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This Week in Primary 2 – Maths Week

We continued with our shape work in Maths Week, working to spot as many 3D objects as we could outside in the playground and inside our classroom. We realised that we were finding more cuboids and cylinders than other 3D objects we were on the look out for.

As part of our Maths work, we have started to focus on the properties of 2D shapes and we will move on to look at some of the properties of 3D objects as we become more confident in identifying and naming these. We continue to work on writing the names of our 2D shapes.

We enjoyed playing shape games on Topmarks as some of our maths activities this week, working to identify how to sort these 2D shapes by the given properties:
You might also enjoy trying out these shape puzzles!

In Literacy we were working on our ‘igh‘ and ‘-y‘ sounds as found in words like high, night, sky or fly. We also had a go at some games to practise reading and matching igh and y words with their pictures on Galactic Phonics. We have also started to review our tricky and common words and how we use so many of these in our sentences. We also had a good think about the story of ‘Aaaarrgghh Spider!‘ and shared what we thought could happen next (and why we thought this) as well as share our thoughts about the book as a whole!

We continued having a look at maps and directions this week as part of our ‘Our Community‘ topic and we were working to give each other directions involving words like ‘left‘, ‘right‘, ‘straight‘ or ‘forward.’ We are continuing to think about left and right when giving directions to others to get them to different places. We shared this directions work and our shape work from this week with the school at Assembly!

In our Art this week, we experimented with printing with a range of 3D objects after working on a ‘wash‘ technique which we will continue to work with. In P.E. we worked on ‘attacking’ and ‘defending’ through some games this week. With Mr Reid we continued to practise our tennis skills.

Lastly, homework packs will go out next week so please do look to the blog on Monday with regards to new procedures and changes in how we pass over homework that we will need to ask you to follow.

In the meantime, thank you all for your hard work. Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Aylward

Information for Families

Scottish Child Payment is a new benefit being introduced by the Scottish Government to tackle child poverty. It is for low income families already in receipt of qualifying benefits. To start with, Scottish Child Payment will be available to families with children under six years of age only. We remain committed to rolling out this benefit to families with children under 16 years of age by the end of 2022.

Scottish Child Payment will open for applications in November 2020, with first payments being made from the end of February 2021. Low-income families with a child under six will be able to apply for £10 per child, per week – equivalent to £520 per year. There are no limits on the number of eligible children supported by Scottish Child Payment.

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Primary 2 Homework 28th September

Maths Week remains P2’s homework focus this week. The ‘Shape’ Homework on Education City, under the Homework tab, is still available this week. Please attempt to complete at least any 2 of these by this Thursday if your haven’t already. A new Homework will be assigned next week.

You will find an additional piece of work going home this week, relating to Maths Week, which your child should be happy to talk to you about!
You will either have a ‘Roll, Add and Colour!’ game about 2D shapes. Using a dice, roll it twice, add the two numbers you get together and colour in the matching number on the sheet. The player who colours the most shapes in wins. We have been working with shape this week and naming the 2D shapes we know, can you name all the shapes on the sheet? Can you think of any other shapes? You may alternatively have a map of Edinburgh with places marked on it. Can you give directions to different places using directional language like ‘left’, ‘right’, ‘straight’ or ‘forwards’? Can you describe your route to each other or find different routes between places on the map?

Some extra keen children may bring you both the shape game and the map!
This work does not need to physically come back into class but your child should be able to talk about what you have done by Thursday this week.

Lastly, please re-read ‘Class Two at the Zoo‘ and ‘Who’s Our New Teacher‘ (on Active Learn) and think about which of the three assigned books is your favourite!

New homework ‘folders’ will go home next week. Please take care of these as if they are lost there is a replacement cost. They will have your child’s login information attached (which you should already have a copy of) and will contain any relevant homework for the week within. Further information will come next week as we ease back into this new system.

This Week in Primary 2 Review and P2’s Termly Descriptor

We had a short week this week and have started thinking about Maths week work! We are looking over shapes and we reviewed what we remembered of our 2D shapes and their names. We made pictures using 2D shapes by drawing around them and later by using these shapes to print in art. We have been hunting for shapes outside and inside and seeing what 2D shapes we can see in 3D objects as we are looking around.

As we prepare for Maths Week we were looking at some of the maths words we were using this week, including the names of shapes and words for directions. We listened to and followed directions from each other and from Mrs Aylward.

We also read ‘Aaaarrgghh Spider!‘ together, looking at the pictures and talking about the story. We then went on to have some people pretend to be one of the family in the book and answer questions from others in the class.

We had a go of drawing a map of a playground and compared our maps of our school’s playground to what was really there. We had a look at a simple map of Edinburgh and places to go on it and tried out giving a partner directions to different locations on the map.

Primary 2 wanted to share this Koo Koo Kanga Roo video!

Lastly, please find linked below the Termly Descriptor for Primary 2 in PDF and Word formats.

This is the plan for learning from September to December in Primary 2.
If you have any questions, as ever, please don’t hesitate to send an email to the admin account for the attention of Mrs Aylward.

Have a lovely weekend all!

Mrs Aylward.

New rules

The Scottish Government have issued new rules to keep us safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. New rules can be confusing for us all.

Here is a visual representation of some of the new rules. They will help us all to understand them a bit better.

We will continue to check and follow local government advice.

Remember to clean your hands often and stay physically distanced from people who are not in your household.