Primary 1 homeowrk w/b 27.1.20

Hello all,

Just a quick thank you to any of you who managed to complete the parent survey as part of our school inspection. All your feedback and comments are helpful so thank you for taking the time to do the survey.

JUNK MODELLING

This Thursday Primary 1 are joining their buddies to take part in a STEM challenge. P1 have been reading the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and p1 and p6 have designed their own baskets to carry apples by zip wire from class to class across the atrium. They have given careful thought about the strength, durability and weight of their materials. If you have an junk and packaging lying around at home that you would be willing to donate to us to help us build our designs we would be very grateful.

PHONICS

This week’s sound: oi (boil, foil, oil) and ue (cue, rescue)

NUMERACY

As part of our Big Maths programme we have really been focussing on counting forwards in 2’s and 5’s. If you could continue to practise this at home it would be appreciated. Please remember to very your starting number and not always start at 0.

Reading:

Chips- At the Sea Side

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday -p1-16

Thursday- Stage 3 word book

Biffs- On the Sand(NEW STAGE + NEW KEY WORDS)

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday –p1-16

Thursday- Whole Book

Kippers- Go Away Floppy

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Independent Readers- Mum Bugs Big Bag

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Miss Ramsay

P1 Homework w/b 7.1.19

Hello parents,

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holidays and have had a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

We are starting the new term with Scottish week. We will be learning about Scottish traditions and the Scots language.

This week’s sound: x (pronounced ‘ks’ not ‘ex’) as in box

Reading:

Groupings have changed so you may find your child has a book at a different stage than before.

Letters have been sent home to let you know what key words your child struggled with in a recent Key Word Assessment. Could you please make these your main focus at home this week for homework.

Chips- Kipper the Clown

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday -p1-16

Thursday- Kipper the Clown booklet

Biffs- Floppy the Hero

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday –p1-16

Thursday- Whole Book

Kippers- A Good Trick

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Independent Readers- Bob Bug 

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

As part of our Scottish week we are asking the children to learn 2 Scottish songs which the school will be singing in assembly on Friday:

Auld Lang Syne

O’ Flower of Scotland

I have sent home copies of the song lyrics and ask that you help your child to learn the songs for Friday.

I have also sent home 2 Scots poems –

Mince and Tatties – JK Annand

The Wee Rid Motor-Sandy Thomas Ross

Please can you help your child learn 1 of these poems to recite in front of the class next week. Some children may be selected to perform these at our poetry recital in a few weeks time.

Finally, just a quick thank you for all of your lovely gifts at the end of term, they were appreciated. It was really very generous.

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

*Foodbank donations for our Friday church service*

After the success of our donations to the food bank last year for the church service, we have decided to organise the same again this year.  We ask that pupils bring a non perishable item for The Food Bank (January) with them to carry down to church on the last day of term.  Items in demand include:

https://midlothian.foodbank.org.uk/2016/11/23/christmas-appeal-2016/

P1 Homework 16/12/19 (CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS)

Hi all,

The final week of term is here! I have decided to not send home reading homework or book bags this week as I understand how busy you all are with the run up to Christmas and our week in school is equally busy.

I will however send home a festive phonics blending booklet this week if you wish to do any work over the Christmas holidays. This is entirely optional please don’t feel pressured to get it done and take the time to enjoy the holidays with your little ones.

Finally, we will attending church this Friday and are looking for any parents who are available to attend to help us on the walk down. If you are interested can you let me know at pick up or via e-mail at k.ramsay@mgfl.net.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas when it comes and a Happy New Year,

Miss Ramsay

p1 Homework 9/12/19

Apologies for the lack of post last week. I unfortunately went home ill on Monday and didn’t return til Wednesday.

Our Sounds: Last week we covered ‘w’ and ‘ng'(as in sing, ring etc). The sounds we will cover this week are ‘v’ and ‘oo’.

Reading books.

Chips: By the Stream

Monday: p1-8

Tuesday: p8-16

Wednesday: whole book

Thursday: a reading activity will be send home during the week

Biffs: Biff’s Aeroplane

Monday: p1-8

Tuesday: p8-16

Wednesday: whole book

Thursday: a reading activity will be send home during the week

Kippers: Six in a Bed

Monday: p1-4

Tuesday: p4-8

Wednesday: whole book

Thursday: a reading activity will be send home during the week

Floppys: Six in a Bed

Monday: p1-4

Tuesday: p4-8

Wednesday: whole book

Thursday: a reading activity will be send home during the week

If your child has a new set of key words please focus on these. If they have not received a new set please continue with the current stage key words they are on and a note of the words that your child is finding challenging will be sent home.

Reminders:

Remember this Monday is p1/2 Nativity for parents at 2pm. Parent’s will be able to collect older children from class early after nativity if you wish.

A gentle reminder that the cost of the P1/2 Christmas party is £2 and this should be brought into school in an envelope, clearly labelled with your child’s name. The party is in the afternoon on Tuesday 17th December and Santa will be attending at 2:30pm. Please feel free to join us then for a wonderful photo opportunity!

Primary 1 and 2 are also going to be leading a drumming assembly on the morning of Tuesday 17th December (9:00 – 9:30), you are more than welcome to join us for this!

Tuesday 10th December: Christmas Lunches and Christmas Jumper Day. 

Wednesday 11th December: Christmas Show in school for Nursery – P4. 

It really is starting to feel very festive around here!

Have a wonderful week,

Miss Ramsay

 

Homework p1 25.11.19

Our Sounds: An unusual week as we have 3 new sounds this week. Monday-‘ee’ Tuesday- ‘or’ Wednesday -‘z’

Reading books.

I know some groups are getting some books that they have already read. The reason for this is they got these books at the start of the year and are reading much more fluently now so it is good for the children to see the progress they have made and be able to engage with the story now they can decode it. Some children will be changing moving on to stage 3 in the next few weeks.

Chips: New Trainers

Biffs: The Dream

Kippers: The Hedgehog

Floppys: The Hedgehog

REVISION OF KEY WORDS, TRICKY WORDS AND PREVIOUS SOUNDS.

REMINDERS:

Nativity songs to practise at home.

http://dcsss1.weebly.com/year1/christmas-with-the-aliens-songs-lyrics

(We sing them all except Song 2 and 9)

Remember this week is our Christmas Fair. Any last minute donations are welcomed and I hope to see you there on Friday!

p1 homework 18/11/19

Revising all old tricky words.

Reading books.

Chips: The Dream

Biffs: The Babysitter

Kippers: The Apple

Floppys: The Apple

There has been a little bit of confusion over the list of  stage 2 reading words that were sent home with some children. These were the words to be coloured in once your child can recognise it consistently in different contexts 3 times (Everyone, said, got etc). Children can only move on to these once they are reading stage 2 and they can only move on to this stage when they are able to recognise the words: Kipper, Biff, Floppy, Mum, and, a , Chip, the and Dad.

If your child is reading stage 1 books please continue to revise the words above. We are hoping that some children will be moving stages by Christmas.


REMINDERS:

Primary 1 and 2 are still looking for ‘nearly new’ toys which we can sell on at the Christmas Fair. All donations are appreciated.

P1 and 2 have also began to create our props for the nativity. We are looking for large bits of cardboard or cardboard boxes.

We are progressing really well with nativity. Miss Waller and I are so impressed with how the children are picking up songs, directions and lines. We truly appreciate your continual support with this at home.

Hope you all have a lovely week,

Miss Ramsay

 

P1 Homework w/b 11.11.19

Our Sounds: ‘ai’ on Monday and ‘j’ on Wednesday

Our Tricky words: ‘all’ and ‘you’

Reading books.

Chips: Kipper’s Birthday

Biffs: The Water Fight

Kippers: Fetch!

Floppys: Fetch!

REVISION OF KEY WORDS, TRICKY WORDS AND PREVIOUS SOUNDS.

REMINDERS:

Christmas Nativity:

Primary 1 and 2 have began to practise our school nativity and the have been little stars so far, we have learnt 5 of our 8 songs. Our show is called ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ and we are really enjoying it so far. Children were informed of their parts on Monday. Lines will be sent home on Wednesday of this week. Thank you all in advance for your support with this. If you would like to practise songs at home they can be found at:

http://dcsss1.weebly.com/year1/christmas-with-the-aliens-songs-lyrics

(We sing them all except Song 2 and 9)

Dates for your diary:

  • Friday 15th November: Children in Need – Crazy Hair or Hat Day! Donations greatly appreciated.
  • Friday 29th November: Christmas Fair, 12:30pm – 2pm. P1/2 are collecting ‘Nearly New Toys’ for the toy stall and the lower atrium are creating a ‘Pamper Hamper’ that can be won at the fair. We will be collecting for both of these things.
  • Monday 9th December: P1/2 Nativity for the parents at 1:3opm in the large hall.
  • Tuesday 10th December: Christmas Lunches and Christmas Jumper Day – we will  be collecting donations to continue the funding of schooling for two children in Africa.
  • Wednesday 11th December: Nursery – P4 have a Christmas show in school.
  • Tuesday 17th December: P1/2 Christmas Party. Your child can bring in a change of clothes for this and get changed at lunchtime. Santa will also be visiting and parents are welcome to this as it is a great photo opportunity!
  • Friday 20th December: Whole school visit to the church and school ends at 12:25pm.

Miss Ramsay