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This week in P2AG…..

P2AG had a really busy week this week! We performed our nativity twice and also took part in the cake and carols performance today.

Enterprise

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.

Literacy

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’.

Numeracy

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.

Nativity

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.

This week in P2OD (14/12/2018)

Primary 2OD have had a busy week with not one, but two nativity performances! Here is what else we have been up to.

 

Maths:

We have been using coins to make different amounts from 1p to 20p.  We had to find different ways to make the totals. (Cailean)  We worked at different stations this week using iPads, a hedgehog, beads to make colour patterns, and dominos to help us count. (Leah, Amber T, Jiyana)

 

Literacy:

We wrote letters to Santa this week.  We told him our name, age, and where we lived.  I told him what I would like for Christmas. (Ashley)  In my letter to Santa I said I would leave him some cookies! (Kacey)  I said please and thank you to Santa. (Amber T)

 

Expressive Arts:

This week was our nativity.  I liked learning the songs to tell the story of the first Christmas. (Ayleigh)  My favourite part was being King Herod and having to do an evil laugh!  (Daniel)  I thought the camels were the most important characters because they carry royalty. (James F)

We learned the song We Wish You a Merry Christmas and used Makaton sign language while we sang it.  (Aimee)

We got to make Christmas hats with Mrs Neill this week.  (Erin) Mrs Cutherbert drew around her hands to make antlers for our hats so they look like reindeer.  (Catherine)  We will get to wear them at the Christmas party next Wednesday. (Harvey)

This week in P2AG….

P2AG have had such a busy week this week!

Literacy

In literacy,  we have been learning to sequence events in a story (Abbaigh). We have listen to and read different stories this week, discussing the main points (Callum) and putting these into order (Miah). We focused on the Christmas story at the start of the week (Eli) and we were able to link the story with our nativity.

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’.

Numeracy

This week in Numeracy, we have been learning to identify coins to 20p (Beth) and have also been working out the total cost (Tia) of two or more items. At the start of the week, we were learning to order coins by value (1p-20p), we know that:

A 1p is the lowest value coin – Nadia.

We also know that you get 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p coins (up to 20p) – Craig.

We will use these skills when selling our Christmas post stamps. See enterprise for moer details.

Nativity

This week, we have been learning how to perform in front of an audience. We have been projecting our voices: both to sing and say our lines clearly (Cole). We have also been practicing our stage positions (Harry) and how to follow silent stage signals.

Enterprise

In addition to nativity, we have also been preparing two different enterprises this week. We have been crafting Christmas stamps (Adam) for the Sunnyside Christmas post and gift bags (Jaiden) for the Christmas Fayre.

We will be running the Sunnyside Christmas Post like a real business, with stampers, sellers, delivery and advertisement teams. We have been crafting stamps which will be for sale next week. The cost of the stamps is 10p per strip of five.

For the Christmas Fayre,  we made Rudolph gift bags which were for sale on Thursday evening. The gift bags sold out after an hour and were warmly received by adults and children. We will be deciding what we would like to buy based on our profits next week. To make the bags,  we had to use our cutting skills to create the aspects of Rudolph faces (eyes, nose and antlers) using different coloured card. We then had a production line (Nadia) to assemble the bags and glue on the features of the faces. This taught us how to work as part of a team. Pictures can be found on our Twitter page @sunnyside_ps.

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon

This week in P2AG…

We have had another busy week in P2AG!

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

Primary 2’s will be responsible for running Sunnyside’s Christmas post this year. This is a great opportunity for pupils to learn about the world of work. This week, we completed an ‘application form’,  we identified our skills and applied for the job most suited with these skills.  Next week we will find out if we have been successful in our applications and be issued our ‘jobs’. The roles include; stamp maker, stamp seller (finance), advertisement, sorter/mail collector, and delivery. We are looking forward to find out which job we have been allocated.

This week we have used our IDL lessons to rehearse for our upcoming nativity. We have been learning to follow silent stage signals and have also been learning the actions associated with our nativity songs. Next week we will focus on perfecting our speaking parts.

Literacy

This week we received Read Write Count bags from the Scottish Book Trust containing books and maths games. In class, we have been using these books and games to develop in aspects of our learning. On Thursday, we did a thinker reader session based on the book ‘Open Very Carefully A Book with Bite’. We discussed what the front cover reminded us of and what we thought would happen based on the illustrations on the front cover. Finally we wrote a sentence including the word ‘book’ taken from the title before  we were read the book.

This week in phonics we have focused on revising previously taught sounds. We have been using our knowledge to help spell new and unfamiliar words in other areas of the curriculum.

We had a visit from P5AB on Thursday for our paired reading session. During the session, we were read another of the books found in the Read Write Count bags. We also discussed our three sharing’s. Our three sharing’s were: what we liked and disliked about the book, what puzzled us and what patterns we found in the text. Associated images can be found on the Sunnyside Twitter page.

Numeracy

This week in Numeracy, we have continued to learn about fractions. We have been learning to solve equal sharing problems using concrete materials. In particular we have focused on using cubes to support us to half and quarter a given number. We know that:

To half something we know we need to split in into two – Callum.

To quarter something we know we need to split it into four – Krivi.

Maths

In maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes. This week we focused on the square based pyramid (Eli). We know that:

It has 5 faces – Aleisha.

It has 5 vertices – Reggie.

It has 8 edges – Noah.

Writing

In writing this week we wrote a character description based on last weeks mythical creature – the Kappa. We included details on the Kappa’s description, where it lived and we also wrote about the Kappa’s likes and dislikes. Please ask us about the Kappa as we are eager to share what we know!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

This week in P2OD…

Primary 2OD have been working with Mrs Dunn and Mr Fergus this week.

 

Maths:

In Maths we have been using fractions to break things into parts.  We used play-doh and breaking parts into 2, 3, and 4.  (Cailean)  If you split something into 4 parts it is called quarters. (Leah)

 

Literacy:

We wrote about our assembly this week.  We wrote about getting ready for the assembly and what we did.  (Archie)  My favourite part of the assembly was singing. (Lucie)

The yellow group have been reading a book called Robin Hood.  I thought the book was very good. (James F) The purple, green and pink groups have been learning the oy sound.  We learned to spell words like toy, boy, and ahoy. (Amber T)

 

Read, Write, Count:

We were given a new book bag with different activities in it.  I like reading the books on the carpet and writing the sounds for words in the boxes. (Ashley)  I liked the book Open Very Carefully because it gave me gran a fright!  (Kacey)  My sister got a fright when she saw the book had a hole. (Kayla)

 

IDL:

P2OD have started to work on the nativity with Primary 1.  We have been working with P1NM and Mrs Muir to learn the songs and have now started to learn our lines for A Miracle in Town!  I am going to be a camel in the show and I am feeling excited. (Aimee)  My favourite song is called There’s a Razzle and a Dazzle and I like the actions for it. (Emile)

 

Mrs Dunn:

We found out this week that Mrs Dunn will be leaving Sunnyside.  We are all sad to see her leave and we hope she enjoys spending time with her boys.  We will all miss you Mrs Dunn. (Amber T)  We all enjoyed having Mrs Dunn as our teacher. (Aimee)

This week in P2AG…

P2AG have had such a busy week this week – read our blog to find out about our exciting visitor.

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

This week, we have been learning about another mythical creature called the Kappa (Millie). The Kappa is a Japanese mythical creature, which is said to live in water. This week, without seeing a picture of the Kappa, we used both our prior knowledge (Cole) of mythical creatures and descriptions provided by Miss Gillon to draw what we thought a Kappa would look like. We then compared our drawing to a picture of the Kappa and discussed the similarities and differences between the two (Beth). We also compared the Kappa to a Scottish Mythical Creature we learned about last term – The Kelpie (Evin). To organise the similarities and differences we used a Venn diagram. This helped us clearly identify the similarities and differences between both mythical creatures.

Literacy

We had a visitor this week named Largo the lion. Largo the lion has been on a literacy adventure around many schools in Clackmannanshire. Largo loves literacy and reading so much we thought what better way to welcome him into our class than to take him on our usual trip to the school library. At the Library, we showed Largo all the wonderful books our school has on offer before Miss Gillon read an interesting animal book to him and the class. On each page of the animal book, there was an animal rhyme (Ruva). We think Largo enjoyed the book and his time in our library. Largo also, returned to class after our library visit, where he was read many different stories. Largo was well looked after in P2AG and we enjoyed reading to him. Check out our pictures on the Sunnyside twitter page.

In phonics, the green group have focused on the ‘oy’ sound (Adam) this week and the orange group have focused on the ‘u_e’ split sound (Reggie). We completed a spelling test using whiteboards and were able to assess our own work by marking our answers independently.

We also had a visit from P5AB on Thursday (Ruva) for our paired reading session. During the session, we discussed what we liked and disliked about the book we read with our ‘big buddies’.

Numeracy

This week in Numeracy, we have been learning about fractions. We have been learning to split a whole into equal parts (Beth). Reggie said, “It is important each part is equal, to make sure it is fair”.

To explore halves we designed a Pizza on a paper plate and used different toppings on each half of the pizza. We were then able to describe the toppings on each section using mathematical language. Nadia said, “One half has pepperoni and the other half has cheese”.

To explore quarters we used concrete materials (plasticine) to split a whole into four quarters and were able to name each section as one quarter. We were also able to successful describe one whole as having four quarter.

Maths

In maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes. We used interactive stations to explore two new shapes this week.

We learned about the Sphere (Tia) and the Cone (Adam). The sphere has “one curved face” – Jaiden. Ellie said the sphere has “no vertices” and Krivi remembered it has “no sides”.

We also learned about the properties of the cone with Lilly-Mai saying “the cone has one vertex”.  Adam said it has “one circle flat face” and Craig said it has “another curved face”. We worked in stations to explore the properties of the sphere and the cone.   

Thank you for reading out blog!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

This week in P2AG….

It has been another busy week in P2AG!

Numeracy

This week in Numeracy, we have been learning to subtract within 20 (Ruva) – focusing mainly on crossing through ten (Harry T). We were encouraged to use a variety of concrete materials during our maths lessons and this continues to help us subtract.

Today we also worked in stations and play different subtraction games to consolidate our knowledge. We played a subtraction monopoly game with Miss Gillon (Oscar). This helped us to develop our ability to take turns (Reggie) and it allowed us to show Miss Gillon what we have learned. In the other stations we:  used the iPad’s to play a maths subtraction game, we played a subtraction board game and we also used dice to create random number subtraction sums.

Maths

In maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes. We focused on learning about a triangular prism this week (Nadia). Cole said he learned that a triangular prism has five corners and Oscar said the mathematical word for corners is vertices. Evin said the triangular prism has two triangle faces, and three rectangular faces (Craig). Noah said the triangular prism has nine edges.

Literacy

In phonics, the green group have focused on the ‘ou’ (Ruva) sound this week and the orange group have focused on the ‘o_e’ sound (Nadia).  This week we practiced writing our sound (Tia) and identified the sound in new words. We also used our knowledge of the phonic sounds to “spell” new words (Miah).

During our reading lessons we have been completing new activities with independence. This week we focused on comprehension. We discussed questions relating to the text and were able to ‘prove’ our answer by pointing to the page which detailed the information.

We also had a visit from P5 on Thursday (Millie) for our paired reading session. This was a great opportunity for us to share our reading skills with the older pupils. We also enjoyed having the P5’s read to us.

Interdisciplinary learning (IDL)

With two significant events this week – both Guy Fawkes and Remembrance Day – we used our IDL slots to discover more about these events. We discussed the story associated with Guy Fawkes and why we continue to celebrate this today. We also discussed the importance of wearing the poppy after reading the book called the Poppy Story, which was written by Poppy Scotland.

Writing

We worked on a piece of personal writing this week. This weeks story title was ‘The Best Bonfire Night Ever!’ (Ellie). We wrote about where we went and what we enjoyed the most (Nikola). One of the targets this week was to use interesting adjectives (wow words) to describe the fireworks  (Oscar). Other targets included:  checking our work for full stops (Lilley-Mai), capital letters (Jaiden), and finger spaces (Adam). We did this whilst we were writing and then we self-assessed using traffic lights at the end of the writing lesson.

Thank you for reading our blog, we look forward to sharing our learning with you next week!

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon.

 

This week in P2OD…

Primary 2OD have had a very week, and are looking forward to their class assembly next Friday.

Maths:

This week we played some maths.  We used them to work on our addition skills.  (James F)  We have been counting up to a teen number.  (Dylan)  We have also been taking away from a teen number. (Daniel)

Literacy:

We learned a new sound this week.  It was the r sounds, like in girl and chair.  We also wrote Kian a letter because he was moving school. (Cailean)

We wrote sentences in class about a big cat playing in the zoo.  We had to include capital letters and full stops. (Catherine)

IDL:

P2OD have continued to work on our assembly.  We are becoming more confident at saying our lines and excited for next Friday.  (Leah)

My favourite song we have been learning is Wild Mountain Thyme.  (Ashley)

 

We are also feeling sad because Kian left our class to go to a new school.  (Archie)  We will miss him lots.  (Amber D and Aimee)  Kian has been a good friend and we wish you good luck.  (Cailean)

 

Snapshot Jotter will be coming home with pupils today, please enjoy looking at our work and return them to school on Monday. –  P2OD, Mrs Dunn and Mr Fergus