# P2M and P2L Class Blog 17.06.2022

Hello and Happy Friday

This week P2 enjoyed meeting their new P3 teachers and spending some time in their new classroom! Over the next two weeks we will have lots of discussions and do lots of activities to make the transition to P3 as smooth and fun as possible. We understand this can be a worrying time for children as they anticipate a lot of change, but as always, we are here to help, support and comfort!

Literacy

• Phonics: adding the suffix -ed
• Dictation: played, landed, melted, pushed, kicked, twisted
• Hold the sentence: When I kicked the ball I twisted my foot.
• Dictation/Hold the Sentence: we are marking our own learning using ‘Pink of Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback.
• Writing: Primary 3
• Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are:
• Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)
• Use connectives
• Use contractions
• Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning
• Handwriting – letter size/formation control

• ORT book
• BEAR Time
• In class activities
• Book review

Maths/Numeracy

• Counting in 3s/3 Times Table
• PACE challenge: counting in 3s
• Fractions – whole, halves, quarters, thirds
• Fractions – whole class, independent and pairs learning

Other Curricular Areas

• PE:  Fitness, Games and Yoga
• Health and Well-being: Daily Mile
• Health and Well-being: Calm Time
• Topic: RSHP ‘Looking After Plants and Animals’
• Art – designing ‘thank you’ cards for The Edinburgh School Uniform Bank
• Social Study – The Edinburgh School Uniform Bank: discussions on what this is and why it’s important.

Thank you very much for your donations so far! If you would like to donate, P1 are collecting new white school t-shirts/shirts and socks. You can leave these in the box outside P1 or hand them to Miss McGhee or Miss Livesey.

Let’s talk learning!

1. Can you explain whole, halves and quarters – draw a picture to teach me!
1. What is the special name for ‘ed’ at the end of a word – it begins with ‘s’
1. How are you doing with the PACE challenge?
1. What things does a pet need to be safe, healthy and looked after?

Wordle of the Week –

Looking forward to next week

• Presentations! Next week P2 will be given the opportunity to do an oral presentation to their class. To support your child’s learning please can you help them to design a poster linked to our topic ‘Looking After Plants and Animals’
• Suggested themes for the poster:
• Life Cycles (choose one animal or insect)
• How to grow a plant (steps and instructions)
• What do animals need to be safe and healthy (choose one animal)
• Why it’s important to look after plants
• Why it’s important to look after animals
• The poster can be any size (one side). Please try to include: a title, facts, words, pictures and colour.
• Children should aim to share what is on their poster without reading from it (they may want to put notes on the back to help them remember what to say)
• Presentations will take place on Thursday and Friday next week

Star Steps for the presentations are:

1. Loud/clear voice
2. Eye contact with the class
3. Talk for 30 – 60 seconds
• Phonics – re-cap week
• Dictation/ Hold the sentence – revision week
• Dictation/ Hold the sentence – we will be peer marking!
• Writing