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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.
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”
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”.
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”
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.