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This week was Maths week so we enjoyed playing lots of Numeracy games as well as going on an outdoor Maths Trail. On the Maths Trail we worked in teams to complete the challenges on our cards. We had to make circles using stones, a square using twigs, we had to find 8 leaves and lots of other mathematical tasks. It was great fun. On Friday the Primary 5 children came over to our class to play maths games they had been making for us all week. They explained to us how to play the games and then we started. We really enjoyed talking to and playing with the older children. They brought us treats too!
Maths games with Primary 5
Outdoor Maths Trail
Patterns and Relationships
Goldilocks goes fishing
In Numeracy this week we worked on a ‘Patterns and Relationships’ Problem solving activity titled Goldilocks goes fishing. Goldilocks had to share the 10 fish that she caught, in different ways with the 3 bears. We used the character cut outs that we painted during our Narrative work in Literacy to help with our understanding. Daddy bear sat in a big chair, mummy bear sat in a middle sized chair and baby bear sat in a little chair. We recorded our findings on the whiteboard and then had to explore further in groups.
World Mental Health Day
On Thursday 10th October we celebrated World Mental Health Day by wearing purple to school. We made a little emotions face, where you turn the circle to show different emotions. We talked about times when we felt these emotions and used facial expressions as well to show how we feel at certain times. We discussed all the people we could talk to in our school if we have something on our mind. We enjoyed some meditation too.
Our Listening Walk
In Literacy this week we were doing some sound discrimination activities focusing on environmental sounds. We went on a Listening walk around the school wearing our ‘Big Ears’ so we could hear everything. We were developing our Listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment. When we came back to the classroom we talked about and illustrated the sounds we heard outside. We then compared them to sounds we hear inside.
As today 3rd October was National Poetry Day we celebrated this by each class learning and performing a chosen poem to share with the rest of the school. Primary 1’s poem was titled ‘Back to school’. We worked hard to learn all the words and I’m sure you’ll agree, the boys and girls were just brilliant! They’re all little stars ⭐️ well done!
We have been doing lots of work on patterns over the past few weeks. We have been copying patterns, continuing patterns and even creating patterns. We have used unifix, counters, games on the interactive board, sweets and even ourselves to make patterns. We made the pattern boy, girl, boy, girl etc. using everyone in our class.
Learning All About Number 2
European Day of Languages
We celebrated European Day of Languages on Thursday 26th September. We chose to celebrate Spain. We dressed up in Spanish clothes or in colours red and yellow, the colours of the Spanish flag. We sampled lots of Spanish food, brought in by the children and tasted some ‘sangria’. We learned how to say hello, goodbye and thank you in Spanish, danced some flamenco dance and played music with castanets and maracas. We had so much fun!
The Wheels on the bus
Roald Dahl day Friday 13th September
All about zero
5 Little Speckled Frogs
Our Thumbprint Autumn Trees
Shapes all around us
Our Shape Walk
Our first day in Primary 1