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P4B – What we have been learning this week WB 04.03.19


In Writing, we were learning to write a story! To celebrate World Book Day we entered a competition for the school about the moon landing (it is the 50th Anniversary this year). We had to include adjectives, interesting openers, punctuation (full stops and capital letters) and connectives.

In Reading we are enjoying our group books. We are trying to read with expression. As World Book Day happened this week we enjoyed Drop Everything and Read and shared our favourite book with someone.

This week’s spelling pattern is oi and oy and we revised some tricky words. Words include toilet, joyful, toy, point, royal, boil and annoying. Tricky words we revised include were, water, because, would, should, could, there and their.

Things to do at home:

  • continue your space landing story 
  • write descriptive sentences describing things you have seen (try to include adjectives, openers and connectives to make them really exciting)
  • research information on the moon to help us celebrate the 50th anniversary

Maths and Numeracy

This week we have been learning about fractions (quarters, halves and thirds). To show our learning we created posters. This included information about how fractions are linked to division and needed to show some examples including word problems. We played some ICT games to enhance our learning.

Things to do at home:


Other areas of the curriculum 

  • In IDL we received a mission about the titanic. We had to research information on ships in general. We used the ipads to do this.
  • In P.E we enjoyed gymnastics and fitness. In gymnastics we made a three step sequence using different balances.
  • We enjoyed going to the book fair.
  • In French we recapped on the days of the week and the weather. We played some games relating to number. There are lots of French number songs on google we used – you can try some at home.

P2M – What we have been learning this week 08.03.19


This week our spelling sound was soft c. We know this makes the s sound. We looked at soft c words ending in ice. This included nice, mice, spice, price and rice. We know that the c makes the s sound and magic e also does it job by making the i sound like igh.

We have also been busy practising our tricky words. Please see previous post for these words.

In Writing we enjoyed entering the school’s writing competition. We had to write about going to the moon (it is the 50th anniversary this year for the first person on the moon). Our star steps included: capital letters/full stops (and some people even tried to use exclamation marks!), describing words (we used some amazing words!) and we had to include a beginning, a middle and an end so our story made sense.

In Reading, we like our group books and really enjoyed visiting the Book Fair and sharing our favourite book on World Book Day. Also, P7 came to read with us which we loved! We think they are great! We look forward to next week’s session.

Things to do at home: 

– practise writing soft c words remembering our best friends and single sounds (see photo above)

– think of different describing words for lots of different things, e.g. the weather, the programme you are watching, your cuddly toys 

– keep reading at home! What books are you going to read?! 

Maths and Numeracy

We continued our SEAL work. We are thinking of numbers before and after, sequencing numbers, adding two numbers together and counting and copying patterns.

We are also continuing to build our money skills. Some of us are trying to recognise the coins, some of us are using coins to buy things and others are even trying to add some money together.

Things to do at home:

– ask the number before and after 

– put different numbers in order, from smallest to biggest or vice versa

– add two numbers together (using counters/objects if necessary)

– keep trying to use coins in real life contexts, e.g. when going to the shops and saving in your piggy bank

Other areas of the curriculum 

We had some special visitors! We had a visit from a Tawny Owl (called Haggis), a bird of prey (called Squeak) and an Eagle Owl (called Wizzar). We learned that you can stick a finger through a tawny owls’ neck because he has so many feathers, the owls can eat big animals, an eagle owl can eat a whole rabbit and a tawny owl can twist its head around! We loved watching all of them spread their wings!

We have spent lots of time practising for our show! It is really fun and we can;t wait to show you all!

P2M – Week beginning 25th February


This week we restarted our work on SEAL (this is our mental arithmetic work). The groups worked on sequencing numbers, adding two collections (hidden as you can see in the third picture below) and associating movements with numbers. This is helping us build our mental strategies which we can apply in lots of different contexts.




We continued using the Edinburgh Sound Chart to revise our sounds. We are so good at it that we are the teachers – we love doing this!






We have been busy learning the songs for the Primary 2 show. Please continue to learn your speaking part at home.


We enjoyed using the new equipment outside this week.









P2M – What we have been learning this week 22.02.18



This week we have been busy learning about magic e- i_e. Words we looked at were fine, side, chime, pipe, pine, spine, grime,

We continue to enjoy and discuss the “Owl who was afraid of the dark”

In Bear, we have enjoyed working with a partner and discussing our opinions about the book we are reading.


Maths and Numeracy

We continue to practise amounts of money.  We are also practising counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.

Things you can do at home:



Other areas of the curriculum

Health and Wellbeing – the school’s new Building Resilience topic was launched at assembly – Get Active! We enjoyed learning the Sid Shuffle! Here is a link in case you want to stay active at home in a fun way!



P2M – What we have been learning this week 08.02.19


This week we revised our learning on magic e! Please see previous posts for words we have covered. We understand what the job of the magic e is – it turns a short vowel (bouncy sound) into a long vowel (stretchy sound).

We enjoyed practising our tricky words (see last week’s post for words).


We continue to enjoy “The owl who was afraid of the dark”.


Things to do at home:

look for magic e words about – talk about what happens to the vowel

read different books at home and discuss what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story

Maths and Numeracy 

This week we continued learning about money. We enjoyed using money to pay for different items – we even had a little shop in the classroom. Some of us found this tricky so will keep practising this after the holiday.

Things to do at home:

keep practising to count forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s

explore the coins/notes – what coins would pay for different items (up to £1/£2)

Other areas of the curriculum 

Generation Science

We has so much fun learning about forces. We enjoyed different activities learning about floating, sinking, pulling, pushing, friction and gravity.

Before completing the experiments, we had to predict what we think would happen! This is important as all scientists do this – we were little scientists for the morning.

IDL (Topic)

We enjoyed learning all about the moon and answering some of our questions like “why does the moon shine?” and “where does the moon go when the sun is up?” We used a torch to show the sun, a mirror to represent the moon and a ball for the earth. This helped us understand that the sun’s light reflects on the moon (and the earth).



We are learning how to follow and say classroom instructions. This included listen, look, sit down, stand up, write and hands up.

P2 Show

Exciting News – this week we started preparing for the P2 Show! Watch this space for more details.


Have a wonderful holiday!

P2M – What we have been learning this week 01.02.19


This week we continued with magic e – specifically o-e. Words we looked at include home, hole, alone, zone and cone. We know the o turns to a stretchy sound and sounds like O.

We re-started our work on tricky words. Please ask your child which colour words they are and see the list below to practise at home (writing and reading them).

I, is, the, his, to, put, he, was, me, want, saw, no

go, be, she, are, they, all, some, come, said, one, you, her, of, were, there, into, here, do, as

so, very, every, two, only, over, any, water, many, would, should, could, where, why, find, kind. 

We finished reading “Man on the Moon”. We pretended to be aliens and thought about what life would be like on earth if we were an alien.

Our group books started this week – please keep reading at home! 🙂



Things to do at home:

spot magic e words in books you are reading – talk about the sound the o makes 


Maths and Numeracy

This week we started our block on Money.

We revisited what the coins look like and started to make up amounts with coins (under £1 for most). We enjoyed making the amounts and will continue to do this next week.

Things to do at home:

practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s backwards

talk about money – show coins and even let your child pay for things in shops


Professor ECO show

We had an ECO show presented by Professor ECO! He discussed the different ways we can save energy and look after our school.




Have a lovely weekend!


P2M – What we have been learning this week 25.01.19



This week we continued our magic e investigation with i – e. This includes: pip=pipe, grim=grime, pin=pine and spin=spine.

We braved the cold earlier in the week and challenged each other with magic e words. We loved racing against each other, making sure we sounded out the words.

We continued reading our class book – “Man On The Moon. We thought about sequencing events.





Things to do at home – 

Find more magic e words. Can you find any outdoors?

Read a variety of books at home. Can you find any facts about the moon?



Maths and Numeracy

This week we continued to learn about number patterns. We are becoming more confident when counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.





Things to do at home – 


Other areas of the curriculum 

We started to plan our new topic – The Dark. We thought about what we knew and what we would like to know. We are going to have lots of fun finding out.

ecadb568-923e-4323-ab8d-4b91cf91b58e9eb220be-65c6-49ab-ba13-ccf4c47c6b2eAs there were the most questions asked about the moon, this is where we will start our learning.



We enjoyed listening to our budding guitarists!



Have a lovely weekend!

P2M – What we have been learning this week 18.01.19


This week we have been learning about the magic e rule. We know the magic e is special – it makes a short vowel turn into a long vowel. This week we looked at magic e words with a. This included cap=cape, mat=mate, pan=pane and same=same.

We enjoyed our magic e word hunt. We had to find words hidden in the classroom and turn them into magic e words.


In Reading we started our class book “A Man on the Moon”. We enjoyed pretending to be on the moon – some of us even saw aliens! We predicted what the story was about, discussed the main events and asked questions about the story. We will keep reading this next week.

Things to to do at home –

find magic e words (with a) in books you are reading at home

predict and ask questions about different books at home

Maths and Numeracy


This week we have been learning about shape and number patterns. We know that we must spot the pattern before we continue it. If it is a shape pattern we know we repeat the pattern to continue it and if it is a number pattern we need to work out what we are counting up in. This is quite tricky so will keep doing this next week.

Things to do at home –

spot patterns in the environment and discuss why they are patterns

count in different steps (for example you could count how many footsteps you take but count up in 2s)

Expressive Arts

We made aliens with paper, glue and scissors. Some aliens had huge legs and arms!



Please remember to bring your P.E kit every Wednesday and Friday.

Have a lovely weekend!




P2M – What we have been learning this week 21.12.18

This week we have been busy thinking about and preparing for Christmas.

We became authors this week because we created our own stories on “The Grinch”! We had to remember to include a beginning, middle and end, capital letters and full stops and describing words.

We shared these with P7 who seemed to enjoy them and liked listening to their Christmas stories too!



We have enjoyed making Christmas crafts. image


Our fine motor skills were tested as we had to carefully cut to make neat patterns and had to link the paper together. The hard work paid off though because they look great!

We enjoyed singing Christmas songs, reading Christmas stories, Ceilidh dancing and of course our Christmas Party!

We also had a visit from Santa last night! He left footprints and a letter! We were so excited! (The photo of the footprints is after the class came in in the morning so a little bit messy!)


merry christmas sign

Photo by Brett Sayles on

It has been a busy first term in P2M. Thank you for your support and kindness this year. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in January!

Miss Martin and Mrs McFarlane.

P3T – What we have been learning this week 10.12.18


In Maths and Numeracy we have been learning about doubles. This is when you add the same number together – e.g. 5 + 5 = 10, 50 + 50 = 100, 45 + 45 = 90. You can practise this at home by asking doubles.

We have also worked on bar charts. This is when we collect information and display results. We asked people about favourite books & showed the results in a bar graph. You can do this at home with how many different foods you have in the cupboard, items not tidied away in your room, anything you can think of really! Remember your bar chart needs to be clear to show the information.



In Writing this week we have been working with our Talk Partners to write the story of the Nativity. We had to encourage our Talk Partners, use punctuation and include finger spaces. We produced some great work and will finish these next week.



This week we finished our magnetic games in our home teams and started on toy number 2! We are now making a board game! We need to include detail in our board games! We are excited to make them and look forward to doing this next week.