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P2c. Our week ending 15.6.18

Literacy

We revised all our block 3, 4 and 5 tricky words and introduced “money”

We chose our favourite story to share in our Learning Stories .

We decided we would chose our own topic in our story writing with ideas which ranged from an alien invasion , to a woodland walk adventure or fun at the beach. We were very creative in our vocabulary.

We wrote our own feedback on the P7 show .Some of us chose to read our reviews to the P7s . They are going to use our feedback as quotes in their report writing. We enjoyed sharing our learning.

Thank you for your continued support with practising key vocabulary and signing the reading record. This was the last week of reading in P2

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 explored Venn diagrams and organised a wide range of objects using various criteria

We  revised our 2, 5 and 10 times tables, orally and had fun with subtraction facts.

Please continue to use the hit the button interactive game to consolidate your knowledge of the tables ( and the link to division facts )

Other areas of the curriculum

We  continued to learn about growth and fixed mindsets and the power of “…..YET” !

We looked at the effects pollution has on our environment, particularly in the oceans and seas and the importance of recycling. We had some very animated discussions !

We investigated the work of Monet and other artists and created our very own Masterpiece in the style of Monet

In PE we continued practising our hand and eye coordination byt using a tennis racquet.

We watched the P7 dress rehearsal which we all loved and found really funny. We were quite excited as our buddies were all starring!

P2c. Our week ending 8.6.18

Literacy

We revised all our block 3, 4 and 5 tricky words and introduced “eight” and “learn”

We wrote a report about our weekend and also an adventure story using interesting vocabulary.

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 practised making groups and revised our 2, 5 and 10 times tables, orally and on a written challenge sheet.

Please continue to use the hit the button interactive game to consolidate your knowledge of the tables ( and the link to division facts )

Other areas of the curriculum

We discussed fruits we liked or have never tried, then on Friday, Gill helped us to make fruity faces and encouraged us to try new things. We were quite adventurous ! (See more photos on the last blog post.)

We discussed what makes us happy and how we can make others happy. We also learned about growth and fixed mindsets.

We learned more about  instruments in the orchestra and listened to a clarinet.  We learned to identify the mouthpiece, reed, bell and keys.

In PE we used our hand/eye coordination skills and we cooperated in team games.

P2 cheetahs. Our week. Friday 1st June

Literacy

  • we revised all our tricky words and are  practising  ” again ” and “four”
  • In spelling we worked on adding ing to a verb giving it a short vowel sound – e.g. pat, bat,
  • we practised handwriting  h, b p,u,w,y   in our new lined jotter
  • We discussed the play and then wrote  some very impressive reports giving our own opinions.
  • we discussed why we need rules and wrote words in different types of colourful writing like zig zags, dotty .

 

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 practised making groups and revised our 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • We discussed the days of the week and their order using “yesterday” and “tomorrow”. Some of us found this very tricky.
  • we used our knowledge to measure and compare length , capacity and weight

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This is a great online game for practising your numeracy skills. There is also a tablet friendly app which you may wish to use.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • Most of us enjoyed our visit to the theatre and the comedy involved. We looked at the theme of sharing and everyone being equal which ran throughout  it.
  • In PE we practised our hand- eye  coordination using a variety of equipment
  • we looked back on our year in P2 and what we have enjoyed
  • we found a caterpillar in the classroom and discussed the life cycle of a butterfly

 

P2 cheetahs. Our week. Friday 25th May

Literacy

  • we revised all our tricky words and are  practising  “move” and “people”
  • In spelling we worked on the ending ed
  • we practised adding ing to a verb ending in a double consonant – e.g. find, mark,
  • we practised handwriting  s e l t i  in our new lined jotter

 

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 practised making groups and revised our 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • In measurement we estimated then measured objects all around us in cm. We made some very accurate estimates

download

This is a great online game for practising your numeracy skills. There is also a tablet friendly app which you may wish to use.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We discussed what a superhero might eat to keep healthy. We had an interesting discussion about how to have a healthy balanced diet.
  • Ibraheem fascinated us with an interesting talk all about Ramadan.
  • We enjoyed trying out the violin to see how the string instruments make sound.
  • We learned more about brass instruments in the orchestra and listened to a trumpet. It was loud ! We learned to identify the mouthpiece, bell and valves.

 

Boxes boxes boxes !

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We have been using our imaginations and creativity in our ‘deconstructed role play’ area.

The boxes have been used as all manner of props and scenery, however they are now a little squashed so we would appreciate any donations of medium to large sized strong cardboard boxes – the type that amazon deliveries come in.

Many thanks

 

P2c

 

P2c – What we have been learning this week. 18.5.18

Literacy

  • we revised all our tricky words and are  practising  “write” and “great”
  • In spelling we worked on the ending ed sounding like in words like fished and kicked
  • we practised adding ing to a magic e word e.g. make + ing = making
  • we wrote a report about the school sports on lined paper
  • we practised handwriting  c o a d g  in our new lined jotter

We learnt all about the illustrator Ross Collins by watching Authors Live.

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

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 practised sharing things in equal groups related to sports equipment.
  • In measurement we counted the number of cubes it would take to  balance the scales when weighing objects like a pen, soap , rubber

Other areas of the curriculum

French  We looked at the vocabulary for animals.We also continued to practise using greetings such as Salut, Bonsoir, Ça va ,au revoir, bienvenue, asseyez-vous and levez-vous.

Sports Day

We had a great time at the potted sports and all had a favourite event.

Together in Sport Fundraiser

We had a very enterprising 2 days trying to make a difference to other children .

We worked together to write a presentation , divided into groups and then went to every class to read it. We had to answer some hard questions

We made biscuits , approx 10 each ,organised a shop  and sold them to the whole school

Our hard work and brilliant effort will make a huge difference to children to access clean water and also be able to eat 2 hot meals per week.

We are still counting how much money we have raised! It was a lot and we are very pleased with our efforts.

We were Superheroes using our power of kindness and sharing, to make a difference .

Have a lovely holiday weekend!