Primary 1n have been exploring numbers and patterns through a variety of activities this week.
Primary 1s and Primary 1n have had lots of fun during their first week at Bell’s Brae! 🙂
Our topic is water and today we went to the Museum to learn how people washed their clothes long ago.
We pretended we were in the olden days and used a washboard, brush, soap and dolly to wash the Museum’s dirty tea towels 🙂 What a fun we had!
We have been learning all about water. Today we were scientists, investigating ‘floating’ and ‘sinking’ through different experiments.
We made predictions on whether or not everyday classroom items would float or sink and tested them in water to see if we were right.
In pairs, we constructed our own tinfoil boats and watched to see if they would float. We even added weight on to the boats to see if they could stand up to the test! We loved being scientists for the morning. 🙂
Yesterday was a special day, it was Pancake Day and our Teddy Bears’ Picnic day!
We made pancakes and sandwiches for our picnic. We decorated our pancakes to look like teddies. We danced with our teddies; we sanG with our teddies and we ate with our teddies. Primary 1 had a super time.
We had a fantastic time at our Chinese New Year party this afternoon.
We tried Chinese foods; we used chopsticks as part of a game and we did a dragon dance! We also tried on Chinese clothes and answered questions about Chinese New Year. We listened to Chinese music and made up our own Dragon style dances too.
We were so lucky to have author Lynne Rickards in to visit our classes today. She read us a few of her books and we were able to ask her some questions too!
Primary 1n have been reading the story of the Little Red Hen. We made our own bread like in the story. We enjoyed kneading the dough and making our own rolls. We liked eating them even more! 🙂
We have had a busy first 2 weeks in Primary 1. We are working on developing our fine motor skills prior to writing. We have taken part in a range of fun activities to practise using our dominant hand and assisting hand; using a tripod grip; controlling small tools etc.