# Canterbury P2A blog

## Thursday, 24 May 2018

### IMPORTANT!

On Tuesday 29th May we will be celebrating Canary Day at school. All children should come dressed in their Canary costumes. We will be having lots of fun activities and for this we ask that the children bring €2 on Friday 25th May so that they can participate in all the activities. Many thanks from Miss Julie x x x

### IMPORTANT!

On Friday 1st June we will be visiting Castillio De La Luz. The children need to bring their normal school bags BUT they need a small bag as well for their snack and their bottle of water. They also need to bring a small shoe box, so they can bring their art work back to school safely. Thank-you.

### Homework week beginning 21st May 2018

Spellings for Thursday 31st May 2018; we are practising key words for P2, we should be able to spell these words correctly when we are writing independently.

difficult

earth

consider

enough

perhaps

address

guard

material

recent

guide

forward

fruit

Use a dictionary to find the meanings of at least six of your spellings.

Our mental maths questions on Wednesday 23rd May were:

16 pencils were shared between 4 children. How many did they each get?

How many more pencils would you need to give them 5 pencils each?

Three boys share 10 cakes equally between them. How many whole cakes did the each get?

How many cakes were left over?

Tom bought four boxes of cakes. Each box had 4 cakes in it. How many cakes did Tom buy?

He needed 24 cakes altogether for his party. How many more cakes did he need?

William had a 50p coin and 2 x 20p coins in his pocket. How much did he have?

He needed a pound to go to the cinema. How more money did he need?

Zara took three quarters of 8 sweets. How many did she take?

How many sweets were left?

Next week we will continue worded problems in our mental maths test. There will be a maths sheet sent home on Friday 25th May, linked to our work in class. Please complete and hand in on Friday 1st June.

difficult

earth

consider

enough

perhaps

address

guard

material

recent

guide

forward

fruit

Use a dictionary to find the meanings of at least six of your spellings.

Our mental maths questions on Wednesday 23rd May were:

16 pencils were shared between 4 children. How many did they each get?

How many more pencils would you need to give them 5 pencils each?

Three boys share 10 cakes equally between them. How many whole cakes did the each get?

How many cakes were left over?

Tom bought four boxes of cakes. Each box had 4 cakes in it. How many cakes did Tom buy?

He needed 24 cakes altogether for his party. How many more cakes did he need?

William had a 50p coin and 2 x 20p coins in his pocket. How much did he have?

He needed a pound to go to the cinema. How more money did he need?

Zara took three quarters of 8 sweets. How many did she take?

How many sweets were left?

Next week we will continue worded problems in our mental maths test. There will be a maths sheet sent home on Friday 25th May, linked to our work in class. Please complete and hand in on Friday 1st June.

## Thursday, 17 May 2018

### Homework for week beginning 14th May 2018.

Our spelling rule for Wednesday 16th May will be: When we hear the "shun" sound at the end of a word it is usually spelt as "tion".

nation

operation

situation

imagination

correction

fiction

introduction

construction

solution

pollution

centre

century

heart

breath

busy

early

continue

decide

island

minute

Write five sentences using some of your spelling words, hand in on Wednesday 23rd may, thank-you.

Our mental maths questions on Wednesday 16th may were:

1. 12 pencils were shared between 3 children. How many pencils did each child get?

2. Sara shared 9 cakes with her friend. How many whole cakes did they get each?

3. How many cakes were left over?

4. Harry bought 5 boxes of cakes. Each box had 4 cakes in it. How many cakes did Harry buy?

5. Harry needed to buy 32 cakes altogether for everyone in his class. How many more cakes did he need?

6. Alfie had 50c, 20c and 10c in his pocket. How much did he have?

7. He needed €1 to go to the cinema. How much more did he need?

8. There were 12 sweets on the table. Sara took a quarter of the sweets. How many did she take?

9. How many sweets were left?

10. 17 people were on a bus. 9 people got off the bus. 12 people got on the bus. How many people are on the bus now?

We will continue to work on worded problems next week in mental maths, so keep practising.

Our maths homework will be a sheet based on column addition which we have been working on this week. This should be completed and handed in on Friday 25th May, thank-you.

Write a paragraph which includes all of these time conjunctions. Hand in on Thursday 24th May 2018.

nation

operation

situation

imagination

correction

fiction

introduction

construction

solution

pollution

__Key P2 words__centre

century

heart

breath

busy

early

continue

decide

island

minute

Write five sentences using some of your spelling words, hand in on Wednesday 23rd may, thank-you.

Our mental maths questions on Wednesday 16th may were:

1. 12 pencils were shared between 3 children. How many pencils did each child get?

2. Sara shared 9 cakes with her friend. How many whole cakes did they get each?

3. How many cakes were left over?

4. Harry bought 5 boxes of cakes. Each box had 4 cakes in it. How many cakes did Harry buy?

5. Harry needed to buy 32 cakes altogether for everyone in his class. How many more cakes did he need?

6. Alfie had 50c, 20c and 10c in his pocket. How much did he have?

7. He needed €1 to go to the cinema. How much more did he need?

8. There were 12 sweets on the table. Sara took a quarter of the sweets. How many did she take?

9. How many sweets were left?

10. 17 people were on a bus. 9 people got off the bus. 12 people got on the bus. How many people are on the bus now?

We will continue to work on worded problems next week in mental maths, so keep practising.

Our maths homework will be a sheet based on column addition which we have been working on this week. This should be completed and handed in on Friday 25th May, thank-you.

**TEFL**we are looking at time conjunctions: First, next, before, after, then, finally.Write a paragraph which includes all of these time conjunctions. Hand in on Thursday 24th May 2018.

## Sunday, 13 May 2018

### IMPORTANT!

**Just to let you know that as from Monday 14th May 2018 all children can wear their sports uniform every day.**

## Friday, 11 May 2018

### Homework week beginning 7th May 2018.

Our spelling rule for Wednsday 17th May is: When adding the suffix m_nt to a word we always use the vowel e, ment. We also have some key words to practise which don't follow this rule but are words which we should all be able to spell by the end of P2.

payment

agreement

amazement

achievement

amusement

punishment

improvement

commitment

excitment

replacement

actual

learn

group

heard

arrive

circle

often

caught

build

eight

Remember to write five super sentences which show you understand the meanings of some of your spellings.

Our mental maths questions on Wednesday 9th May were:

3x3

27 divided by 3

8 x3

15 divided by 3

5 x 4

36 divided by 4

24 divided by 4

11 x 4

6x6

7x6

24 divided by 6

36 divided by 6

8 x 8

3 x 8

11 x 8

72 divided by 8

24 divided by 8

48 divided by 8

96 divided by 8

Next week I will be asking worded questions e.g. David scored 5 goals and Fernando scored 9 more goals than David, how many goals were scored altogether? I had 26 sweets but I gave 11 away. How many sweets do I have left?

I have sent a revision sheet home for the children to practise all the concepts we have covered in numeracy this term. This will help them in our tests next week. (This revision sheet does not need to be returned to school, please keep it at home so you can continue to practise these types of questions with your child, to reinforce the learning which we are working on at school.) Their homework sheet will be based on mental and column addition which we have been working on this week. This should be handed in on Friday 18th May.

TEFL we are looking at time conjunctions: First, next, before, after, then, finally.

Write a paragraph which includes all of these time conjunctions. Hand in on Thursday 24th May 2018.

payment

agreement

amazement

achievement

amusement

punishment

improvement

commitment

excitment

replacement

actual

learn

group

heard

arrive

circle

often

caught

build

eight

Remember to write five super sentences which show you understand the meanings of some of your spellings.

Our mental maths questions on Wednesday 9th May were:

3x3

27 divided by 3

8 x3

15 divided by 3

5 x 4

36 divided by 4

24 divided by 4

11 x 4

6x6

7x6

24 divided by 6

36 divided by 6

8 x 8

3 x 8

11 x 8

72 divided by 8

24 divided by 8

48 divided by 8

96 divided by 8

Next week I will be asking worded questions e.g. David scored 5 goals and Fernando scored 9 more goals than David, how many goals were scored altogether? I had 26 sweets but I gave 11 away. How many sweets do I have left?

I have sent a revision sheet home for the children to practise all the concepts we have covered in numeracy this term. This will help them in our tests next week. (This revision sheet does not need to be returned to school, please keep it at home so you can continue to practise these types of questions with your child, to reinforce the learning which we are working on at school.) Their homework sheet will be based on mental and column addition which we have been working on this week. This should be handed in on Friday 18th May.

TEFL we are looking at time conjunctions: First, next, before, after, then, finally.

Write a paragraph which includes all of these time conjunctions. Hand in on Thursday 24th May 2018.

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