Primary Three Preparation

 

As Primary Two draws to a close after what has been a challenging year, the teachers would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our pupils and Homework Buddies who have tried out something new by engaging almost exclusively online!

We have worked hard together to provide lessons, homework and feedback in a way we just haven’t had to before. So thank you for your patience and well done for sending in lots of great work; the improvements in confidence and skill have been wonderful to see!

Homework for Primary 2 is NOW COMPLETE, however, after speaking with some parents/carers at Parent’s Night we have collated a list of suggestions to help support our pupils and to give you an idea of the core skills required for Primary 3. Please be reassured that these are just suggestions and we would fully encourage you to enjoy your time off!

A pack of support resources for your child will be sent home in preparation for Primary 3 and can be referred to at any time to help maintain or build further confidence prior to returning in August 2021. Aside from these suggestions, we would always advocate providing a good model of reading so that your child can enjoy a story and talk about what they have read/noticed within a book. We will also signpost you to the USEFUL WEBSITES tab on the menu at the top of the P2 page for appropriate Literacy and Numeracy games.

All P2 pupils have worked on and should continue to develop: –

  • Reading and writing initial sounds (all alphabet single sounds)

  • Reading and writing stage 1 common words

  • Handwriting all lowercase and uppercase letters of the alphabet

  • Writing and counting out items to show the value of numbers to 10 

  • How to add groups of items together to make a larger total within 10

  • How to take away groups of items to make a smaller total within 10

  • If a number is ODD (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) or EVEN (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8)

  • How to identify the number BEFORE/AFTER/BETWEEN given numbers

  • How to count up and down in 1s, 2s and 10s.

     

If your child has been working within FIRST LEVEL, they should know:-

  • All of the above

  • All joined phonemes within Active Literacy Stage 1, (sh, th, ch, ng, wh, ph, ee, oo, ck, ai, oy, oa & qu) and use these to spell words

  • Some joined phonemes within Active Literacy Stage 2, (ay, ea {leaf}, ow {snow}, ue, aw, oi, au, ew, ow {owl}, ou & igh) and use these to spell words

  • Reading and writing Active Literacy Stage 2 words up to and including the word “right” on the grid

  • The place value of numbers to 100 – use the language tens and ones and explain, for example, that 18 is 1 ten and 8 ones which equals 10 + 8, or 25 is 2 tens and 5 ones  which equals 20 + 5 etc

  • How to add groups of items together to make a larger total within 20

  • How to take away groups of items to make a smaller total within 20

  • How to count up and down in 5s.

To all our Primary 2 pupils, we will miss you, work hard in P3 and if in doubt, sound it out!

Sending our best wishes for the future,

Miss Baillie, Mrs Banks, Mrs Easter, Mrs Kidd, Mrs Saxelby and Miss Telford.

Homework Week Beginning 07.06.21

***** Please continue to use the homework jotter that was provided and if you need another, then ensure you email your teacher. *****

Homework tasks have been categorised using a Chilli Challenge format. You should pick ONE of the three challenges in Literacy and Numeracy to complete in your jotter. If pupils would like to complete more than this, that is their choice.

LITERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

– Bug Club book allocation.

– Library book. Remember to RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS on FRIDAY and new books will be PROVIDED ON MONDAY to be enjoyed throughout the week.

– This week we will be learning the joined phoneme “igh“.

Read the following spelling words. 

night

bright

frighten

light

fight

sight

high

might

tight

Use the activity CAPITAL LETTER SPELLING to write the “igh” words above into your jotter three times. Use the handwriting sheet in the front of your homework jotter to help.

– You  need to know the following common words:-

who

after

hand

right

– Use the activity CAPITAL LETTER SPELLING to write the “common” words above into your jotter three times too.

MILD CHALLENGE
Head out into the sunshine and do exercise spelling. Do an exercise and spell one of your words aloud, repeat this for all of your words. You may wish to pass a ball or item whilst spelling your words instead.

SPICY CHALLENGE
Write your spelling words on flash cards and lay them out. Play ‘splat’ with your hands. Have someone read a word aloud and race to splat the word first.

HOT CHALLENGE

Play some games of ‘X and O’s’ with your spelling words and try to get three in a row. You can even take this outdoors and use chalk or other resources to create words. Your Homework Buddy may want to challenge you by making ‘mistakes’ and asking you to check them. If you are unable to do this, you can write some sentences containing your spelling words. 

 

NUMERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

This week we are going to try and fill in the missing numbers from the calculations.

MILD CHALLENGE

– Get 10 small toys, crayons or stones to help you.

– Complete the following calculations.

3 + ___ =  9         9 – ___ = 2

4 + ___ = 10        8 – ___ = 3

1 + ___ =  9         10 – ___ = 1

SPICY CHALLENGE

– Copy and complete the calculations. Which strategy did you use to work them out?

13 + ___ =  19         17 – ___ = 9

18 + ___ = 25          14 – ___ = 5

11 + ___ =  20         20 – ___ = 12

13 + ___ =  22         18 – ___ = 11

HOT CHALLENGE

– Copy and complete the following calculations.  

23 + ___ =  39         37 – ___ = 29

41 + ___ =  50         50 – ___ = 38

68 + ___ = 75          70 – ___ = 68

83 + ___ =  100       99 – ___ = 86

100 + ___ =  111     100 – ___ = 89

Send photos of the good work you have completed in an email to your class teacher please. Remember to lay your work out neatly and try really hard with your handwriting and presentation.

Team P2 

Homework 01.06.21

 

We are having a week of lovely weather so the teachers would like you to stay sun safe and get out for fresh air if you can.

Ensure that you read your online Bug Club books this week and your library book if you have one.

Positive Choices Week

Mrs Findlay issued some jobs this week as part of Positive Choices Week and you could try some of these, if you like, instead of the weekly homework that you have been used to on our P2 page.

Check out the list below.

 

June Article 29:  Your right to become the best you can be.

Please choose some activities you would like to try this week.

  • Create a Positive Thinking Poster with your friends or family.

  • Catch up with friends and chat about what makes you happy.

  • Read our Be the Nice Kid Poster – discuss this with your family.

  • Take it in turns to mime and act out an occupation. Try to guess the jobs.

  • Think of a different job for every letter of the alphabet.

  • What job would you like to do in Onthank Primary? Tell us why?

On Friday you can come dressed up as what job you would like to have when you are older or who you would like to be.

 

 

 

 

***** Please continue to use the homework jotter that was provided and if you need another, then ensure you email your teacher. *****

Literacy tasks have been categorised using a Chilli Challenge format. You should pick ONE of the three challenges to complete in your jotter. There are three Numeracy activities provided that you can choose from, please ensure you complete one. If pupils would like to complete more than this, that is their choice.

LITERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

– Bug Club book allocation.

– Library book. Remember to RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS on FRIDAY and new books will be PROVIDED ON TUESDAY THIS WEEK to be enjoyed throughout the week.

– This week we will be learning the joined phoneme “ou” for “pound”.

– Read the following spelling words. Use the activity SQUIGGLY WRITING to write the “ou” words into your jotter three times.

count

ground

sound

mouth

pound

thousand

about

loud

– You need to know the following common words:-

wish

men 

found 

round

– Use the activity SQUIGGLY WRITING to write the “common” words above into your jotter three times too.

 

MILD CHALLENGE

Check out the circuit stations below. Complete each exercise as you spell your words, one exercise per word.

    1. Burpees

    2. High Knees

    3. Squats

    4. Star Jumps

    5. Plank

    6. Sit Ups

    7. Shuttle Runs

    8. Lunges

SPICY CHALLENGE

Write a sentence for three of your common words and any of the “ou” for “pound” words above. (Remember a capital letter, finger spaces, sensible spelling and a full stop or other punctuation to complete good sentences please.)

HOT CHALLENGE

Read each of your “ou” and common words. Can you write them down in alphabetical order?

 

NUMERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

TASK 1

Click on the link below and play the ‘Symmetry Matching’ game.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

TASK 2

How many of the following logos/signs are symmetrical? Can you write the numbers of the ones you think are symmetrical in your homework jotter?

TASK 3

Can you use items in your house to show symmetry and take a picture to send to your class teacher? Or can you draw a symmetrical picture instead? It’s up to you!

 

OTHER CURRICULAR AREAS HOMEWORK TASKS

We had a special visitor for this weeks PATHs lesson which was linked to comfortable and uncomfortable feelings. Can you draw an outline of the brain like the one shown below? In our ‘downstairs brain’ draw or write uncomfortable feelings and in our ‘upstairs brain’ draw or write comfortable feelings. 

 

Send photos of the good work you have completed in an email to your class teacher please. Remember to lay your work out neatly and try really hard with your handwriting and presentation.

Team P2 

HOMEWORK WB 17.5.21

***** Please continue to use the homework jotter that was provided and if you need another, then ensure you email your teacher. *****

Homework tasks have been categorised using a Chilli Challenge format. You should pick ONE of the three challenges in Literacy and Numeracy to complete in your jotter. If pupils would like to complete more than this, that is their choice.

LITERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

– Bug Club book allocation.

– Library book. Remember to RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS on FRIDAY and new books will be PROVIDED ON MONDAY to be enjoyed throughout the week.

– This week we will be learning the joined phoneme “ow” for “owl”.

Read the following spelling words. 

cow

how

now

brown

clown

crown

crowd

down

growl

town

owl

Use the activity RAINBOW WRITING to write the “ow” words above into your jotter three times.

– You  need to know the following common words:-

how

where

now

too

– Use the activity RAINBOW WRITING to write the “common” words above into your jotter three times too.

MILD CHALLENGE
Make cards and write each of the spelling and common words on them. Can you say each of the words when your Homework Buddy shows them to you?

SPICY CHALLENGE
Write a sentence for three of your common words and any of the “ow” for “owl” words above. (Remember a capital letter, finger spaces, sensible spelling and a full stop or other punctuation to complete good sentences please.)

HOT CHALLENGE

Ask your Homework Buddy to challenge you to spell out each of the “ow” and common words out loud without writing them down. How many did you get correct?

 

NUMERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

– Revise counting in 1s and 2s to 20.

– Revise counting in 5s and 10s to 100.

 

MILD CHALLENGE

– Get 10 small toys, crayons or stones to help you.

– Complete the following take-away calculations.

9 – 3 =                    7 – 1 =

8 – 5 =                    4 – 2 =

6 – 4 =                    8 – 8 =

SPICY CHALLENGE

– Copy and complete these subtraction calculations. Which strategy did you use to work them out?

14 – 3 =                    12 – 0 =

28 – 4 =                    25 – 1 =

36 – 5 =                    37 – 4 =

47 – 5 =                    44 – 4 =

HOT CHALLENGE

– Ask your Homework Buddy to ask you these calculations. Can you calculate the answers in your head without writing them down? Think carefully about what you HEAR and THINK what to do. How many did you get correct?

19 – 2 =                    16 – 4 =

15 + 3 =                    18 + 7 =

27 – 4 =                     29 – 7 =

32 – 2 =                    36 + 1 =

37 + 2 =                   31 + 3 =

40 – 1 =                    49 – 3 =

42 + 6 =                   47 – 6 =

66 + 3 =                   72 + 4 =

87 – 5 =                    99 – 6 =

 

OTHER CURRICULAR AREAS HOMEWORK TASKS

– It’ll be Sports Week soon – do you remember which House you’re in? Your teacher will remind you this week. Try in your garden or by going to the park to run a flat race from one marker or tree to the next. Time yourself doing it a few times. What was your best time?

– The last activity was about time and speed as well as fitness and health. This next activity is fun maths too. Try it out.

– Go on a hunt around your house and find the following (remember where you found them because you’ll need to put them back after you’re done.) :-

  • shoe

  • spoon

  • remote control

  • toy

  • pillow

  • book

– Now collect small objects to measure with, you could try:-

  • stones

  • seeds

  • blocks

  • pasta

– Using the small objects above to measure with or your feet/hands/fingers, measure each of the items you found around your house. Which one is longest? Which one is shortest? Record your findings in your jotter.

 

Send photos of the good work you have completed in an email to your class teacher please. Remember to lay your work out neatly and try really hard with your handwriting and presentation.

Team P2 

HOMEWORK 10.5.21

***** Please continue to use the homework jotter that was provided and if you need another, then ensure you email your teacher. *****

Homework tasks have been categorised using a Chilli Challenge format. You should pick ONE of the three challenges in Literacy and Numeracy to complete in your jotter. If pupils would like to complete more than this, that is their choice.

LITERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

– Bug Club book allocation.

– Library book. Remember to RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS on FRIDAY and new books will be PROVIDED ON MONDAY to be enjoyed throughout the week.

– This week, revise the joined phonemes “au” and “ew“.

Read the following spelling words. Sort them into “au” words and “ew” words like this.

pause

because

view

new

August

Autumn

flew

stew

grew

launch

drew

Laura

few

fault

crew

jewel

author

Use the activity RAINBOW WRITING to write the following common words into your jotter three times.

because

week

keep

when

what

many

soon

book

 

MILD CHALLENGE
Make cards and write each of the spelling and common words on them. Can you say each of the words when your Homework Buddy shows them to you.

SPICY CHALLENGE
Write a sentence for three of your common words and any of the “au” or “ew” words above. (Remember a capital letter, finger spaces, sensible spelling and a full stop or other punctuation to complete good sentences please.)

HOT CHALLENGE

Ask your Homework Buddy to challenge you to spell out each of the “au“, “ew” and common words out loud without writing them down. How many did you get correct?

NUMERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

– Revise counting in 1s and 2s to 20.

– Revise counting in 5s and 10s to 100.

MILD CHALLENGE

– Revise the following number bonds to 10 – write them in your jotter.

0 + 10

1 + 9

2 + 8

3 + 7

4 + 6

5 + 5

6 + 4

7 + 3

8 + 2

9 + 1

10 + 0

– Write and learn the following number doubles.

0 + 0 = 0

1 + 1 = 2

2 + 2 = 4

3 + 3 = 6

4 + 4 = 8

5 + 5 = 10

6 + 6 = 12

7 + 7 = 14

8 + 8 = 16

9 + 9 = 18

10 + 10 = 20

SPICY CHALLENGE

– Copy and complete these calculations. Which strategy did you use to work them out?

14 + 3 =                    12 + 6 =

21 + 9 =                    25 + 1 =

36 + 5 =                    31 + 4 =

47 + 6 =                    44 + 4 =

HOT CHALLENGE

– Ask your Homework Buddy to ask you these calculations. Can you calculate the answers in your head without writing them down? How many did you get correct?

13 + 3 =                    16 + 5 =

25 + 3 =                    28 + 7 =

32 + 2 =                    36 + 4 =

40 + 8 =                    49 + 3 =

 

OTHER CURRICULAR AREAS HOMEWORK TASKS

– It’s time to think about getting ready for Sports Week. Let’s work on your fitness.

– Watch this video and do it as many times as you like this week.

https://video.link/w/4sOsc

– Watch this video, try finding the pulse (the beat) of this music and follow the instructions on screen to show that you found the beat.

https://video.link/w/kuOsc

– Choose a favourite song you sing and dance along to. Can you find the beat and show it with your body? You could try your own ideas or you can tap your foot, clap your hands, pat your thighs, nod your head…

If you’re not sure of a song to pick, I like to feel the beat with this song and I know a lot of you do too! Click the following link.

https://video.link/w/lwOsc

Send photos of the work you have completed in an email with your good work attached please. Remember to lay your work out well and try really hard with your handwriting and presentation.
Team P2 

Homework WB: 03.05.21

***** Please continue to use the homework jotter that was provided and if you need another, then ensure you email your teacher. *****

Homework tasks have been categorised using a Chilli Challenge format. You should pick ONE of the three challenges in Literacy and Numeracy to complete in your jotter. If pupils would like to complete more than this, that is their choice.

LITERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

LITERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

– Bug Club book allocation.

– Library book. Remember to RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS on FRIDAY and new books will be PROVIDED ON MONDAY to be enjoyed throughout the week.

– New weekly joined phoneme. This week’s joined phoneme is “ew”.
Use the activity RAINBOW WRITING to write the following spelling and common words into your jotter three times.

newspaper

view

new

flew

stew

grew

drew

few

crew

jewel

 

MILD CHALLENGE
Make cards and write each of the spelling and common words on them. Can you say each of the words when your Homework Buddy shows them to you.

SPICY CHALLENGE
Write a sentence for three of your “ew” words – try to include any common words you know from previous homework tasks too. (Remember a capital letter, finger spaces, sensible spelling and a full stop or other punctuation to complete good sentences please.)

HOT CHALLENGE

You can order words in the same order as the alphabet, this is called Alphabetical Order. You can do it in Ascending order which means starting from the beginning of the alphabet and writing each word in the same order as the alphabet. You can do it in Descending order which means starting from the word closest to the end of the alphabet then writing each word in the order of the alphabet returning down to A.

Write the spelling and common words in Ascending alphabetical order.

NUMERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

Recently we have been looking at time, we have looked at o’clock and half past and we have also been revisiting  the Days of the Week. Look below and try to complete some of the tasks related to time. 

TASK 1 

Click on the link below to play some ‘time’ games. When you select to play the game choose option 1 or 2.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Task 2

Watch the video and remind yourself of the order our days come in and then look at the days of the week below. Can you unscramble the letters to reveal the each day and write them in the correct order.

https://video.link/w/loUoc

eyasWednd

dnuySa

diFayr

usaTyde

uyaaStrd

hTsyarud

ndoyaM

Task 3

Pick your favourite day of the week and let us know why.

Mild

Draw a picture to show us what you enjoy about that day.

Spicy

Write a sentence to describe your favourite day.

Hot

Write as much as you can to describe your favourite day.

OTHER CURRICULAR AREAS HOMEWORK TASKS

With an adult try to go on a Spring Walk. If you can, find something you would like to draw or write about. For example it could be a beautiful blossom tree, a lamb in a field or some lovely springtime flowers. You can also think about describing the weather during your walk and how you felt seeing all these wonderful Spring delights.

 

Well done for completing your homework this week!
Class teachers want to see photos of the work you have completed so send an email with your good work attached please. Remember to lay your work out well and try really hard with your handwriting and presentation.
Team P2 

HOMEWORK WB: 26.04.21

***** Please continue to use the homework jotter that was provided and if you need another, then ensure you email your teacher. *****


Homework tasks have been categorised using a Chilli Challenge format. You should pick ONE of the three challenges in Literacy and Numeracy to complete in your jotter. If pupils would like to complete more than this, that is their choice.

LITERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

– Bug Club book allocation.

– Library book. Remember to RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS on FRIDAY and new books will be PROVIDED ON MONDAY to be enjoyed throughout the week.

– New weekly joined phoneme. This week’s joined phoneme is “au”.
Use the activity RAINBOW WRITING to write the following spelling and common words into your jotter three times.

August

Paul

Autumn

launch

Laura

fault

author

because

week

keep

when

 

MILD CHALLENGE
Make cards and write each of the spelling and common words on them. Can you say each of the words when your Homework Buddy shows them to you.

SPICY CHALLENGE
Write a sentence for three of your “au” words – try to include any common words you know from previous homework tasks too. (Remember a capital letter, finger spaces, sensible spelling and a full stop or other punctuation to complete good sentences please.)

HOT CHALLENGE

You can order words in the same order as the alphabet, this is called Alphabetical Order. You can do it in Ascending order which means starting from the beginning of the alphabet and writing each word in the same order as the alphabet. You can do it in Descending order which means starting from the word closest to the end of the alphabet then writing each word in the order of the alphabet returning down to A.

Write the spelling and common words in Ascending alphabetical order.

NUMERACY HOMEWORK TASKS

We know a lot about Place Value now and we can use this knowledge to put numbers that don’t normally sit next to each other into an order. Ascending order means starting with small numbers then ordering them to a higher number. Descending order means starting with the highest number and writing the other numbers counting down to the smallest number. Try some of these activities out.

MILD CHALLENGE

Write these numbers in ascending order in your jotter.

  •     4    1    7    3    8   

  •     6    3    9    7    2

  •     17    2    13    5    3 

  •     11    6    18    4    16

Write the same numbers in descending order in your jotter.

SPICY CHALLENGE

Write these numbers in ascending order in your jotter.

  •     14    11    17    13    18   

  •     16    13    19    17    12

  •     17    12    13    15    19 

  •     11    16    18    14    16

Write the same numbers in descending order in your jotter.

HOT CHALLENGE

Write these numbers in ascending order in your jotter.

  •     44    51    72    36    18   

  •     63    36    90    76    22

  •     17    23    39    52    37 

  •     11    64    18    48    76

Write the same numbers in descending order in your jotter.

OTHER CURRICULAR AREAS HOMEWORK TASKS

Make a poster to help children keep safe with medicines and dangerous bottles in the home. Remember to make your poster BOLD and eye-catching, make important information STAND OUT!

 

Is the weather nice outside? If you are allowed, go outside and try to make a piece of art using natural items like leaves, stones, twigs etc.

Get creative, can you think of other arty ideas? Share them in school and perhaps your friends might try them out too.

Well done for completing your homework this week!
Class teachers want to see photos of the work you have completed so send an email with your good work attached please. Remember to lay your work out well and try really hard with your handwriting and presentation.
Team P2 

Welcome back to Term 4

We hope you have all had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed getting out into the fresh air with this nicer weather we’ve had. ☀️

This is the final term of Primary 2 and we will have lots of lovely activities and even more things for us to learn before we start our Summer holidays.

This week, because we are just back from our Easter holiday, the teachers would like you to use your time at home after school to catch up on any Bug Club books or maths games that you didn’t get round to before. We would also like you to think about all the joined phonemes (oi, aw, ue {oo} , ow {snow}, ea {leaf} ay) and number skills that have been issued for homework last term.

  • Work with your Homework Buddy to test yourself to try and write some spelling words in your jotter.

  • Listen to your Homework Buddy read out some simple sentences with common words and spelling words and write them into your jotter.

  • What do you like to write stories about? If you’d like a challenge, pick a topic to write a short story for your teacher to read and enjoy.

  • Work with your Homework Buddy to count. Can you count up in 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s to 100? Can you count down in 1s, 2, 5s, 10s from 100 to 0? Can you start at any number and do both of these things?

  • Revise how to make two-digit numbers. You should know calculations like 10 + 4 makes 14. How many different numbers can you make? If you are feeling confident, you can challenge yourself to do this for three-digit numbers.  

  • Revise adding within 20. Which strategy did you use? Again, if you’re feeling confident you can go beyond 20. 

Try these activities out, even if you just speak them through with your Homework Buddy, and you’ll realise that you remember a lot! We can use all of this learning to help us with our work this term.

Keep trying hard! We can’t wait to welcome you all back and hope you are all feeling fresh and ready for our learning in school.

Highland Games Highlights

What’s the weather to be like on Friday?

Terrible…

Wet…

Torrential rain….

Was that hail outside?

Dreich…

Did someone say snow? But it’s March!…

Should we just postpone?

No one was more surprised with our Scottish weather than all of the Primary 2 teachers on Friday morning last week! It was a close call but we were delighted that the weather stayed dry enough for us to go ahead with our much anticipated Highland Games. The pupils had a fabulous time and they competed amazingly well.

Click the video link below to see the highlights of our surprisingly dry day.

 

Congratulations to everyone involved and well done to our winning clan!

The P2 Chieftains