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P2 Warty Gruffalos Learning Together at Home

Hello Warty Gruffalos, we hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy some of the sunshine.

The daily blog is now going to be attached as a Word document – it is set out just the same as before but please let us know if there are any issues. Just click on the link below to get started on your learning:

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We have also inserted another Word document below which has links to useful and fun ideas.

Fun and Useful Links

 

 

Art opportunity – please get involved if you can

Mrs Imrie has been in touch with Cheryl at Fairmilehead Church and we’re going to try share children’s art work via the church newsletter. This week’s theme is ‘Hello from Buckstone PS’ – Children are invited to create a piece of art and then email in a picture to the admin team by 9 am on Wednesday 1st April. The art work will be collated and included in the newsletter.

P2 Warty Gruffalos Learning Together at Home 27.03.20

Hello Warty Gruffalos. Well we are at the end of our first week of learning at home together. We hope you have enjoyed your week of learning, exercising, relaxing and having fun. We have absolutely loved receiving the photos you have send us of you learning at home throughout the week, it has really cheered us up and made us smile, so thank you very much!

On a Friday in school we do dictation on our focus sound/words of the week. This is when I read the words out to you and you try to spell them correctly in your jotters. Ask an adult at home to read the following ‘ing’ words to you and have a go at spelling them in your jotter or on a whiteboard, then ask your adult to check them.

·         jumping

·         turning

·         sticking

·         hunting

·         singing

·         standing

How are you getting on practising your block of tricky words? If you are feeling confident with them, ask an adult at home to give you a check up of these too. If you get them all correct, or only 1 or 2 wrong you can choose to move on to the next block of tricky words. If you did get 1 or 2 wrong remember to keep practising these even if you are moving on to the next block.

You will find all the blocks of Tricky Words in your ‘Learning Together at Home’ packs you got home from school last Friday.

As promised here are the lovely photos of you being busy, having fun and learning at home. Thank you again for sharing.

Creating a ‘tricky word’ word search for daddy to do when he got home from work. Well done!

A lovely picture of learning with new ‘classmates’.

Lego fun!

Outdoor learning!

Lovely chalk picture!

Busy writing!

Mrs Graham and I thought it would be a nice idea to post a couple of pictures of ourselves, so you can see what we’ve been up to this week too.

Hi P2WG!

Here is a photo of Mrs Graham out for a walk with her lovely dog Bella.

It was very chilly!

Mr W took a picture of myself and our son on a very quiet and misty walk yesterday. We had lots of fun finding and throwing rocks into the water and watching the ripples grow.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we will see you back here at 12pm on Monday for some more learning fun!

Mrs Williamson and Mrs Graham

P2G Learning Together at Home 26.3.20

Hello P2G Warty Gruffalos…

Hope you are all having a good week!

Mrs Williamson and I are really enjoying seeing the photos you have sent us of you learning at home. Thanks for sending them, we will post them on the blog on a Friday.
Please remember that these are ideas and you don’t have to do everything on the blog, it’s also important for us to exercise, relax and have fun!

Remember this is also for you to do on Friday morning.

Quick links-

Spelling City P2 page-https://www.spellingcity.com/users/p2homework
Sumdog-https://pages.sumdog.com/
(if any pupil did not receive their sumdog login details, please contact me and I can email it to you)
Free audiobooks for children-https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Mrs Imrie’s blog page-https://buckstoneprimary.com/buckstone-buzz/

Daily PE on youtube-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

 

Literacy

Writing
We are learning to write super sentences.
Remember our star steps…
• Capital letters
• Finger spaces
• Punctuation marks . ! ?
• Descriptive words

Earlier in the week we asked you to think about what you see and hear outdoors.
Write 5 sentences to describe what you can see and hear outside.
For example- this is what I can see in my garden…

 

 

Use your magic pencil to underline the star steps in your sentences. Ask an adult to help you assess your writing – is there anything you could add to make each sentence even better? Have you formed all your letters correctly and neatly?
Challenge: Use connectives (and, so, then, but…) to join two sentences together.

Handwriting
Letter and number of the day…

Write these on your whiteboard or in your jotter. Ask an adult to check that you form them correctly and that you are thinking about the size (see the picture). Challenge – try cursive. If it is tricky for you, keep practising until you can do it easily.

Reading
Read the reading book from your pack that you read yesterday.
Challenge- Try to read it without the pictures and ask an adult to pick out different words for you to read on their own and not in the sentence. Use the questions from your Reading Rocket Bookmark to discuss what you have read with an adult. Ask a different question from the red section.

 

Numeracy and Maths

Continue the number we learned yesterday… create your own subtraction sums.
Make a spinner using a paperclip or a safety pin and a pencil (see yesterday’s video).

Ask an adult to help you choose some numbers and make a grid on a piece of paper or a whiteboard. Make a second grid with lower numbers. Use your spinner on each grid, write the subtraction sum and work out the answer.

You can decide how difficult to make the sums by the numbers you put on your grid.

 

Interdisciplinary learning / Skills development

Draw a detailed picture to go with your writing above and colour it in carefully, try to keep it neat. Make sure you include all the descriptions in your sentences.

How is the shoelace tying going? Keep practising!

Try making your own bed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Play a game.

Have a lovely day and have lots of fun!

Mrs Graham and Mrs Williamson

Continue reading

P2G Learning Together at Home 25.3.20

Quick links

Spelling City P2 page

Sumdog

(if any pupil did not receive their sumdog login details, please contact me and I can email it to you)

Free audiobooks for children

 Mrs Imrie’s blog page

Daily PE on youtube

 

 

Literacy

We are learning to identify verbs.

  • with an adult, talk about all the actions you have done today – e.g. waking, dressing, eating, reading, brushing, drinking etc. Who can come up with the most unusual or interesting action. Remember action words are VERBS and  can have ing added at the end and they are things that you can do.

Spelling

Your child knows which block of tricky words they are working on – all blocks were handed out in the packs  and they are also uploaded to our spelling city webpage.

  • Choose 5 of your spelling words

write them in your jotter like this –

 

Challenge:

  • Choose any word you find interesting, it could be a word from a book you have read, a programme you watch, or even the name of your favourite football team or sport. Try to spell it on your whiteboard, then ask an adult to check it for you and help you find out the correct spelling. ( some examples – gymnastics, Quidditch, diamond, minecraft )

 

Writing/Handwriting

Letter and number of the day…

3047DE84-3CDB-4614-B485-B918A61B8237Write these on your whiteboard or in your jotter. Ask an adult to check that you form them correctly and that you are thinking about the size (see the picture). Challenge – try cursive.  If it is tricky for you, keep practising until you can do it easily.

 

Reading

Read one of the reading books from your pack. Use the questions from your Reading Rocket Bookmark to discuss what you have read with an adult. Start with the RED (recall) section.

 

Numeracy and Maths

create your own subtraction sums.

Make a spinner using a paperclip or a safety pin and a pencil

Ask an adult to help you choose some numbers and make a grid on a piece of paper or a whiteboard. Make a second grid with lower numbers. Use your spinner on each grid, write a the subtraction sum and work out the answer.

You can decide how difficult to make the sums by the numbers you put on your grid.

Interdisciplinary learning / skills development

How is the shoelace tying going ?

 

Some fun Ideas

 

P2 Warty Gruffalos Learning at Home Together

P2 Warty Gruffalos

Learning Together at Home

24/03/2020

Quick links

Spelling City P2 page

Sumdog

(if any pupil did not receive their Sumdog login details, please contact me and I can email it to you)

Free audiobooks for children

Mrs Imrie’s blog page

Literacy

We are learning to identify verbs.

  • with an adult, talk about all the actions you have done today – e.g. waking, dressing, eating, reading, brushing, drinking etc. Who can come up with the most unusual or interesting action. Remember action words are VERBS and can have ing added at the end and they are things that you can do.

Spelling

Your child knows which block of tricky words they are working on – all blocks were handed out in the packs  and they are also uploaded to our spelling city webpage.

  • play a game of spelling tennis.

Pick a word – e.g. should – I say S, you say H, I say O, you say U etc.

Challenge:

  • Choose any word you find interesting, it could be a word from a book you have read, a programme you watch, or even the name of your favourite football team or sport. Try to spell it on your whiteboard, then ask an adult to check it for you and help you find out the correct spelling. (some examples – gymnastics, Quidditch, diamond, Minecraft)

 

Writing/Handwriting

Letter and number of the day…

Write these on your whiteboard or in your jotter. Ask an adult to check that you form them correctly (challenge – try cursive). If it is tricky for you, keep practising until you can do it easily.

Reading

Share a story with an adult. You can read to them, or they can read to you.

Numeracy and Maths

We are learning to understand different adding and subtracting vocabulary.

Play the Mental Maths Train game below choosing addition and/or subtraction.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

We are learning to identify numbers 1 more/1 less and 10 more/10 less than a given number.

Please find below a game to support your learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

 

Interdisciplinary learning/skills development

Can you tie your shoelaces? Now would be a good time to start learning.

Some fun Ideas

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exercise

We also wanted to share this lovely idea with you:

NHS

We also wanted to share this lovely idea with you.

 

 

If you have any questions about the ideas provided, please send these to the school admin email and I will be happy to help you with anything.

Good luck, have a lovely day and enjoy the learning we have provided. Remember, we are all in this together!

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning,

Mrs Williamson and Mrs Graham 😊

Remember to be Ready, Respectful and Safe at home too and make time to explore through play.

P2 Warty Gruffalos Learning Together at Home

P2 Warty Gruffalos

Learning Together at Home

23/03/2020

Hello Warty Gruffalos and welcome to our online classroom!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend with your families and are ready to continue learning and having fun together.

We will be posting daily at 12.00 to give you ideas for ‘learning together at home’.

Please use this blog to support you at home – work at your own pace and find a way that works for you and your family. You will not be asked to provide any evidence of your learning and there is no pressure to do all the tasks – the blog posts are designed to be supportive so please use them in a way that works for you!

Please feel free to email a photo of your learning at home and let me know if you are happy for me to put it on our Friday blog post – it will be lovely to see some photos of each other and stay connected!

I will post ideas for Literacy, Numeracy, Health & Wellbeing and keeping active at home!

 

To start we will be revising previous learning.

 

Let’s begin…………………

Literacy

Reading

Reading – We are learning to identify verbs.

Clink the link below to watch a clip recapping what verbs are. There is also a sentence activity and short quiz to try too.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs

Read one of your reading books and see if you can spot any verbs (doing/action words).

Also try reading a story of your choice to your teddy/sibling/mummy/daddy – remember to look out for verbs.

Spelling

Your child knows which block of tricky words they are working on – all blocks were handed out in the packs but there is also a copy on P2G’s blog dated 07.02.20.

Spelling – We are learning to read and spell our tricky words.

Write your spelling words like a rainbow, then read them and get someone at home to give you a spelling check-up.

Example:

Challenge:

Can you put your tricky words into sentences, try writing at least 3 – remember to underline the tricky words.

Example:

Writing/Handwriting

We are learning to write questions and question marks.

Practise writing question marks neatly in your jotter. Can you think of 4 questions to ask your family? Write these in your jotter in your neatest hand writing.

Example:

What game would you like to play?

Star Steps

Remember:

  • Questions are sentences which ask something.
  • They end with a question mark instead of a full stop
  • Use question words at the beginning of your sentence. Here are examples of question words: who, when, where, what and how.

 

Numeracy and Maths

Mental Maths

We are learning to understand different adding and subtracting vocabulary.

Play the Mental Maths Train game below choosing addition and/or subtraction.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Numeracy

We are learning to identify numbers 1 more/1 less and 10 more/10 less than a given number.

*Remember you can use your 100 squares from your packs to help you.

Please find below a game and a worksheet to support your learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/downloadable-resource?id=564247&file=fl_ppm1-010.pdf

 

Inter Disciplinary Learning/Skills

Spring officially began on Friday 20th March. The days are now getting longer and lighter and hopefully a little warmer! If possible, go out for a walk with an adult or into your garden or even just have a look out of your window. Can you see any signs that spring is in the air? What can you see, smell and hear? Can you see any flowers, hear birds singing, maybe even spot a bumble bee?

Have a chat about what we see in spring. You can use the link below to draw a colourful and detailed picture or do it in your jotter/on a piece of paper. Then write a sentence about what you have drawn. Remember to use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and neat hand writing.

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/2a/ce/T-T-8350-In-the-Spring-I-See-Writing-Frame.pdf?__token__=exp=1584774849~acl=%2Fresource%2F2a%2Fce%2FT-T-8350-In-the-Spring-I-See-Writing-Frame.pdf%2A~hmac=bffd973b0b4eb24d1ce5953f358529710d75fca29169e3a41d819528bdd75414

Some fun Ideas

If you have any questions about the ideas provided, please send these to the school admin email and I will be happy to help you with anything.

Remember to be Ready, Respectful and Safe at home too and make time to explore through play. Good luck, have a lovely day and enjoy the learning we have provided. 

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning,

Mrs Williamson and Mrs Graham 😊

 

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

20/03/20

 

Literacy

This week we have been:

 

  • Revising our tricky words by working with a partner to test each other we call this teacher/pupil
  • Identifying verbs and adding ‘ing’ to verbs

 

    • Playing spelling games
    • Developing our skills within our reading groups

 

  • Writing a familiar story using exclamation marks, question marks and full stops

 

Numeracy

This week we have been:

 

Other Areas

  • P2 Show – This week we had the opportunity to perform the show to a small audience, had our photos taken in our costumes and had it recorded. The children did a fantastic job and Mrs Imrie said it was ‘wonderful’ – well done P2!
  • We have been Learning Through Play
  • We had great fun learning outside on Thursday afternoon

Please come back to the Blog at noon on Monday to find a selection of suggested literacy and numeracy tasks along with other ideas linked to skills to support your child’s learning.

Thank you for your continued support, we really appreciate it.

P2 Show

After working so hard on the presentation of our Easter show we were so disappointed not to be able to share it with our families, but we gave a private viewing to Mrs Imrie and Mrs Conlin. Mr & Mrs Stewart kindly filmed a second performance and this will be made available to parents to see at some point. In the meantime, here are some photos taken at one of our rehearsals.

P2 Thursday 19th

It’s going to be sunny tomorrow, so P2 plan to spend the afternoon outside making great use of our fabulous new loose parts play resources.

Although sunny, it will still be chilly and the children do love to turn on the cold tap , so please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for outdoor play tomorrow if at all possible ( wellies or boots recommended to avoid soggy socks)