Visit to the airport

Today our Early Years Centre went a visit to the airport, we have been talking about transport and what some of the differences are between them, so we decided to use the local 361 bus to take us to the train station and then got the train to the airport. The children had a great time and were looking at numbers, signs, colours, and sizes in the local environment around them.Â  The children had a surprise visitor at the airport when 2 residents from South lodge care home came to visit us. They played hide and seek with Harry and helped him to take some pictures as he hadn’t been in the airport in over 50 years!! The only disappointment of the day was that the children were not happy that they didn’t get to go on a plane …… maybe next time !

“We need to go back, I need to pack my case and go on the plane”

” I go up the stairs on the plane to big Americas!”

“Trains don’t have wheels!!!”

Fun with Fractions

We have been learning about FRACTIONS.

We know that fractions are all about EQUAL parts.

We can draw shapes and split them in to equal parts.

We can also find fractions of numbers by splitting objects in to equal groups.

This week in the Wee Class…

This week our Mental Maths strategy is bridging – we used it to take away.

Â e.g. 12 – 7 = 12 – 2 -5 = 5

For Creativity we were challenged to work in groups to design our own video games. We drew out our ideas and stuck them on to our ‘Ideas Board’.

We have been reading non-fiction and fiction books with our Reading Buddies.

In Maths we learned about fractions.Â Fractions are equal parts of a whole.

We did our Literacy Rotation – we did our spelling workbooks and were ‘Dictionary Detectives’!

For writing, we created our own characters. We had to use exciting adjectives to describe our characters.Â  We had to match each others descriptions with the right picture.

This week in the Wee Class…

We made Valentine’s cards by folding and cutting different coloured paper to make symmetrical hearts. We used glue sticks to stick them on to the card!

We gave the cards to our mums, dads, grans and papas ðŸ™‚

In Numeracy, we used counting back and counting on to solve subtraction problems. Some people found it challenging!

We got new jotters for maths!

We learned about similes and then we wrote simile poems.

For spelling, we were practising our tricky words.

This week in the Wee Class

We made our own tartan designs using wax crayons and painted over them with water-based paint.

We made our own Scottish word searches.

We followed a recipe to make shortbread.

We wrote out our shortbread recipe.

We finished our Scottish maps.

We were really excited to welcome parents and visitors to the school for our Scottish Taster afternoon! We showed them our work and performed songs and poems.

For Chinese New Year we made spring rolls and dumplings with Miss Lily.