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What we are learning about this term:

Literacy will continue to focus on phonemes, reading, spelling, blending and beginning to use phonemes to write words and sentences. Please continue to practise reading, spelling and phonemes at home. Your child will have a spelling quiz on a Friday. A spelling list will be provided by the class teacher. Thank you for your support with this. We will be continuing to build upon our French vocabulary by learning days, months, classroom objects and weather phrases.

Numeracy this term will focus on subtraction within 10. We will continue to reinforce our ‘Learn Its’ facts (1+1=2  2+2=4  3+3=6  4+4=8  5+5=10) and your child will be introduced to the linked facts (2-1=1  4-2=2  6-3=3  8-4=4  10-5=5). Your child will also explore the “Language of Subtraction” and have the opportunity to link subtraction facts with what they have learned in addition. We will also look at recognising and describing 3D shapes, symmetry and money.

Our Physical Education this term will include gymnastics and striking and fielding games. As part of our learning journeys and target setting, the children will continue to self-evaluate tasks, give peer assessment and will be involved in planning their next steps in learning. This includes strategies such as traffic lighting, thumbs up/thumbs down, thinking time and creating class personal targets.

Our Interdisciplinary Study/other relevant information:

Our interdisciplinary study this term is “Toys and Inventions”. The children will learn about how toys have changed over the years and how inventions/modern methods have altered and shaped how we do things now compared with in the past. The children will take part in a workshop at Summerlee Museum called “When Gran was a Girl”. This will be a practical experience illustrating how toys and appliances have changed over time. In Science, we will be looking at minibeasts as part of our Eco study on bees.We will also find out how we can help bees to survive in our school environment, by setting up bee hotels in the playground.

Promoting Positive Behaviour: In addition to the whole school system, we will continue display our “Leadership Board” and choose a “Star of the Week” and ”Star Sitter” on a weekly basis and . Stickers, stampers and verbal praise are also used on a daily basis to reinforce rules and reward hard work and effort.

This term within Health and Wellbeing the children will be learning about Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (R.S.H.P) relating to the following aspects of Curriculum for Excellence:-

friendships/relationships, likes/dislikes, families/carers, feelings/emotions, individual uniqueness, verbal/non-verbal communication and respecting personal space and boundaries. Children will also learn about how to respect and care for their growing bodies, develop an understanding of animal life cycles, develop their familiarity with body parts and an understanding gender differences.


How you can help your child (stage relevant):

  • Practise reading (when books are issued), phonemes and spelling.
  • Practise letter and number recognition/formation.
  • Help your child to tell the time (o’clock).
  • Check your child’s homework folder and sign markers.
  • Practise numbers before, after, between (up to 20)
  • Practise counting forwards and backwards up to 20.
  • Encourage your child to make words with phonemes already taught in school.
  • Practise saying or singing the alphabet at home.
  • Practise coin recognition of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p.
  • Encourage the correct pencil grip.
  • Help your child to become familiar in saying the days of the week and months of the year.