Week beginning March 30th 2020

Day 10

Happy Friday boys and girls! We have made it to the end of week 2 of online learning and I could not be prouder of you all. This week we have taken every opportunity to try something new and challenge yourselves. Thank you again to the parents/guardians for all of your communication and support and to the children for ALWAYS trying your best! Have a relaxing Easter holidays and I hope that the sun comes out for you all! I look forward to speaking with you all after the holidays 🙂

Day 8 and 9

Hello everyone! We have had yet another productive few days and I have enjoyed looking at everyones bar charts. You have managed to complete a survey on your favourite pets, create a bar chart using the information that you collected and answered questions about it. Well done! You have also had a go at the ‘Give it your max’ tennis programme where you have been working on your balance, coordination and footwork. Keep up the superb work guys!

Day 7

Good afternoon P2! Today was my first time sharing a dance video to our google slides and I’m so happy that Courage Cat helped me along the way. I LOVE the dance video’s that have been sent in so far and also really enjoyed watching some of your parents and siblings getting involved! You’re all amazing performers and have so much rhythm. I will continue to make more video’s for you all and I look forward to seeing more from you all too. Have a lovely day and keep on smiling!

Day 6

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend spent with family. I have enjoyed looking at everyones thoughtful cards for their friends and family today. The messages and colourful pictures have put a big smile on my face. Keep up the amazing work boys and girls!


Week beginning March 23rd 2020

Day 5

My word of the week has to be proud. I’m so incredibly proud of everyone coming along on this new and exciting journey and showing great patience. I know that we are all learning something new every day and we appreciate you supporting and encouraging one another. The work that has been submitted is creative, fun and I’m so impressed! Thank you to the fantastic guardians and parents for all of your effort, patience and positivity! Also to the children for taking this opportunity to embrace online learning and for trying your very best. I know that it’s not easy but your determination and effort is not going unnoticed. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and take care.

Day 4

Hey everyone! I hope you have all had a productive day and enjoyed learning more about endangered animals and presenting your facts. I continue to feel completely overwhelmed by the fantastic work that is being handed in and just want to say how proud I am. Please keep up the amazing effort and I look forward to seeing all of your work tomorrow.

Day 3

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a busy and fun packed day. Today we focused on our Talk4Writing story maps and I have already been sent some amazing retelling performances. I am so impressed with everyones efforts to continue to work hard and be creative. Remember that we have the weekly assembly linked on Google classroom that includes an inspiring story about David Attenborough along with our fun dances and birthday shout outs. Hope you all have a wonderful day and keep up the amazing work!

Day 2

What a great start to the week! We’re so happy to see so many of you accessing Google Classroom and showing your fantastic work. I hope that you’re all trying your best to stay active and do something that you enjoy. We’re so proud of you Primary 2, keep up the incredible work!

Day 1

Hello Primary 2! I hope you are all doing well and have had a lovely weekend. I am going to be posting on here when I have added your tasks to Google classroom. Your google classroom login details are glued into the front of your diary and will be used to access the classroom. If you do not have your details, please email a member of senior management. I know that google classroom is new to us however with support and practice over the next few weeks I know that we will ace it! I am looking forward to seeing all of your amazing and creative work soon on Google slide.

P2 class timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Numeracy Reading Writing Numeracy Phonics
H&W Numeracy Numeracy H&W H&W
Phonics H&W H&W Reading Numeracy


Homework due Tuesday 24th March 2020


This week we have learning to read and write words with the sound –

‘ea’ words – moons & ‘ou’ words – stars.

Have a go at reading and writing a selection of the following words from their group and common words. Complete an activity from the spelling grid that is at the front of your  homework jotter.

Stars – count, house, round, outside found, wish, men
Moons – speak, clean, team, steal eat, myself, them

If you do not have a copy of the spelling grid, please see below.

Shaving Foam


Borrow some shaving foam and write your spelling words in the foam.

Pyramid Writing


‘Pyramid write’ each of your spelling words.






Alphabetical order


Write your spelling words out in alphabetical order.




hill, mill, sill, will

Outdoor challenge


Head outside with some chalk or a paint brush and water. Write your spelling words outside and take a photo to stick in your jotter. If you don’t have a camera, get an adult to say you completed the task.

Rhyming Words


Write out each of your spelling words. Try and think of at least one rhyming word and write it beside it. How many can you get?


Rainbow Words


Write your spelling words using a different colour for each letter.

Syllable Count


Say each spelling word aloud and clap how many syllables are in each word. Which one has the most?

Four Sentences


Write sentences for 4 of your spelling words. Can you use a connective in each one?



Continue to research your chosen endangered animal and create your poster. Practice presenting it to someone in your house. To extend this further you could video yourself presenting your talk and then self assess on reflection. When self assessing remember the three things to look for are:

  • speaking in a loud and clear voice
  • making eye contact with the audience
  • enjoying yourself and smiling!


Login to your Mathletics account (information is at the front of your diary). Choose a task to practice from some of the following – identifying numbers to 100, addition, subtraction, doubling and identifying odd/even numbers. There are also games that you could play linked to these areas on the website.


Trees 🌲

As part of our new IDL ‘Environmental Issues in my World’, we explored the importance of trees. We decided to go outside and look at the trees in our school environment. We then thought it would be a good idea to make some animal homes with the sticks in our playground.

World Book Day 📚

To celebrate World Book Day we built dens and shared our favourite stories with P6!

Castle Building

Today as part of our IDL, we worked cooperatively with P4 to design and create our own castles out of junk. This links in to our Eco Agenda of up cycling and reusing materials.


School Ceilidh

We loved celebrating Scotland at our whole school ceilidh. We performed the Flying Scotsman and some of us recited a poem.



We have been developing our coordination, balance and movement skills in our weekly gymnastics sessions.


We were really lucky to have Mrs Battersby come in and teach us some Gaelic on Monday afternoon. We learned about colours and greetings. Ask us what we learned!

Castles 🏰

This term our IDL is ‘Castles & Dragons’. In ICT we have been learning about internet safety and using a search engine. We used google to search for images of Scottish castles. We found some super images!

Symmetry Fun!

Today some of us decided to work together to make one giant symmetrical picture. We were very proud of our work!

Winter Party 🎉

We had lots of fun at our winter party this afternoon. We danced lots and played some games.  We then went back to class for some party food.


Today we were exploring symmetry. Take a look at some of our pictures.

Prickly Hay

We had lots of fun taking part in our school nativity: Prickly Hay!

Engineering Week

We have had such a busy week learning all about engineers. Chevron have been in telling us all about the different jobs that engineers do and we have had lots of challenges to help us learn. On Wednesday we had to use our creativity and team work skills to build a new den for Baby Bear.

Hazlehead Wipeout

We had so much fun taking part in our wipeout today! We were helping to raise funds for outdoor learning equipment.  Thank you to everyone who sponsored us.

Once Upon a Tune 📚

On Monday, Diana from Once Upon a Tune came to act out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We then had to think of our own versions. Ask us all about it!

Autumn Hunt 🍂

Today we went outside to explore the signs of autumn. We had lots of fun! Ask us about what we found.

3D Objects

P2 have been learning all about 3D objects this week. We worked in pairs to create different models. We then had to explain some of the shapes we had used.

Messy Garden 🍂

Today in the Messy Garden we showed great team work skills as well as lots of creativity. We created a see-saw and a den!

Technologies & Mental Maths

Welcome back to Term 2, I hope you all had an enjoyable break. Today we were using the laptops to help us with our mental addition. We are getting very quick at our Beat That Learn Its.

Repeated Patterns

This week in P2O we have been revising repeated patterns. We have been very creative!

Owl Visit 🦉

P2 has some very special visitors this afternoon. Ruth came to visit and took seven different owls with her. We learned lots of interesting facts about owls and even got to touch some of them. We had a very fun afternoon!

Working Together

In P2O we have been learning the importance of working with others.  Here are some of our photos.

Music 🎵

This term we have Ms Hamilton for music and we are learning lots of songs. Our favourite is the ‘Firework’ song. We are also having lots of fun playing instruments in time to the beat.

Ask me to sing some of the songs we have been learning.

Numbers to 100

P2O have been busy exploring numbers to 100.  We have been learning all about tens and units as well as ordering numbers from smallest to largest.

Primary 2 – Life skills 🌲

P2 have been working together in the Messy garden and learning some valuable life skills.

  • We have been taking turns and communicating with our peers
  • Through building dens with our peers we have worked on our team skills
  • By using natural resources in the messy garden we have created beautiful pieces of art
  • We are in the beginning stages of learning how to risk assess with a partner

Ask me about some of the activities we have been doing in the messy garden!