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Primary P1/2

 Primary 1/2 Newsletter, October-December 2022

 Dear Parents

Welcome back to this term, which I’m sure will be busy with rehearsals for our Christmas show!


PE - the class has PE on a Wednesday this term. Please send your child’s gym bag in on a Wednesday and ensure that your child has different gym shoes from their outdoor shoes.  Until and including 16th November we will have rugby training (outdoors where possible) so please have kit suitable for outdoors including a hat and gloves. A change of socks and indoor shoes for afterwards would be ideal.

 In addition, the school follows the ‘Daily Mile’ programme to encourage outside activity every day. Please send your child prepared for all weathers.

 Monday: Gaelic - the class has a Gaelic lesson once a week with our Gaelic Miss McPhee.         

Wednesday:  P.E and library’

  Art – Every Thursday with Mr Duncan

Friday: Music - the class has a music lesson once a week with our specialist, Mr Webber.

 General Information

Picking up /dropping off - please let me know if someone other than Mum or Dad is going to be picking up your child. Thank you.

Homework – Keep looking at Seesaw for homework and also keep practising reading books and flashcards.  P2 will also have spelling homework each week. 

School Uniform - please ensure your all your child’s belongings are clearly marked with their name to avoid too many lost jumpers, shoes, lunch tubs etc!

In this cold and variable weather please ensure your child brings waterproof clothing and shoes/boots to school so they can enjoy playing outside. It’s always handy to have a pair of inside shoes/gym shoes too, so that if they get wet feet at playtime, they have something to change into. It would be great if you could leave a pair of gym shoes at school for children to use as spares.

Learning in Primary 2

Phonics – Jolly Phonics in P1 and Jolly Grammar is the programme we follow in Primary 2 to continue with phonics and grammar.

Reading - reading will continue with books and the Oxford Reading Tree Programme or Storyworlds, with occasional use of our non-fiction readers.

Numeracy – in P1 we will continue recognising and being able to write the numbers 1-10, as well as beginning to recognise coins. 

In P2 we will continue to focus on Numbers to 100, as well as addition and subtraction.  Money, including giving the correct change

Topic – The children have chosen to have Musical Instruments as a topic this term and we will explore instruments through pieces such as Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the animals.

If anyone has a talent with a musical instrument and you’d like to come and talk about/demonstrate your instrument, please let me know!

 Contact - you can message me on Seesaw, using the family app. This message is private and not visible to anyone else.

For non-private messages you can use the journal page on Seesaw, which may be open to others to see.

You can also email me directly at lmanderson@pkc.gov.uk.  However, be aware that I often do not get to my emails until lunchtime so if it is urgent, catch me in the morning.

 Kind regards

 Lisa Anderson