On Monday this week we were cheering Scotland on against Czech Republic!
Virtual School Trips
On Wednesday 23rd June, P2/3 are going on a virtual school trip! Children have chosen to ‘visit’ Monterey Bay Aquarium, London Zoo and The International Space Station. We also hope to go on a roller-coaster in the afternoon! Children are permitted to dress down for their day of fun!
Pink Pig Pink Pig What Do You See?
We created our own farm animal book. We looked at the illustrations in some Eric Carle books and used different materials to create our own animals then everyone recorded parts of the story. Click the link below to hear our story and see our wonderful illustrations.
Pink Pig Pink Pig What Do You See
This week we are working on split phoneme e-e. Here is our spelling list:
Spiders- Oxford Owl Jack
Health and Wellbeing
We have been talking about our bodies and how to keep ourselves safe. We liked the Pantasaurus song on the NSPCC website!
We have been learning to keep the beat in music. We have used clapping, tapping, marching, drumming and moved on to dancing in time to the music. We have such great wee movers in the class that we decided to create our own music video. Click on the link below to watch our show!
We Like to Move It!
This week we are working on split phoneme a-e. Here is our list.
Can you add more words to the list? Draw a picture of each word and spell the word correctly beside each.
Glow-worms- Slow and Sticky
Spiders- Jack https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students username- loga password-
Our new phoneme is split phoneme o-e. Here is our spelling list:
Can you think of more o-e words to add to the list? How many of them can you use in one sentence?
Each group will have a new book allocated to their account as it is introduced in class.
Ladybirds- Horribilly- Swampy Mess
Glow-worms- The Mermaids and the Perfect Presents
Spiders- Can you see me? https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students username– loga password– pr23
Triangles and squares have been working on adding using the column method and are now dealing with exchange.
We have done lots of practise to help us understand that exchange means a swap for something of equal value. If we have more than 9 units we need to exchange 10 for 1 ten. More than 9 tens means an exchange for 1 hundred.
We have learned that with this type of calculation we always have to start in the units column. The first thing we have to do is 7+5.
7+5 = 12 so needs to be written in as 1 ten and 2 units as shown above.
The tens need to be added next with the exchanged amount added in. 3+2+1=6.
It is also very important that we keep the tens and units in the correct columns when writing in our answers. Here are some calculations to try.
What an exciting Monday we had! First we had a visit from Billy and Barbara, the lambs, then we had our athletics session with Scott in the afternoon!
This week we are working on split phoneme i-e. Here is our list:
Can you read and spell all of these words? Try to write a story using as many words as you can.
Books will be allocated to bug club as soon as they have been introduced in class.
Ladybirds- Wallace and Gromit and the Soccamatic
Glow-worms- The Cake Sale Goo
Spiders- Big Feet https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students username– loga password– pr23
Hit the Button Game is an excellent way to practise mental maths skills. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
We have a daily task that covers many numeracy skills. Here is a copy of the task children in the circles and triangles groups work on independently. Circles are working on 2 digit numbers. Triangles are on 2 digit numbers and moving on to 3 digit numbers if they need more of a challenge.
Squares are working on numbers to 20, paying particular attention to numbers 11-19 and making sure to get the digits in the correct order.
As part of our topic ‘On the Farm’ we have been learning about food chains. Children are finding out about how animals rely on each other for food and can describe simple food chains. Ask your child to tell you what they know!
We had fun at our athletics session with Scott!
Our phoneme this week is ‘y’ as in ‘sky’. Here is our spelling list:
Can you think of any more words to add to the list?
Here are our reading books for this week. (Books will be allocated after they have been introduced to each group in class)
Ladybirds- Gloopy Food
Glow-worms- The Mermaids visit the vet
Spiders- Tiger’s Family https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-pupils/pupil-home
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Use Hit the Button game to practise-
Circles- doubles to 10 and 20, halves to 10 and 20, number bonds up to 10 and 20.
Triangles- doubles to 20 and within 100, halves within 20 and 100, number bonds up to 20 and 100,
Squares- number bonds within 10 and identify numbers to 20 in the helicopter game below
This week our phoneme is our first one made up of three letters!
Our list is:
This term we are focusing on speech in our books. Pay attention to speech marks or speech bubbles when reading. Notice that speech marks are before and after the words spoken by characters.
Ladybirds- The Snowman-o-tron.
Glow-worms- The bike Race
Spiders- The Dragon Balloon https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students
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Here is an example of the mental maths challenges we have been doing this term.
Mental Maths circles
Mental Maths triangles
All groups have new fiction books allocated to their Bug Club accounts.
Ladybirds- The Cake Sale Goo
Glow-worms- Beetle Cookies
Spiders- Harry and the Dinosaurs had Fun
We have been continuing our work on money this week.
TRIANGLES have been working on giving change from 10p and 20p.
CIRCLES are working on making amounts with coins up to 10p.
We are enjoying our toy topic. We have been having lots of fun finding out about old toys and stories about how toys were created.
We have created a toy timeline on our wall that goes back 100 years! We would love to hear from families about what toys they played with when they were wee. Please find out from parents, grandparents, great-grandparents what they played with and which decade. Parents we would love if you could email Mrs Deans photos of your favourite toys for our display!
We had a really fun jigsaw session! Jigsaws are great for developing our co-operation, problem solving and perseverance.
This week we have been working on all common words. Make sure you can read and spell all of them. Next week we will be learning a new phoneme.
Common Word Wall
Each group has a new book on their Bug Club account. Answer the bugs on each page.
Ladybirds- The Mermaids and the Dolphin
Glow-worms- Timmy’s Snowball
Spiders- What is in my net?
This week we have been buying things from the toy shop and paying with coins with the exact amount up to 20p. Some of you have found it tricky. Try counting up small amounts of coins; start with amounts up to 10p then try up to 20p.
Welcome back everyone! We’re so pleased to see you all again. We will continue to use our blog to share activities that reinforce our in class learning.
This is a consolidation week so we are doing activities in class to practise all of the phonemes we have covered so far. Make sure you can read and spell all of your phonemes. We will be looking over common words next week so I have added them here too.
Common Word Wall
We are continuing our work on money in class. We are making sure everyone is familiar with all coins and we are beginning to use coins to make amounts up to 20p.