Primary 2


PE  – Alternate Mondays and Thursdays. Please always keep a labelled kit in a gym bag in school. Gym bags are sent home to be washed at the end of each term.
Outdoor play is on a Tuesday afternoon so please ensure your child has an appropriate coat to suit the weather.
Library is on a Wednesday, please return books every week. Books are collected in at the end of each term.


On a Monday your child will bring home the reading book they worked on the previous week which should be kept at home for the week and returned the following Monday. They will also bring a book home from the library each week. The focus of reading at home should be reading for enjoyment. As well as discussing characters and pictures in the story, your child could be making predictions, thinking of different story endings, talking about how they, or the characters might feel. They should also be able to identify different types of punctuation, tricky words, connectives and good vocabulary. Encourage your child to ask you questions about their book.

In Primary 2 we are continuing to work through the Edinburgh Literacy Rich Programme. The children are currently learning about Soft C and Hard C words and will moving on to learn about Soft G and Hard G words. The children continue to learn through a multi-sensory approach looking, saying, making and doing which includes writing, white boards, magnetic boards, games, puzzles, books.
To support at home continue to practise the tricky words and read the word lists provided.

Soft C when c comes after a, i or y it makes an ess sound.
ace ice glance
brace dice stance
face lice pence
grace mice fence
lace nice since
race price bounce
place rice flounce
trace slice ounce
pace chance pounce
space dance place
mace lance spice
trace France chance
Soft G
age cage page
sage rage wage
huge stage binge
cringe fringe gorge
lunge plunge charge
bulge charge plunge
cadge edge dredge
hedge ledge sledge
badge wedge midge
lodge budge ridge
bridge dodge fudge
grudge sludge smudge

Literary Rich- Tricky Words Blocks 1-5

Block 1 – I, the, to, he, me, is, his, put, was, want, saw, no

Block 2 – go, be, she, are, they, all, some, come, said, one, you, her, of, were, there, into, here, do as

Block 3 – so, very, every, two, only, over, any, water, many, would, should, could, where, what, who, why, find, kind

Block 4 – have, live, give, other, mother, another, work, world, word, little, most, old, house, also, friend

Block 5 – school, before, because, story, does, done, write, great, more, people, again, four, eight, learn, money


Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning (SEAL)
We follow the Seal Maths programme to develop the children’s skills and understanding of numeracy. The Home Learning walls give practical activities to reinforce what is being taught in class at home.
We would also urge that your child is encouraged to handle money, naming the coins and adding amounts. In telling the time, we are currently working on quarter to and quarter past on both digital and analogue clocks. For measure, talk about units of measure at home, get your child involved with baking or looking at measurements in the environment around them, such as road signs. Numbers are all around. Encourage your child to read them and understand what they are for: bus numbers, timetables, prices, postcodes, house numbers etc

Home Learning Ideas

Count forwards within the range 1-30 stopping and starting at different numbers

Practise making groups of items e.g. Give 4 teddies 2 toys each

Give the number after in the range 1-30e.g. what is the number after 17

Sort the dominoes. Choose one domino. Sort the remaining dominoes into groups depending on whether they are less than, the same as or more than the first domino.

Make your own number line. Write, draw or cut out  numbers from magazines to create a number line.

Play a dice game e.g. snakes and ladders. Try and work out what square you will land on before you move.

Number hunt. Find examples of numbers in newspapers, magazines, junk mail etc. Cut them out and make a poster.

Practise sharing items e.g. share 15 pencils between 5 children.

Count backwards within the range 1-30 stopping and starting at different numbers.

‘Collect the Dominoes’ – Each player chooses a domino from the pile. Count the dots. Win 1 point for the domino with more dots (0 points for the same number of dots). The first person to five points is the winner.

Ask ‘what number is this?’ in the range 1-20. Possible contexts – door numbers, pages in a book.

Create your own number book/story

Do a dot-to-dot puzzle

Play 2 Dice Bingo! – make a grid of all the possible combinations then take it in turns to roll and cover a number. The winner is the person who has covered the most numbers at the end of the game.

Give the number before in the range 1-30 e.g. ‘What is the number before 20?’

Play ‘Go Fish Number Sequence’. Try to create a four card sequence e.g. 2,3,4,5. Start with 6 cards each and a discard pile. Take it in turns to ask for cards to make a sequence. If players cannot provide a card, the player must ‘go fish’ from the pile.

Create your own dot-to-dot puzzle for someone else to complete.

Roll 2 dice. Work out the total score (do this through a game e.g. snakes and ladders)
Possible Games
Bus Stop (Orchard Toys)
Pirate Snakes and Ladders and Ludo (Orchard Toys)
Uno (Mattel) – Numeral recognition and identification