What we are Learning in Term 2

What we are Learning in Term 2


Happy New Year!

Welcome to our very busy Term 2 in Primary 1a!

Just look at what we're about to learn....



Number, Money and Measurement

We will learn to:

  • Add within 10 and learn number bonds to 10
  • Find doubles to 10
  • Work with numbers to 20 by reading, writing and counting sets of 20
  • Reinforcing the number sequence to 20 and giving the number before, after and between
  • Know that there are different months in a year and that there are four seasons
  • Use and understand vocabulary - tall, short, long, thick, thin etc.

Information Handling

We will learn to:

  • Organise and display data using simple graphs like a pictogram.
  • Use Tally Marks.



Our phonic programme at the beginning of this term will continue to be based on Onset and Rhyme
eg c-at, b-un, l-og etc

This will be followed by work on initial consonant blends eg bl, gr, sw etc and vowel and consonant digraphs eg ee, oo, sh, ch, wh, th.


We will continue to work through our school Reading Scheme - Link Up.

Following the initial teaching of phonics and reading, children will be involved in both written work and practical activities, often working collaboratively in pairs or small groups. Many of these activities can be seen on our class website.
We will also enjoy whole class 'Big Book' reading lessons.


  • In imaginative writing we will be working on sequence and structure, building up a story in the correct order and retelling a story.
  • In functional writing we will learn that information books are different from stories.
  • We will write a sentence with a capital letter, full stop , spaces between words and the connective 'because'.

Health and Wellbeing

Food & Health

We will learn about which kind of food we need to eat to keep us healthy.



This term we will be working on gymnastics and floor work, including rolling, jumping and travelling.
Our PE days will continue to be Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Expressive Arts


We will be linking our Art work to other areas of the Curriculum, but this term we will be working
mostly on printing and painting.


Our Drama this term will continue to focus on Fantasy Stories. We will also learn how to enact stories with a partner.
Our 'Role Play' corners in the classroom will be 'The Old House' to link with our Social Studies Topic, 'Old Things and New Things' and an 'Italian Ice Cream Parlour' to tie in with our Cultural Diversity topic, 'Italy'.


This term we will be learning a variety of songs for our 'Scottish' Assembly.
We will also learn songs to help with simple rhythms, repeating patterns and steady beat.

Religious and Moral Education

Our topic this term is 'Welcoming a Baby' and is part of the school's Christianity programme.
We will learn how babies are baptised and visit our local church - St. Luke's.
We will also learn how to look after a baby, hopefully from a 'new mum'


Our Science topic this term will be:

  • Materials


Our Technology focus this term is Construction and Model Making.
We will also learn to use various tools within a paint programme and continue to practise
logging on and off the computer.


Social Studies

This term our topic is 'Old Things and New Things'.

Through this topic, we will be making links with all curricular areas including music, art,
literacy and maths.



During the month of January, the school will focus on 'Scotland'.
Primary 1 will:

  • Design their own tartan through art work and use of ICT
  • Listen to and learn Scottish songs and poetry
  • Perform to an audience during our 'Scottish' Assembly
  • Learn to perform a Scottish dance

Do you think we'll manage to fit this in before the Easter holidays...

keep looking at our class website to check our progress!