P2 Events W/B 26.3.18

Hi all,

This term seems to have flown past and we are now starting the final week before the Easter holidays. A reminder that school finishes up on Thursday at 3:15pm.

Children will be asked to bring PE kits and indoor shoes home to check/wash/ repair/replace for the new term, starting on Tuesday 17th April.

There will be no new homework this week apart from finishing current reading books. I’ll collect the red spelling jotters in on Monday. We were doing assessments last week and so, I did not hear all the reading that I usually do.

Events:

Monday – wear something purple to show support for our ‘epilepsy awareness’ day. It can be something very small like a hairband or watch or bigger, like a T-shirt.

PE – will be on Tuesday and possibly Thursday, if I can get a hall in the morning.

Wednesday – The school gardener Paulo will be back to work with P2 to pot up sunflower seedlings.

Thursday – We’ll have an Easter activity morning, including crafts/games and the P7 House Captains, have organised a ‘carrot hunt’ for each class. Then, it’s off to church in the afternoon for the traditional Easter service with Mr Duffin.

 

Topic– we’ll finish up our topic on electricity. Last week, children investigated conductors and insulators. Next term, we’ll have topics on the seashore, a local study and Health Week.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 19.3.18 *Edited*

Hi all,

*I forgot to say, in my original post, that the school photographer will be in on Wednesday to take class photos.

Homework this week:

Spelling – ‘al’. Please complete homework in red jotters unless children do ‘alternative’ work and show me.

Reading – as normal – check post-it notes please. Please ensure your child reads aloud regularly ( if not daily)  to you- it is vital at this stage, it really is!

Maths– I’ve put a ‘Graphs, Charts and Tables’ challenge on Sumdog – 100 points to earn. This involves data handling. Have a go!

Gardening – Children will have their last session on Friday but have had lots of fun with Paulo, building ‘plant towers’ by recycling water bottles. Results and pictures to follow at a later date.

Topic– P2 have LOVED exploring circuits as part of the electricity project, quite literally having ‘lightbulb’ moments! Children have discovered how to make fans and buzzers work and how to make a lightbulb glow brighter. This week, we’ll find out about insulators and conductors.

Two weeks to go until the Easter holiday so I’ll make this week the last one for homework!

Thanks,

S.Brunt

 

P2 Homework W/B 12.3.18

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 28 ‘oy’

Reading – as usual ; check post-it notes please.

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

Gardener – Our school gardener Paulo was out last Friday and all children planted seeds in pots. The ground has been too frozen to plant anything outside. Paulo has asked if children can bring in empty plastic juice/water bottles ( 2 L would be great) so that they can construct bottle towers for germinating seeds in. Bottles are required by this Friday.

Library – children can choose new books this Friday so need to return their last one.

 

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 5.3.18

Hi all!

It’s good to be back to normal after quite an unexpected break! I hope everyone’s well and all coped with the weather!  I, for one, was snowed in until Sunday and,  living out ‘in the sticks’ , I certainly valued the support and sense of community from my neighbours- making sure we all had supplies, heating and even helping our farmer neighbour to locate and dig out sheep in very deep snowdrifts! Lots to tell the children as, I’m sure, they’ll have lots to tell me!

Anyway, back to business…

Spelling this week – please continue on with the next list (27. oi) and we’ll catch up in class for anything missed last week.

Reading – will pick up from last week. Check post-it notes.

No numeracy/maths homework – we just need time to catch up from last week.

Topic– electricity continued. Hopefully we can play with simple circuits this week, making a bulb light up.

PE – Wed and Thurs.

Gardener – we should work with the school gardener Paulo on Friday this week. We had to postpone recently as the ground was too hard to plant fruit trees.

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt

 

 

 

P2 Homework W/B 26.2.18

Hi all,

Here is the homework list this week:

Spelling – List 26 ‘ow‘ as in owl/how

Reading – continues as normal – please  ensure you listen to your child read most days. Thanks.

Mathsmeasuring length – we have been looking at the language of length – long/short, longer/shorter, longest/shortest etc. We have measured objects using cubes as units. This week, we’ll continue this theme and will try measuring using cm. I’ll send home a measuring task mid week.

World Book Day – is on Thursday and Mr Buchan has organised lots of in-school activities for us to do but there is no requirement to dress up for this.

ParentPay – we have a new online system in school to register payments and keep track of lunches etc. As P2 don’t pay for lunches, it’s merely a matter of recording choices, which I do first thing in the morning, along with the register. Can you make sure that your child is in school on time please.

Also, to remind you that if you are late picking your child up at 3:15, your child will be taken along to the office.

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 19.2.18

Hi all,

Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Hopefully we’ll start to see signs of Spring soon!

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 25  ( ou as in out) . New spelling lists will be sent home.

Reading – continues as normal.

Numeracy – Sumdog Challenge ‘P2 Money Challenge’.

If possible, can you give your child  some change to play with; 1ps, 2ps, 5ps, 10ps and 20ps.  Counting money and working out change  is a fantastic way to practise adding and subtracting in a real life context.

Thanks to all who completed the rugby problem solving task.  I’ll send home a little ‘solution’ slip with the marked homework.

Topic – Electricity /Winter Olympics

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

Request – If you have any ‘junk’ spare, can you send this in please. Items such as cereal packets, kitchen roll tubes ( NOT toilet roll tubes please) small boxes, lids etc. P1 and P2 will have a ‘junk’ table to encourage construction/design/creativity and problem solving skills.

**Reminder** – Can you please check that snacks/lunches sent in, do not contain nuts or nut derivatives. We do have children in school with severe nut allergies. Thank you.

Learning Pit- 

We have been discussing the ‘Learning Pit’ concept and making our own display in class. As you can see, this concept encourages children to persevere through challenges and find ways to solve problems. If you hear your child talking about the Learning Pit, you’ll now know what they mean! This ‘Language of Learning’ will be a big focus across the school this term.

Finally, P2 will be working with our school gardener Paul on Friday morning.

Thanks,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 12.2.18

Hi all,

As it’s only a 3 day week for the children, pupils will only have reading to do at home.

We’ll study the final spelling list 24 in class and try a dictation of it on Wednesday. So, no spelling at home this week.

After the wee break, however, can all pupils try and hand their completed spelling in on a Friday morning. I only had about 80% of the class doing their homework last week.

Numeracy– we’ll continue with place value up to 100  ( and even 1000) and problem solving. At home, children may want to try  a great maths website we use quite a bit called ‘Top Marks‘ (maths). It’s free! Choose ‘Learning Games‘ and pick 5-7 year old categories. We have been using the counting, ordering, sequencing and place value options. Children should remember the games we’ve played. I usually let them choose their own level.

Thanks to all who have handed in their rugby problem solving sheet- there have been various solutions declared so we’ll go over it in class tomorrow!

PE – Wednesday

Thursday and Friday are holidays for all pupils. All resume on Monday 19th Feb.

Thanks,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 5.2.18

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Reading as normal– check book bags for updates. Thanks so much to all children who learned part of or all of their Scottish poem. I really was very impressed!

Spelling – List 23

Numeracy/maths – No new Sumdog challenge but in class, we will be working on numbers to 100 this week – writing, ordering, sequencing and breaking numbers down into tens and units.

However! There is a problem solving task coming home, based on the Six Nations Rugby Tournament. Children will probably need help with this.

In the next few weeks, along  with a topic on electricity, we’ll also be taking inspiration from the Winter Olympics to base some of our maths and numeracy on.

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

Thanks,

Miss Brunt