Category Archives: P1/2L-Blog

P1/2 Learning Lady Birds 07.02.20

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog – we really enjoyed sharing our learning with the adults on Wednesday…..thank you for joining us!

Literacy

This week we have been:

    • Exploring the sounds ai and ay (all)
    • Revising ‘magic e’ with a and i (P2)
    • Tricky words – revision of block 1,2 and 3 (P2)
    • Continuing developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
    • writing facts about owls and learning how to use bullet points to write a list
    • Marking our own writing – giving ourselves a red, amber or green sticker and explaining why
    • Developing our reading skills within our reading groups – this week we had a focus on ordering sentences or words to re-create the story
  • Whole class reading – we have started a class novel! We are enjoying exploring the chapters and waiting until the next day to find out what happens next!

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • continuing to explore money up to £2 and beyond!
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • Revising subtraction and addition skills
  • We have been talking about more and less and how this link to addition and subtraction
  • Exploring numbers before and after – we used a 100 square to help us! We also used the number square to explore 10 more and 10 less
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

 

Other Areas

    • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
    • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • We have continued with ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups. ‘Free Flow’ allows the children to access learning provided in other classroom to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.
  • TOPIC –we have been enjoying exploring night time and the animal that come out at night! You will be able to we our fantastic owl picture if you are visiting on Wednesday morning!

 

  • Topic- children have asked for books about nocturnal animals, role play and the opportunity to paint some animals – if any one has any spare/old books or figures/toys linked to nocturnal animals that they no longer need we could use them in our learning!
  • Art – we have been learning to draw different nocturnal animals using a step by step guide. This also helps us to develop skills in following instructions as well as our fine motor skills!
  • we displayed our owls in the classroom 
  • Other Information
  • ‘Home Learning’ for P1 was sent home today – sorry for the delay
  • There is no home reading for the holidays – books were collected today.
  • Holiday ‘Home Learning’ – have lots of fun together!

 

Enjoy the February Break!

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

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 31.01.20

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

Literacy

This week we have been:

  • Revising the digraph sound we have learned so far: ch, sh, wh, th
  • Continuing to learn about ‘Magic e’ and how it changes the letter sound to the letter name (P2)
  • Exploring what happens to words with ‘i’ and ‘a’ in the middle when we add ‘Magic e’ (P2)
  • Tricky words – revision of block 1,2 and 3 (P2)
  • Continuing developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
  • This week we were writing about more nocturnal animals – this time we got to choose which one
  • Marking our own writing!
  • Exploring how to extend our writing by using connectives (and/because) (mainly P2)
  • Developing our reading skills within in reading our groups
  • Exploring how to be an author and create a new story! (All)
  • Exploring how to illustrate sentences we have written
  • We have also been looking at sentences structure and had a go at correcting mistakes
  • https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/index.html

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring money up to £2 and beyond!
  • We explored how to use the ‘£’ and ‘p’ signs
  • Learning to recognise and use money
  • This week we looked at how to pay the same amount for an item using different coins
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • Revising subtraction and addition skills
  • We have been talking about more and less and how this link to addition and subtraction
  • https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html

 

Other Areas

    • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
    • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
    • This wee we did a gymnastics lesson with Miss McGhee and practised different types of rolling
  • We will also continue to work on our fitness levels
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • We have continued with ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups. ‘Free Flow’ allows the children to access learning provided in other classroom to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.
  • TOPIC –we have been enjoying exploring night time and the animal that come out at night! You will be able to we our fantastic owl picture if you are visiting on Wednesday morning!

 

  • Topic- children have asked for books about nocturnal animals, role play and the opportunity to paint some animals – if any one has any spare/old books or figures/toys linked to nocturnal animals that they no longer need we could use them in our learning!  

 

  • Other Information 
  • There was no new ‘Home Learning’ for P1 this week as we had a revision week
  • Children received word sheets linked to their reading book – if you could work on these at home that would be fantastic!
  • A small plea…….if anyone could donate a box of tissues to our class that would be lovely – thank you!

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

Primary 5 Charity – Edinburgh Cat and Dog home

Good morning

Primary 5 picked the Edinburgh cat and dog home as our charity for this year. We are looking for any donations of food, dry or wet, treats, toys, food or water bowls, used leads for dogs and poop bags.

Please could you send any donations in by next Wednesday and P5 will collect them. A member of staff from the home will be working with P5 next Thursday and will take them away then.

Thank you in advance from all of P5.

I have included the link to their website.

https://edch.org.uk/

Have a great weekend

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 24.01.2020

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Literacy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring new sounds made up of two single sounds (digrapghs). We were learning how to read, write and use the sounds th and wh (All)
  • Learning about ‘Magic e’ and how it changes the letter sound to the letter name (P2)
  • Exploring what happens to words with ‘i’ in the middle when we add ‘Magic e’ (P2)
  • Tricky words – be and she
  • Continuing developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
  • This week we were writing about nocturnal animals – ask me an owl fact!
  • Exploring how to extend our writing by using connectives (and/because) (mainly P2)
  • Developing our reading skills within in reading groups as well as extra reading with Miss McGhee
  • Exploring how to be an author and create a new story! (All)
  • In handwriting we have been practising pencil control and how to form letters properly
  • We have also been playing ‘paper and pencils’ with our learning partners to practise letter formation – ask me all about this at home and I can teach you how to play!
  • http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring money up to £2
  • We explored how to use the ‘£’ and ‘p’ signs
  • Learning to recognise and use money
  • This week we looked at coins and notes – we even looked at money from different countries!
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Leaning to make the same amount using different coins
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • We also had a special visitor from The Bank of Scotland– John. He delivered a workshop talking all about money, saving and spending. We were learning about ‘needs’ and ‘wants’
  • We also took part in some spending/saving activities
  • Revising subtraction skills
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Other Areas

  • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
  • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
  • We will also continue to work on our fitness levels
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • We have introduced a ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups.
  • Free Flow’ allows the children access learning provided in other classroom to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.
  • TOPIC – The children have asked to explore the sun and the moon and what they do to the planet. We have started by looking at ‘Day and Night’ and how animals sleep at different times.
  • This week we focussed on Nocturnal Owls.

 

Other Information

    • Please be mindful when choosing a snack for your child – break time is only 15minutes long and adults in the playground cannot look after snack tubs. We are also a nut-free school
    • ‘Home Learning’ for P1 will continue to be sent home on a Thursday – thank you for your continued support with this at home
    • A small plea…….if anyone could donate a box of tissues to our class that would be lovely – thank you!
  • Winter Fair – P1/2 are collecting items to make a hamper for the winter fair. If you would like to donate any food, drink or small gift items that would be greatly appreciated – if you have already donated please do not feel the need to do so again. We thank you for your support and generosity!

 

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

Gardening Tools Wanted!

If you have any unwanted trowels or forks tucked away in your garage or shed, we would love to give them a new home to help us look after our playground.

If you are able to help, there will be a box in the reception area next week for you to drop off any tools.

We are also looking for children’s gardening gloves. If you have any that your child has finished with or has grown out of, we would be delighted to have them.

Many thanks

Mrs Bailey and the Eco Learning Team

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog

 

Welcome back to Term Two, we are looking forward to a busy term with lots of learning, exploring and fun!

 

Literacy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring new sounds made up of two single sounds (digrapghs). We were learning how to read, write and use the sounds sh and ch (All)
  • Learning about ‘Magic e’ and how it changes the letter sound to the letter name (P2)
  • Exploring what happens to words with ‘a’ in the middle when we add ‘Magic e’ (P2)
  • Continuing with developing writing skills using our ‘non-negotiables’: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops (All)
  • Exploring how to extend our writing by using connectives (and/because) (mainly P2)
  • Developing our reading skills within in reading groups as well as extra reading with Miss McGhee
  • Exploring how to be Illustrators and designing new book covers for our reading books! (All)
  • http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

  • Exploring money up to £2
  • Learning to recognise and use money
  • Learning to count money and add different amounts
  • Leaning to make the same amount using different coins
  • Using money in context to ‘buy’ items
  • Playing bingo and revising recognising numbers
  • Revising adding skills
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Other Areas

  • Our new P.E days are Monday and Thursday
  • This term we will be exploring gymnastics skills: jumping. Landing, balance and rolling
  • We will also continue to work on our fitness levels
  • Health and Wellbeing – we have a new Building Resilience topic this term: ‘Have A Goal’
  • we will explore this in assembly and in class. We will also send further information home
  • We have introduced a ‘Free Flow’ afternoon. This is on a Tuesday. Children have to opportunity to access the other classrooms to support their learning and make wider friendship groups.
  • ‘Free Flow’ allows the children access learning provided in other classrooms to ensure consistency across the stage as well as allow them to be leaders in their own learning.

 

Other Information

  • Please be mindful when choosing a snack for your child – break time is only 15minutes long and adults in the playground cannot look after snack tubs. We are also a nut-free school
  • We politely ask you provide a healthy/nutritious snack for your child and give them water in their water bottles – thank you.
  • ‘Home Learning’ for P1 will continue to be sent home on a Thursday – thank you for your continued support with this at home
  • An individualised ‘Tricky Word’ sheet was sent home at the beginning of the term – it would be great if you could practice reading and writing these at home.
  • A small plea…….if anyone has any old/unwanted ‘Twister’ games at home we would love to have them to support our learning!

 

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

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 13.12.19

This week we have had a super busy time performing our Nativity and singing Christmas Carols, We really enjoyed performing to the school as well as our invited adults – thank you to everyone involved for all their help and support!

We have continued to focus on reading skills in class…….and even enjoyed a Spanish story all about Christmas!

In our ‘Learn Through Play’ focus we have been exploring lots of different skills in lots of fun ways: we have been doing Christmas arts and crafts, word searches, colour by number, dot-to-dot, writing letters to Santa, designing and writing Christmas cards, cutting and sticking activities and spelling activities!

Learning Stories and E-journal comments will be published today! Please leave a comment for your child about their amazing learning!

P2 -Please return Learning Stories to school on Monday 16th Dec 2019

Thanks again for all your continued help and support,

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds.

 

P1 and P2 party help required

  • P1 and P2 classes are looking for some help to set out the children’s party food while we are being entertained by Magic Iain .

We would like a few people to help between 1.30 and 2 pm to lay the tables, prepare juice and put food out on plates. everything will be provided- we just need man-power.

We realise everyone is busy at this time of year but If you are able to help us then please let your child’s class teacher know.

Many thanks
the P1 and 2 staff team

P7T Enterprise

Squishy squad! 

Eat sleep squish repeat 

 On the 10th of December we are selling de-stress balls in the top area. All the de-stress balls are 50p or a pound so no need to bring in a five pound note. There will be a DIY stall for people to draw their own faces on the squishies. There are the colours pink, gold, blue, yellow, purple, green and orange to choose from. Our squishies are made by filling a balloon with flour or rice. We also recommend not to squish them too hard otherwise they may burst, however, none of ours have burst yet. All the money will be going to our class charity and a P7 trip.  

From Maya, Ella, Carla, Holly and Eve A.K.A. squishie squad 

 

FOOTY FUN 

All of your favourite footy challenges in one place 

 At Buckstone primary school on the 10th of December 2019 . 

Come for a raffle, keepy uppies challenge and a beat the keeper against Buckstone’s best keeper and nothing over a pound. 

Winner of the raffle wins a  mitre imperil plus ball!