Primary 2

PE –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 Wednesday 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.

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READING
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.

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 capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. They might recognise some tricky words, connectives and good vocabulary. Encourage your child to ask you questions about their book.

LITERACY HOME LEARNING IN PRIMARY 2
In Primary 2 we are continuing to work through the Edinburgh Literacy Rich Programme. The children are currently learning about consonant blends. They continue to learn through a multi-sensory approach looking, saying, making and doing which includes writing, white boards, magnetic boards, games, puzzles and books.
Some children are very keen to draw and write at home within their play while others are not. Look for opportunities for your child to write within family life such as helping to write the shopping list, sending cards/notes/invites to family and friends. Your child may now be keen to write stories, encourage every effort, don’t correct their work but you can scribe parts for them. Encourage them to bring their stories to school to share.

Vowel Blends

Top Tips for practising with the Flash Cards.
• Find a suitable place where there is no noise or distraction
• Empty the cards on to a flat surface
• Sit side by side so that you can both see the letters
• Take turns to say the different sounds and point to the corresponding letter shapes
• Can your child match the sounds; oa/ow oi/oy oo/ew ai/ay etc. They know that some of the sounds can always be found in the middle or at the end of words                                    .• Use the sound cards to build words. E.g. crush, stream, brain.
•Change the first sound of the words to make rhyming stream, cream, dream etc.
• Spend no longer than 10 minutes at various points throughout the week which suit your family life.

Tricky words Block 1

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Tricky words Block 3

Tricky Words Cards
We have given you the Tricky Word Cards to use with your child to develop their word recognition to help fluency in reading.

Top Tips and ideas for practising with Tricky Words Cards
• Find a suitable place where there is no noise or distraction
• Empty the cards on to a flat surface
• Sit side by side so that you can both see the words
• Print a few sets to play pairs or snap
• Pick a word to put in a funny sentence
The letter/sound and tricky word cards stay at home as does the folder. We will ask for the folder to be returned on a designated date, so we can add in new letter cards over the session.

MATHS
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 at home what is being taught in class.
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

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P2 Learning Wall 3

P2 Learning Wall 4

Useful Games
Bus Stop (Orchard Toys)
Pirate Snakes and Ladders and Ludo (Orchard Toys)
Dominoes
Uno (Mattel) – Numeral recognition and identification
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.