P1 Homework 30/10/17

Homework P1 

Reading – Continue with reading – check reading record for homework. There are new words for your child to learn in their word box.
Phonics – We are not learning a new sound this week but recapping on the last 6 sounds we have learned. I am sending home the 6 sound cards to add to the others to use to make words with. I will also be sending home a phonic worksheet for your child to complete for homework and return to school.

If your child has success at an afterschool club or activity please encourage them to bring their news, certificate, badge, trophy etc. into school to share with the class. We are interested in what the children achieve in their wider world of learning.

Could I remind you to return all library books when your child has finished with them. Our next library visit is on 13th November.

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework: 23/10/17

Primary 1 Homework

Welcome back after the October break – I hope you all had a restful time. This term is a busy one – plenty of learning and other exciting activities too.
A warm welcome to Mrs Ashley Beechman, a PGDE teaching student, she will be working with us for the next five weeks.
Phonics: the three sounds as indicated in the sheet given out before half term: L, F and B.
Reading: Please continue to read daily with your child and to support them to learn the words in their word tin.
Numeracy: We are continuing with the number after and number before – please help your child by asking them what the number before 10 is, the number after 7 etc – if your child can do this confidently within 10 then move to numbers within 20 or beyond.
Our PE days will stay the same – please make sure your child has a T-shirt and shorts in their gym bag.
Topic: We will be doing a novel study called the ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson – this will incorporate investigating day and night.
This term we will also begin learning the songs and parts for the nativity – more information to follow.
EXCITING EVENT: Halloween Disco (organised by the parent council) Thursday 26th October – music, fun and games, arts and crafts.
Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework Week Beginning 2/10/17

P1 Homework – week beginning 2/10/17

Phonics: We are not learning a new sound this week as we are revising and blending the sounds to make words. I have sent home another set of letter cards which are the last six sounds we have learned. Please help your child revise the sound, play games with them and make words.

Numeracy: We are learning about one more/one less this week.

Reading: Please help your child learn the words that are in their word box.

Letters: There are two letters coming home this week. One is about Parent Consultations and must be returned by Thursday please.

The other is about our Harvest Celebration: P1 and P2 are leading this and are collecting dried, tinned, packed and jar foods and also toiletries. Any donations can be sent in by Wednesday 11th October please.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework Wk Beg 18/09/2017

Primary 1 Homework

Hope you all had a restful weekend – I know the children were ready for a rest!

Phonics: We will be learning the next block of sounds over the next two weeks – again 3 sounds per week. Please help your child to hear the sound in words.

Date Sound
Tuesday 19th September C and K Reading
Weds 20th September E Reading
Thurs 21st September H Reading
Mon 25th September R Reading
Tues 26th  September M Reading
Weds 27th September D Reading
Thurs 28th September Recap all three Reading


Reading: We are continuing with the wordless books – I will be changing them every day so please make sure your child has their book bag with them every day.

Numeracy: Number poster which your child was given last week.


Outdoor Learning

The children really enjoyed the outdoor learning we did with Sean Fallon. We have another session this week. The children will be again be going in small groups. Please look for the letter in your child’s book bag which tells you which day they are going.

Parent Helpers

Don’t forget to return the form if you are able to help in school – having parent helpers is really appreciated.

P1 Homework and Information Wk Beg: 11/09/2017

The children enjoyed their outdoor learning last week – we have more to come week beginning Monday 18th September.
This week we are having a recap of the 6 sounds we have just learned and we will be looking at how we can use them to make simple 2 and 3 letter words. I am sending home a small bag with 6 sound cards. Please use these to revise the sounds and play games with.
E.G. Flash a card up and ask your child to find something beginning with that sound.
Play I spy something beginning with … flash the card and don’t say the sound unless you need to.
Use the cards to make words, at, it, an, sat, sit, sip, pat, pit pan, nap, tan, tip, tap, tin.
Play Kim’s Game – lay them out face up – child hides eyes, you remove one – which one is missing?
We are continuing with the wordless books and learning about the characters in the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme.
I will send home a piece of paper for the children to make a poster about numbers they find around them, they can draw where they see them (on a bus, on a door etc) take photos and cut numbers out of magazines and newspapers. This is to be returned FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
We are starting a topic about harvest and with P2 we will be leading a Harvest Festival. We will be looking for donations for this – more information to follow. We will be exploring where our food comes from and how shops and services get the foods we need for our daily living.
Other Events:
Wednesday 13th September: The Midlothian Advertiser will be in school to photograph Primary 1 Please make sure your child has their school uniform on that day.
Friday 15th and Monday 18th September: No School -September holiday.
Can I remind you to ensure that your child has a coat with them every day now that the weather is starting to change.
Many thanks,
Lisa Cumming

Primary 1 Homework 28/08/2017

Primary 1 Homework

Homework will be given out Monday to Thursday – I will keep the homework bags on Fridays to prepare for the following week.

Your child has been given a red book for their phonic homework. I will be teaching three sounds per week in a block of six sounds. Please only complete one sound per night: The homework consists of learning the correct letter formation for the sound and some colouring to help with pencil control.

When doing the homework please feel free to play games involving the sound we are learning e.g. hunt for something beginning with the sound, earning points if you hear the sound etc.

Date Sound
Monday 28th August S Reading
Tuesday 29th August A Reading
Wednesday 30th August T Reading
Thursday 31st August Recap all three Reading
Monday 4th September P Reading
Tuesday 5th September I Reading
Wednesday 6th September N Reading
Thursday 7th September Recap all three Reading



Your child has been given a reading book. These books are wordless but they have a printed extended story for you to read with your child. There are also questions for you to ask. This is an important part of the reading process, encouraging your child to look closely at the story and follow it. Listening to and looking for visual cues helps children to get better understanding of a story.

P1 Week beginning 26/06/17

I can’t believe we are now at the end of the year – it has flown by!

I am not sending any homework home this week at all.

Thank you to all the family and friends that have supported their child’s reading this year. It is so important to get that help at home and it makes a big difference to the development of their reading.

Tuesday 27th: We will be working with P1 buddies on a fun event in the morning.

Inter-house dance-off in the afternoon – some of the P1 children have been involved in this competition and I have heard the standard of dancing is very high!

Wednesday 28th: Leaver’s assembly

Thursday 29th: P1/2 Beach Party: We will be having a fun event using hall for some games and then having a picnic. Children can wear or bring shorts and t-shirts (beachy clothes – not bikinis and swim suits) they can change at lunch time if they want to. They could wear PE kit if they want too. If anyone has a beach towel or picnic rug we can borrow that would be helpful.

Friday 30th: Certificate assembly and final leaver’s assembly.

Friday 29th: Last day – finish at 12:00 noon.

Thank you for all your support with your child’s learning this year. I have had a wonderful year with P1 and have enjoyed every minute – they are a lovely class! I wish you all a peaceful and relaxing summer.

Lisa Cumming


P1 Week Beginning 12/06/2017

Reading:  homework as usual also please keep revisiting any words that have been sent home to learn.

Numeracy: The children have been learning how to use Sumdog – if possible please can they continue to use this at home.

Friday 16th June: Dystonia Awareness – please wear your pyjamas and bring a donation to school to support this.