Primary 1/ 2 Blog

P2 Termly Overview and General Updates

A big warm welcome back to our blog in Primary 2!

We start by sharing the overview for this term in PDF format just below:

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Aylward if you have any questions. If it is easier, the admin email account will forward any emails marked for my attention or otherwise let me know if you have phoned in to contact me.


Homework will officially resume next week, spelling and maths homework will go out on Mondays to return on Thursdays and reading books will go out on Fridays to be returned on Mondays. You should expect a thick polythene bag with your child’s orange homework jotter in a poly-pocket on Mondays, this jotter will be swapped out for their reading book and Reading Record on a Thursday.

In conjunction with this, please do let me know if you have any issues logging in to Education City or Active Learn from next week. Paper copies of some guides for logging in to Education City and Active Learn will go home this Monday the 27th of September.

P.E. and clothing

P.E. will be in the afternoon on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit with them on these days. This can stay in school and go home for washing as required.

Please ensure all your child’s clothing can be identified and has their name somewhere on their personal items. It would help to ensure that your child has suitable clothing on which will make changing in and out of P.E. kit easier – such as wearing socks over tights or a polo shirt over a shirt on these days.

In general, your child should come to school in weather-appropriate gear and clothing for where we will take advantage of outdoor learning opportunities in addition to outdoor P.E. and playtimes.

Snacks and water bottles

Please ensure your child has a healthy snack for breaktimes. A water bottle for daily use, with their name on, should also be sent in where possible and we encourage the children to drink *water* in school unless special circumstances apply.

Star of the Week

Star of the Week will start back for Primary 2 next week.
Our Star of the Week will be announced on a Friday with Rainbow going home for the weekend to come back on Monday, ready to share some of the fun they had together!

P2 Blog posts

A homework post will go out on Monday for a general homework that week. Please do check your child’s bag for their homework on Mondays.

P2 will have a weekly review posted on Fridays from now on, in the meantime please enjoy a snapshot of some of our experiences so far!

We looked at old and modern toys as we began to explore our understanding of the past in advance of our work on Castles. We had a go at making a cup and ball!
We have been revising our number and letter formation as well as reviewing our sounds in our literacy. We have been playing games, working with partners and writing in both numeracy and literacy. We have been practising our counting on and back and starting to look at ways we can make and show our numbers as we revise and explore our number skills. You can also see us working on our balances as we start gymnastics in P.E.

We have been working to use (most!) of our senses to explore our environment and the season of Autumn. We used our senses of sight, touch, smell and hearing while outside in the playground, below are some of the photos we took while exploring. We will continue to explore the changing season as we head towards winter and shorter days.

We have been looking at kindness and respect as part of our Health and Wellbeing work to date and the children enjoyed seeing this video about kindness which we had seen before in P1. They were keen to have this on the blog to share with you!

We will have a homework post on the blog on Monday as we start homework up next week and also work to share our learning in our Profile Jotters. We look forward to sharing some of our work on this blog next week so please do check in regularly! Have a fantastic weekend!