Welcome to P2/3/4 with Mrs Marshall

     Arngask Primary School

             A very warm welcome back to Primary 2, 3, 4!

Interdisciplinary Topic

This term we are very excited to be studying Romans, which the class have helped plan. They have lots of questions that they would like to find answers to, so if you have anything to support our learning about Romans that could be borrowed until the October holidays, that would be fantastic.

We have got off to a wonderful start, learning all about the house decoration of the Roman period, chariots and some research words. In conjunction with our taught lessons, the Learning Zones are also based around aspects of Roman life/ army/ education and homes. The children really enjoy the Learning Zones because they can explore our topics through play.

We will also be learning about friendship in Health and Wellbeing and invasion game skills in P.E.

P.E

Could you please ensure that you have checked that your child’s P.E kit fits and that they have everything they need i.e. shorts, t-shirt, socks, gym shoes/trainers, tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a jumper. The class has P.E on a Tuesday, with me and Wednesday, with Ms. Gordon. When possible we will be outside so an outside P.E kit is essential.

Classroom System

At the start of the school year the whole class discussed their rights as a member of our class and created a class charter (class rules). We have all added our signatures to a large copy displayed in the classroom and a smaller one is stuck in their homework jotters. The class has also created a class charter for myself!

Each table has a marble jar, with marbles awarded for working together, trying hard, giving it a go and making good choices. At the end of the week, our marbles are counted and the winning table receives a prize and a sticker. We are all working very hard to make good choices and this is creating a positive ethos in our classroom. The marble jar system might only be in place for one term so we will discuss what we would like to do as a reward system for next term.

Hopefully there should be a tweet about an activity we undertake each day, so please keep checking our twitter feed.

Homework/ Reading

Homework is issued on a Thursday to be completed over four days and handed in on Tuesday. All work that comes home has been covered in class so understanding should be clear; however they can ask in class for help at any time. One house point will be awarded for homework coming in on time. Reading books and records are in bags so please check what day reading is for. Also if you can read with your child to support them and sign their reading record once it has been completed.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and I hope your child enjoys this year in school.

 

Mrs. Marshall