Happy New Year! We hope that you have had a lovely Christmas holiday and New Year. Thank you for all the generous and kind gifts and cards given.
We have begun learning addition and recognising the addition and equals sign. Please see enclosed addition activity worksheet and complete. Help your child to understand that addition means the answer will increase, as the number will get bigger. Continue to practice counting forwards and backwards, and asking your child what number is one more, one less, bigger and smaller.
IDL – Rights of the Child
We have started looking at the ‘Rights of the Child,’ this term. This looks at the UN policy on the Rights of Children around the world. We have discussed that every child around the world has the right to: clean water, shelter, food, air and play. Can you use the image in your child’s book bag and discuss what differences they see between their life and that of the children in the picture.
P.1A had a busy first week back from the holidays, but all clearly enjoyed catching up with their school-friends! We started learning about addition and 2D shapes in Maths, and started thinking about the topic of ‘rights’ and what they mean for children around the world. We also did some work on celebrating our differences, using the fantastic Dr Seuss story ‘The Sneetches’ as a stimulus.
We had great fun with Ms Ireland (our music teacher) playing the song ‘Donald Where’s Your Troosers’ with the Boomwhackers, and got to do a bit of typing practice with our buddies for ICT.
Here are some of our highlights:
I have enjoyed playing with my friends in the library.
I enjoyed playing on the computer with my Buddy upstairs.
I liked swinging on the ropes in P.E.
I have been playing Minecraft in the Library with my friends.
Swinging on the bars and climbing up them in P.E.
I most enjoyed typing on my buddy’s computer.
P5 have returned to school ready to learn. We have started the term by thinking about our new IDL topic Healthy Living. We looked at what we thought made a person Healthy and created a list of suggestions and questions under two headings- Mental Health and Physical Health.
In Numeracy we all got really excited when we tried identifying a fraction of a shape and finding equivalent fractions, for the first time.
P1 have started this year off in Maths learning how to do addition and recognising the addition symbol.
We have also started learning our 2D shapes and the children went on a shape hunt around their classroom to see if they could recognise and find any square, circle, triangle and rectangle shapes.
In science we were making circuits . We added switches and buzzers to make Morse code messages. We also made circuits with motors in them to make propellers spin.
Today we used the propellers to make wind power generators – we used a fan to turn the propellers and make electricity.
Aaron and Annabel