P2c reflective Friday 2.11.18

Literacy

  • We revised spelling words with ee and ea sounds .
  • In writing we were writing sentences using at least two describing words – e.g. ” The fireworks are noisy and beautiful”.
  • Our reading focus was on prediction.
  • We have started trying to write our names in cursive writing. Remember, the capital letter is not in cursive.
  • We enjoyed browsing the book fair. Thank you to all the parents who helped ensure the smooth running of this event.

Please continue to revise your group’s spelling words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below)

Plums – Blocks 1 and 2

Shoes – Block 2 and 3

Trees and Doors – Block 3 & 4, and 5 if you are ready for a challenge

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.

You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets

cursive writing formation

Numeracy and Maths

We have continued to investigate missing addend problems – e.g. 4 + ? = 12, finding the missing number to complete the  calculation. Challenge can be added by using larger numbers and/or a larger  difference – e.g. 23 + ? = 39

We have asked questions such as. “There were 12 counters under the card, and I have stolen some. Now there are only 7 left. How many did I steal ?” We used counting on or counting back strategies to help us find the answer.

 

  • We have been revising our knowledge of Tally marks, and we created our own surveys and asked our friends. We recorded our findings using Tally marks.
  • Counting in 5s is a really useful skill when using tally marks – please practice counting in 5s at home.

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We all became scientists for a day, mixing and creating potions and ‘chemicals’. It was messy, but so much fun. We used lots of super vocabulary as we discovered how the different ingredients mixed together.

We spent time examining the veins on leaves, as well as comparing and contrasting leaves of different sizes, colours and shapes. Using a magnifying glass we looked closely at the patterns and we created our own leaf art.

We used our fine motor skills to create pumpkin faces using tap-tap shapes.

We continue to think about how we can ‘Take a moment’ when things get stressful, and we have discussed a range of strategies which might help us and we have chosen one to try out as our target.

 

Packing noodles provided a whole range of learning opportunities – sorting, matching, comparing… and having fun.

In PE, we went outside to apply our balancing and jumping skills in a real- life situation.

We are looking forward to next week, getting started on investigating our topic questions which we created based on the outcomes for this term.

By researching, I can describe the position and function of the skeleton and major organs of the human body and discuss what I need to do to keep them healthy.
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
I know the symptoms of some common diseases caused by germs. I can explain how they are spread and discuss how some methods of preventing and treating disease benefit society.

Some of our questions:

  •  Find out about bones, how do they move?
  •  How do your bones get made?
  •  What are the lines in the middle of your hands? Are they veins? What are veins for?
  •  How do germs get back on to your hand once you have washed them?
  •  How do water and soap get germs off your hands?
  •  What are all the senses?
  •  Finding out what sports we can do to keep healthy.
  •  How does blood come out of your skin?
  •  How do all the different parts of your body work?
  •  Finding out about how your heart beats.
  •  How the germs get inside you?
  •  How do your adult teeth grow in?
  •  How does your brain work?
  •  How do your lungs/arms work? How do you breathe?
  •  How do you burp ?
  •  Why do we need oxygen?
  •  Why do our fingers go wrinkly when you swim?
  •  How do bones break ?
  •  How do germs spread ?
  •  Why is our skin different when we are young?
  •  How can you taste food?
  •  How does food turn into poo ?

If you have any expertise you could share with us around our topic please do get in touch.