P1 celebrated World Book day today (a bit late due to the Beast from the East!). We had lots of interesting characters – the BFG, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Tintin, Paddington Bear, Winnie the Witch and lots more. Everyone in P1 had the opportunity to talk about their character and book. We are excited to see the story in a shoe box homework next week. We are excited to welcome a new classmate to P1 this week. We have planted cress seeds and are observing them as they grow. We will give them a haircut next week and enjoy eating them with a delicious salad!
We have been learning about symmetry this week and we had to demonstrate our understanding by making a symmetrical picture with a partner. Mrs Dalrymple thought our pictures were amazing! Yesterday we were learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. We are still waiting for our (real) caterpillars to arrive as they have been delayed due the snowy weather. Hurry up caterpillars! We’ve got your home all ready for you! Mrs Brown has been helping us to learn about tally marks and we enjoyed carrying out surveys about favourite foods and colours in the class. Next week we hope to visit a different class and carry out a simple survey.
Yesterday we had a sunny outing to Branklyn Gardens where we built a bug hotel and learned about some of the plants, trees and local wildlife. We are looking forward to future visits. We also had exciting news that P1’s design for the Beautiful Scotland pocket garden competition is through to the final round. We are going to be very busy gardeners this term!
We had a wonderful trip to Deep Sea World yesterday. We learned lots of facts about rockpools, water pollution, sharks, fish, the Amazon and so much more! We even got to walk through a tunnel and sharks were swimming over our heads! We watched the divers in the tank feed the fish. The divers did tricks in the water which were very funny! One of the sharks was called Tinkerbell!
We have been learning about ways to save water. Miss Cormack has made us Water Detectives and we have to help people save water at school and at home. On Monday we are sharing our learning at Assembly with the school. We practised today and tomorrow we are going to make Water Detective badges. In today’s Art lesson, Mr Croughan showed us a video clip of smart dolphins choosing different symbols on a special board. They had to make different noises to pick different fish for their lunch! A bit like us when we choose our lunch choice on the smartboard, although we don’t use our noses!
P1 news 25.1.18
A another busy week in P1! On Wednesday we made lots of polar bear foot print cupcakes and reindeer cookies to sell at the Rookie Rockstar show. We sold them for 50p to raise money for our trip to Deep Sea World trip in February. We raised a huge amount…£65.00! Thank you everyone for your support, it was a sell out! The Rookie Rockstars show was rocking! We had a wild time and the parents all enjoyed too! Well done to our brave P1 Mum (Ellen’s Mum) for taking part in the nursery rhyme rapping challenge! What a star!
Rookie Rockstars arrived on Monday and we had an AMAZING time! We learned new songs and lots about friendships and feelings. Unfortunately due to the snowy weather, they weren't able to come on Tuesday and Wednesday but they are back today. Kinnoull school is rocking today!!!
We are learning about money this term and we have a play café set up in the corridor where we can handle money and demonstrate our money skills.