We hope you enjoyed the Christmas break. Here is a brief overview of the learning that will be taking place in our Primary one class during term three.
Children will follow North Lanarkshire’s Active Literacy programme for spelling, phonics and reading.
In phonics we will be learning the sounds sh, th, ch, ng, wh, ph, and ee, as well as consolidating all of our initial sounds. Children will be introduced to the phonemes through a multi-sensory approach. Two sounds will be introduced each week alongside three spelling words. Children will be able to recognise and write initial sounds and begin to blend sounds together and read three letter words. We have now covered all initial sounds within the alphabet. Please continue to revise all common words and sounds taught in term one and two regularly with your child so they are able to recall the sounds or words instantly.
We will be co-ordinating our handwriting with the sounds we are learning. Children will use whiteboards in class along with other kinaesthetic and visual materials such as plasticine to practise letter formation and early writing patterns. Please encourage your child to practise writing the letters using the correct formation.
Children will get two reading books each week. (Monday and Wednesday) These books give you an opportunity for you and your child to enjoy reading together. Children should begin to identify the common words within the reading books and use their knowledge of sounds to sound out words. You can help your child by talking about the pictures in the book to help find clues about the story and the characters and also encourage them to make predictions about what may happen next in the story.
In numeracy we will be learning about addition and subtraction, angles and symmerty, and money. Numeracy is taught actively here at St. Brendan’s through stories, games, number rhymes and songs.
This term the children will be learning about China and how Chinese New Year is celebrated. Through the context the children will learn to work as part of a group. They will also be responsible for making decisions about their learning, where they work and the resource they will need to complete tasks. We will be focusing on the role of shops, restaurants and businesses in the local area and how they benefit us within our daily lives. There will be lots of opportunities for active learning through role play, art, water play, construction, writing and outdoor learning.
Health & Wellbeing
PE this term will be on a Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon. The children will be working on team games this term. They will be working on special awareness whilst learning to work with a partner or a small group.
In Religious Education the children will be learning about those within our lives who care about us. We will also be exploring the Easter story and the importance of Lent.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Miss Cochrane and Miss Burns