Monthly Archive for January, 2019

Active Spelling

We were outside yesterday using chalk to write our spelling words in the playground. Active spelling activities engage pupils to learn their words and sounds for their weekly homework. Apologies if pupils returned home a little “chalky!”

Equivalent fractions using Numicon

Primary 5 have been using Numicon to identify equivalent fractions allowing them to visualise these more easily. They worked well with their partners making different facts for each other and identifying what the answer would be and using the Numicon to “prove it!”

Big writing

Today the children worked collaboratively using our class novel Billionaire Boy to help them plan and write a newspaper report. The children planned each of the sections together and each child was given a role within their group to ensure all were included and all ideas were shared. This allowed the children to have a wide variety of ideas to help them in their individual writing piece. The work produced was spectacular and I personally, cannot wait to see the finished versions!

Term 3 newsletter

Primary 5P newsletter – January 2019

Dear Parents,
Welcome back to Term 3. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are ready to start another term. This term, the children will continue to be supported in class by Mrs Rhodie and Miss Keith.
During term 3, we will be reading a class novel, Billionaire Boy. The children will be engaged in whole class reading sessions and will complete tasks based on the novel to deepen their understanding of the text.
In Maths this term, the children will be working on fractions and weight and volume. They will also continue to follow the “Big Maths” programme to improve their mental calculations where they take part in a weekly CLIC challenge and Total Recall Challenge to improve their personal scores.
In reading and spelling, the children follow the Active Literacy Programme alongside the Reflective Reading strategies which will improve their skills in understanding of a text. Furthermore, they will continue to follow the Big Write Programme which allows children to focus on up levelling writing by using vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. Our new library is up and running and we are all very excited about it. We will continue to visit the library weekly so that the children have an opportunity to take books home or leave in class for ERIC time (Enjoy Reading in Class).

Just a reminder of any other information you may find useful:

• Our timetable: We have PE on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kits for those days. A reminder that jewellery should be taken out or covered with a plaster for these days.

• Reading:

o Groups 1, 2 and 3 will have reading on a Monday and Thursday. Groups 4 and 5 will have reading on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure you sign your child’s reading record when completed at home.

• Homework: Maths and spelling homework will be given out every Monday and should be handed in on Thursday. Maths homework is a consolidation of what your child has been learning in class and should never be anything new. If there is an issue with homework, please ensure your child speaks with me before Thursday to ensure it is handed in on time. Please leave me a comment in their jotter if you have any questions regarding the homework.

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries.

Miss Petrie




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