Week beginning January 23rd

posted 19 Jan 2017, 21:13 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 26 Jan 2017, 17:22 ]
Our IEYC unit 'Winter Wonders' continues with the first week of 'Fun in the sun'. The children will be learning about; shadows, sun safety and where is the sun now? This weeks Big Question is 'What is the sun?' The Literacy and Numeracy is all part of the IEYC but each week there are some stand alone learning activities to ensure full curriculum coverage.

The children will be learning;
- what the sun is
- how to make shadows using torches
- how to make a shadow puppet
- performing 'The little cloud' by Eric Carle
- the terms; translucent, transparent and opaque 
- how light can shine through some materials 
- designing a t-shirt 
- the sounds 'or' and 'ar' 
- the tricky words; no and go
- review of all letters and sounds learned
- how to write lists of phonetic words
- how to use tricky words in sentences
- guided reading in small groups answering comprehension questions 
- counting songs up to 100
- 2D and 3D shape
- Organising and displaying data
- how to record information using a basic graphs  

The main learning strands this week will be;
Strand 1: Independence and Interdependence
1.26b the joy and satisfaction of experiencing and learning something new

Strand 2: Communicating
2.7b communicating through speaking and listening - using language to recall, retell and sequence events
2.27b communicating through reading - recognising and reading common words and familar sentences 
2.31b communicating through writing - copying and experimenting with letter formation
2.55b communicating through shape and measure - the names of given 2D and 3D shapes

Strand 3: Enquiring 
3.7b enquiring about the world - asking questions, experimenting with ideas and finding out about the wider world

Strand 4: Healthy living and physical well-being 
4.23b body and space awareness 

The Personal Quality main focus will be Communication this week. In P1 Communication is; showing feels through actions; expressing yourself and listening to others. 

Home Learning: 
Making different shadow pictures outside at night or inside a darker room using a torch. Talk about how your shadow changes if you are close or far from the light. 
Teach someone in your house the 4 shape songs for; circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.  

Important information: 
P1 Open Morning Thursday 26th 08:00 - 08:30  
P.E is on Mondays and Fridays.

Here are some photos from our learning!! 




Primary 1 Teacher,
26 Jan 2017, 17:01