Week beginning Monday 2nd September 2019

This week the P1 children start full time.

Please make sure your child knows if they are going to school dinners, having a packed lunch or going home for lunch.

Reminder – the children are only allowed fruit or vegetables for snack each morning.


The P1s will start learning letter sounds on Monday. We do two sounds each week (this week we will be learning s and a). Look out for the letter in your child’s book bag about our phonics homework. Letter s homework should be completed for Wednesday and letter a homework should be completed by Friday.


The P2s will continue with phonics and blending in their weekly spelling. This week our sound is oo.  The children will get 6 words with the oo pattern and 2 common words to learn for homework. Please write each word twice in the homework book and complete for Thursday. Spelling test will be on a Friday.


Every week in school the P1 children will be introduced to two common words. These will be revised daily and displayed in the classroom. Our aim is for the children to recognise and be able to read the words. They can be reinforced at home by completing the common word homework for Thursday each week. Words for this week are as and at. You may need to help your child writing the number after counting the words together.


P2 common words will be the last 2 words on the spelling list each week.




Reading books will start to go home on Wednesday this week. To begin with the books have no words and will be changed daily. The children will hear the extended story in school and can retell the story to an adult at home. Look out for the letter about reading in your child’s book bag.

The children will get the main character names home in their word pot to begin with. Kipper, Biff, Chip, Mum, Dad and Floppy. See the reading letter for ideas of how these can be used at home.

Please bring the pink home/school book, reading book and word pot to school every day in the book bag.


Our reading days are Mondays and Thursdays. The children will get a new book on these days. Please see the grid in the pink home/school book and sign when reading has been done at home.



At this early stage the children will be listening to stories about number, doing counting and pattern activities and forming the numbers.


The P2s have been doing some revision of addition and subtraction. We will continue with our CLIC sessions – see below.

C – counting in 5s

L – number bonds to 10 (9+1, 8+2, 7+3, 6+4)

I – jigsaw numbers (find the missing piece to 10)

C – adding (counting on from the larger number)


Room 2 will have Music on a Tuesday with Mr Smith, French on a Thursday with Mrs Gilmore and gym will also be on a Thursday. Please make sure your child has shorts for gym which are kept in school in their personal tray.


Source: Primary 1/2 – Room 2