Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 visited Glenburn Library to coincide with World book week. We heard three lovely stories and then we voted on our favourite story. The library ladies also gave us colouring pictures to match the stories we heard! We had a great time!
This week Primary 1 had a special visit from the tooth fairy. She left us lots of activities to complete and then she collected our work and took it to show the other fairies in Fairyland.
We did a lot of money work and we worked hard at learning how to add.
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.”
This week we also learned about the stars and constellations. We now know what stars are made of and some different constellations. Then, we all had the chance to design our own star and Miss Payne let us place this on a bit of paper and this created our very own Primary 1 Constellation which has added to our wall display.
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.
Miss Payne also created a feelings chart for us this week as we did a lot of talking about our feelings and how we show and handle these feelings. This means that each morning when we come into school we can stick our name on the emotion that we are feeling and we can share why we are feeling this if we want.
For our space topic this week we learned all about space travel and how rockets work. We watched a video about this and we also got to watch a real rocket launch! We got the chance to design our own rockets for our wall display so that everyone has a piece of work up on the wall. Then, we wrote 10 things that we would like to take to space, we came up with some great ideas: teddy bear; a friend; a space suit; and a helmet. This is our wall display so far –
Finally, we did some good money work this week. We learned to count 1p coins and add these up. We will continue to work on money next week, introducing the 5p and 10p coins.
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.
We also got to experiment with sound to find out what we could hear. We used words like: loud, quiet, pinging sounds.
We then got to use our eyes to look and see how many of each object we could see on the SmartBoard. This helped us with our counting too!
We also started our Space topic too. We learned about the moon and the sun and what happens with them during the day and at night time. 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.
Finally, this week we learned how to show how we care for our friends. We all wrote a compliment about another in class, these are now up on our wall displayfor us all to see and read.
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.
This year Fairtrade fortnight takes place from 27th February to 12th March. We have already held our coffee morning, many thanks to those of you who managed along.
The children have also decided to fundraise further. Guess the birthday of the Fairtrade Bear and raffle tickets for a Fairtrade chocolate explosion box will be available from Tuesday 21st February. Tickets will be priced at 50p for each and you can purchase as many as you would like. Many thanks for your continued support.