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.


P1 Homework 29/5/17

Reading will be as usual although they still have the same book as last week at the moment because we didn’t do reading until Wednesday.

Sumdog: Mrs Hinton has kindly set up Sumdog for P1 to use. This is website to support numeracy and maths. Every child has been given their username and password to access this. Initially they will do a diagnostic exercise. The children have been told to type an answer even if they don’t know what they have to do. This will open other games for them. I will also set homework via Sumdog.

Reminder that next week is Health Week and we have a wide variety of activities set up next week. Sports Day is on Monday afternoon. Their is a letter in their bags about Bike Breakfast on Friday next week – please return the slip ASAP if they wish to attend.

P1 Homework and TRIP 22/5/2017

IMPORTANT! Please remember P1 are on a trip on Tuesday23rd May. They must where school uniform and have a packed lunch unless you have requested one from the school. Please make sure your child has suitable footwear and ‘weather’ clothing – If you wish to put sun cream (just in case)then please do.

Reading homework will hopefully be given out on Tuesday if not then they will bring it home on Wednesday.

PE is back to the normal days Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Sharing our Learning assembly on Thursday at 2.30pm – all parents carers of P1 are invited.

Parent’s Consultations are on Wednesday (evening) and Thursday (after school)

Summer Fair on Friday 26th May from 11:00am

P1 Homework 8.5.2017

Reading: as stated in reading record card.

Phonics: we are continuing to revise digraphs (two sounds together).Homework will be given on Tuesday.

PE: Gymnastics on Monday afternoon – please make sure all children have their gym kit.

Topic: Our Senses. You will receive information about a trip – please check your child’s bag for the letter. I hope to get this out by Tuesday at the latest.

P1 Homework 20/02/17

Welcome back after the half term break, I hope it has been restful.

We have a couple of new exciting things happening this term; along with P2, are very lucky to be having a 6 week block of gymnastics, this will be on a Monday afternoon. We will have PE on Monday and Thursday until the Easter holidays.

On Thursdays every class will be having French from our modern languages assistant Margaux. The children have met Margaux and are looking forward to learning French from her.

Reading: We will continue reading as normal, (words, sentences and activities) please check the book bags.

Phonics: We are continuing to learn the consonant blends – homework will be sent home related to this on Mon, Tues, Weds.

I will begin to send home a list of up to 5 words each week. These words are high frequency words that children need to learn to read by sight and to write them. Please help your child to learn to read and write them.

Topic: We will begin a new topic this week – I am sure you will find out about this later in the week!


P1 Homework 06/02/2017

Thank you to those who managed to make the drop-in last Thursday…the children enjoyed showing you their classroom and looking at their work.

Reading: Children will have a new book and associated key words. They will also be given sentences and another reading activity linked to their book.

Sounds: As we have finished the initial learning of Jolly Phonics sounds we are now starting on consonant blends e.g. br, cr, fr, etc. We will continue to use the jolly phonics and will revise them regularly, please encourage your child to do the same at home.

Topic: This week we are talking about how we learn and what can help us. The children will be learning through stories and discussion and this is something that we will refer back to frequently.

After the half-term we will be starting a new topic called ‘Fairyland’. It is a lovely topic around fairy stories and will be covering a lot of literacy related work through this topic.

Don’t forget the children finish on Friday for a weeks holiday.