P2 Magical Nurses Mrs McFarlane and Mrs Nicholson

# P2M Blog 13.01.23

Dear Parents/carers,

We hope you had a lovely week.

Important Information

We sent home indoor shoes at the end of last term for you to check that they still fit. If you have not either returned or replaced the indoor shoes, please could you do this as soon as possible. Thank you for your support with this.

This week we have been learning:

Maths

This week we have been learning about pattern. What is a pattern, follow a pattern, finding the rule of a pattern, etc. A pattern can involve shapes, symbols and numbers.

Ideas to do at home:

Look for patterns at home or when on a walk. Ask your child to try to find the rule of the pattern.

• Websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/manipulatives/pattern-blocks

Please continue to practise number formation as we are finding that children are reversing numbers when writing them.

Literacy

We have been learning about soft c. Soft c is when the letter c makes the ‘s’ sound. Magic e is making the a say its name.  Also, when ce come together the sound is always s and the e is silent.

Tricky words: school, before, because.

Our reading books are non- fiction books and we are focusing on reading for information.

The writing focus this week has been ‘My home’. Children are learning to use interesting describing words. We will continue to develop this skill for several weeks.

Ideas to do at home:

• Practice the tricky words: school, because and before.
• Watch this video:
• Practice cursive letter formation. Please reinforce how to hold the pencil correctly and the right letter formation.

https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-1.html

Other areas

In PE we have started to work on our Fitness skills. We have focused on landing.

In Science we have been learning about Energy.

We enjoyed a session of Loose Parts, despite the rain.

As part of our Social Studies topic, we went for a walk observing the features of our local area.

We had our very first live assembly with other classes in the school hall today!

Other information

• Loose Parts on Friday 20th January. Please come dressed appropriately!
• Please label all your child’s items (including gloves, hats and water bottles).

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs McFarlane