Category Archives: Primary 1/2 and 2

Coronavirus – national school closure

Coronavirus – national school closure

The Scottish Government has announced schools across Scotland will close after Friday.

 

We are working with them to ensure continued support for children and families affected. We will provide more info as soon as we can.

 

Please follow the council on Twitter @RenCouncil or visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest updates. Visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for health advice.

Primary 2 Homework Week beginning 2.3.20

Homework Tasks this week-

Reading– core reader (reading book);

Spelling– spelling pattern ew- the common words this week are very and fast

Please encourage your child to:

Say the word   e.g. new

Break it into the sounds e.g. n-ew (2 sounds)

Blend it- n….ew… (stretching out each sound)

Write it (whilst covering the word)

Check it (against the written format)

If possible, tackle one column of spelling on two different nights. Children would benefit from writing a sentence ( or two) each week this term using one or more spelling words- starting with a Capital letter, remember finger spaces and to finish with a full stop/other end punctuation.

There will be a spelling dictation on Friday this week.

Maths- There is no written maths homework this week to allow time to enjoy sharing books and stories. However we have been practising doubles to 20 (and above for some) and near doubles (eg.  7+8= double 7 plus 1) if anyone is keen for mental maths practice.

Please bring homework folders/reading books daily, as children will need these at various times during the week.

Please check your homework folder tomorrow for an invitation to a PEF reading workshop. Each child and their parent/carer has an invitation to one of four reading workshops.  There are four separate workshops to keep numbers in each session low.  Following on from the workshops there will be an opportunity for children to attend a ‘reading café’ with a parent or carer.  A reading café is an informal opportunity for children to read and share books with a parent or carer with a drink and snack available for children.  The reading café will run on four afterschool sessions (dates supplied in tomorrow’s letter).

Thanks for your support with homework. Ms Crawford

Primary 2 Homework Week beginning 17.2.20

Homework Tasks this week-

Reading– core reader (reading book);

Spelling– spelling pattern oi- the common words this week are could, would, should.

Please encourage your child to:

Say the word   e.g. boil

Break it into the sounds e.g. b- oi-l (3 sounds)

Blend it- b…oi….l…(stretching out each sound)

Write it (whilst covering the word)

Check it (against the written format)

If possible, tackle one column of spelling on two different nights. Please write one or more sentences using one or more spelling words, making sure each sentence starts with a Capital letter, has finger spaces between words and has a full stop/other end punctuation at the end of each sentence.

There will be a spelling dictation on Friday this week.

 

Maths- Missing number sums (or missing addend sums).

Find the missing number. Remember the missing number will be smaller than the answer.  If the number if larger children should become aware that they have gone wrong.

Knock the number (gently) in to your head and count on using your fingers until you reach the answer. The missing number should correspond to the number of fingers you are holding up.

e.g. 4  +   __  =  8

Knock your head gently saying 4, then count on your fingers 5,6,7,8. You should be holding up four fingers.  The missing number in the sum is 4.

If this is tricky– use objects (like buttons) to find the answer. Lay out 4 buttons- put out more so you have 8 in total.  How many extra buttons did you need to lay out?

Extra Challenge

Choose a missing number sum/s from the first side. Can you show this on an empty number line?

Please bring homework folders/reading books daily, as children will need these at various times during the week.

Thanks for your support with homework. Ms Crawford

Primary 2 Homework Week beginning 27.1.20

Homework Tasks this week-

Reading– core reader (reading book);

Spelling– spelling pattern ue- the common words this week are should, could, have, come

Please encourage your child to:

Say the word   e.g. blue

Break it into the sounds e.g. b- l-ue (3 sounds)

Blend it- b…l….ue…(stretching out each sound)

Write it (whilst covering the word)

Check it (against the written format)

If possible, tackle one column of spelling on two different nights. Children would benefit from writing a simple sentence this term- starting with a Capital letter, remember finger spaces and to finish with a full stop/other end punctuation.

There will be a spelling dictation on Friday this week.

Talking Homework-We have enjoyed singing some Scottish songs and rhymes. Can you learn this poem?  There will be an opportunity to perform this to the class on Friday.

Maths- Children have been learning to count on using numbers to 20 and beyond.   Encourage your child to say the number and count on the number of stars- pointing at the stars as they do so.  Some children will be able to do this by saying the number and counting on using their fingers to keep track of the jumps.

Challenge-Can your child show you the sum using an empty number line. We will be practising this in class every day this week.

 

Please bring homework folders/reading books daily, as children will need these at various times during the week.

Thanks for your support with homework. Ms Crawford

Primary 2-Homework w/b 20.1.20

Growth Mindset Questionnaire

Thanks to all parents/carers who have already completed a post intervention questionnaire. As it went in school bags just before Christmas (busy time) I have reissued to those parents who completed a questionnaire prior to the start of the project. Thanks again for the time taken to complete this.

Homework Tasks this week-

Reading– core reader (reading book);

Spelling– spelling pattern ow- the common words this week are ask and food

Please encourage your child to:

Say the word   e.g. snow

Break it into the sounds e.g. s- n-ow(3 sounds)

Blend it- s…n….ow…(stretching out each sound)

Write it (whilst covering the word)

Check it (against the written format)

If possible, tackle one column of spelling on two different nights. Children would benefit from writing a simple sentence this term- starting with a Capital letter, remember finger spaces and to finish with a full stop/other end punctuation.

There will be a spelling dictation on Friday this week.

Talking Homework-We will mark Burns night (25th January) by celebrating scots language and music through story, songs, rhymes and dance this week.  Children should ask someone at home about their favourite Scottish word and find out what it means.  Be ready to share this with the class on Friday.

Maths- Children have been learning to read numbers to twenty. Colour or  join to match. On the reverse take the opportunity to practise writing number words from ten to twenty.

Please bring homework folders/reading books daily, as children will need these at various times during the week.

Thanks for your support with homework. Ms Crawford

Homework w/b 13.1.20

Homework Tasks this week

Reading– core reader (reading book);

Spelling– spelling pattern ea– the common words this week all have the sound ea in them which should help.

Please encourage your child to:

Say the word   e.g. leaf

Break it into the sounds e.g. l-ea-f(3 sounds)

Blend it- l..ea…f(stretching out each sound)

Write it (whilst covering the word)

Check it (against the written format)

If possible, tackle one column of spelling on two different nights. An active spelling grid is in the front cover of the literacy homework jotter. You should pick one to try on a third night. Children would benefit from writing a simple sentence this term- starting with a Capital letter, remember finger spaces and to finish with a full stop/other end punctuation.

There will be a spelling dictation on Friday this week.

Maths- Children have been working on partitioning numbers to 20 (and beyond) into 10 and extras. This activity will help develop your child’s understanding of numbers including place value.

Looking for an extra challenge?  Ask your child

How many would I have altogether if I had 3 lots of 10 and 4 (or 4 ones) (34)

Try with other numbers to 50 and beyond (up to 99)

 

Please bring homework folders/reading books daily, as children will need these at various times during the week.

Thanks for your support with homework.

 

Ms Crawford

Primary 2 Homework Week beginning 6.1.20

Happy New Year!

Thank you all for your kind Christmas gifts, cards and messages- they were all a lovely surprise and most appreciated.

I hope you all had a pleasant Christmas break. It was good to see the children today and they were excited to tell me all their news.

Please remember to return PE kits, which were sent home for washing/checking before the holidays. I am looking forward to starting our Scottish dancing!

 

Homework Tasks this week

Reading– core reader (reading book);

Spelling– spelling pattern ay– the common words this week all have the sound ay in them which should help.

Please encourage your child to:

Say the word   e.g. hay

Break it into the sounds e.g. h-ay(2 sounds)

Blend it- h..ay…(stretching out each sound)

Write it (whilst covering the word)

Check it (against the written format)

If possible, tackle one column of spelling on two different nights. An active spelling grid is in the front cover of the literacy homework jotter. You should pick one to try on a third night. Children would benefit from writing a simple sentence this term- starting with a Capital letter, remember finger spaces and to finish with a full stop/other end punctuation.

There will be a spelling dictation on Friday this week.

Maths- Children have been working on partitioning numbers to 20 (and beyond) into 10 and extras. This activity will help develop your child’s understanding of numbers including place value.

Please bring homework folders/reading books daily, as children will need these at various times during the week.

Thanks for your support with homework.

 

Ms Crawford

Primary 2 Week beginning 9.12.19

Homework

There is no more homework before Christmas although reading and spelling will continue to be taught in class.

 

Growth Mindset

You will find a parental questionnaire on Growth Mindset for parents to complete as the lesson sequence with associated home link/homework ends. I had a good response rate to the first questionnaire and it would be great to get all those who completed a questionnaire at the outset to complete a questionnaire now. I have included extras in case any other parent/carer who has been involved in the homework wishes to respond!  Thanks for your support in this- it is an important part of the Growth Mindset project.

Growth Mindset will continue within classroom routines and practices and the project continues with the children throughout their time in Primary 2.

 

Nativity

The children have been working hard and are excited to perform their show to parents/carers this Friday.

Thanks to all those who have brought in clothes for the show in a named bag. We have our dress rehearsal to the school tomorrow- so anyone still to bring in clothes should do so tomorrow.  This could be a Christmas t-shirt or jumper but could be any colourful top.  Please don’t supply Christmas headwear for the show as it can prevent the audience seeing children in the row behind.

 

Primary 2 Homework w/b 2.12.19

Nativity

The children have been working hard on their lines for the Nativity. Some children have learned them off by heart already, which is wonderful.  Please help your child learn their line.  If your child has been absent, you will find their line on a small slip of paper in their homework folder.

Children should wear a Christmas t-shirt or jumper if possible with dark jeans/leggings/joggers. Please don’t supply Christmas headwear for the show as it can prevent the audience seeing children in the row behind.

Please bring clothes into school in a named bag by Monday 9th December at the latest to ensure we have all clothes available for dress rehearsals that week.

Christmas shows are on Friday 13th November at 10.30am and 1.45pm and those returning the ticket request form will receive tickets soon.

 

Growth Mindset

Today we talked about the need to persevere in learning and the importance of developing personal resilience when things get tough.

We continue to encourage a Growth Mindset throughout our learning through the language we use in class and through display and class routines. As we approach the end of phase 1 of our Growth Mindset Project, I will send home a new questionnaire for parents to complete.

Thank you in advance for completing this. It is part of the project to increase parental involvement in their child’s learning.  This is because we believe parental involvement is important in maximising the impact of classroom practice.  It is part of the project to provide an evidence base to the impact of communicating with and involving parents so thank you for the time taken to discuss Growth Mindset with your child and for completing the questionnaires provided.

Homework tasks this week

Growth Mindset

This is a talking task and there is no need to record or hand anything in.

Mapping

We have been learning to read plans and make plans of our class and playground.

We will continue our learning by reading simple maps. Please help your child create a simple map of the journey they make from home to school.

Think about roads and turns. You may mark on features such as roundabouts, crossings, traffic signals, bridges and other significant features that help your child know where they are in their journey. There will be an opportunity for children to share their work in class from Friday 6th December.

There are no additional reading, spelling or maths homework tasks this week although all these areas of learning continue in class.

Thanks for your support with homework.

Please look out for letters in homework folders this week.

Ms Crawford