P2M Magic Monkeys 04.12.2020

Hello Magic Monkeys and Happy Friday!

In literacy we have covered:

  • Single sounds of the alphabet
  • Tricky words (block 1 – 8)
  • Sounding out/blending/spelling words (CVC, CVCC, CCVC)
  • Completed work for Learning Stories
  • Dictation pr, gr, tr words
  • Writing: “Christmas Tree”
  • Writing Star Steps: use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, using a connective word and writing 2 or more sentences
  • Writing a list – using bullet points to write a list
  • Letter formation – cursive and non-cursive
  • Reading Groups
  • Individual digraph revision sheets sent home


  • First 100 Fry Words – sheet sent home and attached below
  • A Spelling Wall has been added to the Buckstone website – this can be found under Home Learning and then on the level page
  • Please use this to support you at home if you wish to do a little extra
  • Thanks for all your help and support!

In Numeracy we have covered:

  • Subtraction/Addition within 30
  • Timed subtractions/addition calculations – this focusses on speed, accuracy and correct number formation
  • To move into the next level of the timed challenge learners must;
    • complete all calculations within 5 minutes
    • have the correct answer for every calculation
    • have the correct number formation for every answer
  • Number formation


  • Reading groups – this week we continue to read non-fiction books
  • Recalling facts
  • Reading out loud
  • Silent reading
  • Independent reading
  • Reading with Miss McGhee
  • We have continued to enjoy our new class novel
  • This week we read an e-Book “The Christmas Collar”. As we enjoyed the story we used listening skills to answer knowledge and understanding questions  


  • Cosmic Kids Yoga
  • Just Dance Workout
  • Yoga dance and freeze – we enjoyed a Yoga, Dance, Freeze disco with glow sticks!!!

Morning Starters:

  • Monday – Weekend whiteboard
  • Tuesday – Word Building   
  • Wednesday – Partner Activity
  • Thursday – Cursive Letters   
  • Friday – Tricky Words  

Learn Through Play Activities:

  • Marble Run
  • Block Play
  • Lego/construction
  • Magnetic building blocks
  • Role Play
  • Arts and Crafts table – Christmas cards
  • Smartboard games
  • Train tracks

Extra Information 

  • We have some unclaimed/unlabelled uniform in the classroom – please let me know if you are looking for any items.
  • Please bring reading books to school every day – especially a Thursday so they can be “quarantined” over the weekend. Thank you!  
  • We enjoyed our walk around school to view all the Christmas art in the windows – we hope you did too!
  • We are creating a P2M “Christmas Collage”. If you would like to you can bring in a photo of your Christmas tree to add to our display!
  • Learning Stories coming home today!

Enjoy the weekend, have fun and stay safe,

Miss McGhee.