The theme of WEATHER in P2 Room 6.
We certainly picked a good time to study weather as we have experienced just about every condition possible during recent months! We discussed seasonal variations and how that influences the clothes we wear and the food we eat. We also looked at how weather impacts creatures and at animals that hibernate.
We watched and discussed local weather forecasts and became rather expert at predicting temperatures and at 'acting out' improvised forecasts that were recorded on video and a 'green screen' weather picture inserted in the background. Mrs Hannon thinks that there are promising television presenters in Room 6!
We painted 'stormy sea' pieces of art and designed and made suitable clothing for figures, to represent the four seasons. As we adore music, we learned several weather themed songs and now are familiar with the differences between 'rhythm' and 'beat'. We have also increased our French vocabulary to include naming different weather conditions.
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In maths we have been working with numbers up to 15. Tree sorting tasks and number bond activities really made us think. Creating our giant trees using junk materials in our classroom for our forest den was amazing. The investigation table was full of challenges to solve.
In our role play area we have transformed the post office into a woodland den. It is camouflaged with leaves. The Autumn Walk was fantastic and we discovered many signs of Autumn. Two magpies were spotted at the top of our reading tree!
Children's Book Week from 23rd to 27th October was excellent and we found lots of golden tickets in books. The hot seating activities were very exciting.
It's difficult to believe that the summer is over and we're all now settling into new routines in P2 Room 6.
We have all enjoyed sharing our summer scrapbooks and several of us enjoyed trips to the same parts of N.Ireland including Portrush, Portstewart, TheGiant's Causeway and the aquarium at Portaferry.
We are slowly getting used to our new timetable and our theme of "Town and Country". We are designing a town layout on a giant base board with lego and making 'paper bag' buildings found in the town such as museums, shops, banks, libraries and health centres. Our role play area has been turned into a Post Office. Big thanks to Ria's Mum and Dad who supplied a giant cardboard box, currently being transformed into a Post Office van! We have designed and made stamps and greetings cards to sell and have sorting boxes behind the counter to help organise the mail according to its destination.
Our Friday challenge involves carefully placing marbles on top of golf tees embedded in sand as quickly as possible. The race is on to find the quickest person in room 6!
In maths we are counting on and back from different starts and we are looking at numbers up to 12. We enjoy the games and activities to help with this. We have also played with "House Sorts" before deciding how to group like buildings together. We discovered we could sort for colour, size, number of windows and chimney or no chimney. Some people played a very tricky game "Change 1 attribute".
We have enjoyed some Big Books such as "Town Mouse and Country Mouse" and some of us made puppets to act out the story. We have also written about the characters.
We have all agreed what makes a good classmate and are trying to stick to the rules. Everyone can make mistakes but we know what it takes to be a friend.