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P2D Reflective Friday- 15.6.18

Reading

This is the last week we will send home reading. Please can you make sure you continue to read texts with your child at home during the holidays. This will help your child’s confidence when returning to school in August.

Well done to everyone for all of their effort this year with reading at home and thank you to all the parents/carers for supporting this.

Literacy

  • We have been having a spelling focus week- tricky words and words we continue to spell incorrectly from our independent writing.
  • We have been creating questions to ask our new teacher at ‘Meet the teacher’ next week.
  • We are continuing to work on joining letter patterns- th, ch, ai, all

Maths & Numeracy

  • We have been revising addition strategies this week- ways to make 18 etc.
  • We have been comparing the weight of items.
  • We are continuing to answer 2x , 5x and 10x table facts.

Topic/IDL

  • We have been identifying the different parts of our ear.
  • We have been learning all about ‘Eating Healthy’ and looking at a Healthy plate.
  • We created rainbows by using fruits and vegetables with a learning partner.

We enjoyed watching the P7 Show on Wednesday. Well done to everyone who took part. It was fantastic!

Next week we would like to:

  • Meet our new teacher!

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

P2D Reflective Friday

Reading

Can you read aloud with expression? Choose one page to focus on and try to read aloud imagining you are the author. You can use a different voice for a character and think about the speed you are reading at.

Literacy

We have been learning all about the ‘ed’ sound.

If a verb has a double consonant then we simple add ‘ed’ to the end.

walk +  ed                      talk + ed                          splash + ed

Can you find more examples of ‘ed’ ending like above in stories you read at home?

There are a few words we continue to spell incorrectly regularly in our independent writing:

school, won’t, people, think, come, should

If you are finding these words tricky then please work on spelling these at home. You can even test a parent!

Maths & Numeracy

  • We have been learning to compare lengths in cm.
  • We are continuing to work on multiplication.
  • We are plannng to go outdoors and measure length in m.

IDL/Topic

  • We have been learning all about our teeth and how to keep our teeth healthy.
  • We have been identifying the different kinds in our mouth: canine, incisor, molar.
  • We have also been working on listening skills in class and following a series of instructions.

What we enjoyed this week:

  • We enjoyed going to see a performance at the ‘Imaginate Festival’. The performance had many themes and we really used our imaginations! One of the main themes was ‘Caring and Sharing’. The actors showed how to share clothing in an imaginative way. We discussed our opinions about the performance and here are some of the children’s ideas:

“I thought the performance was funny and entertaining.”

” The actors learned to share their clothes.”

“The actors showed what it is like to not have a home.”

“I would have liked the actors to speak more.”

“The performance was about washing clothes and not having enough clothes to wear.”

What we are looking forward to next week:

  •  musicWe would like to learn about Germs.
  • We would like to measure outside in our playground.
  • We would like to have a times table test!

 

 

P2D Reflective Friday 25.5.18

Reading

Can you spot any ‘ing’ or ‘ed’ ending words as you read? Please read a little each day and discuss what you are reading with a parent/carer.

Literacy

We learned the last rule for adding on ‘ing’.

carry + ing

We will be looking at ‘ed’ ending next week along with revising all sounds covered in P2.

We have been reading a book called ‘I can’t do this!’ by K J Walton linked to ‘Growing our mindset’. Poor Nadia (the owl) couldn’t fly. We came up with solutions for Nadia. We continued the story using capital letters, full stops and sentence openers.

Maths

This week we have been measuring length using cm.

We have been measuring objects in the classroom and outside. We also compared the lengths.

Here is a link to work on the 2 x table

Game

IDL/Topic

  • We have been learning all about our brain this week.
  • We have been looking at our bodies moving in different ways. Using line drawings we created ‘bodies in motion’.

Looking into next week

  • We can’t wait to see the SHOW on Wednesday- how exciting!
  • We would like to learn about our teeth.
  • We would like to make a wordsearch about our topic using key words.

Have a lovely time at the School Fair today!

Reflective Friday P2D- Week ending 18.5.18

Reading

We only have a few more weeks left of reading homework. Please can we have a big push on reading effort at home. The focus is reading with expression. The children have been pretending they have an audience. I wonder if you can work on reading aloud with expression at home?!

Literacy

  • We are continuing to add ‘ing’ to verbs- verbs with a long vowel we simply add ‘ing’.

shout- shouting

  • We are continuing to spell blocks 4 and 5 tricky words. We will be doing an assessment in class soon so please continue working on these at home.
  • We took part in a ‘Live Author’ event. Can you tell your parents about this?

Spelling city link

Numeracy & Maths

  • We are continuing to work on improving our speed when answering x facts.
  • We have started to measure length in cm and m.

IDL/Topic

  • We have been learning all about our digestive system.
  • Can you name the main organs which digest our food?
  • We carried out an experiment. It certainly had us all engaged!!! Tell a parent about this.

Music

We have started to learn about instruments of the orchestra and the four main sections – brass, strings, woodwind and percussion. We looked closely at a violin and discussed the names of the parts of the instrument such as pegs, sound holes, tailpiece, chin rest, strings and bridge. We also learned that the bow is made from the hair from a horse’s tail.

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This week we enjoyed:

  • Taking part in different sports on Wednesday.
  • Our digestive system experiment.
  • Reading aloud to the Primary One children.

Have a lovely long weekend everyone!

 

P2D Reflective Friday- 7.5.18

All Learning Stories went home on Friday 4th May. Please could these be returned by Monday 14th May. Share the learning inside with your child. Please leave a comment in the parent/carer section.

Reading

All children have a non-fiction book home to read. Come to school on Monday ready to share two interesting facts that you have learned.

Literacy

  • We are continuing adding ‘ing’ to verbs- see rules on previous post.
  • We are continuing to work on reading and spelling tricky words in class- focusing on blocks 3, 4 and 5.

Numeracy & Maths

  • We are continuing to work on multiplication- answering 2x, 10x and 5x table facts.

Other curricular areas:

  • We are identifying our organs in our bodies.
  • We have been finding out interesting facts about blood.
  • We created chalk drawings of skeletons.
  • We have been listening to music from ‘Peter and the Wolf’.

Looking into next week:

  • We would like to learn about our muscles and bones.
  • We are looking forward to Sports Day!
  • We are beginning a maths topic on ‘Measure’.

P2D Reflective Friday 4.5.18

Literacy

  • All children have a book home to read. Please ask you child questions about what they are reading.
  • We are learning the rule of adding ‘ing’ to a verb. See below some examples:

jump- jumping (mp= two consonants so we just add ‘ing’)

make- making (remove the ‘e’ and add ‘ing)

spot- spotting (double up the consonant and then add ‘ing)

Can you spot any ‘ing’ words as your read? Which rule has been used?

Numeracy

  • We are continuing to work on multiplication. 4 x 3 =  4 sets of 3.
  • We are working on answering 2x table facts quickly using our knowledge of doubles.
  • We are beginning a ‘measure’ topic in the next few weeks. Can you spot any equipment to measure weight and length at home?

Below is a multiplication game: Click on timetables and then 2x table.

Multiplication game

Topic

  • We had a visit from a real-life Paramedic today! How exciting. A big thank you to Sam’s Dad for visiting us. We learned all about the role of a Paramedic and what the job involves. We even got to have a look in an ambulance.
  • We have been learning about the different organs in our body. We made organ bibs which we brought home to share with our parents/carers.

Looking into next week:

  • Have a lovely long weekend off school!
  • New reading books will come home on Wednesday for each reading group.
  • We would like to learn about ‘blood’.

 

 

P2D Reflective Friday 27.4.18

Reading

Please make sure your child is reading a little each day. Continue reading the word lists sent home at the beginning of the week.

Literacy

We are working on adding ‘ing’ to a verb.

Rule one: jump + ing – already a double consonant so you can simple add ‘ing’.

Rule two: make + ing- remove the ‘e’ and add ‘ing’.

Add ‘ing’ to the verbs below:

hate, stare, glare, date, bike, hike

stick, shock, lock. check, drink, burn

Maths & Numeracy

This week we have started ‘multiplication’

  • 2 x 5 = 2 sets of 5
  • 4 x 5= 4 sets of 5

Can you answer multiplication facts using dots at home? Show a parent.

Game

Topic

We have been learning all about the ‘skeleton’. Can you share two facts with a parent/carer?

Next week we would like to:

  • Find out about our heart
  • Answer more x facts
  • Write about our body

 

P2D Reading

Hi everyone,

I have sent home reading lists for you to work on at home. Please work through each stage making sure your child is confident at reading each word. I suggested using a timer to time your child and you should see an improvement each time you complete this.

Perhaps work on one column at a time.

Thanks for your support,

Miss Davidson 🙂

P2D Reflective Friday

Reading

Reading will begin next week. Spot ‘ed’ words as your read. Keep a list of these in your reading record.

Literacy

We have been revising all sounds this week. Please continue working on reading and spelling all tricky words. (Sheets in a previous post and handed out at parent’s evening)

Numeracy & Maths

  • We have been planning a party for Queen Elizabeth. We are finding a total for the cost of buying party items.
  • We have been making a total with different combinations of coins and calculating change from £1 and £2.
  • We have also been working on answering addition and subtraction facts quickly with a daily challenge.

This week we have enjoyed:

  • Learning all about Queen Elizabeth
  • PE outdoors
  • Changing our seats!
  • Party planning for our Queen!

Next week we would like:

  • To begin a new topic (we will keep you posted)
  • Learning all about multiplication

Please see the previous blog post: we need your help!