Both Primary 5 classes visited the construction site for the new Queensferry Crossing. We had the opportunity to learn about how it is being built and even build our own cable stay bridge.
Please take a look at what we will be learning in our last term in P1. We are all very impressed with the progress all of your children have made this year!
Mrs Sawers, Miss Hall and Mr Bennett.
This term we are learning to blend sounds that are often found at the beginning and at the end of words.
Sounds at the end of words
rk, nd, st, mp, lt, sk, nt, ft, sp, lk
ie. rk – bark.
ng and nk – these are found at the end of lots of words and they can often be harder to hear.
ie. ng – long, sing
nk – wink, bank
Sounds at the beginning of words
br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr
ie. br – brush
sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tw
ie. sc – scan
Please continue to practise the sounds we learned last term, the magic sounds where you put two sounds together and they turn into one different sound ie. oy in words like toy – t oy.
sh – shed
ch – chop
th – bath
wh – when
ai – nail
ay – say
ee – feed
ea – meal
igh – light
y – my
oa – boat
ow – low
oo – foot
ew – new
oi – boil
oy – boy
ou – loud
ow – cow
au – Paul
aw – jaw
The year has flown by and we are already in our final term of primary four. Last term was very busy and successful and we would like to thank all parents for their support with our Viking museum. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning with you.
This term our focus will be on Birds. We will be learning about different types of birds and hopefully going in to the local community to go bird watching.We would be grateful if you could ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing for this. As part of the topic the children will design and make a bird box and give a short presentation to the class.Homework task
Please note our class assemblies this term will be on the following dates:
We can’t believe it’s the last term of Primary 2 already! Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? We have made a great start to the term and are encouraging each other to be that little bit more independent and to take more responsibility for our learning.
We are hoping that the sun will shine for us as we begin to investigate the effects of weather on daily life. This, in turn, will give us lots of opportunities to take our learning outdoors and into our new classroom……
Keep your eyes peeled for more information about how we are getting ready for Primary 3!
Friday 15th-Thursday 21st April
This week we have turned our outdoor wendy house into a science lab! We have added books about wildlife and plants, a microscope, bug viewers, binoculars and more. Please feel free to have a look when you are passing!*
For the next few weeks we will be linking our learning to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have read the story and looked at some beans and will plan our activities based on where the children’s interests lie, as well as our planned experiences and outcomes. Some of our planned activities are:
-Acting out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk using props.
-Learning about money and identifying coins (linking to Jack selling his cow).
-Tasting different types of beans and growing our own.
-Discussing how we can get help if we need it
-Looking at the work of illustrators and discussing our thoughts on different pictures of Jack and the giant.
-Sorting some magic beans.
-Playing the ‘beans’ game (this is lots of fun – we can teach you about it!).
-Reading different versions of the story and discussing similarities and differences.
We will be looking for some GIANT props to help us retell the story. Please let us know if you can help (we would particularly like a giant pair of trousers or a pair of pants – any budding sewers among us???)
Friday 18th –Thursday 24th March
*Parent meetings for our younger children are this week*
In Literacy this week we will be reading Spring and Easter stories and non-fiction books, linking what we have learned to what we already know.
In Maths we will continue investigating time and extend our understanding of number, using dot patterns. We will talk about the days of the weeks and the seasons, linking this to the nights and mornings being lighter and the clocks changing during the Easter holidays.
Our Health and Wellbeing focus will be on learning about where our food comes from. We will be discussing this at the snack area. We will link this to farming and what we know about plants.
In Science we will be continuing to investigate the parts of plants and what they need to grow. We will be planting some seeds and carrying out a scientific experiment of our own to find out what plants need.
In Religious and Moral Education we will be learning about some of the customs around the festival of Easter. We will be doing lots of Easter crafts and activities throughout the nursery, including an egg hunt!