Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 25.03.2022

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today P2M are saying goodbye to Miss Mulholland. It has been lovely having Miss Mulholland with us for the past 12 weeks – we will miss her! Miss Mulholland has helped the children in P2M to learn, grow in confidence and have lots of fun along the way – thank you! We wish her all the best for the future and hope she enjoys having her own class in August 😊

Literacy

  • Sounds of the week: “gr”, “pr” and “tr”
  • Dictation: gran, grip, prod, pram, trick, trot
  • Hold the sentence:  I played a trick on my gran.
  • Tricky Words: review of current block (reading)
  • Tricky Words: spelling
  • Writing “I can ask a question”
  • Writing: using question marks correctly
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 2 are:
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)
  • Ask 3 questions about someone
  • Use question marks correctly  
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning
  • Handwriting – cursive and pre-cursive writing practice. This includes drawing, colouring in and cutting to promote hand strength and pencil control.

Reading

  • ORT books
  • Reading/Literacy activities in class
  • Spelling games- linked to words from the reading books
  • Completing a book review – this helps us to develop critical thinking skills
  • Reading our writing to the whole class (choice activity)

Maths/Numeracy

  • Revision of subtraction strategies
  • PACE multiplication challenge
  • Multiplication (5 Times Table)
  • Information Handling- Tally Marks and Bar Graphs
  • SEAL – counting sounds and exploring dot patterns with a learning partner

Other Curricular Areas

  • PE: Yoga and ball skills- we now have access to the hall for PE once per week
  • Art – our focus this term is art inspired by Monet. This week we explored Monet’s life and what inspired him to become an artist
  • Health and Well-being: P2 are now doing the ‘Daily Mile’.  Daily Mile does not make up part of our PE time.
  • Health and Well-being – Friendships and Acts of Kindness
  • Science – this week we have explored animals and habitats

Let’s talk learning!

  1. Can you tell me some words with the ‘gr’ sound?
  2. Can you tell me what instrument you were playing?
  3. Can you tell me about question marks?
  4. Can you tell me what a bar chart graph is?

P2 Mogs

  • P2M enjoyed playing Rounders at the Waterboard Field this morning!
  • This week, P2 have enjoyed learning about information handling. The children enjoyed tallying the colours of Smarties in a tube and producing a bar graph from this.
  • The children enjoyed some active spelling activities- using chalk to write their words on the playground and shaving foam to trace their words on the class desks!
  • P2M enjoyed learning about space this week! Take a look at our new display on the classroom window!

P2 Ladybirds

  • Welcome back to Miss Livsey – we missed you lots!
  • This week, P2L have enjoyed creating Monet styled pictures using paints and watercolours!
  • P2L enjoyed participating in some drama. This involved the children acting as ‘space cadets’ and taking on an adventure into outer space!
  • P2L enjoyed having P2M join them for PE. This was a great lesson which allowed the whole peer group to be brought together!
  • The class also enjoyed played musical instruments with Mrs McFarlan

Looking forward to next week

  • New sounds
  • Dictation
  • Hold the sentence
  • Writing – using question marks continued
  • Reading: ORT books
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge (5 times table)
  • Numeracy: 5 times table
  • Maths: information handling- pie charts
  • Health and well-being: friendships
  • PE- ball skills

Extra Information/ polite reminders

We are looking forward to chatting about all the amazing learning so far in P2 on Monday and Tuesday!

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day.

Thanks for your continued help and support. We hope you all have a lovely weekend,

The P2 Team 😊