## What an amazing first week our Primary 1 learners have had.

PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children should keep gym shoes and a PE kit in school. Please note that trainers are recommended for indoor/gym shoes as plimsolls are not as sturdy for P.E.

Please note children should bring a water bottle and snack every day. Children should only have water in their bottles, not juice, thank you.

🏫  Learning

📝 Phonics: Last week we introduced two letters; s and a and this wee we will learn t and i. We use Jolly Phonics songs to learn a story and action for each letter sound. See if you can do the sound and action at home. Soon we will know S, A, T, P, I and N. With these 6 letters we can spell lots of words!

🔟  Numeracy:

• We are learning to count out amounts and order/sequence numbers to 10. It is really important that your child can recognise numerals to 10 and count forwards/backwards from any given number (e.g. start at 3, stop at 9).
• We are learning to match amounts to numerals (e.g. ****=4) and write them

Some online games that can help at home with this are:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

⚓️ Topic: We are going to start our topic ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.

Home Learning

Phonics:  Please complete the ‘t’ and ‘i’ worksheet this week and return the booklet to school on Friday. Support your child to form their letters correctly all the way along the lines and colour the matching picture neatly. If they want to keep practising they can try to write words and the letter around the picture.

What fabulous work last week:

📚 Reading: Last week, the children were introduced to the ORT characters (Kipper, Biff etc.) and this week they will bring home wordless books and key words.

• The wordless books come with a separate sheet which is used by the adult to read the story and prompt discussions.  this should be done each night and hopefully the children will talk more and more about the pictures on each page when they read them later in the week after the previous discussions.
• Key words – please cut these out and use as flash cards for children to learn

Children should bring in a small tub, to be kept in their book bag, for their key words. These words need to be learned and the children need to be able to read them all before they can move onto books with words.

Please note, wordless books are so important for developing key reading skills and they promote amazing discussions.

Book bags are available from the school office. Book bags, diaries and reading books should be brought to school every day.

P1 Curriculum Evening on Wednesday 30th August 5pm – 6pm. Please enter through the school office if you would like to attend.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Beattie and Miss Waller

## ✏️P1 News and Info 21.8.23🧩

Hello to our new Primary 1 families. We will use our school website to update you on any news and information. You may want to bookmark our school website to check the P1 section weekly.

Please ensure all letters/forms are returned to school ASAP.

PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children should keep gym shoes and a PE kit in school.

Please note children should bring a water bottle and snack every day. No toys should be brought to school.

Home Learning:

We have started learning our sounds and will learn 2 a week. This week we are learning ‘s’ and ‘a’. Your child will bring home a phonics home learning booklet on Wednesday (23rd). Please complete the ‘s’ and ‘a’ worksheet this week and return the booklet to school on Monday. Support your child to form their letters correctly and colour the matching picture neatly.

Book bags are great for keeping homework and letters in one place. They are available from the school office.

🧩 P1 Curriculum Evening on Wednesday 30th August 5pm – 6pm. Please enter through the school office.

Thank you,

Mrs Beattie and Miss Waller

## ✏️P1 News and Info 17.8.23🧩

⭐️ Hello to our new Primary 1 families. We will use our school website to update you on any news and information. You may want to bookmark our school website to check the P1 section weekly.

We have had an amazing start to the school year and are really impressed with how each pupil has settled and adapted into our routine and environment.

✉️ You will receive an envelope with various forms inside, it is really important these are filled in and returned ASAP.

🥪 Pupils will receive a packed lunch this week. From next week we will follow the Midlothian school dinner menu and packed lunches will be available to request in advance for Fridays.

🤾 PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children should keep gym shoes and a PE kit in school.

📗 It is always useful for children to have a named book bag. If you wish to purchase one then they are available from the school office. These are helpful to hold and letters, reading books and home learning.

💧Please note children should bring a water bottle and snack every day. No toys should be brought to school.

👕 Finally, we would be so grateful if all items of uniform etc are named. This limits lost property and helps our classroom run smoothly.

🖋 Mrs Beattie and Miss Waller 🍎

## P1 Week Beginning 5.6.23

Hi all,

Learning Trio forms will be sent home on Friday 9th June.

This week is Health Week and we have lots of exciting things planned, please see below! Children can come to school this week in sporty clothes as we will be taking parts in lots of activities. Please note no football tops or crop tops such be worn.

MondaySports Day 1pm – 3:15pm.

Parents are welcome to watch. We have t-shirts for the children to wear but if your child would rather wear their own house coloured t-shirt then this is fine.

Red – Gladhouse, Green – Dryden, Blue – Edgelaw.

Tuesday – Your child can scoot/cycle to school and get breakfast from 8:30am in the dining hall.

We also have a dance class and first aid course. Children can also take part in a bike course if they bring their bike to school.

Wednesday – We have football, P.E and a music class.

Thursday – We have P.E. and a Treasure Hunt.

IMPORTANT – As the weather is getting warmer, I am encouraging children to bring hats and suncream to help us stay protected from the sun. Please ensure your child has a labelled bottle of suncream and I can help them apply this throughout the day if needed.

This week we will be looking at how we look after ourselves and keep ourselves healthy/safe.

Homework

Spelling: Your child has 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.

Dates for the Diary:

P1 Library Visits:

• Friday 9th June
• Friday 23rd June

P1 Stay and Play:

• Friday 16th June (9am – 9:50am)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the sunshine,

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

## P1 Week Beginning 22.5.23

Hi all,

We are going to the National Museum tomorrow (Wed 24th)  for a little look around and a STEM workshop. Please ensure your child is in school uniform with a snack, water bottle and packed lunch. If you ticked a school packed lunch on the form, then you will receive one.

Maths – We are starting to learn about the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

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

Thank you to everyone who managed to join us for our second last Stay and Play on Friday. As always, it was wonderful to see you all and get a chance to share lots of learning!

Thursday – We are going to be going to the Link on Thursday afternoon to do some gardening and have a chance to explore loose parts.

Homework

Spelling: Your child has 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 Thursday this week.

Dates for the Diary

P1 Library Visits:

• Friday 9th June
• Friday 23rd June

P1 Stay and Play:

• 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

## 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

## 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

## 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