Welcome to Primary 1!
The Nursery children have been coming into the P1 classroom last week and this week to find out about “Learning Areas.”
There are lots of different “Learning Areas” in the classroom where the children can explore, practise and extend their learning. The children have to look at the choosing board and decide which Learning Areas they can go to that day. The choosing board is changed every day to make sure that everyone gets a turn to play at every area over the week.
Everyone has been given a Primary 1 “Buddy” to help them find out where they can play and what to do in each Learning Area. The Primary 1′s have been very helpful and sensible in their new role!
We had an exciting morning! We had the Primary 1 classroom to ourselves! (The Primary 1′s did outdoor gym with Mrs Munro and Mrs McWilliams.)
Mrs Jamieson had a little basket of things we will need when we are in Primary 1. We took them out of the basket and laid them on the floor to talk about them.
There were some photos of learning areas, a school sweatshirt, a reading book, some pens and pencils, a school dinner plate, a carton of milk and a gym kit! Maybe you could tell a grown-up about this picture?
Next, we did some work at the desks. We felt like real Primary 1 children!
We drew a picture of what we are looking forward to doing when we are in Primary 1.
In the story, the children in Harry’s class made little labels for the cloakroom. We thought that we would like to make labels for our Primary 1 cloakroom next time we come in to work!
We worked with our P1 Buddies today at the desks. We had to listen very carefully to some instructions Mrs Jamieson gave us then use them to help us finish our picture. We used the sand timer to help us see how much time we had to work on our task.
Tuesday. 14th June 2:00
We are planning to hold an information afternoon for the parents of next year’s Primary 1 children. You will be able to find out a bit more about life in Primary 1 as well as all the important “stuff” like uniforms and gym kit!
Tuesday, 21st June 11:45
An opportunity for the nursery children to join their Primary 1 Buddy for a school dinnner….more details to follow!
Just for your information, a copy of a letter which should be sent home sometime this week.
Hope you all had a lovely holiday!
This term, we will continue with our transition activities to help prepare your child for starting school. You may want to put the following dates into your diary.
- Transition Meeting 14.06.11 at 2:00. A chance for us to get together to discuss general information about your child starting school. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet staff that will be working with your child over the year and to ask questions about life and learning in Primary 1.
- School Dinners 21.06.11 at 11:45. We have arranged for the nursery children to join with their P1 Buddy for a school lunch. To ensure that your child has time to fully enjoy the experience, we ask you to pick up from nursery that day at 12:30. Please let us know as soon as possible of any dietary requirements so we can let dining staff know. We will let you know the menu choices for the day nearer the time.
- Drop-in Sessions If you would like to come in and watch a sounds or maths lesson in Primary 1, please join us! I will be working on sounds with the nursery children on Thursday, 12th May from 10:45 – 11:45 and on numeracy on Thursday 19th May from 10:45 – 11:45. Please feel free to “drop in” and have a look at what’s going on – you can stay for as long or as little as you like!
Don’t forget to keep checking the Nursery Transition page on the Primary 1 website for more regular updates and photographs.
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Primary 1 Class Teacher
Today, the nursery children joined their Primary 1 Buddies to find out about an exciting new project that we are going to do together over the coming weeks. It is called….
“The Garden Centre”
This is going to be a lot of work, so rather than overload this page, I have created another new learning story in the black bar at the top of the page. Please look at it together with your child and remember to leave us a little comment!
Every day this week, a little group from the nursery are coming to join their Buddies for Learning Areas. Last week, Primary 1 helped Mrs Jamieson choose activities to put in the different areas of the classroom and now they are busy teaching the Nursery children how to use the choosing board to help them play. By the time nursery children come into Primary 1, they will know exactly what to do!
Keep an eye on this page over the week and I will try to post as many photos as I can!
Our “Sounds Drop-in” lesson was a huge success! The children found out about letter “s” – What it looks like, how to say it and how to write it. We had lots of different ways to help us practise writing letter s.
We had great fun, and looking forward to our “Numeracy Drop-in” on Thursday, 19th May from 10:45 – 11:45!
Have a look at “The Garden Centre” link at the top of the home page to find out what we’ve been doing with our Buddies in Primary 1 this week!
Our Mummies and Daddies joined us again this week to find out how we will be learning about numbers when we come into Primary 1.
First we played a counting game – Molly was the winner!
Then we played with the different activities Mrs Janieson pout out for us.
If you would like to play this game again at home, just click on the link below.
We worked really, really hard!
Just to remind you that the Intake Meeting for new Primary 1 parents will be on Tuesday, 14th June at 2:00. Looking forward to seeing you then!