Category Archives: Primary 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