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Happy Easter P2/3 
Enjoy singing along to one of my favourite songs at the moment. I have included some printables to keep you busy over the next while - a colouring in booklet to tell the Easter story that you may want to do at home. Click on the picture to bring you to the booklet.  
Also, a colouring in picture to thank our nurses and postmen. As well as many others, they are extremely busy looking after us and delivering really important services. You could colour them in and stick them onto your front window. Send me any completed ones and we can add them to our website.  

Easter colouring in
Class gallery 
Love seeing your adventures while we are not able to be together. Emily, Joel and Oliver want to say "Hi" to their friends. Look at Emily's beautiful garden :) Joel has been hard at work creating a dinosaur poster with some facts - click on his picture to see it. Oliver and his brother have been doing the Joe Wicks workouts. They're pretty tiring :) 
Dinosaur poster Joel
Week beginning 30/03/20 
Week 2 of home learning. I miss you all so much but can only imagine the many adventures you are having at home. Don't forget you can get Mum or Dad to email me anything about your work or just to share some highlights.  
Here are some notes about your work that may help Mum and Dad in the following week: 
Primary Two 
Phonics - ay spellings - at P2, we can spell this sound using 'ay' (stay, day, may,play), 'ey' (they), 'ai' (rain) and 'a-e' (make, awake, take).  
Try the activities on phonicsplay.co.uk (Enter the free username: march20, password: home for access to all their games) - buried treasure game - phase 5 - select 'ay'. Children have to work out the real and fake words. 
Can you spot this week's sound in the following story:  
There is rain today so I will stay inside. 
I will play with my train. 
Ray will come to play and we will play all day long.  
Number facts - know number stories of 1,2 and 3. Number bonds are also often referred to as 'number pairs'. They are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number (e.g. 1, 2 and 3). 
We have covered bonds for the number 5 (we usually work towards number bonds in order - 5+0 = 5, 4+1=5, 3+2=5, 2+3=5, 1+4=5, 0+5=5) and 6 and you will find supporting work in your home booklet on pages 10-16 that takes you up to number bonds for 10. Practical materials are essential for learning number bonds so count out the total objects and use these to make two groups. Lots of videos on youtube for fun - I love the one below which helps learn number bonds for 6. 
Numbers to 50 - You will have saw in the contents page of the Numeracy home booklet, it said 0-50 book. Unfortunately I forgot to include this so if you click on the 50 grid picture below, it should take you straight to the resource. I would recommend starting this after the Easter holidays when numbers 1-40 are secure.  
My book about 50
Primary three 
Phonics - revision of all sounds from January - at the end of the week you could have a recap test of these sounds. I'm sure you'll do fantastic.  
Number facts - week 24 
Numeracy - continue working on coins to £1 - see links below (see pages 22-26 home booklet). You could set up a shop at home. Have a go at making your own labels and attaching to items in the cupboards (get permission first) and then have a game of shopkeeper/customer.  
1. set out the coins - in order, largest coin in value first  
2. giving change from £1 
To finish up our dinosaurs topic, we are thinking about how dinosaurs became extinct. Perhaps you could research this idea and write down some of the information you found out. Or could you make a poster about dinosaurs - I'd love to see pictures of these - you can email photos of them to me and I can put up on our website :) 
Have a great week. Mrs Orr :) 

Online Games  

For some active learning, we love Go Noodle breaks and dance routines. Check it out at home: 
Online Games - Numeracy 
Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s - an important skill for P2 and P3. The following game may provide fun while learning: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonPopSkip.htm 
Money - You'll find lots of games on the following site appropriate for P2 and P3: 
*Pay for items to 15p - level 1 - http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/customCars/ 
*Practise giving change from 10p (level 1) - http://mrcrammond.com/games/change_eXchanger.swf 
*Total the items - shopping list - sweet prices within 10p http://mrcrammond.com/games/Price_lists.swf 
*Counting in 1s - changeable within 10 game and changeable crossing 10 http://mrcrammond.com/games/Counting_on_in_ones.swf 
*Pay for items to £1 - level 4 - http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/customCars/ 
*Practise giving change from 50p (level 3) - http://mrcrammond.com/games/change_eXchanger.swf 
*P3 - total the items - shopping list - toy prices multiples of 10 and food prices in pence to 100p - http://mrcrammond.com/games/Price_lists.swf 
Online Games - Literacy 
https://www.roythezebra.com/ various games to consolidate P2 and P3 literacy concepts, particularly https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games.html - the folliwing games are brilliant: 
1. alphabetical order 
2. capital letters - beginner and advanced level 
3.days of the week 
4. do the sentences make sense game? 
5. The full stop game - beginner and advanced 
6. months of the year game 
7. The question mark game 
8. Singular or plural - adding 's' 
Guided reading story games also brilliant on the site.  
Have fun and happy learning :) 

In the second half of Term 1, our topic of celebrations covered birthdays, weddings, Christmas and in the New Year we will explore how other cultures celebrate New Year when we explore Chinese New Year.  
We held a birthday party for all the children and took part in a mock wedding that was held in the local church. The children and adults had great fun!  

Linguistic Phonics 
Practical games, treasure hunt and word sorting are all ways of helping us with our spellings. Below, P2 are building multi-syllabic words.  
Practical numeracy 
We play various games to consolidate concepts covered in class. Below you can see a selection of our number recognition to 20 in P2. P3 are playing games for o'clock and half past times.  
As part of our farms topic, we enjoyed a wonderful experience at the Palace Stables where we learnt about an apple's journey from source-supermarket. 
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