Category Archives: P2C-Home Learning

1.12.17 P2cheetahs. What we have been learning this week.

Literacy

 

It was Book Week this week and we had a great time with role play exploring our Book Shop.

We listened to a librarian and a fabulous storyteller who told stories all about giants Maybe you could tell someone what happened in the story.

P4 were our book buddies and we shared our books with them

READING

We enjoyed looking at a variety of books this week and sharing our favourite with each other. We looked at the difference between faction and non  fiction.

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.

SPELLING

We have been investigating what happens to the u vowel when we add magic e.

We worked on  tricky word patterns of would, should, could , kind and find.

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

WRITING

We wrote a Book Review and made word pots full of exciting new words we found in our books.

We talked about lists and how useful they are . We made lists of things we would need if we went to Space.

Numeracy & Mathematics

We are using our counting back skills to help us with our understanding of subtraction.

 

We investigated symmetry using 2d shapes. We looked at symmetry in our environment.

Can you spot any examples of symmetry in your home?

 

 

Other areas of the curriculum

 

 

We celebrated St Andrew’s Day by finding out interesting facts abut out patron saint. We loved taking part in the conga around the school.

 

P2 had a joint PE lesson and we enjoyed the team games we played.

We continued to work learning to sing some traditional Christmas songs ready for our concert in December ! We love this time to get together too.We discussed the Nativity story and the origins of Christmas day. We made our own  Advent Christmas Tree.

Our Eco rep told us all about litter in the playground and that we must use the bins.

Our Pupil Parliament Rep shared some of the discussions  they had.

24.11.17 P2cheetahs. What we have been learning this week.

Literacy

READING

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.

Please support us at home by using the reading rocket bookmark as a prompt for your discussions. As there will be no fluency books this term we would encourage the children to choose extra reading material from their home bookshelves or a local library.

SPELLING

We have been investigating what happens to the o vowel when we add magic e.

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

WRITING

We wrote an account of our weekend news and in our writing we tried to use some of the tricky spelling words we have been learning.

We also did an imaginative piece of writing about a visit to the moon.

Numeracy & Mathematics

We are using our counting back skills to help us with our understanding of subtraction.

We have spent time creating and investigating patterns. We discovered that you could make towers with the pegs but that eventually the tower would flop over.

Other areas of the curriculum

We have been finding out all about the moon and trying to find answers to some of the questions we had identified when we planned our topic. We have also learned about the first man to ever walk on the moon and what has happened to his footprints since then.

As we have a few clear nights forecast this week it would be great if you could find time to look for the moon in the sky and see how much of its surface we can see at the moment.

We are learning how the sun, the moon and the earth rotate around each other to give us night, day and seasons.

Some of us want to know more about the solar system and have been doing our own research. It is a fascinating subject.

 

In in preparation for the school fair we baked some goodies to sell – thank you to the parents who came in to help.

We are already  hard at work learning to sing along to some traditional Christmas songs ready for our concert in December !

P2 Tricky Words

I have uploaded Block 1-5 tricky word sheets below. We have been working on reading and spelling these words in class. Please can you work on these at home. This will have a huge impact on your child’s reading and writing in class. Perhaps start at Block 1 and work your way up.

Many thanks

Miss Davidson, Ms Hastie and Mrs Cross 🙂

Block One Tricky Words-2

Block Two Tricky Words (August)-2

Block Three Tricky Words (August)-2

Block Four Tricky Words

Block Five Tricky Words

3.11.17 – P2 Cheetahs – what we have been learning this week.

Literacy

READING

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.

Please support us at home by using the reading rocket bookmark as a prompt for your discussions. As there will be no fluency books this term we would encourage the children to choose extra reading material from their home bookshelves or a local library. We will use the school library as soon as it is available to us again.

SPELLING

We are learning all about the magic e spelling rule and how it effects the sounds of vowels.

This week we have had great fun looking at magic “e” with “a” with playdough, magnetic letters , sand and paint.

We began Block 3 tricky words but keep practising Block 1 and 2 .

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

WRITING

Our stories this week were about Halloween, reflecting on how we felt during some of the activities we took part in.

Numeracy & Mathematics

We continued to identify ‘greater than’ and ‘less than ‘ and revised  number bonds to 10 and 20

We explored shapes within Halloween pictures trying to identify and recognise as many properties as we could.

Other areas of the curriculum

Following on from our class story ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’  we began to investigate  nocturnal animals. We have used science clips and non fiction books to explore the lives of habits of nocturnal animals.

We brainstormed what we already knew about owls and then found out some  more interesting facts using the internet to answer our questions.

Our Owl Facts

We began an Owl display and using our fine motor skills for cutting and drawing are in the process of making our own fabulous owls.  We used circles and semi circles and finished them off with feathers

In PE we joined with P2D for ball skills and were learning how to dribble using a football  and  passing and marking in team games

We learnt all about Bonfire Night safety and will be able to tell everyone how to have a safe November 5th.

 

27.10.17 – P2 Cheetahs – what we have been learning this week.

Literacy

READING

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.

Please support us at home by using the reading rocket bookmark as a prompt for your discussions. As there will be no fluency books this term we would encourage the children to choose extra reading material from their home bookshelves or a local library. We will use the school library as soon as it is available to us again.

SPELLING

We have been revising the ‘ou’ and ‘ow’ sounds.

We have come to the end of revising block one and block two ‘tricky’ spelling words but some of us still need to practice a few of the words.

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

WRITING

We wrote about our holidays and we also wrote a story about what might be hiding under  the autumn leaves .

Numeracy & Mathematics

We have been learning to identify and record ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’

Other areas of the curriculum

we worked with our learning partners to plan our learning for our next topic which is ‘Night and day’

We have been discussing the signs of Autumn and we went outiside in the lovely sunshine to collect things of different autumnal colours, and then again to do a scavenger hunt. 

P2 Cheetahs. 6/10/17 What we have been learning this week.

Literacy

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 have been looking at key vocabulary in reading and  story writing

We wrote a fact file about Autumn using words to describe the leaves. We made a huge list of sound and movement words.

We have been revising the ‘au’ and ‘aw’ sounds.

We continued to revise block one and block two ‘tricky’ spelling words – you can see/print the words from these links if you would like a reminder.

Block 1 tricky spelling words

Block 2 tricky spelling words

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

Numeracy & Mathematics

*using empty number lines we added 9,10 or 11

* We explored more properties of 3D shapes and looked for them in our environment.  We talked about a triangular prism.

Try to spot 3d shapes when you are out and about in the holidays

Other areas of the curriculum

We looked closely at leaves with magnifying glasses. We saw their veins and found out how they take in water. We drew detailed pictures using black pens. They make a fabulous display.

We designed shields and decorated them with colourful shapes. They are very effective.

In PE we were developing some team game skills using our feet and tried to dribble and pass. We are getting very skilled at dodging and marking.

We continued our  discussions making sensible choices in a range of situations.

Thank you for all the posters about resilience. Our display is full of inspiring stories.

We ended our Castle topic with a day of fun discovering facts about kings, queens , princesses and knights through music and  playing games.  It was great fun! What fabulous costumes . You can see the photo on the home learning link.

We learned a new game called The Grand Old Duke of York and found out that children used to play in the playground.  We wondered if any parents /carers played a version when they were younger.

Have a lovely holiday !

School returns Tuesday 24th October.