Room 3
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What we are learning about this term:

Literacy
Primary 2: Pupils will continue to read books from the Oxford Reading Scheme.  In class we will use these books and a variety of other texts to continue to focus on developing a range of reading strategies, such as making predictions and making connections.  Handwriting will focus on revising the correct letter formation and sizing of lower case letters and we will begin to join letters.  We are continuing to work on a set of phonemes and common words each.  We will be reading a range of fairytales and using these as a stimulas for creative writing.  We will also be learning how to write a recount.

Primary 1: Literacy will focus on phonemes, reading, spelling, blending and beginning to use phonemes to write words. Please practise reading spelling and phonemes at home. We will also begin to write simple sentences using the common words and also words which can be blended together.

Numeracy
Primary 2:  Our number work will follow ‘Big Maths’steps.  Numeracy this term will focus on knowing the ‘learn its’:  jigsaw numbers for 10, adding on 2 to 4,5,6,7, adding on 3 to 4,5,6, being able to double 6,7,8,9 and also being able to count in 2s and 5s.  We will continue to use partitioning strategies to help with addition.  We will also introduce the concept of multiplication.

Primary 1:  Numeracy this term will focus on subtraction within 10. We will continue to practise the  “Learn Its” facts : 1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3=6, 4+4=8 and 5+5=10 and we will also begin to count in 10’s.   We will also look at recognising coins in money.

Our Interdisciplinary Study/Other relevant information:

We will be learning some ‘Scots’ language, rhymes and poems and also some Scottish dances to celebrate Robert Burn’s birthday.  In addition we will be complete some art work inspired by Scottish artists and traditions.  We also hope to bake some shortbread.  As we are reading fairytales as a stimulas for writing, we will also use the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in music and drama. 

Our Interdisciplinary Study will involve learning about Scottish Victorian Children.   The children will be encouraged to make comparisons between their lives and life of a Victorian boy and girl.  During this study we will also learn about forces in science.

In addition to the whole school system to promote Positive Behaviour we also choose a “Star of the Week” and “Star Sitter” on a weekly basis. Sticker charts and verbal praise are also used on a daily basis to reinforce rules and reward hard work, effort and good manners.    

P.E  Our PE days are once again on a Wednesday and a Thursday.  Mrs Douglas takes PE on a Thursday.  Please ensure your child has a pair of shorts to change into and wears a polo shirt.                                                            
Room 3’s library day is a Thursday. 

As part of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge we will be reading fairytales.  Please read fairytales with your child, as there are many versions and we will be discussing how tales are often changed by writers.  Your child also has their own reading passport and so it would be great if you could help them add books they have read at home.

Primary 1

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. 

Primary 2
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 :-

developing an increasing understanding of 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

Primary 2:

  • Read to your child and enjoy sharing stories.  Talk about stories and other interests.
  • Practise reading homework regularly and discuss the text, asking some questions to reinforce your child’s understanding.  Additionally encourage your child to read other texts or read a text together (taking turns to read pages).
  • Practise letter formation and number recognition and formation up to 100.
  • Help your child to organise themselves with all they need for school e.g. homework, letters, a sharp pencil and rubber.   
  • Check your child’s homework:  Mark in mental maths times each week and sign, sign reading records.
  • Use multi sensory approaches to reinforce spelling e.g. magnetic letters, play dough, paint, rainbow writing.  Ask your child for ideas, they use lots of different activities in class.
  • Please visit the library and/or use the internet with your child to find out about any of our learning.

Primary 1:

  • Read to your child and enjoy sharing stories.  Talk about stories and other interests
  • Practise reading books, phonemes and spelling.
  • Practise letter and number recognition/formation.
  • Help your child to tell the time (o’clock).
  • Practise numbers before, after, between (up to 10)
  • Practise counting forwards and backwards up to 20.
  • Practise coin recognition of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p.