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Monday 20th June – P1

Museum on the Mound

On Wednesday, Primary 1 visited the Museum on the Mound, AKA the money museum for an end of topic trip. We must say a huge thank you to the staff there who led such engaging activities. Primary 1 learnt about the different security details in bank notes and created their own with holographic stickers, embossing, UV writing, date stamps and their own bank name. They were able to strike their own coin using a template and hammer, and see lots of interesting artefacts such as safe keys, the watchman’s chair and tried to crack a safe. Well done to Primary 1 who walked up and down the Royal Mile very sensibly, despite how busy it was with tourists!

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Monday 13th June – P1

Museum on the Mound Trip

This Wednesday afternoon, Primary 1 will be walking to the Museum on the Mound for some hands on money activities.

Timeline:

11:30-12:30 Lunch, play, toilet
12:35 leave school to walk to museum
1:00 Arrival and introduction
1:10 Activity 1 – Unusual money from around the world
1:35 Activity 2 – Design Your Own Banknote
1:55 Activity 3 – Museum highlights
2:20 Pack up and depart
2:50 Arrive back to school
3:00 Normal home time

If pupils do wish to practise using their money knowledge to purchase a souvenir at the gift shop, the museum advises £2 to be a suitable amount.

The trip will be supervised by Miss Copeland, Mr Madine and Mrs McGlashan.

Alien Words

Primary 1 have been reading all types of words this week. Reading alien words is a great way to check phonic skills. Could you read quap, shoj or pluv?

Play the game below by reading the word and deciding if it is a real word (Astronaut) or fake word (alien word)

Astronaut and Alien Word Game

Dance

We have been exploring dances from around the world. We have noticed different beats, instruments in the music and actions for each.

From voting we found out that Bollywood was the most popular dance with our class with comments such as “I like the Bollywood music”, “I like the beat” and “I like the actions”.

Electricity and energy

Primary 1 investigated what makes toys ‘go’ and created their own wind up spinners while learning about energy. We had so much fun we forgot to take photos!

Explore the website below to find out about different types of energy and electrical safety.

https://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/

New Teacher

Primary 1 will have a new teacher for Primary 2. They find out today who that will be!

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Reports

This week you will receive your child’s school report. Below are some explanations of words and phrases which may helpful.

  • Pure sounds – Saying the letter sound without an ‘uh’ sound at the end e.g. M is ‘mmm’ not ‘muh’. To see a video explaining pure letter sounds click here.
  • Red words – Also known as tricky words, sight words or common words. Read, Write, Inc, the new literacy programme we are following, call words which cannot be sounded out red words. I, the, was and want, are all examples. To see more examples, click here. To watch Miss Copeland’s flash card video, click here.
  • CVC words – 3 letter words that follow a consonant, vowel, consonant sequence such as cat, dog, pig.
  • Consonant digraphs – When two consonants together make a new sound e.g. ch, th, sh.
  • Vowel digraphs – When two vowels together make a new sound e.g. oo, ee, ai.
  • Letter formation – How to write letters. Learning to write these in a particular way now will support pupils when learning to join letters together in future years. Differing letter size is important too. video for tall, video for small, video for fall letters.
  • Dienes or Dienes blocks – A maths resource, also known as Base 10 cubes. Click here for more information.
  • Combining and partitioning – Numbers can be partitioned or separated e.g. 321 is made up of 300 and 20 and 1. Combining is when you add these together e.g. 400 and 20 and 3 is 423. Click here for more information

Queen’s Jubilee Party

Thank you to everyone who attended our class party. It was lovely to finally be able to invite you into our learning space. We hope you had fun!

Butterflies

We have now released our butterflies. The pupils have enjoyed watching them grow and developing their curiosity in the natural world.

Youth Music Initiative

This week we welcomed Vikki Fairgrieve, our YMI tutor to our class. We had lots of fun learning new songs and actions. She will visit every Monday afternoon.

Maths – Direction

This week we will be introducing Bee-Bots to the class to support coding/programming language and direction learning.
Have a go at home using this interactive website.

You can download a FREE Bee-Bot app on both android and apple

FREE trial shinty sessions

During Health Week, Primary 1 were kindly given a shinty taster session from a coach from the Camanachd Dhùn-Èideann youth shinty club.
Staff were amazed at how well Primary 1 took to the sport.
Please see the flier below – try out for FREE for one month!

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P7 FUNDRAISING

Our P7 class would be very grateful if you could help them

fundraise for their leavers’ celebrations by taking part in our

Surprise!

If you are interested in winning a fun prize please bring along 50p

(every shot is a winner such as rubbers, pencils, bracelets, bouncy balls and much more)

P7 will pop in your classroom over the next 2 weeks and give every class an opportunity to take part.

so much for your support!