Exploring our Community

P1A and P1B went out to explore the community today to help with our topic of Our Community. We took photos of signs we spotted, looked at all the things we can see out and about and used our pencil control and directionality to map out our journey. When we looked at the signs, it was a great way of us using our phonics knowledge to sound out or use our interpretation of visual information and environmental print to work out what the sign meant. Most excitedly we finished off our walk with a little fun at the park.

P1 Explore Pencil Control

Today P1 explored directionality by looking at and creating mazes, using the Beebots and code a pillars and lots more. This will all support our pencil control and ability to change the direction and control of the pencil on the page. If you would like more information please see the Highland Literacy Blog.

My House

This week, P1 have been sharing about our house and the people who live in it. We read the book Sharing a Shell and worked really hard comparing who shares the shell in the story and who shares our “shell”.

Mrs Macaulay is so proud of how hard all P1B worked on their writing. It’s lovely to see how much you are learning.

Stars of the Week

Here are our stars of the week for last week and the week before. Well done to all our amazing P1s who have been working really hard to follow our new rules: Ready Respectful and Safe. We are so proud of you.

Our French Friends

You may remember P1B had a visit from Madam Kadri in Term 2, well we’ve kept in touch with the children in her class and sent them Christmas Cards. We received our ones from them when we got back from our holidays. We loved them!!!

We were really excited to open our letter!

Then we matched our cards with the photos of our friends so we knew who had made ours.

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 – Outdoor Learning

Our Community Walk

Next Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, Primary 1 will be taking their learning outside to explore our new topic of Our Community.  We will be going for a walk around our local community looking at different house types, streets, signs and facilities to make our own maps and drawings of our local area. Please ensure your child comes to school wrapped up warm and with a waterproof jacket as we will be heading out in all weathers.

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s class teacher.

Many thanks,

Mrs Macaulay, Miss Shimmield and Mrs Naismith