Category Archives: P2

This week in P2D…

This week in P2D, we have improved our listening and our knowledge of number bonds within 10. We have applied these skills in our Tricky Maths Friday. Miss Davidson has also been impressed with our team working skills when playing a board game in groups – taking turns and playing sensibly without arguments.

Next week, we will be looking to improve at putting out hand up to speak and trying to work tasks out independently before asking for help. We are also going to try and be more careful in the playgrounds – slowing down and watching out for others.

Our start moments were doing our number bonds to ten puzzle in problem solving and creating our own version of Romero Britto’s happy cat!

Have a great weekend!

This Week in P1/2S…

We have continued to work hard and explore the Poles by building igloos this week in P1/2S. Who know how we have found the time to keep learning new sounds, words and number strategies? Let us tell you all about our learning this week…

Literacy:

P1 have been learning the qu sound this week. We have now learned all the sounds in the whole alphabet and so have been practising reading lots of words since we can now read all the sounds! We are excited as we could now read any word in the whole wide world!

P2 have been practising the ow sounds again this week. You can say ow in 2 ways – you can say ou and oa. We have been reading this word and thinking which sound fits best.

Numeracy and Maths:

We have all continued to practise our addition and subtraction skills. We have also been learning to use balance scales. If the balance scale goes up, the item in it is light and if it goes down it is heavy. If both sides of the balance scale float in the middle, then the things in each side weigh the same.

IDL:

We have been learning to not be a lazy log or hefty hog when working in a group. You need to listen to everyone in your group, take turns and join in. We have been learning to do this by building igloos in groups.

This week in P2D…

This week in P2D, we have been busy learning lots of new things like how to solve missing digit addition and subtraction problems, what adjectives are and how to build igloos. We also learned that people from the Arctic regions generally prefer to be called Inuit.

We did really well at writing in full sentences, using capital letters and full stops and decorating our Penguin and polar Bear fact files.

Our favourite activities were the adjective hunt on the trim trail outside, Tricky Maths day and learning about building a real igloo.

Next week, we would like to work on improving our handwriting and taking less time to quieten down.

Have a great weekend everyone!

This Week in P1/2S…

We are back! Well, we have been for a while, but we are back with our blog to fill you in on all our learning over the past week!

We are loving being back learning, working and playing in our classroom with one another.

Let us tell you what we have been doing this week…

Literacy:

P1 have been learning to read words with x, y and z sounds. We are so proud that we have very nearly learned all the sounds our alphabet letters make! We have been learning the songs that go with them and the actions to help us remember these sounds, using these to help us blend sounds together to read words like box, yes and zip.

P2 have bee learning ow sounds. This is a tricky digraph as it can sound like ou and oa. We have been practising reading and spelling words with these sounds in it, thinking carefully which one sounds right. Words like row and bow make it tricky as they can use both sounds meaning we have to think what sentence they might be used in. We will keep practising these two sounds next week.

Numeracy:

In Numeracy, we have all been practising our adding and take away skills.

We have been using Numicon, our maths packs, iPads, number lines, draw pictures and cubes to help us. Next week we are going to begin to think which strategies work best for us.

We have also been learning about weight. We have been practising using a balance scale to see if we can find out if things are lighter or heavier than each other.

IDL – Polar Explorers:

We have been learning about the Inuit people who live in the North Pole/Arctic.  We have learned that they catch and eat fish. They don’t eat many fruits and vegetables as things can’t grow in the North Pole as it is too cold.

They built tents in the summer and igloos to live in the winter. Today, many live in villages.

Their favourite animal is the polar bear. They think it show strong and resilience – things we learn about at assembly with Miss Belford.

We have begun recording what we have learned in our polar explorer books which we are excited to show you when they are full of information!

Primary 2/3EC Week beginning 14.12.20

This week we continued with our shared text ‘How Winston Delivered Christmas’  This week we completed a sequencing task as well as a story hand where we had to identify the main characters in the story so far.

We redrafted our Santa Letter for our Christmas Writing which will be sent home before the holidays. We are very pleased with how our booklet is coming along.

“I enjoyed redrafting my Santa letter”   Malcolm 

“I really enjoyed doing my Christmas writing, it was lots of fun”    Melissa

At the beginning of the week we read the Nativity and then completed sequencing and reading task, this is also in our Christmas Writing booklet.

“ I loved sequencing the Nativity pictures”  Emily

In Numeracy on Wednesday and Friday we completed some Christmas Maths. We learned about co-ordinates and how to read these and then find them on a grid. We then completed some Christmas examples. We found a present and a Santa Claus.

“I chose the challenge sheet and it was a little hard. When I finished it I discovered the picture was Santa Claus”    Layla 

“I picked the challenge sheet, it was a little bit complicated”  Jacob 

“I chose both the easy and challenge sheet. I found them both easy!”    Becky

We also looked at symmetry this week and used a ruler as the line of symmetry and coloured cubes. We completed our own symmetrical patterns.

“It was easy for me, but it was cool because we got to make patterns” Erin

“The line down the middle was called the line of symmetry”   Hana

 On Tuesday we had our Christmas Party. We all had a ball. We played Musical chairs and bumps, Christmas Corners and Pass the parcel.

We did some dancing too and Miss Clarkson taught us Superman and the Cha Cha Slide.

To finish off our afternoon we sang a couple of Christmas songs.

“I won Musical Chairs, I got a prize. It was a selection box”    Celestan 

“I won Musical bumps and I got a bag of Haribos as a prize”    Isla 

“ I enjoyed taking part in my Christmas Party”   Harris

This Week in P1/2S…

What a Christmassy week it has been!

We were very excited to write our letters to Santa.

We all told Santa what we wanted for Christmas by either drawing, labelling words or writing sentences.

We made sure that we sounded out please (plees) and added this to our letters because we make sure we use our manners in P1/2S!

Some of us asked for technology like x-boxes or playsations, some of us asked for a great story to enjoy, some of us asked for racing cars, some of us asked for guitar pics and other goodies!

Some of P2 made an effort to think about Santa this Christmas since he is so busy! Some asked him what he wanted for Christmas, whether the elves were working hard and some of us even told Santa a joke!

Why does Santa wear a black belt?
Because he is so good at karate – I bet he will love that one!

Today, we posted our letters to Santa at the post box. We had to make sure we wrote the address in our neatest handwriting and put the stamp on the right way.

In Maths, this week we have been leanring all about shapes – some of the shapes we have been learning about include circle, octagon, square, rectangle, triangle, rhombus, hexagon and pentagon.

We were describing them by talking about the number of edges and vertices the shapes have.

We also had an amazing time at our party – we danced, laughed, danced and danced some more! All of the children and adults had a brilliant afternoon – well done to all the children for really embracing the Christmas spirit!

This week in P2D….

We have been really focussed on talking about our feelings and building emotional resilience. Many of us struggle with getting upset and not knowing how to calm ourselves down. We have been doing lots of fun and interesting activities such as circle times, mindfulness colouring, meditation, yoga and discussions around what we can do to make ourselves feel better.

We have also had some Christmas fun such as making Rudolphs and our amazing Christmas party where we played pass the parcel, musical statues and Christmas corners!

We’re all quite tired and looking forward to a well deserved rest!

Merry Christmas!

Week beginning 07.12.20

This week we have had a Christmas focus in P2/3EC. We started the week off with Mr Mathis filming us for the Christmas Film that we are doing this year instead of Coffee and Carols. Once all the classes have been filmed and the link has been put together it will be added to all Google Classrooms.

Literacy this week has been focused upon our Christmas Shared text “How Winston Delivered Christmas” At the start of the week we looked at the front cover and discussed what it reminded us of, was it something we had heard, seen or read before.

“ It reminded me of our Christmas Writing about Prince Albert and the Christmas Trees” Melissa

“It reminded me of the North Pole”  Erin

“ It reminds me of a Christmas movie”  Emily

“It reminds me of the film Elf”   Andrew

The we predicted what we thought would happen in the story. To do this we drew illustrations. All of our work is being collated into a floor book.

“ I think Christmas is going to be in trouble and Winston will have to save the day!”  Becky

“ I think Winston will wake up on Christmas Day and see Santa “   Malcolm

“ I think Winston will ride Santa’s sleigh”   Kyle

“ I think the mouse will go through a porthole and arrive at the North Pole and then Santa will give him presents”   Jacob

We covered a variety of different concepts in Maths/Numeracy this week.

Squares group continued to look at 3digit numbers HTU and Triangles revised and consolidated 2 digit numbers TU. We all used arrow cards to make 2 and 3 digit numbers and then showed our understanding by ordering these numbers.

All children are revising money to £1. We are able to layout and add coins up to £1.  We can use our knowledge of partitioning to help us layout and add up coins.

Next week we are going to extend our knowledge above £1, up to £5.

As part of our consolidation of our learning we have been playing new bingo games. We have new adding ones and place value ones.

“ I found the new bingo game easy”   Isla

“I found the bingo game a little hard” Melissa

“ I found the HTU bingo a little tricky too”   Marcus

Towards the end of the week we consolidated our mental calculations. We have been learning to hold a number in our head and either add on or take away a number. Partitioning also helped us with adding larger numbers. We used a solve and shade worksheet to show our progress.

We really enjoyed doing this and have asked Mrs Cuthbert for some Christmas ones.

“I loved doing this! At the end I saw that the picture was an ice-cream cone!”   Melissa

Art and Craft

This week we finished our Reindeer art work. We LOVE these. After adding the antlers and snow these look great, even Mrs Penman popped in to tell us how great they were! What do you think??

“I really enjoyed doing the snow!”   April

“ I loved it! I enjoyed making the reindeer”   Isla

“ I found it tricky to draw the antlers, but it has turned out good”   Celestan

“ I loved adding the snow at the end. It made it look like it was snowing in the picture”    Andrew

We also made a Winston Mouse finger puppet to go along with our Shared text. This was just for a bot of fun, but we think they look really cool.

Reminders!

Just a quick reminder that next Tuesday 15th December is our Christmas Party. Children can come to school already in their party clothes or they can bring them in a bag and get changed before the party.