The main focus of our work this term is Jolly Phonics. We will be teaching a new letter sound Mondays to Thursdays and spending Fridays consolidating the sounds. 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. In Term 2 we will begin a rota system for this to ensure that everyone gets to have a turn.
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. A copy of each rhyme for the numbers will be given home.
Our main topic this term is the Vikings. This is a whole school topic but we will try to cover as much as is appropriate at Primary 1 level. We will also have a tour around the school to help settle into our new environment.
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 Wednesday 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.
Please ensure that you have named all of your child’s clothing and belongings.
Each Wednesday the class will have Miss Debbie Coghill during my management time.