P1 – Miss L. Menzies, Mrs A. Rychel & Miss L. Duncan

Mrs MacMillanWelcome to P1!

Our teachers are Mrs MacMillan and Miss Duncan.

 

Please visit Our Class News page to see examples of all the varied things we do in P.1.

Homework

Home work is a great way to share in your child’s learning, but it should always be fun. Here are a few suggestions that you may find helpful.

  • Choose a time when your child is not feeling tired.
  • Choose a time when you are not feeling rushed.
  • Try to minimise distractions e.g. switch off the television, sit in a room away from other children playing.
  • Be supportive and encouraging – remember, your child is just learning. Be aware that often children memorise reading books, but repetition is important and feeling successful builds confidence.
  • Help with words if your child is struggling and offer strategies to help e.g. ‘What sound does it start with?’ or ‘Look at the picture.’
  • Encourage your child to point to each word with a finger as he/she reads.

Homework should only take a maximum of ten minutes. If the set homework is taking much longer than this, then please speak to the teacher.

Homework – Suggested Activities

  • Listen to your child read through the reading book.
  • Choose a letter – see how many you can find in the whole book/on certain pages.
  • Use the letter cards to copy words you see on the pages of the book.
  • Think of words that rhyme with words in the book.
  • Make up rhyming words with the letter cards (only changing the first letter of a word).
  • Perform an action and ask your child to pick up the sound card.
  • Make up simple words with the letter cards and help your child to blend the sounds to read the words.
  • Join some actions together and ask your child to blend the sounds to make a word.
  • When your child is ready, say a word and ask him/her to use the letter cards to spell it out.

It is very important that you choose activities that match the level your child is at. Blending, reading and spelling skills build up over time. Homework should be fun and not stressful for you or your child.