October – December 2015
The main focus this term for both P1 and P2 will be on further developing our skills and knowledge in relation to addition and subtraction. Later in the term we will be developing our knowledge of 2D shapes and investigating 3D shapes in our environment.
P2 will be focusing on summarising within reading this term. They will be learning how to scan the book for key words and ideas and put this information into their own words. P1 and P2 will continue to develop their decoding and prediction skills to identify unknown words.
P1 will be focusing on personal writing during this term. We will continue to work on correct formation of letters, and the use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces within our sentences. We will be focusing on writing our own initial sentences during taught writing lessons..
P2 will be focusing on instructional writing. We have already investigated what instructions are used for and we will now be learning about writing instructions in a clear and direct manner. Towards the end of term we will be looking at letter writing, with a focus on VCOP development.
Spelling will be reinforced on a weekly basis. New common words will be sent home in homework folders. P1 children will continue to work with initial sounds by learning two new sounds each week, and will have opportunities to blend these together to make words. P2 children will complete activities based on consonant blends.
Health and Wellbeing
Miss Robertson will be doing P.E. with our class on Monday and Friday this term. See Miss Robertson’s learning leaflet for details of this term.
Within class we will also be looking at relationships during this term. We will be discussing what it means to be a good friend. We will be looking at the positive things about friendship and also who the children can turn to if something upsets or worries them.
During this term, we will be working on a Scottish project. P1/2 have chosen to focus on Katie Morag as part of this project.
We will be looking at the differences between island life and life on the mainland, we will be learning about maps and how to read a map and we will also be exploring Scottish tartan and why it is part of our culture. P1/2 are really excited to be learning about the country they live in.
Just a few reminders for those in P1/2;
- P.E. is on a Monday and Friday
- P.E. kits should be taken home on a Friday
- Homework is given out on a Monday to be returned on a Friday.
- Library books are changed on a Thursday.
- Please complete homework tasks in the homework jotter, unless a sheet is provided.
- Please remember that reading books should come to school inside purple packs each day.