Primary 1 Red news.
Primary one red have settled very well into their new class during their very first term in St Peter’s RC Primary School. They have been making friends and learning all the routines of our school.
This term we started to learn our initial sounds. We have been learning about the sounds ‘s,a,t,i,p, and ‘n’. You could play a game of ‘I spy’ at home or when you are out and about using these sounds. We have been learning how to form the letters correctly and have been thinking of words that start with those sounds to write in our jotters.
We have enjoyed using our cool magnetic boards to help us make words with our sounds and learning the Jolly Phonics songs for our sounds. We loved watching “Geraldine the giraffe” and playing the Education City games too.
In maths we began our term exploring patterns. We copied different patterns, continued patterns and even created patterns of our own.
We then started to think about the numbers 1-10 and 1-20. We have been learning to count items, to order and sequence the numbers and to form the numbers correctly.
We enjoyed participating in different challenges all over the school during “Maths Week Scotland”.
Our project this term was “All about me”. We have been learning to identify and name our body parts, about what it takes to be a good friend and about our different emotions. During the last week we have been learning all about our senses (touch, taste, sight, hearing, smell) and how they help us to experience the world around us.
We have really enjoyed starting our P.E., drama and music lessons with Mrs Armstrong, Ms Hutton and Mr Dawson. All the boys and girls have been trying their best and it have been having lots of fun learning.
We were very lucky to get a visit from ‘Booster Cushion theatre’. They performed ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for us to watch. Fr Gabor also popped into our class to meet all the new boys and girls in P1 red.
On Friday we will be going on a “senses” walk . We will think about what we can hear, see, smell and touch as we go on our walk. Children will need to dress appropriately in jackets and waterproof shoes or boots. If you would be available to help us on the trip, please speak to me in the playground or let the office staff know.
Just a quick reminder that as part of our healthy eating policy the children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit for snack time and that chocolate and crisps are not allowed.
Thank you for your help in supporting your children to complete tasks at home to support their learning. I always look forward to seeing the boys’ and girls’ homework jotters on Mondays. If you have any questions or concerns about homework or anything else to do with our class, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for all your support.
Mr O’Neill and Primary One Red.