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P2 Script

Hi everyone,

Your child will come home with lines to learn today or tomorrow. We won’t send home the whole script, only the lines your child should learn.

If your child has no lines in their purple bag then that is because these will be easily worked on in class.

Please check your child’s purple folder.

We will also send home a costume letter this week.

Can the lines be brought back to school each day?

Many thanks for all of your support,

The P2 Team 🙂

P2 Cheetahs. What we have been learning this week 5/2/18

Literacy

  • We have been continuing learning about the ‘soft c’ spelling pattern
  • We thought of adjectives to describe people. We made pictures showing emotions.
  • We learned to spell the words  world , word and work
  • We discussed instructions and then compiled a short list which we would give to a new person in the classroom.

On our Spelling City page, you can access the tricky word lists and some fun games to play for extra practice.

Thank you for your continued support  with practising key vocabulary and signing the reading record.

  • We are continuing to work in class on predicting, analysing and discussing the wide range of texts we read – including, but not limited to, our home reading books. We would encourage the children to make personal choices of reading material from home and library – school reading books are only a small part of becoming an avid reader.

 

Numeracy & Mathematics

We have been continuing our  investigations into patterns and were making patterned sequences using shape , colour and pictures.

We looked at 100 square number patterns.

We revised our learning in subtraction and challenged ourselves to count beyond 50. Please practise counting back, taking particular care when crossing the tens.

We continued to partition numbers and created sums showing the variety of ways in which a number can be partitioned – e.g. 9 can be 8+1, 7+2. 6+3  and that 19 would be 18+1, 17+2 etc

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We continued learning about our body and talked abut the brain and all the amazing things it helps us do. We called it our control centre.
  • We also learned about how muscles work in pairs to help us move.
  • In RME we heard the story of Joseph and his 12 brothers.
  • In PE we  we explored rhythm and timing and developed our coordination using the small equipment . We used the walls to throw and catch.
  • Jack and Benny from Generation Science came to tell us all about the sun, moon and Earth and we learned about different times all round the world
  • We took part in the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch.   We talked about the birds we might see in the playground and used books and the internet for our research . We went into the playground to identify and count all the birds we saw.   

Can you see the same birds in your garden?

We have taken home our gym bags, please return on Monday 19th Feb.

Have a lovely half term break!

P2 Cheetahs. What we have been learning in the week beginning 29 January 2018

Literacy

  • We have been continuing learning about the ‘soft c’ spelling pattern
  • We learned to spell the words have, give, live 
  • We wrote stories about a Snowman and then edited our stories the next day.

On our Spelling City page, you can access the tricky word lists and some fun games to play for extra practice.

Thank you for your continued support  with practising key vocabulary and signing the reading record.

  • We are continuing to work in class on predicting, analysing and discussing the wide range of texts we read – including, but not limited to, our home reading books. We would encourage the children to make personal choices of reading material from home and library – school reading books are only a small part of becoming an avid reader.

 

Numeracy & Mathematics

We have been continuing our  investigations into  patterns and were making patterned sequences using shape , colour and pictures.

We revised our learning in subtraction. Please practise counting back, taking particular care when crossing the tens.

We learned how to partition numbers and created sums showing the variety of ways in which a number can be partitioned – e.g. 9 can be 8+1, 7+2. 6+3  and that 19 would be 18+1, 17+2 etc

In our play-based learning time some of us were using our mathematical skills to estimate and count how many beads fitted into the towers we were building.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We continued learning about the skeleton and our bones.
  • Our skeleton gives us support, movement and protection.
  • We enjoyed making xray pictures of our hands. We learned that there are 27 bones in a human hand.
  • We learned about our heart and lungs. We talked about the need for clean air to breathe and how to keep our hearts healthy.
  • In PE we used skills we have learned previously to challenge ourselves using the big equipment.
  • In music we played some fun listening games

 

P2 Easter Show

Just a little blog post to let all parents/carers know that we have started to prepare for our Easter show. Once all parts have been given out then we will then send a script home for you to work on with your child. We would very much appreciate your support with this at home. We will also be asking you all for a costume for your child but more information will follow after the February break.

We have started to learn a song this week. We will keep you updated on the blog with more information!

Many thanks for your support with this,

The P2 Team 🙂

P2 Cheetahs What we have been learning ….26/1/18

Literacy

  • We have been learning about the ‘soft c’ spelling pattern in words such as glance, rice, fence
  • We learned to spell the words other, mother , another 
  • We wrote stories about a Windy day and made a list of exciting descriptive words to help us.
  • We continued to explore rhythm and rhyme in poems.

On our Spelling City page, you can access the tricky word lists and some fun games to play for extra practice.

Thank you for your continued support  with practising key vocabulary and signing the reading record. Please note that ‘new book day’ may change for some pupils soon.

  • We are continuing to work in class on predicting, analysing and discussing the wide range of texts we read – including, but not limited to, our home reading books. We would encourage the children to make personal choices of reading material from home and library – school reading books are only a small part of becoming an avid reader.

 

Numeracy & Mathematics

We have been investigating patterns and were making patterned sequences using shape , colour and pictures.

  

  • We have been learning to count forward and backwards in 2’s
  • We had a long chat about ‘0’ and whether it is an odd or even number.
  • We continued to practise and use our subtraction skills
  • We have been consolidating our knowledge of the order of the months of the year and learning to say which month comes before/after/between etc.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • This term we are learning about the human body .
  • We made a list of questions we would like to research and find out about.
  • We have been looking at the skeleton and our bones. We learned what types of bones are in our body
  • We had great fun doing activities which made our heart beat faster.

We  talked about Robert Burns and how we celebrate his birthday. We had very different opinions about the taste of  haggis !

French….we have been learning phrases like  bonjour, salut, au revoir, bonsoir

PE… We were dancing to the beat of Scottish dance music

Can you help ?

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P2c are having fun playing and learning with ‘loose parts’

We would love donations of items such as these listed below ( but not limited to this list – no limits on creativity ) We are hoping for large quantities, but every collection has to start somewhere so anything you can donate will be most welcome.

Please note – at the moment we are not collecting cardboard boxes/junk. Thank you.

  • small rounded pebbles
  • nuts, bolts and washers
  • pinecones
  • buttons
  • beads
  • shells
  • small pieces of driftwood
  • clean bottletops
  • wine corks
  • wooden or cork coasters
  • twigs (roughly pencil thickness/ knitting needle length )
  • wicker trays/baskets
  • wooden curtain rings
  • old/broken bead necklaces
  • artificial leaves/flowers

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19.1.18 What P2 Cheetahs have been learning this week.

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  • We have been learning about the ‘soft c’ spelling pattern in words such as face, race, place.
  • We learned to spell the words school, before and because. (Remember the elephants !)
  • We continued to investigate rhyming words and used our knowledge to help us write a snow poem.
  • We practised writing instructions and made a list of instructions on how to build a snowman.

On our Spelling City page, you can access the tricky word lists and some fun games to play for extra practice.

  • New reading books should have come home this week. Thank you for your continued support  with practising key vocabulary and signing the reading record. Please note that ‘new book day’ may change for some pupils soon.
  • We are continuing to work in class on predicting, analysing and discussing the wide range of texts we read – including, but not limited to, our home reading books. We would encourage the children to make personal choices of reading material from home and library – school reading books are only a small part of becoming an avid reader.

 

Numeracy & Mathematics

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  • We have been consolidating our knowledge of the order of the months of the year and learning to say which month comes before/after/between etc.
  • Someone commented that their birthday was not on the same day of the week this year as it was last year and this prompted a discussion about the number of days in each month.
  • We discussed the rhyme ” 30 days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31 except February, which has 28 days clear and 29 in each leap year”
  • We continued to practise and use our subtraction skills.
  • We used our knowledge of bar graphs to gather and display information about our peg pattern boards.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We investigated what happened to the snow as it melts. We filled tubs with snow, brought them into the class and observed how it melted through the day. This led on to a discussion about Global warming.
  • We discussed wearing bright or reflective clothing when outside in the darker evenings and how this might help to keep ourselves safe.