We have finished our first week of 2020 in school and have already been working hard.
Look below at what we have been doing in our play based learning…
In Literacy we have all been learning new sounds: ‘tw’, ‘pl’ and ‘sl’ this week. We have enjoyed using the magnetic boards to spell our words and creating our own ones as well. We completed a jumbled words task where we had to unjumble a ‘tw’ word. We were given clues to help us. Some of us even challenged ourselves and didn’t look at the clues. We listened to a story called the ‘Slimy Slug’ which we enjoyed listening to and finding the ‘sl’ words.
In Numeracy and Mathematics we have been subtracting within 10 and 20 this week. We thought of all the words that meant the same as subtraction like take away, minus, less than. We did really well as a class thinking of all these different words. We created a mind map to show our learning which we are proud of and have displayed this on our Maths wall. In Number Talks we have been sharing our strategies for working out subtraction sums. We choose between a Hot or Spicy question, some of us have been choosing the more challenging Spicy question.
During story and milk this week we read a story called ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. It is about the Gruffalo’s Child having an adventure in the wintery wood to find a big, bad mouse which the Gruffalo has told her all about. She goes out to find this mouse but…we won’t tell you the end in case you want to read it! In the book the Gruffalo’s Child wants to eat the mouse for a midnight feast so we were set the task of writing our own midnight feast menus for the Gruffalo’s Child. We discussed what a menu looks like and we got very excited telling the class where we have seen menus before. There were many ideas we thought of, from rat cake to snow topped acorns. We had lots of fun creating them and hopefully the Gruffalo’s Child will like them too.
On Thursday afternoon we watched P6/7 perform their Scottish Opera performance. It was great. We can’t believe they sung a whole story. The songs were really catchy!
We hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
P2A and Miss Muir