Primary 1 are having a fantastic week and enjoyed spending some time in the sunshine yesterday. It looks like the weather is going to continue to be hot this week. Please send your child to school with sun cream on when it is going to be sunny and feel free to provide a sun hat for their time outside. Yesterday the children were very excited to film the end of year flash mob. We can’t wait to show you the finished video at the end of the school year. The children did a great job learning and performing the dance and we were very proud of them! In phonics we are revising the sounds ee, oo and ai. The children are learning to read and write words with these letter sounds and are making great progress with this. In maths we are learning to skip count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Here are some fun songs you might want to listen to at home to help practise:
In farming we are learning about livestock farms. The children will be thinking about the different animals which are found on a farm and about where their food comes from. Thank you for all your support, please be in touch if you have any questions. The P1 teachers.
Thank you to everyone that assisted us this week with our junk modelling scarecrows! We had a blast using lots of different recycled materials in creative ways to make our very own scarecrow. We used plant pots, bottles, cardboard, cloth, cardboard box packaging, glue and masking tape to create our models. The children were shown lots of examples but were challenged to do this independently. We had lots of fun doing this! We were also learning all about arable farms this week and were challenged to create our own arable farm maps and draw the food that is grown on this type of farm on a healthy food plate.
We were learning all about the ‘ai’ sound this week and created our own trains. We consolidated our coin recognition this week and were working out the change we would receive when paying for an item with 10p. We sorted coins into the correct category and we were challenged to use the correct change at our farm shop during play time.
We are starting our new farming topic in school and the children were asked what they would like to learn and what new farming play areas they would like in the classroom. We are going to be learning all about Scottish arable and pastoral farming, farm yard animals and the food that is grown on a farm. The children asked for a farm shop which we have started implementing in our classrooms. In science we were learning all about how a plant grows and what it needs for survival. We planted our own wheat seeds from RHET and we watered the seeds to help them grow. We were writing about each step in the plant growing process and how they seeds germinate and grow a stem, roots and finally bloom into a flower. In maths this week we have been learning about data handling. We went outside to the field to collect data about how many cars passed by the school. We used tally marks to record each colour of each and then presented this information on a bar chart. We were also learning about venn diagrams and were asked to find items in the classroom to put into the correct hoop. In literacy we were learning about the ‘ee’ sound and created a bee craft.
We’ve really enjoyed all of the fun learning activities this week!
We hope you’ve been enjoying taking part in some of the home learning activities this week. Can you believe that tomorrow is the last day of home learning before the summer holidays? We just wanted to say a huge big well done to all of the children in primary 1 for working so hard at home and sharing all of their excellent work with us. We have been so delighted to see how much you have all achieved and we are very proud of each and every one of you. We also wanted to thank all of the parents for the support you have given us over the last 12 weeks and we appreciate all you have done to support your child’s learning at home.
We would also like to share the SWAY we created for our farming topic this term. We have included lots of pictures and ideas from the children across primary 1 and have showcased lots of their hard work over the last few weeks. This is an excellent way to celebrate all of their achievements and show you their learning journey with this topic. We hope you enjoy! You can find a link to our SWAY below:
We hope you are all well and are staying safe. Thank you for all the hard work you’ve been putting in at home, all the primary 1 teachers are so proud of you!
We are doing so well with our farming topic so far. Did you know a farmer puts a scarecrow in a field after he has planted seeds to frighten birds away? Why do you think a farmer doesn’t want birds in his fields? Have you ever seen a real scarecrow?
Miss Christy saw a scarecrow while she was on a cycle. Can you spot the scarecrow in the picture?
For our blog task today we would like you to make your own scarecrow out of materials you have in the house.
Here is one I made over the weekend:
I used the inside of a toilet roll, paper, ribbon, pens, glue and scissors. You might have a different idea and different materials to use at home which is great! If you can you might want to search the internet for some ideas with an adult. You could use lollipop sticks, paint, paper plates or cloth. It is completely up to you! You can choose how you make your own scarecrow.
If you want to do this task we hope you have fun with it!
Primary 1 are now well into our farming topic. This week the children have enjoyed learning about different animals which live on a farm and the products we get from each animal. Today we will be looking at the life cycle of a chicken and will think about the foods we eat which include chicken meat or eggs. On Monday each child was given some words to learn for our upcoming assembly. Please rehearse these words at home with your child regularly. The children will be encouraged to say these words with no prompting, speaking in a loud, clear and slow voice. The assembly will be performed to the infant children and parents on Tuesday 12th June at 9am. A letter went home with your child yesterday with more details and a tear off slip to be returned to school as soon as possible. There was also a letter sent home with information about our upcoming trip to Craigies farm on the 7th of June. Please return the letter as soon as possible with a £4 payment.
Our phonics sound this week is ‘ck’. We have been thinking about words which contain this sound in class and were able to come up with interesting sentences containing each word.
In maths we are continuing our work on money. The children are learning to make amounts up to 10p using 1p and 2p coins.
Thank you for your continued support.
Primary 1 teachers.
This week primary 1 have been learning the ‘oo’ sound. They are confidently able to think of and write words with the spelling rule. The children have also been able to spot words containing ‘oo’ in their reading books. Please continue to practise these words at home in the time your climb exercises.
In maths, the children have been learning to add coins together to make amounts up to 10p. If you can speak to your child about the coins 1p-£2 when you are out shopping it will greatly help this learning.
As part of our farming topic we have been learning about the different parts of a plant. The children were able to label a picture of a flower. We have also been using the beebots to travel in different directions across a farm map. Tomorrow we will be welcoming a farmer from the Royal Highland Education Trust to school. She will be explaining about life on a farm and her experience as a farmer. The children have been thinking about questions to ask her.
Reminders: PE is on Thursday. Please come to school prepared with a named PE kit.
Homework folders should be in school every day since we read books in class throughout the week.
This week Primary 1 have enjoyed being able to get out into the sunshine for some of their lessons. The children were able to write their common words had, has and see in chalk on the playground. They impressed the teachers with their ambitious sentences using these words.
In our farming lessons we have been continuing our learning about arable, livestock and mixed farming. The children were able to sort some of the foods we eat into the farms they originate from. They have also been learning about plants and how to look after them. Yesterday each child planted a sunflower seed, they are all excited to watch them grow.
In maths, the children are beginning their learning about money. The children were able to identify the coins up to £2 and add small amounts using 1p coins. We will be moving onto making amounts up to 10p using 1p, 2p and 5p coins next week. Any support you can give your child recognising and counting money at home will be helpful.
Next Monday is a school holiday, hopefully the sun stays out and the children can all enjoy a fun day outside!
Thank you for your support
Primary 1 teachers
This week Primary 1 have joined our school wide ‘Eco Week’. As a school we are working towards renewing our Eco Schools recognition. Primary 1 took part in the school wide litter pick up in the playground on Tuesday. We were able to talk about the danger litter causes to animals which might use our playground. We have also planted lettuce seed in our plant box outside the office. We will continue to look after these plants and hope to be able to taste some of this lettuce by the end of term. We have been learning about biodiversity in class and the ways we can protect endangered species.
Yesterday Brambleberry left us to travel back to his Enchanted Forest. So we have now started our new topic: ‘Farming’. In the coming week we will be learning about arable and livestock farms and the differences between them. We will be thinking about where the food we eat comes from.
In maths we are learning to double numbers and share amounts between 2 or 3 (e.g. finding a half or third of a number). We are continuing to practise addition and subtraction throughout the week and appreciate any help you are giving your child with this.
Homework is due on Fridays. This week there was reading and maths. Please also continue practising sounds and common words.
PE is on a Thursday, please remember to bring a named PE kit and water bottle.
Next week the children are off school on Monday and Tuesday, we look forward to welcoming them back on Wednesday 9th May.
Thank you for your continued support
Primary 1 teachers
The children were very excited to begin our farming topic last week and they have been learning all about Arable and Livestock Farming. Over the coming weeks we will be learning about farm machinery now and in the past, farming produce from different animals and how to grow crops,aswell as using the topic as a stimulus for learning across the curriculum and in particular Writing and Art. We hope to welcome a representative from the Royal Highland Education Trust to talk to the children about life on farm at the beginning of June.
In Maths, the children have been studying money. They have been learning to identify coins and add coins together to pay for items. This week the children will have the opportunity to consolidate their learning in a class farm shop.
As part of our farming topic the children will be learning to make butter this week. This will then be followed up in writing with the children writing their own list of instructions.
Also this week, the children will be given parts for their upcoming assembly. If your child is given words to learn, we would really appreciate if you could help them practise these at home.