Respect, Learning, Kindness, Friendship, Trust
Welcome to P2a with Mrs Pollock and Mrs McShane
Mrs Pollock teaches P2a on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Mrs McShane teaches on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Our topic in Term 2 is toys. We will be investigating how toys work and looking at toys throughout the ages.
We continue to read for enjoyment. We are working to engage the pupils in as wide a variety of texts as possible. We are encouraging pupils to bring books and stories from home to share with the class, particularly on Wednesdays, when we will be enjoying a biscuit and some juice while we read and talk about our favourite books. We will continue to visit Elderpark Library each month and parents/carers are welcome on these visits.
In maths, we are learning to add and subtract within 20, recognising numbers to 100, 3D shape and learning to tell the time.
We have recently started learning Gaelic with a Gaelic specialist who visits us once per week.
Nativity rehearsals are in full swing. Look out for information on days and times over the next few weeks.
The children have outdoor learning with our CDO on Thursdays. Please make sure your child comes to school with suitable clothing as pupils will be outside in all weathers.
Our PE days this term are Monday and Tuesday. Please remember to bring gym shoes and take out earrings on these days.
In term 2, our homework is nightly reading and revision of common words (sheets are inside the reading poly pocket). New books will be issued on a Monday and should be brought to school each day. Please remember to sign the reading diary each night. Words will be issued when your child moves on to the next set of words. These should be kept at home. Please note these are reading words, and pupils should not be spelling them. There will be no homework on Friday!
On a Thursday, we will send home the completed learning journey. Please discuss with your child, write a comment, sign the learning journey and return every Friday morning.
To help with Numeracy:
To help with Literacy:
Visit your local library.
Read a variety of books/newspapers/comics/magazines with your child as often as possible!
St Andrew’s Day – Friday 30th November – Non-uniform day. Wear something tartan if possible and bring along a bottle for the Christmas Fayre.
Christmas Fayre – Friday 7th December PM.
Nativity – TBC
Christmas Holidays – School closes at 2:30pm on Thursday 20th December. School reopens on Monday 7th January at 9am.
We celebrate a “special person” daily and have weekly certificates which are given out at assemblies.