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