Just a gentle reminder that your child should be bringing their book bag to school every day so they have their reading books, and we can put any letters etc in them.
This week I will be going over the children’s keywords for their reading stage (these were the words that were sent home last week). Therefore, children may come home with a new stage book next week.
Homework for this week:
Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ff’ sound, therefore their spelling list will have words containing this sound. Please support your child in learning these by writing them into their spelling jotter and practising other activities that are suggested in their jotter.
Reading: Reading pages will be written into their reading records. I will also be putting in a reading strategy bookmark into the children’s book bags. We have tried most of these strategies during our reading groups, so children should be familiar with them. These strategies can be used when the children are stuck with a word in their book. (For example, Chunky Monkey – split the word into manageable chunks and then blend together, flat – fl-at).
From next week onwards, the children will also be given a numeracy task to complete each week.
Hope everyone enjoyed the extra hour we gained this weekend! P6 should be bright and eager, ready to learn this week!
*HOCKEY on Tuesday 30th October* for ten pupils. These children have been selected to represent our school at a tournament. However, it was such a hectic week that we never managed to get the permission slips home so these will be given out on Monday and must be returned on Tuesday. Many thanks.
EvM EvC ZM (girls)
FrC AO TJM LCh RA WL OM (boys)
Reading – Most, not all, children have reading homework to do at home. On Tuesday, children will be given home a reading journal to accompany their book which will involve book related homework tasks.
Spelling – children will copy down their new list on Monday.
Numeracy – Sumdog Challenge ( Time Challenge)
Topic – For the next 2-3 weeks our topic is general science skills. Last week, we set up an experiment to find out the absorbency of three types of cloth. The core skills included planning, fair testing, measuring, observing, recording and concluding. In our writing lesson this week, we will write up our findings.
Peer Mediation – Ms Brown, the school’s Educational Psychologist, will be working with P6 to train them to become peer mediators. An information letter will be posted here soon but it basically involves exploring feelings and how best to deal with conflict between friends.
PE – Tuesday and Thursday – Developing netball skills
French – Miss Dickson returns from University and will revise French with P6 and develop their speaking/ writing skills further over the course of this term
Thanks to everyone who donated a tombola prize for the Halloween party this week.
Hello, we hope you and your child enjoyed the October holiday.
Homework for this week:
Reading: Please see the blue reading record book and continue to help your child learn the words in their word box. It is really important that the children learn these words so that they can begin to feel that they are successfully reading their book -it helps them to make more sense of what they are reading too.
Phonics: We are learning 3 sounds this week:
Tuesday – g, Wednesday – o, Thursday – u
Please can you help your child to complete the handwriting sheets in their phonics book and to listen for these sounds/ think of words which start with these sounds.
*If you have not done so already please send in a small box or tin for your child’s words.
Please ensure all children have their PE kits for their PE lesson on Wednesday. Every child should have named T-Shirt and Shorts.
Thank you for your support to help your child’s learning.
Hope everyone had a lovely holiday, I know your kids did after all the great stories I have heard today. I must say am jealous!
As this week is the p3 class assembly I have chosen to hold back our spelling work to next week as many of the children have lots of words to practice. We will be sharing our learning about our endangered animals topic with the whole school so we are all very excited! In addition to this we will be performing a song as a class called ‘Animals in Danger’. I have provided lyrics at the bottom of the post as well as a media link to the song. If for some reason the link doesn’t work the song is on Youtube under the same title. Any support at home with learning the song and lines or even just improving fluency when reading them is hugely appreciated. If your child has come home with no lines it is because they are part of our learning gallery and are sharing their art work they are proud of.
If you do so wish to carry on working on spelling in class we are revising silent b, k and w as well as ea as e, ch as k and wh.
Just a quick reminder that all children’ s PE kits should be returned for Wednesday as that is our regular PE day.
P3 will also be taking part in a drumming workshop this Thursday using Peruvian Cajon drums which is very exciting.
Thank you in advance for your support with our class assembly,
P4 Homework –This week 23/10/18 there is only reading homework.
Here is an updated explanation of what homework will be distributed weekly and which day it will be given.
Spelling– Distributed on a Tuesday, due the following Monday.
Word List or worksheet with assorted activities each week.
Numeracy– Distributed on a Tuesday, due the following Monday.
From the 6th November there will be some numeracy homework distributed as well as reading and spelling. Some weeks this will involve work that we have been completing in class or may be a Sumdog challenge. This is beginning the week after next as I am at camp next week.
Monday and Wednesday ( Hawks and Eagles)
These groups will have pages or chapters to read and occasional written activities to match. See reading records for details.
Tuesday and Thursday (Falcons and Ospreys)
These groups will have chapters and every second week, chapters and a written task to complete. See reading records for details.
I hope you are having a lovely, restful holiday and I can’t wait to see you all again on Tuesday.
Please remember to give your child their P.E kit on Tuesday as we have P.E that day.
The children had their harvest assembly on Friday and it went so well! They had a lot of fun performing it for the whole school. I will post pictures from it this week once I am back in school.
Here is the homework for the coming week;
Reading: Please read the pages that have been written in your child’s green reading record for that date. Children will also be given a list of words to learn. These lists will be the key words that are for the stage they are reading at – the words will appear frequently in their books. Please support your child in learning these words, they can do activities like the ones suggested for their spelling homework to help. Children must be able to read these words quickly in order to move up a stage in their reading books.
Spelling: This week we will still be looking at short vowel sounds (for example, tap and cat). Therefore, their spelling list will contain a mix of tricky words and days of the week.
It has been so lovely hearing all of the children’s seashore talks, they have worked so hard on them. We had such a hectic week last week with the harvest assembly that we will hear the rest of the talks this week.
Just a gentle reminder that the seashore talks are to be ready for Wednesday so the children can share them this week before the holidays.
P1/2 have their Harvest Assembly on Friday, so it is going to be a busy week of practising and making costumes. Children who have been picked for speaking parts will receive their lines home to learn this week!
Spelling: This week we will be learning the short vowel sounds so the spelling list will contain some days of the week and tricky words to practise.
Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages they have to complete this week for homework.
Numeracy: This term we have been focusing on numbers to 100 and the numbers that come before, after and in between. Please help your children with counting forwards and backwards from 100 but not always starting at the same number. For example, start at 60 and count backward to 30 etc.
Wednesday – Parents Evening from 17:30
Thursday – Parents Evening from 15:30
I will send the children’s PE kits home this week for washing. These have to be returned on Tuesday 22nd October, when the children return, for PE on this day.
Finally, the half-term break is almost here! We finish at the usual time of 12:25pm. I wish you all a safe and fun half term break.