P2 Different Dashes - Mrs DeBonrostro

P2D Reflective Friday 20.01.23

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Today your child brought home their Learning Story. We have added a termly newsletter and a sheet with targets for your child this term. We would be grateful if you could return the Learning Stories on Monday. Thank you. 

Here is a summary of our learning. 


This week we have continued to continue a pattern by looking at the order of the objects and the rule they follow. A pattern can involve shapes, symbols or numbers. 

We have also been working on addition. In particular we have been writing sums using the plus and equals signs. We are trying hard to hold the big number in our heads and count on the rest. For example, 12 + 3: start on 12 then count 13, 14, 15.  

Ideas to do at home: 

Listen to the Banana Banana Meatball song. Banana Banana Meatball Song | Songs For Kids | Dance Along | GoNoodle – YouTube Can you come up with your own active pattern like some in the song? For example, chocolate, chocolate, penguin! Make sure there is a repeating pattern.  

Shape Patterns (topmarks.co.uk) 

Use pasta or beads to make 2 groups. Ask your child to add the 2 groups together to find the total then write it as a formal addition sum, e.g. 9 + 3 = 12 

Addition Fruit Splat Game – 7 levels – Math Game (sheppardsoftware.com) 


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

Tricky words: story, does done. 

Our reading books are non- fiction books. We are learning to identify the features of non-fiction texts.  

In writing we wrote descriptions of ourselves. We are learning to use interesting describing words.  

Ideas to do at home: 

  • Practice the tricky words: school, because, before, story, does and done. A set of flashcards were sent home on Thursday to help you with this
  • Ask your child to spell nice, mice, ice. Can they explain the soft c rule? 
  •  Practice cursive letter formation. Please reinforce how to hold the pencil correctly and the right letter formation


Other areas 

In PE we started to work on our gymnastics skills. 

We enjoyed Scottish dancing in the hall. 

In Science we have been learning about Energy. 

We enjoyed Loose parts. 

As part of our Social Studies topic, we have been enjoying learning about Katie Morag and the Isle of Struay. We are learning about the differences between living on an island and living on mainland. We have made maps of our route to school.

We have been learning about Chinese New Year and a few children in the class are teaching us how to write numbers in Chinese and how to wish a happy New Year in Chinese!

We have revisited our commitment to be Ready, Respectful and Safe at all times.   

Independent Learning

Other information 


  • Please ensure your child has indoor shoes at school.  
  •  Please label all your child’s items (including gloves, hats and water bottles). 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Mrs de Bonrostro