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P2/3 Golden Treasures Reflective Friday Week Beginning 10th May

Literacy

  • Spelling: this week we practised our spelling words using Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check; we also did a carousel of activities: paint, chalk, fancy writing and making our sounds from straws.
  • Team Jewel- revising ir and moving on to ou and oy.
  • Team Gold– continuing our work on adding ‘ing’ endings to words where you don’t need to make any changes to the root word.
  • Team Treasure- ‘ea’ words that make either the ‘e’ or ‘ee’ sound.
  • Reading- reading for information about Eid; using our skim and scan skills to find tricky words in our own reading books.
  • Handwriting– practising formation, focusing on the correct height of letters.
  • Writing- we wrote an imaginative story as our writing assessment piece.

At home ideas:

  • Skim and scan a book/magazine/comic from home to pick out as many of your tricky words as you can find.
  • Read for enjoyment a book/comic of your choice. Can you read on your own every day for 15 minutes or more?

Numeracy/Maths

  • Beginning our work on fractions. We talked about how to find half of a shape and half of a number. Some of us used counters to help us with this, others used our 2 x table knowledge. We talked about how the two halves have to be EQUAL.
  • Practising our speedy times tables
  • Continuing to work on measure using trundle wheels, metre sticks and rulers.

At home ideas:

  • Fractions: draw some shapes on paper and cut them out. Can you practise halving them by folding them? Which shapes can you half exactly? Are there shapes that can be halved in lots of different ways? Are there any shapes that you can’t half?
  • Keep working on your counting up skills: 2s, 5s and 10s (and 3s and 4s if you feel ready). Don’t start at zero every time, for example, “count up in 2s from 22 to 40.”

Other Areas

  • Health Week- we found out about the correct names for our external body parts; we looked at healthy eating and designed healthy eating posters including ideas from the Eat Well plate; we took part in some mindfulness activities- colouring, Cosmic Kids and meditation.
  • PE- we worked on making up our own dance routines and we also had a class Sports Day, which was super fun!
  • RME– we learned about traditions involved in the Muslim Festival of Eid al-Fitr.

At home ideas:

  • Talk to an adult at home about the healthy foods that you enjoy eating. Can you have a go at adding some extra healthy foods to your diet or trying something new?
  • Show off your dance routines to your family.
  • Talk about the similarities between Eid al-Fitr and other celebrations that you and your family enjoy together.

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