Week beginning 02.02.15

Gym – Monday and Friday.

Handwriting – This week we will be practising the letters g and e

Handwriting Homework – Tuesday and Thursday

Common words – This week we will be making, reading and writing the words if and of.

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 – Your child will get either a reading book or a reading activity on Monday and Wednesday this week. Please encourage your child to read these as often as possible, sounding out the letters (for example, c-a-t) and then blending them together to say the word (cat).

Maths – We are continuing to work on the concept of addition and will be practising the addition facts for 6 along with the doubles. Correct number formation of numbers 0-10 is also a key focus for us as well as counting on and back from 0-20. Please encourage your child to practise these numbers at home.

Our Big Maths Targets this week are as follows:

C– Counting: Ordering numbers from smallest to largest and largest to smallest

L– Learn It: 5+5=10

I – It’s Nothing New: Counting on 1 and counting back 1

C– Calculations: I can read an addition sum

Topic – This week we will be continuing our new topic – My World. We will be thinking about ourselves, where we live and the people around us.

Source: Primary 1

Junior Paleontologists!!!!!!

During our topic time today, we were learning about the role of a Paleontologist.

A paleontologist studies living things of the past. They help excavate fossils from the ground and research and test the results in a laboratory (lab).

We found out that the work is tricky and would take a long time. We practised digging fossils (chocolate chips) from the ground (cookie) using a pick (toothpick). Have a look at our faces- such concentration!!!!

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Source: Primary 1/2

Star Gymnasts!

We have just finished a topic on gymnastics in PE! We created sequences and then performed as a class. We filmed the performance and created an iMovie – it was awesome! Sadly it is too big to put onto the blog.

We had lots of fun doing gymnastics but we are looking forward to starting basketball on Friday!!

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Source: Primary 4/5

CLIC 02-02-2015

Our Big Maths Targets this week are as follows:

CCounting: CORE numbers: I can understand numbers to 10 e.g. using number stories 5= 2+3 or 3+2 or 1+4 or 4+1 or 5+0 or 0+5

LLearn It’s: 7+2=9

IIt’s Nothing New: Doubling & Halving (without crossing 10) e.g. 1+1=2 therefore double 2 is 1 and therefore half of 2 is 1.

C– Calculations: (Addition) I can arrange a number sentence e.g. 3 blocks + 4 blocks

Source: Primary 1/2

CLIC 2.2.15

This week’s CLIC targets:

C – I can recognise points on a blank number line.

L – (Revision) I can answer jumbled times tables: 3x

I – I can use my knowledge of addition to answer complex sums.

eg.  3 + 4 = 7    so…   30,000 + 40,000 = 70,000

C – Smile Multiplication

Source: Primary 4/5

2nd February – Primary 2/3 Class Notes

CLIC targets for P2/3 this week will focus on –

C –  I can count past 100

L –  I can quickly recall my number bonds to 10

I – I can double 1d numbers (focus on double 6, 7, 8 and 9)

C – I can draw out groups of dots and find the total amounts

If you are interested in finding out more about CLIC sessions and Big Maths there is an information evening at the school on Tuesday at 6pm.

Other events in the class this week include:-

– The class are visiting Kincorth library on Monday afternoon to collect books for our Castles topic.

– The pupils are very keen to make model castles so if you have any spare cardboard boxes or tubes then we would be very grateful if we could get them in class.

– Finally, the school photographer will be in school on Wednesday for individual and family photos. We’re sure everyone is practising their angelic smiles!!

Source: Primary 2/3

CLIC sessions 2/2/15

C – counting in 20’s and 200’s and rounding 1dp numbers to nearest whole number

L – multiplying 1d x 2d numbers, dividing with remainders within times tables

I – multiplying whole numbers by 10 and halving 2d numbers

C – adding and subtracting 3d numbers as money

Source: Primary 7