Welcome to P1

We have already had a fantastic start to the year. The children are all settling in very well and we are looking forward to learning our first sounds today. You will get your first ORT book with Biff, Chip and Kipper either today or tomorrow. Don’t worry we don’t expect your child to read them yet! There is a sheet with the story on, please read this to your child while they look at the pictures. Please encourage your child to turn the pages. There are also some ideas for questions for you to ask them. Find a comfy place to sit and enjoy!

 

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P1 Assembly Tomorrow!

 

Primary 1 have been busy preparing for their first school assembly.They are very excited to share their learning with the special adults in their lives! We hope you will be able to make it, don’t forget your cameras!After you drop off your children, please come into school through the main entrance doors and find a seat in the hall. (I’ve heard some people are queuing already!)clip_art_for_website.jpg

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P1 – Come and see our talking boxes! 26.05.16

P 1 Parents and Carers,

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We have really enjoyed hearing about your children’s talking boxes. They talked about so many fantastic things; things they do in their free time, places they have visited nearby and their holidays. Now they would like to tell you about some of the talks they listened to.

We invite you to come and see all the children’s talking boxes on Thursday 26th May at 2:30pm.

We hope you will be able to pop in to hear about all the things our children enjoy doing outside school.

Please come in the through the P1 entrance, where you normally drop off and pick up your children.

Thank you for your support

Miss Hall, Mrs Sawers and Mr Bennett

P1 are measuring up!

This week we are learning about the different ways we can measure all the things around us. It would be great if the children could think about measure at home too.

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Weight 

We will be learning to use scales to find out how many blocks different things weigh. We are also using the words heavier and lighter and spotting the numbers on packets of food to find out how much they weigh.

Maybe you could talk about weight when you visit the supermarket or when you’re making dinner?

Area

We are using blocks to find out how large different spaces are. We are using the words larger area and smaller area to describe the size of flat objects.

You could talk about the area of anything flat, i.e. the size of plates, paper, posters.

Length

We are using all sorts of ways (hands, feet, paper clips and straws) to measure, and describing length using the words long and short. We are thinking about why we don’t always get the same answers as each other and why we need standard units such as cm and m.

You could talk about the length of their food over supper. Hopefully after a few chomps their green beans won’t be so long anymore!

Volume and Capacity 

We are finding out how many cupfuls we need to fill different containers and using the words more and less.

Maybe think about how much juice or water they need to fill different glasses, or even how many cupfuls they need to fill a vase for that beautiful bunch of flowers they picked from the garden for you!

P1 Blend Sounds

This term we are learning to blend sounds that are often found at the beginning and at the end of words.

Sounds at the end of words

rk, nd, st, mp, lt, sk, nt, ft, sp, lk

ie. rk – bark.

ng and nk – these are found at the end of lots of words and they can often be harder to hear.

ie. ng – long, sing

nk – wink, bank

Sounds at the beginning of words

br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr

ie. br – brush

sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tw

ie. sc – scan

Please continue to practise the sounds we learned last term, the magic sounds where you put two sounds together and they turn into one different sound ie. oy in words like toy – t  oy.

sh – shed

ch – chop

th – bath

wh – when

ai – nail

ay – say

ee – feed

ea – meal

igh – light

y – my

oa – boat

ow – low

oo – foot

ew – new

oi – boil

oy – boy

ou – loud

ow – cow

au – Paul

aw – jaw

Primary 2’s Summer Term

We can’t believe it’s the last term of Primary 2 already!  Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?  We have made a great start to the term and are encouraging each other to be that little bit more independent and to take more responsibility for our learning.

We are hoping that the sun will shine for us as we begin to investigate the effects of weather on daily life.  This, in turn, will give us lots of opportunities to take our learning outdoors and into our new classroom……

Keep your eyes peeled for more information about how we are getting ready for Primary 3!