How can Parents and Carers support their children’s Literacy and Numeracy development?
Click below to have a read about Literacy and Numeracy strategies that can be used at home:
Welcome to Primary One Learning at Home.
As you will already know, all our online content will be accessible on TEAMS. We will upload a weekly learning grid for the following week on a Friday. This will include a variety of curricular areas. In addition, a daily task for literacy and numeracy will be posted on your class TEAM page (Mon-Thurs). Please do not feel that you must complete every task each week. We would advise prioritising the daily literacy and numeracy tasks. Please remember that in school, the children would be learning through play for a large part of the day and be kind to yourselves! During the school day the children would be working with an adult for around 10 minutes direct teaching at various times.
We will be available to answer queries about your child’s learning and give feedback on work during the school day (8.30-3.00). We will try to respond to you within 24 hours of your enquiry. Each day we will have a check-in through a ‘book and biscuit’. You will receive an invite via TEAMS and this will be from 11-11.30. This will give the children an opportunity to see their teacher and their friends whilst listening to a story.
Each child was issued with a green ‘Learning at Home’ jotter earlier this year. This contains your Oxford Owl log-in and a ‘How to Help at Home’ section with useful websites for you to use. Children can do their work in this jotter. If you do not have a Learning at Home jotter, please contact your class teacher.
Please remember that learning happens in a variety of ways – for example, baking a cake with an adult involves a lot of maths and following instructions. Please take this time to have some fun learning at home with your child and remember that we are available to help in any way that we can on TEAMS.
Have a go at some of these tasks at home this week if you can!
Literacy – Can you play ‘I Spy’ using the sounds we have learned in P1 so far (s,a,t,p,i,n)? Have a look inside and outside for things beginning with those sounds.
Numeracy – Practise counting collections of objects around your house and outside. Can you put them into groups to make it easier to count? What happens if you put them in a long line? Can you count them forwards and backwards?
Health and Well-being – have a look at your surroundings, from your window or if you are out and about. What can you see, feel, hear, smell? Can you draw a picture of what you see? Think about the colours you will use to show that it is Autumn.
We have had a great start to P1 this year and we are really enjoying seeing all the children progress in their learning. Thank you for all your help and support so far! Our MADD about Superheroes topic has been great fun but the P1s have also been experiencing learning in phonics and numeracy, as well as health and wellbeing. For information about how learning happens in P1, please watch the video below.