This month, the whole school is having a Scottish focus. We have been looking at where Scotland is, where Loanhead is and what makes us ‘Scottish’. This week, we’ll be reading and writing Scots poems, learning some traditional Scots vocabulary and making a class dictionary about this. Children will all choose one Scots poem to take home to read and learn from memory, if possible. Children will be encouraged to then add expression as they try and recite their poem out loud. We’ll work on this in class but must practise at home too. I’ll be choosing two confident, expressive pupils to perform their poem at a Scots Poetry assembly the following week.
Therefore, I won’t send home a new reading book for anyone this week but keep reading through current book to the end please.
Spelling – List 20 ‘ea’
Numeracy – Sumdog Challenge – ‘Addition within 20’ There’s a target of 250 this week as I really want the children to become quick at working out these sums. We have been working on various strategies to do this. Children have been talking about the best strategy that suits their thinking.
Money Monday will focus on change from 20p. Fraction Friday will focus on halving even ( and odd) numbers.
PE – Wednesday and Thursday
Library – Please return any books from 2017! Children may choose a new book this Friday.
Thanks for your support,
Miss S Brunt