Homework this week:
I will send home a booklet containing 10X10 word lists, covering 100 common words. This week, children should learn the first two lists and one list per week thereafter. The booklet has instructions on the front. Effectively, there are nine weeks worth of spelling homework, which will take us right up to the summer holidays!
Please keep the booklet in the green homework bag.
Reading as usual (though expect this one day later due to the Monday holiday).
Thanks for all the fractions homework over the last two weeks.
Homework this week: issued on Tuesday.
Spelling/Handwriting – this week the spelling focus is ‘aw’ as in saw, paw etc.
Reading as normal – check the green homework bags daily.
Numeracy – Fractions Worksheet
No Sumdog challenge this week.
PE is on Thursday and Friday. Children have been running 5-8 minutes daily over the last couple of weeks and already we can see a difference in stamina, technique and agility! Keep it up, P2!
We have just come to the end of a topic about electricity. This covered being safe around electricity and making simple circuits. Here follows a few photos of activities we did. The children really seemed to enjoy themselves.
Spinning art – a card disc spins on a motor. The girls here use pens to mark the disc as it spins. The fun bit is when the spinning stops and the pattern can be revealed!
Testing materials for conductivity and recording findings.
Sorting items into groups- does the item only use mains power, or only battery power or can it use both? The hoops were used as sets.
Recording thoughts onto a Venn diagram.
Look! We can make two bulbs light!
I’ll be your fan! Using a motor and propeller to make a working fan.
(Edited post on 18.4.16)
We will be starting a new topic called ‘Local Study’ and over the next few days, will start looking at simple maps and plans, mainly of the school and its grounds to begin with.
Our electricity topic has finished and the children really seemed to enjoy this. Photos to follow later this week.
Homework this week ( issued Tuesdays to Tuesdays from now on).
Reading – as usual, check the green homework bags for updates.
Spelling – au…as in sauce, pause, haunt etc.
Numeracy – Fractions Worksheet on Tuesday
We are regularly revising our ‘LearnIts’ and are now making links between counting in 1s and 10s, 2s and 20s, 3s and 30s. Also, doubling, halving, the concept of multiplication (2x 5x 10x) and fractions.
Sumdog Challenge – Please try ‘P2 Summer Term Challenge’#1…75 questions to answer. Good luck!
Welcome back to all, hope the Easter break was relaxing and fun. I’m looking forward to the summer term and hopefully, lots of decent weather to get us out and about.
This week, we will finish up our Electricity project with investigations into conducting and insulating materials. I am going to post a collage of photos of our activities once the topic is finished.
The next topic is going to be a Local Study and will involve using/making maps, finding out lots about Loanhead and hopefully culminate in a wee exhibition of our work. If you or anyone in your family have lived for a long time in Loanhead and would like to come in and share your memories of ‘Old Loanhead’ with us, please let me know. We will also take a look at the mining history of the town. I will keep you posted with more information as the topic unfolds.
Homework – I have decided to issue everyone’s homework on Tuesdays from now on as this term sees two Monday holidays. So, homework will generally run Tuesday to Tuesday. This week, the spelling focus is ‘er’ as in number, letter, offer and so on. See reading folders from Tuesday for updates. Maths/numeracy homework will start next week.
‘Ten minute tootle’ – We are going to trial a daily 5-10 minute run/power walk outdoors unless the weather is extremely inclement. The aim is to build up stamina and also provide a ‘brain break’ from tasks.
Outdoor learning – I am really keen for the children to learn outdoors when feasible. For example, one maths focus this term will be measuring and doing this outdoors is ideal. It might be an idea for children to have sun protection, especially on forecasted hot days ( hats, light long sleeved tops, sun cream they can apply themselves etc).
Thanks for your support,
- Time seems to be flying by and we are already at the week before the Easter holidays! Egg-citing!
Events this week –
Wednesday – 11:15am Cahon Drumming Performance by P1, P2, P5 and P6. Parents, you are welcome to come and watch.
– Church visit (pm)
Thursday – Easter Fun Activity Day where P1 and P2 will collaborate on various tasks. PE Please note that term finishes at 2:50pm.
- Spelling/Handwriting sheet
- Reading – we will just finish our books from last week as we have so many extra activities on this week . So, no new books this week but please encourage your child to read over the holidays.
- Sumdog – P2 Shape Challenge – just a wee one this week, only 50 points to collect.
Happy Easter everyone!
Events this week:
Monday – Class Photos
– Drumming practice
Thursday and Friday – PE
Thursday – Easter Disco (eve)
Reading as usual – check green homework bags.
Spelling/Handwriting– the focus is ‘oy’ as in boy, toy…
Maths – Sumdog ‘Spring Challenge’.
Topic – Electrical circuits – see http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/electricity.htm for some online electricity games. I found ‘ Electric Circuits’ by Hyperstaffs to have fun activities on it. (Scroll down to the first one on the fourth row)
Thanks for your support,
World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March and we will be celebrating by participating in reading activities such as…
- Extreme reading! – Pupils to bring in a book (or books) of their choice to stop and read at any point of the day, when the ‘extreme reading bell’ rings!
- Dressing up as a favourite book character on Thursday** Sorry, meant FRIDAY!!!! Miss B!
- Designing book covers
- Talking about our favourite books to the class
- School Library on Friday ( remember to return current books please)
Homework this week:
Spelling/Handwriting focus is ‘ow’ as in now, cow etc…
Reading – ongoing – check green folders daily for updates
Numeracy – a ‘Numeracy Round Up’ sheet should be sent home on Monday 29.2.16. One week to complete this please.
– A new Sumdog challenge has been set – ” P2 Mega Mash-up Maths Challenge W/B 29.2.16 ” – this tests a variety of maths and numeracy covered so far.
Topic– just a reminder that we are looking at types of energy and electricity over the next week or so.