This block, we will be exploring different types of measure. We will be applying our knowledge of length, weight and capacity to investigate our environment, both inside and outside school.
We will also be focusing on number. Primary 1 will be learning to form the numbers to 10, as well as focusing on 1 more and 1 less within 10. P2 will be becoming more confident with numbers to 100, using a number square, and will consolidate numbers bonds to 10, before moving on to addition and subtraction within 20.
P1/2 have been developing their knowledge of measurement. Primary 1s and 2s enjoyed exploring weight by using balancing scales and weighing scales. Primary 2s have also used rulers and measuring tapes to find out measurements in cm and m.
Primary 1s have now secured their understanding of numbers to 10 and we have started learning the number names. We are currently consolidating our understanding of more/less than and we will be looking at numbers to 20 in the next term.
Primary 2s have been working on numbers to 100 and using their number square to support them in solving sequences and equations.
In reading, P1 are getting to grips with their new reading books, and meeting the Oxford Reading Tree family! They will be learning all about how they can use the pictures as clues for what the story might be about, and what the words on the page might say. Closer to the end of the block, P1 will be beginning to blend the words in their books, using the phonics knowledge, in order to read some short sentences.
P2 are focusing on developing pre-reading strategies. This includes learning skills such as prediction and being able to use key words to discuss possible events in the story. Within this, they will complete tasks such as becoming authors for the day and writing a new page for their reading books. They will also have the opportunity to work in pairs to discuss their thoughts and feelings on the story and provide reasons why.
Talking and listening will focus on turn taking and listening to others with intent. P1 will be working in small groups each week for co-operative show and tell. P2 will expand on this, and create small focused presentations to deliver to their peers. Alongside this, they will be learning about the importance of being a good audience, and begin to develop quality questions to spark discussion with their peers.
Primary 1s have made huge progress in their reading ability and they are beginning to use the knowledge of the sounds they know to decode words in their books. We continue to work on this skill to decode unknown words.
Primary 2s have enjoyed using their skill of prediction to come up with ideas of what might happen the story. We used clues from the title and the pictures in the book to help us predict what might happen next.
In talking and listening, P1s have been following classroom rules to ensure they their are actively participating in lessons. They have enjoyed using the no hands up strategy to ensure everyone has a voice. P2s have been developing their talking and listening skills when they shared their ‘All About Me’ boxes to the rest of the class. We have really enjoyed hearing and asking questions about the things that are important to you.
Health and Wellbeing
In P.E this block we are focusing on ball skills. We will be practising our throwing and catching skills. P2 will expand on this by learning the proper names and criteria for different types of throws, such as underarm and overarm passes.
We will be learning the skills needed to control the ball when we are throwing, catching and balancing. This will be done through a variety of activities and games.
Miss Robertson will work with the boys and girls during their Wednesday gym time.
Primary 1/2 have been working hard on developing their ball skills. We have developed our techniques in rolling, throwing, catching and bouncing a ball. We enjoyed using the skills we learned to take part in various activities.
This block, P1/2 will be learning all about ‘Me & My Senses’. Within this, we will investigate each of the 5 senses, and discover not only how they work, but how we can use them in a range of situations. One particular focus will be how our senses can help to keep us safe.
Within lessons, we will be carrying out a variety of tasks. These range from creating mind maps based on our senses, to using practical investigations to gain a real life grasp of how our senses work! We have already been brave and used our sense of touch to describe how different objects, such as jelly, feel!
During this teaching block, we have been exploring our senses and how we use them in our environment. We have carried out different investigations and activities to discover the importance of our senses within our everyday lives.