P2 Term 1
Mrs Corry and Mrs Allman
We love P2.
P2 Room 4
We painted our portraits using a mirror to help us to add detail to our face and we have been enjoying getting to know our new teachers. Playing outside on the equipment in the beautiful sunshine made everyone smile. It was exciting talking about our scrapbooks in the afternoon and discovering where our friends went on holiday. Some of us went to Disneyland in the summer and showed us amazing photographs.
In maths we have been working with numbers up to 14. We have been measuring and estimating the length of objects around our classroom. We enjoyed creating our own town and designing houses using junk materials in our classroom. Challenges are eagerly solved at the investigation table.
In our role play area we have transformed our house corner into a post office. It is fun designing stamps, weighing parcels, writing 'to do' lists and counting our money in the till. The Autumn Walk was fantastic and we discovered many signs of Autumn. Two magpies were also spotted at the top of our reading tree!
Next week we are going to make and eat our own bread.
We are very excited about Children's Book Week on 23rd October.
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.