Primary Two

Primary Two

2017 – 2018
PE Days
On Tuesday mornings the children have PE with their class teacher and on Thursday mornings the children are with our PE specialist Mr Glass.

On these days it is easier for the children to change in and out of PE kit when they do not have ties and school shirts to contend with. These can be quite fiddly!

Gym shorts, t-shirt and socks are required for these days please. Girls are required to have their hair tied back and should not wear jewellery. This is simply for safety reasons.
Thirsty work
Water bottles are now almost an essential in class, and is especially refreshing when they come in after lunch time, hot and thirsty after their longer activity time. Water is preferred, rather than juice please. Please bring in a full bottle.
Book Bags
As well as being very handy for carrying reading and homework books to and from school, teachers use these to send home important letters, forms to fill in, newsletters and notes giving general information. Please check book bags on a daily basis. When returning letters, please encourage your child to hand it to the teacher themselves.
Homework
Homework will be given each week in Primary 2. Reading homework will be issued on Monday through to Thursday and will consist of either a text studied in class or a shared reader chosen by your child. In addition to this, children will be encouraged to read for pleasure as often as possible. Reading books and magazines at home and paying visits to the local library are very much welcomed.
  Primary 2 will also have written homework, usually consisting of:
Tuesday – Numeracy and Maths activities to take part in during the week

Wednesday – Literacy Work to be handed in on Thursday. Children have 2 days to complete this.

At times your child may have a homework project that will last for the week, or longer and it may relate to our topic or a whole school homework task. Details of this will come home as appropriate.
Apps
We would like to share with you a list of apps suitable for extra reading practice at home.
http://www.ourict.co.uk/best-phonics-apps-for-teaching/  – This website lists some great apps (free and paid-for) to support and reinforce literacy in Primary 2.
http://www.callscotland.org.uk/Common-Assets/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Wheel_0f_Apps_V1_0.pdf – This document contains a few more of these apps under the ‘Early Reading’ section of the wheel.
Uniform
The children all look incredibly smart in their school uniform. Let’s help to keep this up. Please remember to write your child’s name on each piece of clothing worn to school, including coats/jackets, so that they can easily be identified. This is especially helpful in encouraging the children to be more independent and to look after their belongings.
 
As always, if you have any questions or wish to speak to your child’s teacher about anything further then please do not hesitate to contact us by email or via the school office.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Miss Hall, Miss Mullen and Miss Hendry