Well we have been very busy bees this week! From learning all about knights to building our junk model castles to creating a fantastic ‘Hodgeheg’ display, we have been working our socks off! We have also been learning lots in Literacy and Numeracy. Let us tell you all that we have been learning this week…
Olivia – In writing we wrote about knights – we wrote about being a page, squire and knight.
Dylan – Some people were learning to use Clicker6 to help with writing.
Sky – We were also learning our sounds – wa, ou and ea.
Channing – We were learning to visualise. Miss Smith read a book and we had to imagine what the pictures would be. It was a book about identity.
Erin – We have been reading ‘The Hodgeheg’ and we created a big display full of hedgehogs.
Alex – We have been learning to tell the time. We can tell o’clock times and half past times.
Cody – We have been learning to weigh things to see if they are light or heavy.
Emile – We were learning to weigh using balancing scales to see if we could find things lighter, heavier or about 1/2kg.
Lucie – We have been making model castles up in the art room. We have been using junk to make our castles.
Konard – We included a working drawbridge on our model and a portcullis.
Amber – We have been learning about knights.
Channing – We learned about pages – you had to be 7 to be a page. They had to use toy swords to learn how to use proper swords when they are older. They also played with hunting birds.
Well isn’t 2020 flying by? This week in P2/3RS we have begun Knight School and enjoyed World Book Day on Thursday when we even finished our class novel, ‘The Hodgeheg’. Snapshot jotters will be coming home today, so please have a look through and let the children tell you all about their learning before returning them on Monday.
Let us tell you more about what we have been learning this week…
Numeracy and Maths:
Malcolm – We have been learning to order numbers from small to high.
Archie – We were learning to measure in metres, centimetres, half metres and quarter of a metre.
Amber – We have been learning about money by learning to work out change.
IDL – Castles and Knights:
Harvey N – We have been learning about knights and we are beginning Knight School to learn how to be a knight.
Leah – You need to protect people and be really strong.
Malcolm – You need to protect the King and Queen.
William – Knights have to be good at jousting too.
Alex and Konard – We are planning to make a model of a castle from cardboard boxes and other junk.
After the February break, we have been back working hard hoping Spring will come soon. We will begin Knight School next week to learn the skills and attitudes of noble knights. Some of this learning will take place outside, so please make sure that your children have jackets and sensible shoes in case the ground is still a little wet after all this horrible weather. In the mean time, let us tell you what we have been learning this week…
Malcolm – We were creating a poster because we are opening a gift shop for our Great Hall.
Eilidh, Reece, Channing – We had to include a list of things you can buy, pictures, how much things cost.
Aimee – The title had to be big and clear so people can read it.
Dylan – We have been learning our new sounds ea and wh.
Erin – We have been learning about centimetres and metres. 2m is 200cm.
Emile – We have been learning to change centimetres to metres and metres to centimetres.
Amber – We have been learning about shapes with Mrs Jacobs. We were learning to count edges and faces.
Health and Wellbeing (RSHP):
Olivia – We have been learning about life cycles of butterflies and frogs in P2.
Antos and Malcolm – We have been learning about different body parts like the penis and bottom. We have been learning the Pantosaurus song to help us remember that our private parts are private in P2.
Cailean – We have been learning about relationships in P3. We learned that if two boys love each other, in a romantic way, we would say that they are gay. If two girls love each other in a romantic way they can be called gay or lesbians.
This week in P2/3RS we have been LOVING our learning… I wonder if that is with Valentine’s Day around the corner? We even learned about the story of St Valentine and how he had a day named after him.
Let us tell you what else we have learned this week…
Olivia – We have been learning to read non-fiction books to learn facts we don’t know yet.
Sky – We have been learning new sounds. I learned Flippy Dolphin sounds – o-e and u-e.
Erin – We also learned wh- and ph which makes a f sound.
Reece – We have been learning about money. We have been adding up coins to see how much we have got.
Konrad – We have been learning to work out change using 100 square.
Emile – We have been looking at other rooms in the castle. We were learning about castle kitchens.
Cody – The castle kitchen was different from ours as they have lots of wooden things and no cupboards.
Emile and Aimee – They also do not have fridge and they cook food on a spit on a fire.
Attached is the Curriculum Newsletter for P2/3RS for January – March 2020.
Curriculum newsletter Jan – Apr
Well it is official… our Great Hall is open! We had a wonderful opening ceremony with trumpets sounding (thanks YouTube) and an official ribbon being cut. Even with this excitement, we have still managed to do lots of learning this week. Let us tell you all about it…
Channing – We have been silent b, w and k.
Leah – Sometimes you find these sounds in the beginning, middle or end of words. You have to remember not to say those sounds.
Eilidh and Cailean – We wrote a report this week about the outside parts of the castle.
Lucie, Harvey N, Emile and Amber – We wrote about the portcullis, moat, drawbridge and battlements.
Antos – We have been learning about money.
Leah – We have been learning to put the pennies in order.
Sky – The £2 is the biggest and 1p is the smallest.
Aimee – We have been learning to add up coins like 50p + 20p. To help us add we used 100 square.
Alex – We have been making our Great Hall.
Cody, Lucie, Channing and Sky – In our Great Hall we have shields, fire place, deer heads and tapestries.
We are just back from performing at the Scots’ Showcase. We hope you enjoyed our poems, songs and recitations. Here is what we have been learning and doing this week…
Dylan – We have been learning o-e sounds with our friend Flippy Dolphin. She tells us to flip the vowel remembering the magic and cheeky e at the end. We also learned br and cr words.
Lucie – We have kept practising the Gruffalo in Scots for our Scots’ Showcase.
Channing and Reece – We have been practising Zebra, Ally Bally and the Grufflao with P2CF.
Cody – We have been practising adding and taking away.
Malcolm – We are going to start learning about money next week.
Amber, Alex and Sky – We wrote an invitation for our Great Hall opening. It will be Friday 7th February and are excited to invite some teachers and classes to see it.
Dylan – We have been learning about the outside parts of the castle like the moat and arrowloops.
It’s guid to see ye! It has been Scots Week this week and we have thoroughly enjoyed learning Coulters’ Candy, The Gruffalo in Scots and Zebra by J K Annand. Congratulations to our poetry finalists – Dylan and Emile, Malcolm and Aimee. We are currently eagerly awaiting the results. While we wait, let us fill you in on what else we have been learning and doing this week….
Aimee – We have been learning the Gruffalo in Scots. We acted out the Gruffalo to practise.
Reece – We have been learning our class poem Zebra.
Antos – In Maths we have been learning to do part-part-whole to create take away sums.
Channing – We have been learning some maths words – increase means you add and decrease means you take away.
Cailean – We have been learning about castles and we are turning a bit of our classroom into a Great Hall.
Dylan – We have been making shield and big banners to look like tapestries to decorate our Great Hall.
Malcolm – We made shields thinking of the Heraldry system. I put a lion on mine to show I am brave and fierce and red because I am a great knight.
We had an exciting morning on Wednesday. Fergus, the storyteller, came to visit us again. The children were thrilled to see Fergus again and remembered lots of the stories and songs he told last year. Let us share the stories Fergus told us this year…
Konrad – We have begun learning about castles. We have begun learning about the outside of castles and have been learning about the Great Hall.
Dylan – Fergus, the storyteller, came to visit us again and we were very pleased to see him! He told us stories about castles.
Amber – He told us a story about Mary Queen of Scots. She lived hundreds of years ago. Even though she had a husband, she wouldn’t let him be King because she wanted to be the Queen by herself.
Leah – She was in a battle and was trapped in a castle. She tried to escape dressed as a boy. One of the guards smelled her perfume and then her friend hit him with a stick, making his eyes go dizzy and then she escaped.
Reece – Fergus told us another story about a nasty King and a rooster.
Olivia – The rooster wanted the King to give him back the penny he stole from him.
Dylan – It was a gold penny.
Emile – The rooster has swallowed a lot of bees and then let them out his mouth and they stung the King so he got his gold penny back which he shared with his owner.
Well it might be our first week back but that hasn’t stopped P2/3 beginning 2020 with some super-duper learning. Let us tell you about what we have been learning this week…
Aimee – We have begun reading The Gruffalo in Scots and we have been learning Scottish words like ‘Help ma boab!’
Lucie – We have been learning spelling stories like ‘big elephants can’t always understand smaller elephants.’ This helps us spell because.
William – We have been learning about symmetry. Symmetry is a line that cuts a picture in half. You can use a mirror to find symmetry.
Amber – We have been practising times tables and division. We have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to help us.
Erin – We have been learning about the words ‘less than’ and altogether. ‘Less than’ means you take away and ‘altogether’ means that we add.
Emile – We have been learning about Fairtrade.
Marcus – Fairtrade helps farmers.
Malcolm – Fairtrade helps farmers who don’t get paid the right amount for their stuff but Fairtrade is a charity that helps farmers get paid the right amount of money.