week beginning February 8th

posted 4 Feb 2016, 14:02 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 4 Feb 2016, 14:02 ]
This week the children will be learning about changes in life cycles. The children will learn about insect, plant and animal life cycles. This will allow comparisons to be made between the learning that took part on their own life cycle at the beginning of the Changes unit. 

The Personal Quality focus this week is Respect. In P1 Respect means; I am learning to show respect and look after things and people around me with my teacher's help, I can sometimes show respect and look after things and people around me by myself and I can show respect and look after things and people around me.  

The four learning strands this week are;


2.7 enjoying and using verbal communication

2.24 enjoying and using art, music, drama and dance


3.6 controlling their bodies

3.21 the earth and beyond 

The children are learning;

 - about the life cycle of the sunflower, caterpillar, chicken and horse
 - how to make a spring chicken using feathers
 - a chicken song to help understand the life cycle
 - about symmetry and where to find symmetrical patterns around school, in books and at home
 - how to make a symmetrical butterfly using paint 
 - to make a sunflower using real sunflower seeds
 - to mix colours to make brown to create a group sponge painted horse
 - more ways to remember the Days of the week and months od the year through poems and songs
 - O'clock times 
 - changing numbers by adding and subtracting
 - changing CVC words by changing the middle vowel, beginning or ending letter

The books that will help the children's learning this week are;
 - collections of our non-fiction colour range by Vic Parker 
 - Monkey Puzzle by J.Donaldson
 - The very hungry Caterpillar by E. Carl
 - A tiny seed by E.Carl 
 - collections of non fiction life cycles books 

Home learning links;
 - try to find books about animals and talk to your family about the changes that take place - can you make comparisons between your own life cycle? e.g a chicken starts in an egg and then hatches out - is this the same for you? 
 - practice telling the o'clock times using a watch or wall clock 
 - show your understanding of the days of the week by helping your family remember each morning what day is it - start a calendar of your own; if you haven't already 
 - watch some youtube clips of the books mentioned above 

Important Dates:
* Open evening February 9th 18:30 *

* P1 class Assembly February 19th at 08:40 *