P1 blog 23/2/18

Our ‘people who help us’ learning has been great fun this week! We all wrote a list of people who help us and had a lovely visit from a very kind visitor who came in to chat to us about being a doctor. It was great to hear that primary 1 are already using skills such as team work and communication and are, of course, very caring! We can’t wait for more visits next week.
Through our play we have been learning about Charles Rennie Mackintosh and created some lovely art inspired by the artist. We used black line drawings and rulers and have made a beautiful display to show off our great work and attention to detail.
In maths we have been exploring 3D shapes and their properties. We have had shapes out to play with in class and went outside on a shape hunt – out school building is covered in spheres, cylinders and triangular prisms. We found that the climbing wall shapes have 13 faces making it a tridecahedron.
We have had great fun learning our diagraph (two letters working together to make one sound) ‘ch’ this week. On our letter boards these sounds are joined together to remind us that they are friends. We have also been reading some interesting non-fiction texts. We all think our reading is improving every week!
As part of health and wellbeing we have been learning about PANTS. We enjoyed the catchy song that reminds us of the rules we learned and now have a wonderful washing line of brightly coloured pants hanging on our wall. The Pantasaurus was hilarious!