Welcome to our P2 page.
P2 is the final year of Foundation Stage and there is lots to learn before pupils move into Key Stage 1 (P3). Our P2 teachers are Miss Fletcher/Mrs Bunn, Mrs Neill & Mrs McNeilly. We are starting our year with 2 other lovely teachers joining our team - Mrs McMaster & Mrs Todd. During the year, we enjoy lots of learning both in and out of the classroom. With Literacy, Numeracy and World Around Us; as well as Play Based Learning, PE, Music and Outdoor Play - there's never a dull moment!
We will begin P2 by getting settled into our new classrooms and getting to know our new teachers. We are going to revise what we all ready know in preparation for the new topics we will cover. Let’s take a look at what we will be learning:-
Literacy: In Literacy we will be learning sounds that will help us decode tricky words when reading. Reading will be completed in school and we will communicate with you Home Reading. The Robinson family have lots of adventures in store for us. We will also be learning about sentence structure and using our imaginations to write stories!
Numeracy: We will start by going over some familiar concepts; pupils will then be introduced to a new number each week and will consolidate learning to add mentally & with practical resources. P2 will be discovering 2D shapes in our environment and using thinking skills to sort & create patterns. We will also be doing lots of counting and mental maths activities on the Interactive Whiteboard.
Topics - P2 will start by sharing about the Summer; places they enjoyed going to & activities they like to do. We then move on to the Pirates topic - where we think about transport, wind and movement. It's a real favourite for the pupils!
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The teachers have planned lots of fun activities for Play Based Learning; both inside and outside. We hope to get outside as much as we can to learn together and play.
It's going to be lots of fun!
We have really enjoyed our topic of Pirates! The topic was taught across all curriculum areas: - Literacy, Numeracy, WAU, Music, Art & especially enjoyed throughout the medium of Play Based Learning. P2 pupils enjoyed writing descriptions of a "WANTED" pirate, creating Wanted posters to go alongside side their descriptive writing. Designing our Pirate ships, Treasure maps and Pirate Art lessons were such fun. We even made some helicopters to link into our WAU lessons on air and transport. P2 loved counting pirate items and making sets of numbers up to 20. Lots of songs were sung and to finish this topic everyone really enjoyed our Pirate Day!
We have now begun our topic called, "Light and Dark." Within this topic we look at seasonal changes, changes of light, light sources, hibernation and being bright at night! It's a quick moving topic that develops understanding and deepens curiosity in the World around them!
In Literacy we begin to develop independent skills in sentence creation and building confidence to spell. We will write our first narrative story about a hibernating hedgehog and learn to write cards and letters. Unjumbling sentences and building skills in reading more fluently is also a focus.
In Numeracy number knowledge up to 20 is consolidated: recognising and writing numbers, making sets, comparing and counting. We also develop confidence in addition up to 20 and introduce subtraction within 20. We learn to count in 2s and work with the 2p coin. We will develop our skills in doubling a number.
P2 all love Play Based Learning and so far we have made lots of Autumnal artwork and Be Safe Be Bright badges! We will move onto hibernating bears and then onto our favourite Christmas! Already we are learning Christmas songs and thinking about our Christmas lessons. We aim to engage the pupils in a rich variety of play including art, writing, fine motor, role play and small world. We love playing outside and investigating nature. Outdoor play is a favourite developing skills in a large range of areas.
November and December will be a fun and busy few months and we can't wait to learn more!