Month: June 2021

P1 End of Year

We finished the year with lots of fun and laughter. We had to tidy out our trays yesterday and got to blow lots of bubbles in the soapy water to help get them nice and clean!

We had a class party this morning to celebrate the end of year. We played musical statues and musical bumps before trying to keep the balloons off the ground while showing off our dance moves. It was a brilliant end to the year. Have a great summer P1A and P1B!

P1B artists

We learned about the artist Pablo Picasso and looked at some of his artwork. We liked the shapes and colours he used in his paintings. We created our own ‘Picasso faces’ in the style of cubism. Have a look at our paintings:

We also got to experiment with some printing and created colourful abstract pieces of art. We started off by adding lots of paint to the background in various colours. Then, we used different tools to create different patterns in the paint. Once our backgrounds were dry, we used some rollers, lego and shapes to print onto our paintings. Mrs Anstruther loved our abstract prints so much she is going to display them in the school for everyone to see!

P1B play

We have lots of opportunities to play in primary 1. It gives us the chance to create, use our imagination, share and take turns with others. Here’s a snapshot of some of our play this year.

P1B sports fun

To celebrate the Euros tournament we have had a football focus in P.E. We were really lucky to have some football skills sessions with P.E. student Miss Dobie in the hall during May. We practised dribbling around cones and through tunnels, trapping the ball, and passing the ball to our partners.

We continued practising these skills outside in the playground and even tried some football rounders in P.E. too.

We loved cheering on Scotland in their first game in the Euros competition too! Some of us wore our Scotland gear and we made some flags as well.

We had an amazing afternoon of Football fun in the Meadows last week. It was a lovely sunny day and Mrs Anstruther organised three activities for us to try. First, we had lots of fun in the play park!

Next, we had some free play with footballs, frisbees, the parachute and lots of other sports equipment with Mrs Anstruther. Then we got to cool down with some yummy ice lollies before we had our football tournament with Mr Armstrong.

As well as having lots of football fun this term, we had two tennis taster sessions with Alex at the Meadows too. We walked to the tennis courts and played some games with our partners to practise throwing, catching and hitting the ball.

P1B numeracy work

We spent the last few weeks in numeracy focussing on grouping and sharing. We created equal groups using different materials and learned to describe how many groups there were, how many items were in each group and then added up how many items there were altogether.

We looked at sharing items equally too. We had lots of fun sharing pom poms between the teddy bears, making sure they each got the same amount. Some of us chose to try the challenge to write number sums using the multiplication and division sign!

P1C Bubble Competition

At the end of each school year we clear out and wash our trays so that they are ready for the children who will use our classroom next session. We had great fun this afternoon when we had a bubble blowing competition. We put some water and a little bit of detergent into our trays then we used straws to blow bubbles. Look at the fun we had:

P1C Fun at the Meadows

What a wonderful afternoon we had today!

Ms Anstruther organised three activities for us. We started out playing with our friends:

Then we took part in a mini football tournament:

We were tired after that, but we refuelled with ice lollies from Ms Anstruther and were soon ready for more fun.

Finally, we went to the play-park:

We all enjoyed a great day out!

P1 fun afternoon!

P1A loved our afternoon at the meadows today. We played games, had fun at the playpark, had a mini football match and ate yummy ice lollies to cool us down! We loved the opportunity to play with all our friends and be out in the sunshine!

P1C Art

This week we finished our Picasso-inspired pictures. I am SO proud of everyone in P1C for the SUPER effort they have put into these, I’m sure you will agree that they are fantastic!

Here they are:

Euro 2020 (in 2021!)

We have been getting into the Euro spirit in primary 1A. We learned where Scotland is on the map of Europe and also marked all the different European countries that are represented in our class (although not all are competing). We have also enjoyed trying to identify the flags that Ms Anstruther put up in the corridors for us. Each class in school has a country to make a ‘Top Trumps’ style card for. We picked Scotland out of the hat, which was easy as we already know lots about Scotland! This afternoon we all sat down to watch the start of the Scotland v. Czech Republic game.

P1C Art

We have been learning about Picasso. Yesterday we played ‘Roll a Picasso’ and today we added paint. Next week we will use pen and pastels to finish our pictures.

P1C Bean Still Growing!

The bean that we started in a jam jar has continued to grow. We transferred it to a pot of compost before the Easter holiday and it has grown taller and taller. Recently we noticed that it has grown a bean pod!

P1B outdoor learning

P1B Sports Day

On Thursday 20th May we had our first ever sports day at Sciennes. The weather stayed dry for us and we had lots of fun doing all of the activities in our coloured teams. We started with hurdles, then we had lots of fun trying out the sack race for the first time. Our next activities were bowls, skipping race, egg and spoon and we showed off our throwing skill with the parachute throw. We loved the spacehopper race! Finally, we used our football skills to finish off our sports day with the football dribble race. We had a great morning!

Our Local Area

We have been looking at features of our local area during our Welly Wednesday walks. We worked together to create a map of the area and added some of the photos we had taken when we were out walking.

We also made our own maps.