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P2c learning – 11.10.19

Welcome to Mr Cursiter who has joined us from Dundee University. He will be working with P2c until the end of November.

Exploring independent learning –  ask us what skills we were developing.

We took our learning outside for another adventurous session with  outdoor loose parts.




Play is “essential to the health and well-being of children and promotes the
development of creativity, imagination, self-confidence, self-efficacy, as well as physical,
social, cognitive and emotional strength and skills.”
(Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2013)

When children interact with loose parts, they enter a world of ‘what if’ that promotes
the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Loose parts
enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense
of adventure and excitement to children’s play (Daly and Beloglovsky, 2015).

 

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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. New books will come home w/b 27.10

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class focusing on sounding out, decoding tricky words and reading with increased fluency and expression
  • Exploring digraph sounds ‘oa’ and ‘ow’ along with other ways of spelling the long o sound
  • Practising spelling block 1/2 tricky words

Remember to visit our spelling city class page for activities relating to our word lists

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

Numeracy

  • Continuing to reinforce doubles facts with a range of numbers. You can play this game at home:

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

  • P2 have been focusing on our number bonds to 10 and 20. You can play this game at home:

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

  • Continuing to investigate and create patterns
  • Sequencing number to 100

 

 Other Areas

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

 

P1 Divine Dragonflies 10.10.2019

This week we have been learning:

Literacy

  • Practising our listening and talking skills through sharing our Everywhere bear adventures. Billy, the Everywhere bear, has been in almost every house now! He has been very busy!
  • Exploring some single sounds of the alphabet. We have focused on d and g. We are now making words and finding words that start with a given sound. We love learning the actions for each sound and watching Geraldine the giraffe.
  • We have been making our own stories and asking adults to scribe them for us. We have fantastic story writers in our class!

Home learning ideas

  • To practice fine motor skills, use pegs, do and undo buttons, play with playdough, etc.
  • Make words using the sounds from the cards. As you have noticed they have different print as children should be exposed to different types of print.
  • Find words that start with a given sound (from the ones we have been working on).
  • Read a story with your child every day (if possible) and chat about the book.
  • We played this game in class:

 

Numeracy

  • This week we have been working on number bonds to 10 (some children have working on numbers to 20). We have explored how two numbers make a bigger number, we have focused on using two numbers to make number 10.
  • Exploring numbers to 10 with matching activities
  • Recognising numbers and dot patterns (to 10)
  • Exploring numbers to 10 (and beyond for some)
  • Sequencing numbers
  • Counting forwards and backwards from different starting points

Home learning ideas

  • Practice number formation numbers 0 to 10: you don’t need to use a pencil, you can use flour, water and a paint brush, make the number with chalk and your child can trace it over with a car, etc.
  • We have been playing this game in class: number bonds

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

 

Other Areas

  • P. E. – This week we have continued to practice changing for P.E. We are working on, catching /throwing and fitness skills. We have been checking our heart beats after doing exercise to see how it changes.
  • Topic: We have been reading different fairy tales and planned what we would like to do to help our friendly dragon. Looking forward to seeing all the work after the holidays!
  • French: We have learned the song Frere Jacques

 

 

Other Information

  • Please continue help your child to dress/undress independently, this will help with changing for P.E
  • It would be really helpful if all items of clothing could be labelled.
  • School home learning ideas
  •  Please continue to work on learning the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day.
  • After the holidays Mrs de Bonrostro will be in the classroom every day as she will step down as Acting Principal Teacher as Miss Martin, our Principal Teacher, is back from her Maternity leave. We would like to thank Mrs Ling for all her hard work. We will miss you!
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

We hope you all have a lovely break! Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 23rd October.

 

Mrs de Bonrostro and Mrs Ling

 

P7H – 11.10.19

A message from Mrs Haynes – I hope you all have a lovely holiday week and I look forward to hearing all the exciting things that you get up to on our first Wednesday back!

Reflective Friday 

11 October 2019 by Max D Dhilan  

Literacy 

In spelling this week. We did ly words such as hysterically, happily and family. 

In our reading we have carried on with our Kensukes kingdom. In this weeks chapter we see Michael and Kensuke becoming friends and Kensuke tells Michael his story. Our work on it was questions on vocab, inferring, explain and retrieve. We also wrote a letter to St Johns ambulance for our charity which is going to be an open day we wrote our letter with Mrs Ling 

Maths/Numeracy 

In maths we did an assessment on 3d and 2d shapes in 1 figure accuracy we did a sheet on adding and rounding to create a more accurate answer. We also learned how to multiply by 10, 100 and 1000 including doing this to decimals.  

Topic/Other 

In our topic work we looked at hurricanes and how they form we also looked at the damage they cause and how you put them into category’s. In PE we did the bleep test if you don’t know what the bleep test is. Its when you have to get to the other side of the hall before it bleeps. Our assembly was about looking on the bright side of life. We also had an exciting session of Bikeability which we all enjoyed! 

What We Enjoyed 

Are favourite moment of the week was when we did our Bikeability which we all loved. 

Next Steps/Home Learning  

Well everybody could practise the new skills we learned at Bikeability. Also staying safe. If you haven’t read the leaflet on it. Its worth a read so you can stay safe on the roads. 

Our next steps are to divide by 10, 100 and 1000.  

 

THANK YOU FOR READING 

P2c learning – 4.10.19

Lots of photographs this week of us exploring independent learning –  ask us what skills we were developing.

 

We took our learning outside for a session with some outdoor loose parts.

Play is “essential to the health and well-being of children and promotes the
development of creativity, imagination, self-confidence, self-efficacy, as well as physical,
social, cognitive and emotional strength and skills.”
(Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2013)

When children interact with loose parts, they enter a world of ‘what if’ that promotes
the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Loose parts
enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense
of adventure and excitement to children’s play (Daly and Beloglovsky, 2015).

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. We will be sending reading books home next week to read over the October Holidays.

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading in class focusing on sounding out, decoding tricky words and reading with increased fluency and expression
  • Exploring digraph sounds ‘igh’ and ‘y’ (sky)
  • Practising spelling block 1/2 tricky words
  • We have been learning to write sentences correctly and retell a story in the correct sequence

Numeracy

  • Continuing to reinforce doubles facts with a range of numbers. You can play this game at home:

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

  • P2 have been focusing on our number bonds to 10 and 20. You can play this game at home:

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

  • Continuing to investigate and create patterns

 Other Areas

  • P.E. (small balls skills) – aiming, throwing, catching and passing, hand/eye coordination
  • Developing fine motor control
  • Building resilience in school
  • The children really enjoyed having Zoo Lab into school this week. They had the opportunity to see and touch a range of animals including a gecko, snake, rat and cockroach!

P2 Warty Gruffalos Learning 4.10.19

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. We will be sending reading books home next week to read over the October Holidays.

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
  • Exploring digraph sounds ‘igh’ and ‘y’ (sky)
  • Practising spelling block 1/2 tricky words
  • We have been learning to write sentences correctly and retell a story in the correct sequence

Numeracy

  • Continuing to reinforce doubles facts with a range of numbers. You can play this game at home:

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

  • P2 have been focusing on our number bonds to 10 and 20. You can play this game at home:

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

  • Continuing to investigate and create patterns

 Other Areas

  • P.E. (small balls skills) – aiming, throwing, catching and passing, hand/eye coordination
  • Developing fine motor control
  • Building resilience in school
  • The children really enjoyed having Zoo Lab into school this week. They had the opportunity to see and touch a range of animals including a gecko, snake, rat and cockroach! They were very brave!

 

Other Information

  • Reading – we will be sending reading home next week to do over the October break
  • We will send gym bags home next week as it is the holidays
  • 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

 

P7H – 4.10.19

Reflective Friday – By Chris and Seán

 

Literacy

In writing, we have been learning how to write a piece of writing from an orangutan’s view. We were using our non- negotiables, adverbs and using our success criteria. In spelling we have been revising our past spelling words and patterns, then choosing the hardest words. In reading, we have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom and examining the sentence structures to help with our writing.

 

Maths

In maths we have been looking at rounding decimals to the nearest whole, tenth and hundredth. We also rounded to the nearest significant number to help with our addition.

We used these skills in real life to help us spend the money we were given to by helpful things for the classroom.

 

IDL

In our topic, we have been looking at volcanos/hurricanes. Hurricanes also are called cyclones, typhoons and whirly whirly’s depending on where you are in the world. In IDL we have been looking at St john’s ambulance and planning our fundraisers in groups. We also went on a trip to Megitland to play tennis, football and touch rugby. We also got a new German teacher and we revised from what we did last year. In addition, some people did bike ability. In H&W we did our ICT SMART posters, it stands for safe, messages, accepting, reliability and talk.

 

What we enjoyed

We enjoyed megitland a lot and it was very fun. We also enjoyed bikeablity because it was fun and enjoyable.

 

Next steps/home learning

To round to the nearest thousandth and maybe ten thousandths.

At home you could practice your bikeability skills. You could play maths games to help practice. You could also look at maths is fun.