P2AG had a really busy week this week! We performed our nativity twice and also took part in the cake and carols performance today.
This week we have been running the Sunnyside Post Office. We have been designing, selling and advertising our handcrafted stamps. We also have a team of pupils responsible for collection, sorting and delivering the Christmas cards. Whilst running our enterprise we have been able to use a range of our skills developed in primary two. Millie, who is part of the stamp making team, said “we have been designing stamps” – using our art skills. Evin, who is part of the selling team, said “we have been using what we know about money to work out change” and Rhys said he has been “working out total costs” – using his knowledge of numeracy and addition.
This week in literacy we have been developing our identity as a reader by listening and reading a variety of new texts. We have been learning to identify the elements of a front cover and use a contents page to navigate around a non-fiction book.
We also had a visit from P5AB on Thursday for our paired reading session. During the session, we discussed what we liked and disliked about the book we read with our ‘big buddies’.
This week in Numeracy, we have been revising the concepts covered during this term. We have focused on money, fractions, addition and subtraction this week and have been able to apply our knowledge whilst playing a variety of numeracy games (Reggie, Cole, Lilley-Mai).
We have also been learning to use our maths knowledge in different context this week. Evin was able to use his knowledge of coins and subtraction to issue change to customers who bought our stamps. In addition, Rhys and Nikola also used their mathematics skills to work out the total cost of stamps.
This week, we performed in front of an audience. We projected our voices so the audience could hear us and we also made sure to follow the silent stage signals. We also preformed to an audience during the cake and carols event today. We have been learning to sign “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” using Makaton, which is a type of sign language.
Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.