What a quick week we have had this week!
This week in literacy:
Writing – We have been learning to write a story setting using our new IDL context of farms. We looked at pictures of farms to help us describe what we would “see, hear, smell and feel” (Nadia). For example “I could hear the cows mooing” (Evin) and “I could see the black horses running away” (Callum).
Phonics – We have been revising the ‘are’ sound (Beth). This sound sounds like ‘air’ (Craig). We know the words care (Oscar), share (Rhys) and square (Abbaigh) all make the ‘are’ (air) sound.
This week we have revised previously taught ideas such as data collection and competed bar graphs after collecting date using tally marks. We also began to develop our ability to “identify odd and even numbers” (Miah). We now know that a number that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 will be an even number and numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 will be odd.
On Monday we started our new topic titled “The Farm” (Harry T). To begin our topic we discussed what we already know about farms and what we would like to know. We then began to look at the types of food farm animals eat, before developing our knowledge of food chains (Harry N). We learned the words producer and consumer and made out own farm animal food chain.
Primary 2 and Miss Gillon would like to wish everyone a lovely Easter weekend!