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Pirates, Planting and Plenty of Fun!
Our new topic for Term 3 is Pirates. We have been getting stuck into lots of pirate activities and learning some interesting pirate facts and stories. The sun has also been out and we have been busy brightening up our Outdoor Play area with some colourful flowers.
As part of our WAU topic on Castles we have been making catapults! The boys and girls had to use their Thinking Skills to complete this challenge. It was fiddly work but P1H were fit for the task with their super fine motor skills. We followed some instructions to assemble our catapult and then tested them using Pom poms. What great fun!
Addition Whizz Kids
Primary 1 have been focusing on addition during their number work. We have been playing lots of fun games and using practical materials such as counters, dice games and Numicon. We have been working with a partner and managing information which has helped develop our Thinking Skills as well as our Numeracy skills!
Jack and the Beanstalk
As part of our World Around Us topic on Castles we have been looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The boys and girls built castles, made flags and even planted their own beanstalks.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny delivered some eggs to the boys and girls in P1H, but to find them they had to follow some tricky clues. Each egg had to clue to the location of the next egg. We had great fun hunting and being egg detectives!
World Book Day
P1H went all out for World Book Day. The boys and girls dressed up as characters from their favourite books and listened to lots of different, interesting and exciting stories throughout the day.
Primary 1 had a visit from the Cancer Focus team and Genevieve the Goat. The boys and girls heard how to stay safe, fit, healthy and how to look after themselves.
Today the boys the girls had an extra special treat as it was Shrove Tuesday and we made yummy
pancakes. The children heard why we have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and the story of the Runaway Pancake. The boys and girls helped to mix and prepare them. We had lots of lovely topping like lemon, sugar and syrup. Don't they look delicious!
Primary one has been using their brand new Numicon resources. We have been becoming familiar with the numbers 1 to 10 using the shapes and playing some fun games.
It’s a Jungle out there!
We have been learning lots of interesting facts and information about the jungle, the plants and the animals you would find there. The boys and girls have been listening to jungle stories, engaging in jungle themed Playful learning and have been getting creative with jungle arts, crafts and music.
Primary 1 have been working hard with their numbers and have been developing their skills through fun games like Snail Trail. The children used lots of different skills in this activity. They were following instructions, working with a partner, playing fairly, reading and interpreting the dots on a die and counting to find the corresponding number of snails. Phew! So many skills in one game and best of all it was fun, fun, fun!
P1 were experimenting with ice in our water tray. As the weather has been so wintery and icy outside we wanted to have a look at what happens to ice indoors in the warm. We added colours to our ice cubes and watched them melt when we added warm water. What fun we had!
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Primary 1 made the most of the wonderful snowy weather. We were able to get wrapped up and put our wellies on to enjoy some outdoor fun.
Children in Need
The boys and girls had a great time supporting Children in Need on Friday. A huge thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause. The children heard all about the things that their money supports and coloured in a Pudsey Bear page.
🎃 Halloween Disco 👻
The boys and girls were all dressed up in their spookiest costumes for our annual Halloween Disco.
Can you spot anyone that you know?
🎃 Halloween Play Based Learning 🎃
Primary 1 have been having lots of fun during a Play Based Learning. We have been developing our fine motor skills, working with different textures and using our observation skills as well as lots of other exciting and interesting things.
Primary 1 have been enjoying Buddy Reading with P7. The pupils in Primary 7 are 'paired' with pupils in Primary 1 and become 'Buddies'. These buddies read to one another and discuss vocabulary in the stories.The buddy scheme is fantastic for both year groups. The P1 pupils learn so much from the older P7s and form very strong bonds. It's great to listen in to their conversations and hear the children talking openly about themselves, their hobbies and the things that have happened that day. Buddy Reading takes place on a Friday afternoon.
Early Numeracy Skills
We have been very busy settling into our P1 classroom and learning new routines. The boys' and girls' have been making new friends and getting to know their surroundings. We have been looking at 'sorting' and have been using lots of practical materials and activities. Look at how well we can sort for colour!