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P2c Reflective Friday 18.1.19

 

LITERACY 

Reading homework books will come home in the week beginning 28th Jan, but don’t worry, we’re doing lots of reading in class in the meantime

Our spelling pattern this week is the split digraph a-e, or ‘magic e’ . W have learned how adding a  silent e to a word with a short a sound can turn it into a stretchy sound like ay eg cap – cape, tap – tape

We have started our literacy investigation into the book ‘The man on the moon’ We created questions for Bob, and took turns in the hot seat in the role of a Bob to answer the questions.

We are enjoying sharing the Jill Tomlinson novel ‘ The owl who was afraid of the dark’

Please continue to revise your tricky spelling  words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below.)

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

Numeracy and maths

We are investigating pattern. We started with repeating patterns of shape and colour and are now looking at number patterns, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s 3s 4s and  off decade 10s ( eg 3,23,23,33 etc )pattern

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

  • We have been learning about magnets and experimenting with a range of magnets and magnetic objects . We know that magnets have poles and that opposite poles attract and the same poles repel each other. We found that different magnets have different strengths. We discussed the fact that gravity is a bit like a magnet, attracting us to the earth.
  • In assembly we learned that our Building resilience focus this term is ‘ Get Active’ and we also learned a little about the work of a Martin Luther King jr
  • We decided that our topic focus this term will be the Dark. We spent time discussing what we would like to know. You can see a few of our questions below.
  • We continue to develop and learn through exploring our environment and playing cooperatively with our peers.

 

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Some of our questions -( just a few, we had lots):

  • What do Owls eat?
  • Do owls lose their teeth?
  • How dark is the night?
  • What colour is the darkness ?
  • How does the moon move?
  • How does the moon change shape?
  • How do stars twinkle?
  • How are stars made?
  • Which animals like the night?
  • How big is space?

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

Things you could do at home…

Look in books and newspapers for magic e words

Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. If you want a challenge, try 3s, 4s and off decade 10s

Look at the moon on a night when the sky is clear

Read a book that interests you

Get active – any way you choose.

 

Happy New Year and welcome back.

I hope everyone  had an enjoyable and peaceful  break.

Firstly, thank you very much indeed for all the thoughtful and generous gifts – they are all much appreciated.

It has been lovely to catch up with the children this week and hear all their news. We have spent this week reminding ourselves of routines and expectations.

Welcome to our new pupil who has joined us this week along with his older sister in p4 and younger brother at nursery.

The children have decided that they would like to spend some time investigating magnets and magnetism, so we will begin to explore this topic next week.

Reading groups will continue in class as we begin to explore fantasy settings in stories. Key aspects of our learning will include creative thinking, communication, developing empathy and enquiry/prediction.

Reading homework will restart in the not too distant future.

The Christmas story

We have been reminding ourselves of the Christmas a story. we chose our own way to show evidence of what we know;  some people drew pictures; some wrote, made books, sang songs we knew, made models and even made up our own songs.

click on these links to see the videos of our songs

P2c Reflective Friday – 2 weeks up to 14.12.18

Lots of pictures at the end of our post- please scroll right down to see them.

LITERACY We have been revising all our spelling sounds so far and also our tricky words. .

In writing we wrote a letter to P1 congratulating  them for their nativity performance. We also write invitations to our carol singing

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

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

Numeracy and maths

We have been very busy counting, sharing, measuring and using the language of comparing.

This paper chain is as long as 5 children.

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

A huge thank you to Rosie’s mum for coming in to talk to us about her job as a doctor. she said that kindness and good listening were the skills needed to be a good Doctor. We practice those skills every day !

Also any thanks to Abigail’s mum for talking to us about how germs spread- we learned lots, and got yellow ‘germy’  hands too.

We learned about our organs. We know what our and hearts, lungs do. We know that our skin is our largest organ.

We have been very busy practising Christmas songs and performed them in the chilly sunny weather on Thursday and Friday. We hope you enjoyed it.

We are also enjoying opening our Christmas facts advent calendar each day to learn about traditions round the world.

Nisse the Christmas Elf has been visiting our classroom. He left us a letter introducing himself  and reminding us to be kind to our friends.

 

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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.

 

Wanted……

P2c are collecting clean, label-less and lid-less  glass jam jars . We need 26 in total, so if everyone could bring one each that would be fantastic. If you can spare more than one to share that would also be great, just in case anyone doesn’t see this post or doesn’t have any jars available .

Many thanks

P2c Reflective Friday, 30.11.18

Apologies for my absence this week due to laryngitis. All being well I hope to return on Monday.

LITERACY We revised spelling words with the bow sound as in slow, grow, flow .

In writing we wrote an account of our weekend. 

Please continue to revise your tricky spelling  words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below.

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

Numeracy and Maths

 

We have been discussing the properties and names of 3d shapes. We learned about faces, edges and vertices. Some faces are flat and some are curved. We are familiar with cube, cuboid, cone, sphere, pyramid, triangular prism  and cylinder. How many objects can you find at home which are these shapes. You might want to list some on a chart, or use tally marks. 

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We  danced an Orcadian strip the willow to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.

We enjoyed baking for the school fair ( thanks to the parents who helped) 

We learned about our skeleton. Many of us know lots already. Here are some of the facts we discussed.

Your skull protects your brain

Our skeleton supports our body

The femur is the longest bone in your body.

The smallest bone is hidden inside your ear.

A baby has more bones than an adult.

An adult has 206 bones.

 

 

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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.

 

CAN YOU HELP US ?

P2 are seeking support in a number of ways. We’d be most grateful if you could take time to read this list and get in touch if you can help with anything.

1. We have been having great fun developing our fine motor skills, creativity, problem solving and vocabulary as we dismantled an old TV at our ‘tinkering table’ However, to continue our journey of exploration we need more things to dismantle. If you have any small electrical items waiting to be taken to the tip then we would love to use them in school.

2. We were lucky to be given a free pack of almost 1000 flowering bulbs and we have been working on weeding some raised beds and planting some bulbs. We could do with some extra hands in order to allow us to get the bulbs in as soon as possible. If anyone was willing to come in and either work with the children to prepare  a bed, or simply to spare half and hour at any time to dig out some weeds on your own it would be much appreciated.

3. Finally ( for now) , looking ahead to Christmas Creativity, we would appreciate any donations of used wrapping paper, ribbon, bows, last year’s Christmas cards, unwanted decorations/ tinsel etc.

 

Many thanks for all your continued support.

P2c Reflective Friday 16.11.19

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Thank you for all your support for the P7’s fundraising day for Children in Need.

LITERACY

  • We revised spelling words with igh and -y sounds .
  • In writing we wrote a personal response to the Road Safety Magic show.
  • Our reading focus was on finding information.

 

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

Numeracy and Maths

 

We have been exploring how we can share an amount into equal groups. THIS GAME can help you practise at home if you wish.

D7373A31-FB5F-4617-808F-E207C8402B94We have been consolidating our knowledge of the names and properties of 2D shapes. We devised some tricks to help us with the trickier names.

  • An 8 sided shape reminds us of a sea creature with 8 legs ( Octopus/Octagon)
  • A 6 sided shape -(siX/heXagon)
  • A 5 sided shape reminds us that we have 5 fingers and can hold a PENcil (PENtagon)

 

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We planted daffodil bulbs and learned a little about the life of Marie Curie.

We watched a Magic Show all about Road Safety.

 

In learned how to say colours in French.

We made puppets to retell the story of the bible story, “The feeding of the 5000”

We learned the names and uses of the different types of teeth. 46B96F59-58DD-41DF-949C-7E29439D0920

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

P2c Reflective Friday 9.11.18

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  • We revised spelling words with igh and -y sounds .
  • In writing we wrote a personal response to watching fireworks.
  • Our reading focus was on finding information

 

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

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Numeracy and Maths

We created block charts.

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We played ‘race to 100’ to practise our skills in addition.

829B85C9-3C0D-4FC4-BCD1-17B6FA19DF9FWe 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 are about to start learning about shape, so we tried to recall what we already knew about 2d and 3d shapes

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

 

In PE, we explored differently ways of rolling

 

We investigated our 5 senses, using them to identify objects.We liked  some smells and textures more than others.

We discovered that we could use the magnetix to build UNDERNEATH the table, but gravity sometimes pulled our structures down. Why is this ?

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.