We have been very busy in ELC learning about staying healthy and keeping safe. We made our own crossing and learned about when it is safe to cross the road. We had great fun creating an assault course and did lots of jumping, running and hopping to keep healthy. We have been talking about healthy choices for snack time and have been making charts to record our choices and to help us plan for snack.
We’ve had a great week reading the picturebooks in the P1 Book Bag which all Primary Ones are bringing home today.
We started the week reading My First Book of Birds. We talked about our favourite birds and the birds we have seen in our gardens and on walks. Yesterday we went for a bird watching walk around the school grounds. We learned how we have to be still and very quiet when we’re looking for birds. Around the school we saw a robin and three crows. On the hill we could see some birds in the distance in the trees at Hay Lodge Park and seagulls over the parish church.
On Wednesday we read Brenda is a Sheep. In the story Brenda pretends she is a sheep but secretly plans to eat her sheep friends with mint sauce! We all enjoyed the story and were not fooled by Brenda’s antics. We did black pen pictures of Brenda, taking our time on the detail of her jumper and we wrote about the who and what of the story.
On Thursday we read This is a Dog! We made our own dog masks and while they were drying we did some drama, acting out the different animals in the story and thinking how the different animals might eat, drink and play.
This morning we voted for our favourite picturebook for the Bookbug Picturebook Prize, watch here for the winner…
Also this week, we learned the ‘qu’ sound and did some great cutting and sticking to make ‘qu’ queens. Each day we’re practising our sounds and our writing on our whiteboards. We’re trying to put all of our words together to write short sentences.
On Tuesday afternoons Mrs Thomson is teaching us all about time. This week we made some fantastic clocks to take home. We’re also continuing with our addition, using cubes to help us and practising our number stories.
P1 were very busy today using their sounds to write sentences. They had to think carefully about the sounds needed to write each word and make sure that there was a finger space between each word.
The last book in the P1 Book Bug bag is a fact book all about birds.
Each double page has a beautiful picture of a bird we might find in our local area and gives information about the birds appearance, diet and habitat. P1 are very excited to do some bird watching.
We loved the pictures in the book and decided to draw our own colourful birds using chalk and oil pastels.
The second book in the P1 book bag is My First Animal Book …..This is a Dog by Ross Collins.
The dog decides he would like the book to only be about him which does not please the other animals! The dog manages to get onto every page and then tricks the rest of the animals to leave the book!
We thought the dog was very cheeky and found it very funny when he tricked the other animals.
We drew some new pages that could be added to the book.
Listen to the author talk about the book and listen to the story online.
This week Primary 1 will bring home their Book Bug Bags that are given to them by the Scottish Book Trust. In each bag there are three super books to read and enjoy together. There is also a mini whiteboard to practise letters and numbers on.
Today we read one of the books called Brenda is a Sheep by Morag Hood.
We talked about what we enjoyed about the book and designed our own woolly jumpers for Brenda to wear.
To enjoy the story online https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/learning-resources/brenda-is-a-sheep