Football

P1A love taking part in football. This year they have been working on different skills such as dribbling, passing the ball backwards and forwards, moving position and team games. The children were able to show off their skills during a P1 football tournament. 

Swimming

P1A have really enjoyed going swimming this term. They have been taking part in a number of activities in the pool such as collecting treasure, blowing bubbles in the water, circle games and practising getting in and out of the pool. 

Minibeasts!

This week for topic we have been focusing on minibeasts and their features. We have been looking at how different types of minibeasts are similar and different from one another such as their number of legs,  if they have wings or not and their colour. The children worked with a partner to sort different minibeasts into categories.

Term 3

We have entered our final term in P1! It will be another busy term with lots of things happening.

We have started a new topic this term which is ‘Minibeasts’ as part of this we will be learning about plants, insects, life cycles and food chains.  We planted cress seeds and discussed what they need to survive. The children decided that the cress would need soil, water and sunlight to survive. They also wrote instructions telling others how to plant seeds.

We went on a minibeast hunt in the playground, we used magnifying glasses to help us to see the very small minibeasts hiding in the grass.

This term we will also be going to the Aberdeen Sports Village for swimming. Our first session will be on the 30th May.

As part of Maths this term we will be continuing with subtraction to 10. We will also be learning about money, data handling, measuring area and capacity and also simple sharing.

Miss Sheran

Maths

For maths this term we have been focussing on addition, time and numbers to 20. We have been adding to 10 using fingers and objects to help us. We learnt how to tell the time on analogue and digital clocks in half past and o’clock. We have also been ordering, recognising and counting to 20.

Fairyland with P1A!

This term our topic has been ‘Fairyland’. At the start of the term we received a letter from the friendly dragon asking us to help him rebuild Fairyland. We have been very busy and have had lots of fun helping him. We designed our own beanstalk, made a class castle, baked gingerbread biscuits, made puppets and have read and retold many familiar fairytale stories.

A snapshot of Health Fortnight

P1A took part in  health fortnight with a focus on water. The boys and girls engaged in lots of fun activities all around the theme of health. We  had a visit from a coast guard who taught us all about how they keep people safe in water.

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We had a visit from some dental nurses who taught us about the importance of brushing our teeth. They taught us that we have to brush our teeth twice a day in circular motions with a pea sized amount of toothpaste. We learnt about how much sugar is in popular drinks (which we found very shocking!).

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We also found out about the importance of Bees in our everyday life. We learnt that Bees pollinate many different fruits and vegetables that we eat every day. We learnt what Bees need to survive and we even got to see real Bees in a hive, our job was to spot the Queen Bee!

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Our new topic!!

This term our topic is ‘Mini-beasts’. We have had a busy first few weeks learning lots of new things. We are keeping our own caterpillars in class and will be monitoring them as they transition into butterflies!

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We have been learning about how to take care of plants and what they need to survive. We planted cress and sunflower seeds and will be watering them everyday to help them to grow.

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We followed up our work on plants with an arts and crafts activity. We designed our own flowers using crepe paper and labelled the correct parts.

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