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Winter Wonderland! ✨☃️❤️💚🎅🏻
We had great fun this week decorating our classroom for the build up to Christmas and our 'Winter Wonderland' topic
Learning Through Play- Raymond used the globe to plan which route Santa would take to deliver the presents. He decided that Santa would fly to India First.
This week in numeracy we were measuring with non standard units. We used cubes to measure Santa's footprint and Christmas toys to help Santa work out how much wrapping paper he needs. Mrs Norris visited our classroom as numeracy coordinator to see our learning in action.
This term our school is focusing on procedural writing. Primary One were very busy this week learning about and writing instructions. After focusing on the text, 'the little old lady who wasn't afraid of anything,' we decided to make some scarecrows and write instructions for others.
Making Autumnal patterns in the tuff tray
Making our fantastic scarecrows
We worked together to make a game of hopscotch. What a great, traditional way to learn number formation, sequencing and positioning. We learned the importance of communicating and talking to each other. We were only allowed 10 pages each, if we doubled up on some numbers we had to work out which were missing and correct our errors. Such fun we had! 🤗
We had great fun with this week's maths challenge in the sand. One of our class targets is to make sets to 10 very carefully. It's important not to rush our counting. We worked very well at putting the correct amount of stones in each hole.
This week our challenge at the writing table was to take a leaf rubbing, investigate the colours and copy the colour words down using a choice of media. Look at our beautiful writing!👍
From all the children in Primary 1...
"Double, double toil and trouble..."
This week we were learning about our 5 senses. We brought in something from home to share with our friends. We had to close our eyes and guess what some of the objects were by using our other senses.
How many ways can you make 5?
As part of our patterns focus in mathematics and numeracy we created these elephants for the annual elephant parade (from the Story of Elmer). Thanks to Sharon and Denise for all the empty milk cartons!
A big THANK YOU to Fiona White and TESCO for the tasty apples! We have been munching on them all week!
We had to sort Elmer's colourful patches as one of our maths tasks. We were able to sort the colours into groups, create a simple graph and discuss the most common/least common colours.
We practised making sets within 10 using pegs and jewels on numbered hands. It was tricky pinching the jewels with the pegs but this helps develop our fine motor skills.
Literacy: We focused on the story of Elmer this week. We enjoyed recreating the story on a story map and visualised the elephant characters in our literacy/art session. We have also started to blend some simple CVC words and have played magnetic phonics games.
Learning Through Play (child-led free play)
As part of our 'magical me' topic, we studied our facial features using mirrors and recreated them using paper plates and a range of media.
European Day of Languages
We had a great day trying out a range of European foods, poetry and songs. Here we are learning our colours song in Spanish.
Week beg. 25.9.17. We read the three little pigs story this week and recreated the scene and characters in our art lessons. We will use these in our small world area to develop our speaking, listening and story telling skills.
We worked very hard this week during our maths tasks. We built towers of different heights and played a dice game where we rolled a number and counted out glass beads in correspondence. We counted up all of our glass beads and the winner of each group won a peg!
Thomas and Shayne love to find out what their favourite superheroes are up to in the library corner
We practised the formation of our new sounds and numbers in the sensory tuft tray. This week we added flour, sugar and glitter in the tray and used paintbrushes to make marks.
We made a collage of our names using small squares of paper. This helps develop our fine motor skills.
Making sets within 5
We were practising our number recognition and sets to 5 this week.
We found 2D shapes inside and out of the classroom
Our listening Walk 12.9.17
As part of our literacy (speaking and listening) lesson, we discussed the difference between inside and outside sounds. We used our big "listening ears" to listen carefully to our surroundings. We heard Bernie's keys rattling, birds singing in the trees, tractors and bin men on the road, the office phone ringing and even Denise walking in her high heels!!
Primary 1 September 2017
Our First Day!
Our first day!
Getting to know each other!
We used the class dice to play a "getting to know you" game. We had fun throwing and catching the dice, and answering questions about ourselves.
Deciding on our class rules
The children came up with some excellent classroom rules during carpet time. We signed the rules and displayed them on our door. We have been busy practising our rules this week and have earned lots of pegs and stickers! :)