Week 13 - Changes

posted 26 Nov 2015, 22:10 by Primary 1 Teacher

The changes unit is in full flow and the children are excited about the new Science Lab Role-Play and have been taking ownership over when items will be placed and where information will go on the wall. Having this input allows the children to feel more involved in this area and helps them to understand more about the contents and link it to their learning. The role-play are will be finished next week once the children have helped make some more important decisions on contents for the science lab. 

The Personal Quality focus this week will be Thoughtfulness. In P1 Thoughtfulness is used to describe when a child has been showing thinking skills, when a child can talk about their learning, when a child can describe their interests and when a children can reflect on what they have learned and what they would like to learn.  

These are four main learning strands that we are focusing on this week; 

Independence and Interdependence

1.16 taking part in group activities


2.5 the practical use of at least one language


3.9 using a variety of strategies for exploring and making sense of the world 

Healthy Living

4.7 their own personal worth 

This week the children are learning about;

- extended family members

- presentation skills - I can present my baby picture and family tree and talk about who is in my family

- other friends family members and what similarities and differences are

- data handling and making a table of information

- their own life cycle so far through a symbolic flower craft activity 

- family hones and what makes them all so special and unique 

- a new cooperative learning structure called 'find the fib'

- changes numbers within 10

- change letterd to create new words 

Home links

Why not try - 

* making a family tree together

* looking through photo albums of family and friends and talking about memories shared with them

Still Needed:

Please try to send the baby photos and photos of your child at 1 years old, 2 years old, 3 years old, 4 years old and 5 years old.