Happy New Year to all the families in P2K. It was great to see the pupils back on Monday full of excitement and enthusiasm.
What a busy week!
This week in writing we were learning about New Year’s resolutions. To make it more fun we made guitars and set ‘Rockin’ resolutions! How cool do we look?!
This week we were learning about the ‘ow’ sound – (owl) Help us learn these words at home:
We were learning how to use connectives to make our sentences longer!
Maths – over the next few weeks, we will be learning how to tell the time. This week we were learning about o’clock and half past, using both analogue and digital times. Have a look at our fun stations.
If your child has a watch, please encourage them to wear it – the more they see the time, the easier it becomes!
On Monday the class was filled with excitement as the pupils were challenged to guess the topic! Each child was given a piece from a jigsaw, whilst the Brave movie trailer was playing and were set on their way to match all the pieces up.
We finally worked out that our topic was SCOTLAND and were all very enthusiastic about it. We created a WKL – stating what the pupils already knew and what they wanted to learn about. We think this is going to be a great topic!
We used google earth to learn about the major cities and landmarks in Scotland and created a fabulous wall display to help s remember!
Here are us making posters about Scottish landmarks.
For the first few weeks of the term we will be learning about Scotland, then we will be moving onto another topic.
This term we are learning how to use powerpoint!
P2K completed a ‘Spelling Challenge’ at the end of term 2 which I have sent home. They were tested on all the words that have been given home as homework. This week for homework, please spend time revising unfamiliar phonic sounds/words. Please note, jotters will not be going home as nothing needs to be handed in. Build the words using cards, write them in shaving foam, type them on the computer – ask the pupils to think how they will learn them best!
Scotland! A wee bit o’ fun! Homework
As above, there is no requirement to hand anything in for the Scotland homework – but I would love to see any good photos/bookets etc!
AN UNEXPECTED LETTER FROM THE NORTH POLE created huge excitement on Tuesday morning. The letter detailed:
Santa’s workshop is currently accepting applications for full time elves.
Applications should have appearance and personalities detailed and be willing to relocate to the North Pole.
Making toys is a plus and spectacular singing is required.
Santa’s workshop offers an excellent package including rooms, unlimited cookies and hot chocolate.
Interested applicants should send a letter to:
100 Holly Jolly Lane
The pupils were then challenged to write a character description of their Elf using lots of adjectives. Ask us what an adjective is. Miss Keith was very impressed with our adjectives and our new challenge is to start sentences with different openers instead of using ‘I’.
OI or OY? Can you help us learn the difference at home?
We have been learning how to write out the two times table.
Some of our big mathsquestions have challenged us and we have had to think about our 3 times table!
Please cut out the blue learn it flash cards. Some pupils have been practising a lot and are managing 17 big maths questions in 30 seconds – HOW FANTASTIC!
Topic! SANTA’S WORKSHOP
In our ‘creative world’ – we have been creating bags from 2D shapes. We had to plan, evaluate and then alter our designs.
We have also been learning how to make pompoms. Some of us have made little animals with Christmas hats! We can’t wait to show you all our creations on our selling day. (Date to follow)
Enjoy your weekend P2K.Looking forward to hearing your weekend news on Monday.
We have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire night and firework safety. We created super firework pictures and created Firework safety posters.
We were learning about the ‘SP’ sound and created ‘spectacular spooky spiders.’
We have been learning how to use Microsoft Word. We had great fun trying to format text by changing size and colour and learning how to insert pictures. Ask us how to do this at home.
We were challenged to create Bonfire night acrostic poems! We brainstormed lots of adjectives about fireworks and worked hard to create acrostic poems.
This week we were learning about Diwali. Ask us why people celebrate Diwali. We made great Diwali lanterns.
There were many questions throughout the week about why people were wearing poppys. Many of the children thought it was only for adults to wear. We watched some videos and learned about why/who we remember on the 11th November and each made a poppy to wear.
Below is an overview of our timetable for term 2. This will show you the days the children have activities out of the classroom that may require them to bring in resources etc.
Monday – Assembly, homework due, reading day
Tuesday – Library
Wednesday – P.E. with Miss Macrae, ICT, homework given out
Thursday – Health with Mrs COX, reading day
Friday – P.E. with Miss Macrae
As it is the start of term can you please ensure your child has the following in school:
A named gym kit
A named apron or smock for art
A named ‘rainy day’ job for indoor break and lunches. Cards, a colouring book or something similar works well. All of the above can be left in school.
Please feel free to comment on our blog! If you have any questions please put a note in your child’s folder or see me at the end of the day, thank you for your support.
Looking forward to seeing you all at parents night next week. Days/times are in your child’s reading folder.
The classroom was filled with excitement on Tuesday morning as a cauldron appeared. We week we learned about the features of instructional writing. We were learning about time connectives (firstly, next, after, lastly) and bossy verb (stir, mix, sprinkle).
Our maths lessons this term will be split into 2 parts – number and shape.
We will be learning about the properties of 3D shapes – faces, edges and vertices.
In Maths we will be moving on and learning about the 2 times table and how we write multiplication questions.