We have been learning about owls and are currently reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ (by Jill Tomlinson). Today we used natural materials to make our own owls and to make nests for owls.
This week we have been thinking about Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends. When we went to the nature strip we made homes for all of the animals.
Last week we went for a walk and noticed many signs of Autumn. We were very impressed by the colours of the leaves, so this week we went over to the Meadows to collect fallen leaves. When we got back to school we sorted them into red, orange, yellow and green leaves, then we worked together to create a leaf rainbow.
This week P1C have been retelling the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’. We have learned some Signalong signs to use with the story and we have all put super effort into learning them. A few of us have recorded very short videos to show you the signs, here they are…
LITTLE RED HEN: https://vimeo.com/463927752
Lazy DOG: https://vimeo.com/463960368
Sleepy CAT: https://vimeo.com/463960567
Noisy DUCK: https://vimeo.com/463960854
NOT I: https://vimeo.com/463961847
I WILL: https://vimeo.com/463963930
Primary 1 Parents and Carers
We are conscious that the start of this term has been very different this year, with many of you not having been inside the school building at all. Therefore our P1 newsletter is a bit different to that of the rest of the school as we have attempted to show you what the first few weeks have been like for your child by including photographs in a Sway presentation.
Please see below the curriculum powerpoint presentation where we explain how teach literacy and numeracy, and how you can support your child at home.
We would like to thank you for you cooperation in working with us to make this the very best possible start of the children.
Ms Anstruther and the P1 team
In today’s PE lesson we tried some skipping. Everyone had great fun and discovered that even though something seems impossible, a bit of practice can help us get the hang of it.
This week we have enjoyed more bear themed activities.
In literacy we have done some story creating by changing parts of the bear hunt story. Firstly we worked as a whole class to alter the entire story, then each of us did a change of our own.
We have also looked at the Everywhere Bear story and have created art work to create new adventures for the Everywhere Bear.
To complete our bear topic we all made bear paw biscuits and enjoyed eating them together in our classes.
The children have been amazing – they have all coped SO well with the new routines of the school day. After everything that has happened this year, it is wonderful to see how quickly they have settled in school.
Our learning this week has been related to the the Michael Rosen story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We have all learned Signalong signs for the story, we have created story maps that we can refer to when we retell the story and we have had opportunities to choose which bear activities we would like to complete. The last of the pictures below is the story map from P1C’s classroom – perhaps your child will tell you the story using that picture?
Primary One Transiton 2020/21
We are looking forward to welcoming all new P1 pupils to Sciennes Primary School in session 2020/ 21. Your child would normally have started their transition into Sciennes Primary School this term. However, due to the current restrictions our transition has had to be altered.
In Edinburgh, all Early Years settings and primary schools are working together on a joint project using Michael Rosen’s ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ organised by The City of Edinburgh Council Early Years Team. This means that no matter what nursery they are enrolled in, or what primary school they move into, all children will be familiar with the same story and will have a shared experience.
Please look at the website http://www.bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com for ideas that you can use with your child to help them feel positive about the move into school.
Share your pictures from your Bear Hunt adventures on Twitter #BearHuntEdin and tag @SciennesPS
Please look out for a welcome pack which will be sent to your home address with information about school and P1 classes. Look for updates here for dates and times for starting school.
Ms Carolyn Anstruther DHT P1-3