Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L End of Year Blog 30.06.2022

P2 Parents and Carers,

We would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for all your help, support and understanding this year. It’s been such a wonderful (and fast) year in P2 and we have truly loved every minute of it!

As we say goodbye to our learners we would like to say how proud we are of all of them – they are just an amazing group of young, enthusiastic, fantastic learners. They have shown resilience, grown, learned lots but most of all had fun along the way!

It’s hard to sum up our year in one last post – so we have one last gift for you…….we have put together a short video for you to share and enjoy together at home (huge thanks to Miss Livesey for organising). We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. The link to the video will be shared with you via email (this is our secure school YouTube channel and can only be accessed via the link).

Lastly, we would like to thank you for all your kind words, cards and gifts – never expected but always so generous and thoughtful xxx

Enjoy the summer, have fun, make memories and look forward to being big Primary 3s!

Love and best wishes,

Miss McGhee and Miss Livesey xxx

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 24.06.2022

Hello and Happy Friday 

We can’t believe next week is the last week of P2! 

Literacy  

  • Sounds – revision week 
  • Dictation (revision week): cape, bite, hope, tube, Pete, giant, face, gem, city, pencil 
  • Hold the sentence: I’m going to the city with Pete the giant 
  • Dictation/Hold the Sentence: this week we marked each other’s dictation using ‘Pink of Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback.  
  • Writing: My Favourite Things About P2 – this piece of writing was sent home 
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are: 
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)  
  • Use connectives 
  • Use contractions 
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning 
  • Handwriting – letter size/formation control  

Reading  

  • ORT book 
  • BEAR Time 
  • In class activities 
  • Book review  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table 
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s  
  • Fractions – whole, halves, quarters, thirds  
  • Fractions – whole class, independent and pairs learning 

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE:  Fitness, Games and Yoga 
  • Health and Well-being: Daily Mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Calm Time  
  • Topic: RSHP ‘Looking After Plants and Animals’ 
  • Topic: Presentations 
  • Social Studies: Oxgangs Library Visitor  
  • Social Studies: I Love My Bus 

Let’s talk learning! 

  1. Can you tell me about the Summer Reading Challenge? Would you like to join in?  
  1. Can you tell me about riding the bus for free?  
  1. Can you tell me the benefits of taking the bus? 
  1. Tell me how you did with your presentation! 

P2 Mogs 

P2M did an amazing job with their presentations and posters (thank you very much for all your help and support with these at home – they are awesome!). All children spoke independently and clearly, used eye contact and answered one question from their classmates – well done P2, I’m very proud of you!  

P2 Ladybirds 

Ladybirds did an amazing job with their presentations, speaking clearly, looking at their audience and answering questions. We all had so much fun listening to them and learning about some new things (me included!). Thank you so much for al of your effort and support in helping your children prepare for these, they truly were fantastic! I was so proud of all of the children for standing in front of the class and sharing their presentations so confidently! Well done P2L 😊  

Looking forward to next week 

  • Phonics – re-cap week  
  • Dictation/ Hold the sentence – revision week 
  • Dictation/ Hold the sentence – we will be peer marking! 
  • Writing  
  • Maths: Fractions 
  • Reading in class  
  • Wednesday 29th June will be our Pride Day at Buckstone – we are encouraging all children to ‘Be Yourself’ and wear rainbow colours (it doesn’t need to be the whole rainbow, just any bright colours). There is no donation aspect, it is just a chance to wear rainbow colours and raise awareness.  

Wednesday 29th – P2 are invited to bring a toy from home  for a fun day at school! Please don’t bring any toys that are of value or very special – children will also be responsible for looking after their toy.  

Thursday 30th – P2 are welcome to bring a ‘cinema snack’ for our movie afternoon. Sadly, we cannot provide snacks in class due to the Edinburgh Council Policy 🙁  

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

Learning Stories – please return these to school as soon as possible. We need them back for the transition from P2 to P3, thanks.  

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. Have a lovely weekend, see you all on Monday for our last week of P2, eeeeeeek!  

The P2 Team 😊  

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 17.06.2022

Hello and Happy Friday 

This week P2 enjoyed meeting their new P3 teachers and spending some time in their new classroom! Over the next two weeks we will have lots of discussions and do lots of activities to make the transition to P3 as smooth and fun as possible. We understand this can be a worrying time for children as they anticipate a lot of change, but as always, we are here to help, support and comfort!   

Literacy  

  • Phonics: adding the suffix -ed 
  • Dictation: played, landed, melted, pushed, kicked, twisted 
  • Hold the sentence: When I kicked the ball I twisted my foot.  
  • Dictation/Hold the Sentence: we are marking our own learning using ‘Pink of Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback.  
  • Writing: Primary 3  
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are: 
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)  
  • Use connectives 
  • Use contractions 
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning 
  • Handwriting – letter size/formation control  

Reading  

  • ORT book 
  • BEAR Time 
  • In class activities 
  • Book review  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table 
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s  
  • Fractions – whole, halves, quarters, thirds  
  • Fractions – whole class, independent and pairs learning 

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE:  Fitness, Games and Yoga 
  • Health and Well-being: Daily Mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Calm Time  
  • Topic: RSHP ‘Looking After Plants and Animals’ 
  • Art – designing ‘thank you’ cards for The Edinburgh School Uniform Bank 
  • Social Study – The Edinburgh School Uniform Bank: discussions on what this is and why it’s important.  

Thank you very much for your donations so far! If you would like to donate, P1 are collecting new white school t-shirts/shirts and socks. You can leave these in the box outside P1 or hand them to Miss McGhee or Miss Livesey.  

Let’s talk learning! 

  1. Can you explain whole, halves and quarters – draw a picture to teach me! 
  1. What is the special name for ‘ed’ at the end of a word – it begins with ‘s’  
  1. How are you doing with the PACE challenge?  
  1. What things does a pet need to be safe, healthy and looked after?  

Wordle of the Week – 

Looking forward to next week 

  • Presentations! Next week P2 will be given the opportunity to do an oral presentation to their class. To support your child’s learning please can you help them to design a poster linked to our topic ‘Looking After Plants and Animals’ 
  • Suggested themes for the poster: 
  • Life Cycles (choose one animal or insect) 
  • How to grow a plant (steps and instructions)   
  • What do animals need to be safe and healthy (choose one animal) 
  • Why it’s important to look after plants 
  • Why it’s important to look after animals  
  • The poster can be any size (one side). Please try to include: a title, facts, words, pictures and colour.  
  • Children should aim to share what is on their poster without reading from it (they may want to put notes on the back to help them remember what to say) 
  • Presentations will take place on Thursday and Friday next week 

Star Steps for the presentations are: 

  1. Loud/clear voice 
  2. Eye contact with the class  
  3. Talk for 30 – 60 seconds  
  4. Answer questions from peers/teacher 
  • Phonics – re-cap week  
  • Dictation/ Hold the sentence – revision week 
  • Dictation/ Hold the sentence – we will be peer marking! 
  • Writing  
  • Reading: ORT reading books (last week of books!) 
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table 
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge  
  • Maths: Fractions 

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

Learning Stories – please return these to school as soon as possible. We need them back for the transition from P2 to P3, thanks.  

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. Have a lovely weekend, see you all on Monday!  

The P2 Team 😊  

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L class blog 01.06.2022

Hello and Happy Wednesday! 

A short but busy week! We really enjoyed celebrating the Jubilee and getting dressed in our ‘finest’ clothes.  

Here is a little look at our week…….. 

Literacy  

  • New Sounds: magic e (with a, e, i, o and u) 
  • Dictation: mate, Pete, kite, hope, tube 
  • Hold the sentence: I fly my kite with my mate Pete.  
  • Dictation/Hold the Sentence: we are marking our own learning using ‘Pink of Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback.  
  • SWST – Single Word Spelling Test 
  • Writing: No writing in jotters this week 
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are: 
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)  
  • Use connectives 
  • Use contractions 
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning 
  • Handwriting – letter size/formation control  

Reading  

  • No book sent home this week 
  • Reading activities covered in class  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table 
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s  
  • Estimating – length 
  • Measure – length 
  • Standard units (cms) 
  • Using a ruler  

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE:  Fitness and Yoga 
  • Health and Well-being: Daily Mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Meditation. This week the children have enjoyed Bubble Mediation. Here is the link for you to relax too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEuFi9PxKuo 
  • Health and Well-being: Emotions 
  • Art – window display for the Jubilee Party  
  • Art – self-portraits (for the time capsule) 

Tomato Plants 

  • Recycled pots – thank you for sending these in! 
  • Plants came home this week 
  •  Tomato Grow Chart: steps 3, 4 and 5 achieved. Don’t forget to add the stickers to your chart 
  • We hope you enjoy following the rest of the steps at home!  

Let’s talk learning! 

  1. Can you tell me about Magic e? What does it do to the vowel sound? 
  1. What are the 5 vowels?  
  1. Can you show me your actions to Dancing Queen? 
  1. Can you explaine what ‘estimating’ is? 

P2 Mogs 

  • We re-planted our tomato plants……….. 
  • Jubilee Garden Party ready……… 

P2 Ladybirds 

Looking forward to next week 

  • P2 trip – Tuesday 7th June 
  • New Sounds: soft c and g  
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing: Poems  
  • Reading: non-fiction book 
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table 
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge  
  • Maths: Measure and Estimating 

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

On Tuesday 7th June P2M and P2L will be going on a class trip to Dynamic Earth! 

We are super excited to be going on a trip and can’t wait to have lots of fun. Please remember to pay via Parent Pay by Friday 3rd June. It would also be super helpful if you could give your child a home packed lunch that day – thanks! 

Our Trip itinerary: 

10.30 – LEAVE SCHOOL  

11:15 – ARRIVE AT DYNAMIC EARTH 

11:30 – PLANETARIUM 

12:00 – TOUR (1hr) 

13:00 – FINISH (GOING TO ARTHUR’S SEAT FOR LUNCH) 

14.30 – ARRIVE BACK AT SCHOOL  

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. Have a lovely long weekend, see you all on Monday!  

The P2 Team 😊  

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 27.05.2022

Hello and Happy Friday! 

This week has been another busy week of learning and fun, here is a little of what we have been doing……. 

Literacy  

  • New Sounds: Final Blends – sp, ft, lk, nt, ng, nk 
  • Dictation: wasp, soft, milk, hunt, bang, chunk 
  • Hold the sentence: I bang my drum and sing my song. 
  • Dictation/Hold the Sentence: we are marking our own learning using ‘Pink for Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback.  
  • Writing (Poems): This week we focussed on rhyming   
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are: 
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)  
  • Use connectives 
  • Use contractions 
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning 
  • Handwriting – letter size/formation control  

Reading  

  • New reading books were sent home on Monday  
  • This week we explored non-fiction books 
  • The colour code for the non-fiction book is directly linked to the ORT level your child is currently working on  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table 
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s  
  • Estimating 
  • Measure (length) 
  • Non-standard units (hands and feet) 
  • Standard units (cms) 
  • Using a ruler  

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE:  Fitness and Yoga 
  • Health and Well-being: Daily Mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Meditation. This week the children have enjoyed Bubble Mediation. Here is the link for you to relax too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEuFi9PxKuo 
  • Health and Well-being: Emotions 
  • RSHP/Topic: Life Cycles  

Tomato Plants 

  • On Monday can learners please bring a recycled plant pot to re-pot their tomato plant. Please use the bottom of a plastic bottle or milk carton! 
  • Recycled pots – it would be very helpful if pots could come into school with your child’s name. Please feel free to decorate your pots! 
  • Once we have re-potted the plants they will be coming home, and we will achieve stickers 3 and 4!  
  • Tomato Grow Chart: steps 1 and 2 achieved. Don’t forget at add stickers 1 and 2 to your chart! 

Let’s talk learning! 

  1. Can you tell me some of your dictation words? 
  1. What were your 6 sounds this week? 
  1. Can you show me how to draw a line using a ruler? 
  1. Can you explain a ‘Life Cycle’? 

P2 Mogs 

  • This week we have started to explore ‘contraction’ words. Words we have covered are: 
  • I am = I’m 
  • Do not = don’t 
  • Is not = isn’t 
  • There is = there’s  
  • Cannot = can’t  
  • P2L joined us for PE in the hall on Thursday. We had a great time joining in with a fitness video on the big screen………. 
  • We had fun looking at the life cycles of butterflies and frogs…….. 

P2 Ladybirds 

  • Having fun and keeping fit with P2M…….. 
  • We had fun looking at the life cycles of butterflies and frogs……… 

Looking forward to next week 

  • New Sounds: Magic e (a,e,i)  
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing: Poems  
  • Reading – Due to only being in school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday no book will be coming home this week. We will cover reading in class.  
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table 
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge  
  • Maths: Measure and Estimating 
  • The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations! 

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

Please can all children have a pair of indoor shoes to keep at school – this helps us to keep the carpet in the classroom dry and clean. Thank you!  

If possible, we would be grateful for a few more boxes of tissues – just to get us to the end of Term 3. Thanks!  

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. Have a lovely weekend, see you all on Monday!  

The P2 Team 😊  

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 06.05.2022

Hello and Happy Friday! 

We’ve enjoyed hearing about the children’s long weekends this week!  

Literacy  

  • Sounds revision week: br, cr, dr, fr, pr, tr, bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl 
  • Dictation: brush, crab, drum, frog, pram, trot, black, cloth, flick, glad, plop, slip  
  • Hold the sentence: “My frog can play a drum” 
  • Dictation/Hold the Sentence: we have started marking our own learning using ‘Pink of Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback. You’ll be able to see this in your child’s Learning Story!  
  • Writing: The Long Weekend – this was an independent piece of writing  
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are: 
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)  
  • Using different types of punctuation 
  • Using exclamation marks/question marks  
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning 
  • Handwriting – ascenders and descenders  

Reading  

  • Reading assessment week – new books will come home on Monday 9th May  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table  

Other Curricular Areas 

  • P2M PE: throwing and catching games, tig, fitness  
  • P2L PE: team games, yoga and fitness  
  • Health and Well-being: continuing with the daily mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Wellbeing Webs 

Let’s talk learning! 

  1. Can you tell me what a Wellbeing Web is? 
  1. Can you count in 3s? 
  1. Can you tell me about ‘Pink for Think and Green for Great’?  

P2 Mogs 

  • This term our Topic is: Looking After Plants and Animals. Over the next few weeks, we will explore this topic and we will also plan to do an individual presentation to the class. We are looking forward to seeing the learners present and share their learning! More information will follow nearer the time 
  • P2M are enjoying marking their own learning ‘Pink for Think’ and/or ‘Green for Great’. Here is an example…… 

P2 Ladybirds 

  • This term our Topic is: Looking After Plants and Animals. Over the next few weeks, we will explore this topic and we will also plan to do an individual presentation to the class. We are looking forward to seeing the learners present and share their learning! More information will follow nearer the time. 

Looking forward to next week 

  • New Sounds  
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing: Poems  
  • Reading Groups 
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table 
  • Maths: Measure and Estimating 
  • Health and well-being: Emotions 
  • PE – Sport’s Day Focus  

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

In the morning, P2 doors open at 08.50 and will close at 08.55. If the doors are closed when you arrive, please go with your child to the office door (please don’t knock on the classroom door to be let in). We ask you to do this, so your child is registered properly, in case of any emergencies. Thank you for your support and understanding.  

Please can we ask all learners to have a pair of indoor shoes and a spare set of clothes to keep at school – thank you 

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. See you on Monday!  

The P2 Team 😊  

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 29.04.2022

Hello and Happy Friday! 

Welcome back to Term 3 of primary 2! We hope you all had a lovely, restful Easter Break.  It has been lovely to see the children and hear all about the fun things they did in the break – thank you for sharing with us!  

Literacy  

  • Sounds revision week: sc, sk, sm, sn 
  • Dictation: scar, scan, skip, skin, smell, smash, snap, snug 
  • Hold the sentence 
  • Dictation/Hold the Sentence: this week we have started marking our own learning using ‘Pink of Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback 
  • Tricky Words – reading assessment 
  • Writing: Easter Break – this was an independent piece of writing  
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are: 
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)  
  • Using different types of punctuation 
  • Using exclamation marks/question marks  
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning 
  • Handwriting – ascenders and descenders  

Reading  

  • Reading assessment week – new books will come home on Monday 9th May  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Revision of addition and subtraction strategies  
  • ‘Traffic Light’ challenge  
  • Marking our own learning as a class  

Other Curricular Areas 

  • P2M PE: badminton skills, team games and fitness  
  • P2L PE: team games, yoga and fitness  
  • Health and Well-being: continuing with the daily mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Ready, Respectful, Safe  
  • RME: Ramadan  

Let’s talk learning! 

  1. Can you tell me something you learned about Ramadan? 
  1. Can you tell me about the maths ‘Traffic Light’ challenge? 
  1. Tell me about ‘Loose Parts’ play this week 
  1. Can you tell me about ‘Pink for Think and Green for Great’?  

Word(le) of the Week! 

P2 Mogs 

  • Drama: Ready, Respectful, Safe – this week we acted out one of our school rules in groups of 3 
  • RME: We enjoyed the story ‘Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story’ and learned about fasting  
  • Assessments: ORT reading and ‘Tricky Words’ 
  • We enjoyed ‘Loose Parts’ play in the sunshine with P2L 

P2 Ladybirds 

  • We have enjoyed being back together and sharing what we did in the Easter break. It sounds like everyone had a lovely time! 
  • RME – We enjoyed learning about Ramadan and the festival of Eid. It was lovely to hear what some of the children in our class do to celebrate!  
  • Assessments: ‘Tricky words’ and Reading stages 
  • It has been so lovely going out for ‘Loose Parts’ play in the sun with P2M. It was great to see the whole of P2  socialising with each other. 

Looking forward to next week 

  • Monday and Tuesday – Holiday 
  • Sounds Revision  
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing  
  • Reading: due to holidays on the 2nd and 3rd the next book will come home on Monday 9th May. Take this time to read and enjoy some of your child’s favourite books!  
  • Numeracy: introduce 3 times table  
  • Maths: Direction 
  • Health and well-being: Emotions 
  • PE 

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd are Holidays  

Please can we ask all learners to have a pair of indoor shoes and a spare set of clothes to keep at school – thank you 

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. We hope you enjoy 2 extra days off – see you all on Wednesday! 

The P2 Team 😊  

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 25.03.2022

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today P2M are saying goodbye to Miss Mulholland. It has been lovely having Miss Mulholland with us for the past 12 weeks – we will miss her! Miss Mulholland has helped the children in P2M to learn, grow in confidence and have lots of fun along the way – thank you! We wish her all the best for the future and hope she enjoys having her own class in August 😊

Literacy

  • Sounds of the week: “gr”, “pr” and “tr”
  • Dictation: gran, grip, prod, pram, trick, trot
  • Hold the sentence:  I played a trick on my gran.
  • Tricky Words: review of current block (reading)
  • Tricky Words: spelling
  • Writing “I can ask a question”
  • Writing: using question marks correctly
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 2 are:
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)
  • Ask 3 questions about someone
  • Use question marks correctly  
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning
  • Handwriting – cursive and pre-cursive writing practice. This includes drawing, colouring in and cutting to promote hand strength and pencil control.

Reading

  • ORT books
  • Reading/Literacy activities in class
  • Spelling games- linked to words from the reading books
  • Completing a book review – this helps us to develop critical thinking skills
  • Reading our writing to the whole class (choice activity)

Maths/Numeracy

  • Revision of subtraction strategies
  • PACE multiplication challenge
  • Multiplication (5 Times Table)
  • Information Handling- Tally Marks and Bar Graphs
  • SEAL – counting sounds and exploring dot patterns with a learning partner

Other Curricular Areas

  • PE: Yoga and ball skills- we now have access to the hall for PE once per week
  • Art – our focus this term is art inspired by Monet. This week we explored Monet’s life and what inspired him to become an artist
  • Health and Well-being: P2 are now doing the ‘Daily Mile’.  Daily Mile does not make up part of our PE time.
  • Health and Well-being – Friendships and Acts of Kindness
  • Science – this week we have explored animals and habitats

Let’s talk learning!

  1. Can you tell me some words with the ‘gr’ sound?
  2. Can you tell me what instrument you were playing?
  3. Can you tell me about question marks?
  4. Can you tell me what a bar chart graph is?

P2 Mogs

  • P2M enjoyed playing Rounders at the Waterboard Field this morning!
  • This week, P2 have enjoyed learning about information handling. The children enjoyed tallying the colours of Smarties in a tube and producing a bar graph from this.
  • The children enjoyed some active spelling activities- using chalk to write their words on the playground and shaving foam to trace their words on the class desks!
  • P2M enjoyed learning about space this week! Take a look at our new display on the classroom window!

P2 Ladybirds

  • Welcome back to Miss Livsey – we missed you lots!
  • This week, P2L have enjoyed creating Monet styled pictures using paints and watercolours!
  • P2L enjoyed participating in some drama. This involved the children acting as ‘space cadets’ and taking on an adventure into outer space!
  • P2L enjoyed having P2M join them for PE. This was a great lesson which allowed the whole peer group to be brought together!
  • The class also enjoyed played musical instruments with Mrs McFarlan

Looking forward to next week

  • New sounds
  • Dictation
  • Hold the sentence
  • Writing – using question marks continued
  • Reading: ORT books
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge (5 times table)
  • Numeracy: 5 times table
  • Maths: information handling- pie charts
  • Health and well-being: friendships
  • PE- ball skills

Extra Information/ polite reminders

We are looking forward to chatting about all the amazing learning so far in P2 on Monday and Tuesday!

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day.

Thanks for your continued help and support. We hope you all have a lovely weekend,

The P2 Team 😊

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 18.03.2022

Hello and Happy Friday!

We hope you are all staying safe and well! We have had another busy week of learning and having fun………….

Literacy

  • Sounds of the week: “br”, “cr”, “dr”, “fr”
  • Dictation: brush, crab, drum, frog, crash, drip
  • Hold the sentence:  The frog can play the drum.
  • Tricky Words: review of current block (reading)
  • Tricky Words: spelling
  • Writing “Exciting Writing!”
  • Writing: using exclamation marks to show our writing is exciting!   
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 2 are:
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)
  • using different types of punctuation
  • Using exclamation marks
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning
  • Handwriting – cursive letter formation
  • Handwriting – cursive and pre-cursive writing practice. This includes drawing, colouring in and cutting to promote hand strength and pencil control.

Reading

  • ORT books
  • Reading/Literacy activities in class
  • Spelling games- linked to words from the reading books
  • Completing a book review – this helps us to develop critical thinking skills
  • Reading our writing to the whole class (choice activity)

Maths/Numeracy

  • PACE multiplication challenge
  • Multiplication (5 Times Table)
  • Information Handling- Tally Marks and Bar Graphs
  • SEAL – sharing equal amounts

Other Curricular Areas

  • PE: Yoga and ball skills- we now have access to the hall for PE once per week
  • Art – our focus this term is art inspired by Monet. This week we explored Monet’s life and what inspired him to become an artist
  • Health and Well-being: P2 are now doing the ‘Daily Mile’.  Daily Mile does not make up part of our PE time.
  • Health and Well-being – Friendships and Acts of Kindness

Let’s talk learning!

  1. Can you tell me some words with the ‘br’ sound?
  2. Can you tell me who Monet is?
  3. Can you tell me about rainbow spelling?
  4. What level are you on the PACE challenge?

Wordle of the Week

P2 Mogs

  • This week, P2 have enjoyed learning about information handling. The children liked surveying each other’s eye colour and then turning this information into a bar graph. We also coloured in pictures of our eyes to create a class bar graph as part of a new display.
  • P2 enjoyed rainbow spelling. This was a new activity to most learners, and they liked being able to use coloured pencil to write their new words.

P2 Ladybirds

  • This week, P2L have enjoyed continuing to practice for the P2 show.
  • They also enjoyed playing a 2 and 5 times table boardgame with Miss McGhee on Tuesday

Can you complete the 5x table? Time yourself!

Looking forward to next week

  • New sound: gr, pr and tr
  • Tricky Words – spelling activity
  • Dictation
  • Hold the sentence
  • Writing
  • Reading: ORT books
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge (5 times table)
  • Numeracy: 2 and 5 times table
  • Maths: information handling
  • Health and well-being
  • PE- ball skills

Extra Information/ polite reminders

P2M- On Friday 25th March, P2M will be having a having a small goodbye party to say goodbye to Miss Mulholland. There will be nibbles (dietary requirements considered) and party games/prizes. Please feel welcome to wear party clothes if you wish!

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. We thank you for your understanding if you’ve had to wait a little longer than usual for a reply to emails – teaching staff will reply when they return to work.

Thanks for your continued help and support. We hope you all have a lovely weekend,

The P2 Team 😊

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2M and P2L Class Blog 11.02.2022

Hello and Happy Friday! 

Literacy  

  • Sound of the week: “ow” 
  • Dictation: cow, bow, now, how, down, town 
  • Hold the sentence:  The cow can run down town. 
  • Tricky Words: revision of all (spelling) 
  • Writing “February Holiday”. 
  • Writing: using commas to write a list   
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 2 are: 
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)  
  • Using different types of punctuation 
  • Using commas/bullet points  
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning 
  • Handwriting – assessment of cursive letter formation  
  • Handwriting – cursive and pre-cursive writing practice. This includes drawing, colouring in and cutting to promote hand strength and pencil control.  

Reading  

  • ORT books  
  • Reading/Literacy activities in class   
  • Spelling – games linked words from reading books  
  • Reading out loud to the whole class (choice activity)  
  • Completing a book review – this helps us to develop critical thinking skills   
  • Reading our writing to the whole class (choice activity) 

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Revision of subtraction strategies  
  • PACE multiplication challenge  
  • Counting in 2s 
  • Multiplication (2 Times Table) 
  • Money – value of coins and adding coins together 
  • Money – giving change (using subtraction) 
  • Money – role play  

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE: Yoga and Gymnastics skills- we now have access to the hall for PE once per week  
  • Gymnastics – we are starting with balancing skills 
  • Health and Well-being: Friendships    
  • Art – our focus this term is art inspired by Monet. This week we explored landscapes at different times of the day – looking at how the colours change 
  • Health and Well-being: P2 are now doing the ‘Daily Mile’. This is our second week – we are really enjoying. The Daily Mile does not make up part of our PE time. doing our mile after lunch time and it gets us ready for learning in the afternoon 
  • RSHP – Private and PANTS rule.  

Let’s talk learning!  

  1. Can you tell me some words with the ‘ow’ sound  
  1. Can you tell me the ‘PANTS’ rule? 
  1. P2M – what can you tell me about landscapes at different times of the day? 
  1. P2L – Can you give me a fact about the solar system? 
  1. P2L What can you tell me about being safe online? 

Word(le) of the Week! 

P2 Mogs 

  • An in class assessment of ‘Tricky Words’ was carried out this week. Children were given a sheet with their individual progress – please use this sheet to practice reading/writing tricky words at home.
  • This week P2M explored landscapes – this is linked to our Term 2 art topic ‘Monet’. We explored how the same landscape can look different at different times of the day (sunrise, sunset and night) 

P2 Ladybirds 

  • On Monday we found out about the solar system and made posters with a fact we had found out.  
  • We celebrated “Safer Internet Day 2022” on Tuesday and read Digiduck and the Magic Castle which taught us about how to safely play games online.  

Looking forward to next week 

Enjoy a well-earned break – have fun and make lots of new memories. Please feel free to bring one photo to school on the first day back to share at Circle Time! 

After the holidays  

  • New sound: au (haul) 
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing – what we did during the school holiday  
  • Reading: ORT books  
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge (2 times table) 
  • Numeracy: subtraction and multiplication 
  • Numeracy: 5 times table  
  • Maths: Money – giving change  
  • Health and well-being: friendships 
  • PE 
  • Art – landscapes  
  • TWOSDAY – on the first Tuesday after the holiday it is Twosday (22.02.2022). We plan to celebrate by doing 2s activities. Here is some extra information so you can join in and have some fun!

Extra Information/ polite reminders 

  • A little reminder that both P2 classes use the Class Blog to share learning – we will not be posting on Teams. Our understanding is that classes were added to Teams in case you have to learn from home/isolate – learning will not be posted by the class teacher on a daily basis as we are in class.  
  • It would be helpful if all children could have a change of clothes at school – especially when the weather is wet and the playground is muddy

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. 

We hope you all have a lovely February Break! 

The P2 Team 😊