# More Measure

P2 recently finished their revision on Weight and Capacity. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to revisit our work and helped us to deepen our learning.  It was also a chance for us to exercise some of our Learning Muscles, such as Distilling, Collaboration, Revising, Interdependence, Absorption and Capitalising.

Here is a small insight into this work.  The ultimate aim was to make a set of posters for ourselves and others to help us remember and understand Measure.

Each table worked together to revise and note down everything we knew about each subject – in writing or pictures – then we peer-assessed the work and revised it further to make the improvements our peers recommended. This is the pupils’ learning in their own words and images. Here are some pictures of this process, and the final results. Can we teach you something new about measure?

Working in table groups to create the posters:

Peer-assessing another table’s work:

The final posters:

Over the last few months, P2 have been expanding their knowledge, understanding and skills to do with Measure. There has been a lot to learn about this topic and we have already covered Length, Weight and Capacity.

Over the last week or so, we took time to find out how much we could actually remember and if we could apply our knowledge. We revised what we knew about length and the children produced fantastic posters summarising their learning. It took us a long time and lots of toil to remember what we had learned as we covered this work way back before Christmas. It was even harder, however, to try to explain what we knew! We imagined we were trying to explain our learning to our penpals. This helped us focus on what was important and to make sure we included everything we needed to know. We used words and illustrations to get the information across.

This was a demanding task that required us to use all of our Learning Muscles and Thinking Skills.  As you can see, P2 did this in an exemplary way.

Have a look at our posters – can you see what we have been learning?

# A Wee Short Week in P2

Happy New Year from us all in P2. It’s been a really short week and we quite tired after the Christmas holidays, but we have still done some quality learning. Here are some of the things we did this week.

We have been using Number Talks to help us find different strategies to do calculations. We came up with lots of different ways to do 6+6, 6+7 and 6+8. We noticed lots of patterns and used these to find the answers. We are getting really good at explaining our thinking.

We have been measuring with cubes in maths. We learned how to estimate – before you measure, you decide how many cubes long it think it will be. You can’t say any number. If it’s a ruler, it can’t be 1000 cubes long. It has to be a sensible answer. Once you have estimated, you count how many cubes it actually is. The answer doesn’t have to be the same as the estimate as it is meant to be a guess.

We have been practising for our Assembly. It’s going to be on Learning Muscles and all the colour of Thinking Hats. Watch this space for more information!

# It’s shaping up to be a great week

Our maths challenge this week was to use our knowledge of 3D shapes and nets to design packaging for a new museum gift shop. We had to work together in our groups, plan our designs and actually make a sample of our finished packaging. It was harder than it looks!

We have added some finishing touches to our PowerPoints in ICT ready to present over the next few weeks. We enjoyed adding transitions and animations to our slides this week.

In PE we have been practising our Scottish Country Dancing with Primary 5 ready for next week’s party. We’ve also learned how to do the Macarena and the Cha Cha Slide in case we get a chance to show off our moves over the holidays!

Our NYCOS music workshops with Mrs Poynter came to an end this week. We have had a great time working with her and wrote her thank you letters to show how much we enjoyed it.