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P2c Reflective Friday 12.10.18

Have a fantastic holiday week, we look forward to seeing you all back on the Tuesday 23rd of October to a newly painted classroom !

Literacy

  • We have been working on the ai and ay spelling sounds this week. We found it easier to read the words rather than spell them. We will work on this more next week. Examples of words are mail, jail, hay, day, way, say, rain, pain. In general the ai sound is in the middle of words and the ay comes at the end.
  • In writing we received a thank you letter from the animals in Polly Jean and they asked us to reply telling them about a party we had been to.
  • We were hunting in our reading books for words with 2, 3, 4, 5 or more than 5 letters.

Our group’s  Tricky word focus this week was :

plums – was, saw, he

shoes – here, there, were

trees and doors – friend, house

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.

You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets

cursive writing formation

 

Numeracy and Maths

This week we have been applying our numeracy knowledge to solve practical problems e.g.  “we have 19 cups but there are 25 people coming to the party, how many more do I need to buy?”

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We have learned about bears and discovered so many types of bear which we hadn’t heard of before – e.g. the spectacled bear, the sun bear, the moon bear and the sloth bear.

We also learned that a Koala is NOT a bear even though people sometimes call it one. We had fun joining in with a song called Please don’t call me a Koala Bear 

 

In drama we enjoyed acting out and playing instruments along to the story of Mr Gumpy’s Outing.

in music we continued to explore how we can use our voices in different ways. We are also using our motor skills while keeping a steady beat

We enjoyed making party hats and then wearing them to our Pyjama party on Friday.

Our ‘big box building’ area has prompted lots of creativity, teamwork and fantastic vocabulary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Party Time🦒🐙🐊

purple yellow and blue balloon on swimming pool

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Polly  Jean is having a pyjama party on Friday 12th October in our classroom!

You may wear or bring your pyjamas to school. Polly Jean invited all the animals to her party, so if you would like to, you may bring a cuddly toy animal to join in the party (it must be one you can carry yourself – no giant ones please !)

 

P2c Reflective Friday 5.10.18

Thank you for coming to Parent’s evening this week. As always, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Literacy

This week we have been revising spelling words with wh and th sounds.

We have been learning about lists. We discussed what types of lists we might make and then we wrote a list of things Polly Jean might need to prepare for her pyjama party.

Our group’s  Tricky word focus this week was :

plums – was want

shoes – some, come, one

trees and doors – mother, another, other ( brother)

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.

You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets

cursive writing formation

 

Numeracy and Maths

Our whole class focus has been on counting in tens OFF the decade ( with support or challenge where appropriate )

We have also looked at writing numbers in the 100s, recognising that hundreds numbers have 3 digits. And that 126 =100, 20 and 6

We enjoy playing this online game to reinforce our learning about tens and units. We even tried the 100s version. You may wish to play at home too. 

Other areas of the curriculum.

In PE we are beginning a block of gymnastics – starting with jumping and landing.

In assembly P3T shared their learning about the emergency services with us.

We discussed what we already knew about octopus and then investigated some more. We learned that Octopus have three hearts, blue blood, two rows of suckers on each tentacle and that they spray ink to escape from predators.

 

 

 

 

 

P2c Reflective Friday -28.9.18

 

Literacy

This week we have been revising spelling words with sh and ch sounds.

 

We read the story “The most magnificent thing” and worked with partners to create our own magnificent invention.

Here is a link to the story if you’d like to read it again.

We learned about addresses and discussed what we knew about our own addresses. .  Many of us knew our house number, some knew our street names and two knew our postcode.

We wrote to the animals  in the Polly Jean book and put their address on the envelope.

CHALLENGE – Can you learn your full address ? Maybe you could address an envelope and post a picture or a letter to a friend or family member .

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class ( Be Excited About Reading) when we all choose books to read together and share with our friends.

Numeracy and Maths

Our focus this week has been on counting forwards and backwards in 10s on the decade ( 20, 30, 40) We also discussed how many groups of ten are in a decade number eg, 60 is 6 tens/ 8 tens are 80.

We practised writing numbers all the way to 100 or as far as we could manage.

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

In PE we have been developing being nimble as we move, for example – by jumping in hoops, running through a slalom of cones or doing light toe taps on a marker.

In assembly P3m shared their learning with us.

We discussed what we already knew about giraffes  and then investigated some more. We learned that Giraffes sleep standing up and that they have the same number of bones in their necks as humans do.

 

As part of European languages day we discussed the variety of world languages which are spoken by pupils in our class and we looked at flags of these countries.

 

 

 

 

Photographs

Unfortunately, the school office has not yet received replies from every family in school re permission for us to use class photographs on the blog. Until all replies have come in we may no longer post any photos of the children’s learning. We are awaiting further information from the council about how to ensure our blogs comply with GDPR.

This week’s blog post will be performed in black and white and I will be removing our previous photos.

Thank you for your patience, and if you haven’t yet sent back your form for this session it would be appreciated if we could have it as soon as possible.

Hopefully our blog will be colourful again soon.

P2c Reflective Friday 21.9.18

 

Literacy

This week we have been revising spelling some of block 1 tricky words. We wrote them in different ways – some ways were hard!

 

We worked on prediction in our reading group discussions.

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class ( Be Excited About Reading) when we all choose books to read together and share with our friends.

 

Cursive writing is tricky  but we have now learned the letters c, o a and d

Everyone has now been given a reading book. Thank you for your support in sending the book to school each day to enable us to engage in follow up work in class.

Numeracy and Maths

Our focus this week has been on using number tracks to count forward and back from a given number.

We named and ordered the 12 months of the year. Some revision at home would also be helpful – particularly what comes before/after.

 

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

In PE we have been developing our fitness and coordination.

 

 

In assembly Mrs Ritchie told us all about the moon. It was fascinating !

 

We discussed what we already knew about penguins and then investigated some more. We learned that not all penguins live in Antarctica – some species live in hot places such as the Galápagos penguins which live in burrows in the Galápagos Islands.

 

Here are some more photos of us exploring our environment and leading our own learning.

 

 

 

 

Design technology – model building

P2 were using the skills of planning, designing and creating to great effect at the model building table this week. We would like to provide further opportunity for the children to develop these skills and we are seeking your help to resource this. We will happily accept any donations of clean cardboard boxes/tubes etc which they can glue, cut and stick. Please no plastic milk cartons. As storage space is limited we will accept junk deliveries on Mondays only, and Tuesday will be our day for creating masterpieces. We will continue this until the October break in the meantime.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

P2c Reflective Friday 14.9.18

Apologies for my absence last week, and for the delay in posting the blog.

 

 

Literacy

This week we have been assessing spelling of block 1 and 2 tricky words and we will work on revision next week. I will upload a list of these words soon to allow you to revise at home should you wish.

We wrote a story about what we would do with a pet spider if we had one. This piece of writing will be used as our Big Writing moderation piece for this session.

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class ( Be Excited About Reading) when we all choose books to read together and share with our friends.

Cursive writing is tricky  but we have now learned the letter  d

Everyone has now been given a reading book. Thank you for your support in sending the book to school each day to enable us to engage in follow up work in class.

Numeracy and Maths

Our focus this week has been on partitioning numbers to ten and sequencing 2 digit numbers.

We continued to revise ordering the  days of the week, using key vocabulary such as yesterday/ tomorrow/ day before/ day after.

Many of us found it tricky to name the day before, so this is something for extra practise at home please.

 

 

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

In PE we have been using our skills of timing and coordination to throw and catch small pieces of equipment such as small balls, beanbags and quoits.

 

In French we practised greeting each other using vocabulary such as Bonjour, ça va? and counting to 10.

In assembly we were learning about how to ‘take a moment’ when we feel stressed or angry.

We learned about the 7 continents. We looked at which continents the animals in the Polly Jean book live. We voted that we would like to learn about penguins first.

 

 

P2 Reading information

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P2 will be bringing a reading book home by the end of the week beginning 10th September. Each group will have a ‘new book’ day when they will be given a new title to read at home. Please read and discuss this book with your child. We will be further developing our reading skills in class using this book so please ensure it is brought to school each day. n.b. in the early stages of term your child may bring home a book which they have previously read. This is for consolidation and revision. Don’t worry – we will be moving forward quickly.

Each pupil will soon be given a Rocket bookmark to cut out and keep in their reading folder. Please use the question prompts from the bookmark with your child to promote discussion, comprehension and thinking skills.

Sight vocabulary cards – Your child may occasionally be given a coloured card with a list of words to learn to read by sight. It would be helpful if they could revise this key vocabulary ‘little and often’ and not always in order! Please note, it is not necessary for your child to learn to spell these words – only to read them by sight. Spelling words, if they are sent home, will be clearly identified.

Reading ‘Homework’ is only one part of developing a child’s ready fluency. There are lots of opportunities in school for reading other material, and of course, we would encourage the children to read as widely as they wish, using books from home and the local library.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

P2c reflective Friday 7.9.18

 

Literacy

This week we have been reading the book ‘Aaarrgh – Spider” – this has led us to learn all about spiders by reading non fiction books. We are spider experts – please ask us what we know !

We enjoyed making paper spiders and going on a spider hunt in the playground as well. We have learned some great new vocabulary, such as thorax, abdomen, exoskeleton

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class ( Be Excited About Reading) when we all choose books to read together and share with our friends.

Cursive writing is tricky  but we have now learned the letter  o

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Reading books will be sent home by the end of next week. 

Numeracy and Maths

Our focus this week has been on the teen numbers. We have been practising writing the, correctly. We have also enjoyed learning rhyme about numbers in the teens.

 

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

In PE we have been using our skills of timing and coordination to throw and catch small pieces of equipment such as small balls, beanbags and quoits.

 

In music we continued with our exploration of our voices, and we also started using actions to experience a steady beat.

In assembly we were learning about how to ‘take a moment’ when we feel stressed or angry.

In the book Polly Jean Pyjama Queen, the animals all have very special pyjamas. We enjoyed designing pyjamas that show something special about us.

 

We also discussed how we would like to learn more about animals and we planned some questions. We will begin to work on finding the answers to some of these questions next week.

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