Term 4 is in full swing in Primary 2 with the holidays already a distant memory!
A new sound will continue to be sent home on a Monday and spellings tested on Fridays. We will use Active Spelling strategies such as bubble writing, playdoh spelling and magnetic boards to practise spelling and common words throughout the week but additional practice at home is still vital to help your child consolidate their learning. In writing, we will be looking at functional writing such as instructions and reports, as well as developing our creative writing skills during and after Literacy Week. In grammar, we will be focusing on using connectives to help us to write more complex sentences.
So far this term we have been learning about multiplication, in particular the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. The children are already familiar with counting in 2s, 5s and 10s from our mental maths practise, but we are now starting to the use the language of multiplication (such as repeated addition, times and the symbol x) to consolidate the number facts we already know. Each week, I will send home a list of times table facts and I would appreciate your support in helping your child to learn them. Once children are comfortable with multiplication, we will move on to division and look at the link between the two operations. We have been revising money by practising identifying different coins and are moving forward by looking at £5 notes and how these can help us pay for larger amounts. If you are paying for something with cash, it would be excellent practise if you could let your child count out the coins or work out what coins are needed to pay.
This term we will be looking at Our Amazing Universe and You, Me and Us, focusing on science and health and wellbeing.
Useful dates and General Reminders:
PE: Monday + one other day (depending on timetabling). – Mrs Begg, our P.E. specialist, requests that tights and earrings are removed and that long hair is tied back.
Spellings and Homework: Issued on Monday for Friday.
Water bottles for use in class should only be filled with water.
Toys (including cuddly toys) should only be brought to school on a Friday if children wish to play with them during Golden Time. Please do not bring electronic toys or toys containing batteries.
If you have not already done so, please label all of your children’s belongings as this reduces the likelihood of their property getting lost, especially as the weather gets warmer and jumpers and cardigans are removed more often.
As ever, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to me in the playground or through the school office.