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

P2L and P2L

Hello and Happy Friday 

We’ve had another fun week of learning – especially our P2 trip to Dynamic Earth!  

A special thank you all the adults that helped to make our trip possible; office staff, Mrs Murray, Miss Mulholland, Mrs Lee and Mr Millar – we really apricate your time and support. Also, a massive thank you and well done to all our P2 learners – we are so proud of them, such wonderful manners and enthusiasm on the day. They represented themselves and Buckstone so well – even the Dynamic Earth staff commented on how polite and well-mannered they are!  

Literacy  

  • New Sounds: soft c and soft g 
  • Dictation: cent, cell, space, gem, magic, giant 
  • Hold the sentence: A magic giant gave me a gem and a cent.  
  • 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: rhyming poem about Dynamic Earth  
  • Writing: you’ll see this piece of writing in your child’s Learning Story  
  • 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  

  • Continuing with non-fiction books 
  • BEAR Time 
  • In class activities 
  • Book review  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table 
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s  
  • Estimating – weight 
  • Measure – weight 

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE:  Fitness and Yoga 
  • Health and Well-being: Daily Mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Calm Time  
  • Topic/RSHP – trip to Dynamic Earth 

Let’s talk learning! 

  1. Can you tell me some soft c and soft g words? 
  1. Tell me something you learned at Dynamic Earth 
  1. What was your favourite thing at Dynamic Earth? 

Dynamic Earth…….. 

Looking forward to next week 

  • New Sounds: adding ‘ed’ to words 
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing- independent rhyming poem (assessment piece)   
  • Reading: ORT reading books 
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table 
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge  
  • Maths: Fractions 

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

Learning Stories were sent home on Wednesday – please take out and keep the 4-page report for your child. There is a comment sheet for you to fill in (if you would like to) and return to 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 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

P2L and P2M

Hello and Happy Friday! 

This week we have enjoyed lots of new and exciting activities to celebrate Health Week. Here are some examples of what we been doing……… 

Health Week 

  • Sports Day  
  • Class Health Week Display ‘I feel I Belong When……..’ 
  • Yoga 
  • Simon Says Dance 
  • Tiny Medics  
  • Athletics 
  • Cooking  
  • Hygiene  
  • Whole School Keep Fit 

Literacy  

  • New Sounds: Final Blends – rk, nd, st, mp, lt, sk 
  • Dictation: bark, sand, vest, bump, wilt, whisk 
  • Hold the sentence: I was at the park with my friend.  
  • 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 (Poems): ‘Health’  
  • 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 – ascenders and descenders  

Reading  

  • New reading books were sent home on Monday  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table 
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s  

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE: Dancing, Athletics, Sports Day, Yoga, Whole School Keep Fit and 5 a Day Fitness  
  • Health and Well-being: Daily Mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Emotions 
  • Topic “Looking After Plants and Animals”: planting tomato seeds 

The Learners in P2 have planted their very own tomato seeds at school as part of Health Week and our class topic, Looking After Plants and Animals. Each child was also given a ‘Tomato Grow Chart’ to keep at home. Step 8 directs your child to bring any tomatoes that have grown back to school – at this stage please keep your tomatoes at home and continue to follow and enjoy the rest of the steps! We have other tomato plants at school to continue/complete the journey (all going well with the growing process!) We will keep you up to date via the class blog with which step we are on in class. 

  • 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. What did you like most about Health Week? 
  1. Can you show me a move from Simons Says Dance? 
  1. Can you tell me the steps of planting a tomato seed? 
  1. Can you tell me some of your dictation words? 
  1. What were your 6 sounds this week? 

P2 Mogs 

Some photos of P2M enjoying Tiny Medics……. 

P2M Enjoying Athletics in the sunshine………. 

Tasting home school-made vegetable soup……… 

P2 Ladybirds 

P2L enjoying Tiny Medics… 

They had lots of fun doing athletics… 

They made some delicious vegetable soup… 

Looking forward to next week 

  • New Sounds  
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing: Poems  
  • Reading – Non-fiction books will come home this week. These are directly linked to the ORT stage your child is currently working on.  
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table 
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge  
  • Maths: Measure and Estimating 

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!  

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

P2L and P2M

Hello and Happy Friday!

Literacy

  • New Sounds: sp, st, sw, tw
  • Dictation:  twin, twig, spin, swim, swag, stuck
  • Hold the sentence: The twig was stuck in the tree.
  • 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 (Poems): ‘PLANTS’
  • 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 – ascenders and descenders

Reading

  • New reading books were sent home on Monday!
  • Reading groups/activities:
  • Teacher Task
  • Pairs Task
  • Independent Task

Maths/Numeracy

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s

Other Curricular Areas

  • P2M PE: Sports Day focus
  • P2L PE: Sports Day focus
  • Health and Well-being: continuing with the daily mile
  • Health and Well-being:
  • Topic “Looking After Plants and Animals”: labelling parts and functions of a plant
  • Topic “Looking After Plants and Animals”: sequencing the steps of planting a seed and growing a plant

Let’s talk learning!

  1. Can you tell me any parts of a plant?
  2. Tell me about PACE challenge this week
  3. Can you tell me some of your dictation words?
  4. What were your 4 sounds this week?

P2 Mogs

  • This term our Topic is: Looking After Plants and Animals. This week P2M helped to plan the topic. They shared what and how they would like to learn……..
  • P2M continue to enjoy marking their own learning with ‘Pink for Think’ and ‘Green for Great’. This week they marked their own dictation jotter………..

P2 Ladybirds

  • This term our Topic is: Looking After Plants and Animals. This week P2L have started to discuss what we know about plants and have worked in teams to plant a bean.

  • We have carried on with our self-marking this week and marked our dictation jotters using the “Pink for Think” and “Green for Great!”

Looking forward to next week

  • HEATH WEEK! We will be enjoying lots of new and exciting activities to celebrate Health Week. Here are some examples of what we will be doing………
  • Please bring a teddy on Monday for Tiny Medics!
  • Sports Day
  • Yoga
  • Simon Says Dance
  • Tiny Medics
  • Athletics
  • Cooking
  • Hygiene
  • Whole School Keep Fit

Learners are invited to wear sports clothes all week – no football kits, strips or football related sports clothes, please!  If your child isn’t keen to wear sports clothes, please wear school uniform as normal, thanks.

  • New Sounds
  • Dictation
  • Hold the sentence
  • Writing: Poems
  • Reading – books will come home on Monday as normal
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge

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 do this, so your child is registered properly, in case of any emergencies. Thank you for your support and understanding.

We kindly ask children to keep ‘show and tell’ items at home. We hope you appreciate this can very quickly get out of control. It is not always possible to share any on a given day or get through the volume that is coming in (and sadly some children end up disappointed). There will be planned for opportunities to share learning and achievements.

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, Primary 2

Hello and Happy Friday!

 

P2 enjoyed recording their performance of ‘This Is Me’ – we are so proud of them, and we hope you enjoy watching it! The link is being shared with you via email. This is a secure/unlisted school YouTube channel and cannot be viewed publicly.  

Literacy  

  • Sound of the week: sc, sk, sm, sn 
  • Dictation: scar, skip, smash, snap, scab, skin 
  • Hold the sentence: “I like to jump and skip.” 
  • Tricky Words: review of current block (reading) 
  • Tricky Words: spelling  
  • Writing “My Dream Holiday” 
  • Writing: Imaginative writing 
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 2 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 – 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   
  • 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 5s 
  • Multiplication (5 Times Table) 
  • Information Handling – Pie Charts 

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE: Yoga, ball skills – we now have access to the hall for PE once per week  
  • 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 – Disabilities (visible and invisible)  
  • Art – we enjoyed making Easter cards  
  • P2 have enjoyed getting together this week… 

Let’s talk learning!  

  1. Can you tell me some words with your new sounds: sc, sk, sm, sn 
  1. Can you tell what your dream holiday was? (writing) 
  1. Tell me about the Easter Story. 
  1. Tell me your favourite thing about school this week 

Word(le) of the Week! 

  • This link will take you to a P2 Wordle for you to play! 

P2 Mogs 

  • We enjoyed exploring the Easter story and recreating the story through drama 
  • We have enjoyed our new Reading programme – learners are becoming more focussed and independent 
  • In handwriting we have started to explore ‘descender’ letters (g, y, p, q, j)  
  • Happy Easter from P2M…………. 

P2 Ladybirds 

  • On Monday afternoon we shared the Easter story and discussed it as a class.  
  • We enjoyed making a pie chart about the classes favourite snacks.  
  • It has been lovely getting together with P2M to practise and record our performance! 
  • We wish you a Happy Easter… 

Looking forward to after the break 

  • New sounds 
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing  
  • Reading: there will be no books sent home this week. We will be assessing reading levels and making any changes needed.  
  • Reading: due to holidays on the 2nd and 3rd the next book will come home on Monday 9th May. Reading will continue in class as normal. Take this time to read and enjoy some of your child’s favourite books!  
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge (finish 5 times table)  
  • Numeracy: subtraction and multiplication 
  • Numeracy: introduce 3 times table  
  • Maths: Direction 
  • Health and well-being: Emotions 
  • PE 

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

After the Easter Break school will have new start and finish times: 

All P2 will start at 08.50  

All P2 will finish at 14.55 (12.15 on a Friday) 

Please can you encourage your children to keep toys/collecting cards at home – they are becoming a distraction to learning.  

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, safe Easter holiday!  

We look forward to seeing everyone in Term 3! 

The P2 Team 😊