Primary 1 News

                             
Welcome to our Primary 1 blog!
We will update this page weekly to keep you up to date with all our new learning experiences and news. 

  • School Times:
    • Classroom Opens at 8:15am. Come in and share a learning experience with your child. Look at our IEYC learning wall in the back room to share experiences
    • Lunch Pick Up is at 12:00pm.
    • Afternoon Session (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) Begins at 12:55pm.
    • IMPORTANT: for HSSE regulations, please do not enter the classroom without a teacher present.
FOR TERM 2
  • PE MONDAY 1pm (Children will change at school immediately upon return to school after lunch)
    • Please make sure the children have appropriate gear: Indoor trainers, T-shirt, shorts
  • PE WEDNESDAY 9:30am (Children will change at school during class time)
    • Please make sure the children have appropriate gear: Indoor trainers, T-shirt, shorts
  • Library THURSDAY (Children must have a Blue Book Bag to borrow books to take home)
Any questions or comments please email me at primary1@sakhalinschool.net

Miss Erin

Week Beginning 15th January, 2018

posted 14 Jan 2018, 22:56 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 14 Jan 2018, 22:56 ]

This morning we enjoyed a "constructors Challenge" where we adapted the Visible Thinking Tool CHALK TALK to rotate around the different construction centres and literally build on each others ideas! 

   
  



It got us thinking about our Big Question for this week...

HOW ARE TOYS MADE?
We linked this to a BIG PROVOCATION (something to think about).... YOU HAVE TO BUY TOYS.

We will explore the different ways we can make toys in our new TOY FACTORY, developed by the children today.

Don't forget to share the learning on SEESAW with your child this week!


FOCUS FOR LEARNING THIS WEEK:

MATHS:
2D and 3D shapes: learning to recognise and name shapes in the environment
Addition and Subtraction: 

LITERACY:
Phonics: Revision of all previous sounds
Writing: Writing for a range of purposes (Instructions)
Reading: Decoding words and reading sentences with tricky words the, I, go, to and other high frequency words.
Speaking and Listening: responding to others appropriately

IEYC:
Exploring and designing Toys in the Toy Factory
Reflecting on different types of games and giving their opinion about it

Learning Strand Focus:
    1.27b: Being a member of a team and learning with others
    2.75b: Exploration of materials and constructions to create unplanned and planned effects
    4.12b: Exploring team games and associated rules
  

Week Beginning 9th January, 2018

posted 9 Jan 2018, 18:16 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 9 Jan 2018, 18:17 ]

A great start to the term already! We were surprised to find that Rufus the Robot wasn't as good as keeping the ToyShop tidy as we thought he would be... perhaps he is broken?

  



This lead us into our first Big Question of the week:

WHAT HAPPENS IF A TOY IS BROKEN?

The children were given this as a thinking question this morning and we will discuss it later on in the week in more detail.


We shared the story Robot RumpusI by Sean Taylor and Ross Wilson (link below) then asked the children
    What kind of robot would you like to have?

This led to a great discussion and we generated lots of ideas - cook-bots, transport-bots, hair-bots, clean-bots and even play-bots! We made our own robots out of craft materials and wrote sentences about them using the sentence starter I can...

    


Check out SEESAW for our more of our learning.

FOCUS FOR LEARNING THIS WEEK:

MATHS:
2D and 3D shapes: learning to recognise and name shapes in the environment
Position and direction: directing robots and each other to specific locations

Learning Strand Focus: 2.77b: Designing and creating 2D and 3D artwork for a range of purposes

LITERACY:
Phonics: Revision of all previous sounds
Writing: Writing statements beginning with I Can
Reading: Decoding words and reading sentences with tricky words the, I, go, to
Speaking and Listening: Giving instructions to others

Learning Strand Focus:
    2.2b: using the language of instruction
    2.36b: Identifying and blending sounds in simple words
    2.33b using phonic awareness to write words

IEYC:
Exploring robots: movements and designs
Exploring constructing and mending toys that are broken


Thanks for a Great First Term!

posted 14 Dec 2017, 20:57 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 14 Dec 2017, 21:02 ]

What a fantastic first term in P1.

Today we celebrated playing our favourite games and experiencing activities we like to do on our holidays. See below for some photos.

We also got another mysterious letter from Terry the Toymaker who sent us a Robot named Rufus. Rufus will look after the Toy Shop while we are away.

School recommences on January 9th. Stay safe on your holidays!

  
Rufus the Robot has come to keep an eye, on everything we like to buy in our Toy Shop!

 
 We had some really Yummy Food!

   
Dressing up is LOTS of fun!

   
 
 We had a great time playing PIE Face! It was very funny!

Week Beginning 11th December

posted 10 Dec 2017, 22:07 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 22:07 ]

This week we are exploring how toys are made and what techniques you can use to make different toys. Today we came up with a few ideas such as painting, sewing, hammering, molding and gluing! The children will help make new toys for our Toy Shop and try to sell them to other children. Our BIG question is: How are toys made?


Our learning Foci are:

 IEYC LITERACY MATHS
 Designing and creating 2D and 3D artwork (toys)Phonics: h, b, l (ll), f (ff)
Tricky Word: no
Skills:
2.26b identifying and blending sounds in simple words
2.33b using phonic awareness to write words
 2.49b exploring 1 more and 1 less
2.55b the names of given 2D shapes


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On Friday we will be celebrating the end of term with a party with a Holiday theme. The children are invited to bring in a toy or game they like to play during the holidays on Friday to play with during the party.




Below are some highlights of the Teddy Bear Picnic from Last Friday! The children did a fantastic job of preparing Bear Bread for the Picnic! 
There are definitely some budding chefs in P1!

  
  
   



The Lost Toys...

posted 30 Nov 2017, 21:22 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 30 Nov 2017, 21:23 ]

This week the children absolutely loved sharing the learning with their favourite toys... and the toys LOVED being a part of P1. They joined in games with the Nursery children, learned new sounds and played in the Toy Shop with the toys for sale. Hopefully all the toys have returned home safely.

During shared learning with Nursery, the children played memory games where the toys hid under a blanket and one went missing! They have to guess which toy disappeared. They also sorted inside toys from outside toys, sorted different types of objects you might find in toys as well as painting portraits of their toy to use for LOST Posters - just in case they lose their toy like Dave did in the story "Dogger."  Please come into the classroom to see the Lost Toy wall of fame!

  
   
  

During our focused Literacy Learning, the children had the opportunity to write words using the sounds we have learned so far. All children used great communication skills to write down the sounds they heard. The children also practiced writing the letters with the correct letter formation.

    


Learning Next Week:

IEYC:
Next week we continue with Learning Block 1: Lost and Found.
On Monday the children will share the story Kipper's Toybox  by Mike Inkpen and make their own sock puppet, based on the plans and designs they made this week.
On Tuesday, the children will use their imaginations and discover that anything can be toy... even a stick! We will share Not a Stick  by Antoinette Portis and Stanley's Stick by John Hegley. We will then challenge the children to act out how they are using their "not a stick" and have other children guess what it could be! We will write captions to the photos we make and perhaps even create our own book!
On Wednesday, we will ask children to bring in a Teddy Bear that will stay until Friday. The children will explore where the bears can hide, developing their positional language: on, in, over, under, above, next to, in front, between, behind, as they describe and answer questions about where their bear is hiding!
Thursday and Friday we will continue to explore the Bears, sharing the story This is the Bear by Sarah Hayes. Finally on Friday we will end the week with a Teddy Bear's picnic, sharing the delicious treat we made during on Thursday and Friday!

Literacy:
Phonics: ck e u r
Tricky Word: go
Sentence writing: It's a.... (not a stick!)

Maths:
Positional Language


Learning this Week

posted 26 Nov 2017, 22:19 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 26 Nov 2017, 22:19 ]

Literacy Learning:
Phonics: g, o, c, k
Tricky Word: I
Sentence writing: I can...

Maths Learning:
Recording subtraction using numbers and symbols
grouping and sorting objects

IEYC Learning:
Next week we begin with Learning Block 1, all about Lost and Found toys.
We start the week by asking "What is your favourite toy?" and ask the children to bring in their favourite toy on TUESDAY 28th November. This toy will stay at school for the week and sleep over in the classroom. Although we strive to ensure that all toys will be handled with utmost respect and care, accidents can happen so please do not send in a toy that is precious.
We will focus on the Personal Quality communication as we will be discussing, describing and communicating the reasons WHY we like out toy.

Other News:
Today we had our last swimming class for the year and had great fun at our Happy Splash! The children enjoyed diving through the hoops, collecting the rings, climbing on the platforms and splashing about together!!



The Big Picture

posted 23 Nov 2017, 21:16 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 23 Nov 2017, 21:17 ]

Over the past two days the children's curiosity led their learning and they had to opportunity to experience activities that highlighted some of the skills we will explore in a greater depth in our new unit of learning, My Toy Shop. We Stepped Inside the world of Toy Makers and learned about many different ways to make and construct toys. We also examined how different toys moved and worked as we explored a range of toys, from duplo to fishing games to toys in the sand and water.

As their curiosity was sparked, the children explored the activities in more depth and each child had an unique learning experience.

They may have experienced:
- create a baby's toy rattle using papier mache
- creating toys using wheels
- sewing a purse for use in the toy shop

  
   

This week we also learned how to play in our toy shop, learning phrases and new vocabulary such as "how much is this?" "May I please have a receipt?" "That will cost... ". As TOy Shop owners we organised, sorted and counted our toys, creating inventories of the items in our shop. 

We also painted a picture of toys we liked to play with. The children then explained to me why they enjoyed playing with the toys they had painted. Please come into the classroom to see the gallery.

Next Week:

Literacy Learning:
Phonics: g, o, c, k
Tricky Word: I
Sentence writing: I can...

Maths Learning:
Recording subtraction using numbers and symbols
grouping and sorting objects

IEYC Learning:
Next week we begin with Learning Block 1, all about Lost and Found toys.
We start the week by asking "What is your favourite toy?" and ask the children to bring in their favourite toy on MONDAY 27th November. This toy will stay at school for the week and sleep over in the classroom. Although we strive to ensure that all toys will be handled with utmost respect and care, accidents can happen so please do not send in a toy that is precious.
We will focus on the Personal Quality communication as we will be discussing, describing and communicating the reasons WHY we like out toy.

We will read the stories "Dogger" by Shirley Hughes and "Kipper's Toybox" by Mick Inkpen and explore the emotions of others and ourselves and explore where lost toys go! 
You can share the stories here:

YouTube Video

 

YouTube Video


Shoe Box Appeal!

posted 21 Nov 2017, 20:30 by Primary 1 Teacher


Our Toy Shop!

posted 19 Nov 2017, 22:02 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 19 Nov 2017, 22:04 ]

Learning Foci this week:

Phonics: 
Letters and Sounds: i, n, m, d. 
Tricky word: to

Maths: sorting, categorising and graphing data

IEYC: New Unit My Toy Shop: Capturing Curiosity through The Entry Point and The Big Picture
    BIG QUESTION: What Toys do you play with?

Our Entry Point

This morning we came into very interesting collection of things on our tables. We were a little bit confused what had happened, until Mr Freeman came running into the classroom with a letter addressed to P1! The sender was T.Builder... very suspicious!

  
 

We used our Enquiry skills and discovered that the letter was from Terry, The Toy Maker. He has gone away on holidays and left us with his Toy shop! We shared our ideas about what toys might be in the Toy Shop with out shoulder partner using Rally Robin. Then we sorted the Toys into different groups. We came up with:



- transport
- soft toys
- dolls
- role play
- dress-up
- outside games
- puzzles
- toys with buttons and winders
- musical instruments




    

Next, we placed all the toys into the toy shop and wrote labels and price tags for all the toys! Finally we were ready to play in our Toy shop! We had a go at shopping in the Toy Shop, being cashiers, paying money and even writing receipts for the things we bought!

   
   

We are looking forward to learn all about Toys and Toy Shops! 

Goodbye to Storyland!

posted 16 Nov 2017, 21:57 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 16 Nov 2017, 21:58 ]

We completed our Once Upon a Time unit this week we a fabulous Storyland Gala where the children travelled from country to country experiencing stories from different countries in different languages. Armed with their passports, the children flew to Nigeria, Japan, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Scotland and back to Russia! A big thank you to all the parents who made this afternoon possible!

  
  
 


Earlier in the week the children enjoyed learning about a traditional Russian folk-tale and The Three Little Pigs. They built houses of straw, sticks and bricks and then watched them get blown away by the big bad wolf!

   
   



We also started our learning our single letter sounds this week, starting with the sounds: s, a, t, p. We learned to blend the sounds together to read the words sat, pat, tap, at. We practiced writing the letters with the correct formation and we enjoyed sorting objects to the correct sounds. We also learned the tricky word: the. We practiced recognising this word in lots of different books and even found it in games!

Looking to next week:

Phonics: 
Letters and Sounds: i, n, m, d. 
Tricky word: to
Maths: sorting, categorising and graphing data
IEYC: New Unit My Toy Shop: Capturing Curiosity through The Entry Point and The Big Picture

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