Welcome to Year 1!
Mrs Hawthorne & Mrs Greer
Hello to all our wonderful boys and girls,
We hope you are settling into a new learning experience at home with your home learning packs. Home learning is a new concept for all of us and we are all learning together. Remember, home learning isn’t the same as school. You have other important things to enjoy at home, like spending time with your families, fresh air outside where possible, and hopefully a lot of helping out with housework, baking, cooking and more! Try to do the tasks you can, when you can, we know you’ll try your very best. We are super proud of each and every one of you and miss you all very much!
Mums and Dads, we have an exciting and important development for Primary 1. We are planning to use an online tool called Seesaw. Seesaw is an online tool that will allow us to set tasks for pupils and provide some suggestions for more activities at home, while also giving our pupils a chance to stay in touch with us.
You will receive a letter about Seesaw and how you can access this soon. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions in the meantime.
Thinking about you all. Stay safe.
Mrs Hawthorne and Mrs Greer
If you would like to contact us please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon-Wed) or
World Book Day
To celebrate World book day, we came to school all cosy in our favourite pyjamas. Some of us also brought along our teddies and favourite bedtime story book to share with the class. We had a great day!
In February we enjoyed finding out about garden birds. We made our own bird feeders and enjoyed using our bird hide to keep a look out for visitors to our school garden. We dressed up in camouflage gear and used binoculars so the birds wouldn't see us! We spotted blue tits, black birds and a robin. During PBL we built nests and wrote descriptions of some garden birds. Our class library had lots of books to help us identify different birds.
Science Sue visited our school and we got to see exciting experiments. Some people from our class were picked as helpers. We discovered lots of new things and had lots of fun!!
We made vegetable soup together. One group peeled the vegetables and another group chopped them into tiny pieces. Next we added them to the soup maker machine and poured chicken stock over the top. We pressed 'go' and waited for our soup to cook. Once it was ready we all tasted some. We had a vote to see who liked it. Most thought it was yummy but some weren't so sure!
In January our classroom turned into the arctic! We found out about the Inuit people and how they live and work in cold lands. In Play Based Learning we had great fun dressing up as explorers, penguins and polar bears. We used our magnetic fishing lines to try and catch fish in the ice hole. We used furs and blankets to make our igloo tent warm and cosy. In the water try we experimented with ice cubes to see how long it would take them to melt. At the construction station we used duplo lego to build igloos and dog sleds. At the art table we loved creating our own snowmen and experimenting with making cold colours to paint frosty pictures on tinfoil. We also painted penguins and used cubes to measure their heights. We found out lots of interesting facts about arctic animals. Make sure and ask us what colour a polar bear's skin is!