Primary 1/2 Reflection Leaflet

Term 3 Reflection

January – April 2015

Numeracy

During this term, both P1 and P2 will be on developing their skills and knowledge in relation to time and fractions. P1 will cover o’clock times and P2’s will cover half past and o’clock times. We will also look at the calendar and identify key events for myself and my class throughout the year.  We will also revisit addition and subtraction to consolidate and further develop the skills we have learned in term 2. Later in the term, we will explore fractions, looking at how items can be divided equally and splitting items into smaller parts.

P1 and P2 have been learning about telling the time this term. We have been developing our knowledge of o clock and half past times.  Primary 2’s have further developed their knowledge of time by looking at digital times and durations of time.

Primary 1s have revisited addition and subtraction and they have been solving questions within 20. We are now confident in using a number lines and counting objects to find out the correct answer.

Primary 2s have been learning about the concept of multiplication and division. We have been using our knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to find out multiplication facts and we have been learning how to make sets to find our totals.

Primary 1s and 2s have looked at fractions this term. We have explored how shapes can be split into halves and quarters.

Literacy

Reading

P2 will be focusing on visualisation. Pupils will be learning how to create mental images of the characters, settings and events in the text. P1 and P2 will continue to develop their decoding and prediction skills to identify unknown words.

Primary 1s have been busy learning new sounds, identifying the sounds they know in their reading books and using the sounds they know to make words. We have also been developing our skills on predicting what might happen next in our story.

Primary 2s have been focusing on characters within their story. They have created mind maps and visual aids to explain the characters and setting of their story.

Writing

P1 will continue to focus on personal writing during this term. We will begin to learn about the use of adjectives and describing words, with a continued focus on capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. We will also begin to learn how to use connectives in our sentences.

P2 will be focusing on recount writing. In term 2, we looked at letter writing, and we will now start to learn about report writing and diary entries. Later in the term we will look at imaginative writing, with a focus on descriptive vocabulary.

Primary 1s have worked very hard on improving their writing this term and they have become much more confident in writing sentences independently. We have been focusing on using descriptive words within our writing and remembering to include full stops, capital letters and finger spaces.

Primary 2s have been focusing on imaginative writing, factual writing and poetry. We have been up-levelling our working by using descriptive language and various connectives.

Spelling

Spelling will be reinforced on a weekly basis.  New common words will be sent home in homework folders. P1 children will continue to work with initial sounds by learning two new sounds each week, and will have opportunities to blend these together to make words. P2 children will complete activities based on consonant blends.

Primary 1 and Primary 2 have been learning new common words each week as part of their homework. We have been practising spelling our words correctly during dictation on a Friday.

Health and Wellbeing

Miss Robertson will be doing P.E. with our class on Monday and Friday this term. See Miss Robertson’s learning leaflet for details of this term.

Within class we will also be looking at safety and hygiene practices. We will explore why cleanliness, safety and hygiene can affect our health and wellbeing. We will identify how we can apply this to our everyday routines

Primary 1/2 have continued to focus on what it means to be a good friend. We have enjoyed circle times which allowed us to share with the whole class what it means to be a good friend and how we can be kind to one another. We have also explored dental hygiene and what we need to do to look after our teeth.

IDL

During this term, we will be working on Space as our topic. The boys and girls in P1/2 are very interested in finding out about the planets that are part of our solar system and how they are all different from the planet Earth. We will be exploring what is in space, the phases of the moon and ways in which we can travel to space.

Alongside our topic, we will be exploring the Chinese New Year which takes place on February 8th this year. We will be looking at the story of the Chinese New Year and finding out about traditions that take place in China during this time. We will be comparing how the Chinese New Year is similar to the way we celebrate Christmas. We will then present what we have been learning at our class assembly in February.

Primary 1/2 loved their topic on Space and learned lots about the different planets. We were able to name the planets and put them in order with some support. We also had a trip to Satrosphere to learn more about Earth. The children learned about the earth’s rotation around the Sun and the Moons rotation around the Earth.

We also explored the life cycle of a butterfly. It has been very exciting watching our caterpillars change into butterflies and we are excited about releasing our butterflies on the last day of term.

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