Hello P2 parents/families,
This week I will begin to send homework home.
Reading – There will be reading books to be read each night. This is more than simply reading the pages- we will be looking at fluency, accuracy, comprehension and knowledge of key words and common words. It is essential that you spend time enjoying reading with your child.
Spelling – Spelling words are given out on Monday for Friday. Children will begin just writing these out using correct letter formation using the say, look, cover, write and check method.
Maths – Consolidation of in class work – this will not be given out every week.
Digital: Some people have logged onto google classroom, there is no expectation for this just now but you have your child’s midlothian.education username or password on the password sheets from last year. I will send new ones out but there is no rush until the children do familiarise themselves with it.
In class this week we will continue with our Dinosaur topic and writing more detailed and descriptive sentences. We are developing our letter formation through regular handwriting exercises too. We are also looking at trying to combat letter and number reversals.
We have recently began using jotters for some of our learning. The children are working really hard on presentation in these.
We have our class charter up, there was a vote on its theme and the majority of children chose dinosaurs. After looking again at The Rights of a Child, we focussed on 3 simple rules for our class:
We are READY, we are RESPECTFUL and We are SAFE!
Please remember GREEN BOOK BAGS, water bottles, and indoor shoes for school. PE is Monday and Wednesday.
One of the first pieces of writing we did was about what we like in school. The pupils were asked to have a sentence with a connective (and or because) and a capital letter and a full stop.
PARENT COUNCIL MEETING – 7TH SEPTEMBER IN SCHOOL. DETAILS ON FACEBOOK. NEW MEMBERS ARE NEEDED AND WELCOME!