Category Archives: P2

Learning Journals – Parent/Carer Workshop 21st October 2019.

Learning Journals are a secure online reporting system that we use at Sunnyside Primary, we would like to invite any parents/carers to our workshops tonight, Monday 21st October 2019, at 3.15 and 5pm.

These workshops aim to:

  • Ensure you have access to Learning Journals.
  • Share how you can review and comment on observations.
  • Clarify how the school uses these throughout the session.
  • Share how to upload your own observations of wider acheivement.
  • Answer any further questions you may have.

If you cannot make these we have also updated our Learning Journal FAQ’s – available here:

This Week in P2/3RS…

Well we have had a rather exciting day – we are very proud and happy with how our assembly went this morning. We hope you enjoyed learning about Brazil, wandering through the Amazon Rainforest, hearing some samba beats and joining us for a shimmy!

Here is what we thought of our assembly…

People said their lines really clearly and didn’t get nervous! The butterflies in our tummies didn’t fly around too much. Malcolm

I loved playing our rainforest samba during our assembly. Everyone clapped so I think they enjoyed it too! Leah

We played our music well, we made sure we listened and watched Miss Smith and listened to all the instruments. Alex

We sat really well in assembly to make sure the audience were listening to the person who was speaking. Dylan

Everyone said their line so we are proud. Antos

I liked playing the music the best because I think we sounded like a real samba band. Eilidh

I liked when we did the singing and dancing. The audience joined in too. I didn’t get nervous when I said my line. Harvey

Online Safety Awareness Workshops – Tuesday 29th October

Keeping children safe online is one of our main priorities and is an area of great concern. Many of our children access the internet and social media e.g. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok with no awareness and understanding of the consequences and risks that they put themselves in.

In recent times we have seen a rise in; children who have been targeted by adults online; who have been bullied online; and who have posted inappropriate images and content which have resulted in them being significantly at risk.

Therefore we have asked NSPCC to support our mission by offering online safety workshops for parents. You may feel that you are able to monitor your child’s usage, however, we would strongly advise taking this opportunity to further support you in keeping your child safe.

This workshop is completely free, light refreshments will be provided, and will take place on Tuesday 29th October at 1:30pm and again at 4pm.

Please contact the school office if you wish to attend.

This week in P2CF

In literacy We have been practicing ng, ch, th and sh.

We needed to find our sounds in our library books, we built words with Miss Higgins and identified new words with our sounds and drew and wrote them out. (Megan, Andrew, Jacob, Amelia, John, and Leighton).

Mr Fergus showed us the Monkey King story and we created our our picturess, crowns and tails.

In maths we we have been learning to add doubles. We did this by making sums using lego, singing the doubles song, played a special connect 4 game with Mrs King and making totals using our whiteboards and ten frames. (Erin, Jacob, Zayna, Paige, Isla, Angus, Andrew and Jack).

In IDL we have been learning about Japan:

We have learned…..

  • How to count to ten in Japanese.
  • That Japan has a lot of people and is very busy, especially the biggest city Tokyo.
  • How to say hello in Japanese.
  • That Japan has volcanoes and the most famous is mount Fuji, Scotland used to have volcanoes like the one under Edinburgh Castle.
  • We learnt about Sushi, a japanese food. We tried it and create pictures.
  • We also learnt that their are bullet trains and some pretty bad weather.

(Claire, Zac, Kyle, Braxton, Andrew, Jacob and Amber).

This Week in P2/3RS…

It has been a rather exciting week in P2/3RS as we have begun to practise for our assembly on Friday 11th October. It would be great if the children could practise their lines at home to make sure that you feel transported to Brazil next week!

In the meantime here is some of what we have been learning this week…


Reece:  When writing my story I tried hard to write neatly and remember my full stops and capital letters. 


Antos: We wrote about Sam and the Samba Band. I used 5 full stops and capital letters! 


Sky: We have been learning doubles. I like using the 10 frames and counters to help. 

Dylan: We have been learning to add and take away from 10s. Using the cubes and 100 square was fun. I can do these sums in my head now. 


Olivia: I am excited for our class assembly. I worked hard to learn my line at home and other people have too. 

Amber: Our Samba band is sounding better because people are paying attention and not being silly with the instruments. 

P2CF Class Blog – 03/10/2019

It has been a busy and interesting week in P2CF, where we have been developing our growth mindsets by trying out new things.

In numeracy we have been doubling numbers.

-I know that double 9 is 18. (Jacob)

-We sang a song about doubles. (Jack)

-We used 10 frames to double up our blue and red counters. (Noah)

In literacy we have been making words with our new phonics sound, ng, and we read some new books in our reading groups.

-I read a book called My Toy Box.  There was a teddy, a snake, and a purple monkey in the toy box. (Megan)

-In The Secret Room there was a secret room with a dolls house in it. (Erin)

-We pretend to be strong and lift heavy things for the ng sound. (Faith)

In IDL we have continued to explore Japan by trying some traditional food, and learning about a popular sport and its rituals.

-I got to try some sushi.  I thought it tasted good. (John)

-I found out that sumo wrestlers through salt to get rid of bad spirits. (Leighton)

-In a sumo ring there are two wrestlers and they try to get the other person out of the ring. (Josh)

P2CF Class Blog – 26/09/2019

It has been another busy week in P2CF.   We have been using a giant 100 square to help us count and find numbers, we have been acting like clowns to learn a new phonics sound, and we were excited to watch some clips of the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony as we learned more about the host county Japan.

We played a game where we had to find the missing numbers on a 100 square. (Jacob)
We were given number cards and put ourselves in order from 1-30. (Erin)
We found patterns on our 100 square. (Noah)
Two naughty clowns taught us the th sound.  We had to stick our tongues out. (Megan)
We made words with the th sound like moth and this. (Isla)
We sang a song to help us remember the th sound. (Jack)
We made flags and rugby strips for the countries in the Rugby World Cup in Japan. (Josh)
The biggest mountain in Japan is called Mount Fuji.  It is also a volcano! (Erin)
We watched some of the start of the Rugby World Cup and saw a pretend Mount Fuji. (Angus)

This Week in P2/3RS…

Well it has been a rather varied week in P2/3RS as we have kept learning lots about Brazil as well as revising another sound and exploring more numbers! We just don’t know how we fit it all in! Let us tell you about our week…

Olivia: We were learning and spelling th words this week – Miss Smith has a th in it. 

Dylan: We wrote a story about being in the kitchen. I saw pineapples and mangoes in the kitchen, heard a toaster popping and ate tasty fudge ice cream. 

Aimee: We have been learning to count up in 5s, 10s and 2s. We had to spot patterns. 

Eilidh: We have been learning to find missing numbers on the number line.

IDL – Brazil:
Marcus: We tasted fruit from Brazil. I liked bananas the best!

I really liked papaya. We learned that before we touched food we had to wash our hands carefully to not spread germs. 

Erin: We made a rainforest in our sand box. WE had animals, plants and trees to make it look real. 


This week in P2/3RS…

It has been another busy week in P2/3RS as we learn more about Brazil, revising another sound in Literacy and doing more counting and ordering in Maths… here is what we think and feel about our learning.


Aimee: I think I wrote a good story about being in the rainforest. I wrote about a tiger that was roaring in the distance. 

Frankee: We were learning the ch sound this week. We had to move our arms like a choo-choo train. 

Cody: I liked playing a new game with Mrs Doherty to practise ch words. I liked collecting tokens and playing with a partner. 


Erin: I liked reading and making 100 numbers. I liked it because we were working with big numbers. 

Antos: I have been making 100 square by putting together. I like jigsaws so this was fun. 

Eilidh: I have been learning to use a 100 square. We had to put it back together in a jigsaw. 


Sky: We made up a rainforest dance. We had to tip toe so all the creatures couldn’t hear us. 

Alex: We stomped and swam through the rainforest when we were visualising.