P1 Homework week beginning 9.3.20


Hello All,

School News

Next week sees ‘Road Safety Day’ ( Beep Beep Day!) on Wednesday the 18th so the Junior Road Safety Officers and Mrs Sharp has organised some activities for children. Pupils have been asked if they can wear one Hi-Viz or brightly coloured item of clothing to school that day.

Toys

Can I please reiterate that toys should not be brought to school unless it is a Friday. It is becoming an increasingly disruptive issue as more and more children bring things to school and are distracted by them throughout the day.

Literacy

We are still working our way through consonant blends. This week’s initial blends are: sp, sn, sm, st, sc , sk*and sw.

This website has loads of fun online games focused on consonant blends.

http://www.eslphonicsworld.com/games/beginning-consonant-blends/consonant-blend-games.html

*sk can come at the beginning or end of a word.

Letter formation site

I mentioned this site to many parents at the learning trios and realised I haven’t yet put it on the site. Apologies for the delay. This site shows children how to form their letters correctly and where to start and end.

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/letterformation/

Homework

I have sent home a literacy home learning wall in your child’s book bag (also attached below). This is just a variety of activities you can do to work on your child’s phonic awareness and blending skills. I have also sent home a jotter, it is A4 and labelled handwriting, which you can use to evidence any work they do. Feel free to use this as you see fit, children can work directly in the jotter or can glue in work or pictures.

Reading

Chips- The Play

Mon- p1-8

Tues -p9-16

Wed – Whole Book

Thurs-Activity

Biffs- Kipper the Clown

Mon- p1-8

Tues-p9-16

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs- Activity

Kippers – New Dog

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs-Activity

Floppy’s -Singing Dad

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs-Activity (Word Pairs)

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

p1 Homework – 24.2.20

Hello all,

I just want to say a big thank you to you all for getting in all the trip permission so quickly last week as I know it was extremely last minute. We did really enjoy the trip. The staff at Rosslyn chapel told us stories of the green men who bring Spring which are carved around the chapel. We then created our very own butterflies and caterpillars, many of which I imagine you have seen at home.

We have now finished our blocks of phonic sounds ending on wa as in wash or water and pu as in pushed or pulled. We have now moved on to different phonic blends that start words. This week we are learning ‘sl’ ‘bl’ ‘cl’ ‘gl’ ‘fl’ and ‘pl’. There is no set homework for this however if you wish to do additional work at home on this just let me know and I will get some together.

Reading

Chips-Come In!

Mon- p1-8

Tues -p9-16

Wed – Whole Book

Thurs-Activity

Biffs- The Rope Swing

Mon- p1-8

Tues-p9-16

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs- Activity

Kippers – The Toy’s Party (NEW STAGE)

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs-Activity

Floppy’s -This and That (NEW STAGE)

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs-Activity

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

p1 Homework w/b 3/2/20

PHONICS

This week’s sound: er and ar

Reading:

Chips- Kippers Idea

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday -p1-16

Thursday- Whole book

Biffs- Nobody Wanted to Play

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday –p1-16

Thursday- Whole Book

Kippers- Red & Blue

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Independent Readers- 

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Miss Ramsay

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