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P2M – What we have been learning this week 25.03.19

Literacy

Reading:

We have been learning the sound soft  -dg.  We know that because there are two consonants between the vowels in these words it creates a very think wall which keeps the vowels apart and stops the magic e doing its job so the vowel doesn’t say its name.

Example given:

Page : only one consonant so the magic e works, a  says its name

Badge: two consonants, dg, make a thick wall so a doesn’t say its name.

Words that we have worked on this week: bridge, fridge, hedge, edge, lodge, fudge, judge, etc.

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This is the work of a some children making their own -dg words (they even made their own new word, can you spot it?)

 

We have been working on: making predictions about stories, retelling a story in order, describe our own experiences and finding information in pictures.

Handwriting:

We have been working on letter m “up and down, back up and over, down and up and over, down and a flick”

Home learning activities:

Home reading: No reading books for home this week as we have been reading individually to Mrs de Bonrostro to check our progress during the term. We also have been working on our tricky words.

  • Please practice the tricky words sent home (for those who have been given this work at home)
  • Practice tricky words given on  previous weeks at this blog.
  • Practice your words (-dg) using chalk, flour.
  • Keep reading at home! We are looking forward to hear all about the books that you are reading at home.

 

Numeracy

We have been working on number bonds to ten. We used Numicon. Most of us found easy to do number bonds to ten but harder to do number bonds for numbers within ten.

Home learning ideas:

 

Other

At PE we have been working on ball skills and on Wednesday we had the opportunity of using the Gym equipment and learned new skills. We had a fantastic time, we challenged ourselves!

P2M – What we have been learning this week 18.03.19

Literacy

We have learned the sound soft g: stage, page, cage, age,  etc. “It sounds like a j but it is actually a g” (comment by child). We have also been checking how are we doing with our tricky words.

Reading:  You will have notice that this week your reading book is a on fiction book. “They’ve got real facts on them”. Please read the book with your child and talk through it, ask questions related to the content to ensure your child understands what he/she is reading.

Handwriting: Letter n “Up and down , up again and over and flick”

Writing: We wrote about the show. Our focus was punctuation and using describing words.

Home learning activities

  • Practise writing soft g words
  • Think of different describing words for lots of different things, e.g. the weather, the programme you are watching, etc.
  • Keep reading at home! We are looking forward to hearing all about the different books you are reading at home.

 

Maths

Money: up to £1, make amounts, short them out, etc.

We have challenged ourselves with some activities’

Home learning activities:

 

 

Other curricular areas

Show

What a fantastic show we did! We had a fantastic time. We performed beautifully in front of the school and parents and carers. The children have worked hard for these performances and we are very proud of them all.

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This Friday we have continued to work  singing in Scots with Sarah. Some of the children led the group with their beautiful singing.

We also have been exploring how batteries work and we have created a basic circuit at skills time.IMG_2636

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 Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two 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.