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Foundation Stage/ Key Stage One (P1, P2 and P3)

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Welcome to P1,2,3 with Mrs Hanvey, Mrs Henry (Monday) and Mrs Hazley.

P:E days are Tuesday and Thursday– please send in shorts in a drawstring bag to leave in school.

Dinner money should be sent in on MONDAY for the week ahead.

World Book Day 2020

Mrs Hanvey was off today and she sent a special person to take over… The Cat in the Hat!!! What fun we had today reading lots of books and designing a library of our favourite books all dressed as a character from a book. Don’t all the children look fantastic!

Run! Run! as fast as you can…

We are reading The Gingerbread Man and began our unit with some Science and Technology. P1 made moveable Gingerbread Men using card and pins.

P2/3 were given the task of helping the Gingerbread man across the river without getting him wet. They worked in groups to firstly plan a model, construct the model and lastly test the model. The other groups assessed each model in terms of design and whether it was fit for purpose. There were some excellent ideas and the  groups created a helicopter, a raft, a bridge, a paper aeroplane and 2 boats. Thankfully the Gingerbread Man crossed the river safely each time. Great group work boys and girls.

 

 

 

The Great Pet Sale

P1 and P2 have been working with money. P1 were paying for items from the pet shop up to the value of 10p using 1p coins. They took turns taking on the role of the customer and shopkeeper. P2 are working with coins up to 20p and using a variety of coins to pay for items to 25p. They had to choose coins to pay for each pet, then find an alternative way to pay using the fewest coins possible. P2 added the prices of all the pets in the story and realised the total was £1.

Castles.

P3 are learning about Castles. They were given the task of constructing a 3D castle with junk material and sellotape. Each child designed their own castle and only had help from a partner to hold the tape. What brilliant models. Well done boys and girls!!

Snowy Fun!

We took advantage of the first snowfall of the year by playing outside all morning. Look how much fun we had!

P3 Practical Numeracy.
P3 have been exploring symmetry using mirrors and making symmetrical patterns using peg boards. They have also been finding the Areaof surfaces using counters, shapes and squares. Lastly they were Italian Chefs and made pizzas showing halves and quarters!

Shared Education

 We are participating in Peace IV Shared Education with St Colemans Bann PS and Gilford PS. We had our first ice breaker session to get to know each other and played some fun Numicon games and experimented with Play Dough. We cannot wait for our next meeting.

Patterns

 P1 and P2 are exploring patterns using 2,3 or even 4 colours!

Fractions.

 P3 are learning about halves and quarters of shapes. We made fraction pizzas!

We had 6 special fluffy visitors this morning: 1 week old chicks! We loved learning about the chicks and how they grow.

 

We all enjoyed our Christmas dinner! It was yummy!

 

We have been investigating how animals and people keep warm in cold lands. We made Hot Chocolate and had penguin biscuits as a treat to keep us warm!

 

We are learning about Penguins as part of our Cold Lands Topic. We learned an Emperor Penguin can grow to the height of 49inches. We measured ourselves against this height to see if we were taller, shorter or the same height as an Emperor Penguin.

 

We had a visit from the Library van. We all went out to explore the van, chose a book and scanned it into the system. We change our library books every Friday.

 

We are loving exploring our new Numicon resources. They are helping us with numbers and patterns.

 

Fun Phonics. Today we focused on our phonic work. P1 practised how to form and sort for the sounds S A T P and got messy with shaving foam! P2 were using their magnetic letters to build cvc words and P3 were exploring variations of the same sound using word cards.

 

We made biscuits as part of our topic work. P1 and P2 made bear paw biscuits with chocolate buttons and P3 made lion faces with popcorn. They were yummy!

 

P3 Animal Topic

P3 are becoming animal experts. They have each chosen an animal and are creating a poster for their animal. Their finished piece will include a factfile, painting, oil pastel work, and a voice recording. They are also enjoying play tasks based on their animal topic. Keep checking this page for their finished piece.

 

Bears topic.

P1 and 2 have been studying bears. They learned the story of how the teddy got it’s name and then talked about and painted their own teddy. Their teddies also helped them with their Numeracy work. In Literacy they have been exploring Goldilocks and the Three Bears and we used Mummy Bear’s recipe for Porridge to make our own. Well done to those who tasted porridge for the first time! Keep checking this page for more updates on our Bears Topic.

 

Rhyme Time!

Last week was Nursery Rhyme week. P1 were learning lots of new rhymes and exploring words that sound the same. They put Humpty Dumpty back together with plasters. They finished their week with an 8 Rhyme Challenge. Well done P1!

P2 investigated rhyming words by looking at the rime patterns at the end of each word. They found that words that rhyme end in the same letters.

P3 extended their rhyme work by exploring more complex 3 letter rime patters within words. They also created alternative rhyming endings to Humpty Dumpty.

 

Numeracy

P1 have been making sets, sorting using Venn and Carroll diagrams and matching items. P2 are focusing on Number Bonds to 10 and counting in 1,s and 2,s. P3 are exploring higher numbers to 100.

 

Learning Through Play term 1

We are having lots of fun settling in to the school routine and making friends.