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p2c Two things…..

  1.  Our building resilience whole school focus this term is…

    get active

    If you have any photographs of yourself being active in any way, riding your bike, climbing a mountain, or dressed in your dance clothes it would lovely for us to share these in class as part of our display. You can email a picture to school if that is easier.

  2. We would like to collect some more clean empty jam jars – particularly the larger sized ones, but any sizes welcomed.

SSPCA Charity Day!

Primary One have organised a charity day THIS FRIDAY to support the SSPCA.

Come to school dressed up as an animal on Friday 22nd February. Any donations are kindly received via Parent Pay.

Primary One hope to raise money to help lots of animals.

I wonder how many different animals we will spot in our school?!

Thank you for your support,

The P1 Team 🙂

P2c Reflective Friday 8.2.19

 

LITERACY 

This week we have taken time to revise the magic e spelling patterns we have learned so far. We have also been testing each other on our spelling words.

 

 

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 continued to practise counting amounts of money. We enjoyed sharing our learning with sone of  you on Wednesday.

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

  • We have been learning about the moon, how it rotates around the earth while the earth turns around the sun.  Please ask us to share our knowledge with you.
  • We learned about Chinese New Year.

  • We loved our workshop in forces with our visitors from ‘ generation Science’ on Monday morning. 

 

We continue to develop a wide range of skills through cooperative, imaginative, creative and investigative play.

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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…

Have a lovely break !

Read a book that interests you.

Get active – any way you choose.

 

 

P2c Reflective Friday 1.2.19

 

LITERACY 

Our spellinwg pattern this week is the split digraph o-e, or ‘magic e’ . We have learned how adding a  silent e to a word with a short o sound can turn it into a stretchy sound like oa eg rod – rode

We learned the cursive formation of  t

We have new ‘free writing’ jotters where we can write anything we choose. We have had fun creating stories together.

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We finished  ‘ 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 continuing practising number pattern erns, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s 3s 4s and  off decade 10s ( eg 3,23,23,33 etc )pattern. Our next step is to be able to count backwards in these patterns as well.

We continued to practise counting amounts of money.

 

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

  • We have been learning about nocturnal animals – please ask us to share our knowledge with you.
  • We created posters demonstrating what we know.
  • We watched  a show with Professor Eco.
  • On Thursday, Lesley and Lorraine spoke to us at assembly about caring for our world.  They were astounded at all the fabulous ideas we had.
  • We have been learning to hold a hockey stick and dribble a ball.
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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…

Using real coins, practise giving change. – I used 10p to buy a pencil that costs 8p, can you give me the correct change? Increase the amounts to increase the challenge.

Play this game – there are several levels of difficulty to choose.

Look in books and newspapers for magic e words with o

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

Practise writing some cursive letters. Perhaps you could write your name in cursive.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, please look at the night sky – what can you see?

Read a book that interests you

Get active – any way you choose.

P2c Reflective Friday 25.1.19

Learning stories coming home today….

LITERACY 

Reading homework books will come home in the week beginning 28th Jan.

Our spelling pattern this week is the split digraph i-e, or ‘magic e’ . W have learned how adding a  silent e to a word with a short i sound can turn it into a stretchy sound like igh eg pip – pipe, pin – pine

We have continued our literacy investigation into the book ‘The man on the moon’ We created a timetable for Bob,and sequenced the main events in the story.e086db69-4451-4cfa-9444-6330bd7b5c71

We learned the cursive formation of l and i

We wrote an imaginative story about a visit to the moon and we practised self assessing our work.

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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 continuing practising number patterns, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s 3s 4s and  off decade 10s ( eg 3,23,23,33 etc )pattern.

We showed Mrs Cross what we already know about money so that we can plan  what we need to learn next.

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

  • We have been learning about owls – watch this space for exciting news about an  upcoming opportunity to learn more about owls !
  • We know about the lifecycle of an owl, what they eat, that they make different sounds and that there are many many different species of owl. Plop, the owl in our story is a barn owl. Ask us what noise a barn owl makes !

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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…

Pick up a handful of coins from a pile, how many of each coin did you get? Can you count how much you have ? Can you count how much you have in your hand now ?

Play this game – there are several levels of difficulty to choose from.

Can you count how much you have in your hand now ?

Look in books and newspapers for magic e words with i

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

Practise writing some cursive letters. Perhaps you could write your name in cursive.

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

Read a book that interests you

Get active – any way you choose.

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