P2 Parent Helpers

Hi all,

Just a reminder that the lower atrium, P1-4, are collecting items for their Christmas Eve/The Night before Christmas hamper for the Christmas Fair. In addition to this, P1/2 are also looking for anyone who would be able to give us a helping hand with the toy stall on Friday from 12:30pm – 2pm. Please do let me know if you would be interested in helping out!

Thanks,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b. 26.11.18

Hi all,

We had such a blast at Deep Sea World last week! I can’t believe we even got to meet a starfish, bearded dragon and a snake!! I will upload photos of our day when I find some time in between Nativity practice!

Children who have a speaking part in the Nativity have been given laminated lines to take home to learn and a few have been given a letter regarding some clothing that they need to complete their outfit.

Just a few dates for your diary: 

Friday 30th November – Christmas Fair from 12:30pm (The Lower Atrium is creating a Christmas Eve Hamper so donations towards this would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, P1 and P2 are collecting used toys in a good condition for the ‘Nearly New Toys’ stall). Donations can be handed in to P1, P2 or the school office.

Monday 10th December – P1/2 Nativity @ 2pm 

Wednesday 12th December – Christmas Jumper Day, Campus Christmas Lunch and P2 Carol Singing. (P2 are going to the local care home in the afternoon to do some carol singing for the residents, there will be a letter in their bag explaining more on this).

Homework for this week:

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages they should be reading on that date. Some groups will also have small lists of key words to learn alongside their books.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ck’ sound (for example, duck and rocket). The children will have a list of words containing this sound and tricky words to practise.

Numeracy: Apologies for the late distribution of the numeracy homework last week, had a few photocopying issues. This week it will be out on Tuesday for the children to complete for Friday.

Hope you all have a lovely week and I will see you on Friday at the fair,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b. 19.11.18

Hello!

******TRIP REMINDER*******

P2 are going to Deep Sea World tomorrow (Monday 19th November), all children who did not circle for a school packed lunch for the trip must remember to bring their own! Please ensure your child also has a snack, as we will be having this before we start our tour. If children are bringing money to spend in the gift shop can it please be put inside a clearly labelled wallet/purse. We are leaving school at 9:15am and will be arriving back for around 3pm. It’s going to be a really fun day!

This week is also Book Week, if your child has a book at home that they are enjoying, they can bring this in for the school’s DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) sessions that will be happening multiple times a day. If not, then we have a wide variety of books in our class library that they can pick from.

On Thursday 22nd November, it is ‘dress up as a character day’! Children are encouraged to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character. I can’t wait to see what they all dress up as – I’m still in the middle of making mine!

At the end of the week, a letter was put into your child’s bookbag about Nativity. It detailed who got what parts and asks if anyone could spare any help with costumes!

A week on Friday (Friday 30th November), it will be the Christmas Fair and P1/2 are looking for donations of any unwanted toys that are in good condition for the toy stall.

We also have the library on Friday, so just a gentle reminder that all school library books should be returned this week!

Homework:

Spelling: There will be no spelling homework this week as we will be having a revision week of the sounds we have learned so far.

Reading: Please check your child’s reading record for the pages that have to be read on that date. Spots will be given a worksheet to complete alongside their non-fiction book ‘Romans’.

Numeracy: Children will be given another BIG Maths numeracy worksheet to complete this week.

If you have any questions about anything happening this week then please don’t hesitate to catch me at the end of the day or drop me an email.

Thank you for all your support,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b 12.11.18

Hi all,

P2 are going on a trip to Deep Sea World on Monday 19th November, please complete and bring back the permission letter as soon as possible this week. It is going to be a really fun trip and a great way to end our Seashore Topic! Mrs Wallace, Mrs Tobyn and I are going with the children. There is a gift shop there and children can bring money to spend there if they wish – if so can it be put into a named wallet/purse please. If you have questions about the trip then please don’t hesitate to catch me at the end of the day or email; L.Waller@mgfl.net 

In addition to the children having P.E on a Tuesday and Thursday, they are going to have a 4 week block of athletics on a Monday afternoon. This is running from Monday 12th November until Monday 3rd December. Please ensure that your child has their full P.E kit so they can take part!

Well done to all the children in their fantastic auditions for the Nativity! All speaking parts have been allocated and these children have taken home their lines to learn, please support your child in learning these lines.

Last week, P2 started learning about money with Mrs Wallace so we have created a shop area in the atrium for them to explore this through play. In addition, please encourage the exposure to money at home, maybe through buying something at the shop or counting coins at home.

Homework

Reading: Check your child’s green reading record for the pages to be read each day. Alongside this, please encourage your child to read a variety of other books to help their reading become stronger. Some groups will have non-fiction books starting this week, they will also have a worksheet to complete alongside it.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ss/zz’ sound. Therefore their spelling list will contain these sounds and tricky words.

Numeracy: There will be another numeracy worksheet for the children to complete, it will be the same layout as the one last week, including a variety of questions.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b 5.11.18

Hello,

The children have their flu vaccinations tomorrow, Monday 5th November.

Also, Nativity will kickstart tomorrow with some auditions! The children will have the opportunity to audition for a speaking part in the Nativity. We will also begin learning the songs this week, too.

Homework for this week:

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ll’ sound, therefore the spelling list will contain words with this sound.

Numeracy: Please complete the BIG Maths worksheet that is in your child’s bookbag. It contains a variety of numeracy questions (halving, addition, and subtraction).

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

 

P2 Homework w.b 29.10.18

Hi all,

Just a gentle reminder that your child should be bringing their book bag to school every day so they have their reading books, and we can put any letters etc in them.

This week I will be going over the children’s keywords for their reading stage (these were the words that were sent home last week). Therefore, children may come home with a new stage book next week.

Homework for this week:

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ff’ sound, therefore their spelling list will have words containing this sound. Please support your child in learning these by writing them into their spelling jotter and practising other activities that are suggested in their jotter.

Reading: Reading pages will be written into their reading records. I will also be putting in a reading strategy bookmark into the children’s book bags. We have tried most of these strategies during our reading groups, so children should be familiar with them. These strategies can be used when the children are stuck with a word in their book. (For example, Chunky Monkey – split the word into manageable chunks and then blend together, flat –  fl-at).

From next week onwards, the children will also be given a numeracy task to complete each week.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b 21/10/18

Hi all,

I hope you are having a lovely, restful holiday and I can’t wait to see you all again on Tuesday.

Please remember to give your child their P.E kit on Tuesday as we have P.E that day.

The children had their harvest assembly on Friday and it went so well! They had a lot of fun performing it for the whole school. I will post pictures from it this week once I am back in school.

Here is the homework for the coming week;

Reading: Please read the pages that have been written in your child’s green reading record for that date. Children will also be given a list of words to learn. These lists will be the key words that are for the stage they are reading at – the words will appear frequently in their books. Please support your child in learning these words, they can do activities like the ones suggested for their spelling homework to help. Children must be able to read these words quickly in order to move up a stage in their reading books.

Spelling: This week we will still be looking at short vowel sounds (for example,  tap and cat). Therefore, their spelling list will contain a mix of tricky words and days of the week.

It has been so lovely hearing all of the children’s seashore talks, they have worked so hard on them. We had such a hectic week last week with the harvest assembly that we will hear the rest of the talks this week.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b 8/10/18

Hi all,

Just a gentle reminder that the seashore talks are to be ready for Wednesday so the children can share them this week before the holidays.

P1/2 have their Harvest Assembly on Friday, so it is going to be a busy week of practising and making costumes. Children who have been picked for speaking parts will receive their lines home to learn this week!

Spelling: This week we will be learning the short vowel sounds so the spelling list will contain some days of the week and tricky words to practise.

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages they have to complete this week for homework.

Numeracy: This term we have been focusing on numbers to 100 and the numbers that come before, after and in between. Please help your children with counting forwards and backwards from 100 but not always starting at the same number. For example, start at 60 and count backward to 30 etc.

Parents Evening:

Wednesday – Parents Evening from 17:30

Thursday – Parents Evening from 15:30

I will send the children’s PE kits home this week for washing. These have to be returned on Tuesday 22nd October, when the children return, for PE on this day.

Finally, the half-term break is almost here! We finish at the usual time of 12:25pm. I wish you all a safe and fun half term break.

Thank you for all your support this term,

Miss Lauren Waller