P2 Homework W/B 20.2.17

Welcome back after the February break. Here’s looking forward to the next six weeks of term.

What’s new this term?

• Gymnastics – P1 and P2 are going to get a block of gymnastics with a specialist every Monday now until Easter so children will need their PE kits every Monday ( and Thursday). Can pupils with long hair make sure they can have this tied back please.
• French – every class will get a weekly half hour lesson with Margaux, a French language assistant. Children have met Margaux already when she told them a bit about herself and her home in France.
• New topic – to be revealed later in the week. The electricity topic is finished and the feedback received from the children about this topic was very positive. I plan to share our PowerPoint ‘P2 News’ later on this week.

Homework –

Spelling – List 22 ‘y’ (known as ‘toughy y’ as it pushes ‘shy i’ out of the way)

Numeracy – On Wednesday I will send home a sheet of ‘add/take 2’  sums to be cut into flashcards and used for ‘quick fire’ recall practice.

That’s all for now…

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 6.2.17

Spelling – List 21 ‘igh’

Reading Non Fiction Text – On Tuesday, I will be sending home a ’round up’ reading comprehension task related to our topic Electricity – this will make a wee change from ORT books so please just finish any current books at leisure.

Numeracy – counting on 1, 2 and 3 forwards and backwards to practise adding and taking away 1, 2 and 3 from numbers to 20. Please just do this as mental maths eg. 5 + 1 =,       7 + 1 =,         12 + 1 =,  9 – 1 = , 14 – 1 =      20 – 1 =    / 4 + 2 =      8 + 2 =    13 + 2 =       17 + 2 =     15 – 2 =     19 – 2 = /  4 + 3 =            6 + 3 =      12 + 3 =    14 + 3 =    10 – 3 =   12 – 3 =    16 – 3 =   and so on……

• Children should do this by counting on or back from the start number OR can use a number line up to 20.

Fractions – we are working on halves.

Topic – the final week of our electricity topic will see us testing which materials conduct electricity.

PE – Tuesday and Thursday

Library is on again this Friday for P2.

Show and Tell – is taking a break ( much to P2’s dismay!) – this will resume after the Easter holidays.

Finally – a reminder that the February break starts at the end of this week. Children should be picked up at 12:15pm as usual on Friday 10th and will resume class back on Monday 20th February. Enjoy!

Thanks,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework and News W/B 30.1.17

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 20 ‘ea’ as in hear, sea . Well done to those who tried to make a wordsearch or a criss cross ( but please ensure you are using the designated spelling list!)

Reading – Ongoing – though we will have a focus on non-fiction books later in the week.

Maths – Well done to all those who tried Sumdog last week and to those who completed the time challenge. There is now a new challenge called ‘P2 Half and Quarter Challenge‘ for this week – 75 points to collect.

Numeracy – just for fun, try this game on TopMarks maths. It’s free and easy to use. Click on Learning Games , 5-7 years, addition and subtraction then choose the top game ‘Number Fact Families’. The children have played this already and were getting the hang of it. This game tries to improve  understanding of linked facts.

TopicElectricity continues and photos will follow in due course 🙂

*NEWS*

Congratulations to these two wee stars for representing P2 in the Scots poetry recital assembly. Girls, you were amazing- showing lots of confidence and being able to recite a poem from memory? Wow! 🙂

P1-4 Ceilidh

Much fun was had at our wee celebration though time went so quickly! P1 and P2 danced the ‘Military Two Step’ and tried a circle dance. All four classes joined together for some snacks and then P1/2 sang some Scottish songs.

Parent Drop-in – pop in this Thursday, anytime  from 3:30 – 5pm to browse your child’s work and see their learning environment.

And finally….there’s now a link to a video of the Nativity on this website- click on Success Gallery on the school’s home page and follow the link from there. Enjoy!!

P2 Homework and Events W/B 23.1.17

Events this week:

Poetry Recital and Lower Atrium Scots Afternoon– To celebrate Burns Day on the 25th, all pupils have chosen a Scottish poem to read and recite. Children will be invited to recite/read their chosen poem to the class on Monday (23rd). Two children will then be chosen to recite/read their poem to the whole school on Wednesday morning, along with two children from each class.

In the afternoon of Wednesday (25th) our Lower Atrium (P1-4) will have a Scots afternoon, involving dancing, singing and of course, some snacks!  If your child has anything ‘Scottish’ to wear to this event, they are welcome to wear it. We realise this is short notice so we don’t want anyone going to any trouble to source anything for this – it’s not a prerequisite and we hope the children will simply enjoy the experience of an informal wee ceilidh.

Spelling – There is a new spelling list for the next 6 weeks coming home on Monday (though some children have other specified spelling home). So, it’s List 19 ‘ay’. Children can be reminded that this is a ‘long a’ sound; one of the long vowel sounds alongside ai and a-e. I will also send home a sheet with squared grids on so that children can practise their spelling using Criss Cross or make a Wordsearch for someone at home to solve! Children have tried this in class so should be familiar with this. It’s just another way to try to learn spellings. See examples below using ‘wh’ words.

Reading – will continue as normal.

Maths – Sumdog Challenge‘P2 Days, Months, Clocks’ continues our theme on time. 75 coins to collect – give it a go P2!

TopicElectricity continues. Last week, children were given the challenge of creating simple circuits and had actual ‘lightbulb’ moments!! I’m going to create a separate post about this next week with pictures, to show the process of discovery children experienced when asked to solve problems! Safe to say they loved this!

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 16.1.17

P2 homework this week:-

Spelling – List 18 – wh– ( unless specified otherwise)

Maths (Time) – continue to learn the months of the year in order and also the days of the week. The children have been having fun taking part in the ‘Month Mountain’ challenge!

Scottish Month – As January is the month to reflect on Robert Burns, our  school is taking part in Scottish activities. Thus, we have decided to run a school poetry recital competition. Children will get a choice of poems to try and learn one from and perform from memory. I’ll send home a poetry sheet on Wednesday for one poem to be learned by next Monday. Two children from each class will be chosen to go forward to the recital final on Wednesday 25th January.

TopicElectricity continues. Last week, we sorted items by power sources  ( mains or batteries or both). This week, we’ll investigate how simple circuits work.

Show and Tell – Week 2 Rota

Library – begins again this Friday. Please note, only children who have returned their previous book will be able to borrow a new book.

Thanks,

Miss Brunt

P2 News and Homework W/B 9.1.17

Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all!

This new term is packed with various  events and fun learning opportunities. Over the next few weeks, there’ll be a ‘Scottish’ feel to it as we study our culture linked to Burns Day. We’ll continue our topic on electricity and link this in with the toys and games played with over the festive period. We’ll continue to study a new sound each week but will also take time to revise the sounds learned so far in P2. Reading will continue with Oxford Reading Tree at its core but there will be opportunities for reading some Scottish poetry and fiction. There will be some maths/numeracy homework each week from now on so look out for this.

‘Housekeeping’

Just a reminder that every pupil should have a change of indoor shoes, a full PE kit and all items of clothing clearly labelled. PE should return to the normal days of Tuesday and Thursday.

Homework set should be completed in time and handed in ( spelling should be done for Friday mornings but numeracy/ reading will have different dates set). It’s very important to establish a good homework routine in P2 to set children up for later years. We try our best to ensure that homework is relevant, meaningful, manageable and not too onerous! It also provides a link between home and school and informs you as to what is being focused on each week.

Homework this week:

Spelling – (unless otherwise notified) – List 17 Magic ‘e’ – u-e .

Reading – We’ll pick up where we left off before Christmas. Check reading bags daily for updates.

Maths – Time – Calendar Months – simply learn the months in order. It’s useful to learn the months in blocks of three and then build them up. So, January/February/March……April/May/June……July/August/September….. October/November/December. …….and then we’ll learn them in French!

Thanks, as always, for your support,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework and 2 Week Events Reminder 12.12.16

This is a posting to cover the final two weeks of term as it is such a busy time for all. I probably won’t post next week ( unless I have forgotten something!)

Homework-

Reading–  We will just finish the books we already have and no new book will be issued until January. In class we will be doing other reading tasks which do not involve homework. Please do, however, encourage your child to keep reading a variety of texts over the holidays- comics, annuals, Christmas/winter stories etc.

Spelling – this is the final week of spelling homework – List 16 ‘magic e’ (o-e). I will be checking the green jotters to mark last week’s homework later in the week.

Sumdog – I will put on a P2 Christmas 2016 Challenge for those who wish to participate. This will start running from Tuesday.

Events and Reminders – I’ve just listed dates that you need to know about but there are other in-school events such as campus sing-a-longs, House Team singing contests, Christmas activity days and much more also happening!

Talent Show

The campus talent show final is on Thursday 22nd. Only two acts from each class go through. Therefore, I will be holding P2 talent auditions on the morning of Tuesday 20th December. If your child needs music, they need to bring this in themselves. Let me know in advance if your child needs any other equipment ( gym mats, etc!)

Nativity – Monday 12th December (Doors open at 1:15pm)

The nativity performance is upon us…rehearsals have gone well. The children have worked extremely hard…all that we need now is…you!

We have asked that only two adults per child attend please. We know this can be difficult but with a cast of 49 children, the space in the hall soon fills up. No tickets required.

Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 14th

Most children have filled in the green slip about what they would like for the Christmas lunch. If you haven’t done so, please do. Children may bring a packed lunch if they prefer.

Christmas Party – Tuesday 20th ( after lunch) Cost £1

(Talent show auditions am)

P1 and P2 are having their party together. Children may wear their party clothes all day ( bear in mind they will go out to play break and lunch) or they can change into their party gear at lunchtime. We have a special visit from Santa planned at about 2:15pm, at which time you are warmly invited to attend to watch the excitement!

Thursday 22nd – Campus Talent Show Final

Friday 23rd – CHURCH service

***END OF TERM – 12 NOON***

All resume Monday 9th January 2017…which leaves me to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Miss Brunt

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P1/2 Nativity 12/12/16

Primary 1 and 2 will perform their nativity play on Monday 12th December. Parents and carers of P1 and P2 are invited to the performance but please note: only 2 adults per family. Well behaved toddlers who can sit on an adults knee are welcome. Doors will be open from approximately 1:15pm and the performance will start at 1:30pm.