This term P2G will be revisiting our knowledge of 2D shapes and investigating 3D shapes in our environment.
We will further our knowledge of number patterns and sequences, becoming more confident using the hundred square. We will be consolidating our number bonds to ten and developing our skills in addition and subtraction sums within 20.
Closer to the end of the term we will be exploring length, weight and capacity.
P2 have developed their knowledge of the hundred square and we are now using it confidently to work out various sums. The past 2 weeks we have investigated measurement in our environment and have enjoyed learning more about the weight and length of objects in our world.
The first reading strategy we will focus on this term will be prediction skills. We have learned what predictions are and are now making predictions before and as we read.
During this first term we will be developing knowledge of VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation) and applying it to our writing.
As part of “talking and listening” we will be working in small collaborative groups to develop our turn-taking and listening skills. When possible we will get the opportunity to present a piece to our group on a themed subject e.g. My favourite hobby.
We are now confidently predicting throughout the stories we read. We like to use clues from the titles and pictures to help us make predictions but we also know that it’s ok if our predictions aren’t always correct.
P2G are continuing to develop their writing skills by using more ambitious vocabulary in our writing. We are gaining confidence in identifying punctuation in writing and are beginning to use connectives accurately
In the past few weeks P2G have created some amazing “all about me” boxes and our classmates got the chance to learn a little more about what is special us in our lives. Each child worked extremely hard on his/her box and all of P2G were very impressed with these presentations.
This term P2G have chosen to complete a topic based on “Me & My senses”. Within this topic we will not only investigate how our 5 senses work but also why they are important to us and how they can keep us safe in our environment.
We have already begun investigating our sense of touch and have had the opportunity to feel some very interesting textures!
Over the term P2G enjoyed carrying out various investigations related to senses. These investigations helped us gain an understanding of why our senses are important to us and helped us gain an idea of how difficult daily life can be without these senses.
Health and Wellbeing
On Tuesdays we will be developing our ball skills with Miss Greene. We will be learning how to correctly complete a chest pass, bounce pass and overhead pass. In the coming weeks we will practice our striking skills and learn the basic rules involved in football and basketball. We will also get the opportunity to work with Miss. Robertson on a Monday!
P2G have gained lots of confidence when completing drills related to basketball. We have developed our technique of chest passing, dribbling and shooting the ball.
Our balancing skills have also improved through activities with bean-bags and tennis balls. We can now balance almost anything on our heads!