Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)
In IDL, we have continued to prepare for our Scottish Folklore assembly. This week we have been learning our song The Nessie Rumble. We also created actions to accompany the song, which have helped us remember our words. We have practiced our story re-tell poem in class. On Thursday, we preformed the whole assembly together and used peer assessment to consider our next steps to better our performance.
Aside from the assembly practice, this week we read the book ‘The treasure of the Loch Ness Monster’ retold by Lari Don. After reading the book we used our imagination to create an image of the Loch Ness Monster. Once we completed our pictures, we then discussed these with one another. Millie believes the Loch Ness Monster has “tiny legs and arms” and Eli believes “Nessie has spikes along her back”.
We also began to discuss the big questions we asked at the start of the topic. We explore the ideas around the fact and fiction debate surrounding the Loch Ness Monster. We also began to consider the length of the Loch Ness Monster.
In Numeracy, we have been learning to add within 20. At the beginning of the week, we used practical examples to explore addition with 20 before moving on to written examples as the week progressed. On Friday, we used our knowledge of crossing over 10 to play a variety of addition games during our carousel learning session. Pupils worked in groups to generating random number addition sums using dice. They also played an addition within 20 board game, and engaged with interactive addition games on the iPad.
In Maths, we have been learning to recognise and name 3D shapes. We have been using a variety of active approaches to develop this knowledge. We were able to identify the 2D shapes found on 3D shapes. For example, a number of pupils said a cube has “square faces”.
In writing this week, we wrote an ending for another Scottish Folklore called Tam Lin. In the story, Tam Lin was trapped in the woods by an evil Fairy Queen. Janet, a girl from the nearby town, found Tam Lin and tried to help free him. Before reading the ending of the story, the pupils used their imagination to discuss how Janet would save Tam Lin from the fairy queen. Lots of interesting ideas were suggested and the planning conversations were amazing as always! Ellie suggesting “Janet will find the spell book and Tam Lin will cast a spell on the Fairy Queen” and Adam suggested “the boy will use a sword and fight the Fairy Queen”. Pupils then wrote their ending into their jotter using the ideas generated during the discussion.
In literacy, we have been revising the sounds taught over the last three weeks. We have completed various revision activities and have identified our previously taught sounds in new texts.
We made our usual trip to the school library this morning and changed our two chill books. Both chill books will stay in school next week to allow pupils the opportunity to review the books and recommend them to their peers.
We look forward to sharing our learning journey with you all again next week!
Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.