P2 Homework W/B 29.1.18

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 22 ‘y’

Reading – Please check book bags as usual for reading book updates.

Scots Poems – A massive thank you to you all for the effort put into learning a poem. I have been extremely impressed so far!!! I’ll hear children recite their poems on Monday ( 29th) and have the difficult task of choosing 2 children to represent P2 at the Poetry Assembly on Thursday.

What will I be looking for? Well, confidence is a big factor and  ability to recite a whole poem from memory is desirable. Adding in expression and flair would top it all off!

NumeracySumdog – I have created a ‘Fraction- Money Mash Up’ Challenge this week. I am keeping track of the top ten players on the Sumdog leader board each week and each person is assigned points by me.

I’ll also be sending home a Numeracy Round Up sheet ( either #1 or #2) and would like these completed and handed back in next Monday please.

Topic – This week we are going to begin our study of Electricity which is a really fun topic to do. We start off by identifying electrical equipment around us, going on to power sources such as mains/batteries; being safe around electricity; and eventually exploring simple electrical circuits and making things move.

PE is on Wednesday and Thursday.

Parents Drop In – is on Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm. Come along if you’d like to see some of your child’s work and have a chat.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

Parents Evening

THURSDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 3.30-5PM

This term our parents evening will be a drop in session.  Come along with your child and let them show you around their classroom and share their learning with you.  The class teacher will be in attendance for you to ask questions or chat to about next steps.

If there are any issues that you wish to discuss in a less public setting please make an appointment with the teacher outwith this event.

P2 Homework W/B 22.1.18

Hi all,

Let’s hope that this week is a bit warmer than last week although the snow must have been great fun for the children!

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 21 ‘igh’

Reading – Please check book bags as usual for reading book updates and there is also now an extra week to practise the poems sent home last week.

Numeracy – there’s no set homework this week but, in class,  we will be working on place value to 100 and ‘bridging decades’ which follows on naturally from ‘bridging 10’. So, for example, 50 + 12 is the same as saying 50 + 10 + 2.

PE is on Wednesday and Thursday.

Thanks for your support,

Miss Sara Brunt

 

P2 Homework and News W/B 15.1.18

Hi all,

This month, the whole school is having a Scottish focus. We have been looking at where Scotland is, where Loanhead is and what makes us ‘Scottish’. This week, we’ll be reading and writing Scots poems, learning some traditional Scots vocabulary and making a class dictionary about this. Children will all choose one Scots poem to take home to read and learn from memory, if possible. Children will be encouraged to then add expression as they try and recite their poem out loud. We’ll work on this in class but must practise at home too.  I’ll be choosing two confident, expressive pupils to perform their poem at a Scots Poetry assembly the following week.

Therefore, I won’t send home a new reading book for anyone this week but keep reading through current book to the end please.

Spelling – List 20 ‘ea’

NumeracySumdog Challenge – ‘Addition within 20’ There’s a target of 250 this week as I really want the children to become quick at working out these sums. We have been working on various strategies to do this. Children have been talking about the best strategy that suits their thinking.

Money Monday will focus on change from 20p. Fraction Friday will focus on halving even ( and odd) numbers.

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

Library – Please return any books from 2017! Children may choose a new book this Friday.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

P2 Homework W/B Tuesday 9th January 2018

 

Hi all,

Happy New Year to you all and many, many thanks for all the wonderful gifts I received for Christmas. Here’s looking forward to another busy and fruitful term.

This month, our whole school will be studying Scotland and so, will be reading, writing, singing and dancing with a Scottish flair! If anyone has any favourite Scottish children’s authors/books or poems you’d like to share, please send these in.

Reading– All children will be given a new book this week, hopefully Tuesday or Wednesday.

Spelling – unless otherwise indicated, the next spelling list is List 19 ‘ay’.

Numeracy – please revise number pairs to 10 eg. 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7 etc. This week we’ll look at ‘bridging 10’ so, for example:

6 + 8 is the same as 6 + 4 (10) +4 = 14

7 + 6 is the same as 7 + 3 (10) +3 = 13

PE returns on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  Please remember to bring kits back after their holiday wash! Don’t forget indoor shoes/gym shoes!

Thank you,

Miss Sara Brunt

 

 

 

P2 Events W/B 18.12.17

**Congratulations to P1 and P2 for putting on such a marvellous nativity performance last week. We really were so proud of our pupils for fantastic singing, dancing and remembering lots of lines! **

The final week has arrived! Here is a reminder of things that are happening.

Christmas Party for P1/2 – Wednesday 20th ( after lunch). Children may bring party clothes to change into. Santa should arrive at around 2:30pm to give out his gifts to the children. Parents may come and watch!

Church – Friday 22nd- Our school will walk up to the local church for the Christmas service.

There will be no homework as such, although I have put a little challenge on Sumdog which has 50 simple data handling questions. Children will also be able to access this in school.

 

***Term ends on Friday 22nd at 12 noon***

Pupils resume on Tuesday 9th January 2018.

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018,

Miss S Brunt

 

P2 Homework and Events W/B 11.12.17

There’s just wo weeks of term left and such a lot to pack in! This week has many exciting events for the children.

Monday 11thInfant Nativity – 2pm  ” Lights, Camel, Action!” We look forward to seeing you there; our dress rehearsal was great fun and it has a real ‘feel good’ vibe to it.

Tuesday 12thHopscotch Theatre visit LHPS in the afternoon to present to P1-4,  Aladdin.                  ( Oh yes, they are!)

Wednesday 13thChristmas Jumper Day ( or T-shirt) and Christmas Lunch. Remember, P2 do not pay for their lunch but should have made their menu selection by now.

ReminderP1/2 Christmas Party is the following week on Wednesday 20th     ( different day from P3-7). If not paid already, can you hand in £1 towards cost please. Children could bring in their party clothes in a bag and change at lunch time if you like. Santa usually finds time to drop in too, to give out a small gift. Parents are welcome to watch this part but the time is yet to be confirmed ( he is such a busy man at this time of year…) It may be 2:15 0r 2:30ish or so….

Homework:

Spelling – please complete the second set of 6 ‘tricky words’ sent home last week.

Reading – continues as normal- just check bags daily for updates.

*There will be no new homework next week*

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 4.12.17

Nativity – We have a very busy week of rehearsals ahead of us with our first performance to the school on Friday! So much still to do but it’ll all be worth it in the end! Remember, the performance for families is on Monday 11th December. If you were asked to provide a costume/outfit can you please send this in ( in a labelled bag) ASAP.

Xmas Party – Thanks to all who have paid £1 towards the Xmas party and  there’s still plenty of time to hand this in.

Athletics and PE – will be on Wednesday and Thursday respectively ( though this may have to be the last week for athletics).

School Fair – It was great to see so many people at the fair and we managed to raise over £1500 profit for the school. Thanks!!

Homework –  Reading – Please continue with any reading homework as highlighted on the post-it notes in books. I may not be able to hear reading as often as I usually do due to the rehearsals this week so please support at home.

Spelling – We have finished the current phonics list and so I’ll send home ‘tricky word’ lists on Tuesday to be completed over 2 weeks ( there will be no homework at all in the final week).

Numeracy – Well done to those who took part in last week’s Sumdog challenge. I won’t set any numeracy homework now until the new term in 2018 but take any chance you can to practise arithmetic in everyday situations with your child – counting out, using money, playing board games at Christmas, using an Advent calendar and so on…

That’s all for now…I think!!

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt