This week we have been learning to write adverts for toys. We watched a Lego advert and discussed what we liked about it. Afterwards, we looked at different posters advertised toys and explored some of their features such as an interesting title, a detailed picture and eye-catching and bright colours. On Tuesday, we drew pictures of our chosen toys on our posters. We also gave our posters a title. On Wednesday we looked at using persuasive language to persuade people to buy our toys. We used adjectives to describe our toys and statements such as ‘The best toy in the world’. Miss Harrison said that she would buy all of our toys!
This week we have been learning about toys in the past. Miss Harrison showed us some photos of a tape cassette, an Etch a Sketch, a VHS player, a Tamagotchi and a disposable camera. With our learning partner, we discussed what we thought each object was used for. We had some interesting answers! Afterwards, we learned about toys from the past. Using Keynote on our iPads, we sorted photos of toys on a timeline. We also created our own Venn diagrams to record toys from the past, toys from the present and toys from both past and present.
Our sounds this week were ‘a-e’ and ‘tw’. We drew our own ‘a-e’ pictures and wrote the words beside the pictures and we wrote sentences containing our common words and ‘a-e’ words. Some of us made ‘tw’ words on our magnetic boards and wrote a sentence containing ‘tw’ words.
In our Short Read lesson this week, we completed a ‘Picture It’ activity. We listened to a story called ‘Robot Rumpus’ and we answered different types of questions about the story. Afterwards, we read a text about a different robot. Using key information from the text, we drew a picture of the robot.
In Numeracy and Mathematics we have been learning subtraction facts for 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. Some of us were also learning to subtract a two-digit number from a two-digit number. In Number Talks, we are looking at counting on using Rekenreks. We looked at how many beads we could see on the Rekenrek and how we could see them. This week we also revised half past times. We played a game called ‘Stop the Clock’ and matched half past times to analogue clocks.
This week was Scotland Loves Languages week. We learned numbers to 100 in French and on Wednesday morning, Mrs Gordon and two of our Language Ambassadors taught us a game called ‘Poissons pêcheurs’. To revise our numbers, we also played bingo on Thursday afternoon. On Thursday, one of our friends taught us some words in Russian. We learned how to say ‘hello’ and ‘bye’. This week we also created a poster as a class displaying our favourite words in another language.
Thank you for reading our blog post. We hope that you have a lovely weekend.
P2B and Miss Harrison xxx