Primary 1/2 Newsletter, January - March 2021
Happy New Year to all. It’s truly great to see everyone back to school healthy and happy!
PE - the class has PE on a Tuesday this term. Please send your child’s gym bag in on a Tuesday and ensure that your child has different gym shoes from their outdoor shoes. 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.
Art – In the secondary art room with Miss Lamont.
Tuesday: PE and library
Friday: Music - the class has a music lesson once a week with our specialist, Mrs Barrie.
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.
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.
Also, at the moment, it can be on the cool side in the classroom with the windows open, so please make sure your child has a jumper on.
Learning in Primary 2
Phonics - 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 - we will continue to focus on Numbers to 100, as well as fractions, data handling and measure.
Topic – We got a surprise visitor from a wee hedgehog who told us his name was Rupert Harold the Third! He is a character in the Hamish McHaggis stories by Linda Strachan, and through these stories we will be exploring Scotland, it’s geography, language and wildlife.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. However, be aware that I often do not get to my emails until lunchtime so if it is urgent, catch me in the morning.