Learning in P.1

This week in literacy P.1 have continued work on set 3 sounds. They have been learning ‘o-e’ to make magic ‘e’ words such as ‘nose’, ‘home’, ‘note’, ‘cone’, ‘chose’, ‘shore’, ‘those’, ‘rose’, and ‘rope’.  They have also been revising the tricky words. Please encourage your child to read and write the tricky words at home. They can make and write cvc and cvcv words with ‘o-e’ at home for revision. Your child can also choose a word and make up a simple sentence to say and then write.

In numeracy the children have continued counting and saying what number comes before, after and between. They have been ordering numbers to 20 forwards and backwards and writing in any missing numbers. They have been adding amounts within 10. At home they can count forwards and backwards from different numbers and can practise adding two amounts together.

P.1 learned about how police officers help us for the People Who Help Us topic. They wrote in their workbooks and coloured in a police officer.                                                                                                        They had fun in the hall for PE doing movement and dance together.

People Who Help Us in P.1

This week in literacy P.1 have continued work on set 3 sounds. They have been revising ‘a-e’ and ‘i-e’ to make magic ‘e’ words such as ‘safe’, ‘gate’, ‘name’, ‘wave’, ‘chase’, ‘shake’, ‘like’,‘kite’, ‘mine’, ‘hide’, ‘shine’ and ‘chime’.  They have also been revising the tricky words. Please encourage your child to read and write the tricky words at home. They can make and write cvc and cvcv words with ‘a-e’ and ‘i-e’ at home for revision. Your child can also choose a word and make up a simple sentence to say and then write.

In numeracy the children have continued counting and saying what number comes before, after and between. They have been ordering numbers to 20 forwards and backwards and writing in any missing numbers. Saying what is 1 more and 1 less, 2 more and 2 less. They have been learning about money and recognising coins to £2. They can practise ordering coins from the least amount to largest amount at home.

P.1 enjoyed having visitors this week as part of the People Who Help Us topic. Michael the lollipop man from Duddingston Road spoke to the children about his job and how he helps people to cross the road safely. The children asked lots of questions and some were delighted to try on the lollipop man’s coat and hold up the lollipop stick. P.1 also had a visit from Norman, the Community Fire Officer. He spoke to the children about how the fire brigade helps people and some of the children tried on the fire retardant jacket and helmet. They were all happy to receive a reflector keyring.

P.1 at Mass

This week in literacy P.1 have continued work on set 3 sounds. They have been focusing on ‘a-e’ to make magic ‘e’ words such as ‘fate’, ‘bake’, ‘kale’, ‘cake’, ‘made’, ‘late’, ‘chase’, ‘same’, ‘shake’.  They have also been revising the tricky words. Please encourage your child to read and write the tricky words at home. They can make and write cvc and cvcv words with ‘a-e’ at home for revision. Your child can also choose a word and make up a simple sentence to say and then write.

In numeracy the children have continued counting and saying what number comes before and after. They have been ordering numbers to 20 forwards and backwards and writing in any missing numbers. Saying what is 1 more and 1 less, 2 more and 2 less. They can continue practising adding numbers within 10 and doubles and near doubles sums at home.

In RE P.1 learned about the Feast of the Ascension. They took part in the Feast of the Ascension Mass at St Mary Magdalene’s with their P.7 buddies. They did very well with some P.1 children carrying gifts and the offertory up to the altar and they all sang out beautifully.

People Who Help Us in P.1

This week in literacy P.1 have continued work on set 3 sounds. They have been focusing on ‘oi’ and ‘a-e’ to make magic e words and ‘oi’ words such as ‘foil’, ‘boil’, ‘coin’, ‘join’,‘cake’, ‘made’, ‘late’, ‘chase’, ‘bake’, ‘shake’.  They have also been revising the tricky words. Please encourage your child to read and write the tricky words at home. They can make and write cvc and cvcv words with ‘oi’ and ‘a-e’ at home for revision. Your child can also choose a word and make up a simple sentence to say and then write.

In numeracy the children have continued counting and sayingwhat number comes before and after. They have been ordering numbers to 20 forwards and backwards and writing in any missing numbers. They have been doing dot to dot from 0-20. They can continue practising adding numbers within 10 and doubles and near doubles sums at home.

This week P.1 continued their new topic People Who Help Us. They were thinking about how a firefighter helps people and cut out a jumbled-up firefighter to arrange correctly. They looked at some of the equipment the firefighters use, especially the fire engine. They coloured in the fire engine using the correct colours.

In RE P.1 learned that May is the special month for Mary and had a look at some rosary beads. They did some lovely drawings of Mary and rosary beads and practiced saying the Hail Mary prayer.

People Who Help Us in P.1

This week in literacy P.1 have started work on set 3 sounds. They have been focusing on ‘ee’and ‘ea’ to make words such as ‘feet’, ‘peel’, ‘sheep’, ‘cheep’, ‘teeth’, ‘beam’, ‘cheap’, ‘fear’,‘leap’, ‘meat’.  They have also been revising the tricky words. Please encourage your child to read and write the tricky words at home. They can make and write cvc and cvcc words with ‘ee’and ‘ea’ at home for revision. Your child can also choose a word and make up a simple sentence to say and then write.

In numeracy the children have continued counting and saying what number comes before and after. They have been ordering numbers to 20 forwards and backwards and writing in any missing numbers. They can continue practising adding numbers within 10 and doubles and near doubles sums at home.

This week P.1 started their new topic People Who Help Us. They were thinking about who helps them at school and wrote about their teacher and also how Mr Mackie the janitor helps in the school. They drew some excellent pictures of their teacher and Mr Mackie.

P.1 went to the gym hall for movement to music as part of their P.E. They did excellent dance moves and performed some of these for everyone to copy.