Flu Immunisation

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 10-09-2014

A polite reminder from the office staff to return Flu Immunisation consent forms. They are being collected by the NHS next week.

Thank you.

Whole Class Reading

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Literacy | Posted on 10-09-2014

Your child should have brought home a yellow Whole Class Reading jotter today.

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Every Wednesday, we have a reading lesson which we do together (rather than in reading groups.) The idea of this is to expose the children to a range of texts, so that they learn to read stories, poems and facts that do not include Biff, Chip and Kipper!

Today, we read a postcard from Dinosaur Dan.

  • We looked for keywords (and)
  • We highlighted all the letter “S”
  • We showed Dinosaur Dan how to write the word “I” with a green capital letter pen.
  • We used red pend to mark the full stops.
  • We showed that we understood the text by drawing a picture of what Dinosaur Dan did on his holidays.

Please take a few minutes to look over the text with your child. Encourage him/her to tell you about the circles, highlights and marks. To support this at home, you might want to help your child send a postcard to Granny and Grandad, Aunties and Uncles, friends or even to Primary 1!

PLEASE ENSURE THAT JOTTERS ARE RETURNED TO SCHOOL EVERY MONDAY MORNING. (Tuesday next week, as we are on holiday!)

I need the jotters in school so I can prepare texts for the next lesson.

Thank you for your support.

 

Flip-Flop Homework!

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 10-09-2014

We used flip-flops in number work today – not the shoes, but pieces of paper with teddies on them!

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The idea is to fold the paper to show a given number of teddies. There are lots of ways to do this and the idea is to help the children realise the different shapes and patterns quantities can make.

Today, we were thinking about the number 4. Mrs Jamieson asked us to show 4 teddies on our flip-flops. We had to choose the 4 teddies we wanted to show, then fold the paper to hide the extra teddies. We talked about the different ways we can make 4.

For homework this week , can you work with a grown-up to show different numbers of teddies? Please send them back into school by Friday, 19th September. It would be great if you could send in any photos or comments which can be put into Achievement Books!