Week ending 5th June
Our week started with a great trip to Newhailes estate. It was a very hot day and we saw lots of interesting living things. Hannah, the ranger, asked us to look in the woods and then we went for a walk and she showed us the different flowers growing in long and short grass. Thank you to all the mummies who volunteered to help with the trip. We made some wonderful models of transport this week – cars, planes, boats and buses. Later in the week everyone designed their own fantasy form of transport and described what is was that made it work and what we would use it for. In our writing lesson we wrote an invitation to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic for the new P1 class. We each had a new friend to write to and look forward to meeting them at the picnic, which is in a couple of weeks’ time.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend and remember – stay safe!
Week ending 15th May
We have been busy in P1 this week with our usual activities such as reading and maths. We’ve also been getting some seeds planted and hope that they will have grown enough for us to be able to sell them at the school fair. Just to be sure that we are doing the right things we have started an experiment with some cress seed. Some of the seeds were planted in soil and others on cotton wool; some were watered and some not; some have been given light and others are being kept in a dark cupboard. Everyone is very keen to see what the results will be. Thank you to those people who have ben sending in “junk” for us to use for model making in our transport project. We have been thinking about all the different sorts of transport and what they are used for – moving people and animals, as emergency vehicles and on water. We hope to start making our models soon. We also had a very exciting visit from some firefighters and everyone was able to climb up into the drivers cab.
Week ending 24th April
Great to see Primary 1 back after the Easter holidays! Everyone looks ready for the challenge of the new term. We have been thinking about our new topic on transport and deciding what we would like to learn. We hope to be able to make some different forms of transport of our own and experiment with different ways of getting them to move. Our science topic this term in about living things and we will be getting to work on the plant tubs in the outside play area very soon. Everyone continues to work hard with their reading and maths – well done. The week ended on a high note with the visit of Sir Chris Hoy to the school to open the library. Everyone in P1 was very excited about it and thought of lots of questions to ask him.