December has been very busy time for Primary 1 as we learned and performed a nativity. It was called A Wriggly Nativity and everyone had an important job to do.
“I was a narrator. I felt nervous.” Thijs
“I was a wise man. I felt a bit nervous.” Michael
“I was an angel. I felt happy” Eilidh
“I was Mary. I felt proud.” Olivia
“I was a narrator. I felt super happy.” Grace
We did lots of practising to help us learn our lines, the songs and to learn where and when to go on stage. With the support of a fantastic P2 choir, we performed A Wriggly Nativity three times; once for the whole school and twice for our families. We got wonderful feedback from our audiences and we all felt very proud.
As well as putting on a nativity, we have continued working hard in Literacy and Numeracy and have enjoyed some Christmas themed activities.
After all of our hard work, on 18th December, P1 enjoyed their Christmas party. We played party games like musical statues and pass the parcel, did some social dancing, ate scrummy party food and even had a special visitor. We had a great time and are now even more excited for Christmas.
The first 2 weeks of Term 2 have been jam packed for P1! In Literacy, we are continuing to learn our single sounds. So far this term we have learned u,b,f,e, l, h, r,j and even a special friend, sh! We choose from lots of different play activities to help us learn and remember our sounds. Our recent favourites have been making j-j-jellyfish, creating rrrrrockets, making b-b-button bs and designing h-h-hairstyles with playdough.
In Maths and Numeracy, we are continuing to learn our numbers to 20 with lots of counting activities. We have also been playing dice games and bingo to practice subitising and we have enjoyed using the Interactive Whiteboard to order non-sequential numbers.
We have chosen to learn about Space in our context work. So far we have learned about the sun and the moon and why we get day and night. We are enjoying reading space stories too! In PE, we are developing our movement skills through Gymnastics and we are learning to travel, jump, roll and balance in different ways. Last week was Halloween which we were very excited about. We enjoyed crafting pumpkins and skeletons and we LOVED trying to catch the spiders in the sticky web.
And of course, we have been leading our own learning through play too. We have been writing birthday party notes, junk modelling, developing our communication skills in our Vets role play area, working as a team to create a huge train network and lots more! The rest of term is set to be just as busy as we begin preparations for performing A Wriggly Nativity.
Our context this term is VIPs- Very Important People. We have been busy learning all about each other, about our families, about important people in our school and people who help us in our community.
We have enjoyed visits from Mr Thomson, our janitor and Mrs Raynor, our school cook and we interviewed them to find out more about the important jobs they do.
We have also had an exciting visit from Policeman Pete and his police dog, Striker. We learned all about what he does, how police keep us safe and how Striker helps him.
To find out more about people who help us, we visited Dunblane Library where Angela read us stories and shared some non-fiction books with us all about vets, paramedics, fire brigade and even librarians. We are now enjoying exploring these in class.
In our play, we are exploring people who help us through role play activities.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us with our learning this term!
P1 are settling in admirably to school life and should be proud of themselves. The children have loved spending time with their fantastic P7 Buddies who have been helping out with lining up, in the cloakrooms, at break times and in the lunch hall.
We have been enjoying exploring and playing in our new classrooms and the open area and making new friends. We have begun learning and writing our sounds in Read, Write Inc and now know m, a,d,s,t,i,p and n. We have enjoyed meeting the animals in the Number Zoo who have helped us with number recognition and formation. We have also enjoyed our time at P.E. and music.
We are looking forward to our year in P1!
“I’ve liked playing with my friends and dressing up in the open area. I like to be a princess” Grace
“I like the animals in our Number Zoo, Naughty 9 was funny.” Zach
” I like playing mums and dads in the home corner” R
“I liked building Big Ben with the shape blocks” Lennox
A safe and trusting environment where our young people can learn, unlearn and relearn.