P2 Homework W/B 21.3.16

  • 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)

ThursdayEaster 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!

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 14.3.16

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,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework and Events W/B 29.2.16 **please see amended post!


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.

P2 Homework W/B 22.2.16

Events this week:

Tuesday – Parents ‘Drop In’ from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Pop in, with your child, to see his/her work, visit the classroom and have a quick chat with me, if you wish.

Thursday and Friday – PE as usual. Can you please check your child’s footwear for PE (for good fit and wear and tear). Thanks.

Homework: Remember, some children are given their homework for the week on a Monday, some on Tuesdays.

  • Reading – Check green homework bags for books, updates etc.
  • Spelling/Handwriting – this week, the sound focus is ‘ou’ as in ‘our’ and ‘out’.
  • New topic – Energy and Electricity ( no homework, this is just for your information)

Thank you,

Miss Brunt


P2 Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016


In the week beginning the 8th February, P2 had immense fun finding out about Chinese New Year and experiencing some of the traditional celebrations. A massive thanks to Wei for coming in and giving the children such a rich learning experience. Safe to say they loved every minute!!


Children beginning to make a large poster of the Chinese Zodiac.


Finding out where China is on a world map.


Making red lanterns.

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Adding the Chinese symbol for ‘Nian’ onto the Zodiac poster.


Cookery demonstration – how to make dumplings.


Chopstick race! Who would be first to pick up ten lids and place into a cup? This little boy was very fast!


Practising ‘Nian’ on tea-stained ‘parchment’.

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P2 make dumplings.


These were absolutely delicious and went like hot….dumplings! Not one left!


The finished display.


P2 Homework W/B 8.2.16



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We will be learning about Chinese New Year this week. One of our parents, Wei, has kindly offered to come in over a few afternoons and has organised some fun and informative activities for the children. Wei has already been into school  and has told the children all about the story behind Chinese New Year. The class then made a large Chinese Zodiac display.

So, this coming week, children will be making lanterns, learning to write some Chinese characters, helping to decorate the class, making dragons and also making, cooking and tasting pork dumplings.

Thank you Wei!

Other events  this week:

Tuesday – drumming

Thursday and FridayPE as usual.

Homework this week:

Reading – we will continue with our ORT books but there will also be an additional ‘Reading for Information’ task sent home. This is a sheet about the ‘Year of the Monkey‘. Please assist your child as necessary.

Spelling/handwriting – this week the sound focus is ‘ew‘.

Numeracy – Two tasks to try!

  1. Sumdog Challenge – ‘P2 Round Up Challenge’ This covers a variety of themes covered so far. 100 points to collect.
  2. Chinese Dragon Maths Game‘ – search for ‘Top Marks Chinese New Year‘ online. Scroll down to the box titled ‘Chinese New Year Activities’. At the top, you should see the dragon game. Have a play with sequencing and ordering. Choose a level you feel confident with. This site has lots of other exciting ideas on it if you are interested in finding out more about the Chinese New Year.

**Remember that school breaks up for ‘The February Week’ this Friday and collect children at 12:15pm on Friday as normal. **

Thanks in advance,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 1.2.16

Homework this week-

Spelling/Handwriting – the focus sound is ‘ow’ as in snow, show, throw etc.

Reading – New books when appropriate- see post-it notes in books for homework reading practice. Thanks to all who practised their poems last week.

  • Breaking news….P2 are going to have the opportunity to write a new ‘Biff and Chip’ story for a competition to celebrate 30 years of the Oxford Reading Tree.

Numeracy– Just a ‘Sumdog’ challenge this week, ‘P2 add and subtract’. I have reduced the number of questions for each challenge recently and the participation rate from pupils has since soared! Thanks to all who have taken part.

Events this week:

Thursday and FridayPE

Friday – Library

More breaking news…P2 will draw pictures to decorate our local Loanhead library which is holding a ‘Love Your Library’ day this Saturday, 6th February.

Towards the end of this week, we are going to start learning about ‘Chinese New Year’. Next week, one of our parents has very kindly offered to come in to do various activities with the class, over a few days,  to celebrate Chinese New Year. One of the activities will be to make and cook traditional Chinese pork dumplings and the children can try to use chopsticks. Please let me know if your child should not try one of these dumplings.

Thanks in advance,

Miss Brunt