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Welcome to Primary 1 2010-2011. What do we do in P1? Soft start Literacy Number work and maths Topic and interdisciplinary learning Art, music, drama,

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1 Welcome to Primary

2 What do we do in P1? Soft start Literacy Number work and maths Topic and interdisciplinary learning Art, music, drama, PE, circle time, RME Work with the nursery in the Early Level

3 Soft start - why we do we do it and what are the benefits? Children feel at ease when transitioning from nursery to P1. Children have a chance to apply their new knowledge and skills in a free environment. Children feel relaxed, calm and ready to start to the day. Children have a chance to play socially with their peers. Children have to make their own choices and decisions.

4 Literacy We learn the sounds in Jolly Phonics using actions, songs and characters to help us. We practice writing the letters and saying their sound using multi sensory approaches. We use the letters we have learned to build words and blend the sounds together. We learn tricky words that cannot be ‘sounded out’.

5 Active Literacy Active Literacy We work in groups and move round stations Tracing and writing the sound on laminates and white boards. Writing our new sound and drawing pictures that start with that sound Writing letters in the sand Making letters with playdough Painting the letter Writing rainbow letters with coloured pens Writing letters in shaving foam Playing matching and bingo games.

6 Literacy Literacy Applying out new knowledge Building words on magnetic boards Free writing with a purpose Playing games on EducationCity Writing sentences Building words and blending with sound cards

7 Literacy - Reading Big books and daily stories – look at purposes and features of print. Introduce reading books when we know all the sounds of the alphabet and have learned some ‘tricky words’. Introduce ORT characters and stage 1 picture books. Progress with reading books at own pace.

8 Literacy Literacy At home Make words with sound cards. Practise recognising and spelling tricky words. Look for words around you – environmental print. Play games which require talking and turn taking. Read books, magazines, stories - read to children showing the direction and features of print. - Look for the tricky words - sound out some words - look for sentences with capital letters and full stops.

9 Numeracy We have been learning about... - sorting and matching - shapes and patterns - number formation and counting to 10 We use active approaches just like in literacy. Next, we will be learning about addition.

10 Active numeracy and maths Human number line – looking at number formation and position Sorting and matching by size and colour using compare bears Using and naming 2D shapes, making pictures with plastic shapes Number bingo – recognising numbers and counting objects Squashy numbers – matching objects to numerals Number games – counting, matching, sharing and co- operating.

11 Term 1 Aug – Oct Term 2 Oct – Dec Term 3 Jan – March Term 4 April - June Health and Wellbeing Eco SchoolsKeeping myself safe Healthy Living Social Subjects Around Our School Myself and my family ScienceScience week & Materials we use Living things - minibeasts RMEValues & Issues: Caring and sharing People who help us Beliefs: Christianity Christmas, nativity World religions Births – related to social subjects and Jesus' birth. Celebrations: Divali Chinese new year Spring/new life Easter Stories from world religions Bible stories Stories from other religions. Topics *Topics are flexible and may change depending on the interests of the class or any global events that are affecting our lives. Topics are taught in an interdisciplinary way incorporating any appropriate subjects – eg writing and art may be topic based.

12 Homework Sound sheets and using word cards for building & blending words and playing games (see leaflet) Tricky word practice – spelling & recognition Reading Maths once a week (once we have introduced all the sounds) Topic related homework – occasionally

13 Partnership with Parents Skills or expertise that you could contribute to our class or school? Help out with literacy or maths - working with a group of children at a station. We are hoping to arrange shared finish and drop in.

14 Questions


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