P2 Homework w.b. 4.11.19

Hi all,

The weather is sadly getting horrible and wet as winter appears,  can I please remind everyone that children should come to school with a waterproof jacket.

A little late reminder but children had their flu jabs (nasal spray) this morning.

P7 will be doing the remembrance assembly this Friday and are selling poppies this week to all classes. A donation of 50p per poppy would be greatly appreciated.

Homework for the week:

Reading: Pages to be read have been written in your child’s green reading record.

Spelling: We are continuing with short vowels this week, so the spelling list contains words with short vowels.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller (L.Waller@mgfl.net)

P2 Homework w.b. 28.10.19

Hi all,

The Halloween disco is on Thursday evening, 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Tickets are £2 and children can purchase these during school time. 

Homework:

Reading: The pages to be read are in your child’s green reading record. Some groups have been sent home with a list of key words for their reading stage too. Please ensure that you help your child in learning these as it will improve their fluency and confidence when reading.

Spelling: We are learning the short vowel sounds this week (a,e,i,o,u) in words like bag, sun etc. The spelling list contains some words with these sounds and days of the week. We are learning cursive handwriting so it would be great to see the children practising this in their homework.

*******It has been super busy in school since the October holidays that Miss Waller’s forgetfulness has gotten a little worse! At the Learning Trio’s I spoke to many parents regarding sending resources/extra work home to support their child to achieve their targets. However, I have realised that I have not done this yet and some of the things I had discussed, I have lost the note of them. Please do email me or speak to me at the end of the day if you were meant to have received something from me and have not yet – L.Waller@mgfl.net ********

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

 

 

 

P2 Homework w.b. 23.10.19

Hi all,

Sorry for posting this a day later than expected! I hope you all had a lovely holiday and are feeling refreshed for the new term. I LOVED hearing all of the children’s holiday news yesterday.

Christmas Cards that the children designed were sent home before the holidays in bookbags, if you wish to place an order for them, please fill in the form and bring in the exact amount money for that order. This must be brought into school by tomorrow (Friday 25th October). 

Friday is Dress down day and the children can bring in a tombola prize for the Halloween disco. Please note that there should be nothing containing nuts handed in, thank you. 

Homework: As it’s only a three day week, the children only have reading to complete. Pages have been written in their green reading record.

I have also made ‘Number Bond to 10’ flashcards for every child and these have been put into their bookbags. One of our main Learn-Its for this term is number bonds to 10, it is extremely important that children have quick recall of these as it supports their addition and subtraction. Please practise these with your children when you can. 

Thank you for all your support,

Miss Lauren Waller

 

People Who Help Us Topic – p1 need your help

Primary One have started their second topic of the year. We are going to be learning about all of the people in our community who help keep us healthy and safe. We would absolutely love if any parents or family members who work in any of these roles could come in and talk to us about your job and the role you play in our lives.

We already have a visit from the local community police officers booked in for the 31st of October. If you or any of your family work as part of the emergency services, part of a dental practice or veterinary practice or any other role relevant to our topic we would love you to join us at a time suitable for you.

If you are interested could you send me an email at k.ramsay@mgfl.net and we can arrange a time to pop in.

Thanks in advance,

Miss Ramsay

*Halloween Disco and Dress down day*

DRESS DOWN DAY ON FRIDAY 25TH OF OCTOBER – Pupils should dress down for school on this day and bring in a tombola prize for the Halloween disco (e.g. Halloween sweets or small Halloween toy, cup, craft activity etc).

HALLOWEEN DISCO – Thursday 31st October.  6.30pm – 7.30 pm

Judging will be at 6.30pm prompt in the small hall. On the night there will be Pumpkin lantern displays and prizes, tattoos, tombola and lots of fun and dancing.

Big Maths and Learn-its number progression across all stages

 

BIG Maths is a teaching approach that makes progress in maths easy and fun. BIG Maths has been extremely successful both nationally and internationally with thousands of children learning through daily BIG Maths ‘CLIC’ sessions and the weekly ‘Beat That!’ challenges.

Big Maths firstly answers the question, ‘How do we get children properly numerate as they journey through school?’ It provides us with an accurate and simple, but highly effective, framework that guarantees numeracy progress. This framework is known as CLIC (Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) and is characterised by accurate steps of progression (known as Progress Drives) that make new learning easy and obvious to children by cashing in on the timeless natural laws of Maths.
BIG Maths is therefore a rigorous, systematic and structured approach that provides children with a fun and lively experience as they learn through jingles, songs, games and the BIG Maths characters.

Big Maths puts the child at the
heart of the learning experience.

Don’t be surprised if your children come home talking about Clic, Pom, Pim, Squigglesworth or Count Fourways.

 

Big Maths helps children to understand the links between core numeracy (the basic principles that underly all maths) and outer numeracy which is the application of these core principles.

C L I C Sessions

CLIC stands for ‘Counting’, ‘Learn Its’, ‘It’s Nothing New’ and ‘Calculation’. Maths lessons contain each of these elements.

 

Counting:

Children will count forwards and backwards in all kinds of steps depending on their level e.g. in 1s, 2s, 3s, 6s or even 25s! When practising counting at home with your child, make sure you go forwards and backwards. Don’t always start at 0 – make sure they can count on from 75 to 106 for example.

 

‘Learn Its’:

‘Learn Its’ are addition facts and times tables facts. There are 72 Learns Its in total; 36 addition Learn Its and 36 multiplication Learn Its. These are facts that children need to learn off by heart, so when they are asked ‘What is 6+4 ?’ they are able to give the answer as quickly as they would be able to tell you their name. As soon as they know 3×5=15 they also know 5×3=15 (This is known as a ‘Switcher’).  It is expected that Pupils will know all their times tables by the end of P5 so we need your help with this!  HAVE A LOOK AT OUR LEARN – ITS PROGRESSION TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP AT HOME.

 

It’s Nothing New:

This is the most important aspect of CLIC. It is the way children become successful andproperly numerate. The idea that 5-things and 3-things are always 8-things is a fundamental concept. Once children understand this concept, we can change the ‘thing’ to other units, e.g. ‘tens’, so that 5 tens + 3 tens = 8 tens. Children begin to learn the concept by counting random unit e.g. bananas, aliens, cats etc. It then becomes much easier to use standard

measures such as ml, m, cm, kg, whilst understanding the underlying number concepts.

 

Strange phrases such as ‘Jigsaw Numbers’, ‘Smile Multiplication’ and ‘Where’s Mully?’ are all part of this section of Big Maths.



Calculation:

This aspect of CLIC is when the teacher will focus on developing the children’s understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Big Maths maps out which steps children should do in a clear order and helps teachers to identify where to go back to if a child needs extra support.

Let’s meet some of the
BIG Maths Characters!

               

 

                

 

 

 

 

Big Maths Beat That is a weekly timed test of your child’s Learn Its. The aim is to improve their individual score each time!

Here is an example:

 

 

P2 Homework w.b. 7.10.19

Hi all,

Just a reminder that P1/2 are collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for the Harvest assembly. If you have any donations for this then please bring these in by Friday morning. Remember we are performing the assembly at 11am on Friday morning and there is a limit of two guests per child in the hall. 

Learning Trio appointments are on Thursday after school, please remember that children must be at the meeting too.

The ‘Teach your Monster to Read’ app is free until Tuesday on the app store. This is a fantastic app to help your child with reading and phonics! It usually costs £4.99 to download, so it’s worthwhile getting on your devices while it’s free!

Homework for the week:

Reading: Pages to be read have been written in green reading records.

Spelling: We are revising the sounds we have learned so far this term so there will be no spelling list in their jotters. Instead, children should write a few words with the following sounds in them – ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ar.

School finishes at the normal time of 12:25 on Friday for the October holiday and pupils resume on Wednesday 23rd October. 

Thanks,

Miss Lauren Waller

 

P2 Homework w.b. 30.9.19

I can’t believe October is just around the corner, the weeks are flying in!

P1/2 are performing their Harvest assembly on Friday 11th October at 11am and we would love for you to be there, if you can! I popped a letter into all the P1/2 bags about this, please remember if you are joining us that there is a limit of two guests per child as we have limited space in the hall. If you also have any donations for our Harvest collection, please bring these in ASAP. All donations are going to Women’s Aid. 

A gentle reminder that all children should be coming to school with indoor and outdoor shoes, their bookbags every day, a full PE kit and water bottles should be filled with water only.

Homework for this week:

Reading: Pages to be read have been written in your child’s green reading record. This week we are focusing on expression when we are reading!

Spelling: Our sound this week is ‘ar’ (star, far), please encourage your child to read their spelling words as well as write them in their jotter.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller