# A week full…..

Literacy

In writing we continued exploring recount. We recounted a trip to Grandpa’s farm and playing by the big tree.

Grammar: we revisited nouns, identifying them in sentences, making sentence from a given noun and using them in blether stations.

Reading: ORT we developed skills of making connections between the book and our own experiences.  PM reading we developed the skills of reading for information.

Rhyme and analogy this week we focused on rhyming sounds op and ay.

Weekly phonic: or.

Numeracy and Maths

In Numeracy we explored odd and even numbers and the numbers before and after, and in between given numbers.

In maths we explored 2D shapes.

Topic

We explored how day and night changes with the seasons and how this comes about

French

We explored colours and seasons this week in French.

Novel study:

We explored the 3 little pigs story and recreated their houses.

# A busy week

We have had a very busy week.

We have been enjoying being challenged with our numbers this week and we are now working with numbers to 100. We have been learning some strategies for using our 100 square and working out our answers a lot faster.

In HWB we are continuing to explore what makes us unique because some of us found this a tricky word to say and understand. We liked painting a self portrait, looking in the mirror to help us  and it was great fun mixing the skin colour for our face and neck. We are not quite finished our self portraits but, we are looking forward to seeing them finished and posting them on our Blog page.

We are still having fun exploring Night and Day in our topic work. We discovered that a rotation of the Earth around the Sun causes night and day, a revolution of the earth around the Sun takes 365 days or 366 days in a Leap year. This causes the Seasons.

It also takes around 27 days for the Moon to be seen in all it’s phases. Many of us are enjoying completing our homework sheet andwe have been discussing the fact that on cloudy nights we cannot see the Moon to record on our sheet.

In class we took a little quiet time to do some Cosmic Yoga Kids with Jamie. We really enjoyed her Moon story and we felt so calm when we were doing the yoga.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and enjoy your extra day to celebrate St Andrew’s Day !

# Remembrance

Remembrance
Learners immersed themselves in remembrance this week and had great maturity towards it.

We explored poppies, made poppy fields and made a split pin poppy.
We explored medals in the military and designed our own.

# Book week

We have been having great fun this week exploring book week.

We  brought in our favourite books to share from home. Can you guess the readers display on our classroom window has created lots of discussion.

Learners redesigned the front cover for their book and created a character description. It was lovely reading a bit of our favourite books to Mrs Smith.

Have fun exploring your book bug bags and reading your favourite tales.

Literacy

In literacy we have explored character descriptions and increased fluency in our reading.  Our phonic this week was oo and we were very creative in our search for words with oo.

Our recount writing this week was on the book Dad and I went shopping.  We are learning how to structure a recount text.

We further explored verbs this week acting them out and changing tenses.

Numeracy

We have explored 100 squares. Talking about numbers, before, after and in between. We played games and built 100 square jigsaws. We continued 2x table playing bingo, creating groups and singing songs.

Maths

We used problem solving skills with volume.

After COP26 the class developed a great interest in reducing our carbon footprint and looking after our world.  We chose 3 class goals to reduce our carbon footprint, and we created poster to share with others.

Topic

This week we explored the sun and influence of shadows on day and night. We explored through light, and drawing shadows.

# Dive into a book

Book Week

We have had some fun exploring books for Book Week. Our focus has had strong links to Literacy.

We explored the book,” The last wolf” by Mini Grey . This was a book that was in the P3 Read, Write, Count goody bag that we took home on Monday.

The Primary 2 goody bag was amazing too. We loved the note book, card game and measuring tape too.

We tried to act out parts of the story and we felt that we were actually in the book when we did that. There was lots of fun and laughter at the end when the story had a happy ending.

The book made us think very carefully about environmental issues and how we need to take care to look after wildlife. When hedges and trees are cut down the animals lose their homes and food. So we could be more mindful of this when we make choices.

We are looking forward to sharing books we bring in from home tomorrow.

Click on the link below to hear one of the stories we shared this week

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Here is a non-fiction story we read this week.

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Numeracy

We are now looking at exploring numbers to 100 and we enjoyed using the big 100 square and working out the correct sequence of numbers. We enjoyed being active with our learning.

We are really looking forward to using the big 100 square when we are choosing in our free time too.

Well done for wanting to transfer your learning into your play, P2 !

Sustainable Squad meeting 1.

We had an early morning meeting and felt very grown up when the tables were rearranged to make our meeting more formal.

We took the meeting very seriously and our responses were very mature.

Here are some of the things we discussed.

P7 will be planting legacy trees in the school grounds in December and January. This will provide shelter and shading and be good for our wildlife. We can also think about the P7’s who planted them.

We are looking forward to finding out more about the polytunnel that we are going to have in Spring.

Surprise!

Mr Swinney surprised us by dropping off some of the jigsaws and games our teacher had ordered. Mrs Ward gave each class money to spend and we are really excited about exploring our new games.

Thank you to Mrs Ward as these games will make our learning and play even more exciting.

# Lest we forget.

Remembrance day

This week we have been finding out about how the poppy became the symbol of Remembrance Day.

At 11 o’clock on the 11th of November we fell silent in class for a 1 minute silence. We were respectful and thought about the ex-servicemen and women who had lost their lives in war.

We made poppy wreaths and painted our own pictures of poppy fields like the ones in Flanders, Belgium.

Non-fiction

We are enjoying exploring our new non-fiction books.

Bonfire weekend recount

Writing was challenging for us this week because we had to have a go at writing our recount independently. We all worked very hard at this.

Maths and Numeracy

In Numeracy we explored some word problems and learned about how important it is to read the words very carefully. this then helps us to work out what the sums is. We recorded our answers in drawings and then number sums.

For practical maths we are going to explore weighing with a variety of non-standard units like straws and marbles and we might even try Lego bricks.

On Friday 19th November you can bring in a favourite book from home to share with the class. The read, write count bags look amazing this year!

# Here we go November

Literacy

This week we had lots of fun in reading making predictions for our reading books and using a contents page in PM reading. In writing we recounted our Halloween day and all the great fun and costumes we wore.

In grammar we explore verbs, acting these out and finding verbs for different scenarios and characters.

Maths and numeracy.

We began making groups of to support us moving on to times tables next week. We also explored bridging to support us problem solving in addition and subtraction.

Topic

This week we explored how we get day and night, and how it is experienced across the world and creates time differences. We really enjoyed exploring this with the globe, torches and mirrors.

Seasonal

This week we had a focus on Bonfire night and staying safe. We read Fireman Fred’s safety story, completed a bonfire listen and colour picture and made fireworks with paint and straws.

We also explore COP26 and it’s importance for our world. The children have shown a great interest in climate change and  our carbon footprint.  They had very interesting ideas and stories to share.

# Remember, remember the 5th of November!

We have been working very hard in P2 this week.

Our highlight was sharing the little book we made for Mrs Ward’s farewell. It was lovely to share it with her when she visited our classroom to say good bye.

We enjoyed learning about Greta Thunberg, COP 26 and climate change and we are very proud of the posters we made.

In science we investigated the Moon and learned that the Moon does not shine but, when the Sun is reflected on it this makes the Moon appear to light up in the night sky. We explored this with a torch and a rotating globe. This also let us see that when it is daylight on one side of the earth it is night time on the other side of the world.

We also took our learning outdoors on Thursday. We collected leaves, twigs and bracken for our dragon dens by scavenging in the school grounds. It was a beautiful crisp afternoon so, we took advantage this after all the rain we have had recently. Kingsland is very beautiful with the Autumn leaves on the ground. We then had great fun with our friends running around in the leaves.

On Fireworks day we got very creative and used chalk to recreate fireworks in the night sky. It looked like we were having our very own fireworks display in our classroom.

We wrote a recount about last week’s Hallowe’en party and our teacher helped us to write this by modelling it. Next week we are going to write our recounts independently.

It has been fun learning the 2 times table through songs and being active.

Happy Bonfire weekend everyone!