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Primary P1/2

Primary 1/2 Newsletter, August-October 2021

Dear Parents

 Welcome back to Primary 2. It’s great to see everyone back to school with happy, smiling faces!

 This newsletter will outline the weekly timetable general class information and give you an overview of the plan of learning for this term.

 Timetables

PE - the class has PE on a Tuesday and Thursday this term. Please send your child’s gym bag in on a Tuesday and on a Thursday, PE is first thing, so come dressed in PE clothes with a change of school clothes. 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.

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

 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.

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!

As the weather turns autumnal 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 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, with occasional use of our non-fiction readers.

Numeracy - we will be focusing on Numbers to 100, as well as 3D shape, addition and subtraction.

Topic  - The children have expressed an interest in science and the human body, so we will be looking at aspects of that as our topic this term.

 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