Goldie enjoying a book.
We have been very busy these last few weeks settling into Primary 2 and it is already September!
Here we will post updates of some of our many adventures and homework information can be found here too. We have already sent home a sheet for you to complete together.
As we are now a couple of weeks into the school year – please ensure your child has indoor shoes and a gym kit for school if you have not sent these in already. P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
As we can be going outside for curricular activities please ensure your child has appropriate footwear and a coat each day. A water bottle is also very useful to have especially when we need to decant from the classroom when the building works reach us.
Homework zippy bags and any reading books should be returned in preparation for a gentle start to homework (reading only) next week. A replacement zippy bag can be acquired but will need to be paid for.
When homework is handed out (on a Monday) it should come back into school on the Thursday of the same week.
Homework starts this week. This week’s focus is reading
Ensure that your child’s reading book comes in each day for reading groups.
Each night try some of these activities (no more than about 10 minutes each night):
- talk with your child about the cover of the book : who will be in the story, where are they, what do they think it might be about ?
- Can they tell you their own story from the pictures in the book?
- You could read the book to them – was their story like the book? Maybe it was better!
- Ask them to read it to you, be ready to support them to use all the clues in the pictures and letter sounds as they read.
Please put any comments in the Reading Record for Thursday. You might share any tricky words or just let us know how well your child did!
Remember to enjoy spending this time sharing a book with your child!
Here are the sing-along video tracks for the winter show.
Remember, the performance is on Monday 17th December (to the children) and Tuesday 18th December (to family and friends).
We will be practising lots at school however we recommend singing them as much as you can at home.
Song 1 – Hanukkah, Hanukkah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k8dzH5SNu0
Song 2 – I’m a little Diya (this is the backing track link, we are not using the lyrics but the tune for ‘I’m a Little Teapot’):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZUchSQ92c4
Song 3 – It’s Christmas Day: https://m.soundcloud.com/christmas-music/christmas-day-instrumental-piano
Song 4 – Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer:
Song 5 – We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Acapella – just our voices)
P1/2 had fun during Health week:
with drama and rugby
P1/2 loved creating Egyptian Scarab beetles out of clay!
for joining us for some outdoor fun
Just a few things we have been up to…
drama games with the
Interactive whiteboard games to practise
various spelling games (hangman, in-jumbling, etc.) to consolidate tricky words
making the most of the and enjoying athletics on our playground!
Science show – day and night
sequencing numbers and playing games to 20
After lots of experimenting we managed to collaboratively build a step
Busy checking for symmetrical shapes!