P1 Curriculum Parent Talk Powerpoint Presentation

Welcome to our
P1 Curricular Workshop
Mrs Nicola Wilson
Infant Depute Headteacher
P1 Curriculum Workshop
Shared Start
2. Curriculum for Excellence
3. Literacy - Phonics and Reading
4. Numeracy and Mathematics
5. Health and Wellbeing
What is Curriculum for
Excellence (CFE)?
• Curriculum reform to make education more
relevant and purposeful.
• Key purposes – to develop responsible citizens,
effective contributors, confident individuals and
successful learners.
• Prepare for life long learners and successful,
happy futures!
Partnership approach – home, school
and other agencies is key.
What is the Curriculum?
Ethos and life of the school
Personal achievement
Interdisciplinary learning
Curriculum areas
Literacy Numeracy Health and Well-being
Religious and Moral Education
Expressive Arts Technology Science
Social Subjects
How is progress
tracked within CFE?
• Assessment of what say, write and do
• Differentiated planning for needs of pupils
• Levels:
early level – in the pre-school years and P1
first level - to the end of P4
second level – to the end of P7
third level – to the end of S3
fourth level –broadly equates to Scottish Credit
senior phase – S4 to S6, and college
Levels divided into Developing, Consolidating, Secure
In a P1 Week…
• WfL book (class book of the week) is
introduced on a Monday
• Daily literacy activities stem from
the book
• Daily opportunities for numeracy
• P.E. twice a week
• Mrs M Wilson (NCCT RME) and
Mrs Mair (NCCT Music)
5 Roles of
Support for Learning Teacher
Mrs Sheila Johnstone
Staff Development
Curriculum Development
Direct Tuition
Co-operative Teaching
Literacy and Language
• Listening and talking
• Phonics – sounds
• Reading – Storyworld and real books
• Writing
What is Phonics?
Phonics teaches children the correspondences
between graphemes in written language and
phonemes in spoken language, and how to use
these to read and spell words.
The children started this learning in nursery,
through listening games and songs where they
have to learn to identify and segment units of
sound in speech, into:
• Words
• Syllables – chat – ter – box!
• Phonemes – sh – o - p
Jolly Phonics
• Letters are introduced as 3 or 4 sounds a week.
• Taught through structured learning and play.
• Each sound is introduced in a multi-sensory way
with a song, action and story (see action sheet).
• Children are taught to write the shape of the
letter with the correct movement (see letter
formation sheet). Children should use a pincer
grip on their pencil.
• As soon as the first few sounds have been taught,
children are taught to blend with them.
e.g. h – a – t = hat sh – o – p = shop
Developing Phonological
Through the WfL approach, children are given daily
opportunities to develop their phonological
awareness through everyday games and activities,
• Poems and songs
• Clapping the rhythm in songs or words from book
• Odd one out listening games – cat, mat, car, sat
• Making up nonsense words, rhymes and alliterative
sentences – Sad Sarah sat silently on the sofa.
Bingo, snap and lotto sound games
Sound feely bags
What are we looking for?
We are helping children to:
• Recognise and generate alliteration – Super Sarah
• Recognise and generate rhyme and rime
– Rime - stale, male, kale (sound and spelt the same)
– Rhyme - hey, may, lei (sound the same but spelt differently)
Identify single sounds in spoken words – diff- er - ent
Blend sounds smoothly together – c – a - t
Identify consonant clusters in spoken words - str
Identify long vowel sounds in spoken words – a e i o u
How can I help at home?
• Check your child’s ‘sounds’ homework to know
which sounds have been taught. Then you can
highlight these sounds when you read with your
• With all books, encourage your child to ‘sound
out’ simple unfamiliar words.
• Always pronounce sounds as pure sounds, ‘m’ not
‘muh’, this will make blending much easier.
• Playing games together, with words and
Further ideas in Literacy Leaflet for Parents.
Numeracy and Maths
• Counting 1 2
9 10 (visualise 3 as . . .)
One more, one less -> addition and subtraction
Number bonds to 10 and beyond 3+_=10
Doubling to 5, 10 and beyond -> 2 x table
Days of week, months of year, seasons
Shape, position and movement – directions – up
down left right, 2 and 3 D shapes
• Information handling – bar charts, surveys
How can I help at home?
Support visualising how many - dice games
Symbols - point them out on doors 2 4 6 8
One more, one less – baking and counting
Sets and patterns - setting the table
Board games – snakes and ladders
Computer and tablet number games
Further ideas in Numeracy Leaflet for Parents
Health & Wellbeing
• Cool in School programme - helps
children learn how to deal with
challenging situations. Talks about
weak, aggressive and cool responses
to situations. Leaflet for parents.
• Health Promoting School – healthy
snacks please and water only in water
• Nut Free School – no Nutella please!
Homework – phonics and reading
Shared Starts
Newsletters and leaflets
Parent Teacher Interviews –
September and March
• Open door policy - short messages daily contact at door, longer
messages via DHT or appointment.
Thank you!

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