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P1P and P1S STEM DAY 2020

We had a fantastic day on Friday,  taking part in STEM day, organised by Bishopton Primary’s wonderful STEM ambassadors and their supporting teachers.

The STEM ambassador’s designed this day around the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger – one of many goals that all United Nations Member States seek to achieve by 2030.

We began our day by meeting our STEM ambassador representatives for the day, and the girls did a fantastic job delivering their presentation. With knowledge of our morning task to design a biodegradable plant pot, we set off on a nature hunt outside to see what we could find to use on our pots. LOTS of fun was had doing this despite the weather!

When we returned to the classroom, the children worked together to design their biodegradable plant pots before planting some herbs in them. We are very excited to watch them grow in class!

After lunch we read a book called ‘The World Came To My Place Today’ about a boy called George who was fascinated to learn that everything he eats or touches comes from different places around the world. We were amazed by this as well – it certainly prompted a lot of questions! After discussing the story, P1 worked in small groups to recreate their favourite part of the book. Considering this was only the second time that we had formally asked the children to do this, Mrs O’Neill and I were impressed with their effort!

We learned about the different parts of a plant and what they need to grow and stay healthy. Following this, we planted some strawberry seeds to see if they will grow in our classroom enviroment. We hope so!

Finally, P1 were challenged to use their creative problem solving skills to create something that they use in their house using a variety of resources including Big Blocks, Lego and Kid K’Nex. We had lots of fantastic ideas and models including stairs, chairs, tables and even a bed!

Thanks again to our two lovely STEM ambassadors for all of their help throughout the day.

Here are some photos of our biodegradable plant pots.

 

 

P1P/P1S – Homework w/b 17.2.2020

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Good afternoon! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend despite the awful weather. Homework and reminders for the coming week can be found below.

Sounds: Sound cards for “th” have been added to the book bags. Please continue to practice all of the sounds learned to date. These should be looked over as often as possible at home. To challenge your child, please ask them to think of/find something that begins with or contains that specific sound.

“th” sound 1

“th” sound 2

Word Walls: Please continue to check over these with your child as often as possible as this will build their confidence in reading the words independently. Only the words highlighted in yellow should be practiced. Your child should also be able to use these words correctly in a sentence. Once we are seeing your child do so, with confidence, we will highlight the box green.

Reading: New reading books will be sent home by Tuesday. Please read them with your child, discussing the story/words. The children should sound out the words and, where necessary, use the picture cues to help them “read” the words.

Maths:  A new maths sheet has been added to the book bags. Please choose one of the dotted activities to complete this week. Once completed, please sign and date the sheet beside the chosen task.

H&WB: New targets for February will be added to your child’s target sheet this week. If you feel your child has achieved their January home target, please complete the relevant comment box. A new home target for February should also be set.  Please click here for further details.

  1. P.E. will be on Monday and Friday. Please remember long hair should be tied back and earrings removed or covered
  2. Book bags should be checked each evening for homework and any letters which may have been issued. These letters should be removed from the book bag.
  3. As a school we are aiming to increase our outdoor learning experiences for the children. With this in mind, we will be heading outside on Wednesday. Some of the children already have wellies in class, however if your child does not, please ensure they have a pair with them on this day. Also, a suitable waterproof jacket will probably be needed.
  4. Read and Munch will be on Friday this week.
  5. Details of our Open Afternoon can be found here.

As always, if you have any questions regarding homework, please do not hesitate to contact us. This can be done via the blog or your child’s book bag.

Mrs O’Neill and Mrs McAvoy

Open Afternoon

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On Friday 28th February we will be having our Open Afternoon. This will be taking place between 2.00pm-3.00pm.  We would like to invite one guest per child to join us. During this time you will have the opportunity to play some of the activities the children enjoy using in our Free Flow sessions.

Our afternoon will begin in the gym hall where the children will perform a few songs, therefore you should enter the school via the school office. After this we will return to the classrooms and open area to participate in a few of the children’s chosen activities.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Primary 1 Teachers

P1P/P1S – w/b 13.2.2020

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Good evening! I hope you all had a wonderful mid-term. We are looking forward to hearing what the children have been doing during their time off. As it is a short week there will be no homework issued. Book bags will remain in school until Monday. Reminders can be found below.

  1. There will be no Read and Munch this week due to our STEM day on Friday.
  2. Friday will be a non-uniform day for the Falcons as they gained the most house points throughout the school over the last 4 weeks. Well done Falcons!

As always, if you have any questions, please ask.

Mrs O’Neill and Mrs McAvoy

P1P/P1S – Homework w/b 03.02.2020

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Good morning! I hope you are all having a great weekend. We have a short week ahead of us as Friday is an In-service day. Homework for this week can be found below.

Sounds: Sound cards for “ch” and “sh” will be added to the book bags. Please continue to practice all of the sounds learned to date. These should be looked over as often as possible at home. To challenge your child, please ask them to think of/find something that begins with or contains that specific sound.

“ch” sound

“sh” sound

Word Walls: Please continue to check over these with your child as often as possible as this will build their confidence in reading the words independently. Only the words highlighted in yellow should be practiced. Your child should also be able to use these words correctly in a sentence. Once we are seeing your child do so, with confidence, we will highlight the box green.

Reading: New reading books will be sent home by Tuesday. Please read them with your child, discussing the story/words. The children should sound out the words and, where necessary, use the picture cues to help them “read” the words.

Scottish Poems: The children have now recited their poems in class and I have to say, both Mrs McAvoy and I were very impressed.  Some of the children even chose to venture out and perform in front of other classes within the school.

A finalist from each class has been chosen by Senior Management and they will be performing at our Scottish Assembly on Thursday.

Maths: Please complete the final activity on the Bingo sheet. Once completed, please sign and date the sheet beside the chosen task.

H&WB: Please continue to practice your chosen home target. If you have not yet completed the target sheet, please do so this week so we are aware of your child’s chosen target. Please click here for further details.

January targets will be checked this week and reset for February if required. If your child has achieved their January home target, please leave a comment on the target sheet.

 

  1. P.E. will be on Monday. Please remember long hair should be tied back and earrings removed or covered
  2. Book bags should be checked each evening for homework and any letters which may have been issued. These letters should be removed from the book bag.
  3. There will be no Read and Munch this week.
  4. Our Scottish Assembly is on Thursday. To celebrate this, the children may wear something tartan, or checked, to school, otherwise school uniform should be worn as normal.
  5. Friday and Wednesday (12th) are In-service days. School re-opens on Thursday 13th.

As always, if you have any questions regarding homework, please do not hesitate to contact us. This can be done via the blog or your child’s book bag.

Mrs O’Neill and Mrs McAvoy

P1P/P1S – Homework w/b 27.01.2020

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Good morning! What a busy week that was! I hope all of the children are having a well deserved rest. Please keep reading for a note of  our homework and reminders for the coming week.

Sounds: Sound cards for “y” and “x” will be added to the book bags. Please continue to practice all of the sounds learned to date. These should be looked over as often as possible at home. To challenge your child, please ask them to think of/find something that begins with or contains that specific sound.

Letter “y”

Letter “x”

Word Walls: Please continue to check over these with your child as often as possible as this will build their confidence in reading the words independently. Only the words highlighted in yellow should be practiced. Your child should also be able to use these words correctly in a sentence. Once we are seeing your child do so, with confidence, we will highlight the box green.

Reading: New reading books will be sent home by Tuesday. Please read them with your child, discussing the story/words. The children should sound out the words and, where necessary, use the picture cues to help them “read” the words.

All library books should now have been returned to school. If you still have a library book at home, please send this back to school this week.

New personal home readers will be issued on Friday.

Listening & Talking: We will be performing our Scottish poems to the class this week. We are looking forward to hearing the children.

Maths: Please complete another activity on the Bingo sheet. Once completed, please sign and date the sheet beside the chosen task.

H&WB: Please continue to practice your chosen home target. If you have not yet completed the target sheet, please do so this week so we are aware of your child’s chosen target. Please click here for further details.

 

  1. Active Schools clubs start up again this week. Please remember that your child may still have a school dinner on club days if they wish. They will just eat once the club has finished.
  2. P.E. will be on Monday and Friday. Please remember long hair should be tied back and earrings removed or covered
  3. Book bags should be checked each evening for homework and any letters which may have been issued. These letters should be removed from the book bag.
  4. Read and Munch will be on Friday.

As always, if you have any questions regarding homework, please do not hesitate to contact us. This can be done via the blog or your child’s book bag.

Mrs O’Neill and Mrs McAvoy

Food Tasting Session

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As part of our “All About Scotland” mini topic, we will be having a food tasting session on Friday. The food samples will consist of haggis, neeps, tatties and shortbread. There will be a vegetarian option available. If your child has any allergies that may prevent them from participating in this activity, please let us know as soon as possible. You may catch us at the end of the day today or leave a message on this post.

Thanking you

Primary 1 Teachers

Scottish/Burns Themed Lunch: Friday

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Please find below a note of the options for our Scottish/Burns themed lunch on Friday. If your child is having a school lunch, please discuss the options with them so they know what to choose on the day.

Option 1:  Haggis, turnip and mashed potatoes  / Veggie haggis,                                    turnip and mashed potatoes

 

Option 2:  Stewed lorne sausage, turnip and mashed potatoes  /                                    Veggie sausage, turnip and mashed potatoes

Thanking you.

Primary 1 Teachers