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Primary P1A

Primary 1A Newsletter, August-October 2020


Dear Parents/Carers


Welcome to Primary 1A. We have had an excellent beginning to the term with all the children settling in well to ALL the new routines. They are all happy and engaged in class and have made a great start on their P1 learning.


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



PE - the class has PE on a Wednesday and every other Tuesday. 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.

Thursday: Music - the class has a music lesson once a week with our specialist, Mrs Daily. In addition, children will be singing outside as much as possible.


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 - I am glad so many have managed to log on successfully to Seesaw. Homework ideas will be posted here - in the first instance it will be mostly phonics work. A little every day is the easiest way for your child to become successful at reading and writing. Towards the end of this term we will start on reading books for homework.

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.

Social Media - the lower Primary has a Twitter account, on which we share news and events. The address is @P123Pitlochry


Learning in Primary 1

Phonics - Jolly Phonics is the scheme we follow in Primary 1. Each week the children will learn new sounds. Children will make the best progress if they are encouraged to practice and recognise these sounds at home, daily.  Please encourage your child to use the correct letter formation when writing phonics and their own names.

Reading - reading will start with books and the Oxford Reading Tree Programme.

Numeracy - we will be focusing on Numbers to 10, as well as context play incorporating calendars, symmetry, shape and directions.

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