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P2M What have we been learning? Week Ending 16.11.18

Literacy

  • We have been continuing to work on the igh and y sounds. We have been reading and spelling words such as by,my,sky,might,light,night.
  • In handwriting we formed the letter s.

  • We wrote about our weekend news and also described the experience of attending the road safety workshop.

Maths

  • In mental maths we have been recalling doubles. E.g. double 6 is 12.
  • We have introduced the concept of equal groups which will build the foundation for multiplication and division.

Here are 5 groups of 3. They are equal because there are three in each group.

 

Here are two equal groups of six.

  • We have been learning the names of 2D shapes and using the term ‘sides’ to describe them. E.g. it has 4 equal sides.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We attended a road safety magic show
  • We planted daffodil bulbs which we will be giving away on Tuesday and Thursday after school (donations for Marie Curie welcome)
  • We have been learning about our teeth and loved finding out about the different types using little mirrors
  • In RME we listened to the bible story of the loaves and the fishes

P2M What have we been learning? Week Ending 2.11.18

Literacy

  • In phonics we have been learning to use ee and ea when reading and spelling words. Examples of the words are meet, feet, read, leap, seed, seal.

  • We have continued to work on spelling tricky words such as want, was, saw, put and his.
  • We have been working on different skills in our reading groups such as sequencing events from the story, reading key words and offering ideas about the main ideas in the book.
  • We also identified adjectives (describing words) and are going to build on this next week.

Maths

  • We have been using tally marks as part of information handling.
  • We have been working on saying two more and two less than numbers (e.g. two less than 25 is 23).
  • We have been looking at ten frames and dice patterns and recognising the number patterns quickly.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We have had great fun learning gymnastics skills in PE.
  • We developed a bank of strategies that the children can refer to when they are feeling stressed. Each child has chosen a particular strategy which they would like to work on over the next few weeks to see if it helps them.
  • We looked at leaves with magnifying glasses then created autumn inspired art work.

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P2M What have we been learning? Week Ending 12.10.18

Literacy

  • We have been working on the ai and ay sounds this week. We found it easier to read the words rather than spell them. We will work on this more next week. Examples of words are mail, jail, hay, day, way, say, rain, pain. In general the ai sound is in the middle of words and the ay comes at the end.
  • In writing we received a thank you letter from the animals in Polly Jean and they asked us to reply telling them about a party we had been to.

Maths

  • We have been looking at lots of different patterns in maths (dominoes and ten frames) We enjoyed using this link https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/
  • We also did lots of maths linked to our party for example counting out supplies and solving problems. For example “we have 19 cups but there are 25 people coming to the party, how many more do I need to buy?”

Other areas of the curriculum

  • In drama we enjoyed acting out and playing instruments along to the story of Mr Gumpy’s Outing.
  • We have been revising French greetings.
  • We enjoyed making party hats and of course our pyjama party this morning!

Have a lovely October holiday. We are looking forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday 23rd October.

 

P2M What have we been learning? Week Ending 27.09.18

Literacy

  • In phonics we have been revising the ch and sh sounds. We have been reading and spelling words with these sounds. It can be tricky if the sound is at the END for example fish or wish.

  • We have been learning how to write a in cursive writing.

  • We wrote letters to the different animals in Polly Jean. We addressed envelopes too.

 

Maths

  • We have been ordering the months of the year with cut and stick activities. We also enjoy learning these with the hopscotch game.

  • We are continuing to order numbers up to 20 or 30.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • As part of health and well-being we have been learning about different emotions. We read a story about different colours representing different feelings then we created our own people showing how we were feeling.
  • In PE we have enjoyed throwing and catching and also small equipment activities.
  • On Wednesday we celebrated European Day of Languages.
  • We found out some facts about penguins.

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P2M What Have We Been Learning? 14.09.18

Maths

  • We have been learning to count up and down within 30 starting and stopping at different numbers.
  • We have been counting objects and dots (large groups) and remembering to count each item one at a time to make sure we get to the right number. We need to take our time with this!
  • We have been adding numbers together. Sometimes a number of counters are hidden under a screen and then we are shown another amount of counters which we have to add together. For example “There are 12 counters under this screen, if I put 4 more out how many will there be altogether?”. We have to hold the 12 in our head and count on.
  • We have been learning about the months of the year. We found it hard to answer questions about the order. For example “What month comes before March?”. We want to do more work on this.

Literacy

  • We enjoyed getting reading books to take home this week. Please see previous blog post with information about reading in P2.
  • We have been learning how to write a d in cursive writing.
  • We wrote about our ‘weekend news’ and also a story about what would happen if we had a pet spider. We had some brilliant ideas!
  • We have also been revising how to spell CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant) for example hat, cot, sit. Also common words such as I, want, was, the, to, put.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We had great fun in Drama acting out a lion hunt and pretending to be zebras and giraffes.
  • We revised greetings in French.
  • We have really enjoyed using small equipment creatively in PE lessons.
  • We looked at maps of the world and found out which continent each of the animals in the Polly Jean book lived on. We have been particularly interested in globes and atlases. We would like to learn more about lions next week.

What Have We Been Learning This Week? W.E. 31.08.18

Literacy

We have been reading Class Two at the Zoo. We were able to sequence the main events and make predictions. We retold the story using maps of the zoo. We also found out some facts about snakes and made our own fact sheets.

Maths

We have enjoyed learning about numbers in the different areas of our classroom for example making models and counting how many bricks we used. We learned a song called Concentration Navigation which helped us to practise saying two numbers after. It has a very catchy tune so you could ask us to sing this for you at home! Lots of  us have been writing our numbers backwards so we want to work on this next week. We have also been writing ‘teen numbers’ with the 1 as the second digit so 61 instead of 16. Again we will work on this next week.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We have continued to work on mindfulness.
  • In assembly we learned about countries which are not so lucky and don’t have enough food for their people.
  • We also learned about harvesting.
  • In art we drew self portraits using wax crayons and oil pastels.
  • In PE we have been working on throwing and catching.