P2 Homework and Events W/B 23.1.17

Events this week:

Poetry Recital and Lower Atrium Scots Afternoon– To celebrate Burns Day on the 25th, all pupils have chosen a Scottish poem to read and recite. Children will be invited to recite/read their chosen poem to the class on Monday (23rd). Two children will then be chosen to recite/read their poem to the whole school on Wednesday morning, along with two children from each class.

In the afternoon of Wednesday (25th) our Lower Atrium (P1-4) will have a Scots afternoon, involving dancing, singing and of course, some snacks!  If your child has anything ‘Scottish’ to wear to this event, they are welcome to wear it. We realise this is short notice so we don’t want anyone going to any trouble to source anything for this – it’s not a prerequisite and we hope the children will simply enjoy the experience of an informal wee ceilidh.

Spelling – There is a new spelling list for the next 6 weeks coming home on Monday (though some children have other specified spelling home). So, it’s List 19 ‘ay’. Children can be reminded that this is a ‘long a’ sound; one of the long vowel sounds alongside ai and a-e. I will also send home a sheet with squared grids on so that children can practise their spelling using Criss Cross or make a Wordsearch for someone at home to solve! Children have tried this in class so should be familiar with this. It’s just another way to try to learn spellings. See examples below using ‘wh’ words.

Reading – will continue as normal.

Maths – Sumdog Challenge‘P2 Days, Months, Clocks’ continues our theme on time. 75 coins to collect – give it a go P2!

TopicElectricity continues. Last week, children were given the challenge of creating simple circuits and had actual ‘lightbulb’ moments!! I’m going to create a separate post about this next week with pictures, to show the process of discovery children experienced when asked to solve problems! Safe to say they loved this!

Miss Brunt

 

 

 

P2 Homework W/B 16.1.17

P2 homework this week:-

Spelling – List 18 – wh– ( unless specified otherwise)

Reading – ongoing

Maths (Time) – continue to learn the months of the year in order and also the days of the week. The children have been having fun taking part in the ‘Month Mountain’ challenge!

Scottish Month – As January is the month to reflect on Robert Burns, our  school is taking part in Scottish activities. Thus, we have decided to run a school poetry recital competition. Children will get a choice of poems to try and learn one from and perform from memory. I’ll send home a poetry sheet on Wednesday for one poem to be learned by next Monday. Two children from each class will be chosen to go forward to the recital final on Wednesday 25th January.

TopicElectricity continues. Last week, we sorted items by power sources  ( mains or batteries or both). This week, we’ll investigate how simple circuits work.

Show and Tell – Week 2 Rota

Library – begins again this Friday. Please note, only children who have returned their previous book will be able to borrow a new book.

Thanks,

Miss Brunt

P2 News and Homework W/B 9.1.17

Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all!

This new term is packed with various  events and fun learning opportunities. Over the next few weeks, there’ll be a ‘Scottish’ feel to it as we study our culture linked to Burns Day. We’ll continue our topic on electricity and link this in with the toys and games played with over the festive period. We’ll continue to study a new sound each week but will also take time to revise the sounds learned so far in P2. Reading will continue with Oxford Reading Tree at its core but there will be opportunities for reading some Scottish poetry and fiction. There will be some maths/numeracy homework each week from now on so look out for this.

‘Housekeeping’

Just a reminder that every pupil should have a change of indoor shoes, a full PE kit and all items of clothing clearly labelled. PE should return to the normal days of Tuesday and Thursday.

Homework set should be completed in time and handed in ( spelling should be done for Friday mornings but numeracy/ reading will have different dates set). It’s very important to establish a good homework routine in P2 to set children up for later years. We try our best to ensure that homework is relevant, meaningful, manageable and not too onerous! It also provides a link between home and school and informs you as to what is being focused on each week.

Homework this week:

Spelling – (unless otherwise notified) – List 17 Magic ‘e’ – u-e .

Reading – We’ll pick up where we left off before Christmas. Check reading bags daily for updates.

Maths – Time – Calendar Months – simply learn the months in order. It’s useful to learn the months in blocks of three and then build them up. So, January/February/March……April/May/June……July/August/September….. October/November/December. …….and then we’ll learn them in French!

Thanks, as always, for your support,

Miss Brunt

 

P2 Homework and 2 Week Events Reminder 12.12.16

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This is a posting to cover the final two weeks of term as it is such a busy time for all. I probably won’t post next week ( unless I have forgotten something!)

Homework-

Reading–  We will just finish the books we already have and no new book will be issued until January. In class we will be doing other reading tasks which do not involve homework. Please do, however, encourage your child to keep reading a variety of texts over the holidays- comics, annuals, Christmas/winter stories etc.

Spelling – this is the final week of spelling homework – List 16 ‘magic e’ (o-e). I will be checking the green jotters to mark last week’s homework later in the week.

Sumdog – I will put on a P2 Christmas 2016 Challenge for those who wish to participate. This will start running from Tuesday.

Events and Reminders – I’ve just listed dates that you need to know about but there are other in-school events such as campus sing-a-longs, House Team singing contests, Christmas activity days and much more also happening!

Talent Show

The campus talent show final is on Thursday 22nd. Only two acts from each class go through. Therefore, I will be holding P2 talent auditions on the morning of Tuesday 20th December. If your child needs music, they need to bring this in themselves. Let me know in advance if your child needs any other equipment ( gym mats, etc!)

Nativity – Monday 12th December (Doors open at 1:15pm)

The nativity performance is upon us…rehearsals have gone well. The children have worked extremely hard…all that we need now is…you!

We have asked that only two adults per child attend please. We know this can be difficult but with a cast of 49 children, the space in the hall soon fills up. No tickets required.

Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 14th

Most children have filled in the green slip about what they would like for the Christmas lunch. If you haven’t done so, please do. Children may bring a packed lunch if they prefer.

Christmas Party – Tuesday 20th ( after lunch) Cost £1

(Talent show auditions am)

P1 and P2 are having their party together. Children may wear their party clothes all day ( bear in mind they will go out to play break and lunch) or they can change into their party gear at lunchtime. We have a special visit from Santa planned at about 2:15pm, at which time you are warmly invited to attend to watch the excitement!

Thursday 22nd – Campus Talent Show Final

Friday 23rd – CHURCH service

***END OF TERM – 12 NOON***

All resume Monday 9th January 2017…which leaves me to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Miss Brunt

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P1/2 Nativity 12/12/16

Primary 1 and 2 will perform their nativity play on Monday 12th December. Parents and carers of P1 and P2 are invited to the performance but please note: only 2 adults per family. Well behaved toddlers who can sit on an adults knee are welcome. Doors will be open from approximately 1:15pm and the performance will start at 1:30pm.

P2 Homework W/B 5.12.16

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 15 ‘magic e’  i-e

Reading – check markers for updates- will catch up on groups this week!

Events this week:

Wednesday – Hopscotch Theatre to visit school to perform a pantomime.

Friday – Nativity Dress Rehearsal in front of school.

– Return library books please

 

FYI…Talent Show – organised by the House Captains- Best two acts from each class go through to the final on Thursday 22nd December. If your child wants to enter, he/she should start practising now! Bring in own music if required. Audition date ( held in class) to be confirmed.

Thanks,

Miss Brunt

 

P2 Homework W/B 28.11.16

Homework this week:

SpellingNew sheet. Ignore the first list. Go onto List 14 a-e. We call this ‘Magic e’. The ‘e’ at the end of the word turns the short vowel sound into a long vowel sound.

Reading – please send in book bags daily. Time for reading this week will be a bit more limited as we have full nativity rehearsals and the school fair to prepare for. However, please continue to check the post-it markers for updates.

Topic – We have started a topic on electricity. Last week, we talked about power/energy and looked around for items that were powered by electricity. This week , we’ll find out more about being safe around electricity.

Events this week –

PE – please have kits in daily as normal hall timetables are suspended just now. We will have PE this week at some point and also Scottish Country Dancing practice. Last week, P1 and P2 joined together to be introduced to country dancing with a visiting teaching student who happened to be a pipe player!

Friday – School Christmas Fair– from 12 noon onwards – info to follow about pick up arrangements for your child. If any parents can help at our toy stall, please let me know ASAP.

Friday -SSPCA  visit to address the school at assembly.

Friday – Library

Thanks,

Miss Brunt