A busy few weeks in Primary One

We’ve had a busy start to the term in Primary One. The children have all been very welcoming and helpful to the new teachers.

In phonics we’ve started our double sounds and have learned ai, oa and ie. The children have enjoyed making trains and boats and last week were very creative designing ties and coming up with ideas for some interesting (if not entirely appetising) pies.

In writing there have been lots of impressive black pen pictures and retelling of stories such as The Tobermory Cat, The Teeger that cam for his tea (Scots) and Nessie.

In numeracy we’re continuing with addition and the children have enjoyed using numicon and getting to grips with the Cuisenaire rods to show the different ways to make numbers to 10.  We’ve also started looking at money and are setting up a mini fruit and veg shop in the class.

We have all enjoyed the Scots topic, particularly the songs and poems and all the new words we’ve been learning.  We have also been learning about bagpipes, and created and labelled our own bagpipes. We were also lucky to have Mr Johnson come in to play for the two classes – although we were all surprised at how loud it was!

We’ve got an exciting few weeks ahead, we’ll be finishing our Scots topic this coming week and then moving on to ‘Super Science’.  We’ll keep the blog updated so please visit again soon.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!

ELC had a fantastic time today on our first Muddy Monday of the year! We explored the park and school grounds and found lots of places that reminded us of the story, including some long grass and lots of oozy mud! We even spotted a bear or two- luckily they were friendly! Thanks to the grown up helpers who came along to help today, we hope you had fun! Click on the pictures below to view our photo gallery.