P2c learning – 11.10.19

Welcome to Mr Cursiter who has joined us from Dundee University. He will be working with P2c until the end of November.

Exploring independent learning –  ask us what skills we were developing.

We took our learning outside for another adventurous session with  outdoor loose parts.

Play is “essential to the health and well-being of children and promotes the
development of creativity, imagination, self-confidence, self-efficacy, as well as physical,
social, cognitive and emotional strength and skills.”
(Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2013)

When children interact with loose parts, they enter a world of ‘what if’ that promotes
the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Loose parts
enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense
of adventure and excitement to children’s play (Daly and Beloglovsky, 2015).



Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. Everyone should now have received their ‘Reading Rockets’ to support reading. New books will come home w/b 27.10


  • We have been doing reading in class focusing on sounding out, decoding tricky words and reading with increased fluency and expression
  • Exploring digraph sounds ‘oa’ and ‘ow’ along with other ways of spelling the long o sound
  • Practising spelling block 1/2 tricky words

Remember to visit our spelling city class page for activities relating to our word lists



  • Continuing to reinforce doubles facts with a range of numbers. You can play this game at home:


  • P2 have been focusing on our number bonds to 10 and 20. You can play this game at home:


  • Continuing to investigate and create patterns
  • Sequencing number to 100


 Other Areas

  • P.E. (small balls skills) – aiming, throwing, catching and passing, hand/eye coordination
  • Developing fine motor control
  • Building resilience in school
  • Planting sprouting peas