P1/2’s Top Tips for New Entrants!

This week we have been thinking about how we can support the new P1 pupils as they get ready for school.  The class thought back to when they started their school journey and we talked about all the things the new entrants may be unsure of or worried about.  We drew and wrote down some pieces of advice for them and our work will be made into a book for them to look through before the holidays.  We hope it helps them feel confident about starting school!  Here are some of our suggestions.

 

Planetarium

We had a lovely morning with Mr Rose and the Planetarium. Last term we learned about some constellations as part of our Earth in Space topic, so we jumped at the chance to find out more when we heard Mr Rose was coming in to school.

It was very dark inside but we soon got used to it. Mr Rose told us how all the constellations got their names and how they are linked together in stories.

Well done P1/2 for your excellent listening skills!

Information Handling

These past few weeks we have been finding out about different ways we can collect, sort and record information during our Maths time, Topic work and also in our free choosing time.  Please look at some of the activities we’ve been part of.  😊

Observing Nature

We enjoyed observing all sorts of things in our schoool garden this afternoon. Everyone closely observed the different plants and creatures so that they could draw them. What a pity we can’t draw the sounds and smells of nature too! What a beautiful day to be learning outdoors!

What is it?

Our Topic this term is Then and Now. The children will be comparing their lives with that of their Parents, Grandparents and even Great-Grandparents!  Keep a look out for a letter coming home this week looking for some help with our new Topic!

I asked my own family if they had any items of interest from the past at home that the children could look at. We spent a little while discussing what they were or what they could be used for.  P1/2 had some amazing ideas as to what they could be used for! A body scanner was one of my favourites!

Do you know what they are?!

 

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Play in P1/2

We have been developing lots of new skills in our class recently. Take a peek!

What will you play with?

Play is a really important part of our P1/2 class.  The children have free choice during Task time to learn through their play.  Play opportunities provided in our class often relate to the learning taking place that week or developing a specific skill but also takes account of their interests.  Play opportunities are changed regularly, with some activities being left out longer if they prove popular! We are encouraging the children to suggest what they would like to play with so we can cater for their interests.  Have a look at the play activities set out for this coming week…

Easter

This week we have been focusing on Easter.  Mrs Henderson introduced the Easter story earlier in the week and the children sequenced the story to retell it.  They made Easter cards and had the opportunity to choose Easter Tasks during their free time.  Today we spoke about Good Friday and Easter Sunday and how some of the things we do at Easter time are linked to the story.  We were lucky enough to be visited by the Easter Bunny today and were left clues to find our hidden baskets!  We also did a spot of egg rolling to end our day! 🙂

ERIC Time

We have really enjoyed our reading sessions over the past few weeks.  The children have got much better at choosing suitable books and have tried really hard to persevere and sound out tricky words.  They enjoyed reading different types of books…but the Oxford Reading Tree stories were still a firm favourite!  The P1 pupils loved having the chance to spend time reading with their buddies.  They were very patient and supportive.  A huge thank you to our volunteers who came in each week to help us.  You were a great help and we appreciate it!  Happy holidays and….keep on reading!

 

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