About Primary 1

Teacher: Mrs Walker, Miss Gray as of April 2021- June 2021

Number of Children: 16

 

P.E. Days: Tuesday & Thursday

RCCT: Mrs Benson on Monday afternoons

Reminders

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P1 achieved their RSPB Bronze level Wildlife Challenge Award! Well done!

They had to complete lots of research and activities to help the wildlife in our school garden. 

This helped us achieve our targets as Eco Committee in the school. 

Ask us about some of our activities!

More information can be found at:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-wild-challenge/

Wildlife Challenge 

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Friday Fives

Friday Fives are updates fortnightly. These questions should help with discussions on what your child has been learning.

Term 4 Update

Topic

This May we will be focusing on outdoor learning and out topic will be In the Garden. We will be learning about what environmental factors help plants grow and we will be looking at the different parts of a plant. This will link in with caring for our garden. P1 have taken over the veg plots and they are growing their own vegetables.​ Thank you for the donations!

We will investigate the life cycle of a frog and participate in pond dipping. We will be classifying insects using identification cards to help us.​ We will also look at minibeasts and their habitats.

Our final topics will be Pirates and Great Inventors. Miss Gray will be in touch when we get to those topics.

Literacy

Writing

P1 have been using a learning journey to document their targets and what they have achieved so far in writing. We are focusing on consistently using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces and some children are now looking at how we use interesting openers to sentences and connectives to extend how much we write.

Phonics

The children are practising blending and reading their new sounds. Common words are very important as they allow your child to read quickly. Our focus this term will be on reading the common word at speed and spelling these words accurately.  It would greatly benefit the class if they do regular daily practise on reading and writing these words.

Handwriting

We will be focusing on forming our letters correctly, starting from the correct space on the line and also matching the upper case and lower case letters. This is in preparation for learning how to use cursive handwriting as we move up the school.

Reading

This term we will be finding and using information from non-fiction books for our topics as well as reading the books from the library for enjoyment. We are predicting what we think may happen in a story and giving our opinions on it.

Numeracy & Maths

This term we have been finishing off money by learning how we give change and some of the class are still practising counting totals with 1p and 2p coins. For data handling we are sorting objects and beginning to use tally marks and creating simple graphs with the information. They will also cover measurement of length, weight and capacity. The class will be looking at doubles and halves. We will double and half numbers and look at cutting shapes into halves and quarters.

Here are some ideas for activities you could do at home:

  • Discussing length, weight and capacity using vocabulary such as:  long, short, thick , thin, fat, tall, small, wide, narrow

  • Children can be comparing different objects of various heights, weights and capacities- smallest to largest

  • Children can also get involved in checking you have the right quantities of ingredients for meals- estimating how much butter to put on toast, looking at old clothes and guessing if they will still fit in them based on their current height and size.

  • You could use glasses filled with a variety of volumes of water and explore the different sounds they create. You can play some music.

  • Halving and doubling numbers to 10.

  • Halving and quartering shapes.

  • For data handling you could be counting up different types of birds and recording this using tally marks, or sorting different objects such as washing into piles of clothes for people or based on garment- socks, trousers, tops, tiding cutlery away.

 

Sumdog

Your child has been given their Sumdog username and password for use during lockdown.  Sumdog is used throughout the school to practise mental maths skills it would be great if you could allow 5-10mins for your child to practise their maths skills.

If you have any questions please get in touch via the school office or via e-mail and Miss Gray and I will do our best to help.

 

Kind regards

Mrs Walker & Miss Gray

Term 2 Learning

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Halloween

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Children in Need

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Term 1 Learning

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