could be a selfie of you showing a feeling face, practising turtle or 3 steps for calming down. You can share them with your school or post it to twitter tagging @PATHSEduk. Have fun!
Hope you’ve all had a happy Wednesday. Don’t forget to email me some pictures of what you’ve been up to. Here are Sandy, Elliot and Oscar involved in a great activity.
www.ichild.co.uk has loads of resources and activity ideas. Lots of them Easter themed.
Good morning Primary 1. I hope you are all well and that your first day of learning went well.
Here are Sandy and Elliot (and Oscar) keeping busy. Please share what you’ve been up to.
Remember that we are learning as we play and take part in activities too.
Here is a link to some assembly songs https://www.fischytunes.com/
You might also be interested in some of these Science lessons direct from Glasgow Science Centre . 10am each morning.
How Can You Help Your Child at Home?
A variety of learning ideas and activities can be found in your child’s red folder 🙂
Read with your child each day using their reading strategies bookmark, knowledge of phonics and tricky words to support.
Continue to reinforce correct letter and number formation.
Continue to count daily up to 100 and down again.
Some useful educational websites / apps to use at home:
https://www.sumdog.com/ (Username and password is in your child’s homework diary)
www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk (Free access right now. Username: march20 Password: home)
Online stories to watch then discuss:
Stories to listen to on the radio:
Educational programmes to watch:
Numberjacks – episodes on YouTube
Jack Hartman videos – can be found on YouTube and are a wonderful way for children to learn whilst doing some exercise!
Sticky Kids songs
The Big Numbers Song – YouTube
Here are some lovely visual ideas for things to keep kids busy if you are in the house:
PE days :
Monday and Tuesday. Please can you ensure that your child has shorts on these days. Thanks.
Important Dates :
Please check your child’s red folder every day for homework activities and letters. School information will be available via the school App unless you have opted for paper copies. Class information will be sent in diaries or red folders.
The children continue to reinforce initial sounds and are being introduced to 2 letter sounds eg: ie, oa. Please continue to use your phonics pack at home to encourage your child to make and read words. The children are being encouraged to use their knowledge of phonics to write words, sentences and stories. Remember these will often be written the way they sound!!
The children are developing skills during play. These include problem solving, resilience, teamwork, sharing, planning, motor control and many more.
Numeracy and Mathematics :
Children are enjoying learning about numeracy through active play.
We have all been learning how to add, while developing an understanding of patterns and relationships within numbers. We have been working hard at school and home to remember our number stories to 10.
There have been lots of opportunities to explore measuring length, weight and capacity.
Health and Wellbeing :
We are continuing our health and wellbeing lessons using the PATHS programme. The children are very good at talking about their feelings and understanding that all feelings are ok.
New Dojo points have been added for ‘Work it Out’ and ‘Resilience’ and will be awarded when observed.
During PE lessons with Mr Martindale we will be concentrating on gymnastic skills and the children will have lots of opportunities to use the apparatus equipment.
Broad General Education :
The children performed their Scots verse brilliantly at our annual Scots assembly. Thank you for helping with this at home.
We plan topics responding to the interests of the children. Recently we have been exploring and investigating; Wild Animals, Maps, Katie Morag and Islands.
How Can You Help at Home? :
Please make sure you name all your child’s belongings and check their red folder daily for homework or letters. Read with / to your child each day, whether its a school reading book, a library book, a bedtime story or simply let your child use their imagination and retell the story from a picture book. Continue to reinforce correct letter and number formation.