This term we will continue to progress with word building, rhyming, independent story writing and news diaries. Children will be supported with independent writing and our main writing targets will be finger spaces and sounding words carefully. We will continue with handwriting; encouraging correct formation, size and placement on the line. Reading will continue to be taught in class Monday to Thursday through the Highland Literacy Project format. This term pupils will be learning new “key words” for the Ginn Reading Scheme. Please support your child with this at home.
Show and Tell will continue to be every Monday morning. Please take a note of when your child’s turn is. I was delighted with the effort some pupils went to present information and describe items they had brought in.
Monday 18th January – Sebastian and Taylor
Monday 25th January – Lewis and Lily-Rose
Monday 1st February – Jay D and Ella
Monday 8th February – Riley and Aiden
Monday 22nd February – Callan and Eilidh
Monday 29th February – Sophie and Zak
Monday 7th March – Liam and Harris
Monday 14th March – Brooke and Mia
This term we will be working on the following:
· Consolidating addition and subtraction within 10.
· Numbers to 20; numbers before, after, between, ordering.
· Data handling.
· Money (Using money- 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p 50p £1, £2.)
This term we will be learning about keeping safe and the dangers of electricity in the home.
We recently received a letter from Cara the Clown! Cara is a clown from the circus in Aberdeen and has asked for our help. We are going to help Cara by creating a magnificent circus in our classroom and maybe even in the hall!
This term we will try to create a bit of variety in homework tasks. Reading will be taught in class and reinforced at home. Word boxes will be heard on a Tuesday and Friday and Maths homework will now be given from time to time to reinforce what is being taught in class. I will hand out Maths homework on a Monday and it will be due in on the Friday unless stated otherwise.
Talk Homework – This term pupils will begin weekly “Talk Homework.” As detailed in the leaflet about Little Big Writing (handed out at the beginning of Primary 1) “talk” is central in developing successful independent writing in pupils. These tasks are designed to be discussed, not written down, and will support your child’s writing ideas for the writing lesson that particular week.
P.E. will be on a Tuesday and Friday. It is most helpful is a gym kit is left in school at all times. All jewellery must be removed for P.E lessons.
Another reminder to ensure that you have named all of your child’s clothing and belongings.