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Primary 2 – Homework 16th May

General Homework for 16th May

Literacy – Complete the sounds words work in your child’s orange jotter.

Reading –  Reading books will go out on Thursday, with comprehension sheets, to be returned for Monday the 23rd of May.

Maths – Try one or two activities on Education City in the Adding and Taking Away Homework OR the worksheet that goes home today. Continue to look over your new Mental Agility Activity Sheet. Have a go at one or two activities on the sheet.
Do feel free to send in something you have done together on this.

Below is a picture of the Mental Agility Activity Sheet and an an electronic copy of this file:

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P2 Week in Review and Termly Descriptor

Please find attached below the file for Primary 2’s learning this term in our Termly Descriptor.

Welcome to our Health Week!

We had a lot of activities on this week, including a visit to the Crags Centre to try shinty, Yoga, some art activities and even a visitor sharing some information and skills about triathalons. Please bear with us as we will upload photos of some of what we have been up to this week later.

In our numeracy work this week, we continue to work on some addition and subtraction skills this week. Primary 2 enjoyed choosing their level of difficulty on this game.

In literacy, we have been looking at the ‘ow’ sound (as in ‘brown’) and we enjoyed figuring out the spelling in this anagram game as well as this spelling game on galactic phonics. We continue to work through our Read, Write, Inc. programme and have been working hard on our writing skills, including correcting errors in sentences and build up our own.

Primary 2 really enjoyed this telling of this story – enjoy:

A big well done and congratulations to our

George

for being a Responsible Citizen and applying himself diligently to all his work, trying to follow instructions and for his kindness and resilience!

Lastly, we will share photos from our Sports Day here below. Please give a little extra time for these to be uploaded and added to this page!

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Primary 2 – Homework 9th May

We are back to homework this week. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

General Homework for 9th May

Literacy – Complete the sounds words work in your child’s orange jotter.

Reading –  Reading books will go out on Thursday, with comprehension sheets, to be returned for Monday the 16th of May.

Maths – Try the worksheet that goes home today.
Look over your new Mental Agility Activity Sheet. Have a go at one or two activities on the sheet. Do feel free to send in something you have done together on this.
Here is a picture of the Mental Agility Activity Sheet and an an electronic copy of this file:

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Primary 2 – Week in Review 25th April – 6th May

Welcome to this week’s Week in Review where we will be looking back across this week’s short week and last week’s full week.

We got to visit Holyrood Palace and had a tour of some of the rooms last week. Everyone has some part they really enjoyed when we discussed this after we got back!

We have been working through the ‘ur‘ and ‘er‘ sounds patterns in our phonics work. This ‘ur‘ game selection and this ‘er‘ game were some of the ways we practised these patterns online. We also had a look at this game where we were deciding which sound fit the word out of ‘er,’ ‘ur‘ and ‘ir.

In Maths and Numeracy, we looked at some addition and subtraction work since we came back from our holiday as an intro into our new mental agility topic focus. We focused more on addition and looking at hundred squares again as we move onto some more subtraction in the coming weeks. The linked games may be helpful for practising.

We have been working on some paper-craft in our art last week, looking at using layers of paper shapes to create some animals. We used different tools to help us create the shapes which we cut out as well as thinking about where we would put our chosen shapes and what colours we needed for our chosen animals.

Last but not least, a big well done and congratulations to our

Eyad

for being a Confident Individual in applying himself to his learning, asking questions about what he is learning and contributing his ideas in discussions.

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Primary 2 – Week in Review

A busy week on the run up to our holiday at the end of this week. We enjoyed working with our buddies on Monday, either working outside or inside our class on iPads together.

Primary 2 were absolute stars in our visit to the Canongate Kirk on Tuesday! We did our best listening as we heard a little bit about Easter and were fantastic singers in singing the main verse from This Little Light of Mine and using some of the actions as remembered from Primary 1.

We continue to explore place value and some partitioning this week with our numbers. creating hundreds numbers with dice rolls, working to partition tens numbers and working up to using 10-sided dice to create even bigger numbers! We enjoyed exploring partitioning with this game while we also enjoyed some of the place value work in the place-value-basketball game on Topmarks. We also played some games on this in Education City.

In our Literacy, we have continued to explore our sounds and read and write through the Read, Write, Inc programme. We have been looking at the ‘aw‘ sound pattern this week and enjoyed some of these games for this sound. We have also been working on our storytelling this week with a tale from India about an elephant and a dog who became best friends. We have been working up to today on our retellings of the story, writing down our retelling and working to tell it to each other!

We have also been watching our bread experiment from Science Week as the test pieces changed! As you can see, even the untouched piece of bread is beginning to decompose! The piece of bread which had been touched by an unwashed had is definitely looking worse!

We come to the end of our Week in Review with some photos of the 3D Easter eggs we decorated and have taken home. We tried to use PVA glue to help seal in the colours of the Sharpies we used and to protect our designs. Some of us worked hard to stick on cellophane for our choice of decoration.

Lastly, we continue to explore some fairy tales and fables at story time and this is one of the stories we enjoyed this week:

Finally, have a happy holiday everyone and enjoy a well deserved break however you choose to spend it! We look forward to seeing you back in school on the 25th of April!