P2 Homework w.b. 21.1.19

Hello!

Well done to all the children who took the time to learn one of the Scottish poems that I sent home last week, it was lovely to hear them recite it to the class!

Homework for the week:

Reading – Please check your child’s reading record for the pages that have to be read that night. Alongside their reading book, please encourage your child to read something that they enjoy too. Fluency and confidence in reading improves with the more children read.

Spelling – We are continuing to learn about bossy ‘e’, with our sound o_e this week. Spelling lists will contain words with this sound.

Writing – To support the children in expanding their vocabulary within their writing, I will be giving out a writing task each week. This will also go out on Tuesday but does not have to be back until Monday of the following week. I will also give the children a jotter to complete this work in.

Thank you for all your support in this new term.

Have a lovely week!

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b. 14.1.19

Hi all,

Homework will be sent out this week – as usual, it will go out on Tuesday and should be completed by Friday.

Reading: The pages will be written into your child’s reading record. I write the whole week of reading into these records so please check the date on the night you are reading.

Spelling: On Monday the children will recap bossy ‘e’ with a (a_e) and then we will move on to bossy e with i (i_e). Spelling lists this week will contain i_e words and tricky words.

Poetry: The children will also bring home a Scots poem to learn for the end of the week. On Monday there will be two poems that the children can choose from and take home to learn. On Friday the children will recite their poems to class and two pupils will then be chosen to represent P2 in the Scottish Poetry Competition at the school assembly on Friday 25th January.

If anyone has any clean and empty packaging boxes that P1/2 could use for junk modelling then it would be greatly appreciated!! The children love making things out of old cereal boxes, yoghurt pots etc. Thank you.

PE this week will be on Monday instead of Tuesday but it will go back to Tuesday next week!

Have a lovely week,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b. 7.1.19

Hi all,

Happy New Year to you all!! I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday, it sounds like the children have had so much fun over the Christmas period.

We are just easing ourselves back in this week by recapping phonics and numeracy before starting new sounds and topics next week. Therefore, there is no homework this week and it will resume next Tuesday.

This week is Scottish Week, so we have lots of fun things planned – today we read Katie Morag and spoke about the differences between the Isle of Struay (where she lives) and Loanhead.

Wednesday – We are looking at different places we can go and visit in Scotland.

Thursday – Edinburgh Castle

Friday – Scottish songs

For the assembly on Friday, the children will be learning two songs this week; Auld Lang Syne and Flower of Scotland. We will be practising them during class time but do feel free to sing them at home too!

On Friday the lower atrium (P1-4) will be having a Scottish themed party. If your child has any tartan clothing then they can wear this on Friday. If not, then school uniform should be worn as normal.

Have a fabulous week and I’m looking forward to working with you all again this term,

Miss Lauren Waller

 

P2 w.b. 17.12.18

Here we are at the last week before the holidays and there is plenty on to keep us busy!

There will be no homework this week and I will be keeping the bookbags at school over the holidays so I can organise homework for the first weeks back.

Last week for library book returns – please make sure your child has returned their library book before the holidays. 

On Thursday the children will be taking their P.E kits home so they can be washed and ready for the new term in January.

Party – On Wednesday the children have their party, just a gentle reminder that the cost of this party is £2 for your child. Children can also bring in clothes to get changed into at the end of lunchtime. Santa is coming at 2:30pm and you’re more than welcome to join for a photo!

Last Day of Term – There is a Christmas assembly at the church on Friday, led by Mr Duffin. The children will be leaving school around 9am and been asked to bring one item to donate to a local foodbank. They will be carrying this item with them on the walk to church.

School finishes at 12pm on Friday and the children return on Tuesday 8th January. 

We had a fabulous time on Wednesday at our carol singing and the residents really enjoyed it. We even got a request at the end for Baby Shark! This week the children will be making Christmas cards for the residents!

I cannot thank you enough for all of your support this term, and I cannot wait to see what the next term holds.

I wish you all a fun and safe Christmas and New Year!

Miss Lauren Waller

 

P2 Homework w.b. 10.12.18

Only two weeks left! I can’t quite believe just how quickly this term has gone.

Just a gentle reminder that children should bring in the payment of £2 in a named envelope for their Christmas party as soon as possible, please. Can children also bring back their school library books before the holidays too, please.

Another reminder of a few things that are happening over the last 2 weeks..

Monday 10th December – P1/2 Nativity for Parents @ 2pm.

Wednesday 12th December – Campus Christmas Lunch, Christmas Jumper Day and P2 Carol Singing at Local Care Home. (If you wish you can bring a donation for Radio Forth – Mission Christmas for wearing a Christmas Jumper). 

Wednesday 19th December – P1/2 Christmas Party (Children can bring a change of party clothes to change into at lunchtime if they wish). Mr Claus is visiting the children around 2:30pm and you are more than welcome to come and join us for a wonderful photo opportunity!

Friday 21st December – Christmas Service at the Church in the morning and last day of term. Finish @ 12pm.

If anyone would like to join us on the walk down to the church and for the service, then please let me know as it would be greatly appreciated.

This is the final week for homework this week.

Reading: Continues as normal, check your child’s reading record for the pages. This week we are talking about the reading skill of predicting. When reading encourage your child to try and predict what will happen in the story.

Spelling: We are starting to learn about magic ‘e’ this week and will be looking at ‘a_e’ (magic e changing the sound of a). Spelling lists this week will contain words with the magic ‘e’ and tricky words.

Have a lovely week,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b 3.12.18

Hi all,

Just a reminder that Panto is tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 5th) and its Beauty and the Beast! In addition to this, the P1/P2 children have been invited to watch St Margaret’s Nativity tomorrow morning too, so a lovely treat for us.

Just another reminder about a few dates to remember..

Monday 10th December – P1/2 Nativity at 2pm.

Wednesday 12th December – Christmas campus lunch, Christmas jumper day and carol singing at the local care home.

Wednesday 19th December – P1/2 Christmas Party (Children can bring a change of clothes to change into at lunchtime)

Friday 21st December – Last day of term

Homework for this week.

Reading – Continues as normal, check your child’s reading record for the pages to be read on that day.

Spelling – This week we are revising short and long vowels. The spelling list is titled ‘colours’, this is the one to practise this week.

Children also received a letter about the lunch choices for the campus Christmas lunch next week, please can you ensure that this is filled in and returned by Friday 7th December so the kitchen staff have plenty of notice.

The lower atrium love to get crafty and make many things so we would love if anyone has any clean and empty boxes/containers that the children could use for junk modelling. Please note for any packaging that may have contained nuts.

Hope you have a great week,

Miss Lauren Waller

 

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