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This week in P2AG…

 

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.

Numeracy

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.

Maths

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”.

Writing

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.

Literacy

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.

This week in P2OD

It has been another busy week of learning for P2OD.  Here are some of the things we have been doing.

Maths:

In Maths we have been learning to count up to 100 in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. (James F and Ashley).  We played maths games to help with our counting. (Catherine)  We used dice and counters to count. (Amber D)

Literacy:

We have been learning the sounds or and ou. (Cailean and James F). We wrote sentences to tell the dragon stoorworm story.  (Aimee and Cailean)

We read a story about Tam Linn who was fighting an evil queen.  (Reece) It was a scary story. (Kacey)

 

We have a new class moto. It is “Stop, think, be awesome!”

In primary 2AG this week….

Another week has passed in P2AG, and what an amazing week of learning it has been.

 

Literacy

In literacy, we have been learning new sounds. This week the orange group have focused on the ‘a-e’ sound and the green group have focused on the ‘or’ sound. In literacy, we identified our spelling sounds in our phoneme stories using our detective skills. We also displayed our understanding of the story by drawing a picture to match with the text.

We made our usual trip to the library this morning and changed our two chill books. One of which will be sent home on Monday, along with last weeks reading book and spelling words.

Writing

In writing, we wrote a thank you letter to the tour guide from our recent school trip. We learned what to include in a letter and how to correctly set the information out. In our letters, we also included our favourite part of the tour and one interesting fact about the Kelpies. Jaiden said his favourite part was “going inside the Kelpie head” and Millie said she enjoyed creating and “drawing a mythical beast.” We also included one interesting fact we learned on our school trip. Cole remembered the Kelpie heads were “30m tall” and Beth said “the Kelpies were called Duke and Baron.” Miss Gillon has sent these to our tour guide and we hope he enjoys reading them!

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

In IDL this week, we started our class assembly practice (this is on the final day of this term – 10th of October at 10am). We also used our own imagination to create a scene from The Selkie Girl Tale and preformed our scene to the class. We then self and peer assessed our performances and talked about what we could do to improve our performances for our assembly.

Numeracy

In Numeracy, we have continued to develop our ability to order numbers to 100. This week we used 100 number bead strings to identify the numbers before and after a given number. We also estimated the position of a number on a number line.

Maths

We are continuing to develop our knowledge of 2D shapes in our maths lessons with Mrs Cuthbert.

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

This week in P2AG

We have had a busy and fun filled week in P2AG!

On Thursday, Primary 2AG took their learning out with the classroom and visited the Kelpies in Falkirk as part of our IDL lessons. When we arrived at the Kelpies, “we took pictures” (Miah) and had fun exploring the area. We then completed risk assessments based on the dangers around us. We also “talked about how to be safe” (Lilley-Mai) and responsible on our school trip. We then went on a tour, guided by the wonderful Steve who enthralled us with his story telling and factual knowledge. To round off the day we went to the Helix Park where Evan, Adam and Rhys said their favourite part was having a go on the HUGE slide. A fun filled day was had by all; with lots of great learning opportunities along the way. Check out some of the pictures below!

Writing

In writing this week, we wrote an alternative ending for the Dragon Stoorworm Tale. The skill we focused on was developing our use of interesting vocabulary. We were asked to include WOW words in our writing to make it more interesting for the reader. During our planning conversations Nadia described the Dragon Stoorworm as “enormous” and Nikola said “he is humungous”. Krivi also described the dragon’s skin as “scaly’ and Ellie suggested his skin was very “spiky”. As always, a great discussion was had during our planning stage!

Literacy

In literacy, we have been learning new sounds. This week the orange group have focused on the ‘oi’ sound and the green group have focused on the ‘ar’ sound. We enjoyed our sound detective work so much last week; we asked to do this again. We also played a variety of interactive games to consolidate our knowledge of phonics.

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

In IDL this week, we used our predicted endings for The Dragon Stoorworm tale and compared these with the ending written in the book. We also discussed and created a risk assessment in class before our trip to the Kelpies. On Thursday we went on our trip to the Kelpies to consolidate our knowledge of the Kelpie folk tale.

Numeracy

In Numeracy, we have been developing our ability to sequence numbers to 100.This week we have participated in both active and written approaches.  We continue to transfer our knowledge developed during play based learning in our written tasks.

Maths

On Wednesday, we continued to identify the properties of 2D shapes in our maths lesson with Mrs Cuthbert. This week we created a shape out of lolly pop sticks and wrote a description describing the properties of the shape.

 

We look forward to sharing our learning journey with you all again next week!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

This week in Primary 2…

P2AG and Miss Gillon welcome you to our blog.

To celebrate math week, each morning we have played an active math game with our peers. These activities have allowed P2AG to develop their math knowledge and build their cooperative talking and listing skills.

Numeracy

In Numeracy, we have been learning to recognise and sequence numbers to 100. At the start of the week, we were introduced to the 100 square and have been developing our ability to recognise two digit numbers. As the week progressed, we focused on recognising missing numbers in a number sequence. We used various active approaches in math this week; one particular favourite was the 100 square hide and seek game (check out the picture below). During our numeracy lesson on Thursday, Noah was keen to share with the group that “53 is the number between 52 and 54” and Tia said, “Playing the interactive games made learning maths fun”

Maths

On Wednesday, we continued to identify the properties of 2D shapes in our maths lesson with Mrs Cuthbert. This week we created a shape booklet to describe the properties of various 2D shapes. We included information such as “the number of sides” (Jaiden) and “the number of corners” (Abbaigh).

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

In IDL this week, we continued to develop our knowledge of the Selkie Girl folktale. We worked independently to draw a scene from the Selkie Girl folktale before working cooperatively to create a group story booklet. At the end of the week, we made a prediction about the ending of our new mythical story titled the Dragon Stoorworm. A great discussion was had by all, with many interesting endings suggested. Nikola said the “dragon stoorworm will eat the princess” whereas Nadia thought the “princess will get saved by someone with a sword”.

Writing

In writing this week, we wrote a fact-file about Selkies and included only the “things we know” (Millie) about a Selkie.  We used three part-planning format-involving pictures to plan our writing and according to Cole, “drawing the pictures helps me to plan what I’m going to write”

Literacy

In literacy, we have continued to revise our sounds. This week the orange group have focused on the ‘ir’ sound and the green group have focused on the ‘ee’ sound. We have used ‘magnifying’ glasses to find our sounds in books around our school. There were some great ‘sound detectives’ in P2AG this week!

We look forward to sharing our learning journey with you all again next week!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

This week in P2OD

Primary 2OD have continued to work hard this week and enjoyed showing people our class and the work we have been doing during in class the Open Night! Here are just a few of the things we have been up to.

Maths:

We have been counting up to 20 with Mrs Dunn.  (Erin)

With Mr Fergus we have continued to learn about 2D shapes.  I know that a pentagon has got 5 sides and an octagon has got 8 sides.  (Emile)  We looked for 2D shapes at home and outside as part of our homework.  (Leah)

Literacy:

After learning about the Selkies from a book we wrote about them in our jotter. (Ayleigh)  We drew 6 pictures and wrote a sentence about what happened in the story called How to Catch a Star with Mrs Cuthbert during our Thinking Reader task.  (Jiyana)

IDL:

As part of our topic on Scottish Folklore we read the book The Dragon Stoorworm.  Two people went into the dragons tummy! (Catherine)  I thought the story was very good and funny.  (Amber T)

We made a picture of the Kelpies with Mr Fergus using tin foil instead of metal and added water and hills.  (Cailean)

We cannot wait to visit the Kelpies next week!  We are excited to tell you all about it next week. – P2OD, Mrs Dunn and Mr Fergus

This week in P2AG

Hello and welcome to P2AG’s blog.

 

Numeracy

This week in Numeracy we have been learning to double numbers to 20. To help us learn we have been using active learning approaches, including various double games. During our learning discussions this week Ellie reminded the class that “0 + 0 = 0 is a double” and Nadia pointed out that 10 + 10 was our biggest double with an answer of 20.

Maths

On Wednesday, we were learning to identify the properties of 2D shapes. P2AG  were able to transfer their knowledge into real life contexts and identify 2D shapes around our school. Whilst walking through the school today, Millie said the “windows were rectangles” and Oscar suggested the “clock was a circle”.

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

We continued with the Scottish Folklore topic this week, however we moved away from the Kelpie folktale.  This week we began to explore ‘The Selkie Girl’ retold by Janis Mackay. We made predictions about the book using our prior knowledge of mythical creatures and the illustrations on the front cover. Craig suggested the book would be about a mythical seal and Lilley-Mai said the story would be set “at the beach”.  After listening to the story we completed a sequencing task and designed a new front cover for the book.

Writing

In writing this week, we wrote a descriptive piece based on last weeks Kelpie IDL lessons.  To help us write our descriptions we looked at a picture of a mythical Kelpie and talked cooperatively with our peers to create detailed descriptions.  Great discussion were had regarding the physical appearance of the Kelpie. Krivi suggested the mythical Kelpie had hidden silver glitter strands in its tail.

Literacy

In literacy, we have been revising our sounds previously learned in P1. We will continue to develop our prior knowledge next week; before moving on to our new sound the following week.

Mini-Topic

At the start of the term, Primary 2 were learning to identify and manage their emotions. We read the book ‘The Colour Monster’  and discussed emotions. We discussed how emotions were presented on our faces and how to best manage our emotions. In addition, we also created colour monster art which developed our cutting skills. As a result of the mini-topic, we now have a “How are you feeling?” chart in our classroom where we rate our feelings throughout the day. This allows me the opportunity to regularly check in with pupils.

We are looking forward to sharing our learning journey with you all!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

This week in P2OD

Primary 2OD have been very busy this week!  Here are just a few of the things we have been up to.

Maths:

We have been completing lots of number work.  We have been using numbers up to 20.  (Erin)  We have been using the hundred square to find numbers and to count.  (Leah)

With Mr Fergus we have been learning about different 2D shapes and looked for shapes in the class. (Kyle)

Literacy:

We have been finding out about the Kelpies and reading about Selkies.  We were writing about what the Kelpies did and what they look like.  We learned that Selkies take off their skin and can turn into humans.  (Cailean, Leah, Aimee)

IDL:

Mrs Dunn read us a story called The Selkie Girl.  I liked the story because there was a boy who took the sealskin home and did not know it was the girls.  (Reece)  We are excited because we are going on a trip to see the Kelpies soon! (Jiyanh)

Kian and Cody were acting out the story of the Kelpies during Golden Time!

We look forward to sharing our learning next week – Mrs Dunn, Mr Fergus and P2OD.