Welcome to P2!
Welcome to P2! Our teacher is Miss Stevenson and our classroom assistants this year are Mrs McGonigle, Mrs Rogers and Mrs Phillips. We have been settling in nicely into another school year. We have made lots of new friends and we are engaging in lots of learning. Take a look at what we have been up to so far this year.
Our topic this term is 'Healthy me' and we have been learning about all the different ways that we can keep our body and mind healthy. During our topic lessons we have been learning about the roles of doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists. We also learned about looking after our teeth by ensuring that we brush regularly and avoid food and drinks that are harmful to our teeth. As a special reward for our learning we were treated to a new toothbrush and toothpaste from Colgate! During out topic play we have been engaging in lots of fun activities including a role play pharmacy, healthy food bingo and making fruit faces based on the work of Giuseppe Archimboldo. We also enjoyed making 'Get well soon' cards and using the Lego to design a park or gym. We also used the apple scented dough to make a range of healthy foods and we even had a try at making some dancing skeletons!
We have been working on developing our phonics and reading skills by working on CVC words, rhyme and writing simple sentences. We really enjoyed playing the rhyming pirate game and placing the treasure in the correct treasure chests. We have also been learning little rhymes to help us to spell tricky words. Did you know that worms and spiders helps us to spell was?
Maths Week took place on the week beginning 16th October and we had lots of fun in class learning all about 2D shapes and patterns. We took part in lots of practical activities including investigating the properties of 2D shapes, making 2D shape monsters, making shape patterns, making 2D shapes using our bodies and outdoor maths shapes games. Even though we were 'playing' we were learning lots about shapes at the same time!
We have been carrying out lots of sorting activities using Venn and overlapping Venn diagrams. We are very good at describing our criteria!
We have been enjoying learning all about germs, healthy food and hand washing during our Healthy Me topic. We particularly enjoyed carrying out an experiment with 4 slices of bread in which we handled the bread with dirty hands, hands washed with soap and water and hands cleaned with handgel. We also had a control piece of bread that we did not touch at all. We could not believe the results of this experiment .... look how disgusting the bread we touched with dirty hands turned out!
We also enjoyed using red cabbage juice to look at how different acidic house hold items changed the colour of the cabbage juice. We used lemon juice, soap, vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and milk to test out how the colours changed. Our favourite was the bicarbonate of soda because it fizzed everywhere!
As part of our Healthy Me and Fabulous Food topic we have been looking at the story of Handa's Surprise. We retold the story, took part in some role play and then we even got a chance to try the different fruits from the story! They were really yummy.
We have been making the most of the last of the Autumn sunshine with some outdoor lessons in PE, literacy and maths. We loved using the PE equipment to demonstrate how we can stay fit and healthy by just playing some simple games outdoors.
We have had a very busy term and we are spending the final week before Halloween completing lots of fun activities! As a special treat we make some declicious chocolate apples complete with sprinkles! The best part was when we 'accidently' got chocolate on our hands.
We had a fantastic time dressing up and enjoying the final day of half term by having a disco in school! We loved dancing with the other classes.
Our new topic after returning from the Halloween holidays we have been very busy with our new topic Fabulous Food. We have been making lots of yummy treats including pizza and fruit salad. We used these new skills to write instructions on how to make fruit salad and we also wrote about where the ingredients for our pizzas came from.
In maths we have been learning all about money and we have been thinking of the quickest way possible to make amounts up to 15p. We know that money more than 10p but less than 20p will always start with a 10p coin.
During our new topic play we have been using our sense of touch to try and guess which types of food are in the rubber gloves. We were very surprised by some of the contents which included jelly, rice, flour, pasta, lentils and Cheerios! We also set up a bakery role play area and we love acting o it the role of the baker and the customers. We have been using our new money skills to help us pay for some bakery items. If only we could really eat them!
We have been supporting some important causes in recent weeks. We learned all about bullying during Anti-Bullying week and enjoyed wearing our odd socks on Odd Socks Day to promote the start of anti-bullying week. We also helped to raise money for Children in Need by taking part in Crazy Hair Day! We had so much fun looking at everyone’s crazy hair!