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P3T – What we have been learning this week 10.12.18

Maths 

In Maths and Numeracy we have been learning about doubles. This is when you add the same number together – e.g. 5 + 5 = 10, 50 + 50 = 100, 45 + 45 = 90. You can practise this at home by asking doubles.

We have also worked on bar charts. This is when we collect information and display results. We asked people about favourite books & showed the results in a bar graph. You can do this at home with how many different foods you have in the cupboard, items not tidied away in your room, anything you can think of really! Remember your bar chart needs to be clear to show the information.

 

Literacy 

In Writing this week we have been working with our Talk Partners to write the story of the Nativity. We had to encourage our Talk Partners, use punctuation and include finger spaces. We produced some great work and will finish these next week.

 

IDL 

This week we finished our magnetic games in our home teams and started on toy number 2! We are now making a board game! We need to include detail in our board games! We are excited to make them and look forward to doing this next week.

 

P2M – What we have been learning this week 23.11.18

Literacy

This week is Book Week Scotland! We’ve had fun doing lots of different activities! This included listening to a super funny storyteller, getting our Book Bags, Reading with P7M and watching an Author’s Live! We have decided to read with P7M weekly as we really enjoyed it!

In Spelling this week we have focused on the sound oa and ow. We know it sounds like o. This includes boat, toad, low and show. This was quite tricky so will keep doing this next week.

In Writing, we wrote about an experience and had to remember all of our star steps. Ask us about what they were!

We have been practising all of the cursive letters since the summer! This includes c, o, d, a, g, q and s.

Maths

We have been learning about equal groups. This means each group needs to have an equal amount. Try doing this at home – you can use anything!

We have also been learning about shapes. 2D and 3D. We are trying to name and describe them. For example we know a square has 4 equal sided sides. A cube is made up of squares.

Other areas of the curriculum

In HWB we have enjoyed meeting people’s Worry Monsters! We started our Dance block in P.E. We practised skipping and side stepping.

We have been learning about the Digestive System! It was cool!

We enjoyed decorating Christmas Tree decorations! The stars look very colourful.

We raised lots of money for Marie Curie by giving away our plants. Thank you all very much!

Finally, we have been weeding in the school playground. This was fun and a bit dirty!

P2C – Reflective Friday – 23.11.18

Literacy

This week is Book Week Scotland! We’ve had fun doing lots of different activities! This included listening to a super funny storyteller, getting our Book Bags and watching an Author’s Live!

In Spelling this week we have focused on the sound oa. We know it sounds like o. This includes boat and toad.

In Writing, we wrote about an experience and had to remember all of our star steps. Ask us about what they were!

We have been practising all of the cursive letters since the summer! This includes c, o, d, a, g, q and s.

Maths

We have been learning about equal groups. This means each group needs to have an equal amount. Try doing this at home – you can use anything!

We have also been learning about shapes. 2D and 3D. We are trying to name and describe them. For example we know a square has 4 equal sided sides. A cube is made up of squares.

Other areas of the curriculum

In HWB we have enjoyed meeting people’s Worry Monsters!

We have been learning about the Digestive System! It was cool!

We enjoyed decorating Christmas Tree decorations!

We raised lots of money for Marie Curie by giving away our plants. Thank you all very much!

Finally, we have been weeding in the school playground. This was fun and a bit dirty!

P2M – what we have been learning this week 09.11.18

Literacy

In Handwriting we have been practising the letter ‘s’. Some of us are finding this tricky – we will keep doing this next week.

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In Spelling, we have been looking at the sound I. We know it can be written as y (my, sky, spy and by) and igh (night, knight, light and tight). We have also been practising our tricky words from block one and two.

In Writing, we were learning to write about an experience. We had to try to include describing words, full stops, finger spaces and capital letters. We did a great job!

Maths and Numeracy

In Numeracy, we were spotting patterns to see what numbers we had in our ten frames. We thought this was okay and managed well.

We also practised our number recognition to 20 by playing different games.

 

In Maths, we used our knowledge of tally marks to collect information and started to present this using block/bar graphs. We enjoyed this!

Other areas of the curriculum

  • In HWB, our new Building Resilience topic is “Talk it over”. One thing we were to do to help us talk things through is make a worry monster! They look cool!

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In P.E. we are continuing with gymnastics. We were creating sequences by using our skills of balancing, jumping, travelling and rolling. We will keep doing this next week.

We started our topic – “The Body”. We looked at the sense this week. These are touch, see, hear, taste and smell. We had to feel what was in different cups – this was fun!

Christmas Card designs for the Mp’s competition are being sent home. If you would like your child to enter then please return the card and the permission slip. Thanks.

Pupil Targets

Over the last few weeks we have been setting this term’s targets. The targets, which have been created jointly by the teacher and the pupil, focus on three areas of curriculum – Literacy, Maths and Numeracy and another subject suited to each class.

We have been discussing targets in class so the children know themselves as learners so please ask your child what their targets are (your child may call them Learning Intentions and Star Steps depending on their age) so we can all be partners in the children’s learning. These targets may have already been shared with you at Parents’ Evening and at the Drop-in today.

Evidence for these targets will then be gathered and shared in the pupils’ Learning Stories to see how they are progressing with their individual target. The staff can edit these targets if necessary. The Learning Stories will be sent home in December in order for you to see your child’s learning.

If you have any questions or queries then please ask the class teacher.

Thanks.

 

 

P2M – What we have been learning this week 26.10.18

Literacy 

In handwriting, we continued to practise cursive. This week we started “q” and “qu”. Some of us found this tricky. We will keep doing this next week.

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In Spelling, we revised ai and ay. We then studied “ee” words. We know that ther ee sounds like “E” as in “green”. Please see our word bank below. We also were introduced to “best friends”. They are letters that “always go together” – 2 letters 1 sound, 1 sound 2 letters. We show best friends by putting a line under them.

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ee word bank

When we practise our sounds we love having conversations with each other using the vowels – a e i o u. Some of them are quite loud!

Just now we are focusing on writing about experiences. This week we wrote about our October break. We had to try to include describing words, capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

Maths and Numeracy

In Numeracy we revised number patterns. Some of us need to keep on practising this. In Maths we looked at Information Handling. We were learning how to collect information. We used tally marks to make our information clearer. We enjoyed asking people their favourite things!

 

Other areas of the curriculum 

  • In P.E. we continue with gymnastics. We were balancing using some of our body parts. We found this quite tricky.
  • In Health and Wellbeing we are trying to find different ways to help us cope with our emotions. We did some mindfulness colouring. We felt calm, happy and relaxed when we were doing this!

Next week the Book Fair is in school! P2M’s slots are on Wednesday and Friday. If you would like your child to purchase a book then please give them money on one of these days.

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P3T What we have been learning this week 12.10.18

We have been learning lots this week.  In spelling we have continued to learn and practise spelling rules.  We have also been learning to write the letters g, j, y, f and s using cursive writing.

In Numeracy we have been counting forwards and backwards in 100s.

In Health and Wellbeing, we were discussing emotions and learnt about strategies to cope with stress.  In PE we have been focusing on fitness, and completed stations which included step ups, star jumps, skipping and sit ups.

In our emergency services topic we have been learning about the Coastguards – the Coastguards search for people at sea.

Happy holidays to everyone.

 

 

P2M What we have been learning this week 05.10.18

Literacy 

We were so excited this week because we received a letter from Polly Jean Pyjama Queen! We couldn’t believe it! She even suggested for us to have our own party! We had to create a list of what we would need at our party. This included teddies, cake and balloons.

In Handwriting, we have started learning the cursive letter g. We found this tricky but will keep doing this next week.

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In Reading, we have our group books and are enjoying them. One group had to sequence their story and others had to answer questions. Some were tricky.

In Spelling, wh and th were our sounds (third, thump, wheel and whip) and we have worked on these tricky words: his, put, was, want, saw and no.

Maths and Numeracy 

This week in our groups we have been practising adding two groups together by using counters and counting forwards and backwards.

We also started looking at different pieces of information – information handling. We had to read the table/graph and ask a question. For example, what pet was the most popular.

We enjoyed using the ipads to play an adding game.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • In Topic, we learnt about octopuses and giraffes. Did you know octopuses have blue blood and are poisonous? We then made our own! They looked cool.
  • In P.E. we started gymnastics. We thought about our jumping – making sure we land on two feet.

 

Next week we are going to have our own pyjama party on Friday! If you wish you can bring a pair of pyjamas to change into in school! Also, you can bring in an animal cuddly toy (that you can hold) to come along to the party too!

 

P2M What we have been learning this week 21.09.18

Literacy 

This week we have continued to practise cursive writing – in particular d and a. We will keep working on a next week!

In Writing we wrote about the crazy weather we have had this week! We had to remember our finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, to stay on the line and to use describing words! Miss Martin felt like she was out in the horrible weather when she was reading our writing!

In Reading we came up with a new group name! They are all based on animals! We liked really in our groups.

In Spelling we focused on tricky words. These included: was, the, to, is, his and put.

Maths 

We have been learning the months of the year. We can say them but we find it tricky when we are asked what month is before and what month is after. E.g. What month is before April? What month is after April? We have also been reminding ourselves of the days of the week. We will keep practising this next week.

When we are working on numeracy some of us are thinking about adding 2 groups of counters. We are doing well with this. Some groups are also using a number track to help us think about number sequencing.

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Other areas of curriculum

  • For topic this week we learnt about lions! We went on a Lion Hunt! Some of us made binoculars and lions for us to find! We were scared!
  • In topic next week we will be learning about penguins and monkeys. We are looking forward to this!
  • In P.E. we have been developing our throwing, catching and bouncing skills. We are using smaller balls to make it trickier! We will keep doing this next week. When we are in P.E. we have been assessing our partner by thinking about what they are doing well.
  • We like using our Talking Partners to help us learn.

 

Literacy

In handwriting we have been practising the letter o! This is how we do it! Keep practising at home – especially when we join two os together!

 

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In Reading, we read the book “Aaaarrrggghhh Spider!”. We loved reading this book! First we predicted what we thought was going to happen in the story. After we decided to find out facts about spiders. We then made fact book! Don’t they look great!?

As we enjoyed the book so much we even got to go on a spider hunt and found some real spiders! Some of us decided to make some of our own spiders too!

 

Maths 

This week we have been learning all about teen numbers and thinking about what comes before and after! By the end of the week we were getting pretty good at this! In our groups we have been doing lots of different things, including counting up and back to 20, counting objects and saying what comes next.

We also started learning about time! Specifically the days of the week! We will move on to months of the year next week!

Other areas of the currciulum

  • We started our topic – all about animals! We read the book “Polly Jean Pyjama Queen” to help us learn about animals – this will take us a while! We got to design our own pyjamas to start of the topic and get to know the story more! We created some great looking pyjamas.
  • In P.E. we have practised our throwing and catching skills. We used beanbags to do this hoops. We also practised jumping by skipping and trying to jump two feet to two feet. To warm up we played a really fun game – we all loved it!
  • The whole school started the Building Resilience topic “Take a moment”! We will be sure to talk about when we feel up and down!