[nggallery id=59]We have been busy in P1/2 again today. The P1s are learning about subtraction and the P2s are learning how to partition numbers. We made a human number line today and everyone had to find their right place. In the afternoon we continued our work on our growth topic. Each child decorated their own plant pot and then planted two freesia bulbs in them. We will be looking after them in class so we can observe them as they grow. The children also took home two small peat pots and sunflower seeds today, along with growing instructions. Can you help your child to plant these and then your child can feedback to the class on how their plants are doing, they could perhaps draw any changes they see or take a photo to share in class. Let’s hope we have some sunshine now to help our plants grow.
As the weather has been so Spring like P1/2 have taken some of their learning outdoors. Last week we had our spelling lesson outdoors and this week we were outside doing maths. We are learning about addition and subtraction. We worked in small groups and made number snakes in the playground with chalk we then used dice to make our own adding sums checking our answers by jumping along the number snake and then recording our work on whiteboards.
I am delighted to announce that the school has received a very generous donation towards the provision of the new Heinemann Active Maths resource. This has been gifted by a family in the school in memory of their mother who was a mathematician. Money has also been given by the Parent Council and we have ordered the resource for Early and First levels of Curriculum for Excellence which will complement Second level which we already have. This will be in place for the beginning of the new session and all the children in the school will benefit.
Primary 1 have been busy with ladybird themed activities based on their new book “What the Ladybird Heard” by Julia Donaldson. This is a gift from the Scottish Book Trust. They made crowns and masks, played ladybird maths games and learned new interesting facts on ladybirds.
Did you know that ladybirds smell with their feet and taste with their antennae? P1 do!
Primary 7 and Primary 1 have been pairing up again but this time it has been on the laptops. The older children helped the younger children log on, speed up their keyboard skills and further increase their Maths and Numeracy to practise for “The Four Nations Maths Challenge”.
A great time was had by all and yet again, it wasn’t difficult to figure out that….. LEARNING IS FUN!