Primary 1 have had a very busy few weeks.
We have had a great time learning about money in class. We have been shopping in our house corners, using value to order coins and making change.
We have now learned all initial sounds. For the last few weeks we have been learning the blends “sh”, “ch”, “th” and “ng”. We will continue to learn new blends next term.
We loved making pancakes with Mrs Craig on Shrove Tuesday. We also created our own calendar with an act of kindness for each day. We have been trying to do these throughout Lent. We are looking forward to learning about the Easter story when we come back to school.
As the weather is starting to improve, we are looking forward to using the outdoors for learning much more. Over the last month we have enjoyed going for phonics hunts in the garden, cooking in the mud kitchen, creating with loose parts and writing with chalk.
We had a lovely trip to Seaton Park last week. We did a phonics game and then spent the rest of the time looking for signs of Spring in the park. We are so lucky to have this wonderful park so close to school.
As part of our “Long ago” topic we loved going for walks in our local area. We learned about the cobbled streets in Old Aberdeen and compared old houses with more modern houses. We were super technology spotters and found alarms and satellite dishes on the houses around the school.
We have been learning about the differences between single shops and supermarkets. We found out that in the past people had to visit lots of different shops to do their weekly shops. They got bread from the bakery, meat from the butcher and fruit and vegetables from the greengrocer. We loved visiting the book shop on World Book Day and the bakery last week. We also visited LIDL to look at a supermarket where you can find everything all in one shop. When we got back to school we created a shopping street from the past with lots of individual shops and a supermarket with everything in one place.
This term we have had a wonderful science ambassador. Hayley came over from the university each week to give us science lessons. She has been teaching us about how plants grow, animals that you would find in the rainforest and about bones in the human body. We have loved our lessons with her.
On Monday P1 blue had their visit to ASV for athletics (P1 red visited in February). Both classes really enjoyed their visits and had a wonderful time.
Our student teacher Miss Forsyth has worked so hard with the children over the last 4 weeks. She will be back for three weeks after the holidays.
We are going to miss having Miss Murray being the P1 red teacher, but we will still see her around the school and are looking forward to her teaching us for a little while each week.
Have a fabulous Easter holiday
Miss MacDonald and Miss Murray