Hi Primary 2! With the clocks going forward and things blossoming in our gardens we thought we would give you a few Springtime signs to try out at home.
Here is the sign for spring.
Mrs Campbell is left-handed so she signs the opposite way.
Try saying it in Spanish like Ms Ferguson – Primavera!
Easter egg. This is actually two signs in one. Chocolate and egg. The first part of the sign is the sign for chocolate. It’s like you are wiping chocolate from your chin! The second part is the sign for egg. It’s like you are tapping the top of a boiled egg.
You can also try singing and signing at the same time. Here is the instructions to sign the well-known springtime song, “Hot Cross Buns”.
We hope you had a relaxing weekend. It’s good to see the sun shining again. We just wanted to update you with some information for the incoming week.
Reading Some children have been asking how to continue reading their Oxford Tree books. Please see our blog post below where we have explained how to access Oxford Reading Tree books for free online using the Oxford Owl website. Alternatively, you could choose a book on the Epic! Website, which we emailed about last week. The important thing is not what you read but that you keep reading, using your phonic strategies and discussing books. With this in mind, here are a few links to useful resources which might help keep you reading.
Numeracy It looks like lots of children are enjoying using SumDog to practise their numeracy skills. A few parents have contacted us to say that the questions asked are a little too tricky. SumDog runs a diagnostic test when pupils start to use it to work out the level the pupil is working at. Some questions will be too easy and some might be quite tricky, this won’t last for long. SumDog will figure out what level is right for your child so please encourage them to persevere and reassure them that they don’t have to know all the answers! We will also be setting different maths and spelling challenges on SumDog which will be tailored to your child’s level.
Mindfulness As time is moving on some children may becoming anxious about losing their normal routine and not being able to see friends and family. Here are a few links you might like to use, as the need arises, to help calm and reassure them.
Hi P2. Hope you are all well. We are loving seeing lots of beautiful rainbows in windows when we go on our daily walks so we thought we’d share our Signalong rainbows with you. Ms Ferguson has even tried it in Spanish – Arco Iris. Try it yourself!
If you are looking for extra reading books for your child, log on to Glow using the link below (using login details in your home learning pack). There is an app called OUP Oxford Owl which gives you free online access to Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) books.
You simply need to register an account with the site to get free access on your computer or tablet.
We just wanted to get in touch to say hello and to offer support. We hope you are all well and have now received all the resources in the learning pack. Please get in touch with us if you need anything emailed or uploaded to the blog.
We are aware that this will be a time of high stress and anxiety for families and young learners, so with this in mind, the following guidelines may be of use:
Try to stick to a routine, where possible, keeping meal, snack and break times consistent.
Aim to communicate the plan for the day with your child either the day before or at the start of each day. A fun activity could be making a visual timetable for your home to replicate what we use in school.
Vary what you are doing at home, for example a little reading followed by a maths activity or a movement break.
Spend time talking to your child about how you are feeling and give lots of opportunity for them to share their emotions with you and talk about what would help them to feel better. You can download the Emotion Talks board from our blog to support this.
Be mindful that if you or your child is stressed, take a break. You can always come back to a piece of work if you are having issues.
Be kind to yourself – you can only do what you can.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need any resources. If pupils want to talk to us to let us know what they are doing, or just to have a chat, we are happy to receive emails.