The children had a great time during play based learning this week. They are acting as 'teacher's by teaching each other new sounds we have learnt, making dinosaur masks and baby eggs, making shape patterns, matching dinosaurs, using stencils, creating lego dinos and lots more! You can also see photos of us learning our new skill of 'addition'. We are combining two groups together to find a total amount, using 'butterfly spots'. Maybe you can try some addition at home!
Using ICT- animation and the Green Screen!
The land of the Dinosaurs!!
This week we started our new topic, 'Dinosaurs'. The children enjoyed learning the names of dinosaurs and shared their previous knowledge. Have a look at our photos showing us making dinosaur fossils, using the new roleplay, dinosaur small world and investigation areas.
Our brilliant new PE equipment!
A fun Christmas week!
Our fantastic P1s before their Christmas Production!
Here come the elves!
A wintery week!
The children have had a wonderful introduction to Winter this week, kicking off with a winter themed sensory play session with Knockevin school. Whilst here, we explored ice and snow, made winter biscuits, made penguins, enjoyed winter stories and played with arctic animals. We enjoyed playing in the new arctic world, our dance skills are improving during PE and we learnt the new 'c' and 'k' sounds. Our story in Literacy was 'Polar Bear Polar Bear' and we focussed on finding 1 more and 1 less in Maths. Austin and Darlene also showed us the new Eco Code for our school. Towards the end of the week, everyone enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner!
A snapshot of our week
Mexico Art and Food
This week the children completed their Mexican people, feel free to come to the classroom and have a look! As you can see from our photos, we have some great developments in literacy, where children are learning and engaging in assisted blending, and in numeracy where the children are learning the language and the actions of '1 less than'. The children enjoyed lots of table top games, junk art, matching jigsaws and sorting animals during play.
Two of the highlights of our week included our art workshop with Jennifer, and making Mexican food. During art, we made Mexican people and colourful clothes using a range of fabric. We explored colour and texture and the finished results will look excellent when we add the final touches next week. We also made Guacamole by chopping the avocado, tomatoes and lemon and mixing it all together. Some of us loved it and some of us hated it, but we all had the confidence to try!
Shared Education with Knockevin
The children took part in circle times as part of Antibullying week. We looked at power points, told stories, sorted kind and unkind actions, and roleplayed some age appropriate scenarios. Enjoy our photos which show some of these activities as children enjoying the roleplay, non fiction focus in Literacy and counting accurately in Maths.
Our New Topic is Mexico!
This week we took part in a science experiment involving using our senses. We rotated around tables and experimented taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing. Tasting was a great surprise as everyone had to close their eyes! Also, we opened our new Mexican restaurant which was a great hit. Everyone is learning to act out their previous experiences in a restaurant and we have some super chefs!!
Our amazing trip to W5!
We had a fantastic time in Primary One celebrating Maths week. We had additional maths resources to experiment and use during play based learning and e focussed on 2D shape, finding 1 more than and number recognition during our lessons. Children were encouraged to used the Interactive whiteboard for maths games, aswell as working with a partner. Other lessons were steered towards 'problem solving' for Maths week. For example, during World Around Us we investigated which materials we could or could not use to make a boat for a goat, and in Art we used 3D shape models to make a house for a mouse, experimenting how to join and fit together.
Making Fruit Salad!
A very busy week in P1!
We found it very tricky choosing photos for the website this week as the children were so busy, as they are every week. Some highlights of the week included making toast and noticing changes caused by heat in 'world around us', using 'The haircut' and 'Percy the Park keeper' as our book for reading and writing, focussing on counting accurately to 10 and learning our new sound 't'.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The children had a wonderful time this week exploring play based learning activities linked to the hungry caterpillar. We made a display for our classroom my making individual caterpillars, we counted caterpillars accurately to leaves, we played fruit and vegetable board games and used sorting rings to sort healthy and unhealthy foods. We also enjoyed an Autumn walk during 'world around us'. Enjoy our photos!
A busy week in P1!
A visit to the beach
Today we visited the beach. It was a perfect end to our first few weeks at school. Everyone was on their best behaviour, we collected shells for our sand area in the classroom, and loved digging and playing with friends! See also, some photos which show our numeracy work from this week. We are encouraging lots of accurate counting in a line, well done everyone!
A fun first week in Primary One
Ice Cream treat for our new Primary Ones!
Stay and Play