Also this week we read “We’re All Wonders” by R.J. Palacio. We learned about how it is good to be different and why we should always be kind to others. We all drew a self-portrait, like there is in the book, and these are now up on our wall display. Also, we identified one thing each that makes us a “wonder” and these have also been included in our display. “The world is big enough for all kinds of people.”
The class have been working very hard this week in a number of curricular areas. We have started to learn about our capital letters, continued to learn about money and space, and we also continued to be bucket fillers!
This week we all had a chance to practise writing our capital letters on the SmartBoard and thought about where we use capital letters. Some of the ideas we came up with were: Paisley, Scotland, Earth, at the start of a sentence and at our first and last names. We also played matching games that let us match our lower-case letters to the corresponding upper-case letters, which we did well at.
We updated / finished our Bucket Filling wall display. It is now brighter and it has visuals for us to look at and remember how our class should look, sound and feel like. Miss Payne took our photos which will go up on our wall display to fill the gap and we told her what we do to fill buckets so that she can put that up on our display.
This week in Primary One we were looking at the Human Body and we started our new topic about Space.
At the end of last week we took part in some activities about our skeletons and organs and different parts of these. We got to use organ tunics and play SmartBoard games too.
We also got to learn about our senses. We did activities that let us touch lots of different materials and talk about what these felt like. We used words like: soft, fluffy, bumpy, smooth.
Along with this, we began learning about the different planets in our solar system and we did a cut and stick activity to help us remember the order of these planets.
We got a chance to have a go at writing about what we might see if we were to travel to the moon.
We did lots of work this week in Primary One and filled each others buckets a lot!
Hello, I am Miss Payne and I am currently a 3rd year student at University of the West of Scotland. I will be working within the Primary One classroom for 6 weeks (until March 16th). Each week there will be a blog update about what the class have been doing in my lessons and it will showcase some of their work.
This week, we read “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” This book is all about being kind to others and “filling each others buckets.” In class, each child has their own bucket and they have the chance to have these filled with pompoms whenever they show kindness or some of the “bucket filling” qualities we came up with together, shown below:
The class have also come up with ways they would like their classroom to look, sound and feel like:
The class have responded very well to this book and have all been trying to fill up their buckets by being kind to one another. It has encouraged a positive environment within the classroom. Shown below are the children’s own buckets, as you can see they have all been trying really hard to earn their pompoms!
On Thursday (08.02.18) we will be starting a short sequence of lessons on the Human Body, this will be included in the next post.
We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and are looking forward to an amazing year together.
Today all of the children in the school and nursery watched a wonderful eco drama show. All the classes enjoyed joining in with the great singing and managed to earn three eco stars. Well done!