Primary 2/3, January-March 2023
Welcome back to this term, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year!
PE - The class have PE on a Wednesday morning. Can pupils please come to school dressed in their gym kit and bring a change of school uniform. Gym kit should be a white t-shirt and navy/black shorts. Please ensure that your child has different gym shoes from their outdoor shoes.
In addition, the class have gym with the teacher on a Monday, please ensure your child also has their indoor shoes for this.
Monday: Gaelic - The class has a Gaelic lesson once a week with our Gaelic teacher,
Thursday: Art with Mr Duncan
Friday: Music - The class has a music lesson once a week with our specialist, Mr Webber.
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 – Homework will be posted on Seesaw every Monday. Please also check your child’s bag for worksheets and reading books and encourage your child to bring their reading folder to school every day.
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 and socks 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 2/3
Spelling – Groups get a new spelling list each week to practise a particular sound. We have daily activities to help the children learn these.
Reading - Reading will continue with books and the Oxford Reading Tree Programme or Storyworlds, with occasional use of our non-fiction readers.
Writing – This term we will be focussing on functional writing, with reports, instructions and posters, linked to our food topic.
Numeracy – We will be focussing on strategies for addition and subtraction. Mrs Barrie will also be teaching time on a Friday.
Topic – The children have chosen to Food as their topic this term. We will be learning about food around the world, where our food comes from (with a planned trip to a farm and a potato project), how to prepare food and how food affects our bodies.
Student: This term we will be welcoming a teaching student, Ms Virtue. Ms Virtue will assist with aspect of learning and teaching and will take some responsibility for delivering curriculum.
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 email@example.com. However, be aware that I often do not get to my emails until lunchtime so if it is urgent, catch me in the morning.
Learning in Primary 2
Contact – I am happy to answer any questions or queries you may have; however, I am unable to do this at the P2 entrance door in the morning. Please phone the office to arrange suitable time for us to talk or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my emails at 8:00am and again at lunchtime.