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P2/3 Golden Treasures Reflective Friday week beginning 1st March

This week we welcomed our student teacher, Mrs McSporran into class and she has enjoyed her first week with us.

Next Wednesday (10th) Mrs Graham is out of school and the class will be taught by Ms Livesy.

Here is what we’ve been learning about this week:

Literacy

  • Spelling: we used games and activities to help us to learn our sounds this week (remember each Monday we post the spelling lists for the week ahead on the Blog, if you want to practise at home).
  • Team Jewel- revise th, ch, sh, wh, qu
  • Team Gold– soft c in magic e words, this makes an ‘s’ sound.
  • Team Treasure- compound words (words made up of two different words, for example, sunshine)
  • Reading- continuing to explore poetry; focusing on rhyming words and finding rhyming words in our reading books; sharing favourite books for World Book Day
  • Handwriting– practising formation, focusing on the correct height of letters
  • Writing– describing favourite book characters.

At home ideas:

  • Practise your spellings- choose an activity from the spelling grid (attached last week) or use ‘backwards words’ like we did in class.
  • Practise your letter formation by rewriting some book titles using books that you have around your home.
  • How many words can you say or list that rhyme with: pad, sick, tap, row, lace, sing?

Numeracy/Maths

  • Practising our number recognition of a range of different numbers (0-100, 0-1000 and beyond for some) and being able to say the number before and number after these numbers. Exploring vocabulary around this (for example, one less and one more)
  • Multiplication- looking at our understanding of times tables through arrays; practising counting aloud in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Number sequences- counting up and back from different starting points
  • Beginning to look at the properties of 3-d shapes through a 3-d shape hunt.

At home ideas:

  • Can you write out your times tables? e.g. 1×2=2, 2×2=4 and so on.
  • Look for 2-d and 3-d shapes in magazines/newspapers that you can cut out and make a collage with OR draw a picture with lots of 2-d and 3-d shapes included.
  • Look for numbers all around you (car number plates, door numbers, speed limit signs and so on) can you say the number? Can you say the number before and after?

Other Areas

  • Beginning a new topic, EMERGENCY 999! and starting to brainstorm what we know and what we’d like to find out during this topic.
  • French- revising the numbers 1-10
  • PE- improving our fitness skills outdoors; practising for the Race for Life
  • Outdoor learning- going on a 3-d shape hunt and making arrays using natural materials.

At home ideas:

  • What can you find out about the emergency services from speaking to people that you know?
  • Watch this video about the numbers 1-10 in French:
  • https://video.link/w/HLrYb

We’ll see you all on Monday- enjoy your weekend- have a good one!

Mrs Tweedie and Mrs Graham

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