PE Days- P1A (Tuesday and Friday), P1B (Tuesday and Friday). Please ensure your child has a PE kit on these days.
Primary 1 will be learning outside regularly so will always need waterproofs and good shoes as they may be outside in inclement weather.
Homework will be given out on a Monday and collected on a Friday.
Primary 1 will be visiting the Library on Wednesday so please ensure they have their library book with them to return if they wish to get a new one.
LITERACY HOME LEARNING IN PRIMARY 1
Each sound has been introduced with an action and a short rhyme. To see the action and hear the rhyme ask your child (!) or please take a look on You Tube for Jolly Phonics
Some children are very keen to draw and write at home within their play others are not. Look for opportunites for your child to write within family life such as helping to write the shopping list, sending cards/notes/invites to family and friends.
Please find a small jotter in your child’s homework folder which your child may wish to use to draw and write in – there is no expectation for this and the jotter can remain at home. To support your child with correct letter formation please use the guide also enclosed. At this stage it is very important to praise all attempts at letter writing – most children will still be developing their pencil grip and control.
If your child is struggling to hold and control their pencil please support your child by offering them lots of opportunites to develop their large and fine motor control such as
• Climbing, balancing, running, jumping
• Painting with large and small brushes
• Cutting, tearing and sticking paper
• Threading beads, lacing cards, joining materials
• Building with Lego
• Stirring, pouring, weighing ingrediants
We have given you the letter cards to use with your child to practice letter sound recognition and to encourage them to build simple three letter words.
• Find a suitable place where there is no noise or distraction
• Empty the letters on to a flat surface
• Sit side by side so that you can both see the letters
• Take turns to say the different sounds and point to the corresponding letter shapes
• Guide you child to make different two/three letter words such as tin, nap, man, in, at
• Spend no longer than 10 minutes at various points throughout the week which suit your family life.
• Look out for these letters when out and about on road/shop signs, in books etc
The letter cards stay at home as does the folder. We will ask for the folder to be returned on a designated date so we can add in new letter cards over the session.
Learning should always be fun and learning through play is the most appropriate way for children to learn – at school and at home. Jigsaws, Board Games, Audio Story CDs, visits to local library and sharing books together are all very important activates which support your child’s literacy skills and development. Literacy skills are life skills and it is important that all children are given the opportunity to develop these skills at their own pace in a variety of different ways.
Updates on your own child’s learning journey are given throughout the year via your child’s individual online Learning Journal and at our Parent Consultations.