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Learning our sounds

Primary 1 have been working hard to learn the “j” and the “w” sounds. We finished making our jellyfish and wrote “j” words together, thinking carefully about the sounds we could hear in the middle and at the end of words.

Today we were learning about the “w” sound. Michael had a bag of wigs and used his wand to make different spells! We made our own wands to take home to help us learn our new sound.

Reading in Primary 1

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?

More about b!

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!

How Many More?

In numeracy primary 1 are thinking about more than.

We had to make two towers and think about which tower had more cubes in it and then we had to work out how many more were in the taller tower.

We had to make a tower that was taller than our pencil. We had to work out how many cubes high was our pencil and then think about how many more cubes were in the tower.

B for Busy Bees!

Today we were learning about  “b”. We thought of lots of “b” words such as basket, banana, biscuits and bikes. We enjoyed reading the story of Mr Bump and made our own buzzy bee to take home to help us learn our new sound.

Funny Foxes!

Learning about “f”

Michael the puppet had drawn some pictures. We had to guess what the picture was and what sound linked each picture for example there was a picture of a clown…mmmmmm it was a  “funny face”. We made f words on our whiteboards and drew and wrote words that start with f like fan and fin.

We shared stories about a fox and made a fox to take home to help us learn our new sound.