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!
P1/2 have had a busy day today. For maths we are learning about money. All the children were playing different money games such as money bingo, money pairs and money matching these games help them to learn to recognise coins and how to use different combinations of coins. The children are also learning to exchange coins to buy things in our class toy shop. All week the children have been doing actitivies related to the story of the Gruffalo, the children made fabulous Gruffalo masks with Mrs Gordon yesterday and we used them in drama activities today.
P2/3 have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The children have been busy investigating shapes. They built models with 3D shapes, they created shapes and patterns with elastic bands and discovered which shapes stack, roll and slide. The children have also been on a shape hunt around the classroom and the school looking for 2D and 3D shapes which are around us everyday.