Primary 2/3 have settled very well into term 2 at Loch Primary School. The children have worked very hard to remember the school rules and are trying their best to follow rules and routines. The children have a responsibility to look after their own belongings and classroom resources, and all children are continuing to showcase a mature attitude. As a class we engage with our daily check-ins and feelings chart. The class are also encouraged to try their best and showcase positive behaviour so they can become the ‘Star of the Week’ or ‘Citizenship of the Week’.
During term 2, Primary 2/3 will be continuing with Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star reading books to develop their fluency and reading skills. They will also be focusing on the reading strategy of ‘connecting’, which allows the children to make real life connections to the texts. The class will also be reviewing and learning new key phonemes using our NLC resource. They will participate in a variety of active tasks daily including ‘The Five Fingered Approach’ and use of the ‘Jolly Phonics’ Programme.
For writing this term, P2/3 will begin the term by focusing on critical and discursive writing. We will be using a programme called ‘Talk for Writing’ which is an innovative way for children to develop upon their writing skills. We are currently working on a personal writing piece and making sure to include detail. Good presentation and structure of our work is always encouraged, and we will be using a variety of resources to improve our handwriting and structure.
Talking and Listening
This term the children will take part in circle time activities, daily check-ins to discuss their own personal news and deliver our class assembly to the school. They will have the opportunity to talk in front of their peers and listen to other children’s stories. Additionally, the children will utilise the strategy of ‘Think, Pair and Share’ and hot seating, which allows for meaningful discussions and learning. The children will also be focusing on giving and following instructions.
Number, Money and Measure
Throughout the term, we will be focusing on number work. We will be exploring the concepts of addition and subtraction using programmes such as ‘Big Maths’ and ‘Sumdog’. We will also be using Play-Based Learning and Heinemann Active Maths to support this concept.
This term, Primary 2/3 will be learning about angles, they will be exploring a variety of different angles such as right angles and utilising the classroom objects to help develop our knowledge of angles within different environments.
Shape, Position and Movement
This term, Primary 2/3 will be learning about different types of measure such as length, weight and capacity.
Learning Across the Curriculum
Our topic this term will be the Ancient Egyptians. We will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians and exploring several landmarks. Additionally, we will also learn about some famous Egyptians and carry out research projects. We will be creating a variety of Egyptian inspired artwork and visiting the Kelvingrove Art Gallery as our class trip this year.
PE days are Wednesday and Thursday and Outdoor Learning is on a Friday. Please ensure your child has a suitable PE kit and weather appropriate clothing including a waterproof jacket and suitable shoes for these activities. Please make sure all of your child’s items of clothing and their belongings have their name clearly labelled on each item.
Fruit breaks will continue on a daily basis, please encourage your child to bring a piece of fruit to participate. Plain water in a suitable bottle is permitted within the classroom however, please note, fizzy drinks, diluting juice and flavoured waters are not encouraged.
We have class representatives for a range of committees throughout the school. These include Pupil Council, Health, Eco, Rights, Social Enterprise, and Charities.