Welcome to P2!
Welcome to the Primary 2 webpage which will be updated throughout the year with our class curriculum and news, updates and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to.
We thrive on learning through play both inside and outside the classroom. This gives us a real opportunity to practise and extend our skills on problem solving, investigating, designing, cooperation, communication and teamwork, just to name a few. No challenge is too great for our P2’s!
Throughout the year, in our fantastic topics, we explore our local woodlands in autumn, we discover how our houses are made, we go on an adventure to a winter wonderland, we understand the importance of water and finally we take to the seaside and learn all about the animals that live there.
Take a closer look at all the fun things have been up to already this year!
A very big welcome to all our new P.2’s! Everyone has settled in so well and we are very excited about the year ahead. We have been enjoying what’s left of our summer weather and have loved playing outside and catching up with our friends.
We have been super busy already this term! We have been learning all about Elmer the patchwork elephant, listening to lots of stories about Elmer and his friends. We retold the story using puppets and took part in lots of craft activities. We can all now draw our own elephants too! Poor Elmer got all his colours mixed up so we challenged ourselves to use tweezers to sort them out. We have been busy designing our own elephant for the parade on the interactive whiteboard and enjoyed some finger painting. We loved learning about the similarities and differences of Asian and African elephants. Did you know that elephants flap their ears to keep cool? Also, they love to cover themselves with mud. It’s a natural sunscreen!
In maths we have been looking at pattern. We can continue and create our own patterns. We can even spot and fix mistakes in our friend’s patterns – you can’t fool us! We know that Elmer loves blackberries so we’ll soon walk up the Damhead road to pick some blackberries of our own. We will look for signs of autumn too. What will we do with all these blackberries? Hmm…maybe we should make a pie!
Soon we will be moving onto our next topic called ‘Down to the woods in autumn.’ In this topic we will learn all about woodlands in our local area and beyond, what animals live there and how they prepare for the cold months ahead. We hope to plan a trip to a local woodland to search for signs of autumn but we must take care. Somebody told me a Gruffalo lives down there!
Mrs Bailie & Mrs Peden