I hope that you all had a lovely summer holiday and that your child has been looking forward to starting school. I am very happy with how well the children have settled into the routines of school life.
The main focus of our work this term is Jolly Phonics. This scheme of work is designed to be active and the pupils enjoy the variety of activities used to consolidate learning. Even already they are word-building! Thank you for all of your hard work with this at home.
We will introduce the reading programme later this term. More information about this will be sent home at each stage.
Show and Tell will be each Monday morning. Each child is encouraged to share with the class some news, or show something that is special to them. Later this term we hope to begin our buddy sessions with Primary 7; where the Primary 7 pupils read stories to their Primary 1 buddy.
At the beginning of the term we will do some work on sorting and matching and also colour recognition. We will then move on to numbers within 10 using the Number Zoo programme. We will work on formation and recognising each number. Each rhyme for the numbers will be given home.
Our main topic this term is ‘Our School.’ We will be having a tour around the school and settling into our new classroom environment. We will be meeting some more of the adults in the school and learning about their roles.
Health and Wellbeing
This term we will be focusing on feelings and emotions. We will introduce and discuss the Golden Rules and how Golden Time is used to celebrate positive behaviour. Golden Time will be every Friday afternoon. Children are allowed to bring in a small toy from home if they wish. No electronic items are allowed to be brought in for Golden Time.
P.E will be on a Tuesday and/or Wednesday. It is most helpful is a gym kit is left in school at all times. Please ensure that you have named all of your child’s clothing. All jewellery must be removed for P.E lessons.
If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange an appointment to see me. I hope your child enjoys their first term in Primary 1.