Welcome back to Preston Street Primary and here’s hoping you have all had a great summer holiday:) The children have settled so well into their new classroom and are mixing well together which is lovely to see.
Miss Ferrier and myself have had such a lovely time the past week getting to know the children and look forward to the year ahead with Primary Two. Miss Ferrier will be with the class on Mondays /Tuesdays and I will be working Wednesday/Thursday with us alternating the Fridays between us.
We have some new routine and challenges in our classroom this year and the children are excited to try to reach 100 marbles in our jar as our first big challenge. These are rewarded for whole class focus /work and a general big thumbs up from us for a great attitude to learning.
We have looked at our Rights and Responsibilities and how to make a happy classroom 🙂 Everyone has the responsibility for a job from our helping hands washing line which changes on a weekly basis. The children also have ‘Heart Partners’ to discuss answers/work together with and these will also change on a weekly basis.
Our science based topic this term will be ‘Life cycles and Living thing.’ The class caterpillars are coming in the post soon !!!! We will also be focusing on the Curriculum Outcomes and Experiences from Health and Well being.
We had a super visit to a festival storyteller ,Dommy B.’ AAARRRRRrrrr Dinosaurs’ at venue 79, where he captured the attention of the children with lots of funny actions,voices and words!
We have been doing some revision phonics and maths work till now but reading books will be given out this week and the literacy programme will also begin. We will we give you a break down of this into phonics and common words.
We look forward to meeting you all at the ‘meet the teacher’ evening on Thursday 8th September but meanwhile please feel free to contact us or make an appointment through the office if you have any queries or concerns.
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Here are some photos of the last week … click to enlarge