Primary One

Welcome to Primary 1

The children are settling in really well and are beginning to remember our morning routine. Please continue to remind your child to go straight into their classroom at the start of each day so that they can unpack their schoolbag before they change their shoes.

Shoes, coats and sweatshirts should all be named too – to keep the lost property box small!

Information about our week:

P.E.

Primary One have P.E. on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure long hair is tied back on these days and that shirts and ties are avoided as this helps your child change for P.E. Please also make sure that all items of clothing are named to help reunite them with their owners if misplaced. Gym kits can be kept in school for the duration of the term and will be sent home at the start of each holiday for a trip to the washing machine!

Homework

Homework is given throughout the week and will follow the pattern below:

Literacy – reading (alternating between shared readers and ORT texts), sounds (please look out for a zipped plastic wallet containing the letter sounds we have learned each week, for additional practice at home) and common words (these will be added to the same wallet as we learn them in class).

Numeracy and maths – please continue to look for, and play games with, numerals and numbers in your home and outside environments to help your child to recognise numbers between 0 and 20.

Health and Wellbeing – Home activities linked to our Building Resilience programme will come home once a term.

All homework should be brought back to school the following day, and signed as appropriate, in your child’s book bag.

In addition to this, it is important that book bags are checked on a daily basis for letters and correspondence from school.

If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us through the school office or catch us at the end of the day.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

Mrs McConachie, Mrs Law and Miss McLean