P2 Homework w.b. 1/4/19

Just a reminder that the P1/2 assembly is on Monday at 9:30am for the parents and you can bring a maximum of 2 guests per child.

We have our last rugby session on Monday afternoon, the children have really enjoyed it and on Thursday morning we are taking part in the carrot hunt. This week, I will also be collecting in library books as they are due back before the holidays – if your child has lost their book then please just pop a note in their bag about it so I can let the lovely librarians know. I will also send P.E kits home for washing on Thursday.

This Monday is also the last day that Mrs Wallace will be teaching the class, after the Easter holidays, I will be teaching the class for the full week.

Homework will still be sent out this week but the first week back after the holidays, the children will not have any as I will be assessing their reading and sorting out new books. However, if you do wish to take some reading books home for your child to practise reading over the holidays then please let me know and I will get them to you. 

Reading: Check your child’s green reading records for the pages to be read this week. We are focusing on our expression and predicting this week.

Spelling: We will be learning the ‘ew’ sound and their spelling list will have words with this sound. Everyday we are working on our cursive handwriting, please encourage your child to write their spelling words in cursive. I have some sheets that show the cursive joins if anyone would like a copy to support their child with this then please just ask.

Literacy: The children did a fantastic job of fixing the sentences in their homework this week! We have been doing a lot of work on WOW words and using them to improve boring sentences, so I will be giving out an ‘improve the sentence’ worksheet. The children will rewrite the sentences and add in some WOW words to make the sentences amazing!

We are going to the church on Friday morning and finish at the usual time (12:25pm), everyone returns to school on Tuesday 23rd April. 

Thank you so much for all of your support this term. I wish you all a fun, restful and safe Easter!

Miss Lauren Waller

 

P2 Homework w.b. 25.3.19

We have a busy week planned this week!

The P1 and P2 class are going to be very busy getting themselves prepared for the assembly at the end of the week! There was a letter that went out on Thursday about this, apologises that those with speaking parts have not had their lines yet, these will be handed to them on Monday. If you have costumes for your child/any other items of clothing that would be suitable for the other characters, could you please hand them in from Monday onwards. This way Miss Maley and I have enough time to see what else we need to buy. The children will be performing their assembly to the parents on MONDAY 1st APRIL at 9:30am and you are allowed a maximum of 2 guests per child. 

The children are continuing with their rugby sessions on Monday afternoon and on Wednesday we are spending the afternoon with the nursery doing some gardening.

Homework for this week:

Reading: Check your child’s green reading record for the pages. Please sign or tick your child’s reading record to indicate that the homework has been done!

Spelling: We are learning the ‘ow’ sound which is found in words like snow, glow, pillow. This weeks list will contain words with this sound.

Literacy: The past couple of weeks we have been revisiting capital letters and full stops as I have noticed we need a bit more practise with this. This week I will be sending home a ‘fix the sentence’ worksheet. It will contain sentences that might be jumbled up as well as having no capital letters and full stops and the children have to fix the mistakes. This will be due back the following Monday.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

 

 

P2 Homework w.b. 18.3.19

Hi all,

We had a lovely day on Friday seeing all of the children dressed up as Disney characters or in red for Comic relief!

On Friday 29th March, P1 and P2 will be doing a Fairyland assembly for the school, we are going to do this for the parents too. Next week we will be deciding the parts and begin practising! A letter detailing the date of the assembly for parents and the parts will go out at the beginning of next week too – it will be in your child’s book bag.

P2 will also begin their rugby sessions on Monday, they will be getting rugby every Monday afternoon for 3 weeks. Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit so they can take part!

Homework for this week: 

Spelling: We are learning the ‘y’ sound so the the spelling list will contain words with this sound and tricky words.

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages to be read that night. If possible, could you please sign or tick your child’s reading record for that night just so I can check that reading has been completed. It is so important that reading homework is completed every night, as the more children read the more fluent and confident they become. Again, children are more than welcome to bring in their own books for personal reading time or story time.

Numeracy: The last 2 weeks we have been focusing on missing addend and subtrahend sums. These are sums with missing numbers, for example, 13 – _ = 10. The children have been learning to use a number line to work out the answer. This week I will be sending out a mixed sheet with missing addend and subtrahend questions, it will be due back in on the following Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b. 11.3.19

Hello,

Apologies that this post is being uploaded later than usual. As the phonics worksheet went out late last week, I have decided only to give the children reading and spelling homework this week. Next week we will go back to having an additional task for them to complete.

Please check that your child has indoor and outdoor shoes for everyday and a full PE kit. 

Homework for this week:

Reading: Pages to be read that night are written in your child’s green reading record. Please sign your name beside the pages to be read that night so I can check that reading has been done.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘igh’ sound, this is in words such as bright, light, fright etc. Spelling lists will contain words with this sound and tricky words.

Hope you are having a lovely week,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b. 4.3.19

March already, can you believe it?!?

We are beginning our Fairyland topic this coming week which will be very, very exciting! The friendly dragon may have left something for the children on Monday…

This term we are also focusing on having a growth mindset! It is really important that children are able to value and learn from their mistakes as this will expand their learning and perseverance.

We begin our sessions of rugby tomorrow afternoon – please make sure that your child has indoor/gym shoes and a full p.e kit to take part.

Homework for this week:

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading records for the pages to be read for that night. I can’t emphasise how important it is for the children to be doing their reading homework. The more children read the wider their vocabulary will become!

Spelling: This week is the “ea” sound, such as head, ready and instead. Please encourage your child to write these words in cursive handwriting if they feel ready.

Phonics: The children will have a phonics worksheet to complete, it has a mixture of sounds on it. As this is an additional task, it does not have to be handed in until the following Monday.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

 

ONLINE AND COMPUTER SAFETY UPDATE

Safety Online!

Screen Addiction

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Loanhead Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Recently, many of the children have been talking about the Momo challenge and have been increasingly worried about it.  Like many of these online phenomenon the publicity and hype has made this a lot bigger than it needs to be.  For a quick briefing on it see the link below.

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge

MOMO INFO

It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Gaming

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here

FORTNIGHT BATTLE ROYAL – WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Social Media Platform Guides

Click here to access to modern and relevant information on the most popular online phenomenons and social media platforms

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

Insta advice

Snapchat Info

WhatsApp Info

YouTube Info

 

P2 Homework w.b. 25.2.19

Hello!

Well, we had such a fun science week! We had our ‘Ready, Teddy, Go!’ workshop on Monday where we learned all about forces. Then we have been working in teams for our STEM activities – designing an umbrella and an egg basket from a range of materials. P1 and P2 were put into groups on Wednesday and were given a range of materials to choose from to make an egg basket that would transport mini eggs safely down a zip line – this was A LOT of fun! To end the week, we created our own volcanoes on Friday and it was very exciting when the ‘lava’ overflowed everywhere.

We will be continuing to look at energy and electricity next week. Additionally, P1/2 will be doing a joint topic ‘Fairyland’ in the coming weeks.

Homework for the coming week:

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages to be read that night. I am looking to incorporate more independent reading time in the class, so children are more than welcome to bring their own books in for this. If anyone has any pre-loved magazines/comics etc. that they no longer need then P2 would really appreciate these being added to the class library!

Spelling: This week we will be learning the ‘ay’ sound. The spelling list will contain words with this sound, for example, May, away, Monday. We are practising writing in cursive, please encourage your child to practise some of their words in cursive handwriting if they want to.

Maths: Children are continuing to learn about money with me and Mrs Wallace is moving onto learning about measure this term. This week the children will have a money worksheet to complete for homework. As this is an additional task the children will have until Monday to complete it. If you wish to do this over the weekend, please could you take it out of your child’s bookbag as I leave them in school on Friday so I can organize homework for the following week. Thank you.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday!

Miss Lauren Waller

 

 

P2 Homework w.b. 18.2.19

Hi all,

I hope you had a fun and restful holiday and are ready to return for the new week! We are learning lots of fun things this week as it is SCIENCE WEEK!

This morning (Monday), the children have a science workshop and we will be following this on throughout the week through learning about energy and electricity.

Homework for this week; 

Reading: Every group is receiving a new book so please check your child’s green reading records for the pages. Please encourage your child to read a wide variety of genres, this can be anything from non-fiction to joke books! If they have a book they are really enjoying then they can bring it into school to read during calm time.

Spelling: We are learning no new sounds this week, instead we will be revising all of the ones we have been learning in P2. However, the children will receive a spelling list of the days of the week to practise.

Writing: Before the holidays, the children were learning about instructional writing and we wrote a recipe for making a jam sandwich. For Monday, the children have their own recipe template and they can make up their own recipe for something or can write one that they know works. We might try and make some of the creations next week!

Thank you so much for all of your support so far in P2. I hope you all have a lovely week,

Miss Lauren Waller