P2 News

Welcome back everyone, we hope you had a lovely break and feel ready to start the new term.

We have just started our new topic and will be learning all about Scotland’s natural larder. We will also be looking at Scottish traditions and learning some poems and a song for our showcase. The children all have a copy of the poems and song and we would appreciate if you could help them practise these at home.

In reading the children are all working hard and many have started a new stage. It is really important to keep practising key words and to revise previous stage words. Next week we will begin the Midlothian Reading Challenge and the children will all get a card home to record books that they have read. If the children complete the challenge they will be awarded with a certificate. We will also be using Glow wiki to record the children’s comments about books they’ve read. Spelling has also started again and your child will be coming home with their new spelling words. Each week a different spelling pattern or rule is looked at and it is important for the children to practise these to help with their independent writing.

For numeracy we are learning about halves and quarters and the children are enjoying splitting shapes into ½ and ¼ as well as sharing objects into groups. For maths we are learning about time. We have learned the seasons, days of the week and months of the year. We are also learning to tell ‘o’ clock and half past times on analogue and digital clocks. Any extra practise the children can do at home would be much appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you at the school showcase event.