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Please can you help ?

Outdoor loose parts play provision.

 

We are in the process of updating and supplementing our resources for outdoor loose parts play.

We are looking for help/donations as listed below.

 

  1. We need someone with a chainsaw/bow saw who would be willing to give us some time and cut some of our larger tree stumps into more manageable sized.’coins’
  2. Anyone who has a source of plastic piping/guttering half pipe who would be willing to donate some 1 metre lengths and perhaps some joining pieces.
  3. Anyone who has a source of small offcuts of timber which can be used at our woodwork bench.

 

 If you are able to help us with either of these requests, please email the school office FAO Mrs  Cross/Miss  Hutcheon.

 

  1. We are also looking for a large collection of old kitchen items such as metal saucepans, bowls, jugs, teapots,  baking trays, muffin tins, wooden and metal spoons, whisks etc.

If you can donate any of these items please send them into class with your child.

Many thanks

P2c learning Friday 21st February 2020


Please look through the blog post with your child so that they can tell you all about their learning activities in school this week.

PE sessions will be Wednesday morning, with occasional slots on a Monday afternoon. Weekly assembly is now Friday morning, and whole school assemblies may take place at other times.

 

 

 

Literacy

 

Please use our spelling city homework page to access tricky word blocks and lists of spelling patterns to practise at home. A little often is really beneficial and we appreciate your support.

  • We have been doing a variety of reading skills in class.
  • We are looking at stories which use the moon as their setting.
  • We have been talking. listening and giving opinions and reasons.
  • We have been practising our hand writing, both cursive and non cursive – focusing on the tricky letter k.
  • We have been learning about the split digraph o-e
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3/4/5 tricky words

Numeracy and Maths

  • We have been continuing to learn about money, recognising, ordering, sorting and counting coins, and challenging ourselves to count large amounts.

 

Here are two games that focus on ordering, sorting and counting money:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Other Areas

 

  • We made ‘wind socks’ to test the direction of the strong winds.
  • We have been talking about the moon and discussing what we already know and what we would like to learn. We are already extremely knowledgeable.
  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control.
  • Enjoying the challenge of using our balance skills in the playground.
  • Demonstrating our knowledge of the word nocturnal.
  • We have started learning some songs for our P2 show. More information coming soon.

 

 

 

P2c learning Friday 7th February 2020


Please look through the blog post with your child so that they can tell you all about their learning activities in school this week.

PE sessions will be Wednesday morning, with occasional slots on a Monday afternoon. Weekly assembly is now Friday morning, and whole school assemblies may take place at other times.

Independent learning

 

 

Literacy

Please use our spelling city homework page to access tricky word blocks and lists of spelling patterns to practise at home. A little often is really beneficial and we appreciate your support.

  • We have been doing a variety of reading skills in class.
  • We have been talking. listening and giving opinions and reasons
  • We have been practising our hand writing, both cursive and non cursive.
  • We have been learning about the split digraphs a-e and i-e.
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3/4/5 tricky words

Numeracy and Maths

 

  • We have been learning about money, recognising, ordering, sorting and counting coins.

 

Here are two games that focus on ordering, sorting and counting money:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

  • We continued to consolidate our understanding of 3d shape, and their faces, vertices and edges.

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control.
  • Enjoying the challenge of using our balance skills in the playground.
  • Learning about the lifecycle of an owl.
  • We have started learning some songs for our P2 show. More information coming soon.

Activities to try at home

Enjoy your holiday !

 

 

P2c learning Friday 31st January 2020


Please look through the blog post with your child so that they can tell you all about their learning activities in school this week.

PE sessions will be Wednesday morning, with occasional slots on a Monday afternoon. Weekly assembly is now Friday morning, and whole school assemblies may take place at other times.

Independent learning

 

Literacy

 

Please use our spelling city homework page to access tricky word blocks and lists of spelling patterns to practise at home. A little often is really beneficial and we appreciate your support.

  • We have been doing a variety of reading skills in class.
  • We have been talking. listening and giving opinions and reasons
  • We have been practising our hand writing, both cursive and non cursive focusing on the letter e
  • We have been learning about the split digraph i -e, and investigating how the ‘magic e’ changes the sound of the vowel a in our word.               e.g. shin – shine , pip- pipe.
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3/4/5 tricky words

Numeracy and Maths

 

  • We have been learning about place value
  • We continued to consolidate our understanding of 3d shape, and their faces, vertices and edges.
  • We have started to revise our coin recognition and understanding of money

Other Areas

 

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control.
  • We have finished reading the Owl who was afraid of the dark.
  • We have been learning about other nocturnal and diurnal animals.
  • We enjoyed a visit from John from the Bank of Scotland. He talked to us about money, how important it is and what we need it for.
  • We were learning about Chinese New year in assembly.

Activities to try at home

Have a look through a newspaper or magazine and see how many magic e words you can find

Pick a letter which you find tricky to form correctly. Put some flour/salt/glitter/shaving foam in a baking tray and practice forming the letter correctly. When it feels easy, try writing it on paper with a pencil.

Some of our questions –

What do Owls eat?

What eats owls?

Why does the moon change size?

What animals like the dark?

Where does the dark come from?

Do foxes come out at night?

Why does the moon have a face?

P2c learning 24.1.20

24/01/20

Independent learning


Spelling

We practise these words frequently in school, but it is always appreciated if the children have opportunities to reinforce this learning at home. There may be quite a few words they are not secure with yet, but just focus on one or two at a time until they feel secure and then move on to a new word. Little chunks.

There are games and activities for each block on our class spelling city page, please follow the link below:

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/p2homework

Reading

Home reading commenced this week. Please remember reading books need to be taken into school every day to allow us to read in class and complete learning tasks linked to the books.

Literacy

We have been practising our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation
We have been continuing to write super sentences with a particular focus on writing descriptive sentences

Practising tricky words and learning about ‘Magic e’ making the ‘a-e’ sound, as in bake

Numeracy and Maths


We have been continue to learn about place value and talking about the digits which make up a number, discussing whether they stand for a group of units, tens or hundreds e.g. 64 is 6 tens and 4 units

We are learning the names and properties of 3d shapes.

Here are some links to games which will support your child’s learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity20

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

We have been learning to name and describe 2D and 3D shapes
Other Areas
We have read some chapters of the Jill Tomlinson novel The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
We have been learning a Scots song this week to celebrate Robert Burns. P2 chose Katie Bairdie and performed it at our whole school assembly today which was great fun

Thank you for your continued support.
Have a lovely weekend!

P2class rewards

  1. The children in P2wg and P2c have been working together to achieve a class reward. Each class has recently reached their target, so we have planned joint reward of a popcorn treat. We plan to have our treat on Thursday afternoon. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you would prefer your child NOT to participate.

Thanks for your continued support.

P2c learning Friday 17th January 2020


We have had a really productive first full week back to school.
Please look through the blog post with your child so that they can tell you all about their learning activities in school this week.

New reading books will come home next week, as each group has their own ‘new book’ day, some children will not have a book to take home until later in the week. All pupils should have home reading to do by Friday.

PE sessions will be Wednesday morning, with occasional slots on a Monday afternoon. Weekly assembly is now Friday morning, and whole school assemblies may take place at other times.

Independent learning through exploration

 

Literacy

 

Please use our spelling city homework page to access tricky word blocks and lists of spelling patterns to practise at home. A little often is really beneficial and we appreciate your support.

  • We have been doing reading skills in class, learning to sequence familiar stories into the correct order, identifying the beginning, middle and end. We have a particular focus on Traditional tales and we have really enjoyed sharing the story of Rumplestiltskin.
  • We have been talking. listening and giving opinions and reasons
  • We have been practising our hand writing, both cursive and non cursive focusing on the letters r nand m.
  • We have been learning about the split digraph a-e, and investigating how the ‘magic e’ changes the sound of the vowel a in our word.                                      e.g. cap – cape, tap – tape, sam – same
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3/4/5 tricky words

Numeracy and Maths

  • We have been learning about place value
  • We have had a pre- assessment to find out what we know about 3D shape. Next week we will start to find out more and add to our knowledge.

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • Enjoying the first 4 chapters of the Jill Tomlinson story “The Owl who was afraid of the dark”
  • Creating a list of questions about the dark/night time which we would like to answer ( see below)
  • Learning about balance in PE
  • Developing a sense of curiosity, fine motor skills and expanding our vocabulary while dismantling a range of electrical equipment to see how things are made.

Activities to try at home

Have a look around the house to find objects which are cubes, pyramids, cuboids, cones, spheres or cylinders. Some shapes might be easier to find than others. You could make a list of what you have found, or take some photographs to share with us if you wish.

Try this game – choose your level !

Pick a letter which you find tricky to form correctly. Put some flour/salt/glitter/shaving foam in a baking tray and practice forming the letter correctly. When it feels easy, try writing it on paper with a pencil.

Some of our questions –

What do Owls eat?

What eats owls?

Why does the moon change size?

What animals like the dark?

Where does the dark come from?

Do foxes come out at night?

Why does the moon have a face?

 

 

P2wg Reflective Friday 10.1.2020

Happy New Year !

It has been lovely to have the children back to school, even it it was for a short week.

We have spent time revising some of our learning from last term and settling back into routines.

Reading

We will be reading in class next week and home reading books will recommence in the week beginning 20th January.

Please return PE kits/indoor shoes to school on Monday if you have not already done so.

We are looking forward to a busy term – class newsletters with further information will be sent home on Friday 24th January.

Thank you for your continued support.

P2c Reflective Friday 10.1.2020

Happy New Year !

It has been lovely to have the children back to school, even it it was for a short week.

We have spent time revising some of our learning from last term and settling back into routines.

Spelling

Today each pupil is bringing home a copy of their latest assessment of the spelling block in which they are currently working. We practise these words frequently in school, but it is always appreciated if the children have opportunities to reinforce this learning at home. There may be quite a few words they are not secure with yet, but just focus on one or two at a time until they feel secure and then move on to a new word. Little chunks.

There are games and activities for each block on our class spelling city page.

Reading

We will be reading in class next week and home reading books will recommence in the week beginning 20th January.

 

Please return PE kits/indoor shoes to school on Monday if you have not already done so.

We are looking forward to a busy term – class newsletters with further information will be sent home on Friday 24th January.

Thank you for your continued support.

P2c Friday 20th December

This week we enjoyed our Christmas party! We had entertainment from Magic Ian and had a super fun time dancing, playing party games and having some party food!

 

This week we also continued to develop skills we have been exploring this term. We have had lots of learning fun including: arts and crafts, addition games, building, cutting and sticking activities, exploring Christmas stories and making Christmas cards!

We also had a small focus on ‘Tricky Words’. Early next term we will have an assessment to see how we are doing on our current block.

 

Thank you all very much for your kind cards and gifts, it’s very generous and greatly appreciated.

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas!