P2 Magical Nurses Mrs McFarlane and Mrs Nicholson

P2MN Blog 07.10.22

Dear Parents/ Carers,  

This week in P2 we have been learning: 

Literacy  

In literacy we have learned two new vowel diagraphs oa (as in goat, moat, boat) and ow (as in blow, snow and row). They both make the same sound.  We talked about the fact that oa is usually found in the middle of words and ow at the end.

In writing we have continued to learn how to write instructions.  

In handwriting we have been working on how to form the letter s in cursive script. 

At home 

  • Yesterday your child took home her/his reading book. We have been reading the book at school during the week therefore your child should be able to read the book without support (they might need support with some words). This is a showcase of their learning at school. 
  • Your child should also have a word wall related to the stage they are reading. They should become confident in reading these words. 
  • Handwriting, children could continue to practise writing their first and surname in cursive script. 
  • Continue to practise reading and spelling the tricky words. 
  • Here is a fun game to practise at home. Select ow and oa to reinforce this week’s phonics focus. 

    Forest Phonics – mobile friendly (ictgames.com) 

     
    Maths  

    In Maths we have continued our unit of work on information handling. We have learned to make simple bar graphs. 

    We have continued to work on our numeracy skills through our SEAL programme.

    The main focus has been on number structures (using a ten frame) and learning about all of the different ways that the same number can be represented.  

    At home 

    This is a fun game to reinforce the work we have done on information handling. 

    Fishing Pictograph Game | 2nd Grade Math Games | Toy Theate

    We have used this game to explore ten frames. 

    https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/ 

    Here is an interesting link which demonstrates how the numbers 9 and 10 can be represented. 

    Representing 9 and 10 – Maths – Learning with BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize 

    You could extend this at home by exploring different numbers and how they can be represented.  

    Other areas  

    In PE we have worked on working as a team (outdoors) and ball skills (indoors): hand and feet skills.  

    IDL We have continued to work on our topic Polly Jean Pyjama Queen and our focus has been learning about habitats.  


    Other information  
  • Please ensure your child brings a jacket every day to school.  
  • Thank you for your support in emptying the purple folders each day.   
  • A reminder to name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else.  
  • We would appreciate donations of any unwanted empty or partially used notebooks or diaries (used pages can be removed). Also, any enticing writing implements (i.e., glittery pencils/gel pens/ pencils with feathers etc – anything other than standard school issue type pencils/pens). The children enjoy choosing resources from the table to use in their independent learning.  
  • We are looking for small pieces of ‘junk’ for modelling e.g., toothpaste boxes, tea bag boxes, snack bar boxes. The more interesting shapes the better!  

     

    Have a wonderful weekend!  
P2 Different Dashes - Mrs DeBonrostro

P2D Reflective Friday 7.10.22

Dear Parents/ Carers,   

 It was lovely to meet you all this week.

This week in P2 we have been learning:  

  

Literacy   

  

In literacy we have learned two new vowel diagraphs oa (as in goat, moat, boat) and ow (as in blow, snow and row). They both make the same sound.  We talked about the fact that oa is usually found in the middle of words and ow at the end. 

  

In writing we have continued to learn how to write instructions.   This time we have written instructions about how to cross the road.

  

In handwriting we have been working on how to form the letter s in cursive script.  

  

At home  

  • Yesterday your child took home her/his reading book. We have been reading the book at school during the week therefore your child should be able to read the book without support (they might need support with some words). This is a showcase of their learning at school.  
  • Your child should also have a word wall related to the stage they are reading. They should become confident in reading these words.  
  • Handwriting, children could continue to practise writing their first and surname in cursive script.  
  • Continue to practise reading and spelling the tricky words.  
  • Here is a fun game to practise at home. Select ow and oa to reinforce this week’s phonics focus.  
     
    Forest Phonics – mobile friendly (ictgames.com)  
     
       

Maths   
In Maths we have continued our unit of work on information handling. We have learned to make simple bar graphs.  
We have continued to work on our numeracy skills through our SEAL programme.   
The main focus has been on number structures (using a ten frame) and learning about all of the different ways that the same number can be represented.   


 
 At home  
 
This is a fun game to reinforce the work we have done on information handling.  
 
  
 
Fishing Pictograph Game | 2nd Grade Math Games | Toy Theater  
 
  
 
We have used this game to explore ten frames.  
 
  
 
https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/  
 
  
 
Here is an interesting link which demonstrates how the numbers 9 and 10 can be represented.  
 
  
 
Representing 9 and 10 – Maths – Learning with BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize  
 
  
 
You could extend this at home by exploring different numbers and how they can be represented.   
 
  
 
Other areas   
 
  
 
In PE we have worked on working as a team (outdoors) and ball skills (indoors): hand and feet skills.   
 
IDL We have continued to work on our topic Polly Jean Pyjama Queen and our focus has been learning about habitats.   

Independent Learning


 
  

Other information   
 
  

  • Please ensure your child brings a jacket every day to school.   
  • Thank you for your support in emptying the purple folders each day.    
  • A reminder to name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else.   
  • We would appreciate donations of any unwanted empty or partially used notebooks or diaries (used pages can be removed). Also, any enticing writing implements (i.e., glittery pencils/gel pens/ pencils with feathers etc – anything other than standard school issue type pencils/pens). The children enjoy choosing resources from the table to use in their independent learning.   
  • We are looking for small pieces of ‘junk’ for modelling e.g., toothpaste boxes, tea bag boxes, snack bar boxes. The more interesting shapes the better!   
     
      
     
    Have a wonderful weekend!   

Mrs de Bonrostro

P2 Magical Nurses Mrs McFarlane and Mrs Nicholson

30.09.22 P2MN Blog

Sorry for the delay in posting the blog this week. Technology issues!

This week in P2 we have been learning: 

Literacy  

In literacy we have learned the new vowel diagraph ew as in -oo-. (examples of words with this sound are flew, stew, crew).  We have used these picture symbols to remember ew and oo.

This week in writing we have continued to learn how to write instructions. This time we wrote instructions on washing hands.

In handwriting we have been working on how to write on cursive the letters a, g and q. 

At home 

  • Yesterday your child took home her/his reading book. We have been reading the book at school during the week therefore your child should be able to read the book without support (they might need support with some words). This is a showcase of their learning at school.  
  • The children also took home their words walls related to the stage book they are reading. They should become confident at reading these words. 
  • Handwriting, children could continue to practice writing in their name and other names in cursive handwriting.
  • Continue to practice reading and writing the spelling words of the block that your child took home.
  • ew (as in oo) song 
  •  Another very useful resource that we use in class is Alphablocks. The children love this! 

Maths  

In Maths we have been learning about handling information, we have learned to make bar charts.

We have continued to work on our numeracy skills through our SEAL programme (different groups will work with different numbers and skills depending on their abilities to be able to make progress accordingly).  

Our focus has been on number structures using a ten frame.  

At home 

You could create your own bar chart gathering information about favourite fruits, favourite sports, etc. of the family members and friends. 

We have used this game to explore number ten frame: 

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/

This is another game that your child might find useful: 

http://toytheater.com/fruit-fall/ 

Other areas  

In PE we have worked on working as a team (outdoors) and ball skills (indoors): hand and feet skills.  

IDL We have continued to work on our topic Polly Jean Pyjama Queen and our focus has been learning about habitats. We have loved learning about this! 

Other information  

  • Parents Consultations on Wednesday and Thursday. 
  • Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing. We will be outdoors no matter the weather (unless torrential rain).  
  •  On Friday we will have Loose parts. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing. We will be outdoors no matter the weather (unless torrential rain). 
  • Purple folder. Thank you for your support in emptying the purple folders each day.   
  • A reminder to name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else.  
  • We are looking for small pieces of ‘junk’ for modelling e.g., toothpaste boxes, tea bag boxes, snack bar boxes. The more interesting shapes the better!   

Have a wonderful weekend!  

Mrs McFarlane

P2 Different Dashes - Mrs DeBonrostro

P2D Reflective Friday 30.09.22

Dear Parents/ Carers, 

We hope you had a good week. We had a busy one.

This week in P2 we have been learning:

Literacy 

In literacy we have learned a new vowel diagraph -ew as in -oo-. ( drew, stew, crew, etc).

This week at writing we have continued to learn how to write instructions. This time we wrote instructions on washing hands.

Handwriting: we have been working on how to write on cursive the letters a, g and q.

At home

  • Yesterday your child took home her/his reading book. We have been reading the book at school during the week therefore your child should be able to read the book without support (they might need support with some words). This is a showcase of their learning at school.
  • The children also took home their words walls related to the stage book they are reading. They should become confident at reading these words.
  • Handwriting, children could continue to practice writing in cursive their name and other names.
  • Continue to practice reading and writing the spelling words of the block that your child took home.
  • Ew as in oo song
  • Another very useful resource that we use in class is Alphablocks. The children love this!

Maths 

At Maths we have been learning about handling information, we have learned to make bar graphs.

We have continued to work on our numeracy skills through our SEAL programme (different groups will work with different numbers and skills depending on their abilities to be able to make progress accordingly).

  • Our focus has been on Number structures using a ten frame. 

At home

You could create your own bar chart gathering information about favourite fruits, favourite sports, etc. of the family members and friends.

We have used this game to explore number ten frame:

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/

This is another game that your child might find useful:

http://toytheater.com/fruit-fall/

Other areas 

In PE we have worked on working as a team (outdoors) and ball skills (indoors): hand and feet ball skills. 

IDL We have continued to work on our topic Polly Jean Pyjama Queen and our focus has been learning about habitats. We have loved learning about this!

Independent Learning

Other information 

  • On Friday we will have Loose parts. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing. We will be outdoors no matter the weather (unless torrential rain). 
  • Parents Consultations on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Please ensure your child brings a jacket every day to school. As mentioned above children will be outdoors in all weathers. 
  • Purple folder. Thank you for your support in emptying the purple folders each day.  
  • A reminder to name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else. 
  • We would appreciate donations of any unwanted empty or partially used notebooks or diaries (used pages can be removed). Also, any enticing writing implements (i.e., glittery pencils/gel pens/ pencils with feathers etc – anything other than standard school issue type pencils/pens). The children enjoy choosing resources from the table to use in their independent learning. 
  • We are looking for small pieces of ‘junk’ for modelling e.g., toothpaste boxes, tea bag boxes, snack bar boxes. The more interesting shapes the better! 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Mrs de Bonrostro

P2 Different Dashes - Mrs DeBonrostro

P2D Reflective Friday 23.09.22

P2MN Blog 23.9.22

Another busy week in Primary 2!

Our highlight this week was another loose parts play session.

Literacy

In literacy we revised the ‘ee’ sound and also learned that ‘ea’ can make the same sound.  We found out that unlike some of the other sounds we have been learning there is no rule to tell us which ee/ea to use.  This video highlights the confusion that can sometimes arise!

Danny’s ‘ea/ee’ – Prankster Cam (The Electric Company) – YouTube

This image has been helping us to remember ee/ee.  ‘eee a mouse!’

We have also been checking which tricky words we can read and are focussing now on spelling these words correctly in our writing.  Some information will be coming home soon about which words your child is working on.  In the meantime, here are the lists that we work from:

Block 1: I, the, to, me, he, is, his, was, saw, put, want

Block 2: her, one, you, she, be, go, are, said, all, some, come, they

Block 3: so, very, every, two, only, over, any, water, many, would, should, could, where, what, who, why, find, kind

We learned about writing instructions this week and wrote our own set for ‘How to Clean your Teeth’. Some of the features we discussed were: the use of ‘bossy verbs’ (imperatives), steps which are numbered/ in sequence and words of order (first, then, next).

Opportunities for home learning

  • Look at examples of instructions from around the house (lego instructions, recipes, flat pack furniture).  What features can you recognise?
  • Practise tricky words using chalk or squirting water from a bottle on the ground outside.
  • Using a highlighter and an old magazine or newspaper see how many of each word you can find and highlight.  Focus on finding one word at a time e.g. how many of the word ‘the’ can you highlight on the page?

Numeracy

We are continuing to practise days of the week and months of the year.  We learned a song for days of the week which uses the Adams Family theme tune. 

We focussed on ‘equal groups’ in maths, this is a precursor to multiplication and division.  We practised identifying items that were in equal groups; being able to say how many group, how many in each group and how many all together. 

We enjoyed taking our number work outside, working in pairs to do a scavenger hunt.  We had to answer questions asking for the number before or after a given number.  This was tricky as we sometimes get muddled between the concepts of before and after!

Opportunities for home learning

  • Continue to discuss months of the year.  Can you remember which month your birthday fall in?  Can you say which month other family members birthdays fall in?  Are there any months that have special celebrations e.g. Halloween, Christmas?
  • Practise writing numbers correctly.  Can you write 0 – 20 with all digits formed correctly?

Other Areas of the Curriculum

In PE, we are continuing to develop our balance and coordination through a range of activities and games.

In HWB we continued to focus on kindness and acceptance. 

We have been practicing forming the letters c, o, d using the cursive font. 

We completed wellbeing webs – a questionnaire about the wellbeing indicators.

(safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible, included)

We have started to do our BEAR time Be Excited About Reading. We love it! Children can bring a book from home that fits on their purple folder and use it at this time of the day.

Independent Learning

Other Information

Last week P2 write letters to King Charles III.  We are going to send a copy to the Palace and we will send a copy home for you to keep as a memento.

Have a great weekend! 😊

Mrs de Bonrostro

P2 Magical Nurses Mrs McFarlane and Mrs Nicholson

P2MN Blog 23.9.22

Another busy week in Primary 2!

Our highlight this week was another loose parts play session.

Literacy

In literacy we revised the ‘ee’ sound and also learned that ‘ea’ can make the same sound.  We found out that unlike some of the other sounds we have been learning there is no rule to tell us which ee/ea to use.  This video highlights the confusion that can sometimes arise!

Danny’s ‘ea/ee’ – Prankster Cam (The Electric Company) – YouTube

This image has been helping us to remember ee/ee.  ‘eee a mouse!’

We have also been checking which tricky words we can read and are focussing now on spelling these words correctly in our writing.  Some information will be coming home soon about which words your child is working on.  In the meantime, here are the lists that we work from:

Block 1: I, the, to, me, he, is, his, was, saw, put, want

Block 2: her, one, you, she, be, go, are, said, all, some, come, they

Block 3: so, very, every, two, only, over, any, water, many, would, should, could, where, what, who, why, find, kind

We learned about writing instructions this week and wrote our own set for ‘How to Clean your Teeth’. Some of the features we discussed were: the use of ‘bossy verbs’ (imperatives), steps which are numbered/ in sequence and words of order (first, then, next).

Opportunities for home learning

  • Look at examples of instructions from around the house (lego instructions, recipes, flat pack furniture).  What features can you recognise?
  • Practise tricky words using chalk or squirting water from a bottle on the ground outside.
  • Using a highlighter and an old magazine or newspaper see how many of each word you can find and highlight.  Focus on finding one word at a time e.g. how many of the word ‘the’ can you highlight on the page?

Numeracy

We are continuing to practise days of the week and months of the year.  We learned a song for days of the week which uses the Adams Family theme tune. 

We focussed on ‘equal groups’ in maths, this is a precursor to multiplication and division.  We practised identifying items that were in equal groups; being able to say how many group, how many in each group and how many all together. 

We enjoyed taking our number work outside, working in pairs to do a scavenger hunt.  We had to answer questions asking for the number before or after a given number.  This was tricky as we sometimes get muddled between the concepts of before and after!

Opportunities for home learning

  • Continue to discuss months of the year.  Can you remember which month your birthday fall in?  Can you say which month other family members birthdays fall in?  Are there any months that have special celebrations e.g. Halloween, Christmas?
  • Practise writing numbers correctly.  Can you write 0 – 20 with all digits formed correctly?

Other Areas of the Curriculum

In PE, we are continuing to develop our balance and coordination through a range of activities and games.

In HWB we continued to focus on kindness and acceptance. 

We have been practicing forming the letters c, a, d using the cursive font. 

We completed wellbeing webs – a questionnaire about the wellbeing indicators.

(safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible, included)

Other Information

Last week P2 write letters to King Charles III.  We are going to send a copy to the Palace and we will send a copy home for you to keep as a memento.

Have a great weekend! 😊

P2 Magical Nurses Mrs McFarlane and Mrs Nicholson

P2MN Blog 16.09.22

Dear Parents/Carers, 

We have had a very busy week in P2. Please check your child’s purple folder for their Learning Story. This contains a termly overview of the learning for P2 and also your child’s personal targets. We would be grateful if these could be returned by Friday 23rd September.  

Topic 

Our highlight from this week was a visit from zoolab on Tuesday! Natalie introduced us to a variety of animals including stick insects, giant cockroaches, frogs, a tarantula, a baby rat, a giant snail and a gecko. She taught us all about their habitats and how the animals were specially adapted to living in their particular environment. This linked really well with our topic on Polly Jean Pyjama Queen. 

Literacy 

In literacy we have learned the igh and y sounds. These are two ways of making the same sound. We have used the eye symbol to help us remember this sound.  

We have also been consolidating the ay and ai sounds from last week. Both classes enjoyed taking part in a word hunt in the playground with ai and ay words and pupils practised reading and spelling the words. 

In writing we wrote a letter to King Charles III. We learned more about the conventions of letter writing.  

Opportunities for home learning 

  • Please revisit the following sounds: 

sh,ch,th,wh,ee,oo,ai,ay,igh and y.  

You could make up flashcards or play this interactive game below. 

Phonics Pop || Listen to the sound, then pop as many bubbles as you can – mobile friendly (ictgames.com) 

  • Continue to practise cursive handwriting using the sheet sent home last Friday. 
  • Revisit blocks 1-3 tricky words.  

Maths 

In maths we continued to learn about the days of the week and months of the year.  

In our number work we have continued with the SEAL programme. Some of the skills we have been working on this week are: 

  • Counting forwards starting at different numbers (not always zero). Some of us have been counting in the 0-20 range, others in the 0-30 range and some up to 100 and beyond. We have also been counting backwards and we find this much trickier! 
  • Identifying 2-digit numbers. 
  • Saying the number before and after. Some of us have been doing this within in the 0-20 range, others in the 0-30 range and some up to 100. 

Opportunities for learning at home 

Paint the Squares – Interactive Number Charts (topmarks.co.uk) 

Use the link above. This chart can be used in a number of different ways. 

  • Select the number range your child is confident in. 
  • Select the 1 more and 1 less puzzle to reinforce the work we have been doing on number before/after. 
  • Select the missing number puzzle to reinforce numeral recognition. Discuss how you might work out the missing number and draw attention to the patterns in the rows and columns. 

HWB/Other areas of the curriculum 

  • We have been singing Fischy music songs which link to health and wellbeing.   
  • We really enjoyed our outdoor loose parts session on Thursday afternoon.  
  • We are continuing to focus on the theme of being respectful and kind.  

Other information

  • We will begin to send reading books home on the week beginning 26th September. Further information on this will follow.  
  • We have loose parts again on Wednesday 21st September. Please ensure that your child is wearing appropriate clothing as we will be outside in all weather!
  • Please ensure your child brings a jacket every day to school.  
  • We would like to remind you that toys and Pokémon cards should not be brought to school. 
  • A reminder to name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else. 
  • We are looking for small pieces of ‘junk’ for modelling e.g., toothpaste boxes, tea bag boxes, snack bar boxes. The more interesting shapes the better!  

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs McFarlane

P2 Different Dashes - Mrs DeBonrostro

P2D Reflective Friday 16.09.22

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had a very busy week in P2. Please check your child’s purple folder for their Learning Story. This contains a termly overview of the learning for P2 and also your child’s personal targets. We would be grateful if these could be returned by Friday 23rd September.

Topic

Our highlight from this week was a visit from Zoolab on Tuesday! Natalie introduced us to a variety of animals including stick insects, giant cockroaches, frogs, a tarantula, a baby rat, a giant snail and a gecko. She taught us all about their habitats and how the animals were specially adapted to living in their particular environment. This linked really well with our topic on Polly Jean Pyjama Queen.

Literacy

In literacy we have learned the igh and y sounds. These are two ways of making the same sound.

We have also been consolidating the ay and ai sounds from last week. Both classes enjoyed taking part in a word hunt in the playground with ai and ay words and pupils practised reading and spelling the words.

In writing we wrote a letter to King Charles III. We learned more about the conventions of letter writing.  This activity linked to our topic as Polly Jean writes letters to the animals and the animals reply back to her. We are looking forward to hearing back from the King as we did get a letter back from the late Queen after our letters for her Platinum Jubilee.

Look at the reply we got from the late Queen after the summer holidays!

Opportunities for home learning

  • Please revisit the following sounds:

sh,ch,th,wh,ee,oo,ai,ay,igh and y.

You could make up flashcards or play this interactive game below.

Phonics Pop || Listen to the sound, then pop as many bubbles as you can – mobile friendly (ictgames.com)

  • Continue to practise cursive handwriting using the sheet sent home last Friday.
  • Revisit blocks 1-3 tricky words.

Maths

In maths we continued to learn about the days of the week and months of the year. 

In our number work we have continued with the SEAL programme. Some of the skills we have been working on this week are:

  • Counting forwards starting at different numbers (not always zero). Some of us have been counting in the 0-20 range, others in the 0-30 range and some up to 100 and beyond. We have also been counting backwards and we find this much trickier!
  • Identifying 2-digit numbers.
  • Saying the number before and after. Some of us have been doing this within in the 0-20 range, others in the 0-30 range and some up to 100.

Opportunities for learning at home

Paint the Squares – Interactive Number Charts (topmarks.co.uk)

Use the link above. This chart can be used in a number of different ways.

  • Select the number range your child is confident in.
  • Select the 1 more and 1 less puzzle to reinforce the work we have been doing on number before/after.
  • Select the missing number puzzle to reinforce numeral recognition. Discuss how you might work out the missing number and draw attention to the patterns in the rows and columns.

HWB/Other areas of the curriculum

  • We have been singing Fischy music songs which link to health and wellbeing.  
  • We really enjoyed our outdoor loose parts session on Thursday afternoon. 
  • We are continuing to focus on the theme of being respectful and kind. 

We talked about the wellbeing indicators. These are our pictures of being Nurtured.

PE

Independent Learning

Other information:

  • We will begin to send reading books home on the week beginning 26th September. Further information on this will follow.
  • Please ensure your child brings a jacket every day to school.
  • We would like to remind you that toys and Pokémon cards should not be brought to school.
  • A reminder to name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else.
  • We are looking for small pieces of ‘junk’ for modelling e.g., toothpaste boxes, tea bag boxes, snack bar boxes. The more interesting shapes the better!

We hope you all have a lovely long weekend!

Mrs de Bonrostro

P2 Magical Nurses Mrs McFarlane and Mrs Nicholson

Dear Parents/ Carers,

We hope you had a good week.

This week in P2 we have been learning:

Literacy

In literacy we have learned two new vowel diagraphs -ai and -ay.  These are two ways of writing the same sound.

We learned that ai often comes in the middle of a word (e.g. nail, pain, drain) and that ay often comes at the end of a word (e.g. pray, stay, pay). 

We have used this symbol and the phrase: ‘Eh?  What did you say?’  to help us to remember this sound. 

This week at writing we created a piece of writing without support. We described our own animal that we created by ‘mixing’ two animals. We made very interesting animals!

Maths

In Maths we have been learning about time. Our focus has been days of the week and months of the year.

We have continued to work on our numeracy skills through our SEAL programme (different groups will work with different numbers and skills depending on their abilities to be able to make progress accordingly):

  • Counting backwards and forwards from a given number within the range of 30, 100 and beyond for some.
  • Adding two collections of items (uncovered and covered).
  • Sharing amounts equally.
  • Working on doubles to ten.

Other areas

In PE we have worked on balance skills (indoors) and ball skills (outdoors): hand and feet skills.

We have started an interesting topic on animals across the world through the book ‘Polly Jean Pyjama Queen’

We have continued to work on our wellbeing indicators.

Both classes have a special focus on Kindness.

On Thursday we made the most of the rain. We learned how to do paper boats and tried them in the puddles in the playground. They sank…but we are going to keep trying different materials and designs. What a great time we had! 

Things to do at home

Today your child will bring a sheet with how to from cursive letters correctly. Your child could practice how to write her/his name using cursive letters.

Literacy online games

Maths

We have listened to this song:

Can your child’s name all the months on the year? Does your child now in which month she/he was born?

Other information

  • Next Tuesday we will have a visit from Zoolab linked to our topic.
  • On Thursday we will have Loose parts. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing. We will be outdoors no matter the weather (unless torrential rain).
  • Please ensure your child brings a jacket every day to school. As mentioned above children will be outdoors in all weathers.
  • Purple folder. Thank you for your support in emptying the purple folders each day.
  • Please we would like to remind you that toys and Pokémon cards should not be brought to school.
  • A reminder to name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else.
  • We would appreciate donations of any unwanted empty or partially used notebooks or diaries (used pages can be removed). Also, any enticing writing implements (i.e., glittery pencils/gel pens/ pencils with feathers etc – anything other than standard school issue type pencils/pens). The children enjoy choosing resources from the table to use in their independent learning.
  • We are looking for small pieces of ‘junk’ for modelling e.g., toothpaste boxes, tea bag boxes, snack bar boxes. The more interesting shapes the better!

Have a wonderful weekend!

P2 Different Dashes - Mrs DeBonrostro

P2D Reflective Friday 9.09.22

Dear Parents/ Carers, 

We hope you had a good week. 

This week in P2 we have been learning. 

Independent Learning

Literacy 

In literacy we have learned two new vowel diagraphs -ai and -ay. 

This week at writing we created a piece of writing without support. We described our own animal that we created by ‘mixing’ two animals. We made very interesting animals!

 

Maths 

At Maths we have been learning about time. Our focus has been days of the week and months of the year. 

We have continued to work on our numeracy skills through our SEAL programme (different groups will work with different numbers and skills depending on their abilities to be able to make progress accordingly): 

  • Counting backwards and forwards from a given number within the range of 30, 100 and beyond for some. 
  • Adding two collections of items (uncovered and covered). 
  • Sharing amounts equally. 
  • Working on doubles to ten. 

Other areas 

In PE we have worked on balance skills (indoors) and ball skills (outdoors): hand and feet skills. 

We have started an interesting topic on animals across the world through the book ‘Polly Jean Pyjama Queen’ 

We have continued to work on our wellbeing indicators

Both classes have a special focus on Kindness

On Thursday we made the most of the rain. We learned how to do paper boats and tried them in the puddles in the playground. They sank…but we are going to keep trying different materials and designs. What a great time we had! 

Things to do at home 

Today your child will bring a sheet with how to from cursive letters correctly. Your child could practice how to write her/his name using cursive letters. 

Literacy online games 

Maths  

We have listened to this song: 

Can your child’s name all the months on the year? Does your child now in which month she/he was born? 

Other information 

  • Next Tuesday we will have a visit from Zoolab linked to our topic. 
  • On Thursday we will have Loose parts. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing. We will be outdoors no matter the weather (unless torrential rain). 
  • Please ensure your child brings a jacket every day to school. As mentioned above children will be outdoors in all weathers. 
  • Purple folder. Thank you for your support in emptying the purple folders each day.  
  • Please we would like to remind you that toys and Pokémon cards should not be brought to school. 
  • A reminder to name all items of clothing and shoes, and to check names on items brought home in case your child accidentally acquires a jumper belonging to someone else. 
  • We would appreciate donations of any unwanted empty or partially used notebooks or diaries (used pages can be removed). Also, any enticing writing implements (i.e., glittery pencils/gel pens/ pencils with feathers etc – anything other than standard school issue type pencils/pens). The children enjoy choosing resources from the table to use in their independent learning. 
  • We are looking for small pieces of ‘junk’ for modelling e.g., toothpaste boxes, tea bag boxes, snack bar boxes. The more interesting shapes the better! 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs de Bonrostro