P.1 Learning

This week in literacy P.1 have been learning about the sounds of ‘v’ and ‘y’. They have been looking at what begins with ‘v’ and ‘y’ and have been practising writing and forming them correctly in the cursive style and writing some words. At home they can practise writing the sounds with pencils and felt pens and some cvc words too. They used boards with magnetic letters to find the different sounds and made words such as ‘van’, ‘vet’, ‘vim’,‘vat’, ‘yes’ ‘yak’, ‘yet’, ‘yum’, ‘yap’ and ‘yuck’.  At home the children can use their sounds to make these words and more.  The children wrote a row of ‘y’ and some ‘y’ words on paper and managed very well with the cursive style.

In numeracy the children have been working on numeral identification. They practised writing their number sequences and played some numeral identification games. They can practise counting different amounts at home and can practise writing their numerals 0-20. They can see what numbers they can identify on buses, houses and signs.

In RE P.1 learned that it has been Catholic Education week. For Catholic Education week they looked at a powerpoint about Pilgrims of Faith. They talked about ways they could follow Jesus by praying, showing kindness and helping others. They watched a video about ‘What is a Saint?’ and learned that Saint Andrew is our patron saint of Scotland. They listened to a story about the life of St Andrew on St Andrew’s day and learned about how he became our patron saint.

Learning in P.1

This week in literacy P.1 have been learning about the sounds of ‘r’ and ‘j’. They have been looking at what begins with ‘r’ and ‘j’ and have been practising writing and forming them correctly in the cursive style and writing some words. At home they can practise writing the sounds with pencils and felt pens and some cvc words too. They used boards with magnetic letters to find the different sounds and made words such as ‘rat’, ‘rug’, ‘rip’,‘red’, ‘rob’ ‘jar’, ‘jet’, ‘job’, ‘jug’ and ‘jig’.  At home the children can use their sounds to make these words and more.    

In numeracy the children have been working on number recognition. They practised writing the number sequence 1-20 and played a number matching game. They used their number workbooks to look at numbers and draw correct amounts. They can practise counting different amounts at home and can practise writing their numerals 0-20.

In RE P.1 talked about how Sunday is the most important day of the week for Christians. They learned that, on Sundays, Catholics go to Mass to thank God for His love for us. They talked about who the parish priest is for St John’s and drew pictures of Father Jock saying Mass at the altar.

This week P.1 have been taking part in Book Week Scotland. They enjoyed going to Portobello library and listened to some stories and then received their book bags to take home and enjoy. They have listened to a new story each day from their book bags.

This week in literacy P.1 have been learning about the sounds of ‘l’ and ‘h’. They have been looking at what begins with ‘l’ and ‘h’ and have been practising writing and forming them correctly in the cursive style and writing some words. At home they can practise writing the sounds with pencils and felt pens and some cvc words too. They used boards with magnetic letters to find the different sounds and made words such as ‘lad’, ‘lug’, ‘lit’,‘log’, ‘led’ ‘hat’, ‘hen’, ‘hop’, ‘hug’ and ‘hid’.  At home the children can use their sounds to make these words and more.    

In numeracy the children have been sequencing numbers forwards and back, starting and ending at different numerals. They practised writing the number sequence 1-10 and used number cards to put into the correct order. They can practise counting forwards and backwards at home from different start and end points and can practise writing their numerals to 10 and beyond.

In RE P.1 finished painting their diya lamps for Diwali. They talked about prayers and why we pray. They practised making the sign of the cross for the start and end of prayers. They drew themselves praying and talked about what they were praying for. Most of them said that they were praying for their family.

Speak Out Stay Safe in P.1

This week P.1 have been learning about the NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe programme. They watched a video that helped them understand that children have the right to be safe and can speak out if they have any concerns or worries. They talked about who was a safe adult they could talk to and drew some pictures of them. They had fun doing some of the games on the Childline website and coloured in a Childline poster.

This week in literacy P.1 have been learning about the sounds of ‘f’ and ‘e’. They have been looking at what begins with ‘f’ and ‘e’ and have been practising writing and forming them correctly in the cursive style on whiteboards. They have also learned that‘e’ is a vowel and is mostly found in the middle of cvc words to help make the words. At home they can practise writing the sounds with pencils and felt pens. They used boards with magnetic letters to find the different sounds and made words such as ‘fan’, ‘fun’, ‘fit’, ‘fog’, ‘bed’ ‘pen’, ‘met’, ‘set’, ‘den’ and ‘get’.  At home the children can use their sounds to make these words and more.         

In numeracy the children have been counting forwards and backwards in different number sequences. They have enjoyed making their own numberline from 0-10 and used it to count forwards and backwards from different starting points.  They can practise counting forwards and backwards at home and can practise writing their numerals 0-10.

In RE P.1 learned about the festival of Diwali. They learned that it is a Festival of Light for Hindus and Sikhs and some of the children chose to make diya lamps from clay. Everyone enjoyed learning about mehndi patterns and drew around their hand and created their own mehndi patterns with felt pens.

Learning in P.1

This week in literacy P.1 have been learning about the sounds of ‘u’ and ‘b’. They have been looking at what begins with ‘u’ and ‘b’ and have been practising writing and forming them correctly in the cursive style on whiteboards. They have also learned that‘u’ is a vowel and is mostly found in the middle of cvc words to help make the words. At home they can practise writing the sounds with pencils and felt pens. They used boards with magnetic letters to find the different sounds and made words such as ‘mug’, ‘sun’, ‘cut’, ‘dug’, ‘bat’ ‘bin’, ‘bus’, ‘bag’, ‘bit’ and ‘bun’.  At home the children can use their sounds to make these words and more.          

In numeracy the children have been counting forwards in different number sequences. They have also been saying what number comes ‘before’ and ‘after’ when looking at different numbers from 0-10.  They enjoyed using a numbers workbook this week and realised that they had to focus and take their time.P.1 practised writing their numerals 0-10 on whiteboards and they can practise writing these at home. 

In RE P.1 learned that the Bible is a Holy book and has stories about God and Jesus. They learned that these stories are telling us to be kind and helpful to others. The children enjoyed colouring a picture of a Bible cover and took time to colour the writing carefully.