The teacher in Primary 1g is Mrs Gebbie.
Primary 1g are settling well into school life and routines and are working hard to become successful learners across the curriculum.
This term we have been learning about people who help us in school and have enjoyed visiting the Mrs Abercrombie, Mrs Dooley, Mr Findlay and the dinner ladies to find out what jobs they do to help us in school. We have now moved on to exploring the farm and have started investigating the animals. We will find out about animals life cycles, machinery, important farmer jobs and we will also investigate how farming has changed over time.
In numeracy, we will concentrate on numbers. Initially learning to identify, form and sequence numbers to 2 as well as using our counting skills to add within 5. Number Zoo, the Number Puppies and Numberblocks have been excellent stimuli to help us learn all about the numbers.
In literacy, we have worked on developing our phonological awareness by playing ‘I spy’ and identifying rhymes, syllables and words that sound the same to improve our ability to hear the sounds within words. Now, we are beginning our journey through the Jollyphonics phoneme programme where we will learn 2 new phonemes (sounds) per week using the fun stories and songs. We will learn how to read and spell 3 new common words per week which will assist us with independent writing later in the year.
Primary 1g will have gym on a Wednesday and Friday. We need our polo shirt, shorts and gym shoes to take part and we are practising getting ready for gym independently. Mrs Gebbie will take us to the dinner hall on a Wednesday and Mr Gallagher will take us to the gym hall on a Friday to make sure we get our 2 hours of P.E. each week.
Thank you to the families who came along to the open night. It was lovely to meet you. I am excited about the year ahead working with your children. As always if you have any queries please do not hesitate to speak to me at 3pm.