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Week Beginning 31st August

Hello everyone,

We hope you had a lovely weekend and have settled into the new school year. This year homework will be running slightly different.  Below is a quick outline of how the homework will run and next weeks spelling. There is a letter attached to this post with more details.

Spelling
Children will be shown the spelling rules in class as normal, however, they will not copy spelling into a jotter or homework diary. It will be posted onto the blog and in their Teams page as an assignment. Children can complete their homework in two ways:
1. Complete using teams notebook and assignments.
2. Can be completed using paper and take a photo. Submit/attach the photo to the assignment on teams.

Numeracy and maths
Children will have a numeracy and maths grid on their Teams page. The grid will be in the files section and attach to the assignment. Each week your child should complete one of the tasks for the Thursday of the same week. As with spelling you can evidence this in two ways.
1. Complete using your notebook on teams and submit the work to the assignment on teams.
2. Complete on paper (depending on the task) and take a photo. Submit/attach the photo to the assignment on teams.

Reading
Every Monday your child will be given a reading book. The reading book can stay at home until the Friday of the same week. The book must be back on Friday. On Friday the books will be stored and quarantined, this is in line with new COVID regulations. As a result, it is important books are returned on Friday.

P2 Homework below

Day Homework Issued Homework Task Day Homework Submitted
Monday
Spelling sound –  ‘sh’;

  1.  fish
  2.  wish
  3.  rush
  4.  shop
  5.  you
  6.  was
  7.  that
  8.  he
Spelling – words will be shared on the Primary 2 Blog, weekly.
1.  words to be written out twice, neatly.  Add as many of your own words using the words given. Eg. Chop – chops, chopping, chopped, chopsticks2.  A sentence, using words from that week’s list.
Friday of the same week.
Please encourage your child to use a capital letter and full stop in their sentence.
Monday Maths grid – 1 activity per week Thursday of the same week.
Monday Reading – new books given out. Friday of the same week.

We are aware of how different this year’s homework is running. If you are unsure about anything or are having trouble accessing any homework at home, please do not hesitate to ask us or get in touch.

Many thanks,

The Primary Two team

P2 Homework Letter 20-21

 

 

 

Teams page

Boys and girls, our technical difficulties are over! 🙂

Our team page is back! I will post our tasks on there from tomorrow. We can also organise a call now 🙂

Can’t wait to hear from you all!

Week Beginning 22/06/20

Hello, Primary 2,

Welcome back after the weekend. We hope you have had a lovely break. This is our final week of Primary 2 and the school year 2019/2020. 😊 We would like to take this opportunity to say we are so proud of all of you. This year has turned out to be different from what we all expected but you have all coped so well. You have worked hard and showed great determination to continue with your learning.

As it is the last week in school we want it to be as fun and as stress-free as possible. We have organised a week full of activities leading up to a Teddy Bears’ picnic party on Friday. Each day there will be a new task relating to our picnic. Below is a timetable of the different activities.

We hope you enjoy this week. 😊

The final week of Primary 2! 😊
Preparing for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Each day the teachers will post exemplars to give you inspiration.
We would love it if you could attach photos each day of the different tasks. Please do not worry if you are unable to manage this. 😉
Day of week Task Guidance
Monday Invitations Can you write some invitations for your picnic. You can use the example provided or write your own. If you are creating your own remember to include:

·              The date of the picnic

·              The time of the picnic

·              Where the picnic is going to be

·              Who is hosting the picnic/who the invitation is from

·              How would you like them to reply (RSVP)

And remember
– 5 finger rule

Tuesday Creating your menu. We would like you to create your own menu for the picnic. The items you choose may not be what you have on Friday but what you would like.
The menu you should also have at least 2 options for people to choose from. You can use the example menu for inspiration.
Wednesday Design a placemat Today’s task is to create a placemat for each of the guests who will be joining your picnic. This is a chance for you to be as artistically creative as you like. We will also post some examples for your inspiration.
Thursday Prepare some food for the picnic Today we would like you to follow a recipe and create something to eat for your picnic. By following a recipe you will be carrying out some maths through measuring your ingredients. This can be something simple such as a pasta dish or even baking a cake. We will also show you some examples of recipes you could follow.
Friday Teddy Bears’ picnic The day has finally come! You can have your magical Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Why not listen to the Teddy Bears’ picnic music while enjoying your food.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDndFOtBy-E

 

Monday 22nd June

Good morning P2E 😊,  right now the IT department are still working really hard to have our teams page up and running again.

For today, your task will be posted here. If you have any problems just send me an email. You should all still have access to those. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday’s post

Can you write some invitations for your picnic. You can use the example provided or write your own. If you are creating your own remember to include:
– The date of the picnic
– The time of the picnic
– Where the picnic is going to be
– Who is hosting the picnic/who the invitation is from
– How would you like them to reply (RSVP)
-5 finger rule

We would love to see your invitations. If you can, send in some photos of your invites.

I have hopefully attached the examples to this post.

 

Example invitation

Blank Invitation

Blank invitation 2

Week Beginning 15/06/20

Hi P2,

We hope you have had a lovely weekend. Last week the teachers were given the happy news that the school would be open to them. This week some of the Primary 2 teachers will be in school sorting out the classrooms and getting them ready for next year. This does mean at some points during the week your teacher may not be on your teams page. However, there will always be a teacher available to you. A teacher within the school will cover the teams page. You will not be left on your own.  😊

This week our spelling rule is “aw” and your spelling rule words are

  • claw
  • paw
  • draw
  • yawn

As we have completed the common words for Primary 2 there will be none in your spelling. However, if you would like to refresh your memory here are the common words below
INSTRUCTION: Fry's First 100 Words (With images) | Preschool sight ...

We would also like to take the opportunity to say how proud we are of all of the children. You have continually impressed us by engaging with your online learning and unfaltering motivation. Please remember,

  • Just do whatever you can. We have set some of the work we would usually be doing on those days in school but please don’t feel you need to do it all. We understand that everyone has different circumstances and daily routines. We would be happy if you checked-in with us every day.
  • We sometimes set different levels of tasks .e.g. mild, warm and hot. We always say to complete one of these, however, if you want to keep yourself busy feel free to do more than one.
  • We will continue to have Team Meetings throughout the week.  If you can join us, that would be great. These meetings give everyone a short time to share their news/feelings and hear each other’s voices. I know we really enjoy them and hope you do too.
  • Uploading work: If you are having any problems uploading any work, remember you can always email them to us. Or just let us know on Teams that you have completed the work and we trust that you have!
  • Feedback for your work: We look at your work once it has been submitted/uploaded and give you feedback. Please read the feedback to check for your strengths and next steps.
  • Technical Difficulties: Sometimes documents, powerpoints and weblinks do not work when you try them on your device. Please let us know and we will try to advise you. The sound on some links doesn’t seem to work when it opens in Internet Explorer so another web browser (Chrome) would be better.
  • Chill-Out Zone: Please remember to chat with your friends here. We are loving all of the creative and funny things you are doing in this zone. Please remember not to post personal photos or videos in this area. GIFs and emojis only.

Finally, keep trying your best and we will continue to be happy teachers.

Week Beginning 26th May

Hi P2,

We hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend.  We want to say to all of you and your parents, you are doing an amazing job at interacting and engaging with your schoolwork through Teams.  On Wednesday, we have our sports day. Keep an eye out on your Teams page for information on what it will look like 😊

Here are a few wee reminders to help settle your minds as we come back from the holiday.

  • Just do whatever you can. We have set some of the work we would usually be doing on those days in school but please don’t feel you need to do it all. We understand that everyone has different circumstances and daily routines. We would be happy if you checked-in with us every day.
  • We sometimes set different levels of tasks .e.g. mild, warm and hot. We always say to complete one of these, however, if you want to keep yourself busy feel free to do more than one.
  • We will continue to have Team Meetings throughout the week.  If you can join us, that would be great. These meetings give everyone a short time to share their news/feelings and hear each other’s voices. I know we really enjoy them and hope you do too.
  • Uploading work: If you are having any problems uploading any work, remember you can always email them to us. Or just let us know on Teams that you have completed the work and we trust that you have!
  • Feedback for your work: We look at your work once it has been submitted/uploaded and give you feedback. Please read the feedback to check for your strengths and next steps.
  • Technical Difficulties: Sometimes documents, powerpoints and weblinks do not work when you try them on your device. Please let us know and we will try to advise you. The sound on some links doesn’t seem to work when it opens in Internet Explorer so another web browser (Chrome) would be better.
  • Chill-Out Zone: Please remember to chat with your friends here. We are loving all of the creative and funny things you are doing in this zone. Please remember not to post personal photos or videos in this area. GIFs and emojis only.

 

The spelling sound this week is “ir”

Your words are

  • dirty
  • whirl
  • first
  • stir

Your common words this week are

  • where
  • were
  • wear

Finally, keep trying your best and we will continue to be happy teachers.

Week Beginning 11th May 2020

Hi P2,

We hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend.  We want to say to all of you and your parents, you are doing a wonderful job and we are so proud of you and your attitude to this new learning. Here are a few wee reminders to help settle your minds as we come back from the holiday.

  • Just do whatever you can. We have set some of the work we would usually be doing on those days in school but please don’t feel you need to do it all. We understand that everyone has different circumstances and daily routines. We would be happy if you checked-in with us everyday.
  • We sometimes set different levels of tasks .e.g. mild, warm and hot. We always say to complete one of these, however if you want to keep yourself busy feel free to do more than one.
  • We will continue to have Team Meetings throughout the week.  If you can join us, that would be great. These meetings give everyone a short time to share their news/feelings and hear each other’s voices. I know we really enjoy them and hope you do too.
  • Uploading work: If you are having any problems uploading any work, remember you can always email them to us. Or just let us know on Teams that you have completed the work and we trust that you have!
  • Feedback for your work: We look at your work once it has been submitted/uploaded and give you feedback. Please read the feedback to check for your strengths and next steps.
  • Technical Difficulties: Sometimes documents, powerpoints and weblinks do not work when you try them on your device. Please let us know and we will try to advise you. The sound on some links doesn’t seem to work when it opens in Internet Explorer so another web browser (Chrome) would be better.
  • Chill-Out Zone: Please remember to chat with your friends here. We are loving all of the creative and funny things you are doing in this zone. Please remember not to post personal photos or videos in this area. GIFs and emojis only.

 

The spelling sound this week is “nk”

Your words are

  • blink
  • think
  • thank
  • drink

Your common words this week are

  • than
  • that
  • with

Finally, keep trying your best and we will continue to be happy teachers.

Report feedback

Hello all,

I hope you had a love Easter break and were able to make the most of the wonderful weather. At the end of the term, we sent you your child’s report via email. If you did not receive your child’s report could you please let me know.

If you have received your child’s report, could you please fill in the feedback form. This would be most helpful and greatly appreciated. The link is below.

Pupil Reports and Feedback Form

Thanks

 

Microsoft Teams

Dear Primary 2,

 

Well done for a fantastic first day of home learning. We are all extremely proud of how well you have all been coping with this new change. Teams is a fantastic resource, however, because it is so good, most schools in Scotland are using it. When there is a high volume of people working on Teams it can slow the system down. Documents might not load properly, worksheets or powerpoints. It may even be difficult for you to upload your work for your teachers to see. When this happens, please do not worry. Just take a wee break and come back to it. Or start a new task.

A few wee helpful tips and reminders to make this process easier

  • You can click onto your notebook for each area (Literacy, Numeracy and Maths, IDL, Homework, Health and Well-being) and carry out work there, rather than trying to upload your work.
  • When you have completed work, could you please post on your class’ teams page to let your teacher know where to find your work to mark.
  • On the assignment page you can also click that you have seen the task or completed it. This is another way to notify teachers, once again though, please let us know where you have either uploaded your work or completed your work.
  • We have made the deadlines for each task for the Friday of the same week. This was just to ease the pressure from trying to complete all the tasks and upload them all in the one day. When you complete a task, and if you can upload evidence of work, please do. You do not need to wait until Friday.

A little extra note, there is a maths grid which has been uploaded to our teams’ page. This is your maths homework. You only need to complete one of these throughout the week. There will be numeracy and maths tasks/assignments posted every day. These should be completed every day. Literacy homework will be put into Monday’s literacy task.

As always we appreciate your cooperation,

Primary Two Teaching Team.

Calderglen Country Park Trip

Hi all,

We have received the official numbers for the buses. We would love for some parents to join us on the trip. We are looking for 2  parent helpers for each class.

If you are interested in coming along to help would you please contact your child’s class teacher. We will pick names out of a hat and let you know in due course.

Thanks again for your continued support.

Primary Two teaching team.