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Learning Support (Literacy)

The Literacy Support teachers are Mrs Young and Mr Elliott. They provide pupils with additional support and an opportunity to work at their own level in a small group setting. Working in these groups helps to increase confidence and allows them to develop skills in reading and writing.

 

Mrs Young 

September 2017

Welcome back to all our pupils.

It has been a busy first week but everyone is now well into the class routines.

Keep up the hard work with the reading, spellings and written homework.

Please keep checking your child's bag for extra games and activities to support their learning at home.

REMEMBER-TIME SPENT WITH CHILDREN IS TIME WELL SPENT.                                          

Primary 4-'Hey,hey, look at me.'

To start with, we are revising alphabetical order and using full stops and capital letters correctly.  Keep practising spellings daily so your child is really confident with them. Here are some tips to ensure your child achieves as best they can:

Revise spellings from the beginning of the year-(especially the ones you know they had difficulty with!)

Do a spot check with their reading book and see if they can read 10 words at random from the story.

Ask your child to look for eg. speech marks, exclamation marks, commas, question marks. Sort sentences into questions and statements.

Find words which are nouns/verbs/adjectives. Keep going over high frequency reading word lists and use every opportunity when you're out and about to get reading.

 

Primary 3

Our P3s are revising sounds which were taught throughout P2 with a special focus on blending. Try to practise blending sounds as often as possible and this will help your child with their spellings also.

Keep up the hard work with the spellings- remember- PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT!

In our reading , we will be trying to add some expression to make the books sound more interesting. Encourage this at home, and don't be scared to have some fun with it! 

Primary 2

P2s have been working hard at their sounds and are now starting to blend these together.  Please try to reinforce these daily and check for good letter formation.

Why not try out the following website to reinforce high frequency words- the children have had fun cracking the dinosaur eggs in class.  www.ictgames.org

Or why not enjoy a game of eye-spy on your way home from school.

 

Have fun and enjoy learning.

 

Mr Elliott                                                                         

Welcome to KS2 Literacy Support Section!  We hope you enjoy reading through what we're getting up to :)

The teacher this year for P5 - P7 Literacy Support is Mr Elliott.

Children are reminded to come prepared to class with all relevant books and a pencil case. A clear plastic folder can be purchased from the office for £1. Below is a list of items to bring to class:

  • English homework book
  • Daily Test book
  • Spelling book
  • Red word book
  • Pencil case
  • Diary
  • Jotter
  • Glasses (if worn)
  • Reading book

Homework Each night your child will receive reading and spellings (red word books apply to some children, their sight words should be practiced each night). Written English homework is sent home once / twice a week as it alternates. All written homework books have a guide attached in the front cover. When checking over please ensure your child adheres to the instructions. On returning homework please sign. Thursday night children are to revise over their spellings for the week to prepare for their Friday test. Please ensure that your child reads every night at home and learns spelling thoroughly.

Take a look at our Photo Gallery to see what we have been doing!

Term 1

Primary 5 throughout this term we will focus on our grammar topic nouns; being able to recognise a noun and identify what it is. The class will take part in practical activities, interactive displays as well as written work to help them grasp this topic. Nouns will be covered in depth moving on to look at common and proper nouns and then collective nouns. Homework will reinforce what has been taught in class. Spellings for the group will include revision of our phonics patterns and sight words. They will also be given the opportunity to revise these in class through games, interactive and i-pads. Each morning the Primary 5 class look over sight words and will repeat, in the hope they will recognise these words again.  Handwriting; the children are expected to join writing in class and home, they have each been given a poster of joint writing to help at home and school. Please ensure homeworks are completed in joint writing and to make sure their writing is neat and presentable. Keep reading with your child each night and to reinforce the importance of doing so.

Primary 6 Throughout this term we will focus on grammar, comprehension, Reciprocal Reading.  Handwriting and the presentation of our work is still very important and must be maintained at home and school. Grammar we are currently learning about nouns; recognising, identifying and using them, common and proper nouns and then reviewing collective nouns. Homeworks will reinforce topics covered in class. Comprehension and reading skills are practiced each week, we are currently focusing on developing a growing vocabulary of phrases and words which can be recognised and to clarify words unfamiliar to them.

Primary 7  It's all about VCOP!! We've been working hard on our writing skills learning about the acronym VCOP and what each letter stands for.  Through this we've been covering nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in grammar focusing on; identification, common/proper, collective and gender etc. We cover these through practical, interactive and written activities, hoping to develop our knowledge and to put into practice. Comprehension activities and reading activities each week. Reciprocal Reading we will look at Clarifying words from the story/ text and what we think they mean. We have been discussing in class about our hopes and fears for the coming year. Looking at possible solutions to overcome fears we may have.

 

Mr Elliott 

 

 

 

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P6 Writing Ninjas!
P6 Writing Ninjas!
 
P7 Writing Ninjas!
P7 Writing Ninjas!
 
Busy Planning
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Busy Planning
 
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Green Belt for using capital letters and full stops well!
Green Belt for using capital letters and full stops well!
 
Green Belt for using capital letters and full stops well!
Green Belt for using capital letters and full stops well!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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28th Sep 2017
Receiving our Green Belts for using Capital Letters and Full Stops in the right places!
 
 
 
28th Sep 2017
Primary 5 have been working hard to plan and write a short description about who...
 
 
 
15th Sep 2017
P2s have been enjoying learning new games. Take a look at some photos.