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P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

21/02/20

Spelling

Please continue to practise the spelling words at home, supporting your child to read and spell the words correctly. There are games and activities for each spelling block on our class spelling city page, please follow the link below:

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

Reading

Reading books are sent home every week. We are also continuing to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark in class and complete a range of learning tasks related to this.

Literacy

 

  • We are continuing to practise our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation – this week the focus was on letters j, k, and l

 

    • In writing we have been learning to retell a familiar story (fairy tales) and add a new ending

 

  • Practising tricky words and ‘Magic e’ making ‘o-e’ sound as in bone

 

 Numeracy

  • We have been learning to recognise and talk about 3D shapes

 

  • We have been continuing to learn 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

 Other Areas

  • We are continuing to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
  • We have been learning through play
  • We have been learning the songs for our P2 show, which is very exciting!

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.

 

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

07/02/20

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.

Tricky Words Block One

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

 

Tricky Words Block Two

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

 

Tricky Words Block Three

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

 

Tricky Words Block Four

other mother another
have give live
work world word
little most old
house also friend

 

Tricky Words Block Five

school before because
story does done
write great move
people again four
eight learn money

 

Tricky Words Block Six

eye won’t answer
even those usual
above buy know
both first walk
don’t idea talk

 

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

There will be no reading books sent home over the February break.

Literacy

    • We have been practising our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation
    • In writing we have been learning to retell a familiar story (fairy tales) using ‘super’ sentences

 

  • Practising tricky words and recapping ‘Magic e’ making the ‘a-e’ (bake) sound and ‘i-e’ sound (bike)

 

Numeracy

  • We have been continuing 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

Here are two games which will support your child’s learning:

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 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

 

Other Areas

  • We are continuing to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and have been learning about the life cycle of barn owls
  • We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
  • We have been learning through play
  • We took part in Forest Kindergarten again this week and the weather was dry!
  • We really enjoyed sharing our learning with you on Wednesday
  • We have also started learning the songs for our P2 show, which is very exciting! More info to follow after the February break.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a holiday!

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

31/01/20

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

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 and including descriptive words
    • Practising tricky words and learning about ‘Magic e’ making the ‘i-e’ sound, as in bike

 

 

Numeracy

  • We have been continuing 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

Here are two games which will support your child’s learning:

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

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

 

 

We have started learning about money and had a Money Talk from RBS. 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 are continuing to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and have been generating questions and ideas for our learning based on this
  • We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
  • We have been learning through play
  • We participated in Learning Teams across the school on Monday
  • We also took part in Forest Kindergarten again this week!
  • We have been discussing the 8 aspects of the SHANARRI/Wellbeing Wheel

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend!

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

24/01/20

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

  • 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

Here are two games which will support your child’s learning:

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 started to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and have been generating questions and ideas for our learning based on this
  • We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
  • We have been learning through play
  • We have been learning a Scots song this week to celebrate Robert Burns. P2 chose Katie Beardie and performed it at our whole school assembly today which was great fun
  • We also took part in Forest Kindergarten which the children loved!

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

17/01/20

Spelling

This week each pupil brought 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, please follow the link below:

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

Reading

We will recommence home reading books next week beginning Monday 20th January.

Literacy

    • We have been doing reading in class this week with a focus on tradition fairy tales
    • We have been practising our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation
    • We have been continuing to write super sentences and were answering a letter from Edgar the dragon
    • Practising tricky words and learning about ‘Magic e’ making the ‘a-e’ sound, as in bake

 

 

Numeracy

  • We have been learning about place value and talking about the digits which make up a number and discussing whether they stand for a group of units, tens or hundreds e.g. 64 is 6 tens and 4 units
  • We have been learning about 2D shapes

Other Areas

  • We have started to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and will be generating questions and ideas for our learning based on this
  • We did a piece of art  using oil pastels linked to The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
  • We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
  • Please return PE kits/indoor shoes to school if you have not already done so
  • We have been learning through play
  • We are looking forward to a busy term – class newsletters with further information will be sent home on Friday 24th January

A reminder that P2WG will start Forest Kindergarten next week starting on Wednesday 22nd January.  Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather with warm clothing, waterproof outer layers including a jacket and trousers if necessary, hat and gloves and waterproof sensible shoes or boots.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

P2 Warty Gruffalos

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’………

In Term 2 your child will receive individual sheets highlighting which words you can practise more at home. 

 

Thank you all very much for your kind cards and gifts, it’s very generous and greatly appreciated! We wish you all a wonderful, merry and relaxing Christmas Break.

Merry Christmas!

 

Mrs Williamson and Mrs Graham

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

13/12/19

 

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Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class
  • We have been discussing the structure of our story books, identifying the problems that happen in them and how they were resolved
  • We have been practising our hand writing
  • We have been continuing to write super sentences and adding describing words
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words

Numeracy

  • We have been doing Christmas maths activities
  • We have been learning about 2D shapes

Other Areas

  • We enjoyed watching the P1 Nativity
  • We really enjoyed performing our Christmas songs on Wednesday
  • We visited the Christmas craft activities that were run by the Parent Council this week and the Enterprise activities that were run by the Primary 7s which was lots of fun
  • We have been learning about hibernation and identifying animals that hibernate
  • We created fantastic Rudolph pictures using oil pastels
  • We have been learning through play

Apologies P2 did not perform their Christmas songs today. They will hopefully have the opportunity to perform them to the whole school next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

6/12/19

This was our last week of sending reading books home, however we will be doing reading in class next week.

The children are always very enthusiastic about wanting to share their achievements, learning and experiences that happen in and out with school. We will be allocating time on a Monday and Wednesday to allow them the opportunity to do this.

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class
  • We have been identifying the settings of our stories and discussing our favourite setting and why
  • We have been practising our hand writing
  • We have been focusing on the ‘nk’ sound this week
  • We have been learning to sequence stories into the correct order, thinking about the beginning, middle and end
  • We have been continuing to write super sentences and adding describing words
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words

Numeracy

  • We have been learning to skip count, focusing on 2s, 5s and 10s
  • We have been practising adding using different strategies e.g. number lines, number bonds, holding numbers in our heads and counting on
  • We have been learning about 2D shapes
  • We have been learning to order and sequence numbers

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • We performed at our Christmas songs at Scottish Water which was lots of fun
  • We have been learning through play

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Have a lovely weekend!

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

22/11/19

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day as we do reading activities linked to their books throughout the week. We will not hand out new reading books if their previous one has not been returned. New books go out on Monday and Tuesdays.

Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

The children are always very enthusiastic about wanting to share their achievements, learning and experiences that happen in and out with school. We will be allocating time on a Monday and Wednesday to allow them the opportunity to do this.

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class and learning to identify the settings in our stories
  • We have been writing sentences and illustrating our favourite characters from our reading books
  • We have been practising out hand writing and learning to form the letters c and d correctly
  •  We have been focusing on the ‘aw’ (paw) and ‘au’ (launch) sound this week
  • We have been learning to write super sentences using our knowledge of capital letters and full stops
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words

Numeracy

  • We have been learning to skip count, focusing on 2s, 5s and 10s
  • We have been practising adding using different strategies e.g. number lines, number bonds, holding numbers in our heads and counting on
  • We have been learning about time with a focus on months and seasons
  • Completing addition sums using a timer to see how quickly we can recall our number facts

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • We have been learning to use balance, co-ordination and fine motor control skills using balls
  • Discussing and how to be kind to others using the ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’ story as a stimulus
  • We have created beautiful, detailed black pen leaf drawings
  • We have started practising our Christmas songs for our performances in December
  • We have been learning through play

Have a lovely weekend!

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

15/11/19

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day as we do reading activities linked to their books throughout the week. We will not hand out new reading books if their previous one has not been returned. New books go out on Monday and Tuesdays.

Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

The children are always very enthusiastic about wanting to share their achievements, learning and experiences that happen in and out with school. We will be allocating time on a Monday and Wednesday to allow them the opportunity to do this.

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class
  • We have been writing sentences and illustrating our favourite part of our reading books
  • We have been practising out hand writing and learning to form the letters b, c and d correctly
  •  We have been focusing on the ‘ou’ (loud) and ‘ow’ (owl) sound this week
  • We have been learning to write super sentences using our knowledge of capital letters and full stops
  •  We have been continuing to learn about syllables to support our decoding of words and reading fluency
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words

Numeracy

  • We have been learning to skip count, focusing on 2s, 5s and 10s
  • We have been practising our knowledge of missing numbers up to 100 using number lines and 100 squares
  • We have been learning about time, days of the week and months of the year
  • Completing addition sums using a timer to see how quickly we can our recall our number facts

 

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • Discussing and how to be kind to others using the ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’ story as a stimulus
  • We have created information sheets and drawings of Giraffes and Penguins
  • We have started practising our Christmas songs for our performances in December

The children really enjoyed dressing up and taking part in raising money for Children in Need.

Have a lovely weekend!