Nursery Diary

Friday 15th – Thursday 21st January

The recent cold weather has meant that we have been able to investigate the science of freezing and melting. We hope to continue this in the coming week as well. Please ensure children are wrapped up warm and have wellies to wear outdoors.

In Literacy we continue to focus on talking and listening. We will be talking about Winter and what we have been learning to add to our floor book.

In Maths we will be continuing to look at the calendar and plotting in events in the different months. We will continue to talk about number across all of the nursery areas.

Our Health and Wellbeing focus on emotions has really taken off, with children using mirrors to make different facial expressions and considering when they experience different emotions. This will continue this week.

With Robert Burns’ Birthday coming up at the end of the month, we will be beginning to learn a bit about Scotland. We will look at Scottish songs and stories, and identify where we live in Scotland and key features of our town.

Whit ye bletherin’ aboot?!

Guid mornin, hoo’s it gaun?

As you know Queensferry Primary are celebrating all things Scottish during our special week starting on Monday 25 January.

We are lucky enough to be part of a mini-project about different Scots dialect around the country, in which various Primary Schools are getting together and sharing information about their area and parts of their language.

Our job is to think of as many words as we can that are used specifically in the Edinburgh area and explain what they mean. 

To start us off, Primary 7 have thought of ‘shan’ meaning that something is unfair.

Any ideas are appreciated – just simply comment on this post. The final project will be displayed in the upper stages library.

Guid luck, bye for noo!

P1 Numeracy Resources

*Counting, Matching and Ordering numbers to 10
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

*Counting and Writing Numbers
http://mrcrammond.com/games/understanding_number/Understanding_number.swf?sid=3683

*Counting 2 groups of apples, fish or sweeties (addition)
http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Simple-Addition-Stories-721

*Pattern Matching
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/games/preschool-kindergarten/pattern-matcher/

*A favourite song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FVERzap9E

P1 Literacy Resources

*A guide to help you with your cursive letter formation.

cursive formations

*Free ebooks and activities – You need to join by setting up a username and password, it’s well worth it as there are loads of great resources that you can use on an ipad too.
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page

*Phonics – explore where the sounds are in different words
http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Letter-Sounds-205

*Jolly Phonics actions
http://jollylearning.co.uk/2010/11/03/jolly-phonics-actions/

*Jolly Phonics – Songs which your child will learn in class to help them remember their sounds. The children enjoy hearing them and singing along!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aSU

*Questions to support reading. (A pdf of the card you were given during the P1 Curriculum evening)

Reading Questions

Scots Week

Primary 2 will be finding out interesting facts about Scotland!

We will be researching places to visit, famous Scots, our weather and things typically Scottish such as haggis, tartan, thistles and golden eagles.

The children will also be listening to familiar stories written in Scottish language. They will be investigating familiar well known expressions and use them oral and written literacy.

As part of our Scottish week the children will learn to recite and sing “Auld Lang Syne” when learning about Robert Burns.

At the end of the week there is a family ceilidh to which everyone is invited!