This afternoon we started reading in our  groups. It was very exciting. We sat around the table with Mrs Collins and looked at the cover of the book , thinking about what  the story could be about, then as we looked through the book together we  talked  about the pictures and the story. We  took turns to read the pages, pointing at each word  with our finger and using our sounds to help us read the words. We then finished by reading the book altogether. Our reading days with Mrs Collins will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

# A Busy Monday in Primary 1!

We had a very busy day in primary 1. We began by shaing our news with each other and then we were practising using our tweezers to lift buttons, it was quite tricky as some of the buttons were very small!

We were practising our sounds and using our sounds to write words. Our new sound today was “j”, Michael told us a story about a very wobbly jelly and we started to make a jellyfish to take home.

In our number work we have started to think about adding numbers.  We laid out cubes in two sets and then added them together, recording our answers underneath.

During our activity time we worked together to do different jigsaws, we used plasticine, leaves and little sticks to make hedgehogs and practised our drawing and cutting skills to make different pictures.

Being creative!

Puzzle Fun!

Can you find the hedgehogs?

# P5 Boomerang of Kindness

Click on the link below to watch our wonderful video based on kindness. We all worked together to create this and Mrs Smith was incredibly proud of our work.

https://youtu.be/qtpgxxEMM0s

On Friday we were building words together that have the ” b” sound in them. We started by saying the words, then we sounded out the words on our fingers and  wrote the words on our boards. We  read back the words to Mrs Collins. To finish the lesson we made pictures of Mr Bump with his bandages on!

# Mrs T Ward The Illustrator

As well as helping  us with our learning Mrs  Ward has another job, she is a graphic illustrator. On Friday she shared a book with Primary 1 that she has just finished the illustrations for. It was a book all about different letter sounds. We loved looking at the pictures, Mrs Ward had linked all the pictures with her use of different patterns. Our favourite pictures were the koala and the yak!

# Filling our buckets in P2/1

We’ve had a lovely week back after the October holidays.

We all got new reading books and have been reading to Mrs McGilp and our reading partners. In phonics we learned the f  sound and made foxes and fish and searched our books for f words.  On Thursday we had lots of fun learning b and looking for b sounds – we had Brooke holding a book, a banana, some biscuits and a bag among many other things! Today we had a play outside with a bat and ball.

In numeracy we’ve been finishing our work on patterns – making patterns with cubes, numicon and Cuisenaire rods and also in our drawings. We’re continually working on number formation and the language of more and less.

On Tuesday we had a virtual Skipper assembly. Mrs Wilson spoke about the importance of being kind and Mrs Ward read us a story about ‘filling our buckets’. When we are kind to someone, or someone is kind to us, it fills our bucket. When we are sad or mean, or someone is unkind to us, this lessens our bucket. For the rest of the week we’ve looked for lots of opportunities to fill our own and others’ buckets.

This included voting for our favourite picturebook for the UKLA awards. We re-read the remaining books and did various activities. We read The Visitor about a lonely lady who lives on her own, who is cheered up when a little boy accidentally threw a paper aeroplane into her house. Like the lady whose bucket was filled, we filled our own buckets by making paper aeroplanes and flying them around the playground. We read If all the World Were about a little girls whose grandfather makes her a notebook. We then made our own notebooks and started drawing pictures of our own families. This morning we looked at Julian is a Mermaid and in circle time talked about how we are all unique. We then voted (in secret) and the winner was Aree Chung’s Mixed!

To finish our week our very own Mrs Ward shared her illustrations in an alpabet book that is being published.  We asked some interesting questions about how Mrs Ward drew the pictures and how the book was made before giving Mrs Ward a big clap!

# Review of the Week 23.10.20

We have used the Book Creator App on our iPads and created a story related to our novel  Holes about Stanley Yellnates and the sneakers!  We have enjoyed using all the tools;  background, comic text, video, sound, etc along with the pictures we drew.  Niamh has particularly enjoyed doing this.

As we have studied the Sense of Touch this week, Olly and Annabelle enjoyed going on a playground Scavenger Hunt looking for different textures.  We then choose to show our findings either in Book Creator or iMovie.

Megan’s Texture Book

Flo and Mea liked the section we read on our novel Holes in relation to the character Kate Barlow and we have had some interesting discussion around this part of the book.

We have continued to work on mental subtraction strategies and inferential questions throughout the week.

# P7A Review of the week 23.10.20

This week we have been learning about:

• Decimals – multiplying by 10, 100, 1000 and multiples of these
• Scale Drawing
• Spelling using other patterns to spell the long /i/ sound
• The different features of an Information Report
• Effective Note taking
• Building Resilience – Be kind to others (Skipper)

We also had Music with Mrs Inglis for the first time this session.  We got to use the Garage Band app on our iPads.

# Weekly Review – 23/10/20

This week was the first week back. We had changes of timetable to get used to and we are now all very tired.

This week we enjoyed:

-exploring the apps on our I-pads.

-learning about angles and finding them in our environment using our cameras.

-P.E. We played netball.

-our first 2 SRA reading sessions

-making a 3D cube to display our holiday writing on

-learning about written strategies for subtraction

Today we say goodbye to Charlie. We will miss him and wish him luck in his new school!

# Weekly Review – 23/10/20

This week was the first week back. We had changes of timetable to get used to and we are now all very tired.

This week we enjoyed:

-exploring the apps on our new I-pads.

-learning about angles and finding them in our environment using our cameras.

-P.E. We played netball.

-our first 2 SRA reading sessions

-making a 3D cube to display our holiday writing on

-learning about written strategies for subtraction