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!
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. 📚
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
What a busy week in P2! We have been enjoying settling into primary 2 and catching up with our classmates. We have spent lots of time using resources such as the rekenreks and tens frames to practise number bonds to 10 and our doubles. Take a look!
What a fantastic day was had by all at Blair Drummond Safari Park yesterday! We had a great time at the Sea Lion show, visiting Chimp Island, spotting the animals and playing at the park. What a super day!
P2/3 enjoyed our discussion with engineer George Burns about the environment and what we can do to protect it. Afterwards, we decided to head outside to explore our playground environment and made lists of the living and non-living things we found.
Today in our committee group we explored what the term inclusion means and what that looks like at Catrine Primary. We looked at the difference between inclusion, exclusion, segregation and integration and then made models to represent them.
We had lots of discussion about how we can ensure everyone at Catrine Primary is included and supported in their learning.
We also had a visit from the Digital Learning Committee who demonstrated immersive reader and how it can be used to support our learning.
The first few weeks of P2/3 have got off to a great start as we settle in to our new class. We have enjoyed exploring lots of new literacy activities and have even had a chance to curl up on the couch with a good book in our cosy corner. Take a look!