Category Archives: P2M-Blog

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 Foundation. It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have any 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

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

 

P2M – What we have been learning this week 11.03.19

Literacy

This week our spelling sound was -nce. We know this makes the s sound. We looked at words ending in -nce. This included chance, dance, pence, prince and France We know that the -nce makes the s. We know that when there are two consonants together between vowel sounds, this makes a thick wall an stops the magic of e getting through.IMG_2556

We have also been busy practising our tricky words. Please see previous post for these words.

In handwriting this week we have practise the letter r. First using white boards and finally on paper. We practise our ‘r’  “going up and down, back up and over”. We have been working on using a tripod grip when doing our writing. Please do reinforce this at home to make handwriting more fluid.

 

 

In Reading, we have continued to work on our reading groups.

Things to do at home: 

– practise writing words   ending in -nce (s sound)

– think of different describing words for lots of different things, e.g. the weather, the programme you are watching, your cuddly toys 

– keep reading at home! What books are you going to read?!

Maths and Numeracy

We continued our SEAL work. We are thinking of numbers before and after, sequencing numbers, adding two numbers together and counting and copying patterns.

We are also continuing to build our money skills. Some of us are trying to recognise the coins, some of us are using coins to buy things and others are even trying to add some money together.

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Things to do at home:

– ask the number before and after 

– put different numbers in order, from smallest to biggest or vice versa

– add two numbers together (using counters/objects if necessary)

– keep trying to use coins in real life contexts, e.g. when going to the shops and saving in your piggy bank

Other areas of the curriculum 

We had a special visitor!  Sarah who did a workshop of singing in Scots. All children joined in, did beautiful singing and were able to spot the Scottish words!

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We have spent lots of time practising for our show!  We have everything ready, even our costumes! It is really fun and we can’t wait to show you all!

P2c Reflective Friday 15.3.19

Literacy

We learned how to use the soft c spelling sound in words like mince, prince, chance,

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

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

Home learning activities.

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 ?

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

P2M – What we have been learning this week 08.03.19

Literacy

This week our spelling sound was soft c. We know this makes the s sound. We looked at soft c words ending in ice. This included nice, mice, spice, price and rice. We know that the c makes the s sound and magic e also does it job by making the i sound like igh.

We have also been busy practising our tricky words. Please see previous post for these words.

In Writing we enjoyed entering the school’s writing competition. We had to write about going to the moon (it is the 50th anniversary this year for the first person on the moon). Our star steps included: capital letters/full stops (and some people even tried to use exclamation marks!), describing words (we used some amazing words!) and we had to include a beginning, a middle and an end so our story made sense.

In Reading, we like our group books and really enjoyed visiting the Book Fair and sharing our favourite book on World Book Day. Also, P7 came to read with us which we loved! We think they are great! We look forward to next week’s session.

Things to do at home: 

– practise writing soft c words remembering our best friends and single sounds (see photo above)

– think of different describing words for lots of different things, e.g. the weather, the programme you are watching, your cuddly toys 

– keep reading at home! What books are you going to read?! 

Maths and Numeracy

We continued our SEAL work. We are thinking of numbers before and after, sequencing numbers, adding two numbers together and counting and copying patterns.

We are also continuing to build our money skills. Some of us are trying to recognise the coins, some of us are using coins to buy things and others are even trying to add some money together.

Things to do at home:

– ask the number before and after 

– put different numbers in order, from smallest to biggest or vice versa

– add two numbers together (using counters/objects if necessary)

– keep trying to use coins in real life contexts, e.g. when going to the shops and saving in your piggy bank

Other areas of the curriculum 

We had some special visitors! We had a visit from a Tawny Owl (called Haggis), a bird of prey (called Squeak) and an Eagle Owl (called Wizzar). We learned that you can stick a finger through a tawny owls’ neck because he has so many feathers, the owls can eat big animals, an eagle owl can eat a whole rabbit and a tawny owl can twist its head around! We loved watching all of them spread their wings!

We have spent lots of time practising for our show! It is really fun and we can;t wait to show you all!

P2M – Week beginning 25th February

Numeracy

This week we restarted our work on SEAL (this is our mental arithmetic work). The groups worked on sequencing numbers, adding two collections (hidden as you can see in the third picture below) and associating movements with numbers. This is helping us build our mental strategies which we can apply in lots of different contexts.

 

 

Literacy

We continued using the Edinburgh Sound Chart to revise our sounds. We are so good at it that we are the teachers – we love doing this!

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Other

We have been busy learning the songs for the Primary 2 show. Please continue to learn your speaking part at home.

 

We enjoyed using the new equipment outside this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P2M – What we have been learning this week 22.02.18

Literacy 

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This week we have been busy learning about magic e- i_e. Words we looked at were fine, side, chime, pipe, pine, spine, grime,

We continue to enjoy and discuss the “Owl who was afraid of the dark”

In Bear, we have enjoyed working with a partner and discussing our opinions about the book we are reading.

 

Maths and Numeracy

We continue to practise amounts of money.  We are also practising counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.

Things you can do at home:

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html

 

 

Other areas of the curriculum

Health and Wellbeing – the school’s new Building Resilience topic was launched at assembly – Get Active! We enjoyed learning the Sid Shuffle! Here is a link in case you want to stay active at home in a fun way!

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SSPCA Charity Day!

Primary One have organised a charity day THIS FRIDAY to support the SSPCA.

Come to school dressed up as an animal on Friday 22nd February. Any donations are kindly received via Parent Pay.

Primary One hope to raise money to help lots of animals.

I wonder how many different animals we will spot in our school?!

Thank you for your support,

The P1 Team 🙂

P2M – What we have been learning this week 08.02.19

Literacy 

This week we revised our learning on magic e! Please see previous posts for words we have covered. We understand what the job of the magic e is – it turns a short vowel (bouncy sound) into a long vowel (stretchy sound).

We enjoyed practising our tricky words (see last week’s post for words).

 

We continue to enjoy “The owl who was afraid of the dark”.

 

Things to do at home:

look for magic e words about – talk about what happens to the vowel

read different books at home and discuss what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story

Maths and Numeracy 

This week we continued learning about money. We enjoyed using money to pay for different items – we even had a little shop in the classroom. Some of us found this tricky so will keep practising this after the holiday.

Things to do at home:

keep practising to count forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s

http://www.ictgames.com/payForIt/index.html

explore the coins/notes – what coins would pay for different items (up to £1/£2)

Other areas of the curriculum 

Generation Science

We has so much fun learning about forces. We enjoyed different activities learning about floating, sinking, pulling, pushing, friction and gravity.

Before completing the experiments, we had to predict what we think would happen! This is important as all scientists do this – we were little scientists for the morning.

IDL (Topic)

We enjoyed learning all about the moon and answering some of our questions like “why does the moon shine?” and “where does the moon go when the sun is up?” We used a torch to show the sun, a mirror to represent the moon and a ball for the earth. This helped us understand that the sun’s light reflects on the moon (and the earth).

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French

We are learning how to follow and say classroom instructions. This included listen, look, sit down, stand up, write and hands up.

P2 Show

Exciting News – this week we started preparing for the P2 Show! Watch this space for more details.

 

Have a wonderful holiday!