P1/2 Learning Ladybirds

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog


Welcome back to Term Two, we are looking forward to a busy term with lots of learning, exploring and fun!



This week we have been:

  • Exploring new sounds made up of two single sounds (digrapghs). We were learning how to read, write and use the sounds sh and ch (All)
  • Learning about ‘Magic e’ and how it changes the letter sound to the letter name (P2)
  • Exploring what happens to words with ‘a’ in the middle when we add ‘Magic e’ (P2)
  • Continuing with developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
  • Exploring how to extend our writing by using connectives (and/because) (mainly P2)
  • Developing our reading skills within in reading groups as well as extra reading with Miss McGhee
  • Exploring how to be Illustrators and designing new book covers for our reading books! (All)
  • http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html



This week we have been:

  • Exploring money up to £2
  • Learning to recognise and use money
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Leaning to make the same amount using different coins
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • Playing bingo and revising recognising numbers
  • Revising adding skills
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money


Other Areas

  • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
  • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
  • We will also continue to work on our fitness levels
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • we will explore this in assembly and in class. We will also send further information home
  • We have introduced a ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups.
  • ‘Free Flow’ allows the children access learning provided in other classrooms to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.


Other Information

  • Please be mindful when choosing a snack for your child – break time is only 15minutes long and adults in the playground cannot look after snack tubs. We are also a nut-free school
  • We politely ask you provide a healthy/nutritious snack for your child and give them water in their water bottles – thank you.
  • ‘Home Learning’ for P1 will continue to be sent home on a Thursday – thank you for your continued support with this at home
  • An individualised ‘Tricky Word’ sheet was sent home at the beginning of the term – it would be great if you could practice reading and writing these at home.
  • A small plea…….if anyone has any old/unwanted ‘Twister’ games at home we would love to have them to support our learning!


Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.