Good morning Primary 2!
Welcome back to a new year at Bishopton Primary. We hope you have had a lovely summer. Mrs Kane, Mrs Brown, Miss Frew and Miss Grant are all very excited for the year ahead. 😊
- Last year we had some extra routines, such as soft-start, handwashing, and no personal belongings from home. These will continue this year.
Primary 2 will be using the middle playground to release children at the end of the day.
This year the dining hall will be fully operational. This means Primary 2 will be able to enjoy their lunch in the dining hall with their peers. We are thrilled that Primary 2 will have the opportunity to socialise during lunch again, however, a quick reminder, we are a nut-free school, so please be careful when choosing snacks for interval and lunchtime for your child.
For term 1, P.E. will be outside. The children are not required to change into a P.E kit for now. We encourage children to come in their relaxed uniforms on P.E days. The following timetable has your child’s P.E. days.
|P2F Miss Frew
||Monday and Thursday
|P2B Mrs Brown
|Tuesday and Thursday
|P2K Mrs Kane
||Tuesday and Thursday
We will be issuing a homework letter soon. This will outline the details and expectations for homework in Primary 2. For now, we have created a table for each Primary 2 class, to give you an idea of when homework will be issued and when it should be returned.
P2K and P2B
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.
P2 Teaching team.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sun!
The children have been sent home with a letter regarding a virtual open afternoon. These will take place on the last week of school. This will be accessed through google meet and the link, date and time and access code is on the letter. Please do not share this link with other classes as it is only for our class. You can of course share with another parent/guardian within your own family.
They have also been sent home with a letter regarding lunches on the last day of school.
The children will be delighted to know that there is no homework this week. If there are any school reading books in your house, please could these be returned by Friday? Could children also bring a spare bag to take home any of their work/belongings?
Thank you for all of your support this year. As always, any questions, please get in touch.
Good Morning everyone,
Have a look at the list of websites that have free books to read or listen to.
Oxford Owls – Please ask your parents to sign-up for free then choose a book at your level:
Schloastic Magazines, Fiction and Non-Fiction books. Choose either Grades 1-2 or 3-4 or have a nosey around!
Renfrewshire Libraries – If you have a membership with the library, you can go online and ‘borrow’ e-books and audio books
First News Weekly – First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7 to 14-year-olds. We report the news in an age-appropriate and non-scary way that gets children engaged.
Lots of Kindle books are free if you have Amazon Prime.
Primary 2 Timetable for Remote Learning January 2021
Happy New Year everyone.
We hope you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed time with your loved ones over the festive period. We are so sorry that we won’t be seeing your smiling faces as soon as we thought but we will be getting right back into the P2 learning programme on Monday.
Here is a little rundown of how we would like our home learning to go:
- There will be two main posts every day:
- Every day you should say ‘hello/good morning’ in the Check-in post before starting any work. This will let us keep a register. We will also have Daily Tasks in this post which will explain the tasks for that day.
- We will have a Pupil of the Day post where you can leave a compliment for your friend.
- We will have a Team meeting for each individual class every Monday and Friday at 2.30pm. If you can please join the meeting to say hello and give us your news. It will be so nice to hear everyone’s voices and hear what you have been up to. If you can’t join us, not to worry.
- Direct Teaching Opportunities – There will be opportunities throughout the week to access direct teaching from your child’s teacher. This will take the form of a recorded voiceover, video or narrated PowerPoint. These will be available to access at any time within the assignments or Teams posts and will help to provide an explanation to your child of what they are learning. The live check-in sessions can be used for news but also for any questions or follow-ups to the direct teaching inputs.
- Assignments – Please upload your work to the assignments so we can give you feedback directly. If you have any corrections or you would like to make improvements to your work, you can always make changes then upload again. We will set the closing date for assignments for one month and you can still hand them in after this date.
- Non-assignment work– Some tasks will not need to be uploaded as an assignment. You can just add to them by replying with a comment to the Daily Task post or uploading a photo using the paperclip icon when you reply to the post.
- Please keep the General Channel tidy and only reply to the posts. Please only chat with your friends and use emojis and GIFs in the Chill-Out Zone.
- We know that every home has different arrangements about when and how you do work, so please do not worry if you can’t get everything or anything done. You can only do what you can and please email us if you have any questions or worries.
- Technical Issues– Sometimes word documents, PowerPoints or other applications do not open on your device which is why we will upload them as two different versions. The Powerpoints might have voice recordings on them so make sure you go to ‘Slideshow’ at the top, then click on ‘From beginning’ to play the PowerPoint properly. You can get the computer to read PDFs to you. When you have opened the PDF, go to ‘View’ at the top then select ‘Read Out Loud’. Now select ‘Activate Read Out Loud’ and then either select ‘Read this page only’ or ‘Read to the end of the document’.
We are looking forward to working with you all on Teams and know you will all try your best which is all we are hoping for.
P2 Class Teachers
Our class Christmas Party is on Thursday this week. The children can come to school dressed in their party clothes.
Please find the homework for this week below.
In class, you will have learned the new spelling rule magic e with i.
For your spelling homework, we would like you to write the spelling rule and common words out three times. We would also like you to create a sentence of your own. Your sentence should include at least one or more of the spelling rule words. If you would like to add more challenge, why not try to grow your words or think of other words which follow the same spelling rule. There is an example below. This should be returned by Friday for your teacher to mark.
Here is a little video to help remind you of the spelling rule this week.
Split Vowel Magic “e” | i_e | Reader: From Nine to Five | Go Phonics 2C Unit 18 – YouTube
Please copy the words below three times.
Can you try to create a sentence which should include at least one spelling rule word. Here is an example.
It is time to give out the prize.
smile – smiles
prize – prizes
We love seeing your work, therefore, we encourage you to take a picture and add it to the assignment. You can also add photos to your class notebook or use it to type up your homework.
The maths homework grid should be attached to the assignment. The chilli challenge questions should also be attached. Please remember to only complete one activity a week. The activities chosen should be different each week. This is to give the children some variety.
Your child has been issued a new book to read at home.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s teacher
We have had such a great week this week celebrating maths week!
We have learned lots about tiling and used numbers in our PE lessons in games of tig and fitness stations. We completed a maths trail in the playground and made a symmetrical butterfly. We also created our own shape people. Yesterday, we met a mysterious maths wizard who needed our help solving some maths problems. We also combined maths and literacy by writing a poem about what magical maths items the wizard may carry in his pockets to help him with his maths magic. In the afternoon, a present appeared from him showing us all of his magical items – we were so excited! We have had such a good maths week. Photographs have been posted on the school Twitter.