Primary 2 News

Please check this news page regularly for reminders, updates, news and photos about our learning journey. 

Try using these prompts with your child to find out more about the learning below: 'Tell me...',  'Show me...', 'Talk to me about...'.  

Week Beginning 11th June 2018

posted 7 Jun 2018, 22:32 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 7 Jun 2018, 22:32 ]

Notices: 

-School Closed: Monday & Tuesday

-Wednesday - Opening Assembly to meet the visiting author (Stephen Davies)

-Friday - Book Day - Come to school dressed as your favourite book character!


Literacy - Book Week

This week author Stephen Davies will be visiting our school. All literacy lessons will be based around workshops he will be leading.


-Forming letters correctly, using consistent size of upper and lower case letters
-Tricky Words - focus on phase 2 -5 (all tricky words covered this year)
-New spelling pattern 'ee, ea, ie & e-e'


Maths -  Reflection Week

This week we will be:

we will be revising concepts previously covered


Carrying out independent assessment tasks



IPC - Water World

Geography

We will be:

-Finding out about bodies of water in both our host and home countries

Week Beginning 28th May 2018

posted 24 May 2018, 22:44 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 24 May 2018, 22:44 ]

Notices: 

-International Children's Day - Friday



Literacy - Fiction - Fairy Stories

This week we will listen to a range of stories - The Three Billy Goats Gruff

-We will be using the 'who' 'what' 'when' 'where' prompts to write our own stories
-We will be acting out scenes from stories
-We will be writing our own versions of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'
-Forming letters correctly, using consistent size of upper and lower case letters
-Tricky Words - focus on phase 2 -5 (all tricky words covered this year)
-No new spelling patterns 'll' 'ff' 'ss' 'zz'


Maths -  Time and Multiplication

This week we will be:

-Use vocabulary related to time.

-Read the time to the hour (o’clock) and half past the hour

-Using mental multiplication to work mutliply in 2s, 5s and 10s





IPC - Water World

Music

We will be:

-Exploring a range of instruments
-Making different sounds with instruements
-Ordering sounds to create a musical sequence
-Recording notes using dots
-Composing and performing a sequence in a group

Week Beginning 21st May 2018

posted 17 May 2018, 22:03 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 17 May 2018, 22:04 ]


Notices: 

-Open Learning Session - Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am

-Friday - Assembly 8:40am (children should be at school at 8:15am prompt)


Literacy - Fiction - Fairy Stories

This week we will listen to a range of stories - Cindrella, Snow White

-We will be using the 'who' 'what' 'when' 'where' prompts to write our own stories
-We will be acting out scenes from stories
-We will be designing a 'Missing Poster'
-Forming letters correctly, using consistent size of upper and lower case letters
-Tricky Words - focus on phase 2 -5 (all tricky words covered this year)
-No new spelling pattern adding 'er' and 'est'


Maths - Shape and Time

This week we will be:

-Visualise and name common 3D shapes, describe their features, use them to make patterns and models.

-Use vocabulary related to time.

-Read the time to the hour (o’clock) and half past the hour




IPC - Water World

New Unit

-Entry Point: 3 fun activities involving water to get the children excited about the learning to come. 

-Knowledge Harvest: An activity to explore what the children already know about water, it's uses and importance.


Week Beginning 14th May 2018

posted 10 May 2018, 22:58 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 10 May 2018, 22:58 ]


Notices: 

-please send in a plain white t-shirt that will be decorated with fabric pens for 'International Day'
(make sure your child's name is written inside) - deadline Friday 18th May

-if you have any black sunglasses that we could borrow for our class assembly please send them in


Literacy - Fiction - Fairy Stories

This week we will listen to a range of stories

-We will be using the 'who' 'what' 'when' 'where' prompts to write our own stories
-We will be acting out scenes from stories
-Forming letters correctly, using consistent size of upper and lower case letters
-Tricky Words - focus on phase 2 -5 (all tricky words covered this year)
-No new spelling pattern 'air' as in 'hair'


Maths - Addition and Subtraction

This week we will be:

-Using pairs to add to 10 and use pairs to ten to bridge ten when adding and then subtracting with visual support
-Sorting calculations according to whether they will bridge ten or not

-Mentally adding and subtracting using partitioning and counting back



IPC - The Magic Toymaker

This week is reflection week

Week Beginning 7th May 2018

posted 3 May 2018, 17:40 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 3 May 2018, 17:41 ]

This week there is no school on Wednesday!

Notices: 

-please send in a plain white t-shirt that will be decorated with fabric pens for 'International Day'
(make sure your child's name is written inside)

-now that the weather is improving PE lessons will sometimes be outside. Please ensure that your child has both indoor and outdoor sports shoes on Thursdays

-Our class assembly is on 25th May, please let me know ASAP if your child will not be present on that day

Literacy - Fiction - Fairytale Stories

This week we will listen to a range of well known stories-We will be:

-using story maps to re-tell stories
-writing setting and character descriptions
-forming letters correctly, using consistent size of upper and lower case letters
-learning the Tricky Words of the Week - 'their, 'could'
-focussing on the spelling pattern 'air'


Maths - Number and Fractions

This week we will be:

-Saying a number that goes between 2 given numbers e.g. 4 ____ 8, 10 ____ 20
-Finding halves and quarters of shapes and numbers

IPC - The Magic Toymaker

This week we will focus on  Technology

Technology

-We will be designing a second puppet (drawing and labelling)

-Choosing the materials and resources we need and making our design

-Reflecting on our designing, saying what worked well and what could be improved






Writer of the Week!!!

posted 3 May 2018, 17:12 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 3 May 2018, 17:12 ]


Week Beginning 3rd May 2018

posted 2 May 2018, 14:41 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 2 May 2018, 14:42 ]

This week is a 2 day week 

Notices: 

-please send in a plain white t-shirt that will be decorated with fabric pens for 'International Day'
(make sure your child's name is written inside)



Literacy - Fiction - Information Texts

This week we will listen to a range of books about Tigers.

-We will be learning the meaning of terms 'fiction' and 'non-fiction'
-We will be sorting books into fiction and non-fiction
-We will be finding out about the main features of an information text
-Forming letters correctly, using consistent size of upper and lower case letters
-Tricky Words of the Week - 'people', 'asked'
-No new spelling pattern as it's a 2 day week


Maths - Number and Fractions

This week we will be:

-Saying a number that goes between 2 given numbers e.g. 4 ____ 8, 10 ____ 20
-Finding halves and quarters of shapes and numbers

IPC - The Magic Toymaker

This week we will focus on  Technology

Technology
-We will be completing our designs for our puppets (drawing and labelling)
-Choosing the materials and resources we need and making our design
-Reflecting on our designing, saying what worked well and what could be improved


Week Beginning 23rd April 2018

posted 23 Apr 2018, 19:52 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 23 Apr 2018, 19:53 ]

This week is a special 6 day week and we will spend our Saturday sessions on an art project related to the U.N. Sustainable Goals. Our focus will be on Goal 14:

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Notices: 

-Children no longer need to wear snow pants to school



Literacy - Fiction - Information Texts

This week we will listen to a range of books about Tigers.

-We will be learning the meaning of terms 'fiction' and 'non-fiction'
-We will be sorting books into fiction and non-fiction
-We will be finding out about the main features of an information text
-Forming letters correctly, using consistent size of upper and lower case letters
-Tricky Words of the Week - 'people', 'asked'
-Spelling pattern 'ear' as in clear


Maths - Number and Fractions

This week we will be:

-Counting up to 100 objects reliably by grouping them in 5s and 10s
-Ordering numbers up to 100 on a track
-Saying a number that goes between 2 given numbers e.g. 4 ____ 8, 10 ____ 20
-Finding halves and quarters of shapes and numbers

IPC - The Magic Toymaker

This week we will focus on History and Technology

History
-We will be finding out information about toys from the past from 3 sources; books, videos, timelines






Technology
-We will be researching different designs for puppets
-We will be planning and designing our own puppet to make next week

Have a great week!

Writer of the Week!

posted 23 Apr 2018, 19:31 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 23 Apr 2018, 19:31 ]


Week Beginning 26th March 2018

posted 26 Mar 2018, 14:35 by Primary 2 Teacher   [ updated 26 Mar 2018, 14:36 ]



A BIG thank you to Lili and Jessica for doing the children's make up for the school show, they looked fabulous!

Notices:

-Swimming will resume the first week back after the holidays

-No new spelling will be given out this week

-No new library books this week

-Reading books will be collected in on Thursday and resume after the holidays

Literacy - Poetry - Humorous Poems

This week we will listen to a variety of traditional tales.

-Writing sentences about our weekend news
-Learning a poem by heart
-Writing our own verse of a poem using rhyming couplets
-Forming letters correctly, using consistent size of upper and lower case letters
-Tricky Words - Revision of those covered so far
-Spelling pattern - Revision of those covered so far


Maths - Number

-Reading and writing numbers in numerals and words
-Subtracting a 1-digit number from a number up to 20
-Finding 1 more/less than any number up to 100


IPC - The Stories People Tell - Reflection Week

This is an opportunity for the children to share the knowledge that they have retained from the unit as well as demonstrate the new skills they have learnt. 


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