Term 1 Class Information
Teacher(s) : Miss Alexander
PE days :
A Monday afternoon and a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Martindale. If possible please send your child to school wearing a polo shirt on these days. Your child should have a pair of shorts kept in school and girls need to have long hair tied back.
Important Dates :
Parents Night Wednesday 9th October. I look forward to meeting you then!
Please check your child’s red folder every day for homework activities, reading and any class letters. School information will be available via the school App unless you have opted for paper copies.
Primary 1 have started learning their Jolly Phonics sounds and songs. We are learning 3 sounds a week. Ask your child about these at home and send in items that start with the sounds of the week! Please continue to use your phonics pack at home to encourage your child to make and read words.
The children are being encouraged to predict what will happen in stories using our puppet Percy Predictor and ask questions about stories using Quincy Questioner.
Primary 2 will learn a new double spelling sound each week. Help your child to learn and reinforce their tricky words as this will make them become more confident readers and writers. We do a lot of letter formation and handwriting in school but this is also something you can work on at home if you feel its necessary.
In our class we have a permanent writing table so children have regular opportunities for free writing and drawing.
All children are developing skills during play. These include problem solving, resilience, teamwork, sharing, planning, motor control and many more.
Numeracy and Mathematics :
Children are enjoying learning about numeracy through active play.
P1 have been learning all about the characters in Ten Town and how to form their numbers correctly. We have started SEAL lessons which looks closely at counting on forwards and backwards as well as learning about number and domino patterns. We are also enjoying learning how to count to 100 actively using Jack Hartman workouts!
P2 have been revising counting to 100 as well as adding and subtracting up to 20. We are doing lots of counting and number recognition through our SEAL Maths. Our number focus this term is tens and units, ordinal numbers and addition.
We have been looking closely at 3D shapes and learning about faces, corners and edges. Children are enjoying learning about numeracy through active play.
Health and Wellbeing :
We will be completing our health and wellbeing lessons using the PATHS programme.
During PE lessons we will be concentrating on our fitness with Mr Martindale. When possible we like to do our PE lessons outdoors.
Broad General Education :
The pupils in Primary 1 and 2 decided they would like their first topic to be The Jungle!
How Can You Help at Home? :
Please make sure you name all your child’s belongings and check their red folder daily for homework or letters. Read with / to your child each day, whether its a school reading book, a library book, a bedtime story or simply let your child use their imagination and retell the story from a picture book. Thanks 🙂
Class Gallery :