Dear Pupils, Parents and Carers
Please see below for details about staffing from August 2017. We are delighted to welcome new staff to Trinity – Cara Gordon and Emma Henderson will both be joining us from South Morningside and Katie Sharp from London. Debbie Neish and Joanna Millar are newly qualified teachers who will be starting their teaching careers in Trinity. Pupils currently in P1 and P2 have had the chance to spend some time with their new classmates and everyone enjoyed meeting and making new friends – new class lists for P2 and P3 have been given to the children.
All of the children will have the opportunity to meet their class teacher in their new classroom on Tuesday 20th June.
Mrs Woodruff will be going on maternity leave from August. We look forward to seeing her back at Trinity with Baby Woodruff in the not too distant future!
Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
||From Aug 2017
||From Aug 2017
||3 x new P2 classes
2K Karen Walsh
2W Jennifer Wilson
2J Fiona Johnstone
||5S Katie Sharp
||5B Graeme Blaikie
||6/5D Tracey Dick
||6J Joanna Millar
||3 x new P3 classes
3M Hazel McKinnon
3Mc Helen McLeister
3H Emma Henderson
||6M Natalie Mack (Curtis)
||4G Cara Gordon
||4S Shireen Sherazee
||Pastures new at Secondary School
||4C Claire Campbell
|Music and Technology
|Supporting learning – newly qualified teacher support, nurture, support for learning, outdoor learning
||Kirsten Jackson, Naomi Hutchinson, Laura Nisbet, Seaneen Horan, Amber Ashraf, Natascha McLean
Dear P1 and P2 Parents and Carers
As mentioned in the recent newsletter at the moment it is expected that the current P1 and P2 classes will be reorganised into 3 x P2 classes and 3 x P3 classes for August 2017. I had planned to hold a meeting regarding composite classes, if required, on Wed 3rd May at 6.00pm. Given the reorganisation will not require the formation of a composite class it will not be necessary to have a meeting. If this changes I will rearrange. The children will be reorganised into straight classes based on teacher judgement. Please do get in touch if you have any concerns / comments regarding this.
Thank you for your support.
Well done to all the Primary 1 children who have taken part in ‘The Little Nativity’ this year, you have all been fabulous.
Due to a busy week rehearsing and performing our Nativity show, the weekly bulletin will be with you early next week.
Thank you to all of your on-going support,
The P1 Team.
Following the information given during the P1 Info Meeting, here is a link to the Jolly Phonics youtube video summarising all the songs for all the sounds.
Your children are settling in well to P1. It’s lovely to see them having fun and learning each day.
Keep an eye on this page – we will be posting P1 information regularly.
Websites you may find interesting. Please also take a look at the ‘Parentzone’ part of our website:
Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning (SEAL)
At Trinity we use the SEAL approach to teach Numeracy in P1 and 2. This is best taught in small groups where the focus is on talking about strategies and sharing with other pupils. The majority of SEAL learning is oral, with some written activities to support what pupils are learning. From P3 upwards it is used to target pupils who need support with Numeracy.
Children develop and use a range of methods to solve number problems. The strategies they use increase in sophistication as children gain experience and develop better ways of solving problems.
Progression needs to take into account the number range that a child can solve problems within and the sophistication of the strategies used.
The Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning classifies the various strategies used by children into six stages:
Stage 0: Emergent Counting – Cannot count visible items– The child may not know the number words.
– The child cannot coordinate number words with items.
Stage 1: Perceptual Counting – Can count perceived items.– May involve seeing, hearing or feeling items.
Stage 2: Figurative Counting – Can count the total of two collections.– Counts from one
Stage 3: Initial Number Sequence – Child uses and understands counting-on rather than counting-from-one.– Uses counting on to solve addition and missing addend tasks.
– May use count-down-from strategies
Stage 4: Intermediate Number Sequence The child uses and understands:– count-down-from strategies- count-down-to strategies– The child can choose the most efficient strategy.
Stage 5:Facile Number Sequence The child uses a range of non-count by one strategies:– Compensation
– Using known results
– Adding to ten
– Subtraction as the inverse of addition
– Awareness of ten as a teen number