This term we will continue to progress with word building, rhyming and independent story writing and news diaries. Children will be supported with independent writing and our main writing targets will be finger spaces, capital letters, full stops and sounding out words carefully. We will continue to teach the idea of VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation.) This is part of the Big Writing scheme which is used from P2 upwards. 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 we will be working on the following:
· Consolidating addition and subtraction within 10.
· Numbers to 20; numbers before, after, between, ordering.
· Telling the time.
· Money (Using money- 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p 50p £1, £2.)
· Measure – length, weight, capacity
Some children find the concept of money particularly tricky. The more they are exposed to these in their everyday environment, the better. It would be really helpful if you are able to let your child ‘pay’ for items when out shopping, so they get used to handling small amounts of money and they begin to understand the idea of ‘change’. Even being able to identify each coin and talking about its value would benefit them greatly.
Science and Topic
Our topic during Term 4 will be Minibeasts. This will be a Science based topic. We will be learning about different types of Minibeasts and the environments they live in. We will also be learning about plants and what they need to grow and survive.
This term we will continue to try to create a bit of variety in homework tasks. Reading will be taught in class and reinforced at home. Maths homework will be handed out on a Monday and it will be due in on the Friday unless stated otherwise (this will not be every week, but when appropriate for what we are working on in class.) This term your child has begun Homework Writing jotters to help develop their independent writing and ability to hear the sounds in words. These will be given each Friday and due for completion the following Friday. If however you complete the list before Friday a new list may be given. Tricky word lists have also begun this term. This will be assessed in class and a new list given home as appropriate.
Health and Well-Being
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.
We will continue to think about our feelings during circle time lessons. We will also be preparing for Primary 2 to support transition.
Please remember to have a look at our school website. I try to update it regularly with photographs and information about our class work.
In June you will be receiving a report on your child’s progress.
If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange an appointment to see me.
Mrs Deborah Hossack