Week Beginning 16.03.15

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On Monday the pupils will be visited by Childsmile to check the tooth brushing routine in P1 and on Tuesday will be getting dental checks by the dental team.

Gym – Monday and Friday.

Handwriting – This week we will be practising the letters k and r.

Handwriting Homework – Tuesday and Thursday.

Common words – This week we will be making, reading and writing the words saw and went.

Please help your child to practise reading the common words by using the words in their word pots to play games and test their word recognition skills. Lots of the common words can’t be sounded out so the children need to be encouraged to look at the shape of the whole word and use letters to help them. Please practise the words on the common word wall (found in their Home School Book). See if your child can match the words in their pot with the ones on the wall and then help them to try and read them. If the words are ticked they were able to read them in class.

Reading – We are continually working with the children to check their recognition of the 26 sounds, their common words and their understanding of text.  This week the children will be placed in new reading groups and we would encourage you to continue getting your child to read their books as often as possible, sounding out the letters and blending them together to make words.  Helping them to identify any common words in the text and talking about the capital letters and full stops will all help your child maintain their good progress.  Your child will get either a reading book or a reading activity on Monday and Thursday this week.

Maths – We are continuing our new block of work on Information handling. We will be doing surveys, making graphs and displaying information in different ways.  We will continue doing addition sums up to the value of 10.

Source: Primary 1