Respect, Learning, Kindness, Friendship, Trust
Welcome to primary 1a!
We are taking part in a sponsored walk on Friday 13th September, so make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing.
Another important date for your calendar is Thursday 19th September, where parents will get the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher. This is usually held at 6pm, and it would be great to see you there!
This term our topic is Elder Park, so be sure to take your child on a trip there! We will also be learning about rhyme and syllables by reciting and singing beloved nursery rhymes.
Gym will be on a Monday and Thursday, so make sure that your child has their gym kit in school on these days.
Primary 1 are also lucky to be visited by a music specialist from the Youth Music Initiative. Children will get specialist music education fortnightly.
For homework, please make sure that your child is practising nursery rhymes and reading books every night. This will really help your child with their learning in class.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting – this link contains fun maths games which will help develop your child’s numeracy skills. These can be accessed by clicking on the above website address.
At Pirie Park Primary, we recognise achievement. Therefore, children are able to gain awards for good behaviour and hard work at assemblies. As well as this, the school runs a house points system to encourage good behaviour and manners.
Children at Pirie Park are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to school. This is to promote good dietary habits, which hopefully will be held throughout your child’s life.
During this term we will be developing our Spanish skills. We will be learning about how Christmas is celebrated in Spain. We will be learning some Spanish words including the days of the week and months of the year.