P1 Homework 15th January 2018

It was lovely to see everyone back last week, I think they have all grown over the holidays!

We will be continuing learning about Scotland this week. I will be sending home poems for the children to learn. In class we will be talking about reading with expression. Please help your child learn the poem and to use expression when saying it. We will be choosing two children to recite their poem at the Scottish Poetry Competition Thursday 25th January. The children have just over a week to learn the poem.

Phonics – we are almost finished the Jolly Phonics programme, sounds this week  qu ou oi.

Common Words: I would like the children to begin to learn some key words that are important for reading and writing. These can be tricky to learn as the children can’t always sound them out. I have given each child a small green jotter, every week I will list the words for the week in this jotter. Inside the front cover I have glued some suggestions of different ways the children can learn these words. On Fridays we will do a simple dictation that includes these words. We will also practise them during the week in class.

Reading: as per their red reading card.

PE is now on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.

Tuesday 16th January:  Dentist to check the teeth of children in P1 and P7.

Thank you,

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework 8/1/2018

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have all had a fun but restful time over the festive period. Thank you so much for the lovely cards and gifts, they were all very much appreciated.

On Thursday 11th January a group of P1s will be taking part in some Outdoor Learning with Sean Fallon (Outdoor Education Teacher). The rest of P1 will attend on the remaining dates: 25th, 26th January and 9th February. More information will follow regarding this.

We still have lots of work to get through this year so we will get on with it straight away!

Phonics: The children will continue with learning their sounds and we will be focusing a lot more on using these sounds in their writing and reading.

Tues 09/01/18   Ch Reading
Weds 10/01/18    Sh Reading
Thurs 11/01/18    Th Reading
Mon  15//01/18    qu Reading
Tues 16/01/18    ou Reading
Weds 17/01/18    oi Reading
Thurs 19/01/18 recap of all sounds Reading

Reading: Reading books will be sent home as usual with key words where required.  Please continue to help your child learn these.

PE will be on Wednesdays with Mrs Duncan and one other day – I will confirm this but please ensure your child has their kit (t-shirt, shorts and socks if they wear tights) in school.

Music with Mrs Callighan is on Mondays

Throughout the majority of January the whole school are taking part in ‘Scottish Month’ We will be learning about Scotland and the culture and language. The children will be given a short poem in Scots to learn so that they can take part in the Burns Poetry Competition – more information will follow.


Lisa Cumming

Primary 1 – 18th December 2017

Well done to P1 and P2 for their amazing performance of Lights, Camel, Action! I am so proud of them all for learning their lines, learning when to come on, singing so well, remembering their dances and most of all performing in front of so many people! I think you will agree they did a fantastic job!

If you have any school library books at home please can they be returned this week.

Tuesday and Wednesday this week the children will be preparing for an inter-house sing-off. The competition is on Thursday – a great many house points at stake!

Wednesday afternoon – Christmas party for P1 and P2. Please send in party clothes for them to change into if they want to. If you haven’t paid your £1 yet please can you do so.

Thursday: the whole school are taking part in a fun Christmas sing-a-long.

Friday we are walking to church for a Christmas service.


Children return on Tuesday 9th January.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.


Lisa Cumming


P1 Homework 11/12/17

Please find information about homework and the last couple of weeks of term listed below:

Reading: As per their red reading card. This will be the last week of reading until after the holidays.

Phonics: We are recapping on the last six sounds we have learned. They have the six sound cards in their sound bags so they can go over them and use them to make words.

Please send in any moon observation homework sheets.

Monday 11th Nativity 2:00pm

Tuesday: Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ visiting the school in the afternoon.

Wednesday: Christmas Jumper Day: Your child is welcome to wear a Christmas jumper or T-shirt this can be pre-bought or designed at home! If you would like to make a small donation which is in aid of Mission Christmas with Forth One it would be most welcome.

Christmas lunch is on Wednesday. The staff will serve the children. If your child hasn’t ordered a Christmas lunch they will need to bring a packed lunch as there is no alternative on that day.

Friday: P1 and P2 are going to watch the dress rehearsal of the concert.

Last week of term: No homework this week.

Wednesday: P1 and P2 party: If you have not handed £1 in to school yet please do so. Children can bring their party clothes to change in to after lunch.

Thursday: We will be having an inter-house sing-off and a whole school singalong.

Friday: Church and school finishes at 12:00pm

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework week beginning 27/11/17

Phonics: We begin the next block of sounds this week (see below)

27/11/17 w Reading + words
28/11/17 ng Reading + words
29/11/17 v Reading + words
30/11/17 Reading + words
4/12/17 oo Reading + words
5/12/17 x Reading + words
6/12/17 y Reading + words
7/12/17 Reading + words


Numeracy:  We have been learning about the written word that goes with each number. I will be sending home some numeracy homework related to this.

Nativity: Monday 11th December: 2:00pm.

We will be rehearsing the nativity every day now as we head towards the performance – it is all beginning to come together. Please help your child with their lines if they have a speaking part.

Christmas Fair: This Friday at  12:30pm.  Please keep sending in the donations, they are really appreciated. If anyone can spare some time to help out at all please let us know.  School finishes at the usual time, please then stay and join us at the Christmas Fair.

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework 20/11/17

Reading: Please see reading cards as usual and continue to revise words in word box.

Phonics: This week is a recap week. I have added the set of sounds that we have just been learning to the bag so that the children can use them, with your support, to make small words. It is important that the children don’t sound out the two letter sounds as two sounds, please reinforce the single sound: ‘oa’ as in boat,  ‘ai’ as in pain,  ‘ie’ as in pie and ‘ee’ as in see. This can be quite tricky for the children and they need to keep practising this regularly.

I am also sending home a worksheet to reinforce these trickier sounds.

Thursday: As this week is Road Safety Week the while school are going on a short walk to reinforce the need to ‘Be Safe and Be Seen’; could all children wear something bright or reflective for their outer clothing on Thursday if possible.

Nativity: Reminder – this is on Monday 11th December at 2.00pm. 3 tickets per family. More information to follow about costumes, lines etc.

Lisa Cumming


P1 Homework 13/11/17

Reading: As per the reading card in their reading books. Please also revise all their words regularly.

Phonics: We are learning 3 new sounds this week: ie, ee or and z. The sounds where two letters are together are more complicated and your child may find these harder to learn. It is important that your child understands that the two letters make one sound. We use a short rhyme for the two-vowel sounds: ‘When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking,’ (although this is not  always the case) meaning the first vowel says its name not its sound.

Science: Please continue the moon phase observation sheet.

Miss Brunt and I hope to get more information out this week about the parts in the nativity. All children have been asked if they would like a speaking part and those that wanted to have been auditioned.

Don’t forget we are collecting second-hand or unwanted toys and books for the Christmas Fair -if you have any to donate please hand them in to us or at the office.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

P1 Homework 6/11/17

P1 Homework – week beginning 6/11/17

Phonics: We are now learning the next block of sounds: Please continue to revise the sounds, play games with them and make words.

Date Sound
Monday 6th Nov ai Reading
Tuesday 7th Nov j Reading
Wednesday 8th Nov oa Reading
Thursday 9th Nov Recap all three Reading
Monday 13th Nov ie Reading
Tuesday 14th Nov  ee  or Reading
Wednesday15th Nov z Reading
Thursday 16th Nov Recap all three Reading


Reading: Please help your child learn the words that are in their word box and continue reading as per their reading card.

Letters: There is a letter about the Christmas Fair in your child’s bag. P1 And P2 are collecting second-hand/unwanted toys and books.

Flu Vaccine: The children who have returned their forms will have their flu vaccine on Monday 6th November.

Date for the diary: The P1 /P2 Nativity is on Monday 11th December, time to be confirmed.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming