Welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely break!
Primary 1 Literacy Homework
This week our letter sounds are m and d. Letter m homework should be completed for Wednesday and letter d homework should be completed by Friday.
Please continue to revise the first 12 common words on the word wall in the white book. Words for this week are did and him. Please complete the common word homework for Thursday. You may need to help your child to write the number after counting the words together. They can also try to write the words.
Primary 2 Literacy Homework
This week our diagraph is th. We say th in different ways, think how it sounds at end of a word like ‘with‘ compared to how it sounds at the start of a word like ‘then’. Practice spelling the words in your red homework book and write them out at least 2 times each. This week can you try to write a sentence using at least 2 th words.
Please continue to practise the common words in your word pot. This week our common words are me and we.
Welcome to our Room 2 blog. Keep checking our blog regularly to find out what we are working on in class.
This term we have loved getting to know each other and exploring our Caring Citizens topic. We have looked at the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) and created our class charter. We have also explored what it means to be a bucket filler, which is a very important skill. Your child should have brought home more information on this in their book bag.
In maths, our topics have been pattern and shape this term. We have also started working on our CLIC numeracy targets and weekly Beat That challenges with the primary 2 pupils. Our targets that we are working on each will be posted on our blog. Support with these targets is greatly appreciated and makes a big difference to their confidence in class. The P2 children complete a Big Maths test every Friday in class.
In literacy, for our writing focus this term we have been working on recounts. We have done some ‘Weekend News’ writing with the P2 pupils where the children write a recount of what they did at the weekend. They have been encouraged to focus on core targets such as letter formation, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and using connectives such as ‘and’ in their writing. We have also worked on verbal recounts with all pupils. The P1’s have additionally been focusing on their letter formation and writing common words
For reading, we are delighted to now be able to send books home on a more regular basis. The P1 children are receiving two books a week, issued on a Monday and Thursday and the P2 pupils receive two books a week, issued on a Monday and Wednesday. Please sign inside their pink jotter to let us know you have had an opportunity to read their books together. The pupils have also been issued with word pots, these are to help with their recognition of common words. Please try to practice these words regularly with your child.
We have also been enjoying regular opportunities for outdoor learning. Please can you ensure that your child has a pair of indoor shoes in school, it is greatly appreciated.
Please can I also ask you to ensure that your child brings their book bag to school everyday. We have really appreciated the engagement with our various homework tasks so far this year and have loved seeing the difference that it is already making to their confidence in class.
I am really looking forward to all of the great fun we’re going to have this year!