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P2c Reflective Friday 7.6.19

Literacy

TALKING AND LISTENING.
Im looking forward to hearing your talks next week.
Please can the Blue Whales, Red spiders and Orange Octopus groups be ready to talk on Monday. The Green Crocodiles and Yellow snakes will give their talks on Tuesday.

We continue to practise spelling our tricky/common words. Some people are moving on to a new block this week – well done ! The word lists are below if you need them Dont forget that you can also find these on the spelling city website if you wish.

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Numeracy and maths

We have started a block of work on measurement. We talked about different types of measurement and then we measured some objects using non standard units of measurement.

Other areas of the curriculum .
We learned about Sergei Prokofiev’s work ‘Peter and the Wolf’. We are able to identify the different characters in the story and which orchestral instruments represent those characters.

We enjoyed sitting on the purple seats to watch the P7 show
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We observed snails and read about their habits and lifecycle.

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We have been sharing our chess skills and teaching each other how to play.
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Things to do at home
Go on a snail hunt in your garden.
Measure some objects using a non standards unit eg, spans, paper clips, dried beans ….
Try some maths activities from your news maths homework wall.
Play a game of chess or another board game.

Here are some of the questions we have about explorers
Who was the 1st explorer ?
Who was the bravest explorer ?
Who was the best explorer ?
Did anyone explore space ?
Where did they explore ?
How did they tell people what they discovered ?
Who was the last person to be an explorer ?
How many explorers have there ever been in total ?
How old were the explorers when they fist started ?
Why were their boats wooden ?
Why do explorers wear cool suits ?
Were there sea explorers and jungle explorers ?
What did they discover ?
How did they travel ?
Were there any female explorers ?
Are there still explorers now ?

We continue to be explorers of our own environment.


P2c Reflective Friday 31.5.19

Literacy

TALKING AND LISTENING.
Have you started to plan your talk yet ?

We have been learning to add ing to verbs ending with a bouncy vowel and a single consonant – eg hop~ Hopping, swim – swimming Double the last consonant

We continue to practise spelling our tricky/common words. Some people are moving on to a new block this week – well done ! The word lists are below if you need them Dont forget that you can also find these on the spelling city website if you wish.

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Numeracy and maths

We have been continuing our investigation of fractions. We Made fraction walls and have talked about thirds fifths, sixths, sevenths, eights, ninths and tenths.

Other areas of the curriculum .
We learned about woodwind instruments and listened to the sound of a clarinet. We made our own reeds using straws, and we made our own ‘brass’ instruments using trumpet mouthpieces, hosepipe and a funnel.

We used our skill in observing detail to try to draw the instruments.

We worked in teams using iPads to research a range of explorers. We are sharing our findings with the class over the next few days.

As the hall was busy, we took our PE lesson outside



Things to do at home

Begin to plan your talk.
Look in a book or newspaper for words ending in ing
Try some maths activities from your news maths homework wall
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Here are some of the questions we have about explorers
Who was the 1st explorer ?
Who was the bravest explorer ?
Who was the best explorer ?
Did anyone explore space ?
Where did they explore ?
How did they tell people what they discovered ?
Who was the last person to be an explorer ?
How many explorers have there ever been in total ?
How old were the explorers when they fist started ?
Why were their boats wooden ?
Why do explorers wear cool suits ?
Were there sea explorers and jungle explorers ?
What did they discover ?
How did they travel ?
Were there any female explorers ?
Are there still explorers now ?

We continue to be explorers of our own environment.


Reflective Friday 24.5.19

It has been a short week in school, but we’ve still been busy.

Literacy

TALKING AND LISTENING.
As part of our learning in talking and listening we would like the children to prepare a short talk. More information here ( and in purple folders )
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We have been learning to add ing to verbs ending with a double consonant – eg stand ~ standing, jump ~ jumping, talk ~ talking. The root word doesn’t change.

We continue to practise spelling our tricky/common words. Some people are moving on to a new block this week – well done ! The word lists are below if you need them Dont forget that you can also find these on the spelling city website if you wish.

Block 1 pdfBlock 2 pdfBlock 3 pdfBlock 4 pdfBlock 5 pdfBlock 6 pdf

Numeracy and maths

We have been continuing our investigation of fractions. We have been finding ¼ ½ or ¾ of numbers and shapes, as well as learning to count in halves.
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We have been learning about the french artist Claude Monet. He particularly liked painting his garden and painted many pictures if his ‘Japanese Bridge’ We created our own version of a bridge painting in the style of Monet.

We learned about the explorer Ibn Battuta. We learned that he lived around 700 years ago and that he wasn’t one of the first explorers. He travelled widely and had many adventures and difficult times.
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We learned about some of the brass instruments in an ochestra and we listened to a trumpet. It was noisy.

A parcel arrived for us ….. can you guess what’s inside?
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Things to do at home

Begin to plan your talk.
Count out a number of object. Can you half it equally. Can you quarter it equally ?
Make a play dough cake (or a real one) and cut it into quarters.
Listen to a piece of music a try to hear brass instruments.

Here are some of the questions we have about explorers
Who was the 1st explorer ?
Who was the bravest explorer ?
Who was the best explorer ?
Did anyone explore space ?
Where did they explore ?
How did they tell people what they discovered ?
Who was the last person to be an explorer ?
How many explorers have there ever been in total ?
How old were the explorers when they fist started ?
Why were their boats wooden ?
Why do explorers wear cool suits ?
Were there sea explorers and jungle explorers ?
What did they discover ?
How did they travel ?
Were there any female explorers ?
Are there still explorers now ?

We continue to be explorers of our own environment.


Things to do at home

P2c Health Week 17.5.19

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What a busy week we have had.

Here is a selection of photographs of what we’ve been up to:-

Learning about fractions, inside and out.

Learning about hand hygiene.

Making and tasting soup (huge thanks to Ms Logan,Ms Hill and Mrs Scott)

Dancing with Ms Levey

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Mrs Ritchie came to talk to us about the human body – she was so impressed with what we already knew 😊

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Keep fit with Mrs De Bonrostro and Mrs Conlin

Take time to watch this slideshow of us exploring our outdoor environment and making all manner of scientific discoveries

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Teamwork, cooperation and measurement

Caring for ourselves each other by helping apply suncream.

More budding musicians –

Have a lovely long weekend.

P2c reflective Friday 10.5.19

Please return learning story folders on Monday.
Thank you.

Next week is Health Week. All children are invited to come to school in sports clothing (no team football strips please) As we plan to be outside as much as possible please ensure children have sunscreen applied before school if the weather forecast is good.

We would welcome donations of clean cardboard boxes for modelling as we a running low on supplies. Thank you

Literacy

We have had fun creating stories orally. This helps us to develop our talking and listening skills.

We continue to practise spelling our tricky/common words. Can you tell which words we have made with the bricks?


You may wish to use the spelling grid which was given out in purple folders this week.
Here is a copy of the Grid should you need it.
Home Learning Spelling Ideas 1
Also, you will find the spelling words here on the spelling city website if you wish.

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Numeracy and maths

We have been revising our knowledge of simple fractions, finding ½ of a shape or a number. We know that a half is one part of two EQUAL parts

Other areas of the curriculum

Our focus in PE this term is on fitness.
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We have been learning about the instruments in the string family.

We continue to be explorers of our own environment

Things to do at home

* Use the spelling city website
* discuss this sheet about halves
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* go for a walk, run or bike ride
* share a book with a friend

P2c Reflective Friday 3.5.19

Literacy

We have been learning to create compound words. We know that a compound word is made by joining two words together to make a new word.
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We continue to practise spelling our tricky/common words. Some people are moving on to a new block this week – well done ! The word lists are below if you need them Dont forget that you can also find these on the spelling city website if you wish.

Block 1 pdfBlock 2 pdfBlock 3 pdfBlock 4 pdfBlock 5 pdfBlock 6 pdf
Numeracy and maths

We have been continuing our investigation of ‘place value’ We can all count in tens and units, and we are learning to understand the value of each digit in a number. For example, in the number 72, we know that 7 stands for 7 tens or 70, and the 2 represents 2 units or ones. In the number 108, we know that the zero means there are no tens in this number.493E1102-92A0-4942-8CE4-CF3AF7B46706

Here is a game which you might want to play at home to help you practise.

and here is another way of showing how place value works.
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Other areas of the curriculum

Our focus in PE this term is on fitness. We have worked really hard this week on some fitness circuits.


We have decided to find out about how people in the past learned about the world. discovered more about what the world was like. We know that they set off to explore and find new places and discovered more about what the world was like.
Here are some of the questions we have about explorers
Who was the 1st explorer ?
Who was the bravest explorer ?
Who was the best explorer ?
Did anyone explore space ?
Where did they explore ?
How did they tell people what they discovered ?
Who was the last person to be an explorer ?
How many explorers have there ever been in total ?
How old were the explorers when they fist started ?
Why were their boats wooden ?
Why do explorers wear cool suits ?
Were there sea explorers and jungle explorers ?
What did they discover ?
How did they travel ?
Were there any female explorers ?
Are there still explorers now ?

We continue to be explorers of our own environment.


Things to do at home
* make a list of things you can find in your house which have compound word names ( eg cupcake) You could write them on small bits of paper then cut them in two then ask a parent/sibling if they can put them back together.
* play the online tens and units games ( links above)
* Use the spelling city website
* play a game of fill the bus

1. Divide a whiteboard into three sections
2. Roll a dice and draw that number of people in the right hand column.
3. Continue rolling and drawing people.
4. Once there are at least ten people you can draw a bus in the middle column and rub out the ten people ( The bus represents one bundle of ten )
5. Continue in this way until there are nine full buses. When you have enough people to fill ten buses, you will need to move them into an aeroplane in the left hand column.( the aeroplane respresents 1hundred people)

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P2c Reflective Friday 26.4.19

Literacy

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We have been compare the story in a film to a story in a book. We used the short film ‘Sam Sam’ and we discussed the setting of each scene and the fact that the storyline has a beginning, middle and an end.

Beastly Beard wrote us a letter saying that he had stolen our stars ! We made posters and a letter asking for him to return them.
He told us that he had buried them in the sand pit and we went on a treasure hunt. Unfortunately we were only able to find a few of the hidden stars.

(Mrs Cross told us that really it was HER pretending to be Beastly beard, but we had already guessed that as we know that cartoon characters can’t come to life!)

Numeracy and maths

We have been investigating ‘place value’ We can all count in tens and units, and we are learning to understand the value of each digit in a number. For example, in the number 72, we know that 7 stands for 7 tens or 70, and the 2 represents 2 units or ones. In the number 108, we know that the zero means there are no tens in this number.

Here is a game which you might want to play at home to help you practise.

and here is another way of showing how place value works.

We used bead strings to reinforce our skills in counting in tens and units. We worked with a partner to estimate and measure using the beadstrings.

Other areas of the curriculum

We have been discussing different periods in history and planning which area of history we would like to investigate – watch this space for a decision coming soon.

We continue to explore our environment and classroom activities and develop our skills in SO many ways !
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P2c reflective Friday 5.4.19

Apologies for my absence earlier in the week, and thank you to Ms Leach and Mrs Conlin for covering for me.

Just a couple of photos of our learning this week.

I hope all the families have a lovely Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all again next term. We all wish one of our friends good luck as he joins a new school after Easter.

P2c Reflective Friday 29.3.19

Literacy

We explored the spelling pattern using soft g, in words like bridge, fridge, badge, fudge.

We also worked on our tricky spelling words  – do you think you’ll be ready for a test next Friday ?

We are working together on the book called Something else. We are learning to make inferences from the pictures – and we have been experimenting with showing our emotions on our faces. Can you tell how we are feeling just by looking at us ?

We wrote a report about the show.

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Numeracy

In Numeracy we have been continuing  revising our number bonds to 10, and for those who are confident with that we were looking at number bonds to 20 and the 10 ‘stories of 9’ ( 9+0, 8+1, 7+2 etc )

Other areas of the curriculum

We had fun exploring the science of bubbles. We know that a bubble is made of three things; soap,, water and air. The skin of a bubble has three layers – a layer of water in between two layers of soap. If there was no soap the water would all collect together into a blob  and wouldn’t stretch out to go round the air. When we pop a bubble we put our finger through the skin and all the air escapes.

We enjoyed a rare opportunity to use the big equipment in PE, and today we developed our coordination when using bats and balls.

 

HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES

* please continue to revise number bonds to ten ( or 20) e.g – 8 and what make ten?  6 and what make ten?  You should know these number bonds quickly and be able to answer without counting on.429AE763-0A7F-4BBD-A52D-FF01F32E289F

If you wish, you could download the free maths app called ‘King of Maths’ and play the addition games – starting at level one and progressing to higher levels at our own pace.

 

* read a book of your choice

* get active outside if the weather is nice