WELCOME TO P1 with Miss Brown!!
Well done to all the Primary One children who have settled in so well. A big thank you to parents for all your support so far. It is much appreciated!
Already the children have made lots of new friends and have learnt many new skills. The children have been learning;
- to sort, match, count and recognise numbers within 10
- make sets and patterns
- pre-writing and pre-reading skills
- sequence a story and make titles
- all about the signs of Autumn and Harvest
- to make class rules and be a good friend
All About Me
We will be learning all about;
- Families - Who makes up our family
- How I have changed - a timeline for your child
- Memories - creating a memory box of special items they have had since birth
- Different cultures
- Friendships - linked with the NSPCC programme
- Babies - Caring for babies
We love learning all about our families and how we are all different.
We decided it is so much better to be different than to all be the same!
We had great fun talking about our feeling and creating our own emoji plates!
Here are some photographs, can you work out what feeling we are showing?
Our Autumn Walk
This week we went on our Autumn walk to Cherryvale.
We looked at all the lovely colourful trees. The trees that lose their leaves are deciduous tree like Oak, Horse Chestnut and Sycamore. Trees that stay green all year round are evergreen, like our Christmas trees!
We collected lots of leaves of different shapes, colours and sizes to use for our Autumn crafts. We even brought back some prickly holly with berries, conkers and pine cones.
For a lovely treat we had some time in the play park.
Poor Miss Brown was very worried when she saw how high we were climbing!
Making Vegetable Soup
What could be better after a chilly autumn walk than a bowl of delicious homemade vegetable soup!
We all helped to peel and chop the vegetables and then enjoyed (at least some of us did) a delicious cup of our very own soup.
The corridor smelled delicious and some of the teachers said their tummies were rumbling.
During maths week we had lots of fun investigating different mathematical skills. Sorting objects from our autumn walk, exploring shape with our bodies, weighing objects relating to our big book “Room on the broom” and looking at ordering objects in relation to their height.
Maths is all around us, not just in a text book or on a worksheet and it actually is LOTS OF FUN!
Our science experiment this week was to investigate which washing product gave us the most bubbles. We tested a bar of soap, shower gel, washing up liquid and hand wash. We discovered liquid hand soap gave us the best bubbles.
Outdoor playtime is a chance to experience learning outside of the classroom, using many of the skills we have been taught in a different way. It’s one of our favourite times in the week. Have a look at the photos of us having fun.
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Camping can be lots of fun, with so many things to explore and experience! We thought we would like to try some of the fun camping activities that we discussed.
Have a look at the list of activities we came up with and then enjoy our pictures.
Our list of activities:
We had great fun sitting around the campfire, telling stories and singing songs.
We ended our afternoon with delicious mugs of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, yummy!!
What is a Shadow?
You are running around in the park on a bright sunny day, but you aren’t alone. It seems that everywhere you go something is following you. When you walk slowly, it walks slowly and when you run it runs! But you aren’t being chased by a person - it’s just your shadow.
A shadow is the dark shape made when something blocks light. You must have a source of light in order to have shadows.
Some sources of light include the sun, a light bulb in your room, a torch, or a campfire that you sit around and roast marshmallows. All kinds of things are great at blocking that light and making shadows, including trees, fences, buildings - and you!
We had great fun making shadow animals on the interactive whiteboard. We found out that the closer we are to the light the bigger the shadow is and the further away we are from the light the smaller the shadow is.
Camping fun in P1
There have been some strange sightings in the Foundation Stage corridor, some paw prints that were never there before!
However, we are brave and scared of nothing so paw prints and growling noises won’t keep us away.
Naughty Eddie!! Can you believe this little scamp took our cotton wool from the craft cupboard to pretend that it had snowed! He scrunched up some paper to make snowballs and then asked did we want a Snowball fight. We’re going to have to keep an eye on our new classroom buddy!
Who knows what Eddie and Tigger were up to last night but they’re just “hanging around” this morning!
Eddie must have been trying to be a star at the top of our tree but he got tangled up in the tinsel and was stuck here all weekend
Oh no!!! Eddie has been such a naughty boy and has helped himself to some of the chocolate from our Advent Calendar. Our boys and girls were very disappointed and made sure he stayed on his shelf all day!
Miss Brown’s virtual tour P1 intake September 2021