Welcome to Primary 2’s January Learning Blog! This month we have have been reflecting on our progress so far, and have been setting goals we hope to achieve in the coming year! We hope you enjoy hearing all about our busy month!
In Room 3 we have been learning about some of the traditional ways we celebrate the start of a new year in Scotland. One of the ways we mark the beginning of the new year is through thinking about our New Year’s Resolution. During Taught Writing, we took the time to reflect on our highlights of last year, and share our New Year’s Resolutions.
This month, we have been learning about Scottish culture and some of our famous myths and legends. Our favourite myths were about the Loch Ness Monster and the Kelpies.
We used our knowledge of Scottish myths to write our own stories, featuring many mysterious creatures. We loved sharing our ideas and creating our own spooky tales.
This month we have been working on new and exciting ways to learn our phoneme and common words. We can now use our new spelling challenge cards to practise our spelling words in lots of interesting ways!
Next month we will focus on our using our phoneme story to help us learn lots of new words containing our phoneme. We will focus on the explanation genre of writing.
This month in maths we have been revising our addition and subtraction strategies. We love using lots of different methods to support us with our addition and subtraction, such as cubes, the 100 square and the number line.
We have also been developing our mental maths skills by using our Number Talks strategies. We love to find the best strategy to complete the calculation and sharing our ideas. We know that its not about finding the correct answer, but its about finding the best strategy as a team. Next month we will be focusing on our money topic.
Health and Wellbeing
This month, as part of the ‘Proud to be Me!’ programme, we have been learning about what makes us all unique. We have been discussing some of the differences between boys and girls and the importance of respecting everyone for who they are. We all drew a person called Sam. We could decide if Sam was a boy or a girl and show what made them special.
This month, we got the chance to have some fun in the snow! We worked together to build a Room 3 snowman and enjoyed playing together outdoors.
This month we have been thinking about Road Safety. We have discussed the importance of staying safe while walking on the pavement and have learned all about the rules of the Green Cross Code. We even created our own Road Safety posters to remind drivers to keep their speed down when travelling in busy areas. Our slogan was ‘Slow Down, Save Lives’!
Next month, we will be focusing on how we can develop a Growth Mindset.
Thank you for visiting the Primary 2 January Learning Blog! We hope you come back next month to see how busy we have been!