Welcome to the P1/2 class page. We are 17 pupils. Our teachers are Mr. Kaljee, Mrs Sanderson (Thursdays), Mrs Buxton, (PE Tuesdays) Mr Fleishfresser (Music) and Mr Davidson (PE on Friday). Mrs Bruce, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Currie and Mrs Ho are helping out in class at different times during the week.
We have been busy this term . Our outdoor learning has been great when the weather cleared up. During DYW activities we visited the stalls. We measured area in the woodlands. Mr Fleishfresser was impressed with the composing skills of these small talented musicians. We planted Sweet Willies in the plant pots and water the poly tunnels using the hose carefully. We used shapes to create rocket pictures as part of our space topic with Mrs Hilton.
Sports day 2019
In outdoor learning week we have been doing maths in the playground and measuring in the woodlands.
P1/2 had a fantastic DYW health week with lots of skills being taught and practised. The P6/7 sport skills, measuring skills in the woodlands, making swords skills, identifying mini beasts, nursing and piloting skills, looking after animals, rugby and skills that the police use. Too much to mention it all.
Mr Hutchinson worked with P1/2 on how a volcano works.
We were recording our shared Easter stories on our digital microphones and went our Wednesday walk to create a sundial. We also started growing peas in the class room, talking about what a plant needs to grow.
Our transport models made as part of our family learning (homework) . Some creative designs made in class time and our first outdoor maths focusing on problem solving and numbers to 30 (p1).
Another busy week with our Wednesday walk, feeding the birds, making transport sculptures, sharing maths games with P3/4 using electrical circuits to make it fun. We make our own designed transport in our class room to share with our parents on Monday next week.
Our visit to the transport museum in Glasgow
We made graphs from the different types of transport we tallied during a Wednesday Walk. We worked in pairs and identified cars, parked cars, lorries, vans, busses and caravans.
Our Woodland Walk this week on Monday. We were learning about the different bulbs growing along the way to the woodlands. Crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils. We found trees for our 5 bird feeders, put the peanuts in the feeders and with some adult support used wire to attach these to the trees.
We continue our phonics work, having almost done all the jolly phonics, we create transport using our construction materials and use the computer to learn how to safe a file and draw pictures using colour magic.
Taking part in pupil parliament, reading together during ERIC and sorting transport in categories.
Telling the time in digital and analogue, handwriting, computer coding, outdoor skills, making our own number stories, walk a mile, checking our rain gauges, learning about food groups, using origami skills to make a boat and dancing on music. A busy week for P1/2.
Happy New year everyone. In the first two days of the new year P2 has been learning how multiplication and division are linked by visualising these skills with little bears. P6/7 came to visit to share reading poems.
The fire service came for a short visit, talking about safety of candles and what to do when there is a fire. The class made Calendars for 2019. They did a great job.
Lovely singing from P1/2/3 and we had a great Christmas Party.
Over the last two weeks we have been making rain gauges and taking them outside to install. A week later we checked and found that there had been between 2 and 3 cm of rain. P3/4 came on Friday to show us their personal projects on Scotland.
P1/2 helped raising over a 100 pounds for Children in Need with 12 ducks entering the competition. The whole school watched the ducks go to water and finishing with Mr Hutchinson catching them all in the end. P1/2 start the day with a phonics game, making words with different starting, middle or end sounds. P1s are making their letters with play dough to help with letter formation.
P1 showing their handwriting skills and Ellie who is showing them how to do it. We were working out directions in the woodlands using our compasses and building the 4 main wind directions from sticks in teams. We were learning about people who help us outside of our families in our lives. We dressed up to help us learn about the different kinds of help that is around us. We also worked on instructions and programming with the Beebots.
Another busy week with dancing to the beat in our own creative ways. Painting our sounds to help our letter formation. Outdoor maths and listening to Halloween stories with the P3/4s. Finally we started to make wind vanes using soil to make a stable base for the stick that will hold the wind vane.
P1/2 walked with P6/7 to show their den building and made some improvements together. We also worked in the gardens . Our days start with a fun phonics or maths game each morning.
P1/2 have been continuing their outdoor learning with Mr. Hutchinson on Wednesdays. They have been finishing off work on the senses and learning more about life in their local woodland. Last week the children enjoyed finding items in an area of their choice and creating a memory game for a partner!
P1/2 was helping moving bark to the poly tunnels for the paths and the raised beds. Bark will stop weeds from growing where we don't want them.
The last week before October break. Our morning start with phonic games. Letter formations practiced on our lined whiteboards. Sorting numbers to a 100 and adding to 10 in our outdoor environment. The last of our senses we were learning about was taste. We had lots of different food and liquids to taste and categorised them in sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Some didn't like the taste of chocolate (90% dark)!
We were learning about tens and units outside in the playground, used our touch sense to describe the items in the tray that were hidden in secret bags. Our cutting skills were tested during art with Mrs Sanderson.
We are starting to learn about tens and units
On Thursday afternoon we read the story of Lazy Ollie, the baby owl and made our own pictures of Ollie and his mummy. Can you guess how we printed the owl shapes?
In art this week P.2 looked at the paintings of Claude Monet. We learned how to blend oil pastels to recreate Monet's lily pond.
Here is the original:
Here are our versions in oil pastels. Can you spot us on the bridge?
This Thursday afternoon we read a funny story about a monster. P.1 drew round their shoes to create an outline and added tails, horns, fire, spikes and other features to make their own monsters.
Last Thursday afternoon P.2 rose to the challenge of creating a picture to show how we always strive to do our best.
See our efforts below. Can you recognise who is who?
See our efforts below. Can you recognise who is who?
On Wednesday afternoons, P1/2 are working on sharing and teamwork through outdoor play. We are currently building dens in the woodland!
Learning through play is part of the morning routine. Taking turns, sharing and having fun too!
On Tuesday after PE we go out and help Mrs Currie with the school garden.
On Thursday afternoon P2 read two versions of The Princess and the pea. One was the traditional one and the other a funny version called The princess and the frozen peas. Look at our wax resist illustrations below.
P1 are working on letter formation. Today we used the whiteboards for numbers 0,1,2,3
We were drawing elephants for entering in the Cottage Garden Show competition for this weekend.
The first week in school we have been busy with playing games and talking about rules that will help us feel safe and happy in school and help us learn. Outside we were making patterns with colours and shapes and counting to 10 (p1) and 20 and beyond in P2.