Week beginning January 25th

posted 24 Jan 2016, 22:18 by Primary 1 Teacher
This week the children will be learning about more seasonal Changes - Winter and Summer. 

The Personal Quality focus this week will be Enquiry.  In P1 Enquiry is; beginning to ask why things are the way they are, collecting evidence to support ideas with the help of a teacher, collecting evidence without help from a teacher and always asking why things are the way they are. 

The four learning strands this week are;

Independence and Interdependence

1.21 the local area


2.12 enjoying and using words and books


3.5 playing with ideas and materials as an enjoyable and creative approach to learning

Healthy Living

4.3 making choices

The children are learning;

 - how to mix warm and cold colours,
 - winter and summer related words
 - colour experiments to make new colours
 - what is similar and different about summer and winter 
 - songs and poems about summer and winter  
 - sorting winter and summer pictures to create a collage
 - exploring changes in states - liquid/solid/powder 
 - changing states - bubble comparison inside and outside of the classroom
 - creating a holiday post card
 - listening to winter and summer music
 - making frozen themed play dough to create a winter wonderland 
 - painting in the snow to create snow scenes 
 - how to make ice-cream and jelly for our summer party
 - changing numbers and CVC words by changing the middle vowel, beginning or ending letter

The books that will help the children's learning this week are;
This week we will compare the two storybooks, The Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and our new story, The Lady Who Swallowed Snow. We will look for changes in the stories as well as similarities. The Lady Who Swallowed Snow is a funny story about a woman who eats all the special ingredients to make a snowman, this links to this weeks Winter Season theme.

Home learning links;
 - Use the snow to experiment; how long does an icicle take to melt? Can you create a snow picture using items found outside? Go and build a snowman and take a picture of it!!! Practice sliding in your sledge or skiing - remember to take pictures? Take a photo of the longest icicle you can find around your camp. Just have fun outside in the snow and take pictures for me to display in the classroom.  

Important Dates:

Summer Day! On Friday the children are invited to dress up with a summer theme to celebrate all our learning from the past two weeks of our seasons focus. It will be a great opportunity for us to explore the differences between the way we dress in summer and winter. Some ideas for Friday’s dress up theme; sun hat, sunglasses, shorts, t-shirts, grass hula skirt or any clothing with bright colours.

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