Primary 1J Learning Leaflet
Information for Parents
Term 1: August – October 2015
During the first term in Primary 1J we will be focusing on numbers to 10. The boys and girls will be learning to form numbers correctly and identify them within the number line using the language before, after, between, 1 more and 1 less. We will also be focusing on counting skills through a variety of active tasks. The children will be consolidating their knowledge of shapes and patterns through problem solving activities in the first term of Primary 1.
During Term 1 the boys and girls will begin to develop their skills and knowledge in phonics as they are introduced to their initial sounds. We will be practising our phonics skills through various daily activities and games such as writing, matching and sorting.
As the children are introduced to reading in Primary 1 we will begin by working with wordless and simple word books. This will encourage your child to engage with the picture clues in the book and help to develop their confidence in being able to tell the story in their own words. As we progress in Term 1 the boys and girls will move on to basic reading books where we will be focusing on the simple structure of a sentence as well as sight recall of common words.
In writing we will be working on correct letter formation through various daily activities. We will also begin our ‘taught writing’ lessons by focusing on some pieces of personal writing in which the children will be encouraged to copy a sentence dictated by them.
Health and Wellbeing
In P1J our PE days will be on a Wednesday and Friday. Please remember your child should bring a full PE kit (white t-shirt, black/navy shorts) on these days. During the first term we will be working on spatial awareness in the gym hall, team work and taking turns through various games. Miss Robertson will be taking the boys and girls for PE on a Wednesday. Please encourage your child to practise getting dressed on their own and help them by avoiding ‘tricky’ clothes on PE days.
We will begin Primary 1 with our first topic ‘When Dinosaurs Ruled the World’. This will give the boys and girls lots of opportunities to learn and explore facts about Dinosaurs and the environment they lived in. We will also have fun with art and craft activities related to our topic.
Mrs G will work with the children for an hour every Tuesday. During Term 1 the boys and girls will be learning about festivals and celebrations in Christianity.
Homework will be given out on a Monday and activities should be completed daily (see inside homework jotter). Completed homework should be handed in on a Friday.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me, I am happy to help.
Miss Jellema (P1J)