Our week started with watching a pheasant out the window. Can you answer these questions about pheasants? Reply below!
Is it a male or female pheasant? How do you know?
Are pheasants native to the UK?
Which children’s novel features pheasant poachers?
This week we started to create our shoe box dragon in line with our novel study, The boy who grew dragons.
We explored our sense of hearing, learning about the ear and how sound-waves are transmitted to information in the brain. We also explored some basic British Sign Language to understand communication of the deaf.
There was lots of fun to be had measuring with various tools and exploring standard and non standard units of measure.
Here are our spelling words
Eden thought up this sentence to include all of the words!
‘I wish I had the skill to sing lyrics to my song while eating pancakes and syrup in the cygnet infested water while not missing the finish of the swimming race.’ Brilliant!
We are looking at maps of Scotland to locate towns, cities and power stations.
Others highlights include
- designing a gingerbread house Christmas card
- adding doubles
- adding several small numbers
- writing a description of a castle
- recognising 3D shapes in the world
- problem solving strategy ‘draw a picture’
- voting for Rosie as Pupil Council rep and Vivienne for Sustainable Squad rep
…and our forced perspective photographs!
Check out our word cloud below which has been added to by both P6 and P6/7. The larger the words the more popular they have been with us this week.
What has been your highlight this week and why?
In Primary 2 we have done quite a mixture of learning this week.
We moved on to learning about parts of the ear in Science but, we have to do some more exploring of the ear next week.
We still had some Art work to do with the eye. So, we used 2 different types of media for this. First of all we thought about what we can see with our eyes and we made this picture with coloured pencils and black fine line with felt pen.
Next we made an eye collage with material. We thought this looked like an easy activitiy but, we had to do lots of problem solving and we had to work hard to make our cutting neat and accurate. It was fun using the tiny material scissors to cut through the fabric.
We had fun comparing and contrasting our two styles of eye Art.
We also made our Christmas card designs even though it is still September! We really enjoyed listening to the Christmas music as we designed them.
In practical Maths we measured different objects with straws and small cubes. It was fun to be active in our learning and to work with others. We are trying very hard to be better at sharing equipment with others. We have made huge progress with this.
Our teacher modelled some writing for us this week and our focus was on a best friend. We had already made a labelled plan and this helped us when we wrote on the lined paper. Although we find writing challenging we are so proud of ourselves when we read it over at the end and look at the lovely handwriting we have too.We are going to add the last line to our writing on Monday. Then it will be fun to share our writing with our friends.
We have been becoming more creative in our play this week and we have been using our imaginations to add some props to the dragon models and making our own maps for the cars.
We did a whole class vote for Recycling rep and we are looking forward to getting started in our new roles of responsibility.
Yet another busy working week for Primary 2. Well done everyone!
Well done to all the pupils who applied for the jobs of class council rep and sustainable squad rep. They were all well prepared and spoke clearly and confidently about their strengths and hopes for the coming year.
Our class council representative this year is Jade (secretary – Lola).
Our sustainable squad representative is Caitlin (secretary Ella).
This week P7B have adapted well to having a different teacher in class this week. Thank you and well done.
Have a look at the reflective questions below and discuss them with the people at your table. Leave a comment with your thoughts:
- What is the most important thing that you have learned this week. Why do you think that is?
- When were you most creative? Did you draw or make something? Or did you have to use problem solving skills?
- What made you curious this week? How does learning feel different when you are curious?
- What did you find difficult this week? What did you do to help yourself? Did you use any of Skipper’s tools?
I hope to see you all next week everyone. Have a wonderful weekend!
We love playing this game and it helps us remember our number bonds to 20.