What a wonderful week in Primary 1!
When we came into class on Wednesday, we had a message on our Smartboard from an astronaut stuck in space asking for our help. We had to crack the codes to rescue him. The boys and girls had to use their reading comprehension skills to fix jumbled up sentences and fill the blanks with the correct words in sentences. They were so motivated and the photo below shows them showing the astronaut their excellent work!
The space theme continued on Thursday when the children entered the class to find big footprints covered in moon dust. This was to set the scene for writing newspaper articles about the moon landing.
Our Numeracy focus for this week has been developing our understanding of fractions, in particular halves. We used cut and paste activities, playdoh cutting and sorting sets to find halves.
Primary 1 received a surprise package in the mail this week. We won a circus themed story tent for our excellent book walk that we did at the end of last year for the Scottish Book Trust Book Week.
We have been doing some fantastic team work with the Nursery as part of our Space topic. We had a listening and talking session where each class shared our work on Planets. We also had a space themed picnic which allowed each class to work on measuring and capacity. Nursery baked moon biscuits and Primary 1 provided a rocket fuel drink. Learning while having so much fun!