Category Archives: Primary 1

Investigating Materials in Primary 1

Primary 1 worked on their prediction skills today when they investigated materials, in the form of items from around the class.

They chose items for our Floating and Sinking experiment, making a prediction as to whether it would float or sink, then tested their prediction by dunking it into a bucket of water.

We all learned a lot and had a few surprises!!

Next week we plan to investigate which item of our uniform will best transport water across  the playground, using a jumper, trousers and an old shoe!

Mrs Coyle

Awards for St Fergus’ Young Engineers of the Future.

Congratulations to St Fergus’ Primary 6 and 7 pupils who were awarded their grades in the Scottish Engineering  Leaders Awards this morning. Lockdown aside, this was a bumper year for entries with the largest number of pupils entering their designs than ever before.
Their task was to think of a problem that exists and then design a solution.
This year three pupils, Olivia, Hailie and Emma,  stood out with their entries being selected to the final stage and shortlisted for the award, an amazing achievement!
Well done to all!

Big Loose Parts Play

Big Loose Parts Play

We are also looking to collect large loose parts for outdoor play. This kind of play can be used from primary 1 to primary 7. We are hopeful that’s some parents through their line of work may be able to donate these items to our school or may have family members or friends who could do so.

We are looking for
• Tyres
• Bricks
• Pallets
• Plastic crates
• Wooden cable reels
• Larges pieces of fabric and tarpaulin
• Ropes
• Plastic pipes and guttering
• Tree stumps and logs
• Cones
• Buckets
• Wheel barrows
Any donations can be left at the school gate and Scot will bring them into the school grounds.
Thank You
Mrs Gray & Mrs Ellis

Loose Parts Play

Loose Part Play St Fergus’

We are going to be introducing loose parts play into our learning in St Fergus’. Loose parts play has been used for many years with amazing results. It is encouraged throughout the primary curriculum for indoor and outdoor learning opportunities.

It is a chance for children to

  • Play freely with friends
  • Investigate
  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Create
  • Use lots of trial and error to learn for themselves
  • Learn to make their own judgements about adventure play and recognise safe limits.

To do this we need to collect loose parts. The list of possible loose parts is endless but can include:

  • Boxes – various sizes, materials and shapes
  • Feathers
  • Shells
  • Pine Cones
  • Stones and Pebbles
  • Tubes – various sizes, materials and shapes
  • Baskets
  • Funnels
  • Sieves
  • Beads
  • Ribbons
  • Bottle Lids
  • Old Keys
  • Glass Jars
  • Corks
  • Nuts/Bolts/Washers
  • Scarves/Fabrics
  • Hoses/Pipes/Gutters
  • Pegs
  • Buttons
  • Small wheel from old toys
  • Old cars or toys that move
  • Metal baking trays or cup cake tins
  • Wooden and metal utensils
  • Pots/Pans
  • Small gardening tools
  • Watering cans

If you have any of these things at home that you would be willing to donate to the school we would love to have them. Please only donate things that you already have at home and are no longer used.

A box will be left just outside the school gate for items to be left. Scot will bring the box into school for the items to be quarantined and cleaned before use.

Thank You

Mrs Gray & Mrs Ellis

Primary 1- Last Day of School!

Friday 26th of June

Daily Tasks and Activities

Good Morning Primary 1,

You have made it to the last day of the school term!!!!!!!!!!

Literacy

Normally you would have been able to spend time with your new teachers and work together to set initial learning targets for August. As this couldn’t happen I thought we could write Mrs Coyle and Mrs Hunter a short letter. I would like you to tell them something interesting about you, something you learned in Primary 1 and something you would like to practise and learn more about in Primary 2.

 

Dear Mrs Coyle and Mrs Hunter,

 

My name is _________________________________________.

Something interesting about me is ________________________.

In Primary 1, I learned _________________________________.

In Primary 2, I would like to practise_______________________.

From,


 

I like send any of your letters on to Mrs Coyle and Mrs Hunter! J

 

Numeracy

Main Task

I am going to attach an addition and subtraction four in a row game board. This is something that you could play over the holidays if you ever feel bored or want to practise your counting skills. Add or subtract the dice number and put a counter over the answer. Try to get four of your coloured counters in a row. I have also linked a website that lets you roll two digital dice too!

Adding game

 Subtraction game

Dice

https://www.random.org/dice/?num=2

 

Health & Wellbeing

Today we are going to complete our End of Year Workbook. Remember that you do not need a printer as you can create your own workbook by answering the questions on paper. The final page is all about thinking ahead to next year and being in Primary 2! There is even a fun summer themed colouring page  too.

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Here is a recipe to make your very own ice lollies. This might be something that you would like to try during the holidays on a nice hot day.

What I would like to know is this….

 

What is your favourite ice lolly?

My favourite ice lolly is _________________________________.

 

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If you could create your own crazy ice lolly flavour, what would it be?

If I could make a crazy ice lolly flavour, it would be ________________.

 

Lastly, I have included a summer game board that you can play at any time and as many times as you like. I will link an online dice too. Have fun!

Summer Board Game

Dice- Remember to only use one dice.

https://www.random.org/dice/

 

The mindfulness activity for the day is

Monkey Mindfulness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvuaL_2avY

 

Can you believe it is the very last day of Primary 1! I am so sad that I am not able to wave you out of the school door at the end of the day and wish you a happy summer holiday in person. It has been a strange few months and I am so incredibly proud of you all for the resilience and the motivation that you have shown in your learning. I have loved every single picture and video message that you have sent me! I would also like to say a massive thank you to all your parents who have been so supportive throughout the school year, not just during our lockdown and home learning journey.

I hope you have a fun, safe and wonderful summer holiday with your families. Make sure that you all relax, you have all certainly earned it, and just know that I can’t wait to see you back in St Fergus’ in August.

Lots of Love,

Miss Strang

Primary 1 Thursday 25th of June

Thursday 25th of June

Daily Tasks and Activities

Good Morning Primary 1,

Here are the links to our days of the week and months of the year songs if you would like to continue to practise these.

Days of the Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY

Months of the Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw&list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

Days of the Week in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZB5qFN6Z9Y

Months of the Year in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKznbHvPFwc

 

Literacy

Here is a link to a song that is all about rhyming words. See if you can work out the words that rhyme and the words that don’t.

Jack Hartman- Rocco the Rhyming Rhino

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAUdQZ8Xivw

Starter Activity

Can you be like Rocco and find a rhyming word to match the following words on the game board? Roll a dice and say a word that rhymes with the one that you land on.

Main Task

Today we are going to do a fun piece of writing. I want you to imagine that you were playing hide and seek in school. You found a really good spot to hide and stayed really quiet. You waited for ages and ages but no one managed to find you. You come out of your hiding spot and shout, “I’m the winner!!!!!” No one is there! You search everywhere… there isn’t even a teacher….. and Scott has went home too! You realise that you have been locked in the school!!!!!!!

Have a think about the following questions and use these to help you write your story about being locked in the school.

Where did you hide?

How did you feel when you realised you were locked in the school alone?

What did you do in the school all alone? Which rooms did you go to?

How did you get out of the school?

Try and make your story as imaginative and fun as you can. Remember capital letters, full stops, good sounding out, fingerspaces and the word and.

 

Numeracy

The counting song for today is

Jack Hartman- Dancing 2s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMfAtlz-WJE

SEAL Mental Maths Challenge

My challenge today is for you to find as many ways as to can to make the number 22. It could be through addition sums, subtraction sums or any other way. My first suggestion would be

22+0=22

Can you also make any connections to this number? Maybe you know someone who’s birthday is on this date or it is your house number.

 

Main Task

For some revision, I would like you to have a go at the Addition and Subtraction Train Game on the Topmarks website.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Choose the or + sign on the train and then pick which number range you would like to work within. This is where you can choose how much you would like to challenge yourself.

Helicopter Rescue

This game will help you to develop your number recognition. You can choose which numbers you would like to work with. You will hear a number and have to find it on the number square. If you would like to challenge yourself, try the in between number option. This will then give you a question like…. Find the number between 15 and 17.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

Sumdog is also a good website for maths games and your login is in your packs too.

 

Health and Wellbeing

Today we are going to continue with our End of Year Workbook that will let you collect your thoughts and feelings. Remember that you do not need a printer as you can create your own workbook by answering the questions on paper. Today I would like you to focus on the third and fourth work book pages all about your friends and what you like about school.

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Today we are going to talk a little saying our prayers. Have a think about these questions.

Why do I pray?

Where do I pray?

The question I want you to think about today is when can I pray?

Watch this little video

God’s Story- Prayer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrdlXOk_QdQ

Pray Anytime Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keTaaYYtf1Y

Can you now list all the different times you can pray or places you might be?

Here is a little colouring in sheet to show that you can pray anytime and anywhere. You could draw your own examples using the worksheet to help you or, if you can, you could print this out and complete it.

i-can-pray4

https://craftingthewordofgod.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/i-can-pray4.pdf

The mindfulness activity for the day is

Meditation

You can use this as a peaceful, calm down activity or as a bedtime story. Lie down in a comfortable spot and focus on your breathing as you listen…

Billy and Zac the cat go camping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv_jKHhCtqQ

Please contact me for any clarification or if you would like to show me your work. Speak to you tomorrow Primary 1!

Miss Strang

Primary 1 Wednesday 24th of June

Wednesday 24th of June

Daily Tasks and Activities

Good Morning Primary 1,

Here are the links to our days of the week and months of the year songs if you would like to continue to practise these.

Days of the Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY

Months of the Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw&list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

Days of the Week in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZB5qFN6Z9Y

Months of the Year in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKznbHvPFwc

 

Literacy

Here is a link to the Jolly Phonic single sound songs for a little practise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro

Main Task

Today we are going to write a few sentences to help the new Primary 1 class. We are going to share our own experiences and knowledge with them as we reflect on our first year at school.

I would like you to have a look back at the very start of your Seesaw…. All the way to the picture on your first day of school. Think about if you are a little bit different from that picture… have you changed? Look back over examples of your work on Seesaw and all the different activities and learning that we have completed.

Try to answer the following questions. You could try to use and / because to extend your writing.

How did you feel on the first day of school?

On my first day of school I felt_______________________.

 

What did you like most about your classroom?

I liked ________________________________.

 

What did you like most about the playground?

I liked ________________________________.

 

What was the best thing about being in Primary 1?

The best thing about Primary 1 was _____________________.

 

What was the most important thing that you learned in Primary 1?

The most important thing I learned was _______________.

 

What was your favourite activity to do at the teaching table?

My favourite activity was __________________.

 

Numeracy

The counting song for today is

Count by 10s to 120- Jack Hartman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFP6JwOWrlg

SEAL Mental Maths Challenge

My challenge today is for you to add on 10 to each of these numbers…

10       50       30       46       89      24

 

Main Task

Today we will continue to learn about subtraction using numbers up to 20. Use a number line or a hundred square to help you if needed.

   subtraction-to-20

 

Health & Wellbeing

It is really good for us to reflect on how we have grown and developed over our first year at primary school. I have included the link to an End of Year Workbook that will let you collect your thoughts and feelings. If you do not have a printer then don’t worry because you could just use this as a guide and create your own workbook by using some of the questions. Today I would like you to focus on drawing and writing about your school and your teacher this year.

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Art

When we come back to school, things might look and feel a little bit different. One of the things we will have to try very hard to do is to keep 2 meters (6 ft) away from each other. Watch this little video all about 2 meter (6 ft) distancing and why it is important to keep us all safe.

What is Social Distancing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXUT62G-IcU

Greet from 6 Feet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMg6t-z8KEI

Can you create a social distancing poster to remind the new Primary 1 boys and girls to stay 2 meters apart?

 

The mindfulness activity for the day is

Massage

Listen to this lovely relaxing music and perform these different moves on someone in the house.

*The Glasses

*The Butterfly

*The Cat Grip

*Love Hearts

*Ice Cream Scoop

Remember to always ask permission first.

Mindfulness Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HrkXT5Bc9E

Please contact me for any clarification or if you would like to show me your work. Speak to you tomorrow Primary 1!

 

Miss Strang

Primary 1 Wednesday 23rd of June

Tuesday 23rd of June

Daily Tasks and Activities

Good Morning boys and girls,

Here are a few links to the songs that we use every morning in class.

Days of the Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY

Months of the Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw&list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

Days of the Week in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZB5qFN6Z9Y

Months of the Year in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKznbHvPFwc

 

Literacy

Here is the list of our tricky words that we have covered this year up to number 38. See how many of them you can read and how many you were able to remember from yesterday.

https://content-jollyphonicsuk.cpdcollege.com/media/pdf/GrHndbk_Br_trickywords.pdf

Starter Activity

Today I am going to test your alphabetical ordering skills for the last time in Primary 1.

As a support tool, here is the alphabet.

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Order these

sun, pool, ball ________________________

ice-lolly, grass, bee ________________________

friends, water, game ________________________

walk, football, bike _______________________

 

Main Task

As it is nearly the holidays, I am challenging you to write a summer story.

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/435090013991207784/

Roll a dice three times to find out your character, setting and the story problem. The sillier the better, have fun with this piece of writing. If you don’t have a dice you can use this online one instead.

https://rolladie.net/

Just make sure to include a

Capital letter

Full stop

Fingerspaces

Sounding out

Noticing words

** the word and

Numeracy

The counting song for today is

Count backwards from 100 by 1s- Jack Hartman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jMmZaFvRpE

SEAL Mental Maths Challenge

My challenge today is for you to try and answer these addition sums in your head as best as you can. Use a number line to check your answer afterwards.

15+2=        13+3=          11+4=          28+1=               10+20=

Can you put the answers in order from the smallest to the biggest?

 

Main Task

Today we will continue to learn about addition to the total of 20 or 30, you choose. Use a number line or a hundred square to help you if needed.

Reds-

 

 

Worksheetaddition-to-30

Social Studies

Today we are going to learn about the trapeze acts at the circus. Here are a few videos which will show you a performance and then a trapeze skills school which people can attend.

Trapeze Circus Act https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFRQq1NQYGw (Starts at around 1:00)

Trapeze Skill School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGBd4Ov1f5I

Imagine you were flying through the air. Write a sentence using an emotion word to describe your feelings and also think about how your body would feel. Would the lights make you feel hot and sweaty? Would your nerves make your hands clammy or would you feel the air rushing by you?

You might even want to recreate this trapeze artist craft. You will need paper, a straw and some string.

PE

Here is a gymnastics warm up by a little girl who has been going to gymnastic classes for a very long time. Some of these moves would be used by trapeze artists getting ready to practise. She is very skilled and although there are some very difficult moves in here, why not have a go at some of the parts that you feel comfortable with. If you can’t do the splits then you can just stretch your legs in a wide v shape. Make sure you are in a safe and soft space for trying some of these moves out and make sure an adult is with you. Remember, only try what you can and you want to attempt. Be safe!

Gymnastics warm up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnV2jx0XfNU

The mindfulness activity for the day is

Peace Out- Wiggleflop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPZmD3x4_Nc&list=PL8snGkhBF7njO0QvtE97AJFL3xZYQSGh5&index=5&t=0s

Please contact me for any clarification or if you would like to show me your work. Speak to you tomorrow Primary 1!

 

Miss Strang

Primary 1 Monday 22nd of June

Monday 22nd of June

Daily Tasks and Activities

Good Morning boys and girls,

Can you believe that this is your final week of Primary 1!? You have been a fantastic class and have worked incredibly hard, both in class and at home, under very strange circumstances. This week’s activities will focus mainly on revision, rounding up the school year, being creative and thinking of our favourite memories.

Days of the Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY

Months of the Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw&list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

Days of the Week in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZB5qFN6Z9Y

Months of the Year in Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKznbHvPFwc

 

Literacy

Starter Activity

You have learned so many tricky words this year. You have covered the blue, yellow and red tricky words and have started learning green words. My challenge for you is to write down as many tricky words as you can remember. I can tell you that we learned 38 tricky words this year. Tomorrow I will send you the tricky word list so that you can check your answers.

Main Task

Today we are going to start preparing for Primary 2. Your new teacher is so keen to get to know you even more. Can you complete the questions in this worksheet for her?

file:///C:/Users/pfestrangk1/Desktop/Home%20Learning%20Tasks/Week%2013/t-t-5513-all-about-me-poster-foundation-stage-_ver_2.pdf

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Numeracy

The Big Number Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

SEAL Mental Maths Challenge

Can you share out these numbers equally between 2 people? How many would they have each? (You might wish to use real objects to help you.)

Eg. Share out 2 equally between 2 people.     They would have 1 each.

Share out 6

Share out 10

Share out 18

Share out 14

Main Task

Have a go at this worksheet which is focused on helping us to develop our sharing skills and our understanding of how to do this equally.

file:///C:/Users/pfestrangk1/Desktop/Home%20Learning%20Tasks/Week%2013/au-n-294-i-can-divide-objects-into-equal-groups-activity-sheet_ver_1.pdf

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If you would like some extra sharing practise, have a go at these online games.

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/doggyDivision/index.html

 

Science/Art

Have a look at this zoomed in picture on Explorify. Discuss it with someone in your house. What do you think it could be? Does your ideas change as you zoom further out?

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities/zoom-in-zoom-out/red-and-bumpy

Today I am challenging you to make some leaf art. You might find some leaves in your garden or if you are out on a walk. Gather some up and, when you get home, see if you can arrange them into some sort of picture. You might want to stick them down or leave them so that you can change your picture easily. You could even draw some details on to the leaves if you wish. Here are some ideas.

PE

It would be amazing if you could participate in the Active Schools initiative Renfrewshire Primary Schools Online Competition. Remember to keep a look out on https://twitter.com/RLSportServices to see the example video. You can practice the set task as many times as you want during that week but a video of your best attempt score must be uploaded by 11.59pm on the Sunday of that week via the online link and you can hashtag your video. #RLOnlineOlympics   I’m not sure but this might be the final week!

 

The mindfulness activity for the day is

Cosmic Yoga- Popcorn the Dolphin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR1OxBk8BF4

Please contact me for any clarification or if you would like to show me your work. Speak to you tomorrow Primary 1!

 

Miss Strang