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Please say our School Prayer every morning at 11am for all those who are working so hard in our hospitals to help us get through this difficult time. Thank you. 🙏🏻

School Prayer 
Our Father who is in heaven and also in our school. Help us each day in our work and in our play and our love will come shining through. Amen

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PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOLBAG FOR THEIR HOMEWORK FOLDER.

THEY HAVE THEIR PUPIL SUPPORT BOOKLETS, TARGET BOOKS, WORD BOOKS, READING BOOKS

AND LOG-IN DETAILS. THANK YOU.

 

LITERACY

In March we are learning to:

       FOCUS: NARRATVE - READING AND WRITING 

  • recognise the difference between a letter, a sound, a word, a sentence / a line of writing
  • recognise and write the sounds ‘j’ ‘z’ ‘w’ ‘v’ ‘y’ ‘x’/ 'qu'
  • blend these sounds orally to make simple CVC words
  • Read simple high frequency words
  • Read with expression, noting punctuation marks 

  • Retell stories in our own words

  • Develop our inference skills during reading tasks

  • Read and write these HFW words:

    - a, at, as, an, am

    - I, it, is, in, if

    - of, on, me, this, can, see

  • Write simple sentences using the above words.

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

CHECK YOUR TARGET BOOK FOR THINGS TO WORK ON.

  • Check out useful links section above for links to Literacy websites 
  • Read your word books
  • Use your pupil support book to help revise letters, sounds and letter formation. 
  • To develop inference skills talk about how characters in your reading books are feeling. Explain your thinking. 
  • Read your favourite story. Draw what might happen next if the story were to continue.
  • Practise writing your HFWs. 
  • Write your own simple sentences. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

 

 

NUMERACY

In March we are learning to:

  • Recite the days of the week
  • Count forwards from 1, within 10 and beyond
  • Find missing numbers within a sequence of numbers (ascending and descending)
  • Order sets of numbers from smallest to biggest / biggest to smallest, e.g. 2, 4, 9, and 9, 4, 2
  • recognise, read and write numbers within 9
  • make sets within 9
  • Our Problem Solving focus for March is ‘Using NUMICON’ (Peace IV)
  •  We will continue to focus on adding 1 to different numbers plus TIME - o'clock and half past on analogue / digital clocks.

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

CHECK YOUR TARGET BOOK FOR THINGS TO WORK ON.

  • Check out useful links section above for links to Numeracy websites
  • Click on the the link above to access RMeasimaths. Children have all been given their login details to take home. They are in their target books. When logging in please note that you should use username@Colman144 followed by the child's password.
  • Use your pupil support book to help revise 2D / 3D shapes, numbers and numeral formation. 
  • Sequence your digit cards forwards and backwards.
  • Order different sets of numbers from smallest to biggest and biggest to smallest, e.g. 2, 7, 9 and 9, 7, 2 etc.

 

WAU

Our topic for March / April is: ‘Dinosaurs’.

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

  • Find the continents where dinosaurs lived on a map 
  • Draw a picture of your favourite dinosaur and write a simple sentence e.g. ‘This is a T. Rex.’ 

 

PDMU

Our March word of the month is ‘Trust’.

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

  • Talk to your family about people you trust.

 

THINKING SKILLS AND PERSONAL CAPABILITIES – Being Creative

In March we are learning to:

  • be curious and ask questions
  •  use our creativity when playing
  • experiment with our ideas when drawing, writing and making
  • talk about our memories and experiences

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

  • Experiment with your ideas when writing your sentences.
  • Make a dinosaur out of plasticine or playdough.
  • Make your mum a Mother’s Day card. 

 

 

Go to TERM 2 star to check out our polar bear drawings for

International Polar Bear Day.

We really need your help to stop Global Warming and save the polar bears!

Thank you. heart

 

International Polar Bear Day

is on Thursday 27th February! 

We invite you to join us in making it an extra-special day for polar bears by taking part in our THERMOSTAT CHALLENGE. It’s simple: by turning your heating down a little to burn less oil, you are reducing global warming and the polar bears ice homes won’t melt as fast.

Other things you can do:

  • POWER DOWN CHALLENGE:
  • Stop phantom power by unplugging electronic devices. You’ll save energy and reduce greenhouse-gas pollution. Here are some clues to help you recognise a product that draws power continuously:
  • it has a remote control;
  • it requires an external power supply;
  • it has a digital display, LED status light or digital clock;
  • it contains a battery or charger;
  • it has a soft-touch keypad.
  • NO IDLING CHALLENGE:
  • Many people idle their vehicles when going through a drive-thru, picking up or dropping off passengers or warming up their engines before driving. For every two minutes an average vehicle idles, it burns the same amount of fuel it takes to drive one mile. By not idling, you’ll save fuel and reduce greenhouse-gas pollution.
  • PEDAL FOR POLAR BEARS CHALLENGE:
  • By walking or cycling to school we can reduce carbon pollution and help polar bears at the same time.

PLUS: Try to:

  • Use energy saving light bulbs.
  • Take a shower instead of a bath.
  • Add insulation to reduce your energy consumption throughout the year and then you don’t need your central heating on as much.

Talk to your child about the challenges polar bears face in a changing Arctic and the part each of us can play in stopping global warming.

Thank you

World Book Day!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

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We were soooooooo excited to see the snow, especially Miss Hoy! We had lots of fun learning indoors and out! Check out Term 2 yellow star for more photos!

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Happy Grandparents Day!

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Merry Christmas everyone!

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The tradition in P1 is that the youngest child gets to put the star on top of the tree. It was my turn this year!

Happy Hallowe'en!

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Our first day in Primary 1. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new classroom assistant, Miss McElroy.

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