Category Archives: P2G-Blog

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

07/02/20

Spelling

We practise these words frequently in school, but it is always appreciated if the children have opportunities to reinforce this learning at home. There may be quite a few words they are not secure with yet, but just focus on one or two at a time until they feel secure and then move on to a new word. Little chunks.

Tricky Words Block One

I is
the his
to put
he was
me want
saw no

 

Tricky Words Block Two

go be she
are they all
some come said
one you her
of were there
into here do
as    

 

Tricky Words Block Three

so very every
only over any
water many would
should could where
why find kind

 

Tricky Words Block Four

other mother another
have give live
work world word
little most old
house also friend

 

Tricky Words Block Five

school before because
story does done
write great move
people again four
eight learn money

 

Tricky Words Block Six

eye won’t answer
even those usual
above buy know
both first walk
don’t idea talk

 

There are games and activities for each block on our class spelling city page, please follow the link below:

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/p2homework

Reading

There will be no reading books sent home over the February break.

Literacy

    • We have been practising our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation
    • In writing we have been learning to retell a familiar story (fairy tales) using ‘super’ sentences

 

  • Practising tricky words and recapping ‘Magic e’ making the ‘a-e’ (bake) sound and ‘i-e’ sound (bike)

 

Numeracy

  • We have been continuing to learn about place value and talking about the digits which make up a number, discussing whether they stand for a group of units, tens or hundreds e.g. 64 is 6 tens and 4 units

Here are two games which will support your child’s learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

 

 

  • We have been learning about money, recognising, ordering, sorting and counting coins.

 

Here are two games that focus on ordering, sorting and counting money:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Other Areas

  • We are continuing to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and have been learning about the life cycle of barn owls
  • We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
  • We have been learning through play
  • We took part in Forest Kindergarten again this week and the weather was dry!
  • We really enjoyed sharing our learning with you on Wednesday
  • We have also started learning the songs for our P2 show, which is very exciting! More info to follow after the February break.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a holiday!

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

31/01/20

Spelling

We practise these words frequently in school, but it is always appreciated if the children have opportunities to reinforce this learning at home. There may be quite a few words they are not secure with yet, but just focus on one or two at a time until they feel secure and then move on to a new word. Little chunks.

There are games and activities for each block on our class spelling city page, please follow the link below:

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/p2homework

Reading

Please remember reading books need to be taken into school every day to allow us to read in class and complete learning tasks linked to the books.

Literacy

    • We have been practising our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation
    • We have been continuing to write super sentences and including descriptive words
    • Practising tricky words and learning about ‘Magic e’ making the ‘i-e’ sound, as in bike

 

 

Numeracy

  • We have been continuing to learn about place value and talking about the digits which make up a number, discussing whether they stand for a group of units, tens or hundreds e.g. 64 is 6 tens and 4 units

Here are two games which will support your child’s learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

 

 

We have started learning about money and had a Money Talk from RBS. Here are two games that focus on ordering, sorting and counting money:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Other Areas

  • We are continuing to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and have been generating questions and ideas for our learning based on this
  • We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
  • We have been learning through play
  • We participated in Learning Teams across the school on Monday
  • We also took part in Forest Kindergarten again this week!
  • We have been discussing the 8 aspects of the SHANARRI/Wellbeing Wheel

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend!

Primary 5 Charity – Edinburgh Cat and Dog home

Good morning

Primary 5 picked the Edinburgh cat and dog home as our charity for this year. We are looking for any donations of food, dry or wet, treats, toys, food or water bowls, used leads for dogs and poop bags.

Please could you send any donations in by next Wednesday and P5 will collect them. A member of staff from the home will be working with P5 next Thursday and will take them away then.

Thank you in advance from all of P5.

I have included the link to their website.

https://edch.org.uk/

Have a great weekend

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

24/01/20

Spelling

We practise these words frequently in school, but it is always appreciated if the children have opportunities to reinforce this learning at home. There may be quite a few words they are not secure with yet, but just focus on one or two at a time until they feel secure and then move on to a new word. Little chunks.

There are games and activities for each block on our class spelling city page, please follow the link below:

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/p2homework

 

Reading

Home reading commenced this week. Please remember reading books need to be taken into school every day to allow us to read in class and complete learning tasks linked to the books.

 

Literacy

    • We have been practising our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation
    • We have been continuing to write super sentences with a particular focus on writing descriptive sentences

 

  • Practising tricky words and learning about ‘Magic e’ making the ‘a-e’ sound, as in bake

 

Numeracy

  • We have been continue to learn about place value and talking about the digits which make up a number, discussing whether they stand for a group of units, tens or hundreds e.g. 64 is 6 tens and 4 units

Here are two games which will support your child’s learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

 

  • We have been learning to name and describe 2D and 3D shapes

Other Areas

  • We have started to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and have been generating questions and ideas for our learning based on this
  • We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
  • We have been learning through play
  • We have been learning a Scots song this week to celebrate Robert Burns. P2 chose Katie Beardie and performed it at our whole school assembly today which was great fun
  • We also took part in Forest Kindergarten which the children loved!

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

P2class rewards

  1. The children in P2wg and P2c have been working together to achieve a class reward. Each class has recently reached their target, so we have planned joint reward of a popcorn treat. We plan to have our treat on Thursday afternoon. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you would prefer your child NOT to participate.

Thanks for your continued support.

Gardening Tools Wanted!

If you have any unwanted trowels or forks tucked away in your garage or shed, we would love to give them a new home to help us look after our playground.

If you are able to help, there will be a box in the reception area next week for you to drop off any tools.

We are also looking for children’s gardening gloves. If you have any that your child has finished with or has grown out of, we would be delighted to have them.

Many thanks

Mrs Bailey and the Eco Learning Team

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

17/01/20

Spelling

This week each pupil brought home a copy of their latest assessment of the spelling block in which they are currently working. We practise these words frequently in school, but it is always appreciated if the children have opportunities to reinforce this learning at home. There may be quite a few words they are not secure with yet, but just focus on one or two at a time until they feel secure and then move on to a new word. Little chunks.

There are games and activities for each block on our class spelling city page, please follow the link below:

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/p2homework

Reading

We will recommence home reading books next week beginning Monday 20th January.

Literacy

    • We have been doing reading in class this week with a focus on tradition fairy tales
    • We have been practising our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation
    • We have been continuing to write super sentences and were answering a letter from Edgar the dragon
    • Practising tricky words and learning about ‘Magic e’ making the ‘a-e’ sound, as in bake

 

 

Numeracy

  • We have been learning about place value and talking about the digits which make up a number and discussing whether they stand for a group of units, tens or hundreds e.g. 64 is 6 tens and 4 units
  • We have been learning about 2D shapes

Other Areas

  • We have started to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and will be generating questions and ideas for our learning based on this
  • We did a piece of art  using oil pastels linked to The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
  • We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
  • Please return PE kits/indoor shoes to school if you have not already done so
  • We have been learning through play
  • We are looking forward to a busy term – class newsletters with further information will be sent home on Friday 24th January

A reminder that P2WG will start Forest Kindergarten next week starting on Wednesday 22nd January.  Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather with warm clothing, waterproof outer layers including a jacket and trousers if necessary, hat and gloves and waterproof sensible shoes or boots.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

P2wg Reflective Friday 10.1.2020

Happy New Year !

It has been lovely to have the children back to school, even it it was for a short week.

We have spent time revising some of our learning from last term and settling back into routines.

Reading

We will be reading in class next week and home reading books will recommence in the week beginning 20th January.

Please return PE kits/indoor shoes to school on Monday if you have not already done so.

We are looking forward to a busy term – class newsletters with further information will be sent home on Friday 24th January.

Thank you for your continued support.

P2 Warty Gruffalos

This week we enjoyed our Christmas party! We had entertainment from Magic Ian and had a super fun time dancing, playing party games and having some party food!

 

This week we also continued to develop skills we have been exploring this term. We have had lots of learning fun including: arts and crafts, addition games, building, cutting and sticking activities, exploring Christmas stories and making Christmas cards!

 

We also had a small focus on ‘Tricky Words’………

In Term 2 your child will receive individual sheets highlighting which words you can practise more at home. 

 

Thank you all very much for your kind cards and gifts, it’s very generous and greatly appreciated! We wish you all a wonderful, merry and relaxing Christmas Break.

Merry Christmas!

 

Mrs Williamson and Mrs Graham