Garden Gang have been finding seeds in the playground. Plants make seeds after their flowers are pollinated. Some of these seeds will grow into new plants next year and some will be tasty food for birds over the winter.
This week we have had a very busy week and learned lots of different things in P2. In writing, we were learning about verbs and tried to include some of these special doing words in our sentences. Our focus sounds this week were igh, oy, y and v.
In numeracy, the boys and girls loved exploring tens and ones using all sorts of practical materials such as numicon, dienes materials, bingo, 10p and 1p coins and we introduced cuisennaire rods this week too (which were a big hit!). Using their knowledge about 10s and 1s, the children worked with a partner to choose a special number and make a poster all about it.
In music, we were learning about stringed instruments and how the sound changes if a string is tighter or looser. We had fun exploring this with elastic bands!
We read the story of Jesus Feeding the 5000 in RE and we thought of ways that we too can be kind to others. Some suggestions were sharing, playing together and reading our dinosaur books together! We watched Mass on Friday from our classroom. It was lovely to see Father Jock and to see the P7s leading the Mass.
For International Peace Day, we made doves and wrote our own message of peace on our artwork. We listened to some songs about peace and thought about what peace means.
You will by now have received a homework pack and a reading book home. Please use the sounds and word lists to practise spelling patterns. You can use the sentences to either read with your child or dictate a sentence for them to try and write. The literacy and numeracy walls give ideas of different activities you can do at home to support your child’s learning in these areas. We have also provided a jotter for use at home should you wish.
Sumdog logins will be issued next week and we will begin setting challenges in the near future!