Celebrations in P.1

This week in literacy P.1 have been learning the sounds of ‘th’, and ‘z’. They have been using the sounds to make cvc words such as ‘thin’, ‘that’, ‘this’, ‘thick’, ‘zip’, zig’, ‘zag’.  They have also been introduced to the tricky or red words ‘his’ and ‘was’. They have been learning to write all the new sounds and have been practicing writing the new tricky words too. 

In numeracy the children have continued with addition of 2 numbers and have been counting on 1 more and 1 less. They have been looking at different spot patterns for quick counting. They have been learning to put one number in their head and count on to add the second amount. They have been working hard at writing numbers correctly and making sure they are the right way round.

This week as part of the whole school ‘Celebrations’ topic P.1 have been learning about Lunar New Year. They listened to the zodiac story and learned about all the animals and made some rabbit faces to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. This week was also Robert Burn’s Day. The children sang some Scottish songs and listened to Auld Lang Syne. They talked about the food that is eaten for Robert Burn’s Day. They enjoyed skipping and dancing to Scottish music.

In RE P.1 have been listening to the Creation story from the Bible. They drew 6 pictures to show the order of the story and recall what happened.

Working inP.1

This week in literacy P.1 have been learning the sounds of ‘v’, ‘y’ and ‘w’. They have been using the sounds to make cvc words such as ‘van’, ‘vet’, ‘yip’, ‘yes’, ‘win’, wet’, ‘wag’.  They have also been introduced to the tricky or red words ‘he’ and ‘is’. They have been learning to write all the new sounds and have been practicing writing the new tricky words too!

In numeracy the children have continued with addition of 2 numbers and have been counting on 1 more and 1 less. They have been looking at different spot patterns for quick counting. They have been thinking about different numbers that can add together to make the same amount.

This week as part of the whole school ‘Celebrations’ topic P.1 have been making flags to show all the different countries that are represented in the P.1 classes. They have enjoyed looking at an atlas and a globe to see where these countries are in the world.

In RE P.1 have been looking at the Bible and learning that it is a special book for Christians that tells them about Jesus. They worked well colouring the picture of the Bible and writing a sentence.

Settling back in P.1

P.1 have settled back into the new term.                                                                                                                             This week in literacy P.1 have been learning the sounds of ‘r’ and ‘j’. They have been using the sounds to make cvc words such as ‘red’, ‘run’, ‘rip’, ‘rock’, ‘jar’, ‘jig’, ‘jog’.  They have also been introduced to the tricky or red words ‘me’. They have been learning to write all the new sounds and have been practisingwriting the new tricky word too!

In numeracy the children have been making different amounts and have been adding two amounts together with concrete materials and in their head by counting on from the first number.

This term P.1 will be taking part in the whole school topic where we celebrate the different cultures of the children in our class. P.1 will be thinking about the celebrations of the different cultures and will be learning about foods from different countries, clothes, customs and some songs.

Nativity

P.1 worked really hard this week performing the Nativity for the school and then P.1 parents. P.2 were a great support as the choir. All the children did so well singing and dancing and doing actions to the songs. The children with speaking parts were so clear and spoke out confidently. What great performances from everyone!

Christmas in P.1

This week P.1 have been busy rehearsing for the Nativity play but have managed to find time for learning in literacy and numeracy.

P.1 have been learning the sounds of ‘l’, ‘h’ and ‘sh’.  They have been using the sounds to make ccvc words such as ‘shop’, ‘shed’, ‘shut’. And cvc words such as ‘leg’, ‘lip’, ‘ham’, ‘hop’.  They have also been practising the tricky or red words ‘I’, ‘the’, to, put. They have been learning to write all the new sounds and have been practising writing some of the tricky words too!

In Numeracy P.1 have been working on adding 2 numbers together within 10. They have been revising number formation on whiteboards and have been making different amounts in different ways with a variety of concrete materials

P.1 enjoyed their Christmas Lunch in the dinner hall this week. They had turkey with all the trimmings along with ice cream and a choice of cake. They sang and danced along to the Christmas music playing. Also P.1 have been creating Christmas windows. They have made snowflakes, Santa stuck in the Chimney, stars and a snowflake tree. Check them out as you walk past!