## P1 Week Beginning 15.5.23

Hi all,

If you had not yet paid or returned the trip letter, please do so ASAP. We are going to the National Museum on Wednesday 24th May. Please remember if you have not opted for your child to get a packed lunch from school, then you need to provide one on the day.

Family photos can still be emailed/brought in to add to our family wall. Thank you to everyone who has passed theirs on!

Maths – We are starting to learn about o’clock and half past on analogue and digital clocks.

Literacy – We are learning how to use the joining word ‘and’ in our sentences.

Homework

Spelling: Just like last week, your child has a worksheet to complete. They have to read the sentence and then spell the missing word, as shown by the picture beside the sentence. It is good practise to get your child to copy the sentence underneath. This helps to encourage great handwriting.

P.E – Children have P.E. on Wednesday and Thursdays.

Dates for the Diary

P1 Library Visits:

• Friday 9th June
• Friday 23rd June

P1 Stay and Play:

• Friday 19th May (9am – 9:50am)
• Friday 16th June (9am – 9:50am)

We are still collecting empty boxes and kitchen roll tubes (plus other similar items) for our junk modelling. This is our favourite part of the craft table!

Miss Lauren Waller

## 2.5.23 Primary 2 Homework etc

2.5.23

This week reading is not the usual book and instead it is a reading comprehension sheet.  PLEASE ask your child to read out the words and solve the problems themselves and do not do their work for them as this does not aid learning.

SPELLING:

1. There 2. That 3. With 4. Was. 5. Saw. 6. Came 7. Went 8. Played 9. Think 10. They

Please write these x3 in your jotter and then write them in sentences.  You can use more than 1 word for each sentence.

In Numeracy we are practising counting in 2’s and 10s and are looking at making 100 using 10s e.g. 80+?=100.  Children are identifying the link to their number bonds to 10 to solve these.

HIT THE BUTTON: Children should go on the website or app to complete the free game on Number bonds – to 100 (10s).  This is an excellent game for developing mental maths and number bonds to 10/20 which children should be able to mostly do without counting on fingers.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

## 👑 CORONATION DAY CELEBRATION – A HUGE THANK YOU💂

Everyone who took part in the Coronation Celebrations on Tuesday would all like to say a huge Thank You to our amazing parent council for organising the day.  The day ran so smoothly and each and every adult and child felt special, making memories to cherish.

Events included: biscuit decorating, craft making, crown making, loose parts and water play, inflatable bouncy castle and assault course, a parade,  costumes, community picnic lunch, games, music and a visit from our VIP the LordLieutenant of Midlothian who “broke the soil” to begin the planting of our King’s orchard.

I am sure you agree that it was a great day.  Please see below for some snapshots and highlights!

## P1 Week Beginning 1.5.23

Hello,

I have heard glowing reports from Mrs Lynch about last week! I had a wonderful time away at camp but I did miss the class, so I am glad to be back with them.

I am still waiting for 2 Seesaw letters to be signed and returned. Your child cannot access digital learning through SeeSaw if they do not bring their letter.

P1 Trip Letters should be handed in ASAP. If you need a new one, please let me know. We are still looking for one more parent helper to join us on WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY.

Family photos can still be emailed/brought in to add to our family wall. Thank you to everyone who has passed theirs on!

If your child is going to the Multi-sports club on Wednesday after school, they can be collected from outside the school office at 4:15pm.

Homework – No homework will be sent home this week, however, reading will be done in class. Homework will resume normally next week.

P.E – Children have P.E. on Wednesday with Miss Simpson and Thursday with Mrs Lynch. Please ensure your child brings a P.E kit to change into.

Dates for the Diary

P1 Library Visits:

• Friday 5th May
• Friday 9th June
• Friday 23rd June

P1 Stay and Play:

• Friday 19th May (9am – 9:50am)
• Friday 16th June (9am – 9:50am)

Please note that Monday 8th May is a holiday and children should return to school on Tuesday 9th May at 8:50am.

Miss Lauren Waller

## P2 24.4.23

This week we have reading as normal and Spelling words are:

1. did 2. cut. 3. twin 4. whale 5. wheel 6. white 7. whisper 8. what 9. when 10. whenever

Please write these x3 in your jotter and then another time with red vowels and blue consonants.

In Numeracy we are practising counting in 2’s – from a random number. e.g. 27,29,31 – so not always starting at 1.  Those who would like a challenge will be trying 5’s.  In Maths we are looking at the Language of measure.

👑This week we are rehearsing and making costumes for our Coronation celebration on Tuesday May 2nd.  This is a parent council event and more information should come out this week.  Parents will be invited for some of the day.  It should be an exciting day of bringing our school community together and to make memories for everyone.

*Update* Children can do not need to wear uniform for this day but there will be games etc so leggings/shorts may be better than a dress or skirt. Can all children bring black trousers or leggings to wear with their Band uniforms please? All children will be offered a lunch in picnic style so may bring a small blanket to sit on if they wish and a small teddy. Parents can join us at 2.45 in MUGA

In health we are discussing professionals who help us and continuing our RSHP work.

## P1 Week Beginning 17.4.23

Hi all,

I hope you all had a wonderful and restful break before the madness of the last term begins!

I am still waiting for 3 Seesaw letters to be signed and returned. Your child cannot access digital learning through SeeSaw if they do not bring their letter.

P1 Trip Letters should be handed in ASAP. If you need a new one, please let me know.

Family photos can still be emailed/brought in to add to our family wall. Thank you to everyone who has passed theirs on!

If your child is going to the Multi-sports club on Wednesday after school, they can be collected from outside the school office at 4:15pm.

Next week, I will be going to P7 camp, I will be away Mon – Fri and someone else will be taking Primary 1.

Homework

Phonics/Spelling: Children will  bring home their spelling jotter with a new list of words to practise TOMORROW (TUESDAY). This should be handed in on Friday. Please remember that it is really important you tell your child the words to be spelt and they do this independently.

P.E – Children have P.E. on Wednesday with Miss Simpson and Thursday with Mrs Lynch. Please ensure your child brings a P.E kit to change into.

Dates for the Diary

Friday 21st April – Bring your bike to the school playground to get a checkover at the Bike tent.

P1 Library Visits:

• Friday 5th May
• Friday 9th June
• Friday 23rd June

P1 Stay and Play:

• Friday 19th May
• Friday 16th June

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

## P1 Week beginning 27.3.23

We have started to use SeeSaw in class to support our learning, however, your child cannot join the SeeSaw class until they have handed in their letter. If you need a new one, please ask me.

P1 Trip Letters can be handed in from now until May 17th.

Family photos can still be emailed/brought in to add to our family wall. Thank you to everyone who has passed theirs on!

Friday –  The children can wear blue for Autism Awareness Week. We will be discussing autism in class too. Please note there should be no football strips/fancy dress etc.

Friday – We are visiting the Library to return our books and pick new ones to read in class.

We are still looking for items which can be used for junk modelling. For example, cereal and package boxes, kitchen roll tubes.

Homework

Reading: There will be no reading homework this week as I am assessing key words and moving around groups! Please continue to practise your child’s key words with them. Key words may be orange, green or white, depending on the stage of book.

Phonics/Spelling: Children will  bring home their spelling jotter with a new list of words to practise. This should be handed in on Friday. Please remember that it is really important you tell your child the words to be spelt and they do this independently.

P.E – Children have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday with Miss Simpson. Please ensure your child brings a P.E kit to change into.

French: Mrs Lynch is teaching French to the class every Thursday afternoon.

School finishes on Friday 31st March at 12:25pm for Easter.

Dates for the Diary

P1 Library Visits:

• Friday 31st March
• Friday 5th May
• Friday 9th June
• Friday 23rd June

P1 Stay and Play:

• Friday 19th May
• Friday 16th June

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, if you need anything.

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education