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.
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.
Here is the P.1 homework for this week:
We have included more of the new sounds we have been learning in class. Please continue to complete a couple of activities from the phonics activity sheet and include the new sounds in it. We have added to the end of this block there for a couple of sounds may not be introduced until the end of this week but we are always keen to expose the children to new sounds whenever we can.
Please complete the symmetry sheet that we have provided. We have been learning about symmetry in class over the past few weeks and the children have been really confident when identify symmetrical pictures and have even made some of their own.
Your child should also have been issued with a permission slip for a visit to Musselburgh Library on the 12th OR 19th November. It is important we have these slips completed and returned as soon as possible, thank you.
Here is the P.1 homework instructions for this week:
We have added a further set of sound flashcards to practise alongside the first set, and would encourage you to continue to use the short activities (provided last week) to test your child’s knowledge of the sounds. Once again, please be aware that some of these skills are really new to the children so they may not be overly confident with word building and blending yet.
You will find some finger-patterns flashcards to support your child’s learning in class last week. Simply cut up the cards and use them to help develop your child’s speed of recognition of the patterns and the corresponding number.
We are finishing our topic on Storyland in which we have completed activities on ‘The Tiger That Came To Tea’, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Elmer’ and ‘The Rainbow Fish’. Ask your child to tell you about the different stories, which one they liked best, and why.
There is also a little sheet about your child’s Wider Achievements that will form part of their Learning Story. Please follow the instructions on the sheet.
Also, just to mention that this will be the last homework before the October break, so please remind your children to bring their book-bags in.