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P3M 21.2.20

Hello everyone

This week we have been learning:

NUMERACY

We introduced the topic of money this week. We were focusing on identifying coins and notes up to £20 and finding different ways of making the same amounts. We used Topmarks to play  money games on the iPads and some children used money in the class shop.

When you are out and about you could talk to your child about the price of goods and let them try to identify the correct money to pay for items.

LITERACY

We were finishing off the stories we had written for the nursery/primary one child and were talking about writing being a process. We looked at ways of improving what we had written and tried to self edit our pieces of writing. We completed an exercise on adjectives and spoke about adjectives improving our writing.

We completed a second draft of our ‘Full of Surprises’ poems using feedback from our first drafts.

One of our reading activities was to perform a poem to a partner or reading group and to give each other feedback. Everyone is trying to use expression when reading aloud.

LEARNING TEAMS

All children are involved in different teams, ask your child what he/she has been learning.

PE.

We were exploring different ways of travelling and balancing. We created a movement sequence individually or in groups

ICT

We were learning to drag objects in a file from one location to another.

MUSIC

NYCoS (external visitor) We are learning to develop our understanding of rhythm and pulse.

BUCKSTONE’S GOT TALENT

A huge well done to everybody in Primary 3 who auditioned. It was wonderful to see the variety of acts.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M

P7C Blog

This week we have been learning about the Blitz and finished making gas masks for our WWII topic. We have included a photo of the masks with some of our reflections from this week.

Have a great weekend and hope to see you at the Winter Fair tomorrow!

P2 Warty Gruffalos

P2WG Learning Blog

21/02/20

Spelling

Please continue to practise the spelling words at home, supporting your child to read and spell the words correctly. There are games and activities for each spelling block on our class spelling city page, please follow the link below:

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

Reading

Reading books are sent home every week. We are also continuing to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark in class and complete a range of learning tasks related to this.

Literacy

 

  • We are continuing to practise our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation – this week the focus was on letters j, k, and l

 

    • In writing we have been learning to retell a familiar story (fairy tales) and add a new ending

 

  • Practising tricky words and ‘Magic e’ making ‘o-e’ sound as in bone

 

 Numeracy

  • We have been learning to recognise and talk about 3D shapes

 

  • We have been continuing to learn 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
  • We have been learning through play
  • We have been learning the songs for our P2 show, which is very exciting!

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.

 

P1 Divine Dragonflies 21.2.2020

We had a great week. It was lovely to hear all the highlights about the holidays, all children had a fantastic time!

We have welcomed Miss Freeman, our teacher student,  who will be working with us until the Summer.

Literacy

We have been learning:

  • Vowel diagraphs: We have revised the vowel diagraphs ai and ay

We are working on letter/sound correspondence (linking sounds with letters of the alphabet), segmenting (‘ungluing the sounds in words they hear into individual phonemes), word-building, blending and deleting and inserting (manipulating the letter/sounds in the initial position within a word)

  • Tricky words: we have continued to work on recognising and spelling all the tricky words previously introduced.
  • This week we wrote about our holidays. It exciting to see the progress that children are making ad the effort that they put into their work.

We have focused on writing sentences using capital letter to start the sentence, finger spaces and full stops at the end of the sentences

  • At reading we are working on predictions, summarising, monitoring, visualising, questioning and making connections. We are working on developing our reading skills within reading groups as well as extra reading with Mrs de Bonrostro. This week some groups enjoyed using all the words from their book to make new sentences and add words to make new/funny sentences.
  • We are doing dictation every week.

 

Home learning ideas:

  • Reading: work on all the sounds and tricky words provided on the previous blue cards. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day. Please ensure you continue to do that as this is vital for your child’s reading progress.
  • Use the spelling grid for ideas to practice the tricky words ( previously posted).
  • Reading book: read the book with your child. Use your reading caterpillars to work on comprehension and higher order thinking skills, copy the words from the book and ask your child to make sentences with them.
  • Read to your child books everyday and enjoy them.
  • If your child is enjoying writing please don’t stop them to correct the letter formation as this will stop the flow and could put him/her off from writing (letters, stories, cards, etc). After he/she has finished you can remind them the formation if you wish.

Numeracy and Maths

We have been learning:

  • This week we have continued to work on Money.

We have focused on applying subtracting skills. We have worked on giving change after paying up to 10p.

We have continued to focus on recognising coins: 1p, 2p, 5p,10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. We are working on understanding the value of each coin.  We are also working on applying addition and subtraction skills to pay for items of 10p using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins.

 

Home learning ideas:

  • Work on the Maths grid ideas previously posted .
  • If you have the opportunity of going to the shops, ask your child to look at the prices and ask how many coins of 1p and 2p you will need to pay for that. Keep it simple!
  • You can use this game to help us with money:

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

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

Other Areas

  • Science : We have continued doing research about those things that we wanted to know about space. We have been finding out why the moon ‘changes shape’…ask your child if you want to know!
  • HWB: We had a whole school assembly, the theme was ‘Have a goal’ from our Building Resilience programme. At group time we saw an inspirational video and we talked about things that we couldn’t do when we were babies and what can we do now.
  • P.E: Tuesday (rolling and balancing) and Friday (fitness focus).
  • French: We have been practicing greetings.

Other Information

  • Winter Fair: Remember that this Saturday is our Winter Fair from 2 to 4 pm.
  • Liberton book fundraising: Next week will be collecting books to donate to Liberton Primary School ( as you might be aware there was a fire and they are looking for resources). If you have any books that you will be happy to donate please bring them to school next week. Thank you!

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs de Bonrostro

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!

P3M 7.2.20

Hi Everyone

This is what we have been learning in P3M this week:

NUMERACY

We have continued to focus on practising our times tables: 2,3,4, 5 and 10. We have played games, worked out problems, used the iPads and completed worksheets to help us learn.

LITERACY

In writing this week the children were creating  poems and continued to write and illustrate their own stories for a younger child.

In reading we answered comprehension questions on our reading books and everyone was given a poetry book to read at home and school.

 

ICT

The children were given the chance to save documents on the laptops

 

VISITOR

We were extremely lucky to have PC Scott and PC Rogers visit P3 to talk to the  children about their jobs. The children got the chance to ask questions as well as going into the playground to see the police vehicle. It was a very exciting visit and we are grateful to the officers for taking the time to come to speak to us.

BUCKSTONE’S GOT TALENT

Please remember P3 auditions are on Wednesday 19 February where two acts will be picked to go forward to the whole school auditions on Thursday 20th February.

Have a great holiday week.

Mrs Munro, Mrs Bailey and P3M

 

 

P7 – The Blitz

Here are some useful websites for research on The Blitz this afternoon. Remember to look at The Blitz from a Scottish perspective too. 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8970000/newsid_8977300/8977307.stm

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/forgotten-blitz-scotland-left-thousands-dead-x.html

http://www.sath.org.uk/edscot/www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scotlandshistory/20thand21stcenturies/worldwarII/clydebankblitz/index.html

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-blitz-around-britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/blitz_01.shtml

http://history.parkfieldprimary.com/world-war-ii/the-blitz