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This week in P2D…

In Numeracy, we have been learning to tell the time to o’clock and half past. We know that when the big hand is on 12 it means o’clock and when it’s on 6 it means half past. We have also been learning to partition numbers into tens and ones.

In Literacy, we have been reading ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ for our Julia Donaldson topic. We made farm animals masks like in the story. We have also learnt the ‘th’ sound.

It is  Scottish Book Week which means we got ‘Read, Write, Count’ bags with 2 amazing books , a shape card game and some story cubes. We can’t wait to take these home!

 

This Week in P1/2S…

We have been enjoying exploring ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ this week in P1/2S! It has certainly been ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ to fit everything in as we have been so busy but somehow we have managed! Let us tell you all about it…

In Literacy we have been exploring our book of the week by writing about it. P1 were drawing and writing the name of the characters. We were very proud that some of us could write ‘man’ and ‘hen’. All of us managed to label our drawings with the start letters for words with sounds we have learned. Meanwhile the P2s were writing the story out using Stretchy Snake to help them spell their words and using openers like ‘First’, ‘Then’ and ‘Next’.

To help us learn more about ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’, we built houses for the lady from Lego, with room for all the animals, told the story using puppets, drew out story maps and created our own farm.

In Maths, we have been learning to tell the time. P1s have been reading o’clock times and making these on their own mini clocks. P2s were working hard to remember o’clock times from last year as well as making half past times on their clocks. We loved listening to this song to help us remember o’clock times – feel free to listen and join in at home! WARNING: It WILL get stuck in your head!

This week in P2D…

We have had an excellent week!

In Literacy,  we have read Stick Man and we made our own stick people.  We also then wrote our own instructions on how to make a stick person and wrote sentences in our jotter about the story.

In Numeracy, we have been learning about which numbers are odd and which numbers are even. Today, we even found out that if you add and even number and an even number the answer will always be even!  We have used the Numicon to help us! We can now also count up in 2s – we counted up to 120 with Jack Hartmann on Youtube!

In PE. we have been practising throwing and catching with  Mr Foley

Written by P2D (and Miss Davidson)

Primary 2/3EC week beginning 09.11.20

Literacy:

This week in Literacy we have been focusing on the vowel digraph ‘er’. We have built word lists, played board games, completed reading activities and did word building to help us with our learning.

This was our last week of focusing on Character descriptions. This week our shared text was

‘The Scarecrows Wedding’. We studied the main character Harry O’Hay and brainstormed as many adjectives as we could about him. We thought about his personality as well as what he did and what he looked like.

‘I wore blue dungarees with a red patch’ Kristofer

‘He wore an old black hat with a red band and a red and white spotty neckerchief’ Leighton

‘He had one black glove’ Isla

‘He has scruffy golden hair’ Jacob

 

IDL/Writing:

Our Ancient China topic continues. This week we learned about the Terracotta Army. We watched a couple of short clips and we read a short book about them too. We found out the following:

‘The Terracotta Army were found by farmers digging a well underground’ Kendal

‘The farmers found the pits 46 years ago’ Celestan

‘The Terracotta Warriors were found in pits.’ Kendal

‘Weapons, horses, chariots and animals were also found with the Warriors’  Malcolm

‘There were over 8000 Terracotta figures found in the pits’ Kyle

‘It took over 40 years to build the Terracotta Warriors’ Andrew

“Some of the Terracotta Army did not survive, they got crushed because the roof of the pit fell it” Fraser

“Legend says that there is a river of mercury near the Temple of the Emperor” Fraser

The children worked together to write down 5 amazing facts about what they had learned. Next week we are going to use this knowledge to help us write a report about the Terracotta Army.

Numeracy:

This week in Numeracy we revised money up to 20p. We linked this learning with the Place Value and Partitioning work that we have be doing in class. Mrs Cuthbert was very impressed with our knowledge so far. We will very quickly move on to money up to 50p.

Counting in 10s has also helped us with our money work this week and we have been adding 2digit 10s numbers.

Numeracy rotations have been a favourite this week with bingo games, ipad, doubles and halves working as well as our Place Value games.

We have been consolidating 2D shape with Mrs Jacobs and doing a little bit of tiling. We have been working hard to recognise pentagons, hexagons and octagons.

HWB: EmotionWorks

Over the last couple of weeks we have been revising and consolidating the 5 cog model. We have been trying to become more familiar with what each cog represents and what they mean. We completed a task where we had lots of different pictures we had to sort these into the

This Week in P1/2S…

It has been another exciting week in P1/2S as we have been exploring the book ‘Stick Man’. We have loved following Stick Man on his adventures. Let us tell you more…

We built all the places that Stick Man had visited in the book. We did this using Lego. We worked in pairs to create the Family Tree, park, bridge, nest, beach, snow, fire and Santa’s sleigh so that we could track Stick Man’s journey as we read the book.

We also pretended that we were Stick Man and wrote a postcard to ourselves from one of the places that he visited. P1 were able to stretch out the sounds for Stick Man and try and write it themselves, whilst P2 told themselves where Stick Man had sent the postcard from.

We also made our own Stick People from sticks, lollipop sticks, pipe cleaners and masking tape. We had to problem solve how to put these together to make our own Stick People with arms and legs.

In other news, we also used Numicon in Maths this week. P1 were using it to show how to make numbers in different ways – making 6 with 5 and 1, or 4 and 2 or 3 and 3. Meanwhile, P2 were using the Numicon to work out odd and even numbers. We realised even numbers were laid out in pairs whilst odd numbers always had a piece that was ‘the odd one out’. We will continue to build on this learning next week.

Primary 2/3EC Week Beg 02.11.20

Hi Everyone! Another busy week in our class. We have covered lots of different things. Here is a little snippet of what we have been doing

IDL: Ancient China

In our topic this week we have been looking at Chinese Culture and inparticular Chinese Vases. We listened to a story which told us that Chinese Pottery was decorated with images that told a story. We also learned that blue and white were popular colours for pottery. after listening to the story we then created our own Chinese Inspired Vases. We looked at images that were popular with these vases. After designing the vases, we then used paint to make twigs, we added pick toned tissue paper for the cherry blossom. we were all very proud of our art work and these all look great up on the wall for everyone to see.

Literacy:

This week was a consolidation week for phonics. We were revising ‘oi’ ‘ue’ and ‘ou’ We used different activities and games to do this-

“I liked playing the bingo game” Layla

” I found the word reader, word maker game fun!” Kendal

” I liked the Dragon’s den game on the ipads. I got 10/10 for my score!” Melissa

In writing this week we used our knowledge and skills from last week’s Halloween writing to write another character description this time on ‘George, The Smartest Giant in Town’

“I loved doing my writing this week. I wrote lots and it was really fun!”

“I tried to use a connective in my writing this week I used ‘and'”

In our writing we tried hard to use adjectives to describe George.

“George was very handsome!”

“George was very generous because he gave the animals all of his clothes. The animals said he was the Kindest Giant in town”

Our comprehension work focused around our Instructional text (reading book). Mrs Cuthbert is very pleased with how everyone is getting on.

“We have to fill in the missing words”

” We have to find the true and false sentences”

” I like finding the words in the word search”

 

Numeracy:

In Numeracy we have been revising concepts such as  identifying 10 more/less than a number, we have consolidated 1/2s and 1/4s of an amount and have also been looking at 2D shapes with Mrs Jacobs.

We are becoming much more confident with our halves and doubles and have been using different games and activities to do this.

Next week in Maths we are going to be looking at money.

This week in P2D….

This week in P2D,  we have read the Gruffalo. We made pictures and wrote about the Gruffalo and on Friday we made Gruffalo Crumble with nuts. We remembered to take out the poisonous wart on the end of his nose. The crumble was delicious!

In Numeracy, we have been learning to count to 100. We made 100 square puzzles to give to our friends. They had to solve them and stick them in their jotter.

This week, we had outdoor learning 3 times – on Tuesday we built the Gruffalo’s house using Loose Parts, on Wednesday we did an interpretive dance inspired by the Gruffalo and on Thursday we went outside for French with Mrs Jacobs.

We’ve had a glorious week

Written by Miss Davidson with the help of P2D

 

This Week in P1/2S…

We have certainly been taking a stroll through the deep dark woods this week in P1/2S. We were all very excited to be exploring the Julia Donaldson text as part of our IDL topic. We will be exploring a Julia Donaldson story a week. We had to kick things off with ‘The Gruffalo’. The children are excited to tell you all the things they have been doing and learning about the story…

Writing –

This week P1 were drawing and labelling the Gruffalo. They had to include all his features such as his prickles and his poisonous wart. If we drew something and knew the sound it started with, we labelled it – like p for prickles or n for nose. We then imagined where the Gruffalo went after the mouse scared him at the end of the story. We decided he probably went home and so drew and labelled his house too.

Meanwhile P2 were busy ‘cooking’. We made ‘Gruffalo Crumble’ and wrote instructions so that others could try it too! We rather enjoyed chopping up the Gruffalo (don’t worry, he was just paper) and a nut before mixing them together and putting oats on top, before popping them in the oven. We decided it might not be very tasty but was fun to make!

Loose Parts –

We really enjoyed going outside and building a habitat for each of the animals from the story. We researched what these animals’ habitats might look like to help us decide what we might use to build our habitats. In the end, it looked like we had built the whole deep, dark wood and we loved retelling the story and visiting each habitat!

Storytelling Den –

In our class we have made a storytelling den. This include lots of different things such as puppets, toys and books to help us retell and make up our own stories. It also include a writing station where we can write letters, books, lists and postcards to and from our favourite characters. We have loved exploring it this week and thinking about what else we could add to it!

Primary 2/3EC Week beginning 26.10.20

What a super first week back we have had. All children in P2/3 have come back enthusiastic and eager.

Literacy:

In literacy this week we have continued to revise and consolidate all our digraphs to date. We learned a new digraph ‘ue’ as in blue. Throughout the week we have played word reader/maker games to help with our spelling and reading of ‘ue’ words, we have played a bingo games, revised Nouns and have looked at character descriptions. We have completed comprehension tasks based around our reading books and have completed sequencing tasks.

I writing this week we used Halloween characters as stimuli to then write a character description for them. Mrs Cuthbert was very impressed with our writing.

 

Numeracy

Throughout this week we covered different concepts in maths. We looked at 10 more/less than a given number as well as 1 more/lesss. We revised halves and looked at quarters: identifying a quarter, colouring in a quarter and calculating a quarter of an amount using manipulatives.

 

Halloween

Primary 2/3EC had an awesome Friday at school. It was great seeing everyone all dressed up and the children took delight in commenting on the different costumes in their class. As well as the dressing up competition we participated with some Halloween mindfulness colouring and in the afternoon we made some Halloween crafts.

This week in P2D…

We’ve had a fabby first week back getting stuck into our work and celebrating Halloween in style!

In Maths, we have been securing our knowledge of halving and doubling with a variety of materials and in different contexts.

In Literacy, we kept to the Halloween theme and read Julia Donaldson’s ‘Room on the Broom’. We acted the story out with puppets, drew story maps and also sequenced the story trying to explain how we knew what order it went in!

Much of this week has been spent making Halloween related arts and crafts, such as mini ‘pumpkins’ and Halloween wreaths, or reading the story of Spookly the unique pumpkin and thinking about what makes us unique and why that makes us special!

We topped the week off with a fantastic Halloween party where we dooked for apples (via the covid friendly method of dropping a fork on them), ate sweeties, danced, made haunted houses out of Lego and coloured some scary pictures. All in all, I have to say, we’ve had a great time!

Happy Halloween!