P4B

I have, in my classroom, a whole box of unclaimed jumpers, cardigans, sweatshirts … and yes, the picture was composed with some of the things I have.

If your child is missing anything, please find me at the end of the day and come and check the box! Anything with a name in I have given back to the owner!P1050124

A sample of some of the things that we have been doing so far this term – yes, Christmas!

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We’ve also welcomed two new children to the class, both of whom have settled in really well. It’s great to have them with us and we hope that they enjoy their time at Balgreen.

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Dear Parent/Carer,
It’s the build up to Christmas and we’ve got lots of exciting things planned for the short days and long nights ahead. It was great to see everyone for the Parent Consultations last week.

In the boxes below I have provided details of what the children will be learning over this term and some useful information:

Literacy and English

In reading, we will be continuing to take part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and will be looking at non-fiction texts and trying to distinguish between facts and opinions. We will also be learning how to read with expression

In writing, our focus will be on writing news reports, posters and adverts. Grammar and punctuation will be taught alongside writing. We will be using VCOP and Big Writing to help us to use connectives when writing sentences.

Spelling will concentrate on words ending –ary, double consonants, contractions and the words ending with –est.

Numeracy and Mathematics

In numeracy, we will be looking at our times tables. We will be identifying patterns in various ways and will be trying to recognise how knowing one times table helps us to also know others. For example, the 6 times table is just double the three times table.

We will be continuing the use of SEAL to help improve our understanding of numbers and the number system.

In Maths we will be learning about the points of the compass and beginning to learn about angles. We will use the Beebots and ICT to support our learning.

Learning Across the Curriculum

In RME we will be learning about Christianity in the build up to Christmas. In particular we will be hearing some religious stories, and learning about festivals and customs.

Our topic focus will be Scottish Inventors, which will be a cross curricular study.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about friendship and what it means to be a friend. We will be doing an assembly to the school to share what we have learnt.

In Science we are thinking about electricity and light with a direct link to the inventions and discoveries that Scottish people have made involving these. We are planning a trip to the National Museum of Scotland to support us with our topic.

Admin

P.E: will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure children have their kit with them on those days to ensure they get the full benefit of lessons.

Music: will take place on Wednesdays.

Home Learning: Homework will be given out on a Monday and should be brought back to school on a Thursday.

Visits: We like to discuss the World of Work whenever we can. If you would like to come and tell us about what you do, let me know.

Clothing: Please can you make sure that ALL of your children’s clothes are clearly named. There is a box of unlabelled P4B clothes in class – please ask if you would like to check if anything belongs to your child.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am usually available at the end of the day.


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Dear Parent/Carer,
Welcome back to school after what I hope was an enjoyable summer holiday. I hope that you all had a lovely time and made the most of the good weather … when it happened!

In the boxes below I have provided details of what the children will be learning over this term and some useful information:

Literacy and English

In reading, we will be concentrating on using questioning to help our understanding of a text.

In writing, our focus will be on writing letters, instructions and personal accounts. Grammar and punctuation will be taught alongside writing. We will be using VCOP and Big Writing to help us to use connectives when writing sentences.

Spelling will concentrate on learning plurals, e.g. -ies, -ves; soft c/g including words with a ‘magic e’ and spelling words containing ow, ou, aw and ew.

Numeracy and Mathematics

Our focus in Maths this term is number processes and Information Handling.

In numeracy, we will be studying place value, addition and subtraction. Lessons will include mental maths practice and opportunities for answering worded questions, in addition to straightforward computations.

We will be continuing the use of SEAL to help improve our understanding of numbers.

In Information Handling we will be gathering data and displaying information in different ways.

Learning Across the Curriculum

In RME we will be learning about Sikhism, in particular, religious stories, festivals and customs.

Our topic focus will be ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which will be a cross curricular study.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about resilience: what it means to be resilient and how we can show resilience. We will also be thinking about our emotions and their impact on ourselves and others.

In Science we are thinking about our senses and how they help us as well as their limitations.

We are planning a variety of trips to help us in our learning. We love to have help from parents and carers. If you are able to accompany us, please let us know.

Admin

P.E: Will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure children have their kit with them on those days to ensure they get the full benefit of lessons.

Music: will take place on Wednesdays.

Home Learning: Homework will be given out on a Monday and should be brought back to school on a Thursday.

Visits: We like to discuss the World of Work whenever we can. If you would be willing to come and tell us about what you do, please let me know.

Clothing: Please can you make sure that ALL of your children’s clothes are clearly named. At the end of each year, our Lost Property box is overflowing with unclaimed things; make sure that none of them are yours!

We’ve been up to all manner of things so far this term. Here’s a collage of some of the things we’ve been doing. Can you remember what they were?

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