Primary 1 Home Learning – 01.06.20

Good morning Primary 1!

What lovely weather we’ve been having! I hope you all had a great weekend with your family and that you all managed to get outside in the sunshine! We definitely are making the most of this fantastic weather. Miss Daun went out for two walks in the Pentlands and enjoyed walking along the Water of Leith. Miss Cunningham enjoyed spending some time in the sunshine and washed her car! Miss Christy went for a 45 mile cycle in the sunshine past lots of arable farms. What a huge achievement! Here are some pictures we captured over the weekend:

   

This week in literacy, we are looking at ‘oy’ sound, consolidating our understanding of what capital letters looks like and writing instructions for how to plant a seed. The comprehension questions related to our Oxford Owl reading books will be sent via the Learning Journal messages section as usual. Please find all of the literacy resources below:

Literacy Week 9

Common words dinosaur (1)

Planting a seed

Instruction template – planting a seed

This week in maths we are revisiting money to consolidate our understanding of what coins look like. We will also be thinking about finding the correct change when paying for an item with 10p. We are also continuing learning about fact families and Miss Christy has prepared a number talks video. Please find the resources below:

mathsgrid01.06.20

Findingchange

Number Talks week 9

We are also continuing our topic of farming and this week we are going to be focusing on arable farming. We have challenged you to draw your own arable farm map, label a flower and create your own poster detailing how to look after a plant. We would also like you to learn some new French words! All of the Interdisciplinary learning activities can be found below:

IDL 1.6.20

growing-wheat

French-Clothes-Vocabulary

Arable Farming Mat

Thank you for all of your continued support. It has been a joy to see you working so hard at home and we are very proud of you all. We love to see what you are all up to on the learning journals so please continue to share your super work with us!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 Home Learning – 27.05.20

Good Morning Primary 1!

I hope you are all well and are enjoying getting involved in some of the home learning activities this week.

This week UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School’s article of the week is Article 15 – Freedom of Association. Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. What is needed for you to enjoy the right to get together and join up with other children? (For example clubs, organisations, safe places etc.)

Look at the following pictures: What is happening here? What rights are being shown here? Talk to an adult about all of your ideas!

 

Activity Time!

Choose one of the following activities to explore today to help you stay in touch with other children during these challenging times:

  1. Make a list of 5 children that you would like to get in contact with. Write them a letter or video call them this week to find out how their week has been.
  2. Think about a group or club you are part of. Create a poster or leaflet to encourage other people to join. Make sure to list all of the reasons why it is a good idea to join this group.
  3. Imagine you are meeting a new child for the first time – it could be in a club or in your class. Make a list of  questions you would like to find out to get to know them. What would you tell them about yourself?
  4. The word ‘association’ is interesting. You have perhaps heard of the Football Association (FA) or the Automobile Association (AA) Look up the meaning of ASSOCIATION and explain to somebody in your home what it means.
  5. Think of your favourite places to meet up with other young people. What makes for a place good for children/young people to get together?

We can’t wait to share some examples of your work on the school blog!

Thank you for continuing to share all of your hard work with us on the Learning Journals!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 Home Learning – 22.05.20

Good morning Primary 1! Happy Friday!

We hope you’ve had another successful week of learning from home and managed to complete some of the activities on the home learning grids. If there are any activities left that you would like to finish off this morning then that would be an excellent idea. If you are looking for another extra challenge then we would like to suggest a fun phonics hunt.

First of all, practise singing your alphabet song so you can remember all of the letters in the alphabet and the correct order.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNmh4s9un3c

Can you count how many letters are in the alphabet? That’s how many objects you are going to need to find! We would like you to find one object in your house that starts with each letter of the alphabet. For example for ‘a’ you might find an apple, for ‘b’ you might find a ball, for ‘c’ you might find a cone etc. Can you write down each letter of the alphabet and place it next to the correct object? If there are any letters you can’t find you could draw a picture of something that begins with that sound. See if put the objects and letter cards into the correct order and then take a picture for the learning journals. We would love to share some of the best examples of your work!

Thank you again for your continued support. We hope that you all have a fantastic weekend and find lots of time for playing, relaxing and helping out at home.

We hope to see you all again soon,

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 Home Learning 19.05.20

Good morning Primary 1!

We hope you had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed getting some fresh air. The Primary 1 teachers have been very busy. Miss Cunningham went out for some walks and spotted a few ducks and Miss Daun went out for a cycle to the reservoir. Miss Christy went for a walk in the Pentlands with her dog and she spotted some of the zebras from Edinburgh Zoo on her walk up Corstorphine hill! Here are some pictures of what we were up to:

  

We are all missing you all very much and it has been lovely to see how well you are all getting on at home. We are all proud of how hard you are working and thank you again for all of your lovely feedback on the Learning Journals.

This week in literacy we are having a consolidation week. This means that we will be revisiting some of the sounds we have learned already to make sure they are fully understood. We will be looking at the ee, oo and ck sounds this week and you will find the blending activity attached below. For reading we decided to create a little non-fiction book for you about farming. The comprehension questions will be attached in the messages section of the Learning Journals. Here are the literacy resources:

Literacy19.05.20

blending (1)

lifeonthefarm2 (1)

This week in maths we will be focusing on learning half past on a digital clock. Miss Christy has also created a fun video for you to learn all about odd and even numbers. Please find the maths resources for this week below:

Maths home learning grid 19.5.20 (2)

Half past digital clock worksheet

We are also beginning a new topic of interdisciplinary learning. We are going to start looking at farming (the different types of farms, the job of a farmer, products we get from farm animals and crops, and how farms in Scotland are different from farms in other countries etc). Please find the interdisciplinary home learning grid below:

IDL Week 7 (2)

Thank you again for continuing to share all of your hard work with us! It brings a huge big smile to our faces when we get to see your work at home!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 – Home Learning 14.05.20

Good morning Primary 1,

Happy Jeudi! I hope you are all having lots of fun learning from home and that you manage to get outside today for a walk in the sunshine.

Travel to Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 Games may not be happening this year but you can still get active, stay connected and win prizes with Travel to Tokyo, Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s official, free programme for children aged 5-11 and their families. This week your challenge is to post 4 different activities. If you would like to get involved, just follow the link: https://www.getset.co.uk/travel-tokyo

There are lots of other fun resources on Get Set if you feel like getting active, creative or designing something new. Here are some great examples of some of the design challenges you can take part in:

GET DESIGNING

  • Design a Mascot for ParalympicsGB – take part in the Mascot Challenge for the chance to have your design displayed at the Paralympic Games!
  • Wearable colours design challenge – design a wearable product to show support for Team GB and ParalympicsGB!
  • Olympic and Paralympic Values – trace the Values written in Chinese characters and create your own Beijing 2008 inspired art!
  • Winter kit – research and design a piece of kit for an athlete at the Olympic Winter Games.

If you would like some more information, follow the link to the Primary Home Learning page: https://www.getset.co.uk/resources/home-learning/primaryhomelearning

Thank you for all of the lovely feedback we received on the learning journals on our personalised videos! We really appreciate all of your support at this time,

We hope to see you all soon!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 Home Learning – 13.05.20

Good morning Primary 1!

We hope you are all having a lovely time at home and are continuing to enjoy all of this beautiful sunshine. We hope you have all managed to access the 3 weekly learning grids and are enjoying exploring some of the activities on there. Make sure you are still leaving lots of time for relaxing, playing and helping out at home too.

We would be grateful if you could all take the time to complete West Lothian Council’s School Meal survey 2019-2020 : https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/890ff1b . The survey is very short and won’t take much time to complete!

The Rights Respecting School article of the week is focusing on Article 14 – Freedom of thought, belief and religion. Have a conversation about times your views have been listened to and your choices respected. Can you name all of the places you feel welcome? Now it’s time to choose from one of the RRS suggested activities for this week:

  • Thoughts and beliefs are usually really important to people. Write down some things you believe in strongly. Share these with your family or discuss them with your friends.
  • Food choices are really important to some people. Find out about the food rules of veganism or a specific religion. If you have the ingredients at home, why don’t you have a go at making a dish with your family? Watch this video from the BBC and its humorous exploration of food and religion
  • List as many religions as you can think of. Do you know what symbols are linked with these religions? Have a go at drawing them if you can.
  • Why do you think religious buildings are important? Think of and draw a building that is important to you or make a sculpture of one of these buildings using things you can find around the house (old cereal boxes, empty toilet roll etc.). This could be a religious building like a church or a temple, or even a school or a library. Write a sentence or two about why this building is important to you.

If you would like some further information about these activities then you can download this week’s pack by following this link: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs

Previous sets (Article 24, Article 12 and Article 7 are still available if you would prefer to choose one of these activities instead!). We would love to see some examples of your work on the Learning Journals! Thank you for continuing to share your work with us!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 Home Learning 08.05.20

Good morning Primary 1

Happy Friday! We hope you have had a fantastic week learning from home and you’ve managed to get outside in the sunshine for some fresh air with your family this week. Today is a very special day as it is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2. We call this day ‘VE day’ which stands for Victory in Europe. We celebrate this day every year as it marks the end of the war in Europe. On May 8th, 1945, former Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Germany had finally surrendered and the fighting across Europe had finished. At the end of the war in 1945 people across the country put up flags, banners and there were streamers everywhere. There were parties, fireworks, and some people wore red, white and blue rosettes. People hugged, sang songs and danced. It was a very happy time!

If you would like some more information about why we celebrate VE day, check out this child friendly video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpaA_tZJV00

We thought it would be fun for you today to get creative and host your own celebration for VE day. You could host your own tea party for some of your teddy bears, dolls or action figures. You could bake cupcakes for the occasion and ice on British flags, create your own UK flag to wave or dress up your toys. You could listen to some music and dance too! We would love to see some of your fun creations on the Learning Journals. We love seeing all of the activities you are getting up to at home. Thank you for continuing to share all of your work with us.

We hope you are all safe, well and happy and that we get to see you all soon.

Have a lovely weekend!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 – Home Learning 01.05.20

Bonjour Primary 1! Happy Vendredi!

It’s almost the weekend and we hope you have had another lovely week of learning at home. Please feel free to finish off any activities left on the home learning grids this morning as we will be posting new grids on Wednesday. If you fancy getting active this morning and while having some ‘Fun Family Friday’ time then you could invent your own assault course in your garden! You could use hoops, balls, skipping ropes, toys or any other resources you have to hand! You could even draw some activities outside with chalk. Alternatively you could create your own fitness circuit for example: star jumps, bunny hops, push ups, running and high knees. Get creative! Check out this fun assault course that the organiser of Glack Attack created in their garden:

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/video-glack-attack-organiser-creates-kids-assault-course-in-his-aberdeen-garden/

There are lots of other great resources to keep fit indoors if you are unable to get outside! You could try building your body and mind with Jack Hartmann: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzbTmBIpGdQ

Some other fun activities to help you stay fit indoors:

  • Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) streams live P.E. sessions on his YouTube channel at 9am daily: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
  • You can sign up for a GoNoodle account for for free which has lots of physical activities: gonoodle.com
  • Sing and dance along to some Tumble Tots, The Learning Station or Sticky Kids videos on YouTube
  • Try some cosmic yoga: cosmickidsyoga.com

We hope you enjoy your long weekend at home with your family. We are missing you all very much and hope we will get to see you all soon!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 – Home Learning 30.04.20

Good morning Primary 1! Happy Jeudi!

This week we have been focusing on the fairy tale story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and for our writing activity we were looking at the story from the wolf’s perspective. Did anyone manage to create a fun alternative ending to the story? We would love to see some examples of your work on the learning journals! This morning we would like to challenge you to create your own mask for the big bad wolf to add to your story. Perhaps you could even act out your story while wearing the wolf mask!

For this activity you will need:

  • a paper plate
  • white, black and brown card (or tissue paper)
  • glue
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • string

Instructions to create your own big bad wolf mask:

First cut your brown tissue paper (or card) into small squares (this is great for practicing your cutting skills!)
Take your paper plate and put a good amount of glue all over it. Place the tissue paper on top of the glue, until the paper plate is completely covered.
Cut out circles for the eyes – two large white circles and two smaller black circles for the pupils (or alternatively you could ask an adult to cut out eye holes so you can see when you wear your mask!)

Then cut out two pointy ears using brown card.

Next cut out your long snout using brown card and add a small black circle for the nose at the end.

Then add some sharp teeth by cutting out rectangles out of white card.

Glue all of the facial features onto your wolf.
Finally, staple some string to your wolf mask, making sure that the length of the string will fit snugly around your head.
Then display proudly!

If you would like more information on how to create the mask, you can access Glued to My Craft’s blog here:

https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2015/04/paper-plate-wolf-kid-craft.html

Some challenging alternative wolf mask ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZT4PGoavcc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BypXM3Nry2o

Happy crafting! Don’t forget to share pictures with us!

Thanks,

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 – Home Learning 29.04.20

Happy Vendredi Primary 1!

This morning we thought it would be a nice idea for you to explore Glasgow Science Centre’s video on how to create your own bird feeder. There are bound to be lots of hungry birds in your own garden so why not make them feel at home with a handmade bird feeder? Maybe you could even try to identify some of the birds you see in your garden and make a note of how many birds visit each day?  If you are interested, Glasgow Science Centre also will be bringing a bit of science into your home every day at 10am to help keep everyone inspired in these challenging times, so please feel free to explore some of their other videos too.

Link to Glasgow Science Centre website: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/gsc-at-home

The bird feeder will allow you to give the birds in your local area a helping hand while recycling some materials you have at home. You can access the Glasgow Science Centre’s bird feeder video by following the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsVsx7jFifw&feature=youtu.be

For this activity you will need:

  • a clean yogurt pot
  • seeds (or you can also use nuts/raisins/sultanas/apples/bananas)
  • string
  • a pencil
  • a bowl
  • lard (or substitutes like peanut butter, almond butter mixed with flour or vegetable/beef suet)

When you have created your bird feeder, think about how the materials you have used feel. For example are they sticky, squidgy, soft, fluffy, hard, rough, wet, light or heavy? We would love to see some examples of your bird feeders on the learning journals! Maybe you could even take a picture of a hungry bird eating the seeds?

If you would like to access the step by step guide you can follow the instructions in the document below:

How To Make A Bird Feeder

Thank you for all of your support,

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 – Sharing the Learning

Hi Primary 1!

We thought we would share some examples of the work we have seen this week on the Learning Journals with you.

Here are some super examples of the boys and girls across Primary 1 that have made their own analogue clocks!

      

              

Here are some other fantastic examples of learning across the curriculum this week:

                  

             

  

 

Primary 1 Home Learning 28.04.20

Good morning Primary 1! Happy Jeudi!

We hope that you are still enjoying learning from home and that you are still finding lots of time to play, relax and enjoy time with your family.

Our school is currently working towards getting the Gold Rights Respecting School Award. UNICEF have provided a set of remote learning activities that you can access at home to encourage children to learn about their rights in fun engaging ways. This week they are focusing on Article 12 – Respect for the views of the child. This article is particularly important right now when so many of the mechanisms for children’s voice to be heard are absent during this crisis. The activities related to ‘Respecting Children’s Views’ can be found below. Can you pick one of the tasks to complete and post your work on to the Learning Journals? We would love to see some examples of your work!

You can also access the full document of activities related to the Article of the Week below:

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/

If you are interested, last week’s pack on ‘Article 24 – The Right to Healthcare’ is still available online. Please share any work on the RRSA facebook community group, or on Twitter under the hashtag #RRSA.

If you would like to go further you can get involved in the Unicef campaign to promote the voices and needs of children in lockdown. Unicef have produced a report into the risks to children during this crisis and our Youth Advisory Board have written an open letter asking the UK Government to directly address children in a special coronavirus broadcast. If you want to help you can add your name to the letter by accessing the following link:

https://act.unicef.org.uk/page/59179/petition/1?utm_source=website&utm_medium=organic%20social&utm_campaign=advocacy_cv_yabletter

Thank you for your continued support,

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 Home Learning 24.04.20

Happy Vendredi Primary 1!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely time learning from home this week. It has been wonderful to see all of you working so hard and enjoying learning at home with your family. Thank you for continuing to share all of your hard work with us on the Learning Journals. We have shared some of the best work we have seen on the school blog and will continue to celebrate all of your efforts next week! Did anyone manage to go outdoors and see some of the signs of Spring of Spring this week? Maybe you were able to spot some daffodils, bumblebees and baby lambs in the fields? The weather has been beautiful, I hope you’ve all been outside enjoying the sunshine!

We will provide you with some fun new activities on Monday so it’s a great time to finish off any of the activities on the home learning grids this morning. We hope that you are finding the grids useful and that you are managing to access all of the resources you need. If you have any questions or feedback about the activities we are providing, please get in touch with us on the learning journals or school blog. Thank you for all of your support with this.

Fridays are truly the beginning of the weekend and it’s a great time to start winding down for some ‘Fun Family Friday’ time. We would like you to spend some quality time with your family today, whether that’s in the garden, going for a walk, baking a cake or playing a board game. It’s so important for us to stay healthy, happy and connected during this time. You could even perhaps give an aunt, uncle, grandparent or friend a phone call to catch up on what you have been getting up to at home this week.  Or you could write a letter to a friend or family member if you have time.

Get Set have posted some free resources, activities and challenges for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some examples of the active challenges you can take part in today:

GET ACTIVE

  • Train to win activity sheet – keep kids active at home by challenging them to try a simple activity such as star jumps, jumping jacks or line jumps (jumping from one side of a line to the other with your feet together and knees bent) each day and track their personal best.
  • Domes and dishes – try to fun group game in the garden or living room to get active and explore the Olympic Value of respect. Use cones if available, or paper plates, books, or toys – anything that you can turn over!
  • Play Boccia – read the rules for the Paralympic sport of boccia and see if you can adapt and play a game in or outside of the house!
  • Winter team sports challenge – try these adapted (no snow required) versions of sports from the Olympic Winter Games.

The activity guides, information sheets and further information about these activities can be found in the document below:

Get active resources

Have a lovely weekend!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 Home Learning 21.04.20

Good morning Primary 1,

We hope that you’ve all been enjoying this lovely sunshine and are still managing to find some time to exercise and play outside! It was lovely to see some of you enjoying spending time outdoors with your family during the Easter holidays on the Learning Journals. Thank you for continuing to share your home learning experiences with us.

We would like to suggest that you choose one or two activities from the home learning grids to complete today if you are able. You can access the links to the literacy, numeracy and interdisciplinary learning grids and resources on the school blog and in the messages section on your Learning Journals. Please make sure that you still make time for playing, exercising and helping out around the house too!

This week we are focusing on the fairy tale ‘The Enormous Turnip’. You can access the link to the audio clip on BBC School Radio here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rttqq. The Enormous Turnip is a great fairy tale at this time as it symbolises the importance of team work and people coming together. Ask your child to close their eyes and listen to the story. Imagine what happens in the story at the beginning, middle and end of the story and think about how they all manage to pull the enormous turnip out of the ground. After listening to the story, retell the events in your own words to an adult. During your story you could try acting out some of the events, role playing some of the characters or you could even use some props. If you have time, you could ask an adult to film you retelling the story and share it with us on the Learning Journals. We would love to see how you get on with this at home!

You could even learn and include this fun song about Farmer Ben ploughing his field (try singing it to the theme of The Grand Old Duke of York):

‘Oh, I have a field to plough!’
Said busy Farmer Ben,
So he drove his tractor up the field,
And he drove it down again.
And when he was up, he was up,
And when he was down, he was down,
And when he was only half way up,
He was neither up nor down.
‘Oh, I have some seeds to sow!’

We look forward to seeing all of your hard work on the Learning Journals. We will continue to look for examples of some of the best work across Primary 1 to share and celebrate on our school blog!

Thank you again for all of your support at this time. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on the school blog or on the messages section of the learning journals. We are happy to support you in any way we can.

Primary 1 teachers

Home Learning in Primary 1

Here are some examples of the learning Primary 1 have been doing at home this week. Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful learning experiences on the Learning Journals. It’s lovely to see all of the children engaging with the activities we are providing on the home learning grids/school blog. We have all been very impressed!

                        

      

Primary 1 02.04.20

Bonjour Primary 1! Happy Jeudi!

We hope you have been enjoying learning at home this week and are still finding lots of time to have fun, play and spend time with your family.

I’m sure some of you noticed that a new trend emerged online where people were putting up pictures of rainbows in their windows. The rainbows symbolise hope, positivity and encourage people to stay safe at home. We challenge you today to create your own rainbow using materials of your choice. You could use paint, lego, colouring pens/pencils, crepe paper, coloured card or any other material you have at home. Get creative! You could also write a simple message of encouragement on your rainbow such as ‘stay home’, ‘stay safe’ or ‘stay positive’.

We would love you to share your rainbows with us on the Learning Journals and we will choose a few of the best examples to share on the blog.

Here are some other fun websites if you fancy getting creative:

https://babbledabbledo.com/80-easy-creative-projects-for-kids/

https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/seasons/5-creative-activities-kids-can/

We hope that you are all staying safe and well.

Thank you for your continued support,

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 30.03.20

Good morning everybody!

We hope that you all had a lovely weekend and managed to spend some time outside, even just in the garden! We hope that you are all keeping healthy, helping out around the house and still finding time to play. The Primary 1 teachers are missing you all very much and we hope that you are still enjoying learning from home. We have been so impressed with all of your hard work, thank you again to all the parents that continue to post on the Learning Journals. It is lovely for us to see you all engaging with the activities we are providing.

Each Monday we will post three home learning grids on the blog and through the Learning Journals. There will be a grid for literacy, numeracy and learning across the curriculum. The grids will provide you with some suggested learning activities to complete throughout the week. We will also be posting some additional challenges on the blog for you and we will share some of the best examples on the school blog! Please don’t worry about completing all of the activities, remember these are just helpful suggestions to support you at home. You may still want to choose activities from the home learning pack at this stage and that is still encouraged! We are aiming to make the tasks set as flexible as possible so that you can fit them in around the other commitments you have.

Please find this week’s home learning grids and all the resources you will need below.  If you are unable to print these resources at home then perhaps your child could draw the pictures into their jotter instead. The Easter egg activity (in the maths section) might be a little tricky to draw so maybe you could help them get started by drawing a pattern in half of the egg.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us through the messages section of the Learning Journals or through the school blog. Please continue to share your child’s learning on the Learning Journals, it is great to see how they are getting on at home!

Thank you for all of your support so far.

Primary 1 teachers

 

Literacy home learning Grid/ Resources:

Literacy Grid (1)

ph worksheet (1)

Maths home learning Grid/ Resources:

maths week 2 (1)

Half of an Easter Egg (1)

Learning across the curriculum grid:

IDLhomelearninggrid

easterstorysequencing

Primary 1

Good morning everybody!

We hope that you are all keeping well and are enjoying learning from home. It has been lovely to see all the creative activities you have been sharing with us on the Learning Journals. It is clear to see how hard you are all working!

From your learning pack, choose a literacy, numeracy and interdisciplinary activity to explore today. Make sure you help out at home and still have time to relax and play. It’s a great idea to get outside in the garden if possible so that you are still getting some fresh air. We will continue to post on the blog every morning with some further activities you can get involved with at home. We will also post a new online learning grid each week which you can access on the blog and on the Learning Journals. The activities have been designed to continue the learning we would be doing in the classroom. We thank you for all of the support with this!

Further activities

We are learning about fractions in maths (halves and quarters). Ask your child to draw a picture of a circle and a square. Can you fold these shapes in half? Can you fold them into quarters? Split a group of objects (this could be blocks/lego/stones from outside) into quarters using 4 plates. Do they divide equally? Or you could play the online symmetry game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching and select ‘pictures’. Discuss how the shapes are equal on both sides and how each side shows half of the shape.

For literacy we are currently thinking about ‘wh’ words. Split the yellow jotter into quarters and write a ‘wh’ word into each box/ draw a picture. For example you could write the words ‘whip, whisk, whiskers and when’.

If you are interested in exploring a little bit of science, ask an adult to boil the kettle. What do you see coming out of the spout? Discuss that the water is changing from a liquid into a gas.

We would like to thank you again for all of your help in supporting your child’s learning at home. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in the messaging section of your online Learning Journals or by posting a comment on the blog. We are happy to answer any questions you might have and support you in any way we can.

Have a great day!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 News

It’s been another exciting week in Primary 1! We worked together to make pancakes on Tuesday and created our own pancake instructions to make them at home. In phonics we learned the sound ‘th’ and identified words with this sound at the beginning and end. Our common words were ‘this’, ‘that’ and ‘then’ and we practised writing these words into a sentence.

In maths this week, we have been consolidating our understanding of addition and subtraction by using different strategies. We learned how to use a number line, 10 frames, rekenreks and cubes to solve problems.

We explored different dinosaur extinction theories and wrote about what we think happened to the dinosaurs. We also replied to a letter from Professor Rex and discussed what we have learned so far about dinosaurs. The children have really loved this topic!

In other areas, we learned French commands through a fun interactive dance. We learned all about the things that are safe/ unsafe to put inside our bodies and we were given the opportunity to explore our senses in the nursery garden. In P.E. the children have started a new gymnastics topic and continue to learn about co-ordination through ball skills.

Friendly Reminders

Primary 1 have P.E. on a Wednesday and Thursday so please make sure your child has a labelled P.E. kit with them on these days. As the children go down to the Nursery Garden on a Wednesday afternoon, it is advised that they bring a pair of welly boots with them on this day.

We are so excited for our class trip to the Museum! Please make sure the yellow form is returned to ensure your child can attend.

Thank you for your continued support,

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 News

This week the children had the opportunity to do a class talk on their favourite dinosaur. Many children brought in excellent posters and powerpoints to show to the class! Well done to everyone in Primary 1 for having the courage to stand up in front of an audience. We were all very impressed at how hard you worked on these at home!

week in phonics we have been revising some of the sounds we have learned. The children consolidated their learning of h, w, j, v and revisited y,z,q,x. They took part in sound sorts and were encouraged to blend words with these letters in them. Some children have started non-fiction reading books in class and all children are focusing hard on their comprehension strategies. (prediction, cloze reading and responding to questions).

In maths this week the children have been using their own strategies to help them solve addition problems. They were using number lines and doing bunny hops forwards to help them with adding. They have also moved on to subtraction this week and have been using cube towers to assist them with this.

In other areas of the curriculum, the children have been continuing to work hard on their fitness and co-ordination in P.E. Thank you to all of the parent helpers that have assisted with this. We focused on the concept that ‘Nobody is Perfect’ through our Bounceback programme in health and wellbeing. We also used listening skills to take part in a whole class drama about Mary Anning, one of the greatest fossil hunters that ever lived! It has been an exciting week in Primary 1!

Friendly Reminders

P.E. days are on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has a labelled P.E. kit on these days. Primary 1 do outdoor learning on a Wednesday afternoon so we ask that you send your child to school with some wellies.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you all at parents evening next week! Have a great weekend everyone!

Primary 1 teachers