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.

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.

Settling Back in P.1

This week in literacy P.1 have been learning about the sounds of ‘c’ and ‘k’. They have been looking at what begins with ‘c’ and ‘k’ and have been practising writing and forming them correctly in the cursive style on whiteboards. They have also looked at words that end with ‘ck’ and wrote some of these on whiteboards. At home they can look for objects that begin and end with these sounds. 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 ‘cat’,‘cog’, ‘cap’, ‘kit’, ‘kid’ ‘kin’, ‘dock’, ‘pack’, ‘sick’ and ‘sock’. At home the children can use their sounds to make these words and more.          

In numeracy the children have been counting forwards and backwards from 20. They have also been saying what number comes ‘before’ and ‘after’ when looking at different numbers from 0-10.  They counted and matched in a number game to 10. They also used the number fans to show different numbers and then the number that would come ‘before’ and ‘after’. At home they can count objects around the house and say what number would come ‘before’ and ‘after’. P.1 practised writing their numerals 0-10 on whiteboards and they can practise writing these at home. 

In RE P.1 learned that our bodies are a gift from God and that we can use our 5 senses to worship God.

The children used a 5 senses sheet to draw and show how they use their senses.  

P.1 have settled back well after the October break and worked hard this week.