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P2M – What we have been learning this week 22.02.18

Literacy 

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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:

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html

 

 

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!

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P2M – What we have been learning this week 08.02.19

Literacy 

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

http://www.ictgames.com/payForIt/index.html

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).

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French

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

Literacy

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! 🙂

 

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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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

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.

 

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Have a lovely weekend!

 

P2M – What we have been learning this week 25.01.19

 

Literacy

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.

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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.

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We enjoyed listening to our budding guitarists!

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

P2M – What we have been learning this week 18.01.19

Literacy

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

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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 –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

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!)

 

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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

Maths 

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.

 

Literacy 

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.

 

IDL 

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.

 

P2M – What we have been learning this week 23.11.18

Literacy

This week is Book Week Scotland! We’ve had fun doing lots of different activities! This included listening to a super funny storyteller, getting our Book Bags, Reading with P7M and watching an Author’s Live! We have decided to read with P7M weekly as we really enjoyed it!

In Spelling this week we have focused on the sound oa and ow. We know it sounds like o. This includes boat, toad, low and show. This was quite tricky so will keep doing this next week.

In Writing, we wrote about an experience and had to remember all of our star steps. Ask us about what they were!

We have been practising all of the cursive letters since the summer! This includes c, o, d, a, g, q and s.

Maths

We have been learning about equal groups. This means each group needs to have an equal amount. Try doing this at home – you can use anything!

We have also been learning about shapes. 2D and 3D. We are trying to name and describe them. For example we know a square has 4 equal sided sides. A cube is made up of squares.

Other areas of the curriculum

In HWB we have enjoyed meeting people’s Worry Monsters! We started our Dance block in P.E. We practised skipping and side stepping.

We have been learning about the Digestive System! It was cool!

We enjoyed decorating Christmas Tree decorations! The stars look very colourful.

We raised lots of money for Marie Curie by giving away our plants. Thank you all very much!

Finally, we have been weeding in the school playground. This was fun and a bit dirty!

P2C – Reflective Friday – 23.11.18

Literacy

This week is Book Week Scotland! We’ve had fun doing lots of different activities! This included listening to a super funny storyteller, getting our Book Bags and watching an Author’s Live!

In Spelling this week we have focused on the sound oa. We know it sounds like o. This includes boat and toad.

In Writing, we wrote about an experience and had to remember all of our star steps. Ask us about what they were!

We have been practising all of the cursive letters since the summer! This includes c, o, d, a, g, q and s.

Maths

We have been learning about equal groups. This means each group needs to have an equal amount. Try doing this at home – you can use anything!

We have also been learning about shapes. 2D and 3D. We are trying to name and describe them. For example we know a square has 4 equal sided sides. A cube is made up of squares.

Other areas of the curriculum

In HWB we have enjoyed meeting people’s Worry Monsters!

We have been learning about the Digestive System! It was cool!

We enjoyed decorating Christmas Tree decorations!

We raised lots of money for Marie Curie by giving away our plants. Thank you all very much!

Finally, we have been weeding in the school playground. This was fun and a bit dirty!

P2M – what we have been learning this week 09.11.18

Literacy

In Handwriting we have been practising the letter ‘s’. Some of us are finding this tricky – we will keep doing this next week.

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In Spelling, we have been looking at the sound I. We know it can be written as y (my, sky, spy and by) and igh (night, knight, light and tight). We have also been practising our tricky words from block one and two.

In Writing, we were learning to write about an experience. We had to try to include describing words, full stops, finger spaces and capital letters. We did a great job!

Maths and Numeracy

In Numeracy, we were spotting patterns to see what numbers we had in our ten frames. We thought this was okay and managed well.

We also practised our number recognition to 20 by playing different games.

 

In Maths, we used our knowledge of tally marks to collect information and started to present this using block/bar graphs. We enjoyed this!

Other areas of the curriculum

  • In HWB, our new Building Resilience topic is “Talk it over”. One thing we were to do to help us talk things through is make a worry monster! They look cool!

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In P.E. we are continuing with gymnastics. We were creating sequences by using our skills of balancing, jumping, travelling and rolling. We will keep doing this next week.

We started our topic – “The Body”. We looked at the sense this week. These are touch, see, hear, taste and smell. We had to feel what was in different cups – this was fun!

Christmas Card designs for the Mp’s competition are being sent home. If you would like your child to enter then please return the card and the permission slip. Thanks.