It is lovely to see everyone again after the two week break. The class are already back in to the swing of things and are working hard.
This is a busy term with Diwali, Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, St Andrew’s Day and of course, Christmas celebrations and rehearsals for the Christmas concert. We will also be focusing on:
As a whole school, we have decided to focus on consolidation of number and number processes. P4D will be learning about:
-how whole numbers are constructed
-the importance of zero
-understanding the link between a digit and its value
-mental addition to either 20 or 100; mental subtraction to either 20 or 100
-adding to 100 or 1000; subtracting to 100 or 1000
-times-tables (up to 10)
-dividing by up to 10 (in some cases with remainders)
We will continue to follow the reading scheme as per previous term.
Overall, the class did well with their accelerated reading – keep this up P4D. Encourage your child to read as much as possible at home. They have also now received information on the First Minister’s reading Challenge (you can find more information at https://www.readingchallenge.scot/), and have set themselves some challenges. I am looking forward to reading the book reviews!
The different celebrations (see above) will form the basis for our Big Writing this term.
We will continue to walk a mile on a Tuesday morning – remember and wrap up for this as the cold weather is now here. PE will continue to take place on a Friday morning – please remove all jewellery beforehand. Circle time will take place on a Monday morning. This gives the pupils a chance to develop speaking and listening skills, as well as questioning skills.
In French we will be consolidating our knowledge of numbers, basic greetings and introductory questions, and we will be learning colours and animals. We will also continue with our Signed Supported English (SSE).
Our area for investigation is ‘Living Things’. The pupils will be finding out the answers to the various questions they put together before the holidays.
RME/Technologies/Expressive Arts/Social Studies
These will be taught via our continuing topic of Ancient Greece, as well as through the other curricular areas.
Parents’ night will take place over the 16th and 17th of November and I look forward to seeing you all there.
Due to some changes in management, Mrs Buchan will take the class for a small slot on a Monday morning, covering spelling and handwriting. Mrs Hood will continue to take the class on a Wednesday.
The running club has been well attended and I am pleased to see some regulars from P4D. If your child has not yet joined, encourage them to do so, as it is suitable for all levels of fitness.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.