Happy Halloween

What a fast week it has been.
P2 have been very busy

Literacy
We have started exploring our new Pm reading programme exploring a non fiction book and Β what a contents page is.

In writing we have started to explore the text type recount. We recounted an activity we all do, the process of brushing our teeth.

Numeracy and Maths

This week we began exploring the 2 times table, we investigated our knowledge of doubles and counting in twoβs to support our understanding. We found Β some very catchy songs to help πΆ

In maths Β volume was a great hit, filling different containers with water beads. We discussed full, half full and empty alongside how the quantity of βcupsβ represented the volume of the container.

Topic
This term we are exploring day and night. We started discussing what we know about day and night, alongside the differences we see and experience from day and night. Next week we shall begin investigating the process of how day and night happens.

Halloween

The class had great fun today for Halloween, playing literacy and numeracy game with a Halloween theme, dancing, selfies and crafts. There were amazing costumes today and lots of excitement. I hope you all have an amazing Halloween weekend. Stay safe and have fun.

Smashing pumpkins!

We were amazed by all the fantastic pumpkins we saw on display in the school this week! Well done everyone !

We had lots of fun at our Halloweβen party. We played some games, heard a story about ,βPumpkin soupβ by Helen Cooper and we made a little lantern and designed our own mask.

Thank you to Mrs Ward, Mrs Hope and Mrs Istephan for giving us our yummy Halloweβen snacks. These went down a treat!

Another huge thank you to the P7 Prefects who looked after us at playtime and lunchtime during our indoor breaks. You worked hard to keep us entertained and active!

Happy Halloweβen everyone! π

Welcome back!

Welcome back, Primary 2!

We had a very busy start this week.

Before the October holidays we had a vote about our new class novel and most of us agreed that it would be lovely to find out what happens to Tomas and Flicker next. So, we decided to read,βThe boy who dreamed of dragonsβ by Andy Shepherd. Some of us felt that we already knew the characters and we would be familiar with them.

We spotted straight away that Flicker the dragon looks more grown up when we discussed the front cover. We knew that Tomas could not fly on Flickerβs back at the end of the first novel.

In Rhyme and Analogy we explored words that rhyme with the families – sad, hit, leg & sun. Can you find other words that rhyme with these words?

We used our linking cubes to make stories of 15. Then we wrote our sums in numbers on our whiteboards. Using the cubes really helped us to see how we reached our answers.

Our highlight this week was learning about Coding. We had such fun using the little picture cards and getting our friends to move around the classroom. We even had to pretend we were sleeping for one of the commands! Then we created our own codes for a partner to follow. We had to have a clear start and a clear finish so we started with a green flag and finished with a red flag.

We are looking forward to turning these into programs for the Beebots. We enjoyed Coding so much that we will research other activities that we might like to explore. Coding really challenged our thinking this week but, we felt so proud of ourselves when we had created our own programs.

We also started to look at RECOUNT in our Writing. This is quite different to the descriptive writing we did in Block 1 but, we are looking forward to learning how to write a recount and then write our own.

In groups we also thought about what we already know about night and day as this is our new Science topic. At first we thought we only knew a few things but, when we started recording it on our sheet we were amazed that we had written and drawn so much.

We are looking forward to finding out more about night and day.

I spy with my little π

Another busy week for P2.

Mrs Ryalls displayed our human eye collages and our dragon eye drawings. We are really proud of our display and we have had a lot of discussions about it. Thank you, Mrs Ryalls. The display looks amazing!

In science we investigated taste. We discovered that our taste buds recognise 5 tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and savoury.

We had a challenge to be blindfolded and workout whether we were eating potato or apple. We had to hold our noses too! This made it much harder because smell helps our brain to work out what we are eating. Most of us guessed correctly though.

We made a little Fuzzy to keep in our pocket or up our sleeve to help us when we get angry. The Fuzzy is soft and it made us all feel calm and relaxed when we touched it.

We also designed resilience capes that we imagine we are wearing when we need to be strong and brave. We used our imaginations to great effect when we designed our capes.
We finished our class novel by Andy Shepherd, β The boy who grew dragonsβ and we couldnβt wait to find out what happened to Tomas, Flicker and all of the other dragons at the end.

Well done, P2! You have worked very hard in Block 1.

Happy holidays everyone! π²

Numeracy and Maths

This week we have been continuing our addition and subtraction problem solving, with the additional challenge of emoji code cracking to get our sums.

In maths we began exploring weighing, heavier and lighter and non standard units of weighing.

Literacy

We enjoyed reading with a focus of key words this week and exploring our stories through questions.

We designed our own dragons and wrote a descriptive piece of text on them. Great imagination was shown in creating their own dragons.

Health and well-being

We have continued to explore friendships, what makes a good friend, having lots of different friends and why itβs important. The children then created some of their own rules for good friendships.

Whatβs in the box?

We have had another busy week with lots of successes.

It has been a long time since we have done Problem Solving so first of all we used cubes to help us to see the answer and then we learned about the strategy – draw a picture. This was fun and it was hard to believe we were doing Maths. When we thought about it we realised that using the cubes was also helping us with our numbers.

We designed a dragon eye on paper then we tried to make it with play doh as a little practice for when we use clay next week. We are all really excited about that!

Mrs Ryalls brought in her dragon kite and we had to guess what was in the box. We thought it was a mungle flap! ( hen ) . The head of the kite is amazing and we have really enjoyed studying it.

Mrs Ward lent us her dragon toys and we got to cuddle them in our class for a few days. They were very welcome visitors.

We have been working together and team building but, we still find it a challenge to share and compromise. So, we are going to keep working together on challenges to help us to work with others.

We designed a dragon then made a plan. When we were happy with the plan we wrote a description that included a title, an introduction, a description of the dragon and a personal comment or evaluation. Although this was hard work we were very proud of our descriptions when we completed them.

We are continuing to work on learning the 3 school rules.

I behave safely

I listen to and follow instructions

I respect people and property

Well done, Primary 2 !