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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.