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P2c Reflective Friday 29.3.19

Literacy

We explored the spelling pattern using soft g, in words like bridge, fridge, badge, fudge.

We also worked on our tricky spelling words  – do you think you’ll be ready for a test next Friday ?

We are working together on the book called Something else. We are learning to make inferences from the pictures – and we have been experimenting with showing our emotions on our faces. Can you tell how we are feeling just by looking at us ?

We wrote a report about the show.

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Numeracy

In Numeracy we have been continuing  revising our number bonds to 10, and for those who are confident with that we were looking at number bonds to 20 and the 10 ‘stories of 9’ ( 9+0, 8+1, 7+2 etc )

Other areas of the curriculum

We had fun exploring the science of bubbles. We know that a bubble is made of three things; soap,, water and air. The skin of a bubble has three layers – a layer of water in between two layers of soap. If there was no soap the water would all collect together into a blob  and wouldn’t stretch out to go round the air. When we pop a bubble we put our finger through the skin and all the air escapes.

We enjoyed a rare opportunity to use the big equipment in PE, and today we developed our coordination when using bats and balls.

 

HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES

* please continue to revise number bonds to ten ( or 20) e.g – 8 and what make ten?  6 and what make ten?  You should know these number bonds quickly and be able to answer without counting on.429AE763-0A7F-4BBD-A52D-FF01F32E289F

If you wish, you could download the free maths app called ‘King of Maths’ and play the addition games – starting at level one and progressing to higher levels at our own pace.

 

* read a book of your choice

* get active outside if the weather is nice

 

 

P2c message from parent council

Dear Parents/carers

You will hopefully have seen in the last Homelink newsletter that our Parent Council have organised a Great Big School Clean Up on Saturday 30th March between 2-4pm as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2019. This is a UK wide mass-action environmental campaign to cut litter and improve public places but it also coincides with the Green Buckstone recycling programme which aims to save ‘hard to recycle’ items from landfill.

The school playground will be open at the main entrance from 2pm on Saturday 30th March for as many volunteers as are able to donate 10 minutes, 1 hour or more of time to help clear the playground and surrounding areas of litter that has escaped the various refuse bins around the school. City of Edinburgh Council will be arriving that afternoon to deliver litter picking kit and will be removing waste from the school after the litter pick is over at 4pm. Our local councillors are also planning to attend and members of the Parent Council will be present to co-ordinate this project. This is an excellent opportunity to help improve the environment on our doorstep so we hope to see you there.

Please bring with you protective gloves if at all possible (some will be provided by the council), refreshments and perhaps some hand sanitiser! Children must not be unaccompanied and will remain the responsibility of their parent/carer at all times.

P2c reading

There will be no new reading books sent home this week or next.

We continue to work on reading in class – focusing on the book ‘Something Else’ and developing skills such as prediction, finding information in pictures, retelling the main events in the story and relating the story to our own experiences.

Please, as always, feel free to read any book of your choice at home.

P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)

Hello,

In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are

Books

Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys

Cars

Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands

Lego

Cards

Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.

Thanks

P5H and P5HW

P2c Reflective Friday 22.3.19

This week has mostly been about Rise and Shine. A huge well done to all our star performers, I was  so proud of them and I’m sure you were too.

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Literacy

We explored the spelling pattern using soft g, in words like rage, stage, magic and ginger.

We also worked on our tricky spelling words .

We wrote about our opinion of the dark. imageimageimage

Numeracy

In Numeracy we have been revising our number bonds to 10, and for those who are confident with that we were looking at number bonds to 20.

Other areas of the curriculum

HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES

* revise number bonds to ten ( or 20) e.g – 8 and what make ten?  6 and what make ten?  You should know these number bonds quickly and be able to answer without counting on.

* read a book of your choice

* get active outside if the weather is nice

 

 

 

 

 

P4 Food Bank Charity Collection

Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.

 Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:

Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar

Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.

We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.

 ****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****

Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks is advance,

P4 Team

 

P2 costume information

Most costume items are being provided, but a few children will be asked to bring in some simple items from home ( by Thursday 14th) if  possible. Please do not buy anything specially, and let us know if anything is a problem for you to find and we can come up with an alternative.

We are still trying to source an outfit for our cow, so if anyone happened to have a cow onsie, or some cow print jammies they would be willing to lend us, then that would be much appreciated !

If your character is not listed below then  you don’t need to bring anything.

Farmer Frank, mum, children – wellies and a woolly jumper ( a plainish jumper or cardi please- stripes or patterns ok, but preferably not one with sequins or characters on- think Katie Morag)

Chicks and ducklings – black shorts( if not already in pe bag)

narrators – black leggings or school trousers

flowers  – plain white t shirt if you have one

rabbit – grey tights or leggings, pink or grey top.

granny/grandad – wellies

 

 

P2c Reflective Friday 8.3.19

Literacy

We learned how to use the soft c spelling sound in words like face, race, mice

We continued our revision and test of all our common/tricky words so far.

We shared our BEAR time with p5

 

Click HERE for a link to a spelling game in case you want to play at home too

Maths and Numeracy

 

We have returned to working on core numeracy skills such as counting on and back, and counting the jumps from one number to another. We are learning to read and write 3 digit numbers

Other areas of the curriculum

We enjoyed meeting Haggis the tawny owl, Squeak the Hawk and Whizzer the eagle owl.

We enjoyed experimenting with electrical circuits to make the bulbs light up.

 

Look at how creative we are !

 

Things to do at home

Practise your spelling words by writing them in a tray of flour, or laying them out with raisins. You could eat the raisins if you get the word right !

Write 3 single digit numbers each on a small piece of paper. Which 3 digit numbers can you make by moving the cards into different orders. What is the lowest/highest number you can make ?

Discuss the different types/sources of energy you can find in your house – e.g. gas cooker, mains electricity, battery powered items, rechargeable items, solar power etc. What about your car, is it powered by petrol, diesel or electric ? Which foods have given you energy today ?

 

 

 

 

 

P2c Reflective Friday 1.3.19

Literacy

We learned how to use the split digraph u-e in words like cube, tune.

We continued our revision and test of all our common/tricky words so far.

We planned, told, then wrote a story about a trip to the moon. These stories will be entered in to our whole school story writing competition for world book day.

We went to visit p3t who read us their stories about Ancient Egypt.

 

Click HERE for a link to a spelling game in case you want to play at home too

Maths and Numeracy

 

We have returned to working on core numeracy skills such as counting on and back, and counting the jumps from one number to another.

 

Other areas of the curriculum

We had a fantastic visit this morning from Mr Melotte (Laura’s dad) who told us all about his work at the Royal Observatory helping to plan and design an enormous telescope in Chile. We also got to hold a real meteorite!

We have been very busy practising  the songs for our Easter Show ” Rise and Shine”.

Some people have brought words home to learn by heart. Your support in helping with this is much appreciated.

We took advantage of the fabulous weather to take our learning outside. We investigated the rotation of the earth by drawing round our shadows st different times of day.

 

 

We enjoy planning, designing and creating with peg boards. We made flags, then tried to learn some new flags from a book. Can you spot the the Lithuanian flag? We also designed our own flags.

 

 

We enjoy learning and choosing our own creative activities, like making a giant floor game about ‘get active’

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