P2 Magical Nurses Mrs McFarlane and Mrs Nicholson

P2M Blog 31.03.23

Dear Parents / Carers

We hope you had a lovely week.

Important information about shoes and spare clothes- PLEASE READ!

• On Thursday we sent home all indoor shoes and changes of clothes.
• Please check that the shoes are still in good condition (Velcro still works etc) and that they fit your child.
• Please also check that the spare clothes bag has everything in it that is needed (underwear, socks, spare top and trousers) and that these items are named.
• When you return the spare clothes bag, please can you ensure that your child knows which is their bag and that it has their name written on it.
• If it is a carrier bag, could you please tie the handles as we have had a few come open and unnamed items fall out.
• All lost property was laid out at the start and end of the day on Friday, but we still have unclaimed items which we do not have space to store.

Thank you for your help with this.

Here is a summary of our learning.


We have revisited a range of number skills covered this term and worked on 3D shape.

Home learning ideas
Here are some activities you could do at home to reinforce these skills.

  • Remember you also have your SumDog log in details.
  • Practice sharing equally: give the same number of items (stones, pompons, etc.) to a number of people/ toys. E.g.: have 15 pompons and share it fairly/equally between three dinosaurs/ cars. With 8 pompons see how many groups of 2 pompons you can make.
  • Practice adding and subtracting within 10 / 20 / 100.


This week we had a special focus on comprehension skills, summarising a text and spelling.
The text that we have been working on is Goldilocks and the three bears.

Our writing focus was doing a recount of this well-known story. We are working hard on using the past tense as well as making a beginning, middle and end structure.

In handwriting we practised our spelling words in cursive.

This week we will have not sent reading books home because next week will be the Easter holiday.

Home learning ideas

At parent consultations we gave you a copy of the tricky words (spelling) that your child is working on in class. Please practise spelling these at home. You could use pavement chalk, paints or simply a pencil and paper to do the Look, Cover, Write, Check method.

Please continue to practice reading at home. If possible, read to your child this will help to increase their vocabulary and you will be able to model reading.

Your child could help you to write the shopping list, write letters/postcards to relatives, etc.

Other areas of the curriculum

We had a brilliant time meeting online a P1/ 2 class from Sgoil Dhalabroig which is a primary school in South Uist. We asked questions to each other about life in an island and life in Edinburgh, they taught us how to count to five in Gaelic and we sang to each other. They were fifteen children in the class and we are nearly 60! It was a lovely experience for us all!

In PE we have worked on team games and finishing off our unit of gymnastics. It was great to see the children giving positive feedback and things to improve in a polite way.

Outdoors we did Easter activities. We looked for hidden carrots ( a challenge from P3!) and we made nests using twigs.

Home learning ideas

Enjoy your time with your children: go for walks, read stories, play board games, cook together, …have fun!

Have a relaxing break.
Mrs McFarlane