Sounds

Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Literacy | Posted on 06-01-2014

We have made a start on our next set of sounds. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning how to recognise, write and word build with g,o,u,l,f,b.
Here are the songs that go along with the sounds if you would like to join in at home….

Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy, Parent Information | Posted on 06-01-2014

For the next few weeks, the children will be learning about addition and how to record calculations in different ways.

In order to ensure the children don’t get confused, here is the terminology that I will be using in school with them. It would be very helpful if you could support this at home too.

• =   makes (rather than equals)
• We will talk about calculations rather than sums. (The reason for this is, technically, sums only refer to addition – the word “sum” is another way of saying “add,”  in a similar way that you might add to find the total, how many altogether etc. The term “subtraction sum” is mathematically incorrect!) Since we will be learning about subtraction later in the term, I would like the children to use the correct language from the outset.

Today, we talked about adding and what we knew about it. We used adding butterflies and counters to help us add amounts of objects together and recorded our calculations on whiteboards.

We used this little game to help help us work out and record addition calculations.

Why not try at home too?

Happy New Year!

Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 06-01-2014

Happy New Year and welcome back to school!

Just a couple of reminders for you……

• Please return all gym kit and indoor shoes to school as soon as possible. They were sent home at the end of last term to be washed and checked.
• Please remember to send lunch money in a NAMED PURSE. Loose change in schoolbags tends to get lost in transit!
• Letters about milk money and Active Schools were put into schoolbags today. I know places in the Active Schools Clubs tend to get filled very quickly, so if your child would like to take part, you should get organsied as soon as possible!

THE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHER IS COMING TO TAKE CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS IN PRIMARY 1 AND PRIMARY 7 ON WEDNESDAY, 8TH JANUARY.

We will try our best to make sure the children look as neat and tidy as they were when they left the house!