Category Archives: P2G-Blog

P2 Christmas Hamper

Primary 2 have been asked to coordinate the collection of items for a hamper for the Christmas Fair. We have been given the theme of ‘kids’ for our collection.

We would be grateful for any donations of small items with which to fill the hamper.
There are no rules, but some suggested items might include

  • small toys/games
  • books
  • scarves/hats/socks etc
  • children’s toiletries
  • stationery items
  • edible treats

Items can be delivered to the p2 classrooms any day from Monday 25th November.

Many thanks

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

15/11/19

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day as we do reading activities linked to their books throughout the week. We will not hand out new reading books if their previous one has not been returned. New books go out on Monday and Tuesdays.

Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

The children are always very enthusiastic about wanting to share their achievements, learning and experiences that happen in and out with school. We will be allocating time on a Monday and Wednesday to allow them the opportunity to do this.

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class
  • We have been writing sentences and illustrating our favourite part of our reading books
  • We have been practising out hand writing and learning to form the letters b, c and d correctly
  •  We have been focusing on the ‘ou’ (loud) and ‘ow’ (owl) sound this week
  • We have been learning to write super sentences using our knowledge of capital letters and full stops
  •  We have been continuing to learn about syllables to support our decoding of words and reading fluency
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words

Numeracy

  • We have been learning to skip count, focusing on 2s, 5s and 10s
  • We have been practising our knowledge of missing numbers up to 100 using number lines and 100 squares
  • We have been learning about time, days of the week and months of the year
  • Completing addition sums using a timer to see how quickly we can our recall our number facts

 

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • Discussing and how to be kind to others using the ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’ story as a stimulus
  • We have created information sheets and drawings of Giraffes and Penguins
  • We have started practising our Christmas songs for our performances in December

The children really enjoyed dressing up and taking part in raising money for Children in Need.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

8/11/19

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day as we do reading activities linked to their books throughout the week. We will not hand out new reading books if their previous one has not been returned. New books go out on Monday and Tuesdays.

Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

The children are always very enthusiastic about wanting to share their achievements, learning and experiences that happen in and out with school. We will be allocating time on a Monday and Wednesday to allow them the opportunity to do this.

Literacy

  • We have been reading in class and completing a variety of reading activities/strategies to support our understanding and fluency
  • We have been writing about our favourite characters from books
  • We have been focusing on the ‘oi’ and ‘oy’ sound this week
  •  We have been continuing to learn about syllables
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words using ‘Talking Tubs’
  • We read Aaaarrrggghhh Spider again this week and completed a book review on it
  • We have been learning to write super sentences using our sentences correctly using our Polishing Pencil
  • We have been working on our handwriting and learning to use correct formation

Numeracy

  • We have been learning to subitise and discuss dot and number patterns
  • We have been learning about months of the year
  • Completing addition sums using a timer to see how quick our recall of number facts is

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • Discussing and how to be kind to others
  • Building resilience in school and talking about what we are grateful for
  • Learning about continents and where they are found
  • Learning about habitats and what types of animals live in different climates around the world
  • We have been learning about giraffes and bears this week with Mrs Crosses class and shared our learning to each other

 

Have a lovely weekend!

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

1/11/19

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day as we do reading activities linked to their books throughout the week. We will not hand out new reading books if their previous one has not been returned. New books go out on Monday and Tuesdays.

Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class focusing on sounding out, decoding tricky words and reading with increased fluency and expression
  •  We have been learning about syllables and identifying words with different syllables in our reading books
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words using ‘Talking Tubs’
  • We read Aaaarrrggghhh Spider in class this week and created pictures and wonderful sentences about what we would do if we had a pet spider.
  • We have been learning to write super sentences using our sentences correctly using our Polishing Pencil
  • We have been working on our handwriting and learning to use correct formation
  • We wrote super spooky sentences linked to Halloween

Numeracy

  • Continuing to focus on our number bonds to 10/20 and beyond
  • Continuing to investigate and create repeating patterns, including shape patterns
  • Completing addition sums using a timer to see how quick our recall of number facts is

 

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control – we particularly enjoyed the hammer and pumpkin station
  • Building resilience in school and talking about what we are grateful for
  • Learning about continents and where they are found
  • Learning about habitats and what types of animals live in different climates around the world
  • We have been learning about penguins and lions this week with Mrs Crosses class and shared our learning to each other

 

The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you this morning, thank you for joining us and have a lovely weekend!

 

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG  Blog

25/10/19

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. Everyone should now have received their ‘Reading Rockets’ to support reading.

Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class focusing on sounding out, decoding tricky words and reading with increased fluency and expression
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words
  • We have been learning to write super sentences using our sentences correctly using our Polishing Pencil
  • We have been working on our handwriting and learning to use correct formation
  • We did our Formation of Writing activity on Friday – listening carefully to a description and creating a detailed picture to match the statement

 

Numeracy

  • Continuing to focus on our number bonds to 10 and 20. You can play these games at home:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

  • Continuing to investigate and create repeating patterns, including shape patterns

 

Other Areas

  • In P.E. we are continuing to develop the following skills through stations and games: balancing, aiming, throwing, catching and passing, hand/eye coordination
  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • Building resilience in school and talking about what we are grateful for
  • Learning about continents and where they are found
  • We have been enjoying singing and music on a Wednesday afternoons

 

Other Information

  • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled

 

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

P2WG Learning 11.10.19

We have been busy in P2WG this week.

 

Literacy 

  • In Spelling we have been learning about oa and ow. Some words for oa are: soap, oats, boat, oar, float, goat, loaf, toast, roast. Some words for ow are: show, sow, flow, slow, low and glow.
  • We have been learning how to write a super sentence! We need to include a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces. We use our polishing pencil to make super sentences.
  • We are reading Polly Jean Pyjama Queen. We love it!
  • We were designing front/back covers for our books.

Things to do at home

– try to write super sentences. Remember your capital letter, full stop and finger spaces.

– design a front cover for a book you are reading at home. Think about what happens in the story.

Numeracy

  • We are learning about doubles. For example we know that 6 +6 = 12. This is double 6.
  • We have also been learning our number bonds to 10, 20 and even 100. We know that 5+ 5 = 10, 10 + 10 = 20 and 50 + 50 = 100.
  • We have been learning how to copy patterns.

Things to do at home

– practise number bonds by saying/choosing a number from cards then quickly saying the other number to complete the number bond. This could be a race against someone else!

-make up your own patterns for someone to copy.

-use things you find at home/in the garden to make patterns.

Other areas

  • We have been learning all about habitats. We know this is an animals home.
  • We enjoyed our last signing session. We liked the Scottish songs we sang and were able to keep the beat.

Aaaaatchoo !

It seems to be the season for sneezes !

 

We would greatly appreciate any donations of boxes of tissues for the classroom to help us keep noses clean!

 

Thank you

P2 Warty Gruffalos Blog

Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. ‘Reading Rockets’ to support reading will be sent home next week.  Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class focusing on decoding tricky words and reading with increased fluency and expression
  • Exploring digraph sounds ‘ee’ and ‘ea’
  • Practising spelling block 1/2 tricky words
  • We have been learning to write sentences correctly and retell a story in the correct sequence
  • We have also been creating settings and habitats linked to stories we have been reading in class
  • Writing – P2 were supported to write about things they are enjoying in P2. We focussed on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Some children were also able to use a connective (and/because) in their writing!

Numeracy

  • Add doubles facts with a range of number. You can play this game at home:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

  • P2 have been learning to use Carroll diagrams
  • Continuing to investigate and create patterns

 Other Areas

  • P.E. (small balls skills) – aiming, throwing, catching and passing, hand/eye coordination
  • Planning and building animal dens
  • Developing fine motor control
  • Building resilience in school

Other Information

  • Tempest are in school on Monday and Tuesday taking the children’s photos
  • P2 Zoo Lab – P2 have a visit from the Zoo Lab on Wednesday 2nd Oct. Please use Parent Pay to pay and give permission for your child to attend
  • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled
  • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning
  • We are looking for materials for building, modelling and using at our creation station – recycling is welcome!

 

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

 

P2WG Learning 20/09/19

 

P2 Reading was sent home this week, please use the ‘reading rockets’ to support reading at home (these will be sent home in colour when the printer has been fixed).

 

Literacy

  • We have been practising letter formation
  • We have focused on hand writing and correct pencil grip
  • Exploring digraph sounds eg. ai and ay
  • Exploring block 1/2 tricky words
  • We introduced a new book called ‘Who’s Our New Teacher?’ and have been focusing on our prediction and imagination skills linked to this
  • We have been learning about what makes a super sentence e.g. capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, checking it makes sense and challenging ourselves by trying to add in a describing word

 

Numeracy

  • Sequencing and ordering numbers
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points
  • P2 have been learning to use tally marks to record amounts and complete tally charts accurately
  • Finding missing numbers up to 100
  • Investigating and creating patterns

 

Other Areas

  • P.E. (small balls skills) – aiming, throwing, catching and passing, hand/eye coordination
  • Developing fine motor control
  • Building resilience in school

 

 

Helpers required

P2 would love to welcome some parent/grandparent volunteer helpers into class.
We would love help to carry out practical tasks such as filing, organising resources, photocopying/laminating as well as supervising group activities with small numbers of pupils.
You may be asked to work across the p2 stage, so not necessarily exclusively in your own child’s class.

If you are interested in helping out at all, please feel free to chat with any member of the p2 team.

All volunteers must be part of the PVG scheme (forms are available from the school office if you wish to register)