Primary 1 News

What another fantastic week we have had in Primary 1! In literacy, we have been learning the sounds ‘b’ and ‘u’ and have been thinking of words that begin with these letters. We have been working closely on forming letters correctly, blending new words containing these letters and have been identifying the sounds on the magnetic boards. This week we were writing about our favourite storybook and why we enjoyed it. Thank you to everyone who shared their favourite story with us on See Saw, it was lovely seeing you talking about your favourite books at home.

We have moved on to subtracting within 10 in maths this week. We have been using concrete materials (blocks, 10s frames, counters, fingers and rekenreks) to help us solve subtraction problems. We have had the opportunity to play many fun maths games and have enjoyed working together. If you would like extra practice with this at home, have a look at the subtraction game on Topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/subtraction/subtraction-to-10

We explored the story of Mr Kringle’s little toy shop during our topic time this week and asked the children to predict what happens next in the story. We also looked at how toys have changed over time and compared baby toys to the toys older children use.

We have been working on counting up to 10 in French and played circle time games to consolidate our learning. We were also challenged to type our full name on the iPads during ICT.

Homework

We are now posting all of your child’s homework on See Saw. We aim to post three different home learning activities each week and this will be uploaded every Monday morning. We hope you have all managed to access this from home but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are having any problems.  This week we ask that you complete the segmenting and blending reading activity, the subtraction problems and a French activity to consolidate what we have been learning in class.

It has been lovely seeing all of your work on See Saw and well done to everyone who has posted so far. Thank you for your continued support with this,

Miss Christy and Miss Daun.

Primary 3 Update

Hello everyone, we hope this post sees you well.

We have had yet another exciting and busy week in P3!

Our Egyptian topic continues to amaze us. This week we have been learning all about the process of mummification. We selected pictures and put them into the correct order. We then had a look at some canopic jars (these were to store some of the organs from the body). Each jar was different and held a different body part. We learned about the heads of 4 canopic jars (different gods) and matched these to the correct body part. Finally, we learned more about what preservation means and started an experiment to see the mummification/ preservation process of an apple! We put half an apple into a salt and baking soda solution, and the other half into a water solution to see if there will be any difference to the way it is persevered. We are very excited to see what the results of this will be in a few weeks time.

Attached is a picture of our finished masks that we made with Miss Donaldson in Art. Don’t they look brilliant?!

In Writing this week, we have been continuing to work on our persuasive techniques and we created a poster to persuade people how important it is to follow the Covid rules. We were very impressed with the standard of work produced! Well done, P3!

In Reading, we have been learning about the role of the summariser, and finding some words that help to identify the main idea of a text.

In Numeracy, we have been learning some new strategies to help us with division. We learned about sharing and repeated addition on a number line. We are continuing to learn more strategies over the next few weeks.

Some reminders and things to note down-

  • PE will now be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Mr Williamson and Miss Smith will teach this on a Tuesday and Mrs Ferguson will teach on a Thursday.
  • Homework is due in this Friday (04.12.20)
  • Your child will be sent home with their login details for Seesaw this week and we would really appreciate it if you could practise logging onto this with them. Just scan the QR code in and that should take you to your child’s class page. We have been practising this in class so the children should know how to do this. Once logged on there will be a short activity for the children to complete and then submit to their teacher. We are going to be using Seesaw more often as a means of communication. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

As always, thank you for the continued support. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if need be.

Mr Williamson and Miss Smith.