Teacher :- Mrs Hyslop
The Christmas Story
Rehearsals are well underway for this year’s Nativity performance “It’s a Baby!”. P1s and P2s will be performing to parents and families on Tuesday 12th December and to the rest of the school on Friday 15th December. Costume information will follow soon!!
Our Science focus is on electricity, looking at how we use electricity and how to keep safe around electricity.
We are Counting Forwards within 30 and Backwards within 20.
We are looking at different dot patterns including ten frames and looking for patterns in random arrays. Our target is to be able to say how many dots we see within 3 seconds; this will show that we are not counting individual dots but looking for patterns and adding groups together.
Our “Beyond Numeracy” focus in term 2 is on TIME. We are learning the names and sequence of the four seasons, months of the year and days of the week. We are also learning how to read o’clock times on analogue and digital clocks.
We have been enjoying our reading books and building up our key and common word sight vocabulary.
We are learning all 26 letter sounds and doing lots of wordbuilding and reading of simple phonic words. We have introduced Chilli Challenges into many of our literacy tasks; this involves pupils choosing their own activity based on the level of challenge they want. For example, the ‘mild’ activity could be sticking the correct initial letter to match a picture, the more challenging ‘spicy’ activity would be to cut and stick all 3 letter sounds to write the word to match the picture, and the ‘very hot’ 3 chilli challenge would be to write the word themselves.
HIGHLIGHTS OF TERM 2…
We were visited by the ROAD SAFETY MAGIC SHOW and learned about crossing the road in a really fun way! We learned about where to cross safely, how to cross and the sequence of the traffic lights. We even did the STOP, LOOK and LISTEN Hokey Cokey!
Christmas Fair Enterprise
P1H have been very busy making Christmas Trees from recycling old corks – come to the Christmas Fair and pick up one of our beautiful decorations!
Nativity for Parents – Tuesday 12th December
Nativity for school – Friday 15th December
Christmas Fair – Saturday 2nd December (12pm – 3pm)
Christmas Tree Assembly (for pupils) – Monday 4th December
School Christmas Dinner – Tuesday 5th December
Panto ‘Sleeping Beauty’ – Tuesday 19th December
P1 Christmas Party – Thursday 21st December
END OF TERM – 12pm Friday 22nd December
Pupils return to school on TUESDAY 9th JANUARY