Friday 26th March, 2021.

A very well deserved WELL DONE to all pupils this term for their hard work and efforts with Online Learning and the return to the school building.

Congratulations this week to Harry, our Pupil of the Week.

Congratulations to our Playground Star, Emmanuella.

Happy Birthday to Aila!

House Points Update:

1st Place: Ravenclaw 335

2nd Place: Slytherin 326

3rd Place: Hufflepuff 303

4th Place: Gryffindor 264

Source: Primary 3/4

Learning through play- Pm’s fun week

In the afternoon nursery we have been really busy working on lots of fun activities this week. We have been learning about airplanes and making paper planes. We have then been using our measuring stick to measure how far they have flown. We have also been using lots of mathematical skills, not just to measure distance but measuring out water in our mud kitchen. The children had great fun working with different coloured water and mixing them to make new colours. The children were using mathematical language to estimate how much water they had in their container, was it empty, half  full or full. Could they share some with a friend?  As you can see below, they worked together to solve problems, shared and supported each other, even working together to put the outdoor tap on as it can be tricky.

We have also been working on our fine motor skills and have been threading colourful pasta to make necklaces and working on our scissor skills.

Source: Nursery

Making pasta necklaces.

This morning in nursery some of our boys and girls showed off their great fine motor skills by threading the pasta through the wool to  create their own necklaces. They also used great maths skills by  creating different patterns with the range of colours that were available.




Source: Nursery

CLIC Targets – 22.3.21

CLIC Targets for P1 Term 3 Week 11

C – counting

For counting we are going to practise our number recognition and number formation. Use a number square or number line to point to a number and say it’s name. Can you write down any numbers you are asked? Use a whiteboard or paper to practise your number formation.

L – learn its

Learn its are number facts which we try to remember and quickly recall without working out the answer. We now have to remember the doubles to 5 –

1+1=2  2+2=4  3+3=6  4+4=8  5+5=10

You can also practise these at home. These facts are done orally and not written down at this stage.

I – It’s Nothing New

These are facts like our learn its but instead of asking What is one add one? we say What is double one?

Can you double 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5?

C – Calculations

This week we will focus on subtraction.

Can you take away and find out how many are left?

Use objects you have at home and make a group to take away from. Try using different amounts to start with and take away different amounts.

If you can manage using materials, try some mental subtraction, working out the answers in your head.

 

Here are some links to games which will help with this week’s targets.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hundredHunt/

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/subtraction/fruit-splat-game/

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Source: Primary 1