2 June 2017
What a busy time Primary 1 have had. The children were excited to move classroom. They have been ever so busy learning more about time (o'clock and half past the hour) and money. There has been lots of progress in counting on and counting back.
Thursday was our 'big day out'. The children played and played and played at the park! A happy day was had by all. The 'garden team' worked beautifully together to build their 'reading garden' at the Royal Highland showground for GARDEN SCOTLAND. They represented Letham so well. It was a great experience for them.
Next steps: You may wish to visit the mini Kelpies at the Black Watch Museum or possibly even a walk around a garden centre or local park. Some of our children are becoming good at recognising and naming plants and trees.
Wishing you all a happy weekend.
Miss Johnstone and Mrs Low :-)
22 May 2017
Primary 1 have been a busy Gardening Team during Wider Achievement Time (WAT) this term! Our school grounds are looking fabulous thanks to all of their hard work.
P1 asked all of the boys and girls during Get Together this morning not to walk across the gardens as this could damage the plants.
27 April 2017
There has been a lot going on in P1 since we returned to school. We received a ‘giant’ letter from the Friendly Giant with a bag of magic beans. We are now seeing if we can grow our own beanstalks!
We are investigating sounds and how they make words every day. Already this week some of us realised that we CAN read! Confidence is growing.
We are aiming to add some maths information to this page to share with you what we are learning in class.
Please remember to look on the website at Home Learning (P1-3) for learning suggestions at home.
We have included a ‘sounds’ sheet in the home learning bags this week. You may wish to pin it to your fridge and use it to recognise sounds and then use them in words.
REMEMBER: L.I.F.T. Our P1 and P1/2 parents group starts Friday 28 April. 9am – 10.15am. Come along to play and learn with your child.
Friday 17 March
This week the children have been scientists, testing the strength of Little Pig Houses.
The children have been talking about the houses they are making at home. We look forward to seeing them all on Monday.
We have been learning more about shape by using mathematical language to describe shapes in our construction: corner, side, face…
The children have been using colourful semantics to build good sentences.
The friendly dragon sent another letter (ask your child to find out more).
We look forward to our class assembly on Friday at 2pm. We know some parents booked the time off especially months ago!
Mrs Low and I enjoyed speaking with parents this week. We had so much great learning to share! It has been such a busy week that we have not managed to give the children new bedtime story books home in their little bags. We did give all parents a house building challenge taking us up to Monday 20 March. We look forward to seeing all the different little houses for little pigs!
They will all go on display on Friday 24 March during our Class Assembly which parents and carers are very welcome to attend!
Happy planning and building :-)
2 March 2017
World Book Day
The children were so engaged with their story; Each Peach Pear Plum. The day included tasting sessions, resulting in a class pictograph. Head Bands were made. There were character discussions.
Every child was gifted a free book, of their choice.
8 children received certificates for completing the Big Bedtime Story Challenge. Well done Penny who read 14 stories!
9 February 2017 P1 class blog
Today was our big outing to the Museum!
“There were butterflies… and animals and an owl with a rabbit in its claws. There was a fox pouncing!”
The children are so excited they would love to show their adults what they saw. Maybe you could take a trip there if you have time this weekend or while schools are closed (Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February). We would put any photos or comments in your child’s Pupil Profile.
Word Aware: Did you use or discover any new words at the museum? Talk about them. We have been learning about new words. This
Say the word. Whisper the word.
What sound does it start with?
Clap the syllables (e.g. dinosaur: din-o-saur = 3 claps)
Is it a long word or a short word?
Where would you find or use the word?
Use a Makaton sign for the word (if you know it)
The Big Bedtime Story challenge
We challenge you to share bedtime stories with you child. How many will you read before World book Day on Thursday 2 March? If you wish to borrow a book each night please pop along to our book box in the library at the end of the school day with your child.
P1 and P1/2 parents’ L.I.F.T. (Literacy is fun Together) group We have a busy Friday morning group. The children are enjoying sharing their learning with their parents. We are hoping to offer another day to parents who can’t make Fridays. Come along and find out more during a week of drop in soft landings:
Monday 20 February
2.30 – 3.00pm
Tuesday 21 February
2.30 – 3.00pm
Wednesday 22 February
2.30 – 3.00pm
Thursday 23 February
2.30 – 3.00pm
We have decided as a class not to bring in our toys and pencil cases from home. Children have been upset if they are lost. Please support us in this J
03 February 2017
20 January 2017
The children have settled back into their daily P1 routine. You may have seen on twitter that we went on an ‘egg hunt’ and discovered a large spotty egg. A baby dragon hatched from the egg! It was very exciting. We are now following the children’s interests and learning more about eggs, nests, dinosaurs and bones.
We have been consolidating our learning about letters and sounds. The children are interested in the letter shapes and are doing well to write letters with the correct formation.
I was very encouraged by the number of slips returned by parents who are keen to attend our Literacy is Fun Together group. Friday mornings suits the majority of you and so we will start tomorrow (Friday 20 January). Please come into the hall with your child at 9.00 am. See you then J
There is so much more information we could write on our blog. Ask your child about pebbles in the jar, class rewards, daily teacher awards and ‘golden’ tickets…
Learning for home: Help us practice our songs for Burns’ assembly: Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes (in Scots) and Three Craws. Keep looking after your daffodil and note any changes in your diary. We have little measuring tapes to help you.
Mrs Low has already settled in and we are having a happy January!
We read Hare and Tortoise in class. We loved it! This is the 3rd book from our book bug bag to keep at home. Read the book to me at home. Look at the pictures together.
Your learning suggestions for home:
Look at the page which gives information about ‘The Hare’. Choose your favourite animal (in the world) and ask an adult to help you make a fact sheet about it.
Have a chat about the word past. Things to do:
- Say the word: past
- Clap the word: past (How many claps is it? One clap)
- Whisper the word: past
- Is it a long or short word? (short)
- Can we think what it means?
Now you can vote for your favourite book!
Seasonal dates for your diary:
Monday 12th: P1-7 Beauty & the Beast @1.30pm, £2.50
Friday 16th: Rookie Rockstars Reunion & Christmas Jumper Day, £1
Monday 19th: P1-P3/4 Carol Concert** @2pm (2 x free tickets per pupil)
Wednesday 21st: P1 and P1/2 family afternoon. Pupil Profile sharing and Christmas Coffee Afternoon from 2pm – 3pm
Friday 23rd December: Dress down day, school finishes 12noon
Primary 1 - 1st week news
It has been great getting to know all the Primary 1 children. What a busy few mornings we have had! The children have enjoyed investigating their new rooms and playground. We had a wonderful morning den building.
Family lunch time has been going well.
This Friday morning parents are welcome to come into school at 11.30 for games and stories in the P1 rooms and our school library area.
Free events to attend in Perth:
- Sunday 21 August: The Treaty of Perth Celebrations
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will join some local bands in a parade from the South Inch to the North Inch Parade at 11am. The tattoo starts at 11.40am.
- Poppy Weeping Window at the Black Watch Museum.
This art display is well worth a visit. It is also free. If you go into the museum and your child makes a poppy in the craft room we would love you to bring them to school for our very own little display in our class.
Please, please, please, if you take any photos hand in a copy and we will happily put it in your child’s Pupil Profile.
We have thoroughly enjoyed this week,
Miss Johnstone, Miss Mainland and Miss Simpson