## P2 Homework W/B 18.4.16

(Edited post on 18.4.16)

Hello all,

We will be starting a new topic called ‘Local Study’ and over the next few days, will start looking at simple maps and plans, mainly of the school and its grounds to begin with.

Our electricity topic has finished and the children really seemed to enjoy this. Photos to follow later this week.

Homework this week  ( issued Tuesdays to Tuesdays from now on).

Spellingau…as in sauce, pause, haunt etc.

NumeracyFractions Worksheet on Tuesday

We are regularly revising our ‘LearnIts’ and are now making links between counting in 1s and 10s, 2s and 20s, 3s and 30s.  Also, doubling, halving, the concept of multiplication  (2x 5x 10x) and fractions.

Sumdog Challenge – Please try ‘P2 Summer Term  Challenge’#1…75 questions to answer. Good luck!

Miss Brunt

## P2 Summer Term

Welcome back to all, hope the Easter break was relaxing and fun. I’m looking forward to the summer term and hopefully, lots of decent weather to get us out and about.

This week, we will finish up our Electricity project with investigations into conducting and insulating materials. I am going to post a collage of photos of our activities once the topic is finished.

The next topic is going to be a Local Study and will involve using/making maps, finding out lots about Loanhead and hopefully culminate in a wee exhibition of our work. If you or anyone in your family have lived for a long time in Loanhead and would like to come in and share your memories of ‘Old Loanhead’ with us, please let me know. We will also take a look at the mining history of the town. I will keep you posted with more information as the topic unfolds.

Homework – I have decided to issue everyone’s homework on Tuesdays from now on as this term sees two Monday holidays. So, homework will generally run Tuesday to Tuesday. This week, the spelling focus is ‘er’ as in number, letter, offer and so on. See reading folders from Tuesday for updates. Maths/numeracy homework will start next week.

‘Ten minute tootle’We are going to trial a daily 5-10 minute run/power walk outdoors unless the weather is extremely inclement. The aim is to build up stamina and also provide a ‘brain break’ from tasks.

Outdoor learning – I am really keen for the children to learn outdoors when feasible. For example, one maths focus this term will be measuring and doing this outdoors is ideal. It might be an idea for children to have sun protection, especially on forecasted hot days ( hats, light long sleeved tops, sun cream they can apply themselves etc).

Miss Brunt

## P2 Homework W/B 21.3.16

• Time seems to be flying by and we are already at the week before the Easter holidays! Egg-citing!

Events this week

Wednesday – 11:15am Cahon Drumming Performance by P1, P2, P5 and P6. Parents, you are welcome to come and watch.

– Church visit (pm)

ThursdayEaster Fun Activity Day where P1 and P2 will collaborate on various tasks.  PE    Please note that term finishes at 2:50pm.

Homework

• Spelling/Handwriting sheet
• Reading – we will just finish our books from last week as we have so many extra activities on this week . So, no new books this week but please encourage your child to read over the holidays.
• Sumdog – P2 Shape Challenge – just a wee one this week, only 50 points to collect.

Happy Easter everyone!

Miss Brunt

## P2 Homework W/B 14.3.16

Events this week:

Monday – Class Photos

– Drumming practice

Thursday and Friday – PE

Thursday – Easter Disco (eve)

Homework

Reading as usual – check green homework bags.

Spelling/Handwriting– the focus is ‘oy’ as in boy, toy…

Maths – Sumdog ‘Spring Challenge’.

Topic – Electrical circuits – see http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/electricity.htm for some online electricity games. I found ‘ Electric Circuits’ by Hyperstaffs to have fun activities on it. (Scroll down to the first one on the fourth row)

Miss Brunt

## P2 Homework and Events W/B 29.2.16 **please see amended post!

World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March and we will be celebrating by participating in reading activities such as…

• Extreme reading! – Pupils to bring in a book (or books) of their choice to stop and read at any point of the day, when the ‘extreme reading bell’ rings!
• Dressing up as a favourite book character on Thursday** Sorry, meant FRIDAY!!!! Miss B!
• Designing book covers
• Talking about our favourite books to the class
• School Library on Friday ( remember to return current books please)

Homework this week:

Spelling/Handwriting focus is ‘ow’ as in now, cow etc…

Numeracy – a ‘Numeracy Round Up’ sheet should be sent home on Monday 29.2.16. One week to complete this please.

– A new Sumdog challenge has been set – ” P2 Mega Mash-up Maths Challenge W/B 29.2.16 ” – this tests a variety of maths and numeracy covered so far.

Topic– just a reminder that we are looking at types of energy and electricity over the next week or so.

## P2 Homework W/B 22.2.16

Events this week:

Tuesday – Parents ‘Drop In’ from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Pop in, with your child, to see his/her work, visit the classroom and have a quick chat with me, if you wish.

Thursday and Friday – PE as usual. Can you please check your child’s footwear for PE (for good fit and wear and tear). Thanks.

Homework: Remember, some children are given their homework for the week on a Monday, some on Tuesdays.

• Spelling/Handwriting – this week, the sound focus is ‘ou’ as in ‘our’ and ‘out’.
• New topic – Energy and Electricity ( no homework, this is just for your information)

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

## P2 Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016

In the week beginning the 8th February, P2 had immense fun finding out about Chinese New Year and experiencing some of the traditional celebrations. A massive thanks to Wei for coming in and giving the children such a rich learning experience. Safe to say they loved every minute!!

Children beginning to make a large poster of the Chinese Zodiac.

Finding out where China is on a world map.

Making red lanterns.

Adding the Chinese symbol for ‘Nian’ onto the Zodiac poster.

Cookery demonstration – how to make dumplings.

Chopstick race! Who would be first to pick up ten lids and place into a cup? This little boy was very fast!

Practising ‘Nian’ on tea-stained ‘parchment’.

P2 make dumplings.

These were absolutely delicious and went like hot….dumplings! Not one left!

The finished display.

## P2 Homework W/B 8.2.16

We will be learning about Chinese New Year this week. One of our parents, Wei, has kindly offered to come in over a few afternoons and has organised some fun and informative activities for the children. Wei has already been into school  and has told the children all about the story behind Chinese New Year. The class then made a large Chinese Zodiac display.

So, this coming week, children will be making lanterns, learning to write some Chinese characters, helping to decorate the class, making dragons and also making, cooking and tasting pork dumplings.

Thank you Wei!

Other events  this week:

Tuesday – drumming

Thursday and FridayPE as usual.

Homework this week: