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P2c Learning together at home 30.3.20

 

Good morning, I hope you had a lovely weekend. I enjoyed getting out for some exercise with my dog.

Welcome back to another week of learning together at home. Please find your learning suggestions below.

Quick links

30 3 20 P2 Learning Together at Home.

Spelling City P2 page

Sumdog

(if any pupil did not receive their sumdog login details, please contact me and I can email it to you)

Free audiobooks for children

 Mrs Imrie’s blog page

Daily PE on youtube

Daily Live Events

 Literacy

We are learning to identify compound words.

Compound words are when two words fit together to make a new one. Click the links below to watch a short video, play a game and try the quiz.

Compound Words BBC Bitesize

Compound Words YouTube Clip

When you are reading this week, try and see if you can spot any compound words in your books.

There is a worksheet attached below should you wish to use it

COMPOUND WORDS

Spelling

You can practise your spelling block on Spelling City:

spelling city webpage.

There are also some spelling games on sumdog.

Write your tricky words using the across and down method like this:

Challenge:

Can you circle all the vowels in your tricky words? Remember they are A E I O and U

Reading

Choose one of your favourite stories and share it with an adult. You can read to them, or they can read to you. Now review your story.

  • What was it about?
  • Who were the main characters?
  • What did you like about the book?
  • Can you draw a picture of your favourite part?

You can answer these questions in your jotter or use the sheet below to support your learning. Remember to use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and neat handwriting.

BOOK REVIEW

Numeracy and Maths

We are learning to add and subtract. You can find some challenges and activities on Sumdog

Daily 10 Addition and Subtraction

First choose the level. They are differentiated to support and challenge individual progression. Then work on developing your addition and subtraction skills.

Funky Mummy

This game allows you to practise quick recall of addition and subtraction within 10, 20 and 100. You could also have a go at recalling your double facts too!

You can also work on your addition and subtraction skills using these worksheets. You can do some, none or all. Please don’t feel you have to use them, they are optional.

Addition and Subtraction sums:

SUBTRACTION ADDITION

Challenge:

MATHS CHALLENGE SHEETS

These calculations range from 50 – 1000! They’re mixed so make sure you look out for the addition and subtraction signs.

Interdisciplinary learning/skills development

Easter Card or Random Act of Kindness Card – Can you make a card for a family member, friend or neighbour and deliver it with an adult on one of your family walks.

Fun Ideas

I enjoy taking photographs, so I’m going to try some of these photo suggestions. You might like to try some too. Remember always to ask an adults permission.

PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about the ideas provided, please send these to the school admin email and I will be happy to help you with anything.

Have a lovely day and enjoy the learning we have provided.

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

Art opportunity – please get involved if you can

Mrs Imrie has been in touch with Cheryl at Fairmilehead Church and we’re going to try share children’s art work via the church newsletter. This week’s theme is ‘Hello from Buckstone PS’ – Children are invited to create a piece of art and then email in a picture to the admin team by 9 am on Wednesday 1st April. The art work will be collated and included in the newsletter.

P2c Learning together at home 27.3.20

Sharing the learning

Thank you so much for the photos you have sent me and for giving permission to share them here. I’ve loved seeing what you have been up to.

 “At Spring time we see flowers and lambs.”

Super  sentences !

Signs of spring in the woods

Hard  at  work

Look  at  my  spring  garden  picture.

Scientific research

Learning to spell some Deadly 60 words

Quick links

supporting children – you may find some of the information in this document helpful

Spelling City P2 page

Sumdog

(if any pupil did not receive their sumdog login details, please contact me and I can email it to you)

Free audiobooks for children

 Mrs Imrie’s blog page

Daily PE on youtube

Daily Live Events

 

Literacy

Dictation. Ask an adult to read these words to you. Write them down in your jotter.

sending      jumping      playing

Now try to write this sentence just by listening to an adult reading it to you. Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

I saw a cat jumping over a very deep hole.

Letters and numbers of the week…

 

Have you mastered this week’s letters and numbers ?

 

 

Interdisciplinary learning / skills development

Can you make your bed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ?

Have a happy and healthy weekend with your families and I look forward to hearing more of your news soon.

 

 

P2c Learning together at home 26.3.20

Quick links

P2c Learning together at home – a printable version of today’s post

Spelling City P2 page

Sumdog

(if any pupil did not receive their sumdog login details, please contact me and I can email it to you)

Free audiobooks for children

 Mrs Imrie’s blog page

Daily PE on youtube

Daily Live Events

 

Literacy

Spelling

Your child knows which block of tricky words they are working on – all blocks were handed out in the packs  and they are also uploaded to our spelling city webpage.

Challenge:

  • Choose any word you find interesting, it could be a word from a book you have read, a programme you watch, or even the name of your favourite football team or sport. Try to spell it on your whiteboard, then ask an adult to check it for you and help you find out the correct spelling. ( some examples – gymnastics, Quidditch, diamond, minecraft )

 

Writing/Handwriting

We are learning to use question marks and ask questions using question words

Write 5 questions in your jotter starting with each of the following question words.

  1. Who…… ?
  2. What…..?
  3. When…..?
  4. Where…..?
  5. Why…..?

( you don’t have to know the answers)

Star steps….

  • Neat handwriting
  • finger spaces
  • careful spelling
  • a question mark at the end of each sentence.

Letter and number of the day…

 

Write these on your whiteboard or in your jotter. Ask an adult to check that you form them correctly. ( challenge – try cursive)  If it is tricky for you, keep practising until you can do it easily.

Reading

Summarise the book you read yesterday ( tell an adult what happened in the story).

Read it again and check how accurately you had remembered.

Use the questions from your Reading Rocket Bookmark to discuss what you have read with an adult. Start with the RED (recall) section.

 

Numeracy and Maths

Hopefully everyone ha now received their sumdog logins. Let me know if not.

Keep an eye out on the sumdog site for some challenges.

There is a subtraction one on there for you today – an opportunity to earn some ‘coins’

The Backwards challenge.

Count backwards in different ways. Here are some suggestions. Create your own way of counting back.

  • count back from 20 in 1s/2s or 5s
  • count back from 100 in 1s/2s/5s or tens
  • count back from 1000 in 100s

 

 

Interdisciplinary learning / skills development

Keep practising with those shoelaces ! If you have already mastered the art of tying your laces, perhaps you could teach someone else.

Can you make your bed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ?

 

Some fun Ideas

 

P2c Learning together at home 25.3.20

Quick links

Spelling City P2 page

Sumdog

(if any pupil did not receive their sumdog login details, please contact me and I can email it to you)

Free audiobooks for children

 Mrs Imrie’s blog page

Daily PE on youtube

 

 

Literacy

We are learning to identify verbs.

  • with an adult, talk about all the actions you have done today – e.g. waking, dressing, eating, reading, brushing, drinking etc. Who can come up with the most unusual or interesting action. Remember action words are VERBS and  can have ing added at the end and they are things that you can do.

Spelling

Your child knows which block of tricky words they are working on – all blocks were handed out in the packs  and they are also uploaded to our spelling city webpage.

  • Choose 5 of your spelling words

write them in your jotter like this –

 

Challenge:

  • Choose any word you find interesting, it could be a word from a book you have read, a programme you watch, or even the name of your favourite football team or sport. Try to spell it on your whiteboard, then ask an adult to check it for you and help you find out the correct spelling. ( some examples – gymnastics, Quidditch, diamond, minecraft )

 

Writing/Handwriting

Letter and number of the day…

Write these on your whiteboard or in your jotter. Ask an adult to check that you form them correctly. ( challenge – try cursive)  If it is tricky for you, keep practising until you can do it easily.

 

Reading

Read one of the reading books from your pack. Use the questions from your Reading Rocket Bookmark to discuss what you have read with an adult. Start with the RED (recall) section.

 

Numeracy and Maths

create your own subtraction sums.

Make a spinner using a paperclip or a safety pin and a pencil

Ask an adult to help you choose some numbers and make a grid on a piece of paper or a whiteboard. Make a second grid with lower numbers. Use your spinner on each grid, write a the subtraction sum and work out the answer.

You can decide how difficult to make the sums by the numbers you put on your grid.

Interdisciplinary learning / skills development

How is the shoelace tying going ?

 

Some fun Ideas

 

P2c Learning together at home 24.3.20

Quick links

Spelling City P2 page

Sumdog

(if any pupil did not receive their sumdog login details, please contact me and I can email it to you)

Free audiobooks for children

 Mrs Imrie’s blog page

 

Literacy

We are learning to identify verbs.

  • with an adult, talk about all the actions you have done today – e.g. waking, dressing, eating, reading, brushing, drinking etc. Who can come up with the most unusual or interesting action. Remember action words are VERBS and  can have ing added at the end and they are things that you can do.

Spelling

Your child knows which block of tricky words they are working on – all blocks were handed out in the packs  and they are also uploaded to our spelling city webpage.

  • play a game of spelling tennis.

Pick a word – e.g. should – I say S, you say H, I say O, you say U etc.

Challenge:

  • Choose any word you find interesting, it could be a word from a book you have read, a programme you watch, or even the name of your favourite football team or sport. Try to spell it on your whiteboard, then ask an adult to check it for you and help you find out the correct spelling. ( some examples – gymnastics, Quidditch, diamond, minecraft )

 

Writing/Handwriting

Letter and number of the day…

Write these on your whiteboard or in your jotter. Ask an adult to check that you form them correctly. ( challenge – try cursive)  If it is tricky for you, keep practising until you can do it easily.

 

Reading

Share a story with an adult. You can read to them, or they can read to you.

 

Numeracy and Maths

We are learning to understand different adding and subtracting vocabulary.

Play the Mental Maths Train game below choosing addition and/or subtraction.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

We are learning to identify numbers 1 more/1 less and 10 more/10 less than a given number.

Please find below a game  to support your learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Interdisciplinary learning / skills development

Can you tie your shoelaces ? Now would be a good time to start learning.

 

Some fun Ideas

 

P2c Learning together at home 23.3.20

Hello P2c and welcome to our online classroom!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend with your families and are ready to continue learning and having fun together.

We will be posting daily at 12.00 to give you ideas for ‘learning together at home’.

Please use this blog to support you at home – work at your own pace and find a way that works for you and your family. You will not be asked to provide any evidence of your learning and as with the pack sent home,  there is no pressure to do all the tasks – the blog posts are designed to be supportive so please use them in a way that works for you!

Please feel free to email a photo of your learning at home and let me know if you are happy for me to put it on our Friday blog post – it will be lovely to see some photos of each other and stay connected!

 

Here is a link to Mrs Imrie’s blog page which you might find useful.

I will post ideas for Literacy, Numeracy/Maths, Health & Wellbeing and keeping active at home!

To start we will be revising previous learning.

 

Let’s begin…………………

 

Literacy

We are learning to identify verbs.

  • Clink the link below to watch a clip recapping what verbs are. There is also a sentence activity and short quiz to try too.
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs
  • Read one of your reading books and see if you can spot any verbs (doing/action words).
  • Also try reading a story of your choice to your teddy/sibling/mummy/daddy – remember to look out for verbs.

Spelling

Your child knows which block of tricky words they are working on – all blocks were handed out in the packs  and they are also uploaded to our spelling city webpage.

  • Write your spelling words like a rainbow, then read them or get someone at home to give you a spelling check-up.

 

Challenge:

  • Can you put your tricky words into sentences, try writing at least 3 – remember to underline the tricky words.

 

 

Writing/Handwriting

  • We are learning to write questions and question marks.
  • Practise writing question marks neatly in your jotter. Can you think of 4 questions to ask your family? Write these in your jotter in your neatest hand writing.

Example:

What game would you like to play?

Star Steps

Remember:

  • Questions are sentences which ask something.
  • They end with a question mark instead of a full stop.
  • Use question words at the beginning of your sentence. Here are examples of question words: who, when, where, what and how.

 

Numeracy and Maths

We are learning to understand different adding and subtracting vocabulary.

Play the Mental Maths Train game below choosing addition and/or subtraction.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

We are learning to identify numbers 1 more/1 less and 10 more/10 less than a given number.

Please find below a game to support your learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

 

Inter Disciplinary Learning/Skills

Spring officially began on Friday 20th March. The days are now getting longer and lighter and hopefully a little warmer! If possible, go out into your garden with an adult or even just have a look out of your window. Can you see any signs that spring is in the air? What can you see, smell and hear? Can you see any flowers, hear birds singing, maybe even spot a bumble bee?

Have a chat about what we see in spring. You can use the link below to draw a colourful and detailed picture or do it in your jotter/on a piece of paper. Then write a sentence about what you have drawn. Remember to use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and neat hand writing.

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/2a/ce/T-T-8350-In-the-Spring-I-See-Writing-Frame.pdf?__token__=exp=1584774849~acl=%2Fresource%2F2a%2Fce%2FT-T-8350-In-the-Spring-I-See-Writing-Frame.pdf%2A~hmac=bffd973b0b4eb24d1ce5953f358529710d75fca29169e3a41d819528bdd75414

 

Some fun Ideas

If you have any questions about the ideas provided, please send these to the school admin email and I will be happy to help you with anything.

Good luck, have a lovely day and enjoy the learning we have provided.

Remember, we are all in this together!

 

P2c Friday 20th March

It has been an interesting week for P2c, but we still engaged with our learning.

Our main focus for the week was the presentation of our Easter Show. We were so disappointed not to be able to share it with our families, but we gave a private viewing to Mrs Imrie and Mrs Conlin. Mr & Mrs Stewart kindly filmed a second performance and this will be made available to parents to see at some point. In the meantime, here are some photos taken at one of our rehearsals.

 

Here are some other photographs of our learning from this week.

Learning to create fact families using 3 numbers.

e.g.

11 + 6 = 17

6 + 11 = 17

17- 6 = 11

17 – 11 = 6


 

Outdoor  Loose  Parts  play

 

Independent  roleplay  learning

Practising  our  subtraction  facts

Thank you so much for all your kids words ( and gifts) at the end of today. Please enjoy the sunshine this weekend, and I will ‘see’ you all on Monday via this blog.

P2 Thursday 19th

It’s going to be sunny tomorrow, so P2 plan to spend the afternoon outside making great use of our fabulous new loose parts play resources.

Although sunny, it will still be chilly and the children do love to turn on the cold tap , so please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for outdoor play tomorrow if at all possible ( wellies or boots recommended to avoid soggy socks)

 

 

Home Learning Help

In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the current advice is for schools, colleges and universities is to remain open, for the time being.

At present, schools will only close if they are specifically told so – for example, if a student or staff member contracts the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. This response differs to countries such as Ireland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Denmark, which all recently announced they would be temporarily shutting schools due to the virus outbreak.

However, due to the nature of this pandemic, we have learned that things can change very rapidly.In order to prepare parents and carers in the event of a school closure, here are some tips and online resources to support your child with their learning at home.

Which resources can I use to support my child at home?

Twinkl

Online educational publishers, Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. All you need to do is enter UKTWINKLHELPS to get started.

Twinkl also has a Parents Hub that has a number of different guides designed for parents to support them with different curricular areas.

Sumdog

Online learning platform, Sumdog, has a number of engaging and challenging maths and literacy games that your child can use to enhance their learning at home.

Children’s University of Manchester

For kids who love science, the Children’s University of Manchester website is an excellent interactive resource in which your child can browse a number of different science topics which have a quiz at the end of each unit.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is an excellent online resource that provides students help with revision and learning. Here you will find a number of free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject on every subject for students aged from three to 16 and over.

Activity Village

For those of you who enjoy making crafts with your child at home, Activity Village is a great resource for ideas and templates to develop creativity at home.

Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help children to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.

Monitor your child’s television, video game, and Internet use. Children on average spend far more time watching TV, playing video games and using the Internet than they do completing homework or other school-related activities.

Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can’t be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More important, it is the key to lifelong learning. Learn more in Fun Reading Tips and Activities and Fun and Effective Ways to Read with Children.

Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children’s school success. It’s through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well.

Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establish reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school, showing your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends.

Encourage active learning. Children need active learning as well as quiet learning such as reading and doing homework. Active learning involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring interests. Active learning also can take place when your child plays sports, spends time with friends, acts in a school play, plays a musical instrument or visits museums and bookstores.