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P2D Reflective Friday 22.6.18

Our Learning this week:

We have been learning:

  • To join letters as we write.
  • How to stay safe in the sun.
  • How our lungs work.
  • To revise all sounds and tricky words covered this year.
  • To add and subtract when answering number puzzles.

Highlights from this week:

  • Meeting our new teacher!
  • Having a parent visit to teach us all about our lungs.
  • Miss Dickson visited us to say hello!
  • PE outside.

Next week we would like to:

  • Fill up our marble jar!
  • Sing summer songs.
  • Create a board game with a partner- addition, subtraction, multiplication or division game.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

P2D Reflective Friday- 15.6.18


This is the last week we will send home reading. Please can you make sure you continue to read texts with your child at home during the holidays. This will help your child’s confidence when returning to school in August.

Well done to everyone for all of their effort this year with reading at home and thank you to all the parents/carers for supporting this.


  • We have been having a spelling focus week- tricky words and words we continue to spell incorrectly from our independent writing.
  • We have been creating questions to ask our new teacher at ‘Meet the teacher’ next week.
  • We are continuing to work on joining letter patterns- th, ch, ai, all

Maths & Numeracy

  • We have been revising addition strategies this week- ways to make 18 etc.
  • We have been comparing the weight of items.
  • We are continuing to answer 2x , 5x and 10x table facts.


  • We have been identifying the different parts of our ear.
  • We have been learning all about ‘Eating Healthy’ and looking at a Healthy plate.
  • We created rainbows by using fruits and vegetables with a learning partner.

We enjoyed watching the P7 Show on Wednesday. Well done to everyone who took part. It was fantastic!

Next week we would like to:

  • Meet our new teacher!

Have a great weekend everyone!


P2D Reflective Friday- Week beginning 4.6.18


Reading books will be sent home next week for the last time before the Summer Holidays. We will continue reading in class.


We have been adding ‘ed’ to the end of a verb: ed with y = ied

cry- cried

fry- fried

worry- worried

We are continuing to work on spelling tricky words so please could you continue this at home.

We have been focusing on our handwriting in class. We have been revising all letters in our new handwriting jotters.

Maths & Numeracy

  • We have been dividing numbers equally. 12 divided by 3- 3 plates and divide pasta equally onto each plate.
  • We have been comparing lengths using cm and measuring parts of our body.

We are going to be looking at ‘weight’ next week: measuring in grams and kilograms. Use the game below as a starter for our learning next week.

Game 1


  • We have been identifying the different parts of our eye.
  • We have been identifying our senses and understanding why these are so important.
  • We have also been carrying out sense experiments with Mrs Ritchie.

What we are looking forward to next week:

  • Create our own games outdoors.
  • Going to see the P7 Show- how exciting!
  • Dividing numbers equally.



P2D Reflective Friday


Can you read aloud with expression? Choose one page to focus on and try to read aloud imagining you are the author. You can use a different voice for a character and think about the speed you are reading at.


We have been learning all about the ‘ed’ sound.

If a verb has a double consonant then we simple add ‘ed’ to the end.

walk +  ed                      talk + ed                          splash + ed

Can you find more examples of ‘ed’ ending like above in stories you read at home?

There are a few words we continue to spell incorrectly regularly in our independent writing:

school, won’t, people, think, come, should

If you are finding these words tricky then please work on spelling these at home. You can even test a parent!

Maths & Numeracy

  • We have been learning to compare lengths in cm.
  • We are continuing to work on multiplication.
  • We are plannng to go outdoors and measure length in m.


  • We have been learning all about our teeth and how to keep our teeth healthy.
  • We have been identifying the different kinds in our mouth: canine, incisor, molar.
  • We have also been working on listening skills in class and following a series of instructions.

What we enjoyed this week:

  • We enjoyed going to see a performance at the ‘Imaginate Festival’. The performance had many themes and we really used our imaginations! One of the main themes was ‘Caring and Sharing’. The actors showed how to share clothing in an imaginative way. We discussed our opinions about the performance and here are some of the children’s ideas:

“I thought the performance was funny and entertaining.”

” The actors learned to share their clothes.”

“The actors showed what it is like to not have a home.”

“I would have liked the actors to speak more.”

“The performance was about washing clothes and not having enough clothes to wear.”

What we are looking forward to next week:

  •  musicWe would like to learn about Germs.
  • We would like to measure outside in our playground.
  • We would like to have a times table test!



P2D Reflective Friday 25.5.18


Can you spot any ‘ing’ or ‘ed’ ending words as you read? Please read a little each day and discuss what you are reading with a parent/carer.


We learned the last rule for adding on ‘ing’.

carry + ing

We will be looking at ‘ed’ ending next week along with revising all sounds covered in P2.

We have been reading a book called ‘I can’t do this!’ by K J Walton linked to ‘Growing our mindset’. Poor Nadia (the owl) couldn’t fly. We came up with solutions for Nadia. We continued the story using capital letters, full stops and sentence openers.


This week we have been measuring length using cm.

We have been measuring objects in the classroom and outside. We also compared the lengths.

Here is a link to work on the 2 x table



  • We have been learning all about our brain this week.
  • We have been looking at our bodies moving in different ways. Using line drawings we created ‘bodies in motion’.

Looking into next week

  • We can’t wait to see the SHOW on Wednesday- how exciting!
  • We would like to learn about our teeth.
  • We would like to make a wordsearch about our topic using key words.

Have a lovely time at the School Fair today!

Reflective Friday P2D- Week ending 18.5.18


We only have a few more weeks left of reading homework. Please can we have a big push on reading effort at home. The focus is reading with expression. The children have been pretending they have an audience. I wonder if you can work on reading aloud with expression at home?!


  • We are continuing to add ‘ing’ to verbs- verbs with a long vowel we simply add ‘ing’.

shout- shouting

  • We are continuing to spell blocks 4 and 5 tricky words. We will be doing an assessment in class soon so please continue working on these at home.
  • We took part in a ‘Live Author’ event. Can you tell your parents about this?

Spelling city link

Numeracy & Maths

  • We are continuing to work on improving our speed when answering x facts.
  • We have started to measure length in cm and m.


  • We have been learning all about our digestive system.
  • Can you name the main organs which digest our food?
  • We carried out an experiment. It certainly had us all engaged!!! Tell a parent about this.


We have started to learn about instruments of the orchestra and the four main sections – brass, strings, woodwind and percussion. We looked closely at a violin and discussed the names of the parts of the instrument such as pegs, sound holes, tailpiece, chin rest, strings and bridge. We also learned that the bow is made from the hair from a horse’s tail.


This week we enjoyed:

  • Taking part in different sports on Wednesday.
  • Our digestive system experiment.
  • Reading aloud to the Primary One children.

Have a lovely long weekend everyone!


P2D Reflective Friday- 7.5.18

All Learning Stories went home on Friday 4th May. Please could these be returned by Monday 14th May. Share the learning inside with your child. Please leave a comment in the parent/carer section.


All children have a non-fiction book home to read. Come to school on Monday ready to share two interesting facts that you have learned.


  • We are continuing adding ‘ing’ to verbs- see rules on previous post.
  • We are continuing to work on reading and spelling tricky words in class- focusing on blocks 3, 4 and 5.

Numeracy & Maths

  • We are continuing to work on multiplication- answering 2x, 10x and 5x table facts.

Other curricular areas:

  • We are identifying our organs in our bodies.
  • We have been finding out interesting facts about blood.
  • We created chalk drawings of skeletons.
  • We have been listening to music from ‘Peter and the Wolf’.

Looking into next week:

  • We would like to learn about our muscles and bones.
  • We are looking forward to Sports Day!
  • We are beginning a maths topic on ‘Measure’.

P2D Reflective Friday 4.5.18


  • All children have a book home to read. Please ask you child questions about what they are reading.
  • We are learning the rule of adding ‘ing’ to a verb. See below some examples:

jump- jumping (mp= two consonants so we just add ‘ing’)

make- making (remove the ‘e’ and add ‘ing)

spot- spotting (double up the consonant and then add ‘ing)

Can you spot any ‘ing’ words as your read? Which rule has been used?


  • We are continuing to work on multiplication. 4 x 3 =  4 sets of 3.
  • We are working on answering 2x table facts quickly using our knowledge of doubles.
  • We are beginning a ‘measure’ topic in the next few weeks. Can you spot any equipment to measure weight and length at home?

Below is a multiplication game: Click on timetables and then 2x table.

Multiplication game


  • We had a visit from a real-life Paramedic today! How exciting. A big thank you to Sam’s Dad for visiting us. We learned all about the role of a Paramedic and what the job involves. We even got to have a look in an ambulance.
  • We have been learning about the different organs in our body. We made organ bibs which we brought home to share with our parents/carers.

Looking into next week:

  • Have a lovely long weekend off school!
  • New reading books will come home on Wednesday for each reading group.
  • We would like to learn about ‘blood’.