Welcome to Primary 2!
Check out our page each week to see the wonderful things happening in our class!
This week we have been working on our cutting skills. We had to use scissors to cut along the lines on our pages. This allowed us to practise holding the scissors properly and cutting carefully along the line. This also allowed us to develop our fine motor skills which are really important for handwriting.
This term our topic is The Farm. Our play this week has been based around the farm. Have a look at what we have been getting up to! We are having so much fun!
This week we have been learning how to recognise numbers, recognise the matching Numicon, count forwards and count backwards. All the numbers 1-10 were mixed up on the washing line. We had to put them into the correct order. We had such good fun doing this. We also played a game which involved us putting our hand into a secret box and without looking, we had to try and find the correct Numicon shape. This helps us to visualise the numbers in our minds.
What have you been up to?
This week we started to learn about recount texts. We learnt that recount texts have to be in the correct order, they use time words, they tell you what the person did and how the person felt. We got to recount our weekend to our partner. We used the recount chart to help us structure our oral sentences to make sure that we included all the important details that a recount text has. We enjoyed this because we got to hear about what P2 got up to over the weekend.
We have been learning about the sounds s,a,t,p,i and n in school. This week we got to include this in our play and play games to help us work out the first sound in words. We played lots of different games and we had that much fun we forgot we were learning at the same time!
Numbers to 10
We have been working really hard to learn about numbers to 10. All week we’ve been practising how to write the numbers and count up to 10 correctly. We got to take part in some really exciting games that were focused on learning numbers. We really enjoyed it and learnt lots.
This week in P2 we have been learning about rhyming words. We watched a video and learnt that rhyming words end in the same letters. We learned that only the first letter changes. We then got to take part in at dancing rap and match the rhyming words using special actions. Finally, we were given mittens with words on them. We had to walk around the room to find our rhyming friend. We really enjoyed learning about rhyming words and hope that it will help us Help us to spell.
This week we have been working hard on our listening skills and phonological awareness. We played a game where we had to listen carefully to the number of claps our teacher made. We then had to copy how many claps she did and we also have to think about how fast she clapped. We really enjoyed this and afterwards some of us got a turn at clapping too.
In this game we practised our phonological awareness skills by speaking like a robot to help us break words down into syllables. We really enjoyed this as we got to move like a robot too.
We played this game to help us practice our phonological awareness skills. In this game one person from Our class had to hide behind a screen. They then picked one instrument and played it. Everyone else in the class had to try and guess what instrument they were playing. This helped us to develop our auditory discrimination skills.We really enjoyed experimenting with all the different instruments.
This week we have been spending some time recapping on numbers 1 to 5. We used counters and pretended they were teddy bear to help us put the correct number of teddies on the bus. We really enjoyed this and it was great fun taking the teddy bear on and off the bus. It helped us to visualise the numbers 1 to 5.
In Primary 2 we talked about the importance of washing your hands correctly. We listened to a story about a character called Super Soap who helped all the children in the class to wash their hands correctly. He even taught us a song to help us wash our hands properly.
Over, under, round and through,
Don’t forget to add soap too.
Clean, clean, clean and then you'll know,
Down the sink the germs will go.
Over, under, round and through,
Don’t forget to dry them too.
We then covered our hands in glitter to help us make sure that we washed our hands properly. This helped us to learn the importance of using soap to clean away all the germs.
First Day in Primary 2
Today was our very first day back in P.2. and we all had a great day. We were so excited to get to see our friends again. Miss Cunningham was delighted to have us back in her classroom. We can't wait to have more fun tomorrow!