Well Done Primary 2!

It looks like we have been having a great time learning from home, making, creating, getting outside and spending time with our families. Thank you to everyone who has shared their learning with me, I love seeing what you are up to.  I am so proud of you all, as always! I have added some of the pictures to a slideshow below. Missing you all!

 

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I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

 

Miss McLean

Hello P2 from Miss McLean

Good morning Primary 2!

It has been great to see lots of you have been playing games on your SumDog and ReadingWise accounts!

I have allocated a SumDog 2x Table challenge that you might like to try out!

Your SumDog accounts will also be updated with your own spelling words from your grid but remember you could choose to do another spelling activity such as rainbow spelling, diacritical marking, pyramid spelling or even be a text detective and see if you can spot your words in a book!

(all children should have a copy of their own spelling grid, however, some were left in homework bags in the class before the school closure. If you do not have yours I can email you a copy!)

Remember that we are learning all the time and it is important that you spend time with your family, playing and doing your favourite things.

You could even try out Mrs Govans’ Head Teacher Challenge? Or try and complete one of the Lego Challenges below?

Whatever you get up to, remember you can keep me updated on by posting on your Glow Blog or by emailing me. I would love to hear from you.

Take Care,

Miss McLean

How to post on your glow blog.

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I hope everyone has had a lovely day learning from home. I have made a step by step guide below that will help you share your learning on your blog!  I would love to see what you have been up to.

If you have any questions, then just email me. My email address is Jacqueline.mclean@glow.sch.uk 😊🌈

 

 

 

Twitter!

Hello! Catrine PS are now on Twitter! We will still be using GLOW blogs and the school app for parental engagement and sharing school information but we will also be posting on Twitter. Follow us @Catrineps

https://twitter.com/Catrineps?lang=en-gb

 

Look out for our tweets!

P2 HOMEWORK

A reminder that there will be no new spelling words this week. Instead, children have been asked to practise their Scots Poem – ‘The Gruffalo’ at home. You may wish to practise some previous spelling words that your child has found tricky.

P1 and P2 Christmas party

Primary 1 and 2 had a wonderful time at our Christmas party. We all had a chance to show off our moves as we danced to our favourite Christmas songs. We then enjoyed a snack before playing some games and taking part in Ceilidh dancing.

We were in for a big surprise as Santa came to visit our party! We even got a chance to meet him in his grotto and received a lovely gift!

 

Inclusion committee

On Wednesday, The inclusion Committee met for the first time. Our group talked about what inclusion means to us at Catrine primary and what we can do to make Catrine Primary a more inclusive school. We heard the story of a boy named Sam who has dyslexia and how this made school very hard for him. We decided that as a committee our aims are:

• To raise awareness of dyslexia and other learning difficulties

• To find ways to support and include all learners in our school

• To achieve our ‘Dyslexia Friendly School’ Silver award

We learned that children with learning differences often have low self esteem and thought of ways we could address this. Our committee then presented our “Feel Good Friday” idea to the rest of the school at home circles. Take a look at our example!

 

Reading Books 📖

A reminder that all P2 reading books should be returned on a Friday in the red bag provided. Children will be given a new book on the following Monday.
Pupils will not be able to choose a new reading book until previous book is returned. 📚

Thank you ✏️📚

Miss McLean

REMINDER 🥕🌽🥑🥬🥦🥔

A reminder that P2 will be visiting the A M Brown Institute this Friday ( 15th November).

P2 will be making a healthy soup and therefore we kindly ask that children bring along a container so they can take the soup home.

Thank you. 😊

Numeracy in P2

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P2 have been exploring how numbers are constructed. Some of us used part-whole models and the concrete materials to split our whole numbers into parts. Have a look!

Room on the Broom

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P2 and P1 worked in collaboration to design and then create a new broomstick for the witch from ‘Room on the Broom”. We had some very creative designs and had to use lots of skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving to bring our ideas to life. We ended up with some very impressive and original brooms! Well done!

Wild Weather 🥶❄️

P2 have been learning lots about the weather. We continued our learning today by looking at places that have very cold temperatures like the Arctic. The children were very interested in Arctic animals and we learned lots about how they survive in the harsh weather.

Through our play we discovered that ice begins to melt when the temperature gets warmer and that it melts even quicker when we hold it in our warm hands. Have a look!

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P2 Rain Gauges

This week P2 worked with local engineer George Burns to continue learning about the weather. We recycled some plastic water bottles and made our own ‘Rain Gauges’. We will be using them to measure the rainfall over the coming weeks and will record our findings in a bar chart!

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P2 weather reports 🕶🌂🌍❄️☀️🌧🌩🌈🌪💧💦☔️⛅️🌤❄️

P2 have been learning all about the weather. We learned about weather scientists called meteorologists who study the weather and predict what it will be like. This is called a weather forecast. We enjoyed making our own weather station and presenting the weather on our very own ‘Catrine News’.

 

Have a a look at one of our meteorologists, Kiara, in action.

P2 ‘Rainbow Pizza’

P2 had a lovely morning at The Institute making lots of delicious food. We made ‘Rainbow Pizza’ using healthy ingredients such as tomatoes, peppers, onions and broccoli! We then got to make some very tasty cookies.

Yum!

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