# Toys, Toys, Toys (P2B)

This week we have started our new IDL focus on the history of Toys. We started by looking at toys in the present so we can make comparisons. Using our iPads, we looked for our favourite toys on Safari. We added our photos to our iPads and then opened them on an app called Puppet Edu. Using Puppet Edu, we recorded ourselves talking about our favourite toys. We enjoyed using digital technology to enhance our learning.

For writing this week we have been creating our own imaginative stories. We read a story called ‘The Toy Shop’ and we discussed the events and the characters in the story. Using our own experiences of toy shops and knowledge of toys, we planned our own imaginative stories and drew pictures of the beginning, middle and end. On Wednesday we used our pictorial plans to write our stories. We worked hard to ensure that we included a character throughout, used connectives to join our ideas and used adjectives to describe our characters. Afterwards we shared our fantastic stories with the rest of the class.

In our Short Read lesson we explored the trailer for the film ‘Toy Story’. We watched the trailer and then we answered different types of questions about the characters and the setting. Afterwards we played ‘Blankety Blank’ and we were able to work together to find the missing words from the trailer.

This week we had a special visit from our P6 pals. They have been creating their own quiz games and they wanted to share these with us. We enjoyed seeing our P6 pals and playing their quiz games – we even gave them constructive feedback about their games!

Our new sound this week was ‘a-e’. We have been looking forward to learning the ‘magic e’ patterns. Using our magnetic boards, we made ‘a-e’ words and on Thursday, we wrote sentences containing ‘a-e’ words. Some of us were also learning the sounds ‘st’ and ‘sw’.

In Numeracy and Mathematics we have been learning subtraction facts for 13, 14 and 15. We have been continuing to discuss different subtraction strategies and we have been using these strategies to solve missing number sums. Some of us have also been learning to subtract a teen number from a two-digit number. This week we also started to learn to tell half past times on digital and analogue clocks. We revised telling o’clock times and then we learned how to identify half past times. At the end of our lesson, we played a game called ‘Clocking In’ on Education City.

Thank you for reading our blog post. We hope that you have a lovely weekend.

P2B and Miss Harrison xxx