Welcome to Primary 1!

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What a busy start of the year we have had!

We have been working on learning 6 very important letters, a t p n i s. We can make lots of words with just these 6 letters.

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We have introduced Kung Fu Punctuation. This is where we do a sound/action whenever we read a punctuation mark. So far we have introduced capital letters and full stops and even seen three together, which is called an ellipsis. This video gives you an idea of what we do in class. We have also been trying to spot the tricky word the. The is a tricky word because you can’t sound out each letter to help you, we just have to learn it by sight. This video has a catchy tricky words song!

In numeracy we have been writing, counting, identifying, making, showing on our hands, building, combining AND reordering numbers to 10! We are making sure that we have a really good understanding of these numbers before we explore bigger numbers.

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Thank you to those who attended the home learning sessions, I hope they were of use to you. We have started reading in class and these folders will be coming home to you with instructions soon. We will also be sending the children home with personalised logins for some educational websites which we have subscriptions to, however while we get this sorted, you may wish to explore the following websites for Numeracy and Literacy games.

Sumdog

ICTgames

Topmarks

Presently, Primary 1 are doing PE on a Tuesday and Outdoor Learning on a Thursday. Outdoor learning involves going on walks and exploring the local area, including Holyrood Park. We go outside come rain or shine so please could I ask for your support in ensuring your child wears weather appropriate clothing. Pupils should always bring a coat to school, even if it is warm, just in case the weather changes.

Hoping to see lots of you at our FREE school social this Thursday 12th September. We have already started learning our ceilidh dance. Get the tickets before they’re gone!