Kirkhill Primary School

Our morning in the woods

It was a beautiful day for a journey to the woods. Today we were thinking about trees and we even created our own tree! Can you remember what part of the tree you became? What was your job? What sound did you have to make?  Here are some words to help you…

Heartwood – I AM STRONG!

Roots – Slurp!

Sap wood – Weeeeee!

Leaves – Swish

Phloem – Weeeeezzzooooom


We then went to gather things that we thought came from trees and we created our own tree crowns. We had time to share our snacks in the sunshine and a little time to play before coming back to school.

Thanks to Tania, Lana and Natalie for their support today! 🙂



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No woods today!

Unfortunately Ms Haines will be off again today so P1 will not be going to the woods together this morning.

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who were planning to come along today, come and join us any other week that you’re able.

We have inservice  days on Monday and Tuesday so I’ll see you all on Wednesday morning! Hopefully I might be able to talk by then! 😀 Have a lovely long weekend!

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If you go down to the woods today…

…you will probably hear us before you see us!

What a lovely morning we had together! We were all so responsible during our journey, we played some games to help us to know how to stay safe in the woods and we shared our ideas about potential hazards to look out for when playing. We then shared our snack under the big beech tree before we got to explore on our own!

Thank you to our adult helpers today, we can’t do this without your support. Thanks for helping your child to come to school ready for outdoor learning too, everyone was warm and waterproof today! 🙂

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Our week in P1!

It’s been another great week in P1! This week so far we have been…

  • learning to blend sounds together to read words!
  • recognising the Numicon shapes and looking for numbers around us
  • following instructions to make tasty cup cakes
  • using our imagination in our games
  • learning more about Kipper, Biff, Chip, Mum and Dad
  • exploring weight and balance
  • creating necklaces and bracelets
  • learning more about how willow grows and planting new willow
  • developing our acting skills on our new Story Stage
  • writing exciting stories to perform on the story stage!
  • Sharing our special family photos with the class

I can’t wait to start exploring the woods tomorrow with you all! Don’t forget your wellies, waterproof trousers if you have them and a waterproof jacket!

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Last week we harvested some potatoes that the previous P1 class had planted! We discovered brown and purple potatoes inside the soil and some of us suggested that we should make soup with them.

Today we carefully washed, peeled and chopped 1 leek, 1 carrot and 8 potatoes before cooking them slowly with water and stock cubes.

At the end of the day we all got the chance to try it. Some people chose not to try it this time but suggested other types of soup that they might like to make.

Did you try it? What was it like?

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Writing, measuring, baking, ordering….

…what a busy few days!

This week we launched our new ‘Message Centre’ with little messages being posted and received in the class! It’s been  great to see some emergent writing and some of us have been trying to write each other’s names too. Shout out to JJ who posted a staggering 20 letters in one morning! 🙂

We have also been exploring measure, balance and size order through our play. We have been measuring each other and using size vocabulary, exploring balance in the Willow Garden and when baking and we harvested some tatties today and a few of us tried to order them from biggest to smallest.

We learned another two sounds – p and n so have now learned the first set of sounds! Little sound cards will be coming home soon for you to practice at home.

Looking forward to seeing those who can come along for the information evening tonight at 6pm.



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