Term 2 was a very busy term for Primary 1. The pupils made good progress with number work as we progressed with addition and some subtraction. They have begun writing and some pupils are making a great effort when sounding out words for themselves. We enjoyed our topic work on Handa’s Surprise before we started lots of Christmas crafts. I was delighted with how well the pupils performed our concert song – “The Christmas Train.” During Term 2 we had a visit from the local librarian who read us some great jungle and fruit stories to tie in with our topic. We also enjoyed the David Hunter show just before the holidays which was very funny.
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.
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 12th January – Daniel, Kian, Ross, Sasha
Monday 19th January – Fraser, Jay, Paige, Cerys
Monday 26th January – Lisha, Emily, Dylan, Lewis P
Monday 2nd February – Ola, Taylor, Rhys, Jamie
Monday 9th February – Demi, Joey, Sandra, Kyran
Monday 23rd February – Eva, Lewis T, Kenzie, Cameron
This term we will be working on the following:
· Consolidating addition and subtraction within 10
· Money (Using money- 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p 50p £1, £2)
· Telling the time
· Comparing sizes.
This term we will be learning about keeping safe and the dangers of electricity in the home.
Topic - Fairyland
Today (Thursday 8th January) we were visited by a Friendly Dragon who left us a special letter! They explained to us that Fairyland has disappeared and asked would we be able to turn our classroom into a Fairyland and read more fairytales. Of course we decided to help the Friendly Dragon out! (We have checked with Mrs Rigby that we are allowed to!) I’m sure we are going to have lots of fun doing this.
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 Thursday 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.
P.E. will continue to be on a Wednesday and Friday. This term we will have a visiting specialist teaching gymnastics for some of our lessons on Fridays. 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. I have been sending home a few of the children's gym shoes recently as they don't seem to stay over their heels and are getting worn very quickly. Perhaps some more sturdy indoor shoes would be more beneficial.