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Have a look at our play in P2A!

We have lots of great play experiences in the classroom this week all designed/asked for by the children. We have:

  • Forces – making ramps for the cars to see what height makes them travel faster.
  • Literacy – creating books to read to the class at story time.
  • Reading – reading short novels in the quiet area.
  • Money – playing active games on the board, creating a shop in the role play area with priced food items to buy.
  • The body – books all about different areas of the body and machines to measure our heart rate.
  • Problem solving/creating – using the gears in different ways to make them turn.
  • Numeracy – using the Numicon to add and subtract, playing dominoes…….and much more!

Designing own play in P2A!

Isabella says: I wanted to make a beach area in the classroom with sand, shells, pine cones. I put out 20 glasses for the children to make and I have designed my own umbrella and beach pictures for everyone. I loved making it and I can’t wait until everyone see’s it!

The children in P2A have input on what they would like in all areas of the classroom on a weekly basis.

Measure in P2A!

Today we were continuing our dinosaur topic which includes the maths concept of measure. We measured out a T-Rex’s foot and drew it on paper. We then estimated to see how many of our shoes would fit inside one of the dinosaurs foot! You can see our estimates in the photos, some of us were very close! We had great fun and we couldn’t believe how big a T-Rex’s foot was.

In play, Tillie, Lucie and Steinar were measuring how big their cube tower was using rulers and meter sticks. We used a calculator and worked out that it was 360cm long!

We were also ordering numbers using a great game called ‘Coconut ordering’.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

We hope that sports day will go ahead tomorrow and the rain will stay away! You will be contacted in the morning should we have to postpone it.

New book dinosaur art and writing in P2A!

Image result for david walliams worlds worst children

This week we have been so busy already! We have started our new child-led topic which is the Dinosaurs! The children came up with this topic themselves. We learned all about fossils and skeletons and made these amazing pictures of dinosaur skeletons using pasta shapes.

We have also  been practising our nouns and adjectives. Today, whilst groups were reading non-fiction books with Mrs Davidson, Mr Kenny gave the other groups some nouns and adjectives. Their challenge was to write sentences using these!

Lastly, we have decided to start a class novel. Mrs Davidson felt the class were ready for this and the book of choice is by David Walliams and it is called ‘The World’s Worst Children!’ So far we are really enjoying it and we find it very, very funny!

Mrs Davidson, Mr Kenny and P2A