This week has been filled with lots of fun and creative activities that have been linked with our topic and STEM. The children used a range of materials from chalk to pipe cleaners to make their name. This allowed us as a class to discuss the shape of the different letters and look at uppercase. Here you can see the children are hard at work with their names.
The children in drama have been focusing on how to portray the different characters from the Three Billy Goats Gruff using their facial expressions and body movements. After getting the children to act out a character of their choice, the rest of the class had to guess what one they were. After this activity, the children had to work in their drama teams to make the bridge from the Three Billy Goats. The children were challenged with having to make their bridge stand. The children worked really hard and made some fantastic bridges.
As a class we created our own little ocean in a vase where the fish were swimming and the water was clear. I started to explain to the children that rubbish, oils and toxins are being thrown into the ocean and are affecting the fish. I then began to show the children by adding ‘rubbish’ into the vase which led to a discussion of how we could help the fish and their home.
Our last STEM and topic activity was to create jellyfish! We learned some interesting facts about jellyfish and that they have no bones or a heart! The children discussed the details of the shape of the jellyfish and that the tentacles do not look all the same. The children worked in pairs and could use a variety of materials to create their wobbly masterpieces.
After all our hard work, we deserved fun in the garden with P1S
The children have worked so hard this term and have been joy to teach. Hope you all have a lovely October holiday.
Primary 1F have been working really hard on our counting and learning about number 5. To help us form number 5 we have been practising our rhyme and using whiteboards.
To help our counting, we have been playing a range of counting games on the Interactive Whiteboard or board games. Here are a few photos of our hard work.
Playing the seashell counting game which has been helping us count to 6 and number 1 to 6 recognition. We have had fun playing this game with our friends.
The Interactive Whiteboard has allowed us to learn about ordering numbers 1 to 10 as well as counting. The children enjoy counting the sweets on the gingerbread man as well as the underwater counting game where they are counting the sea creatures that they have been learning about during topic time.
This has been a new activity for the children this week and this will be an activity that they will become familiar with next week. Our 1 to 1 correspondence activity has allowed us to recognise a number from 1 to 10 and put the correct number of raindrops or sprinkles (pompoms) on the cards.
The children have been learning about the changes in autumn. We went outside in the playground to look at the trees and seen that the leaves have been changing colours and beginning to fall. We picked up some leaves to look at the different shapes and sizes then brought them back to the classroom to help with our autumn pictures. You can see above how much fun we had painting the leaves and printing them on our picture.
We have been learning ‘was’ and ‘cross’ this week and we have enjoyed using our new Stage 2 words (pink) and our Stage 1 words (white) to make sentences and some silly ones too!
Next week is focusing on STEM as a whole school. There will be lots of fun activities for the children to enjoy and photographs will be posted on the blog.
The children have been working their socks off this week and they had some well deserved choosing time in the class with some new toys and fun in the quadrangle while the weather is nice.
Happy 5th Birthday to Layla who celebrated her birthday at school on Tuesday. We hope you had a lovely day and lots of fun!
Also wishing a happy birthday to Patrick and Kelsea-Lee who both are turning 5 on Sunday! We are looking forward to finding out how your birthday went during our weekend news time! Have a great day.
We have a fun filled week next week so look out for the blog!
It was lovely to meet you all and to see all the fun things that you did during the summer. The posters look amazing and it was lovely to chat about the pictures. The children all ready enjoyed working with you to create such a fabulous piece of work and are very proud. Here are a few pictures from the morning.
The children have also been enjoying their submarine during choosing time and they have all been enjoying learning about the clownfish. Look out for our clownfish creations at parents evening.
Happy Birthday Lucas!
Hope you enjoyed your birthday in school and we all were happy to singing happy birthday to you.
We have lots of fun planned for next week.
We have been working and learning a lot to do with our under the sea topic. We have been learning about submarines and why submarines can help us with learning about under the sea. We created a class submarine for us all to have fun in during choosing time but we also designed our own submarines and put ourselves as the drivers.
The children really enjoyed showing each other the objects they brought in that began with ‘p’, ‘i’ or ‘n’. There were so many different objects that helped us have a discussion on the initial sounds. The children wanted to show you all their items too.
The children have been working really had on number 2 and we have been practising forming the 2 many different ways. Here we are forming the number 2 on the whiteboards and showing each other.
The children have been working very hard that Miss Farley has been making sure they are having choosing time too. Here are a few of the things we are enjoying.
Happy Birthday Ronan! We had a great time celebrating your birthday and enjoyed singing happy birthday to you. Hope you enjoyed your birthday party.
Looking forward to next week and seeing all the learning we will be doing.