This week we have been learning about measurement. We got wrapped up because we took our learning outside! Our task was to measure objects in the sensory garden. We had to use a ruler to measure in centimetres (cm). We had to work with a partner to find 5 different objects to measure. Some groups were also practicing their knowledge of doubles sums. The cuboids have made their own flash cards to practice with in class and at home. The spheres were using numicon to make addition sums to 5.
‘I enjoyed measuring because it was fun. We got to measure sticks, stones, leaves and branches.’ James
‘I liked being outside because I got some fresh air.’ Lennox
‘I liked it because we got to play outside. I had fun.’ Zara H
‘I liked measuring because I like to use a ruler. I measured a plant pot that was 27cm.’ Laya
Below is a link to our Primary 1/2 October newsletter. I am sure you will all agree that the pupils have all been working very hard over term 1!
Thank you very much for all of your support throughout our first 8 weeks of/back at school. Parental partnership is very important to us and we hope to find many more opportunities for parental/family involvement during term 2.
I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing October break and I am looking forward to seeing you all again in term 2!
This week we have had lots of fun learning through literacy. On Thursday A block got to take part in a live broadcast with Kes Gray. He is a famous author who has written books like ‘Oi Frog.’ He read some stories and answered questions about his life.
On Friday the blue reading group were introduced to dictionaries. They worked really hard in small groups to explore the different words and meanings in their first dictionary challenge.
‘We had to find lots of words in the dictionary. I found a few like kangaroo and thunder.’ Layla, P2
‘I liked the start of the of the broadcast when Kes Gray talked about being a baby with a moustache!’ Callum G, P2
‘I liked when Kes showed us a picture of himself as a baby.’ Tyler, P1/2
‘My favourite pasrt was when showed us is super power- throwing cookies.’ Evie P1/2
‘I really liked the story he read about the duck with a loud quaaaaaaaaaaack!’ Jack P1
We love watching Geraldine the Giraffe when we are learning our phonics sounds. Geraldine goes exploring for things with our new sound in them. We then go on a classroom hunt to find things with our sound in them. Today’s hunt was to find things with an ‘o’ or ‘h’ in them!
‘Whiteboard has an ‘o’ in it.’
‘I found a chair because it’s a circle just like an ‘o’.’
‘The cushion was round like an ‘o’.’
‘I like playing with yo-yo’s and that has an o in it.’
‘The book has orange in it so it has an o in it and it’s my favourite colour.’
‘Finn has a ‘h’ in his other [last] name!’
‘I have a ‘h’ in my second name.’
We combined the ideas from the Primary 1 book ‘Pancake’ and the Primary 2 book ‘Poor Old Mum’ (which is set during sports day) to make pancake races! This was a fun activity to do during P.E. which linked literacy and health and wellbeing together.
The races helped us understand sportsmanship and helped us practise our team building skills when we took part in the pancake relays!
It also helped us practise our fine motor skills by running with the plate balancing on our finger tips and also by spreading jam or chocolate onto the pancakes to eat after – races sure do build up an appetite!
‘I liked doing the race because it was fun and I liked eating the pancakes.’ – A
‘I liked doing the pancake race because it was fast.’ – G
‘I liked balancing the pancake when we were racing.’ – L
‘I liked spreading the jam and chocolate on the pancakes.’ – K
‘I liked eating the pancakes.’ – E
‘The pancakes were yummy.’ – A
‘I liked spreading the pancakes.’ – L
‘I enjoyed flipping the pancakes.’ – M
‘The pancakes were in the primary 1 story book so we were practicing our books too.’ – L
In Primary 1/2 we love exploring outside the classroom. We discovered a whole world of different insects in our sensory garden! We had to find as many mini beasts as we could with our team and be very quiet and careful so we didn’t scare any of them!
‘We were hunting for spiders, caterpillars, ladybirds and beetles and bees.’ – G
‘We had to be very quiet and move very slowly because if we moved quickly it would be harder to find them.’ – E
‘We were hunting for beasts’ – D
‘We lifted up a circle and there were worms under it which was their home.’ -L
‘It was good.’ E
‘We worked as a team to find lots of mini beasts.’ – A
‘It was fun.’ – D
‘We looked after the mini beasts by not breaking their homes and not hurting them.’ – T
We are delighted to announce that our Elmer blanket is finally finished and settling well into our story corner. Thank you all again for your support this term. We all really appreciate it and are looking forward to more partnership working in the future.
Every child gets excited by a good story and in P2 we are no different. So far this term we have enjoyed reading new stories during E.R.I.C, listening to some of Miss Campbell’s books at story time and even developing our use of digital literacy skills by engaging with stories on our smart board. As well as this some of the pupils in Primary 2 have taken it upon themselves to take in a beloved story of theirs from home. These are the boys and girls who, so far, have enjoyed reading their tales to the rest of the class.
Primary 2 has created a class charted based on our learning surrounding Rights Respecting schools this term. We spent a lot of time discussing rights, what they meant and how they impact our everyday lives. We then chose 3 rights that we felt were important parts of our day to day learning. We then discussed what these rights may look and sound like in the classroom and the wider school. The pupils decided to display their learning in the form of a balloon with all the class and staff travelling inside it. The clouds surrounding our balloon contained all of our ideas and promises as pupils and adults to make sure we do our best to achieve these rights. Here is our end product!
Over the past 2 weeks we have been learning about our rights. We know that every child should be able to enjoy the same rights and we all have responsibilities to make sure this happens.
We decided to make our own class charter which shows the 3 rights we believed to be the most important for us in school and what responsibilities we have to make sure everyone in the class is able to enjoy these rights which are;
- We have the right to education so we need to listen well and try our best.
- We have the right to be safe so we need to push our chairs in and walk around the class.
- We have the right to play so we need to be kind to others and respect everyone’s property.
We designed our class charter as a tree which shows our rights on the leaves and our responsibilities on the apples. We signed the tree trunk to show that we agree to follow the responsibilities so that we can all enjoy our rights.