Choppity chopping, Subtraction and Scots in Primary 1

Hi everyone, P1A and P1B here! As we have enjoyed working together lots this week we thought we would do a joint blog.

In Phonics we learned a new digraph – ch. We made choo choo trains, wrote sentences using ch words and we even made a yummy lentil and vegetable soup. We chopped the vegetables ourselves and sang the song:

‘Chop chop choppity chop, chop off the bottom and chop off the top. What we have left we put in the pot, chop, chop, choppity chop!’

We must be excellent chefs because we thought our soup tasted delicious!

In Numeracy we continued to develop our understanding of subtraction. We explored different strategies such as  using our fingers, counting backwards in our head and jumping on a number line:

In French we worked on our conversation skills and greetings. We can say: Bonjour!

Je m’appelle…

Au revoir!

We practised this using characters on our fingers, ask us to show you 🙂

Through our Scots topic we learned some Scots words (so did Mrs Bell!). We enjoyed listening to stories in Scots such as The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Bairn and The Teeger that Cam for His Tea:

On Monday we learned how to play the Scottish game ‘peevers’. We worked in teams to draw out the game on the playground with chalk. On Tuesday we demonstrated our co-ordination and rhythm through Scottish country dancing and on Friday we confidently performed the song ‘3 Craws’ in assembly.

A wee snippet of our Scottish country dancing:

We are thoroughly enjoying corridor play with Mrs Stapleton:

Happy weekend!
Love Primary 1, Mrs Gordon and Mrs Bell x