P1 Homework week beginning 14/11/16

Sounds: This week we are working on reinforcing the more difficult sounds learnt over the last two weeks – ai, oa, ee, or and ie.

Homework will consist of a mixture of work related to the sounds and word building work. Please continue to practice the words that have been coming with their reading books.

Maths

We will be moving on to the months of the year and how they fit in with the seasons.

Events:

Author visit: P1 – P4 will have a visit from an author, McNicol and Jackson of ‘Badger the Mystical Mutt’ stories, on Tuesday 15th November.

Friday is Children in Need day, the children can wear something spotty if they would like to.

We are holding a school Christmas Fair and as part of this P1 and P2 are responsible for the second hand toy stall. Please remember to send in any good quality, clean toys for us to sell..

Finally the Nativity is well under way – you may have been hearing the songs at home! The children all know the part they are playing, we have consulted with the children and held simple auditions to help us decide which parts they should have.

P1 Homework 7th Nov. 2016

Sounds: This week the sounds are two letter sounds which can be trickier to learn. It is important to remember to help your child learn that the two letters make one sound. Please continue to help your child learn to read and make the words from the Word Box 1 list.

Maths: We are learning about the seasons and the sequence and names of the four seasons.

Numeracy: We are learning to count backwards from 20, to help with this it might help to do it in stages e.g to count back from 12 then from 14 etc.

EVENTS

Poppies are still for sale daily…please send a minimum of 20p if your child would like to buy a poppy.

Curriculum Evening on Thursday: this is on internet safety. Parents are invited into school on the Friday morning at 9.00am to observe internet safety or personal safety being taught in the classrooms.

Assembly: Parents are invited to stay for the Rememberance  Assembly after observing learning in the classrooms on Friday morning.

Nativity: The children are now beginning to learn the songs for the Nativity, we will also be giving out the parts for the Nativity this week. The children have all decided if they would like to have a speaking part or not and auditions have taken place.

Woodland visits. Please make sure you have returned the permission form for the visit on Weds 9th and Monday 14th. If you have not been given a permission form yet these will be handed out over the next week.

 

 

P1 Homework week Beginning 31/10/2016

Sounds: This week we are starting the 4th set of sounds which include digraphs (two letters together making one sound). It is important that the children understand that they do not need to sound out both the letters. For example, on Monday we are learning ‘ai’ as in ‘rain’ so the children don’t need to sound the ‘a’ and the ‘i’ individually. We will learn that ‘when two vowels go walking the first does the talking’; so ‘ai’ will actually say the name of ‘a’ being A. This can be trickier for the children and may take longer to learn so please don’t worry.

We are moving on from the days of the week to ‘seasons and the months in each season’.

Topic: We are finishing off our dinosaur topic this week. As part of the topic we are doing some African drumming and using other percussion instruments.

Events: For the next five weeks small groups of five children from P1 will go with some children from St. Margaret’s P1/2 on an Outdoor Education excursion which is led by Sean Fallon (Outdoor Education Leader). We will be doing forest skills. Letters will be sent home on a weekly basis to the children involved. I apologise for the short notice this week but if your child has a letter please could it returned by Wednesday morning at the latest.

We will be talking about Guy Fawkes and firework safety and doing some related art work on Thursday.

P1 Homework Week Beginning 24.10.2016

Sounds: This week we are not learning any new sounds but focussing on revising the ones we have learnt and using these to make short words. The children have been given a new set of sounds which have the last six sounds that we have learnt. They also have a list of words to learn to read and to make using their sounds. The list of words can be cut up. These short words can all be sounded out to help the children learn to read them.

Reading: Please help your child to read their new book. They will keep the book for a week but will be doing other activities connected to the book. Some of these will be sent home for homework.

Please supply an envelope for your child to keep all their key words and sentence strips from their reading books.

Other information:

A reminder that we have the trip to Dynamic Earth on Wednesday. Please return the slip about packed lunches particularly if you wish to have a free school packed lunch. Of course you are welcome to supply your child’s own packed lunch if you wish to.

The Parent Council Halloween disco is on Thursday evening, information has been sent home in their reading bags.

Primary 1 and 2 Visit to Dynamic Earth

In connection with our new topic ‘Dinosaurs’ Primary 1 and 2 are going to Dynamic Earth on Wednesday 26th October. We will leave school at 9.15 am and return by 2.00pm. Please can all children wear school uniform and bring a snack and a packed lunch (NO NUTS, CANS OR FIZZY JUICE). The cost of this trip is £7.00 which includes transport, a workshop and a tour of Dynamic Earth. If any parents are able to help please let us know.

P1 Homework 26.9.16

Week Beginning 26.9.2016

Sound work: ‘m’ and ‘d’ please cntinue to work on sound recognition particularly at the beginning and ends of words.

Continue to help recognising the letters using the cards and making up small 3 letter words.

The children have been interested in words that rhyme, we have read rhyming stories at story time. Please help them complete the rhyme sheet.

Maths: We are practising the days of the week. Please help your child to know the order and what comes next and before. If they are confident with this they can have a go at ordering them visually and writing them.

Topic

We are moving on to explore the world of dinosaurs, a topic which I think the children will be really enthusiastic about.

P1 Homework: Week Beginning 20th September 2016

Homework

Language and Literacy

Sound sheets ‘e, h and r’ to revise the sound and writing the letter. These sheets will be in their reading folder. If children wish to they can draw things that begin with the sound they can do so on the back of the sheet.

Reading: Tues – Thurs nights. Revise key words that are in the reading folders. Although your child may be memorising the words in their reading book please encourage them to follow the words with their finger.

Sounds that have been taught so far are also in their word bags along with an information sheet on how to use these to help the children learn their sounds to build simple words.


 

Numeracy

Please can the children make a simple poster about numbers around them. This can be done by drawing  and writing numbers, by cutting out and gluing from magazines etc or by using photographs of numbers in the environment e.g. from buses, door numbers etc. FOR MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER


 

Events

PE Weds afternoon and Thursday morning.

The Midlothian Advertiser will be in school soon to photograph the P1 class, a letter is in the Homework bag regarding this.

 

 

P1 Homework- 16.5.16

This week is walk to school week.

Please continue to practise and go over any lines your child has for the school assembly on Friday.

Monday

There will be no spelling or phonics homework this week.

Reading homework– New reading books will be handed out today. Please check reading marker for information. Please ensure your child has their reading book with them everyday and continues to practise all key words.

Maths Homework- Please check book bag for maths addition homework sheet. This is due for Friday. 

Children will take part in a Katie Morag workshop this afternoon.

 

Tuesday

P.E. day- please ensure your child has their P.E. kit with them.

 

Friday

Maths homework will be collected today.

Primary one will be taking the school assembly this morning to share their learning. The parent performance will be today at 11.45 all are welcome to attend.

Thanks for your support

Miss Conway