Primary one classes are supporting the work of Edinburgh School Uniform Bank.
We would greatly appreciate donations of new plain white school polo shirts in any size from age 5-13 or school socks of any size. These can be bought from most supermarkets this term. Please send any donations to school with your child by Friday 24th June.
ESUB is a local charity which distributes bespoke packs of new school uniform to hundreds of Edinburgh families each year. Every child deserves to look and feel smart at school, to feel that they belong, and to avoid the negative effects of hardship on their wellbeing and education.
Looking ahead to next week.
Thank you for the returned parent comment sheets received so far. If you are yet to return the sheet, please do so on Monday. The main body of the report is yours to keep at home as we already have a copy in school.
Please continue to collect and send clean recycling to help resource our STEM area. thank you.
Loose parts learning on Friday 17th
The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page
Talk about learning
1. Ask me what I know about comparing weights and heavy/light objects.
2 .Ask me about the Edinburgh School Uniform Bank.
3. Ask me which new sounds we learned this week and if I can think of some words including the new sounds.
This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs tw and ng and the tricky word would.
We used tweezers to count out 12 and 20 items, and we made rings..
Our writing prompt this week was the story “My bedroom” We have previously drawn and described our bedrooms, but we wanted to see how much progress we have made in our independent writing.
Numeracy and maths
This week we were learning to measure weight. We estimated, compared the weights of items using a pan balance how much water could fit into different containers.
We also continue to work on our numeracy fluency; counting forwards and back, recognising and ordering numerals, and adding two amounts.
Loose parts learning
Supporting reading development at home
- Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
- Vocabulary development.
- Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
- Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
- Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
- Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
- Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –