Welcome to P2/3S! We are loving being back at school and seeing our friends again. There are a lot of changes in school and in our classrooms but we have still been having lots of fun learning and making new friends in our new class. Look out for lots of updates and photographs over the upcoming weeks. You'll be amazed at how much we have been learning!
When we came back to school at the end of August it had almost been 6 months since we were last in school so we spent lots of time talking about our feelings, what we did during lockdown, our fears, our hopes and how school life had changed for us all. We made some fabulous lockdown memorie jars in which we thought about the positive things that we did when home became school. Things we enjoyed were: backing, completing Joe Wicks' PE sessions, clapping for the NHS, making rainbows and gardening!
Our first topic is Houses and Homes. We have been learning about different types of houses, how houses are built, the materials found in our houses, houses around the world and houses from the past. We combined our topic lessons with a number of play based activities based on our topic. We had lots of fun building houses from craft straws, craft foam and lego. We used our own personal pots of playdough to create furniture for houses and various house parts. We also painted our own houses and recreated Van Gogh's bedroom painting using oil pastels. Check out some of our fabulous creations below!
In our numeracy work P2 have been learning all about teen numbers and addition and P3 have been learning all about numbers up to 100. We spent some time working with money and setting out amounts up to 50p (P3) and 10p (P2). We tried calculating change and had great fun filling our purses with certain amounts of money.
We've been spending lots of time focussing on phonics and learning lots of new sounds! P2 have been learning all about vowels and used our stampers, paint and glitter to spell a range of three letter words by themselves!
We have been working really hard so far this term and have put together some fantastic pieces of work! Check out some of our hard work below.
Crazy hair day 2020
We really enjoyed taking part in Crazy Hair Day to celebrate World Kindness day. Lots of us came to school with crazy designs and colours in our hair. We really enjoyed seeing everyone's crazy hair and also being able to help fundraise some money for the Northern Ireland Hospice. During the day we learned about what it is to be kind and discussed how we can be kind to those around us. We also found out about how the Hospice works. We created some kindness badges to show how we are kind to others and some of these lovely gestures can be seen on school's front gates.
As part of our shopping topic we have also been learning about food. We had a fabulous time this week making delicious smoothies. We used strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, bananas, apple juice and honey to make our fruity creations. After some extra hygiene proecedures we were able to chop up our ingredients and add them to the blender and watch the fruit chunks become a delicious and healty drink. Most of us really loved our smoothies!
As part of Anti Bullying Week we have been learning about what bullying looks like and how we can help those who may be being bullied. Mrs Crawford read us a fabulous story as part of our virtual assembly and we watched Captain McFinn's anti-bullying story. After that we read some statements and sorted them into 'Buddy or Bully'. On Friday we took part in Odd Socks day showing that we will always stand together. We had great fun wearing odd socks to school and designing our own pair of odd socks.