week beginning March 13th

posted 12 Mar 2017, 23:09 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 16 Mar 2017, 18:37 ]

This week we continue Learning Block 2; Digging up the past. We will gather all the wonderful creations we have made ie. Dino bones made with salt dough, fossils made from clay, the new tools we have learned to use and labels we wrote for the museum. We will then put all of these into our class museum! The children will set up a museum café, dino gift shop and information kiosk. We will practice taking on new roles and work together.

Our Big Question this week is; What might you see in a museum?  

There are two video clips from the Night At The Museum movies. See if your child can identify what dinosaur it is by looking at the skeleton shape.


(I would recommend just the first 50 seconds of this clip) 


(I would recommend just the first 3 seconds of this clip) 

Our Big Question this week is; What might you see in a museum? The learning activities planned are designed to help the children understand this questions and develop their knowledge as the Learning Block develops. This question is asked on a Monday and reflected upon all week. On a Friday I record what else the children know and throughout the week statements from the children are added to their own learning wall. 

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 new sound this week is; ure (pure, cure, manure). The math block this week is; counting and comparing numbers. Due to many show practices there are still a few learning activities on shape the children will take part in. 

The children will be learning;
- what a Museum is
- how to present information to friends  
- about dinosaur treasure found in an authentic treasure box
- the correct way to digging up dinosaur bones
- what tools Archaeologists use on a dinosaur dig 
- how to make a dinosaur from a skeleton
- how to accurately weigh and measure (dinosaur bones) 
- to read and spell 'ure' words
- how to form 'ure' words correctly
- how to use air words in sentences
- names of 2D and 3D shape
- shape characteristics 
- how to display data in graph form
- comparing numbers within 5, 8, 10 and above
- counting numbers within 10, 20 and 100 

The main learning strands this week will be;
Strand 1: Independence and Interdependence
1.8b demonstrating consideration in group situations
1.27b being a member of a team and learning with others  

Strand 2: Communicating
2.9b using language to discuss the past and present and to make predictions about the future events.
2.29b writing for a range of purposes and meaningful real-life and play contexts
2.53b ordering and classifying size and shape in practical contexts
2.54b selecting sizes and shapes according to given criteria
2.58b collecting simple data and representing pictorially 

Strand 3: Enquiring 
3.1b using the senses to make discoveries
3.14b classifying living and non-living things
3.24b exploring evidence and artifacts that inform us about life long ago   

Strand 4: Healthy living and physical well-being 
4.13b body and shape awareness

The Personal Quality main focus will be Reflection this week. In P1 Reflection is; 

Home Learning: 
Try to draw your own dinosaur skeleton or some dinosaur bones and bring them in to add to our museum.Continue to watch dinosaur clips / movies; Andy's Dinosaur Adventures, Land Before Time, A night at the Museum.  

Important information:  
March 14th - Whole school dress rehearsal at 09:00
March 17th - School Show at 7pm (P1 should be in the classroom between 18:20 and 18:30)

March 24th is the start of the Spring Holidays and school will be closed until April 10th.