P2 Homework W/B 20.11.17

**Dates for Diary**

Nativity 2017 – slight amendment*

P1 and P2 will be performing ‘Lights, Camel, Action!‘ on Monday 11th December at 2pm. Each pupil can invite 3*  members of his/her family to come and watch. More info will follow about parts, lines, costumes etc.

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair will be on Friday 1st December from 12:30pm. Once again, P1 and P2 will organise the toy stall so if your child has any unwanted toys in good condition, please send these in. Thanks in advance!

Homework this week

Spelling – List  u– e. Magic ‘e’.  This turns a short sounding vowel into a long sounding vowel. Children will be taught a little memory aid: ” The  e at the end turns the ‘u’ into a ‘you’ sound. This particular rule can prove tricky!!

Reading – as normal. Please send book bags in daily. Children should practise reading daily.

NumeracyNumber Tennis– please play this game with your child- it’s free and needs no resources! Pairs to ten; you say 6 and the child should say 4. You say 5 and the child should say 5.  You say 7 and the child should say 3…and so on! The aim is for instant recall.

EXTENSION TO THE ABOVE GAME –

  • If you know your bonds to 10, then try bonds to 9 by subtracting one from the second number of the pair.
  • If you know your bonds to 10, then try bonds to 11 by adding one to the second number of the pair.
  • If you know your bonds to 10, try ‘decade’ bonds to 100 by pairing up 30 and 70,  60 and 40,  50 and 50 etc…

PEWednesday (Athletics) and Thursday (PE with Mrs Duncan). The athletics sessions have been going very well with Craig and he has been working P2 very hard!

Topic – We have been reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’ and should read more chapters this week. Our student teacher Miss Jeffcott has many more fun activities planned covering astronomy ( constellations) plus light and shadows in science and art. Sadly, this is Miss Jeffcott’s final week and we thank her for her hard work and wish her good luck for the future.

Road Safety Week – Hi-viz walk – The whole school is participating in a road safety awareness event on Thursday afternoon. Can children wear any bright, reflective clothing they have to go on a short walk, promoting ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

P2 Homework W/B 13.11.17

**Dates for Diary**

Nativity 2017

P1 and P2 will be performing ‘Lights, Camel, Action!‘ on Monday 11th December at 2pm. Each pupil can invite 2 members of his/her family to come and watch. More info will follow about parts, lines, costumes etc.

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair will be on Friday 1st December from 12:30pm. Once again, P1 and P2 will organise the toy stall so if your child has any unwanted toys in good condition, please send these in. Thanks in advance!

Homework this week

Spelling – List  o– e. Magic ‘e’.  This turns a short sounding vowel into a long sounding vowel. Children will be taught a little memory aid: ” The  e at the end turns the ‘o’ into an ‘oh’.

Reading – as normal. Please send book bags in daily.

NumeracyNumber Tennis– please play this game with your child- it’s free and needs no resources! Pairs to ten; you say 6 and the child should say 4. You say 5 and the child should say 5.  You say 7 and the child should say 3…and so on! The aim is for instant recall.

Numeracy Poster Design –  Thanks SO much for the posters already handed in – what a talented , creative bunch we have in P2!

Sumdog Challenge – a new challenge is ready, called P2 Mix-up. This should cover add/subtract, some time and some fractions questions. 100 points to collect. Good luck!

PEWednesday (Athletics) and Thursday (PE with Mrs Duncan). The athletics sessions have been going very well with Craig and he has been working P2 very hard!

Topic – We have been reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’ and should read chapters 3 and 4 this week. Our student teacher Miss Jeffcott has many more fun activities planned covering astronomy, nocturnal animals and science.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

P2 Homework W/B 6.11.17

Homework this week

Spelling – List  i– e. Magic ‘e’.  This turns a short sounding vowel into a long sounding vowel. Children will be taught a little memory aid: ” The  e at the end turns the ‘i’ into an ‘igh’.

Reading – as normal. Please send book bags in daily.

NumeracyLearnIts  this week will be stories of 10.

0 + 10        1 + 9           2 + 8            3 +7              4 + 6             5 + 5  ( and vice versa)  Numeracy Poster Design – Can your child design and make a Story of 10 poster, using the above sums? I’ll go over this in class with the children. To be ready for next Monday.

PE – Wednesday (Athletics) and Thursday (PE with Mrs Duncan)

Thanks,

Miss S Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 30.10.17

Homework this week

Spelling – List  a- e. Magic ‘e’.  This turns a short sounding vowel into a long sounding vowel. Children will be taught a little memory aid: ” The  e at the end turns the ‘ah’ into an ‘ay’.

Reading – as normal

Maths – In line with the clocks changing, we’ll work on telling the time this week, including o’clock and half past. On Thursday, children will bring home a clock made in school and a short list of times to try and set the clock to.

PE – Wednesday (Athletics) and Thursday (PE with Mrs Duncan)

Hedgehog Rescue!

P2 noticed a poorly hedgehog in the woods, just through the school fence. The hedgehog had some prickles missing on its back and didn’t try to hide. As it was unusual to see a wee hog outside in daylight, we phoned the SSPCA who came to collect it. They took it to Fishcross, a wildlife rescue centre near Alloa. Well done P2!

Library books – just a gentle reminder to return library books when finished with. Thanks.

As ever, thanks for your support,

Ms S Brunt

P2 Homework and Events W/B 23.10.17

Welcome back after the October break. Here’s looking forward to the next nine weeks of this new term. It’s going to be packed full of exciting activities and learning opportunities!

Homework info:

Spelling – I will send home a new 6 week spelling grid on Tuesday. The sound focus this week is ck.

Reading – Reading continues as usual. Please send in your child’s book bag daily.

Numeracy – We will continue to work on ‘doubles and halves’ this week. In particular, children should learn 6 + 6,  7 + 7,  8 + 8,  9 + 9 and 10 + 10.

I have set a Sumdog challenge for those who wish to take part. This is called ‘P2 Half and Double Challenge’. The questions this week, focus on odd/even numbers and halves and doubles. I note that some questions ask 7 x 2 or       3 x 2 which is a format we have not formally used yet but I will go over this in class this week.

Class News

  • This week, we will be welcoming Miss Jeffcott, a teaching student , who will be working with us for five weeks.
  • P2 will begin a block of athletics on Wednesday afternoons and so will require PE kit on Wednesdays and Thursdays (PE with Mrs Duncan). We will also endeavour to build up running fitness on non PE days.
  • Topic– We will start a mini topic on Day/Night which links in very well with clocks changing soon. We will learn about reflective clothing and staying safe when it is dark. We will also read ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson and plan activities around this. Not forgetting Halloween and Bonfire Night coming up soon!
  • Halloween Disco ( an evening Parent Council event) Thursday 26th ( I am not entirely sure of times sorry…possibly 18:30 to 19:30 but best double check in school!)

That’s all for now!

Thanks for your support,

Ms S Brunt

 

 

P2 Homework W/B 9th October 2017

We have a busy week ahead before breaking up for the October holiday on Friday!

Here is the list for the week:

Homework:

Spelling – Tricky Words – I will send home a sheet with ‘tricky words’ on it. These are common words that are more difficult to sound out. Please write on the sheet rather than use the red jotter this week.

Reading – continues as normal. Check book bags for updates.

Numeracy – I have set a Sumdog challenge named ‘P2 October 9th 2017 Challenge’. Children will be re-issued with their passwords so they can play at home. This challenge is optional.

Our numeracy just now is all linked to include LearnIts  ( 6+6 ,7+7 , 8+8 , 9+9 and  10+ 10); linked to doubles and halves ( fractions) and odd/even numbers. However, the Sumdog challenge is just a general consolidation of basic number skills within 20.

Harvest Collection – Thanks so much for all the donations so far but more would  be welcome. The children have enjoyed sorting the foods into groups. Last day for donations is Wednesday.

Parents Consultations – A reminder that meetings will take place on Wednesday evening and Thursday after school. Your child was given an appointment slip on Friday.

PEWednesday and Thursday. Children will be reminded to bring their kits home to be washed over the holiday.

Thanks for your support,

Ms S Brunt

 

 

 

P2 Homework W/B 2.10.17

 

Harvest Celebrationa donations request

P1 and P2 are celebrating the ‘traditional’ harvest theme by thinking about where  food comes from, learning harvest songs and being thoughtful about those in our community who are in need.

Thus, we are asking you to kindly donate food items so that these can be distributed to a local charity. ‘Long life’ foods such as tins, jars, cartons and packets would be most appropriate. Our pupils can then be involved in sorting the foods into groups.

If you are able to donate, can these items be in school by Wednesday 11th October. Many, many thanks in advance!

Homework

Spelling – List 6 – ‘ar’

Reading – as normal. Can all pupils please bring their book bags ( with reading books) in daily please.

Numeracy – Please revise the previous 3 weeks numeracy flash cards of add 1,2,3 and subtract 1,2,3.

I hope to get children back using Sumdog this week and so, will send their passwords home. If things are going well, I may set a short challenge for fun but I’ll tell the children about this later in the week.

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

We started training for the Daily Mile last week – we need to build up to it and are now up to four minutes running! So, some way to go but it’s a start.

Photos – If you haven’t already, can you please return either the unwanted school photographs or payments please.

Thanks for your support,

Ms S Brunt

 

P2 Homework W/B 25.9.17

Hi everyone,

Here is the homework list for the week ahead:

Spelling – List 5 ” qu” . The homework handed in so far shows a lot of hard work taking place at home; thank you and well done!

Reading – Please continue to refer to the post-it notes in each book.

Numeracy – P2 seem to love numeracy ( that’s what they tell me anyway!) This week, we’ll practise +3/-3 and so, on Wednesday, a new sheet of cards for you to cut up and use as flash cards will be sent home.

Each Monday we focus on money ( Money Monday) and so any chance at home for your child to count up pennies is invaluable. ( 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p will suffice just now). Children love to play shops and so this is another way to encourage them. A shop doesn’t have to be anything ‘fancy’ – even just a few empty cartons from your cupboards with prices on ( start with under 10p prices) can give lots of fun practice.

Every Friday we focus on fractions ( Fraction Friday!) Children do find this a tricky concept so am just focussing on halves and quarters and this week, we’ll look at sharing out items equally between 2 and 4 people. Any opportunity you have to reinforce this at home, say in playing games, would be very helpful.

TopicHarvest – a letter will be coming home soon about an appeal for food donations P1 and P2 are going to make.

PE – Wednesday and Thursday. However, our school is gearing up to start The Daily Mile Challenge and so, P2 will soon be getting out and about, building up to walking and running a mile ( most days). This will not happen on PE days. 

Toys– I notice that children keep bringing in toys to school. I would encourage children not to bring any toys in as these can get lost, damaged and can be distracting for the children. I don’t mind children bringing in small toys for Golden Time on a Friday but recently, some toys have been rather large and take up a lot of safe storage space!

Thanks in advance for your support,

Miss S Brunt