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This week in P2AG

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

With the European elections this week, we have been learning about the election process (Harry T) and how to create a campaign. We created our own campaign for the school leadership group elections.  To do this we designed a poster (Harry N) and wrote a speech. We then presented our speech and poster to the class in order to convince our peers we were the best person for the job. On Thursday we went to the “poling station” and voted for our preferred candidate by placing an ‘x’ in the box.

Literacy

Writing – In writing this week, we were learning to write persuasively (Abbaigh), as part of our IDL focus. We wrote a speech (Cole), as detailed above, to tell others why we would be a good candidate for the leadership role we had applied for. We then re-drafted our writing (Jaiden) to up level our work and improve our chances of being elected.

Phonics – This week we have been learning to identify and use the ‘ear’ sound (Nadia). We know the following words have the ear sound:

  • “gear” (Tia),
  • “ear” (Oscar)
  • “fear” (Noah).
  • “tear” (Cole).

Handwriting- This week we have been learning to form our letters correctly. We learned to form lower and upper case letters correctly (Callum). We made sure to position the letters on the line (Reggie) and make sure they were correctly sized.

Numeracy

In Numeracy, we have revising various maths and numeracy covered this year. We have been learning to identify coins and work out “total costs” (Ellie). We were also learning to calculate change (Reggie) and know we need to subtract to work out the total change (Oscar). We were also learning to split objected in half (Ruva) and quarter (Abbaigh). We then consolidated our knowledge of quarter past times on both the analogue and digital clock.

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Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

 

This week in P2CF…

We have had a busy week in P2CF, here are some of the things we have been learning about this week!

 

In Numeracy, we have been learning ordering and sequencing numbers.
– “We were putting numbers in order from smallest to biggest.” (Catherine)
– “We were counting backwards and forwards from big numbers up to 100.  I did it without a 100 square.” (Leah M)
“I knew that something takeway 7 was 6.  I knew the missing number was 13 because I knew that 6 and 6 was 12.” (Aimee)

 

In Literacy, we wrote a story about a cheeky chicken.

– “My story was about a farmer who had laid some seeds and the chicken ate them all!” (James F)

“The cheeky chicken in my story ate socks from the washing line.  The  farmer had to chose the chicken to the hen house! The farmer was disappointed!” (Ayleigh)

-”My target for writing is to add more wow words to my story.” (Channing)

 

In IDL, we have been voting as part of democracy fortnight.

– “We told the class reasons why we thought we would be good at doing the job and convince them to vote for us.” (Erin)
– “I will be the digital leader next year.  I am excited about my job!” (Emile)

“I am going to be in the health and wellbeing group. I was very surprised and very happy when Mrs Penman said my name.” (Aimee)

This week in P2AG

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

In IDL with this week being digit learning week, we have been learning to program using the Bee-Bot. We were able to input instructions into the Bee-Bot to make it move (Noah). We were also able to predict the movement of the Bee-Bot through trial and error and were able to program it to follow a ‘path’.

To develop our directional language we made a map using squared paper and were able to provide precise directions on how to get from the start to a specific item. For example: “forward four, turn right and forward 1” (Evin).

Literacy

Phonics – We have been learning the ‘ure’ sound and know the following words have our new sound:

  • “pure” (Cole)
  • “sure” (Ellie),
  • “picture” (Abbaigh)
  • “mixture” (Ruva).

Library- We made our usual trip to the school library this morning and changed our chill books. One of these books will be in our homework file next week and one will stay in the class for DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time.

Writing

In writing this week, we were learning to write imaginatively (Jaiden).  We focused on including a story setting in our writing as an introduction to our stories. We were tasked with including “one wow word” in our story setting (Rhys).

Numeracy

In Numeracy, we have revising various maths and numeracy concepts covered this year. We started the week sequencing and ordering numbers to 100 (Eli). We then practiced adding and subtracting within 20 and crossing over ten. We know that we can track with our fingers to help us add and subtract and have been developing this skill. We then finished the week be developing our confidence in telling the time using both an analogue and digital clock. We know that:

  • The big hand is the minutes hand and the small hand is the hour hand (Reggie).
  • There is 30 minutes in half in hour (Krivi).

Thank you for reading our blog!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

P2CF class blog (17th May 2019)

Here are just some of the things that P2CF have been learning about this week!

In Numeracy, we have been learning about directions and instructions.
– “We were learning left and right by using the bee-bots.  We had to give the bee-bot instructions to move.” (Emile)
– “If we use our hands and fingers we can make a L to know what side is left.” (Catherine)
– “We went outside and gave instructions to our partner to move and get to a place.” (James F)

– “People need to know left and right to help people get to places.  My mum told me to get a bag and I asked what side it was on, left or right?  She said the right and I found the bag.” (Cailean)

In Literacy, we learned the sound ure and we wrote a story about a greedy goat.

– “We read a story about a witch and a girl who was given a mixture to help us learn some ure words.” (Reece)

“Mixture, pure, sure, adventure, cure, creature, temperature all have ure in them. (Whole class)

– “My story was about a greedy goat who didn’t have good eyesight.  It ate some strawberries and blueberries and changed colour to red and blue because of the food.” (Kacey)

-”My target for writing is to put full stops in the right place.” (Leah)

In IDL, we have been learning about why people vote as part of democracy fortnight.

– “Next week we will be voting for the pupil groups for next year.  I would like to be in the health and wellbeing group.” (Aimee)
– “People vote on the things that they want.” (Reece)

“We are making posters to let people know why we want them to vote for us.” (Amber D)

This week in Primary 2AG

Another week has passed in P2AG.

Literacy:

“In writing we were learning to write a personal account” (Ellie). We really focused on using “capital letters, full stops, and finger spaces” (Tia) and at least two different connectives. We know a good piece of news writing includes: “what I was doing” (Cole), “who I was with” (Oscar), “when” I did this (Abbaigh) and “how I felt” (Nadia).

In phonics this week, we have been learning the ‘ur’ sound. The rhyme associated with the ‘ur’ sound is “nurse with a purse” (Tia).

This week we have also been learning to “visualise” parts of a story. (Harry N). We read a chapter of the class novel ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and had to draw how we imagined the scene would look.

We have also been learning to read with expression. We have been making more effort to say it like the character.

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

“In Health and Wellbeing, we have been learning how to manage our emotions” (Nadia). We have talked about the strategies we use and the new ones we can replace these with.  For example “When I feel angry I count to ten in my head instead of shouting or crying” (Ruva).

With it being democracy fortnight, we have been learning about the term democracy and the importance of voting (Beth). We know that “you can only vote once” (Krivi) and that everyone has the “right to vote” (Reggie).

Numeracy

In Numeracy, we have been learning to “identify lines of symmetry” (Cole) and complete a symmetrical drawing. We were able to use mirrors to help us identify lines of symmetry.

We have also been learning about directions (Nikola). We were learning to identify our left from our right and were able to follow simple instructions using our right and left hands.

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

This week in P2AG

Literacy:

This week in literacy:

Writing – This week we continued develop our ability to write imaginatively. We used our IDL farm context, and wrote a story titled “An Animal Adventure!” (Ruva). Our stories had to include at least two WOW words in order to make our writing more interesting for the reader. Some examples of the WOW words used in our writing were: humongous (Oscar), enormous (Reggie), amazing (Krivi) and super (Abbaigh).

Phonics – We have been revising the ‘aw’ sound this week (Cole). We know the following word have the ‘aw’ sound: law (Miah), lawn (Oscar), dawn (Ellie) and paw (Lily).

Numeracy

This week we have been learning about symmetry during our maths lessons (Millie). We have been able to identify symmetrical patterns and create our own patterns both in the classroom and outdoors (check out our Twitter page to see some pictures). We also learned how to use a mirror as a tool to help complete a symmetrical picture and pattern.

Health and Wellbeing

This week, we have been learning to manage our own emotions (Callum). We discussed various situations and how these would make us feel, and we also discussed what we do to make ourselves feel happy in these situations. We also learned new breathing techniques as a tool for regulating our own emotions,. We particularly liked the ‘buzzing bee’ (Rhys) breathing technique! We also discussed other coping strategies such as smiling at others, bouncing a ball, reading a book and listening to music, before discussing why these strategies would help us feel calm.

 

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon would like to wish you a lovely bank holiday weekend! We look forward to updating you on our learning again next week.

P2CF Weekly Blog

Here are just some of the things that P2CF have been learning about this week!

 

In Numeracy, we have been learning about symmetry and about area.
– “If you split something down the middle and it is the same on each side then it is symmetrical.” (Erin)
– “A leaf, butterfly, ladybird, badger, and a flower all have symmetry.” (Channing, Catherine, Ayleigh, James F, Leah)
– “Area is about how much size something takes up.  If you got a new bed you would need to know the area so you knew how much space it takes up.” (Ashley)

 

In Literacy, we learned the sound ire and we wrote a story about a lamb.

– “Fire, hire, conspire,vampire, and inspire all have ire in them.” (Kacey)
– “My story was about a lamb who was playing with her friends in a field.  She saw some juicy grass.  But she became lost from her friends.  Then she heard a familiar ‘baa’ and it was her mum.” (Daniel)

-”My target for writing is to add in more full stops.” (Reece)

 

In HWB, we have been sharing about our families and what makes them special.

– “My family is special because my mum and dad love me and all of us the same amount.” (Catherine)
– “My family is special because I have a crazy rabbit.” (Leah)

My family is special because my dogs always give me nice cuddles and it makes me feel happy.” (Channing)

This week in P2AG

Literacy:

This week in literacy:

Writing – This week we were learning to write imaginatively (Oscar) using our IDL farm context. Our story title was “A problem on the farm!” (Jaiden). Our stories had to include a beginning, middle and end and two different connectives. Some examples of the connectives we used were: and (Tia), but (Ellie), when and because (Evin).

Phonics – We have been learning the ‘ire’ sound this week (Abbaigh). We know the following word have the ‘ire’ sound: fire (Abbaigh), bonfire (Harry T), conspire (Nadia) and inspire (Ruva). We also know the meaning of these two tricky words.

Numeracy

This week we have revised previously taught concepts in preparation for our new maths topic next week. We focused on learning about patterns, both shape patterns and patterns in numbers. We were also practicing  sequencing and ordering numbers within 100 through a variety of different tasks during our station work (Jaiden).

IDL

This week, within the context of farm animals we have been learning about food chains. This week we began to explore food chain and food webs in more detail and were able to sort a selection of animals into one of the four categories; producer (Craig), consumer (Harry N), predator (Noah) and prey (Oscar).  We now know:

“All plants are producers because they make energy from the sunlight” (Craig)

“A caterpillar is a consumer” (Abbaigh)

“A lion is a predator because it eats other animals and hunts for its food” (Rhys)

“A Zebra is [an example of] prey” (Millie).

Thank you for reading our blog!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

 

P2CF Weekly Blog

Welcome to P2CF’s class blog!  After a nice, relaxing few weeks of holiday we have had a busy start to the new term!

 

In Numeracy, we have been learning about odd and even numbers, and patterns.
– “Even numbers all end with 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 and odd numbers are 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.” (Reece)
– “We found out about number patterns, shape patterns and colour patterns.” (Catherine)
– “We went outside with Mr Mathis to measure using a metre stick.  I found out the bench was smaller than a metre.” (Emile)

 

In Literacy, we learned about the ew sound and tried some new reading activities.

– “We found words that have the ‘oo’ sound but have the letters ew.  We wrote sentences and drew pictures of words that have that sound.” (James F)
– “I played a game with pictures and we spelled the words we found.” (Aimee)

-”I played a bingo game with our spelling words.” (Jiyanna)

 

 

In IDL, we have started to learn about our new topic, the farm. We shared what we already know and what we would like to find.

– “I want to know why sheep have furry coats.” (Leah)
– “I want to know if baby cows can make milk.” (Kacey)

“Why do farmers have horses?” (Catherine)

“Why do farmers have sheep and other animals?” (Archie)

 

We hope to find out the answers to these questions over the next few weeks and share the answers with you all!

This week in P2AG….

Welcome to our final blog of Term 3!

Literacy:

This week in literacy:

We have continued to develop our ability to write a personal account (Oscar) during our news writing sessions. This week we focused on using wow words to describe how we felt for example we said we felt “fantastic” (Ruva) and “amazing” (Abbaigh) instead of good or happy.

We have also been learning to write an imaginative story about a rabbit with magical powers (Millie). To set the scene Miss Gillon told us that a magical bunny had arrived on our doorstep (Krivi).  Our stories were all very different, some examples include:

  • Noah’s rabbit had had super strength and could dig huge tunnels for all the other rabbit to get through.
  • Tia’s rabbit was the Easter Bunnies baby and it’s super power was delivering Easter eggs quickly.
  • Callum’s rabbit was super cute and its magical power was to keep everyone happy.

In handwriting, we were learning to form letters in the right positions (Tia) and start them in the correct places. We made sure our g’s and y’s were hanging below the line (Reggie). We also self and peer assessed our work against the targets.

Numeracy

We have been revising previously taught numeracy concepts this week, for example:

– We were developing our knowledge of using concrete materials to complete subtraction sums up to the value of 20 (Abbaigh).

– We were developing our knowledge of subtraction thorough problem solving questions. Reggie said this really challenged him.

– We were developing out ability to add two and three numbers together up to the value of 20 (Tia).

– We were also developing our confidence in completing missing number sums (up to the value of 20) (Noah).

Thank you for reading our blog, we hope you have a wonderful Easter Holiday!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.