Welcome to Term 2

Welcome to Term 2

Welcome to term 2 in Primary 2

 

 

I would like to provide you with some important information regarding the learning planned for term 2:

 

 

Our Class Charter

 

We are still using our class charter to promote positive behaviour. These are displayed in the classroom and around the school.

 

 

PE Days:

 

PE sessions for Primary 2b will take place on Mondays with Mr Cahill and Wednesdays with Miss Barrett. Could you ensure your child has a change of t-shirt or polo shirt and a pair of shorts for gym, as they do get very active. Gym kits will be sent home at the end of each term but should you wish them home more often, please inform us by letter.

 

 

Equipment to bring to class:

 

It would be helpful if you could provide the following equipment for your child:

 

2 sharp pencils

1 rubber

Colouring pencils/crayons

 

Please check each week that your child still has this equipment and pencils are sharp. This all helps with the smooth running of the classroom. Thank you for your support with this.

 

 

Homework

 

Shared Learning:

 

In January we will be focusing on our shared learning at home. Reading, spelling and phonics homework will continue as normal. Maths and topic homework will continue to be sent home as required. Please return shared learning homework each Friday in the month of January, clearly named, so we can display the wonderful work.

 

 

Homework for each week will usually consist of:

 

Reading (Monday)

Spelling/Phonics (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Maths (Monday as required)

Topic/Research (as required)

 

Please sign all homework given to show your approval.

 

 

Curricular areas

 

In order to involve you as much as possible in your child's learning I have listed the areas of the curriculum we will cover in this term.

 

 

Language:

 

In writing we will concentrate on adding more detail to our writing by using adjectives and connectives. We will also be learning how to create functional pieces of writing, including instructions and reports.

In reading we will be learning how to summarise, evaluate and analyse through a variety of different texts.

In grammar we will be focusing on nouns, verbs and adjectives.

 

 

Mathematics:

 

In maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction within 20. Through information handling, we will be exploring and gathering examples of the different ways that information can be collected and presented.

We will also be learning about time and measure, building on our skills from Primary 1.

 

Social Studies:

 

Our social studies topic this term starts off with our Scots topic. In language, we will be learning some Gaelic and Scots vocabulary. We will also be listening to Scots music and reading a wide variety of stories by Scottish authors. We will be learning a Scottish Ceilidh for our Scots assembly at the end of January when you will be invited to join us in celebration.

 

Our main topic is Food and Farming in our local area. During this topic we will research different types of farm animals, find out how food is grown and the process of farm to fork.

 

 

Science:

 

In science our focus will be on living/non-living things, and plants. During our lessons on living/non-living things, we will be learning about what living things need to survive. We will also be studying living things in our local environment. Further in to the term, we will be focussing on what plants need to grow and looking at plants that grow locally. We will carry out a range of experiments including planting our very own seeds which also links to our social studies topic.

 

 

Health/RME:

 

In health we will be learning about healthy and unhealthy food and how to prepare healthy snacks. During cultural diversity week we will learn about a range of different Spanish foods and get to taste some of these foods. During this, the importance of good hygiene when handling food will also be discussed.

In RME we will be learning about Easter and new life.

 

 

ICT:

 

In ICT we are continuing to focus on all aspects of logging on and off the computer, using paint programmes and tools within those. We will also focus on learning about the keys on the keyboard and improving our typing skills. Linking to our topic work, we will produce presentation posters to display our learning in Food and Farming.

 

 

Technology:

 

In technology the children will continue to explore a variety of paper folding, cutting, joining cylindrical shapes to flat shapes, covering items using paper and constructing 3D models using all of the above to tie in with their topics.

 

 

Expressive Arts:

 

Music this term will be related to topic. We will communicate our ideas, thoughts and feelings through music. In art we will use a variety of media to weave and print. In drama we will be choosing and accepting roles, using movement, expression and voice.

 

 

This is just an outline of some of the learning that will take place during Term 2. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you require any further clarification.