Spelling in the sunshine

We made the most of the sunny weather this morning by going outside to practise our spelling words. It was so warm that we didn’t even need our jackets on! Drawing with chalk  is a fun way to practise spelling – you could have a go at home! All you need is a piece of chalk and permission from an adult to practise on the ground outside your house. We are looking forward to more sunny weather so we can learn and play outside.

Term 3 Information

Dear Parents/Carer,

I hope that you had a restful holiday and are ready for a busy last term in Primary 2. Please find some useful information about your child’s term at school below:

Fundraising thank you

First of all, a huge thank you to everybody who kindly sponsored the children on their sponsored walk around the playground with a watering can last term. We raised £349.52 which is a fantastic achievement and will cover the sponsorship of a boy and girl through a year of school at Kamuli Primary in Uganda. Not only will this money pay for school fees, but it will also cover basic items needed for boarding, such as shoes and soap.

PE Kit

Your child will have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday. This has changed from last term. Please ensure your child has a PE kit, including shorts, t-shirt and indoor shoes.

Healthy Snack

A morning at school can be tiring, so it is important for the children to keep hydrated and without hungry tummies! Please ensure your child has a healthy snack in their bag for their morning break time. A piece of fruit and a bottle of water is recommended.

Homework

Written homework will be handed out on a Wednesday and is due back the following Monday. Your child is welcome to hand in their homework before its due date.

Reading

Your child will receive reading homework on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child keeps their reading book and reading record in their back for daily activities in school. If your child does not hand in their reading book when finished, the school will be unable to issue another until it is handed in.

Rainbow Time

Your child can earn up to 10 minutes of ‘Rainbow Time’ a day for good behaviour. If your child has earned all of their Rainbow Time, they will enjoy a special 50 minute play time on a Friday afternoon! Once a month, your child may bring in a toy to play with. Please see dates for ‘Own toys playtime’ below:

27th April

1st June

29th June

Mrs Mon

We look forward to welcoming back our teaching student, Mrs Mon, on the 30th of April. She will be with Primary 2A for 4 weeks and her last day is on the 25th of May.

Trip Dates

This term our topic is ‘Houses and Homes’. We will be visited by the Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust on Monday the 30th of April. The visit will involve a walk around our community, so please ensure your child has a warm jacket, comfortable outdoor shoes for walking and a water bottle on this day.

We will also have the opportunity to take part in the ‘Forest Schools’ programme this term. You can read more about Forest Schools here:

http://forestschools.com/what-are-forest-schools/

Please ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing on the following dates:

1st May

22nd May

Class Blog

Keep up to date with our learning by following our class blog:

https://riverbank.aberdeen.sch.uk/blogs/missarnott/

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Many thanks,

Miss Arnott

Fundraising Total Update

Our current total is £333.52! Primary 2A have raised enough money to sponsor three children through a year of school at Kamuli Primary. You should all be very proud of yourselves.

Yesterday we wrote postcards for the boys and girls in Uganda. Mrs McLeod will be taking them to the children when she visits Kamuli this Sunday. We wish her all the best for her travels.

Sharing assembly

We have been very busy this term and have learnt lots of new things. Thank you to everybody who came to watch us at our Sharing Assembly. It certainly did end with a BANG! Here is a picture of us performing Superman.

Fundraising Total Update!

Today the last of our walkers completed their sponsored walk! We were lucky to have a P6 pupil to help us today.

Our Fundraising Total is now at £230.50! This is an incredible achievement – well done to everybody who has donated.

 

Fundraising Total Update!

So far our fundraising total is £111! Thank you to everybody that has sponsored the children to walk the perimeter of the playground with a watering can. A final three walkers will be completing their sponsored this week. If anybody would like to sponsor us, please hand in your donation in a named envelope to Miss Arnott in Room 6.

We have over half of the money needed to sponsor a girl and a boy through a year of school at Kamuli Primary – well done everybody.

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Water

We have been talking about the importance of healthy drinks and clean water in Primary 2A. Last year we raised money for the children at Kamuli Primary School to install a ‘Bore Hole’. We are happy that the children now have access to clean water to keep them healthy.

The girls and boys have decided that, as a health promoting school, we should drink water instead of juice at play time! Please help your child to make this healthy choice by providing a water bottle which can be refilled at our water fountains.

More information about water, drinks and health can be found here:

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/water-drinks.aspx

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Congratulations to our walkers in P2A

The girls and boys in Primary 2A should be very proud of themselves today. Every child managed to walk around the entire playground perimeter carrying a yellow water container. Many passers-by asked what we were up to. The girls and boys enjoyed sharing that they were on a sponsored walk to raise money for a boy and a girl to go to school in Uganda.  Each child was photographed at the half way point and at the finish! Take a look…

Stay tuned to find out how much money we have raised!

Fundraising Total Update!

Prior to walking this afternoon, our current fundraising total is £32.50!

Come back soon to see photos from our sponsored walk with a water container. We have a beautiful day for it! If you would like to make a donation, please hand these in to Room 6 with your sponsor form by next Thursday. All funds raised will go towards the sponsorship of a girl and boy through a year of school at Kamuli Primary in Uganda.

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Busy phonics lesson this morning

We’ve been really busy this morning practicing our “ea” sound.

Boys and girls have been exceptionally good at spelling all the words and finding new ones.

Just look at how well we’ve all been doing!

Mrs Mon

We learnt that ‘equals’ is a tricky word!