Stick Man

This week, we have listened to the very popular Stick Man story by Julia Donaldson.  We have sequenced parts of the story and have used it to help us revise some of our sounds.  P2 have enjoyed making small books with pictures and writing.  We have also been using parts of the story to help us with our number work.  Today, we looked at the family tree picture in detail and started to draw our own black pen pictures.  Sadly, it was too wet for us to look for our own stick men in the garden!  Maybe tomorrow!


Primary 2 – Afternoon Activities

Primary 2 have been enjoying their quiet afternoons but are looking forward to helping P1 settle into full days next week.  P2 have been reading in groups and working together on alphabet tasks.  They’ve been really keen to start their spelling tests and dictation work … just like P2 last year and have been learning how we need to set this out in our jotters.  They have worked together on practical capacity work in Maths and have been developing their estimation skills.  Topic work has been centred around lessons on Our Body and we’ve been keeping our bodies fit in class PE.

Soft Start Activity

Each morning, P1/2 start with a gentle activity to settle us in.  Sometimes we focus on general motor skills, sometimes it’s a task to develop writing skills and sometimes activities that promote listening and attention.  Today, we worked on fine motor skills to decorate our names by dabbing paint with cotton buds.  We talked about our “Doing Hand”, “Helping Hand” and gave our “Sleeping Fingers” a soft pillow to hold on to!  This aims to encourage a good pencil grip.