P1 Homework 19/03/18

Reading: Please see the red card as usual and continue with words in the word tin.

Phonics: We will be learning ‘sc’, ‘sk’ and ‘sn’ this week.

Spelling: Please see the green jotter for the words for this week. These words are really helpful for their writing and reading.

As we have been learning about ‘Toys’ this term particularly toys from the past. I am asking the children to speak to parents/ Grandparents /Aunties and Uncles etc about the toys and games that they used to play when they were young. I will send home a sheet this week for them to gather some information, they will need some help from you to complete this.

If any of you have any toys that were yours when you were a child if you are happy for us to see them please could you send them in (we will be very careful with them).

The children seem to be really enjoying their gymnastics sessions – I think next week is their last session.

Many thanks

Lisa Cumming

 

P1 Homework 5/3/18

It’s nice to be back after the snow…it sounds like the children have had a great time in the snow. I have heard all about sledging, snow-boarding, igloo making, snowball fights and lots of snowmen!

Reading: Please see the red card as usual.

Phonics: We are continuing the consonant blends, this week we are learning ‘cl’, ‘fl’ and ‘gl’.

We had a dance session today provided by an external company which the children all enjoyed. It involved using a story to dance to. The children all used their excellent listening skills and followed the instructions well.

World Book Day will take place this week as it was postponed last week due to the weather. Please send in any book reviews or review competitions tomorrow (Tuesday) if possible.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework 26/02/2018

Reading: Please see the red card as usual.

Phonics: We are continuing with our consonant blends. This week it is ‘gr’,  ‘tr’ and ‘cl’.

Numeracy: We have been working on data handling in class and learning about using tally marks and pictograms to gather and display information. We will be continuing some work on this.

Thursday is World Book Day. Mr Buchan has arranged various activities that will take place in school to highlight and encourage a love of reading. There is no requirement to dress up. All children will bring home a voucher for a £1 book.

Friday: We have a drama workshop and production about the Elves and the Shoemaker which I think the children will enjoy.

Thank you to those who have sending in the items mentioned last week…keep them coming they will always be of use.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework 19/02/18

Hope you have all enjoyed the short break.

Homework this week:

Reading: See the red card as usual and continue to support learning of the words in their word tins.

Phonics: We are moving on to learning consonant blends e.g. br, cr, fl, st etc. Please help your child by ensuring they blend the two letters together rather than saying ‘b r’ individually.

Numeracy we are continuing with counting backwards, if your child can count back from 10 please help them to count back from 12, then 15, then 18 etc. If your child can do this from 20 then extend this to counting back from 30.

Can you help reinforce that two 1p coins is the same as a 2p coin, five 1p is the same as five 1p coins or tw0 2p and a 1p etc. This can be quite a difficult concept to grasp so any additional support is beneficial.

PE: Primary 1 are lucky enough to have a block of gymnastics provided by external coaches but working with Mrs Duncan (PE Specialist). This means that from this week until Easter they will have PE on a Tuesday morning instead of Wednesday.

REQUEST FOR YOUR HELP PLEASE:

If you have any junk such as  cereal boxes, tubes (NOT toilet roll), pots, boxes, trays, tubs, lids etc please can we have them as P1/2 are setting up a junk modelling area to help develop creativity, problem solving, construction and design skills.  Also old catalogues, magazines, wrapping paper and birthday/Christmas cards. 

Also if you have smaller items such as corks, bottle tops, jam jar lids, ribbon, string, buttons, beads, glass beads, curtain rings, etc. we would love to take these off your hands too!

If anyone has any boys trousers, girls trousers, girls tights that their own child has grown out of please could you hand them in to us. We need a supply of clothes in case children get wet or muddy and our supplies have depleted recently. 

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

 

P1 Homework 12/2/2018

As it is a 3 day week for the children this week I am not sending any new spelling or phonic homework home this week. I have asked the children to go over the words we have been learning in their small green jotter.

Reading: Please see the red card as usual and practise their words.

We are learning about the alphabet this week and the letter names rather than the sounds.

Maths / Numeracy: We are learning about data handling, creating charts, using tally marks and reading charts.

Our topic after the holidays is Toys – we will be looking at toys from the past as well as modern toys.

Thursday and Friday this week are holidays for the children.

Enjoy the short break and we all return on Monday 19th February.

Lisa Cumming

 

P1 Homework 5/2/2018

I can’t believe it is February already. It was good to see some parents at the drop-in on Thursday night and I think the children enjoyed showing their work too!

Phonics: We have now finished all the Jolly Phonics sounds but we will continue to revise them along with introducing new sounds. This week we are looking at double consonants: ff, ss, tt, ll etc. There will be some work coming home connected to these but please help to reinforce that you only need to make the sound once in a word and to look for these sounds in their reading books.

Numeracy: We are revising doubles and will be learning about fractions of number and of objects.

Reading: Please see their reading card as usual and keep revising their words in their word boxes.

Outdoor Learning: One group still need to have their session that was rescheduled from three weeks ago, these children will be bringing home their forms today. Please check their bags and return the forms with payment by Wednesday. As before, clothing should be warm and comfortable and please provide wellies, hats, gloves and change of clothes.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework 29/01/18

P1 Homework 29/01/2018

I have been very impressed at how the children have been learning their Scottish poems and thank you for supporting this.

Phonics: We are on the last three Jolly Phonic Sounds this week: ue, er and ar. We will move onto other sound patterns whilst continuing to reinforce the Jolly Phonics sounds that we have learned.

Reading: Please see their reading cards as usual and continue with key words.

Common words: I have given out a new set of common words to learn – these words will really help the children with their reading and writing.

Reminder: Thursday 1st February Parents Drop-in sessions

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

Parents Evening

THURSDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 3.30-5PM

This term our parents evening will be a drop in session.  Come along with your child and let them show you around their classroom and share their learning with you.  The class teacher will be in attendance for you to ask questions or chat to about next steps.

If there are any issues that you wish to discuss in a less public setting please make an appointment with the teacher outwith this event.