Emmaville Primary School

Scotland Yr 1

Welcome to the Scotland Year 1 Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this year.
Monday 13th July
 
Good morning to you all.
I cannot believe that we are already at the end of the Summer term - and what a very strange term it has been for us all!
This is our last week of home school before the holidays and the suggested activities are added below. In Geography, we are going to London and doing exciting Science tasks with gingerbread men. All very yummy!
I would like to say a huge thank for sharing with me all the activities that you have engaged in during this 'Lockdown' period. It really has been great to see all the things you have done and all the creative ways you have tacked the challenges we have set for you to do. 
Please keep sending me anything you do this week - even just your happy smiles are enough to cheer up my day! 
I hope you all have an amazing, restful and well deserved Summer holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back the first week in September so we can finish our time together.
Take care everyone - happy holidays.
Mrs L xx
Monday 6th July
 
Morning everyone!
 
As usual I would like to start with a big thank you for all the work that was sent to me on Seesaw last week. It was great to see everything you had done linked to the home schooling activities. This week we are learning about Nelson Mandela and we have some more interesting Science tasks too. I am especially looking forward to the music this week as it is brass band week - as I play a brass instrument - I enjoy this music and hope that you will too!
You will have read the letter sent out on Friday to tell you the great news that your new teacher for Year Two is Miss McPherson. She is already really excited to find out more about you all and can't wait to start teaching you. Although I am very pleased that I will have you all back for the first week back in September so we will have time to finish our year together before you move on to new things!
Have another fantastic week and don't forget to keep in touch with me on Seesaw!
Sending you all a big hug!
Mrs L
Monday 29th June
 
Hello. I hope that everyone had a good week and enjoyed a bit of sunshine. I certainly saw some lovely photos of all the work and fun you had last week! Thank you so much for sending them - it is really nice to see you all.
I think that some of you definitely need to be travel guides as your videos and work about Rio were amazing! 
This week we are finding out about the history of the modern Olympic games. We should've been looking forward to an exciting summer of Olympic sport. Can you find out where the summer Olympics were to have been held this year?
As always have a fantastic week and I look forward to seeing you on Seesaw!
Take care
Mrs L
Monday 22nd June
 
Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping well and that you had a great week last week. It was lovely to see so many of the activities you had done via the seesaw app. The flowers and the rainbows were my favourite!
We are going to Rio this week in Geography - a fascinating place to find out about. I hope you enjoy all of the suggested activities - I look forward to seeing what you get up to on Seesaw.
Can I please ask that if you haven't done so already that you upload a comment about your child's year with Seesaw so that this can be added to this year's school report.
Have a super week - keep smiling!
Mrs L
Monday 15th June
 
Hello, thank you to everyone who shared their work with me last week - it was great to see what you have been up to. The video clips of Kenya were excellent and very informative.
This week, it is back to history for a focus on the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second. All the suggested activities are below for you to look at and enjoy. In Science, making a rainbow will be lot of fun!
Thank you again for all of the posts on Seesaw - it is really lovely to see all the children.
Have a great week everyone.
Mrs Lawrence
Monday 8th June
 
Hello everyone! I hope that you have all had a super week. It was lovely to see the things you have been doing. Thank you again for all of the help and support from grown - ups to complete the suggested tasks, I really appreciate all of the hard work everyone is doing.
There are some different activities this week linked to events that are happening nation and world wide. World Oceans day is today and it is Bike week. The Geography topic is Kenya - so much to learn!
As always take care and please give your little people a huge hug from me as I really do miss them all.
Enjoy your week - see you on Seesaw.
 
Mrs L
Monday 1st June
 
Good morning everyone, I hope you all managed to have a super half term holiday - the weather was certainly fantastic for it!
Here we are in our last half term and it is still in very strange circumstances. It is so lovely to see you all and everything you are doing - even if it is remotely through the Seesaw app. It does cheer up my day to see all your smiles! So please keep all of these messages coming.
I do miss all of you and our daily chats! I hope you are all keeping well and are ready for another week of fun activities. I have attached the suggested activities for the week below.
Did anybody watch the Space X rocket launch on Saturday night? If you did you might have also found out the name of the Dragon rocket that was launched - it linked in perfectly with our work just before half term. I hope someone will tell me how on Seesaw.
Take care everyone and enjoy the sunshine!   
Mrs L
Monday 18th May
 
Hello everyone.
It was really nice to see what you had done last week. I love seeing you all on Seesaw. You are working incredibly hard to do all of the tasks that are sent home. Again can I please pass on my thanks to all the grown ups who are working so hard with all of the different tasks you are doing. Don't forget to give your grown ups some huge hugs!
This is the last week of this unusual half term - so next week you will be able to have a well earned week of rest.
In Geography this week we are staying quite close to home with a place lots of you will be familiar with - Wylam! I hope you manage to find out some new facts about the place.
Have a fantastic week - take care of yourselves and keep smiling!
 
Mrs Lawrence
White Rose Maths sheets
 
These will now be added to our weekly plans every Monday.
VE Day competition winner
 
After a very difficult week deciding on your VE day competition entries - the winner is....(drum roll please...)
 
Amber M with her VE day cake!
 
Photos of the entries are included below.
Monday 11th May
 
Hello everyone!
 
Thank you so much for all of the lovely things that you sent me on Seesaw last week - you have all been really busy doing so many different things. I continue to be amazed by all of the things you are doing at home and am very grateful for all of the support that you are getting from your grown ups when they are helping you with all of your tasks. I am very proud of how well you are all doing!
I particularly loved seeing all the competition entries for the schools VE day competition. you were so creative with bunting, cakes and hats. what a tricky job it was to look through all the pictures that you sent and then choose a winner. I hope you enjoyed a celebration on Friday - lots of you looked to be having a tea party with some delicious looking food. It made me quite hungry seeing all of the afternoon tea selections you were having. Photos of the entries and the winner will be announced at 9 o'clock this morning - so not long to wait!
This week we have been asked to learn a dance linked to the Gateshead Schools Partnership. This is because sadly the Dance Festival had to be cancelled this year and they wanted everyone to be involved in a dance. The link for this has been added below as well as the link to the suggested activities for this coming week. I look forward to seeing your finished dance on Friday.
Please keep sending me work on Seesaw - I really do love seeing you as I miss you all and can't wait to see you all. Give everyone in your family a big hug and keep smiling!
 
Mrs Lawrence
 
Monday 4th May
 
Hello everyone. I hope you are are all keeping safe and well.
I really enjoyed seeing all of the work that you did last week on Seesaw. There were some amazing castles, plant projects as well all of the Maths and English work. It has been fantastic to see all of the work you have done. There are some amazing ways that your grown ups are helping you to learn. A huge thank you to everyone involved in the tricky job of home schooling.
This week, there are more Sidney the Spider activities, Sydney is our Geography focus and we are going to find out a little bit more about a man who has inspired the whole country, Captain Tom Moore. If you want to look on 'Relax Kids Derwentside' there are also some good ideas for relaxation and mindfulness.
I also look forward to seeing the bunting/decorations that you may be able to create for our VE day competition.
Have another happy week everyone. Stay safe.
Mrs Lawrence
Monday 27th April
 
Good morning everyone.
 
I hope that you enjoyed all the different activities that you had to look at last week - I certainly enjoyed seeing everything you had done via the Seesaw app.
There is a new set of activities for you to look at this week. I hope you enjoy learning out about some different things.
Mary, Queen of Scots is our historical figure to find out about this week. I wonder what interesting things you will discover? She stayed in a castle not too far from here - will you find out the name of this castle? English Heritage have some information about her and this castle on their website.
Click on the blue links and these will take you directly to the websites to help with your learning. 
I hope you have a happy week and I look forward to seeing whatever you do on Seesaw.
Stay safe and keep smiling
Mrs Lawrence
Monday 20th April
 
Hi everyone. I hope that you've all enjoyed your Easter holidays. Whilst the schools remain closed, I will be updating our class page weekly with some ideas of activities that you can do for that week.
It would be great if you could do a little Maths and English/Phonics every morning and then chose one other subject to look at on an afternoon. I appreciate that home schooling can be tricky and am extremely grateful for all of your efforts. Remember that you can share with me what you have been doing using the 'Seesaw' app. I really love receiving your messages.
Have a good week everyone! Stay safe.
 
 
Friday 3rd April
 
It has been a very strange end to the Spring Term, but I have absolutely loved seeing all of the work, pictures and videos that have been sent to me via the Seesaw app. It has really cheered me up seeing all of your lovely smiling faces.
 
 
You have all been working so hard and I want to say a huge well done to you all - children and grown ups!
It is the Easter holidays now and it is important that you all get a lovely break, to enjoy time with your families and take lots of time to relax. However, if you are feeling stuck for something to do, here are some ideas that might help to keep you entertained.
 
I wish you all a very Happy Easter and I hope that the Easter bunny manages to get out to deliver some eggs to you.
Take care everyone!
Mrs Lawrence
Monday 23rd March
 
Hello to all of you lovely children. I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend, and the school day has started well today! I have posted a suggested timetable below of the kinds of things you could be doing and useful links, as well as the ideas that were included in your packs, but please don't feel you have to stick to this; a range of different activities is great. Do what works for you and your family. We will be posting regular updates here. Stay safe and keep smiling, can't wait to see you all soon. Mrs Lawrence x
Friday 20th March
In these gloomy times, we decided that today we would spread some joy and happiness. 
We're a little sad as we'll miss our school friends whilst school is closed, so we have painted rainbow pictures to put in our windows at our homes. We're asking our friends if possible, to go on a walk to get some fresh air and see how many rainbows they can spot... like a huge 'rainbow treasure hunt'. If you see one don't forget to give your friend a wave.
We also talked about the amazing work that the staff at the hospitals are doing for the sick. So we made some thank you cards which will be sent out to different hospitals in our area. 
Finally we've been thinking about the residents in care homes and we thought that they may be feeling sad and lonely now that they are no longer allowed visitors. We have tried to cheer them up by making happy cards. 
Some of us then walked along to deliver them to Lindisfarne Care Home and Addison Court.
Well done boys and girls we are so proud of you and know that you have managed to spread lots of happiness.
Friday 13th March
 
This afternoon we learnt all about the wonderful cut out work of Henri Matisse. We were learning how to use our scissors to cut out a range of different shapes.
We talked a lot about how to hold scissors correctly and how we could manipulate the paper in our hands to make it easier to cut out the shapes that we wanted. We found that cutting out the spiral shapes was really tricky.
After we had cut out all of our shapes we then had to arrange them carefully on our paper - just like Matisse did. Then we glued it down. The final flourish was adding our signatures - just like real artists.
It has been such a lovely afternoon. The children were all so inspired by the work - many of them wanted to do some at home over the weekend. We are looking forward to sharing our work with our grown-ups next week at parents evening.
 
Well done Scotland!
Thursday 5th March
 
During our Design and Technology lesson this week, we were focusing on cutting, folding and joining techniques. Linked to our work in History about the astronaut Neil Armstrong we created our own space rocket.
We talked about how we would use scissors to cut carefully along the lines to cut out our rocket template. The children made sure that they were using the right type of scissors - left or right handed ones.
It was really tricky to use the scissors to do all of the cutting. We talked about how it was easier to move the paper around than it was to move our hands. 
We followed each step by step instruction to create the separate rocket pieces. Gluing was next to help us assemble our rocket. 
Everyone managed to attach the nose cone to the base of the rocket  - then all that was left was our rocket fins.
As you will be able to see from the concentration of the faces of the children they all worked really hard to make a fantastic rocket. Their cutting and joining skills have definitely improved. 
Well done Scotland!
 
 

Tuesday 25th February

On Tuesday we had a really super visit to the local library in Crawcrook. Some of the children had been before and they were really excited to show their friends what they could do at the library.

When we arrived we met Kathryn who read us a super story called The Last Wolf by Mini Grey. It had lots of things for us to think about concerning the environment. In the story we met the last wolf, the last bear and the last tree. Kathryn told us lot of fun facts about different trees in the world.

We had to guess how old the oldest tree in the world was – none of us got it right although we were quite close – it is 4,845 years old. It is called Methuselah.

We also learnt that the tallest tree in the world in in America and is called General Sherman.

All of Scotland class was able to write a label to label our very own tree in the library. We had some very original names – Greenie, Twisty Wisty, Branchy and Grandfather Grumpy!

The best part of all was when we got to choose our own books to take back to school with us. We even got to pretend to be a librarian- stamping out our own books!

What a fab time we had – lots of us are really excited about taking our Mums and Dads to choose some more books to read at home.

 

 

Friday 14th February
 
This week in Scotland class we learnt about online safety. It was Internet Safety day on Tuesday. We learnt that we cannot share our address, age and name on the internet.

We learnt about lots of rules to keep us safe when we use the internet. We read the story of Smartie the Penguin and he told us that we had to tell our grown-ups if someone was mean to us if we were playing a game with them online. He also said we had to tell our grown-ups if something popped up on our screen if we were playing an online game.

Scotland class also learnt his special rhyme to help them stay safe.

Before you tap and click

You’ve got stop and think

And tell someone!

Well done Scotland - another super week!

Friday 7th February

We have had the most amazing afternoon in Scotland class. We have been completing a science investigation that has been linked to our work on Materials and also linked to our Geography this week which was learning all about The Giant’s Causeway.

The children were given the task to make their own causeway for our two giants to cross. They had to think about the different materials that we have been investigating and the properties of these material that would make them suitable or not!

We started by testing tissue paper. We all thought that this would not work as it was too absorbent. As you can see by the photos our poor giants stood no chance and got very wet!

Next we tried paper towels. We thought that this might be better and might not disintegrate like the tissue paper had. One group did get the giants to stand on the towels but they soon sank as the towels got wetter. Similarly, we predicted that the cardboard would work but again it got very soggy but this time it did take longer for poor ‘FinMacool’ and ‘Benandonner’ (giants) to sink!

We also tried wood and stones to make our causeways. The wood was good but was very wobbly. Grace thought that if a wave came our giants would probably fall off. She tested her theory and was correct – again soggy giant feet!

Finally, we tested the rocks. Amelie and Maisy built the causeway and finally our giants got to meet in the middle. Success!

The children in Scotland used so many scientific words in this investigation – absorbent, hard, rough, smooth, opaque, flexible, soft – it was fantastic to hear them sharing their ideas before testing them.

Fantastic materials knowledge Scotland. I know some of the children were very keen to try making their own causeways at home so I can’t wait for Monday to hear how their home investigations went!

Wednesday 29th January

Scotland class have worked together to write this blog.

This afternoon in Scotland we had a very strange start to our history lesson. Mrs Lawrence came in to the class and asked all of the girls to sit at the back of the class in a grumpy voice and then she asked all of her 'lovely, clever' boys to sit at the front with her. She then spoke really kindly to the boys and gave them stickers and sweets. The boys were also praised for their fantastic behaviour and were told that as a treat they could do whatever they wanted to do. They chose to use the ipads to play on the Beebot control game. They had a lovely time.

Meanwhile the girls were sitting at the back of the class watching what the boys were doing.

After 5 minutes Mrs Lawrence called all of the children together to talk about what had been happening. She explained to the children that this lesson was about being treated fairly. We talked about how the children had felt when they had been separated. It was very interesting to hear the answers.

We then went on to talk a lot about Dr Martin Luther King and how he had wanted everything to be fair and equal for all people especially in relation to people with different colour skin. The children in Scotland were amazing during this session and really understood what Dr King had tried to achieve. (The girls did get sweets and stickers too!)

Dr Martin Luther King wanted everything to be right in the world no matter if there skin was different colours. Lexie

Dr Martin Luther King went to prison 29 times. Grace

He wanted his children to have a better life than him when they grew up. Oscar

The black people had to sit at the back of the bus. Daniel

He talked to thousands of people he said ‘I have a dream.’ Nathan

Dr Martin Luther King died and people remembered him. James

Friday 24th January
 
WOW! That is the only word I can use to describe how well Scotland class are working to improve their handwriting. We have recently started to use the 'Letterjoin' programme to help us to learn how to join our letters when we are being Super Sentence Heroes. Already all of the children are trying really hard to make the letters join in all of their writing tasks. They are so excited to write so that they can practice joining up some more. I have included some examples of their writing from our Primary Writing task this week which was our innovated story, so that you can all be super impressed too!
 
A huge well done Scotland I am very proud of you!
 
Friday 17th January
 
This half term, Scotland class are learning all about different gymnastic moves with Rachel Troke. She comes to our class every Thursday morning to teach us.
We always start with a good warm up and we play lots of fun games to get our bodies moving. One of our favourites is when we have to pretend that the mats are made of lava and we are not allowed to touch them at all as we move around the hall space.
We have been learning some gymnastic words to describe our movements. We are very good at sitting in a tuck position and a pike position.
We are learning lots of different types of rolls. We have done log rolls, pike rolls and teddy bear rolls.
It is such a lovely way to start our day on a Thursday, by keeping fit and having lots of fun!
Friday 10th January
 
Happy New Year everyone! In Scotland we have had a very busy start to the year 2020. It has been all go! All the children in the class have come back full of beans and full of excitement about their Christmas holidays. It has been lovely to have some circle times to talk about everything they have done and find out about the presents they received.
Our Jigsaw theme is learning all about our Dreams and Goals. Throughout the week we have have talked about what these might be and the answers were very interesting. A lot of the children want to be footballers - so we need to have our eyes on the Premier League for our future footy stars. Some children wanted to be ballerinas and others wanted to be Doctors, nurses and vets. We talked about they might need to do to reach their goals.
Every child in Scotland class has made their own treasure chest which has then been filled with success coins. It was really lovely to have lots of conversations with the children about what they think they are successful at.
I have a very amazing and successful group of children. Well done Scotland! A great start to the new year.
Tuesday 17th December
 
We have had the best time this morning at Gibside. We went on a Reindeer Trail. Rob, our guide, told us how Mrs Claus had been flying over Gibside when she dropped all the sacks containing the reindeer food so he asked if we could help to find them. 
We started in the walled garden where we found Elfie who was going to help us. First, we found Dasher's sack and we had to sing Jingle Bells. We all had a turn at shaking the bells as we sang very enthusiastically! I think Mrs Claus herself might've heard in the North Pole!
After that we went in to the garden to touch and smell all the herbs that we might find on our Christmas dinner. 
We enjoyed searching for all of the sacks and completing the different activities that they contained. We even had to sing in German. We learnt that 'tannenbaum' was the German word for Christmas tree.
The best sack find of all was when we found Rudolph. His sack was waiting for us in a woodland clearing where we got to toast yummy marshmallows over a fire. It was really exciting.
 
I liked roasting marshmallows. Bea
I liked singing O Tannenbaum. Maisy
I liked having the chocolate. Lexie
I liked searching for the bags. Grace
I liked seeing the pictures on the back of the cards. Theo
I liked the bit when I toasted my marshamllows. Molly
 
Wednesday 11th December
 
In History this week we have been finding a significant person from the past. Linked to our Geography work about The Lake District we found out some interesting facts about the author and illustrator Beatrix Potter.
Many of the children in class already recognised her name and were aware of her fabulous stories.
We found out that she spent most of her life living in The Lake District. This gave us a fantastic opportunity to remember what we had learnt about this part of the United Kingdom. 
Scotland class found out that she was born in London in 1866 and she died in 1943. The children were then able to work out where she would be placed on our class timeline about other historical people and events. Beatrix Potter used to come to the Lake District on holiday when she was a child. She loved the animals so much that these inspired her stories.
The children in Scotland could name many of the story characters - such as - Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddleduck and Jeremy Fisher.
On Friday we are going to look more closely at the story of Peter Rabbit. We cannot wait!
 
 
 
Monday 2nd December
 
Every term we are really lucky to be visited by people from the local churches who lead Prayer Space sessions with the children. This morning we had the opportunity to find out more about The Christmas Story and what happened before and after it. The children were able to talk about the story and then compete some practical activities. Making angels was a particular favourite!
The children in Scotland impressed one of the leaders when they had to talk about what they would take with them if they became refugees like Jesus was in the Christmas Story. It was very interesting to see what the children would take with them from a selection of items on the table. This led to some very interesting conversations about what was important to them.
I was very proud of the fantastic listening and discussions that arose from this session. 
 
Friday 29th November
 
We were really lucky this week to have a visit from the Gateshead Schools Music workshop team. Scotland class joined the rest of Key Stage One to sing and dance to a magical, musical morning filed with amazing Disney themed songs. Here is what some of the children had to say about their musical morning...
 
I liked scraping the guiro. Ethan
I loved playing the Djembe drums. Thomas
We pretended to be dwarves and wore funny hats. Owen and Daniel
We danced to the Mary Poppins song. Maisy and George
I loved singing 'Let it go.' Marnie
 
The whole class were amazing at singing 'Shotgun.' I think George Ezra had better watch out!
Well done Scotland - you're singing was super!
 
 
Friday 22nd November.
 
This afternoon in Science we have learnt all about our sense of smell. We smelt things and thought about whether we liked the smell or not. We had to smell six different things in pots. We could not see what was in the pot so we could only use our sense of smell. We thought it was hard to identify the things without being able to see them.
We liked the smell of shower gel, crisps and washing powder. Some of us liked the smell of the coffee, but most of us didn't like the smell of vinegar or the hot curry powder! 
We are going to keep smelling different things at home. We are amazing scientists!
Well done Scotland.
 
Friday 15th November
 
In Geography this week we looked at the Spanish capital city of Madrid. We learnt lots of interesting facts about it being the highest capital city in Europe as well as all the interesting facts about art galleries and lovely parks. We looked at the Royal Palace and found out that the King of Spain was called Felipe.
As geographers we looked at the man-made and physical features of the city. We identified these features using our atlases and Google Earth.
Following this learning we had fun making and tasting some Spanish tapas called Pan con tomate. The children in Scotland had mixed thoughts about the taste!
Wednesday 7th November.
 
In Computing this week, the children all had the opportunity to use the new ipads. One of our words of the week in computing was 'search.'  As a class we discussed what that word meant when linked to computers. With their work partners, the children used Safari to go onto the internet and were able to use the search engine to find out more facts about Florence Nightingale because they are learning about her in History. The children really enjoyed carrying out some more research about her using the internet. They found out quite a few more facts that they then shared with each other.
 
Our other computing task was to learn more about how to use our laptop computers to develop our word processing skills. The children were able to use the words, keyboard, track pad, space bar, enter key and Caps Lock. We talked about what each of these words meant and what would happen when we used them on the computer.
The children were able to type their name, their age and write about a hobby or something they liked to do. They then printed their writing.
All of the children did a fantastic job using the computers to word process and search for specific information. Well done Scotland!
Wednesday 30th October
 
As part of our Geography curriculum we have been learning all about Stonehenge this week. We wanted to investigate the place and ask questions about the monument itself and its surrounding geographical features. We wanted to find out about where it was and why it was there.We looked at Google Earth to find Stonehenge then we used an atlas to find the area on our maps of the UK. 
The children in class had lots of good ideas about how it had been built. As you will see from the photos we even tried to think about ways that we would move the enormous stones using rollers. 
With our friends from England class we went outside to re-create Stonehenge using our bodies. We knew we needed lots of people to make all of the stones!
Scotland class were able to learn so many facts about the famous stone circle - even remembering how many years ago it was thought to have been built (5,000) and what is was possibly created for (a temple, a calendar and even a cemetery!)
Maisy and Grace were so inspired by the learning that at playtime they even made their own Stonehenge song up about the circle of stones - earning themselves a place on the Rewards Sheet!
Children used clay to create their own individual Stonehenge - then these were all put together to create a class Stonehenge. The concentration on the faces of the children was amazing as they tried to re-create the stone shapes.
Well done Scotland - a great lesson!
 
 
Friday 18th October
 
This week has been our Enrichment week. We have been learning all about Scotland which is our new class name. We began the week by looking at where Scotland is and identifying it on a map of the UK. All the children were able to use an atlas to find it. We then found out lots of Scottish facts. The children have bombarded anyone who has come into our class with a fact about Morag the monster who lives in Loch Morar, the tallest hedge in the world amongst many others. Their favourite fact to tell is that the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland!
We studied how kilts were made and worn and then made our own family tartans using paper to weave different patterns. The Loch Ness monster was created out of clay and some sentences were written about what we thought Nessie would look like if we saw her.
Food tasting was really good fun. The children were able to try porridge, haggis, oatcakes and shortbread. The most popular food was the shortbread although many children really enjoyed the haggis!
Tissue paper was used to create the Saltire - the Scottish flag after we learnt all about St. Andrew the patron Saint of Scotland.
Our week has been packed full of exciting and interesting activities all about Scotland - I think Scotland class are experts on their country now! They certainly deserve a lovely half term rest after such a busy week!
Thursday 10th October
 
As part of our RE curriculum in Year One we have learning about the Christian story of Creation. We talked a lot about what we knew already about the word creation. Following our discussion we watched an animation to show us what God did on each of the seven days. We enjoyed the story so much we decided to make our own creation models using clay. 
We worked with our work partner to talk about the different things that Christians believe that God created and then we thought about how we could mould them in clay. We made lions, dinosaurs, flowers and trees and even the sun!
Can you spot any of these things in our photos?
Wednesday 9th October
 
We have been learning about what is the difference between emails and blogs. We sent an email to the other Year One class, England. They sent an email back to us. We liked the binging sound that the notification made to let us know there was an email to be read.
An email is a letter sent on the computer or phone. A blog keeps people up to date with what you have been doing.
We have written a blog this afternoon to tell you what Scotland class have been up to!
 
Written by Scotland class.
 
Friday 4th October
 
As part of our Memories, memories, memories topic we have been making memory bags to keep some of our precious memories in.
First we looked at a memory box to see what sort of things might be kept in one. Then we began our design process. We were all given a colourful paper bag that needed to have its appearance improved. The children were shown some resources that they could use in this design task. They all had to think carefully about what materials they would need.
After that the fun really began as feathers, sequins, glue and a host of other materials were used to create their wonderful memory bags.
Following the task the children were asked to evaluate their finished product to think about what they might do if they were to do the task again.
These bags will be filled withe children's memories next week. I can't wait to see what goes inside!
Well done everyone!
Friday 27th September
 
As part of our Primary Writing Project work, we have been learning The Squeaky Story. As a class we have created some actions to go alongside the PWP ones to help us to remember the different parts of the story. We have been learning this at home too with our grown-ups so we are expert story-tellers now!
This week was our innovation week. This meant that we used the core of the story but changed certain sections.
There were so many brilliant ideas it was difficult to fit them all in - but eventually we agreed on new animals to be included in our story. Next week will be our writing week and I can't wait to see the fantastic stories that we will produce! 
Well done Glasgow - another awesome week!
Thursday 19th September
 
This week in Glasgow part of our art and PSHE work has been to talk and think about the different people in our lives who are important to us. We had a really good chat about who are important people are.
 
My little brother Peter - James              My Jake, because I look after him - Ailsa
My Mum and Dad - Mila                        Mummy - Bea
Ellie, my little sister - Nathan                 Dad, when he goes in his shop - Johnjo
My baby - Owen                                    My little brother Thomas - Grace
 
We then had lots of fun using the paints to make our important people portraits. All of the children really enjoyed this activity and their portraits are fantastic!
Friday 13th September
 
This week in Glasgow, we started to learn all about 'Good deed beads.' These are shiny, sparkly, colourful beads that are given to the children when they have done a good deed for someone.
We all talked with our work partners to think about what a good deed might be. We agreed that it might be helping a friend if they were sad, helping someone if they fell over or even helping a friend to find something that they might have lost.
We had so many good ideas of how we could possibly collect a good deed bead. Our pot already has lots of colourful beads inside. We are looking forward to a little treat when we collect all of the beads! 
What a kind lot you are Glasgow!
 
I got mine for helping someone on the wooden structure.
Daniel
 
I got mine for helping my friend when she fell over.
Bea
Friday 6th September
 
Wow! Welcome to Year One everyone. it has been such a busy first week back - getting to know 30 new names and to recognise 30 new smiling faces! 
 
All of the children in Glasgow have settled in really well. It is such a big transition for them to come to a new class, new teachers and lots of new routines. Everyone has done amazingly well!
 
We have played lots of getting to know you games and have learnt many of the new routines. The most important of course is how to get to the dinner hall from our new class!
 
Another popular activity has been listening to our music of the week which has been acapella. We were amazed by the sounds that Pentatonix can make using their bodies and their voices.
 
A huge well done to all the boys and girls in Glasgow - I can't wait for the rest of our year!