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News
We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter, which will be distributed each term to keep you updated with what your child is learning and events in the school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Topic
We have begun the year by getting to know each other and have started our topic of Japan, we have learned about the country, its landscapes and landmarks and especially enjoyed learning about Mount Fuji and the islands volcanoes. We will learn more about Japanese culture, customs and the language as the term progresses.

Numeracy
This term we are focusing on Place Value, looking at what each digit represents within a number. Later in the term we will be working with fractions and decimals. We will also be working on our mental maths skills to get quicker at solving problems mentally. Within class we will be using Sumdog, which is a free maths App that can be accessed on most electronic devices at home, it can be used for extra practice too.

Literacy
We are continuing to use our spelling strategies to practise our phonics and spelling rules, while learning new words each week. It is important to practise these at home in preparation for our dictation on a Friday.
In class, we are also using our reading strategies; such as, summarising and visualising to help us more deeply understand what we have read. We have been enjoying our class novel ‘Letters From The Lighthouse’ and have had great discussions around the plot, setting and characters.
This term we will use different styles and genres in our writing. We have already written an imaginative story, fantastic character profiles and instructions on how to make an Origami bird, which we tested with pupils from Primary 6/7.

Additional Information
Our PE days this year are Tuesday and Wednesday and children should bring their PE kit on both these days. In addition, I ask if you can encourage your child to bring a water bottle to school which can be filled up in our water fountains. We also take the children outside regularly to learn, so please make sure they have a jacket or warm coat with them each day as we know how frequently Scottish weather changes – especially as the colder months begin to approach!
Homework will be given out weekly on a Monday and everything you need will be in your child’s homework folder. Please ensure these stay in their schoolbag at all times (except when actually doing homework!) All children will have weekly words and should do three spelling activities per week (as shown on the grid inside their homework jotter) plus five sentences with their words. Children may also get maths or other homework on occasion, depending on what we are doing in class.

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