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Primary 2- Homework 17th January

General Homework for 17th January

Reading –  Reading books will go out on Thursday. Please ensure you return your books on Monday the 24th of January.

Literacy – Take some time to practise saying your speed sounds on the attached sheet.
We are focusing on the ar and or patterns for our speed sounds this week.
Complete the work in your child’s orange jotter.

Maths – Continue to look over your Mental Agility Activity Sheet. Have a go at one or two activities on the sheet.
There is a Sequences and Ordering Homework on Education City. Have a go at no more than two activities from the assigned homework OR try the worksheet that goes home today.

Here is a picture of the Mental Agility Activity Sheet and an an electronic copy of this file:

primary-2-green-sequencing-and-ordering

Health and Wellbeing – We have a new Home Task for Building Resilience. Our new unit is Keep Connected and there is a sheet in your child’s homework going over their task to think about who they would want on their ‘backup team’ and their challenge is to design a wanted poster for such a person! Please find linked below a copy of the Home Task. Please return this by Thursday the 27th of January. If you need more time just let me know!

Primary 5 Blog

Primary 5 Homework for Thursday, 20th of January, 2022

Dear Primary 5 families, 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 

This week our spelling patterns are: au  or ee.

au : There are 10 spelling words to practise, however if your child already knows several, they can choose to practise the three challenge words in place of 3 they already know. ee: There are 10 spelling words to practise and 3 Common Words. These will change each week. There are 4 spelling tasks on the page, please choose one to complete on either the blank paper or in the homework jotter. Numeracy: We are learning and practising the 8 times tables this week. There is a practise sheet in each folder.   If anything is not clear or there are any concerns, please do let me know. I hope you all have a lovely week. Kind regards, Mrs Harrison
Primary 1 Blog

P1 – Monday 17th January

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RSHP

Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood is a national programme in Scotland. In Primary 1 we cover the Early Level learning experiences. Some things are taught during ‘teachable moments’ and others are taught in specific lessons. Please come and talk to staff or email the school if there is anything in the programme which you would like to discuss further.

Information for parents and carers about learning at home:
– Learning at home (English)
– Learning at home (Arabic)
– Learning at home (Mandarin)
– Learning at home (Polish)
– Learning at home (Romanian)
– Learning at home (Urdu)
– Learning at home (Gaelic)

Gymnastics

There are 4 skills in gymnastics; Balancing, Travelling, Jumping and rolling.
This week we learnt one of the most important parts of these lessons – how to be safe. A ‘spotter‘ is someone who checks the equipment is safe and supervises the person on the equipment.

Below you can see the spotters doing brilliantly, watching their partner ready with their ‘catching hands’!

We do gymnastics on Monday afternoons and P.E games with Mr Madine on Thursday mornings. As we are not yet getting changed at school, we would advise wearing school clothes that you would be happy hanging upside down in!

Phonics

Last week we learnt the letter sounds y and q/qu.
To watch the qu song, click here
To watch the y song, click here

Try writing some of these words – quit, quilt, quack, yak, yum, yes, yet, yo-yo
Remember to sound out and then blend the word.

Hearing the middle sounds is very tricky

Try playing this game at home – Balloon Phonics – CVC spelling game

Numeracy

This week we have been ordering and sequencing numbers. P1 did brilliantly using a variety of different equipment and now are focussing our attention to written number work, making sure that our numbers are formed correctly.

It is not unusual for children to reverse numbers. Numbers in the ‘teens’ – 19, 18, 17 are very commonly reversed as when they are said, the units number is said first and then ten comes after e.g. ‘nineteen’ becomes 91, ‘eighteen’ becomes 81. This should pass with practise

Homework

Education City

New tasks are posted every Monday. There is no final ‘deadline’ for each task, however we would expect at least 1 activity to be completed weekly.

Reading Folders

Reading folders go home on Thursdays.
You will see that there is now a worksheet in the reading bag that matches the book.
Please complete this and return it along with the book each Monday.
If you have any difficulties with this, please write a note in the pink reading record but still return the folder on Monday. Delaying the return of the book makes it difficult for the staff to rotate the books between groups. We appreciate your support this.

Talking homework

Ask a grown up…
When you were little, what did you want to achieve when you grew up?
Did you want to have a particular job?
Did you want to create something?
Did you want to travel somewhere?
Did you do it?

Share what you would like to achieve!

Here’s a story written by Tim Minchin

or try listening to it as a song, which he wrote for the musical of the book, Matilda.

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