Digital learning update

This week most pupils should bring home their digital learning passwords for Sumdog, Glow and Education City.

In class, pupils will practise logging into these and using them to enhance learning.

Google classroom is an app within Glow Scotland where each class has a ‘google classroom’.  It works best on Google chrome and is accessible on most devices.

There are also tiles on the Glow home page for typing, maths, literacy games and activities too.

Pupils are asked to have a play about with these at home but also have passwords in school bags every day. This will be a learning curve for many and we appreciate your support, patience and cooperation at this time.

Thanks

Mrs Hinton

 

p1 Homework 16/3/20

**A letter was given to all children on Friday to remind all that if your child presents a new persistent cough and/or fever then they should remain home for at least 7 daysIt is extremely important that these guidelines are followed as it will help to reduce the spread of germs/illness. In addition to this the children have had an increase in hand washing, we are washing our hands when we arrive, before and after break/lunch and then once again before we leave. If the school soap is leaving your child’s hands irritated, could you please send in a clearly labelled bottle of hand soap for them to use.Please ensure your child also come to school with their own water bottle as we will not be providing spare cups or water bottles in class. Thank you.**

We are really focusing on promoting good hygiene in class and limiting the spread of germs as far as possible. We will be focusing a huge amount on the importance of hand washing. The children will also not be playing with play dough, water, sand etc. to try and reduce germs from spreading. For the same reason I unfortunately will be putting a pause on Tartan Tommy’s home visits for the weekend. I know the children will be upset by this but I will be discussing an alternative reward for the children’s hard work and good behaviour.

Wednesday is ‘Beep Beep Day’ and Mrs Sharp and the JRSO’s have planned some fun activities for the lower years to take part in! Children can wear bright clothing on this day (for example, a bright orange top or a hi-vis vest/jacket) and can bring in a donation for the charity BRAKE. Apologies for posting the wrong date last week.

Literacy-

This week we are revising all of our initial ‘l’ , ‘r’ and ‘s’ blends of the past few weeks.

Continual work on the home literacy wall is also encouraged.

Reading

Chips- The Storm

Mon- p1-8

Tues -p9-16

Wed – Whole Book

Thurs-Activity

Biffs- Strawberry Jam

Mon- p1-8

Tues-p9-16

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs- Activity (Picture and Word match)

Kippers – What a bad dog!

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs-Activity (Colour and sequence cards)

Floppy’s – Spiral Starters- My New School

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs-Activity (Word search)

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

P1 Handwashing/soap

Hi All,

With the current situation with regards to cornonavirus we are following the NHS guidelines and increasing our handwashing in class. Whilst most children have been fine some have expressed that they’re hands are painful as a result of the school soap drying them out. I have been from shop to shop trying to find an alternative but, as you can imagine, I didn’t have much luck. If your child is struggling with dry, sore hands as a result of school soap could I please ask you send them to school with an alternative if possible. Thank you in advance and I appreciate your cooperation.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,

Miss Ramsay

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