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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

Year 2

Welcome to P2!

Hello and welcome to P2! Our teachers are Mrs Thompson and Mrs McWhirter. Our classroom assistants are Mrs Halliday, Miss Anderson and Mrs Elder. We are delighted to be back in school and can't wait to welcome all the P2 children into our class. We are looking forward to getting back to learning and meeting all of the boys and girls, mums and dads. Things may be a little bit different for the next while but we will do our best to make sure that school is as safe, fun and enjoyable as we can.

Nov/Dec

Homework:

Monday to Thursday nights the children will have reading. It is important to hear this reading every night. This half term the children will get tricky words to cut out and use as flash cards at home. Please use these flash cards to try and improve quick recall of key words.

Theme - In the Toy Box

Up until Christmas our class theme will be 'In the Toy Box'. During this time we will be looking at old fashioned toys, making toys for our technology project and testing them. We will be looking at money in class. Very importantly we will be writing a letter to Santa and thinking of all the lovely things we would like!

Maths

This half term we will be talking and learning about money. Help us recognise and know all the coins up to £1. We will be counting out pennies and playing games. We are practising counting up to 20 and down from 20-0. We will be playing games adding on 1 and 2 and talking about more and less.

Literacy

Keep up the good work with the reading books and Jolly Phonics sounds – it all makes a difference.

We are really trying to reinforce good handwriting and correct letter formation - help your child practise their letters as much as possible, especially if they reverse any letters.

We are trying to encourage the children to write simple sentences themselves, using as many little 'common' words as possible. Help them to write out any words they know or can sound out e.g. the , up, see, good, look, on, off etc.

We have been focusing on learning the alphabet name for letters and will be doing a lot of work on the alphabet until Christmas - say it at home and match upper and lowercase letters.

Thank you to every parent for chatting on the phone for their interview in October. It was great to talk to you about your child and touch base in these strange times. We wish you all a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

Mrs Thompson and Mrs McWhirter

 

Sept/Oct

Have a look at our latest P2 Newsletter - SeptOct20

Please ensure your child has brought the following into school:

  • a box of tissues
  • a hand wash / sanitiser
  • a pritt stick
  • 2 HB pencils
  • rubber
  • colouring pencils
  • pencil case
  • a healthy break time snack
  • lunch box
  • coat
  • P.E. gutties

 

Theme - If you go down to the woods today..

Up until Halloween our class theme will be “If you go down to the woods today…” During this time we will be looking at all sorts of things to do with Autumn, trees, weather, The Gruffalo, woodland animals and looking after our environment. 

Maths

For this first half term we will be making sure everyone knows their numbers to 10. So if you have a minute make sure your child can write their numbers to 10, put them in order, fill in missing numbers and even add on 1 (to a number up to 10). We will be revising our 2D shapes and the children love playing “Spot the Shape” in school – try doing this at home or in the car.

We will be talking about more and less, before, after and numbers between.

Literacy

Please try to read to your child at home as they love to hear stories in class. Keep up the good work with the Jolly Phonics sounds – it all makes a difference.

We are really trying to reinforce good handwriting and correct letter formation - help your child practise their letters as much as possible.

Our author study will be Julia Donaldson and her books really get the children enthused about reading. Ask your child which book they enjoyed the most.

 

We look forward to getting to know you all!

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Thompson and Mrs McWhirter.

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Photographs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Playing with Lego in the hall
Playing with Lego in the hall
 
Christmas yoga in the hall
Christmas yoga in the hall
 
Story in The Secret Garden
Story in The Secret Garden
 
Hopscotch
Hopscotch
 
Alphabet games
Alphabet games
 
We coloured in and designed Christmas decorations
We coloured in and designed Christmas decorations
 
Running to the shape game
Running to the shape game
 
Christmas bingo
Christmas bingo
 
Christmas dot to dot and colouring in
Christmas dot to dot and colouring in
 
Find the number on the snake game
Find the number on the snake game
 
We made Robins for Christmas
We made Robins for Christmas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News

8th Jan 2021
You have been working extremely hard this week at home, well done! Thank you to those...
 
 
 
8th Jan 2021
It has been a busy week for lots of boys and girls in P2T who have all been busy...
 
 
 
18th Dec 2020
We have had great fun in the run up to Christmas.