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!
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.
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’.
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.
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
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!
Just to remind parents and carers of pupils in P2A and B that we are going to the outdoor education centre tomorrow morning. I know this was short notice but the centre only informed us they had space for P2 late Wednesday. A few reminders;
* Please return all permission slips to class teachers tomorrow (if your child had been absent we will be ready with letters)
* At the moment, the weather looks rainy. Please can all pupils come to school dressed appropriately for rainy weather as we will be walking there and back.
* We will be back by lunchtime so no need to provide lunches different to what your child would normally have.
Many thanks for your cooperation on this last minute visit but I am sure it will be fantastic for the children. I will post how we got on over the next few days!