Please see our Term 1 Newsletter
We hope you all have a lovely October holidays.
Mrs Wojtunik and Mrs McLean
Thank you to all who attended our recent Parent information session. We had some excellent feedback.
We hope you have all received a Phonological Awareness:Listening for Learning flyer either at the session or in your child’s home pack.
The website that Mrs Wojtunik spoke about is called Bumps to Bairns you will find this at bumps2bairns.com. This is a really useful website that gives lots of support and guidance for children from birth up until they go to school.
Questions from Feedback
Reporting to Parents
Throughout the term pieces of work, talking homework and I can caterpillars will go home to illustrate to you where your child is at in their learning.
We also have 2 parents evenings – one in November and the other in March where you have an opportunity to meet the class teacher by appointment and look through your child’s Learning journey.
In term 4 you will receive a written report detailing your child’s progress.
If there was any major concerns with your child’s learning and progress, the class teacher would get in touch with you so that they can work in partnership with you to best support your child. Similarly if you felt there was anything you were concerned about then we would welcome you to make an appointment to speak to the class teacher.
HLP – Highland Literacy Project
HNP – Highland Numeracy progression
EYP – Early years practitioner
CVC – Consonant vowel consonant word e.g cat pin top
Welcome to Primary 1’s Class Blog
We hope you will find this a useful tool to engage with your child about their learning in school. We aim to blog once a week so make sure you check regularly.
Literacy learning – this covers handwriting, phonics, reading and writing
This term we have been very active when working on our fine motor and cutting skills. We use a variety of different materials to help us.
Writing our names
In writing we have been writing about our Needs and Wants, we had to name a need and a want and draw a picture to match. Here are some examples…
‘I need fresh clean water, I want a bike.’ Joel
‘I need fresh air, I need shelter. I want pizza.’ Maisie
‘I need shelter. I want lego.’ Connie
When we do writing it is a very quiet time. Mrs Wojtunik puts a lava lamp on, an aquarium on the board and relaxing music, this helps us to concentrate.
We learn music each week. We have sung call and response songs and have practiced copying rhythms with singing games and using drumsticks. We are learning the proper names of percussion instruments and how to play them.
Ayan – “We sing songs and play on musical instruments.”
Kate – “We sing the Music Man. We sometimes play the instruments – I like music.”
Kyen – “We go to the Lilac room and we sing and play music games.”
Lucy – “Music is good and fun. My best part is doing the songs.”
We have been learning about our Rights and our Responsibilities.
We started by talking about our Needs and Wants, we wrote about this in our writing lesson. WE made a Mr Rights and put all the Needs on the inside and all the Wants on the outside.
We agreed that the Needs are all Rights that a child has.
We then made a class charter, we picked 3 rights…
- Right to Play
- Right to be Safe
- Right to Learn (education)
We then came up with the Responsibilities we all have to ensure these Rights….
- Make new friends
- Walk around the school
- Be kind and share
- Follow the rules
- Listen to others
- Good manners
- Be excited to learn
We signed our Class Charter with our hand prints, to show that we all agree to follow it.
Erin – “It is good because I like the handprints we made.!
Maisie – “We have rules on our Class Charter.”
Alex – “It teaches us that we have the right to be safe.”
Joel – “We must be kind to our friends.”
Lily – “It’s nice and I like the pretty flowers. It teaches us we must be kind and we can play.”
We hope that you have all had a fantastic summer and that you are ready for another fun year of learning.
We hope that you enjoy following our learning through our class blogs.