Primary 6 have decided to support the local charity Social Bite!
Social Bite are on a mission to STOP homelessness in Scotland.
The way P6 are going to support them is by doing a Wee Sleepout, sleeping in the gym hall.
The reason we chose to do a sleepout rather than anything else is because every year Social Bite do a sleep in the park to raise money. We wanted to know what it would feel like to be sleeping out of our comfort zone with no mattress, and no technology, but it won’t be as bad as being homeless but it will still be hard.
If you would to sponsor us please visit the Just Giving link below.
This week we have been learning the last few initial sounds. We will now to revising all initial sounds until after Christmas to make sure we are confident with blending sounds to read and write words.
Sounds this week: ‘z’ and ‘y’
Tricky word: ‘no’
We will be sending home an overview of all tricky words covered in your child’s purple folder by Friday. Please work on reading these at home.
All children will have a reading book home by tomorrow. Well done to everyone who has been reading a little each evening. We are enjoying reading in our groups in class.
This week we have been learning new sounds. We are almost finished learning all of the initial sounds. We will then spend a few weeks consolidating our learning before beginning learning new sounds.
Sounds and Tricky words this week:
Sounds: ‘qu’ ‘x’ and ‘w’
Tricky words: ‘want’ ‘was’ and ‘saw’
Please continue to work on sounds and tricky words at home. We have been enjoying reading and writing tricky words at our writing station this week.
Most children have a book home to work on. Please use the ‘Reading Guide’ inside your child’s reading record to support your child at home. (See previous post for more information).
This week we have been learning:
to count in steps of 2. (0,2,4,6,8,10,12…)
to work out double facts. Can you work on the facts/calculations below at home?
1 + 1 = Challenge facts: 6 + 6 =
2 + 2 = 7 + 7 =
3 + 3 = 8 + 8 =
4 + 4 = 9 + 9 =
5 + 5 = 10 + 10 =
Other Curricular Areas
We had our very first ‘Mix up Tuesday’ this week. ‘Mix up Tuesday’ is when both Primary One classes mix up and rotate around all 3 teachers. This week we were learning RME, French and PE in the rotation. How exciting!
P1S have started to learn all about ‘Space’.
P1F have started to learn all about ‘Forces’.
We visited the Book Fair.
We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you all at our ‘Drop-in session’ tomorrow.
Learn Through Play
We have been learning to:
make rubbings of outdoor materials using crayons.
build a model using a selected number of pieces.
develop our fine motor skills
create a role play area in our classroom (P1S) by selecting what we would like to use inside our shop.
A few top tips for supporting us and your child with reading:
We have included a little ‘Reading Guide’ inside each reading record to help you at home.
Please make sure that the reading clear folder is inside your child’s purple folder each day. We will be working on reading skills each day in class.
We will note the date and title of the book inside the reading record each week.
The reading record is a great way for us to communicate with you if there is something you should focus on with your child.
It would be fantastic if you could sign the reading record each week to show us that you have completed the reading home learning with your child.
If your child has done something particularly well with their reading/phonics at home then please comment in the reading record. For example: “Well done John, you read well this evening.” or “Jane sounded out ‘tap’ well tonight.”
Not every child will have a reading book home this week. We are staggering when reading books come home but we are ALL working on reading skills in class.
All children will have a reading book home by the end of next week.
If your child doesn’t have a reading book yet then please continue to build and blend the sounds in three letter words at home.
We have freshly painted classrooms to welcome us this week. You will have a chance to see next week at our ‘Drop-In’ session on Friday 2nd November. We will be sharing our learning with you.
We have started to organise focused reading time in our classrooms. We will begin to send reading home one group at a time. Please make sure that your child’s purple folder comes to school each day. The reading book will be changed weekly.
This week we are focusing on all initial sounds covered and the new sounds are:
Sounds: ‘j’ and ‘v’
Tricky words: ‘his’ and ‘put’
We have been recognising the beginning, middle and end sounds in words beginning with ‘j’ and ‘v’.
Please spend time using the sound flashcards at home.
Numeracy & Maths
Please focus on activity ‘4’ from the home learning wall- ‘Beat the clock’.
This week we have been learning:
creating a block graph in a group
creating and answering questions about the graph- which is the most popular? least popular?
identifying the missing number in a number sequence
Other Curricular Areas
We have been learning:
about the festival ‘Diwali’. This will be continued into next week.
to count to 10 in French and take part in counting games in a foreign language.
to improve our skills in ‘gymnastics’.
Learning Through Play
We have been experiencing:
collaging using outdoor materials
developing our problem solving skills in the ‘big box’ area
planning and creating a new role play area. More details to follow.