P1 blog 6/10/17

Primary 1 has been non-stop this week. We have been having so much fun in numeracy working with number bonds to ten, counting backwards from ten and ‘estimating’ (which is a fancy word for guessing). We love playing in the sand, using the Numicon, pasta and shells and whiteboards to do numeracy. Lots of fun, different things for us to play with.
We spent Tuesday afternoon outside in our all-weather suits. We drew pictures of our school building adding in lots of detail. We also went around the grounds looking for good textures to do some crayon rubbings – the patterns were great and we loved how bumpy they felt. Some of us decided to build the school out of wooden blocks and did very well to create the turrets. To practice our literacy learning we played a sound jumping game and had to jump onto big letters chalked on the ground. It was great fun!
In literacy we have been learning ‘s’ and ‘i’ – for ‘i’ we mainly found words that had the sound in it. We can’t wait for you to see out sound book! We have been enjoying our reading too.
In social studies we were learning about the seasons of the year. We know it is Autumn and our tuff tray is full of Autumn things we found in the playground. I wonder what we will make with it all next week? Miss Smith also played a very funky song about the seasons and some of us made up great dances to go along with it.
All of the teachers have been very impressed with our ECO commitment as we have all decided to do lots of litter picking in the playground at break time to help keep our school tidy.
Thank you to everyone who has already sent in small tubs for tricky words to come home after the October holidays. Please remember to put your child’s name on them. Miss Smith is looking forward to seeing some family members at Parents Evening on Tuesday and Wednesday. Look out for the lovely art work displayed and some photographs will be there to see too as well as some nameless cardigans and jumpers – please remember to label everything as they are more likely to come home with us!