Welcome to Primary 2! 

 

Mrs Allen and Miss Bingham 2018 - 2019

 Welcome to our Primary 2 page which will give you an insight into what we are doing in class.  We are extremely pleased to report that ALL children in P2 have settled very quickly into their new routines.    

  Helpful Information.............. 

The topics we will cover in Primary 2 are:-

 

  • September/October:- Once Upon A Time.
  • November/December:-Slipping and Sliding.
  •  January/February:- No Place Like Home
  •  March/April:- In The Wild.
  •  May/June:- Under The Sea.

 

                                                     Homework will be sent home each night and will be as follows.....

   Monday:- Reading and Active Maths game.

  Tuesday:- Reading and Literacy.

  Wednesday:- Reading and Maths Topic work.

  Thursday:- Reading and Handwriting/phonics

 

   Homework in Primary 2 should take between 15 - 20 minutes.  It must be signed by a parent/guardian.

 

Essential items for P.2

  Each child that begins P2 have been asked to provide a pencil case, a box of tissues, an old sock and 2 glue sticks.  As I am   sure you can imagine we go through lots of tissues and glue throughout the year!! Please send these in as soon as possible if   you have not already done so.

  P.E Kit:- This can be ordered from the school office and consists of blue shorts and a white t-shirt.  Plimsolls/trainers         should also be provided.  The kit will be kept in school and sent home regularly for washing.  

PLEASE ENSURE ALL GARMENTS ARE LABELLED

 

   Our topic for September/October 2018 is 'Once Upon A Time.........' 

 Article 7  - 'Every child has the right to an identity'

   Mrs Allen and Miss Bingham have planned lots of lovely activities for the first topic.  We will be looking at different            fairytale stories and discovering what they all have in common.  We will be looking at similarities and differences between    ourselves and our friends.  We will be discussing our feelings and making rules for our classroom to help keep us safe.  

 As the year progresses this page will have regular updates and lots of photos of our learning adventure.  

We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures and seeing what we have been up to so far!  

 

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

We have been so busy doing mathematical activities.  We have been making lots of patterns, sorting shapes, finding shapes around the school, investigating different ways to make 5 and using our mental maths to help with calculations.  

Maths is practical and lots of fun.

 

Structured Play

 In P2 we have playtime every day.  We have great fun exploring the characters in different Fairytales.  We love to dress up as Kings and Queens, enjoy banquets, build castles, make thrones and design new dresses for the Queen.  We are set challenges in Lego and work in our groups to complete them.  Structured Play lets us explore lots of things and we use our thinking skills to help us solve problems.  It helps us to form friends and to talk in the classroom about our work.

Outdoor music centre

The children in P2 have been experimenting with sound on the outdoor music centre.  We have explored long and short sounds, high and low sounds and love ringing the bells.  In class we have been talking about ways to make sounds with parts of our bodies.  Look at us exploring our fantastic outdoor music area.

As you can see there are lots of smiling faces in Primary 2.  Come back soon to see what else we have been doing.

 

 

 

Last year's Primary 2 class

 

 

Halloween in Primary 2

Before the half term break Mrs Allen was busy making a Halloween stew.  The boys and girls made a potion in the classroom and gave Mrs Allen a shopping list of spiders, worms, skeletons, witches fingers and toes and lots of other gooey things.  

 

The children came into school dressed in party wear or as a princess for our end of topic party.  During our party we measured our Rapunzel hair pictures over the top of the castle to see who had longer hair.  We enjoyed using tweezers to find some things in our Halloween stew and some of us even enjoyed eating the witches fingers and toes and worms.  URGH!!

 

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We had a banquet at our party and helped Mrs Price celebrate her birthday.

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We drew a Halloween picture and had to lean very heavily with our crayons.  We painted a black wash over our fireworks pictures and were amazed at what happened.  

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We came to the Halloween Disco at school at night time. The teachers didnt know who we were as we were all dressed up.  BOO!!

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Our topic for November- December is 'Slipping and Sliding'.

The boys and girls are looking forward to learning all about Snow and Ice.  We are hoping there will be some snow and that we can go out into our big playground to build a snowman.  We will be making ice lollies and doing lots of Science activities about frost and ice.  We can't wait to make ice balloons.  Look at some of the activities we have done so far.

Chalk Snowmen
Chalk Snowmen

We love using technology.  We use the interactive whiteboard and iPads to help us with our learning.  We use apps for Literacy, Numeracy and for drawing.

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Snow day

Yeah..... finally some snow.  We have had lots of snow in Northern Ireland recently and today we went out to play in it.  We had great fun making snow angels and snowmen and trying to hit Mrs Allen and Mrs Price with snowballs.  

 

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Frozen hand investigation

We poured some water and paint into 2 rubber gloves and put them in the freezer.  When we took them out we removed the rubber glove and discovered a red ice hand and a blue ice hand.  Unfortunately some fingers were broken in the process!!  We talked about the ice melting and decided to have a race to see if the one placed in a warm area melted quicker than the one placed in a cooler place.  We loved investigating which ice hand would melt first.  We predicted correctly that the red hand that was placed on the radiator would melt quicker than the blue hand that we placed beside the classroom door.

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Literacy

 

We have been writing rhyming words in preparation for starting spellings after Christmas.  We love to use Beebot to spell words too.

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Food for the reindeer

 

We made food for Santa's reindeer with Mrs Shaw.  We used our weighing skills to help us measure the correct amount of oats.  We added special edible magic dust just to make sure they did not get sick.  We added our special ingredients to a clear bag and added pompoms, pipe cleaners and googly eyes to make it look like Rudolf.

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Santa came to visit our class

 

On Thursday 21st December Santa made a surprise visit to the classroom.  He gave us all a present and we all got a photograph taken with him.  Mrs Allen was very lucky - she got to sit on Santa's knee and she gave him a big kiss!!! Sh, don't tell Mrs Claus!

We would like to thank Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to come to see us.

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Happy New Year from P2.

Our new topic this term is 'No Place Like Home'.  We will be learning all about different types of homes and houses around the world.  We will investigate materials used to build a house and will go for a walk around Crumlin to observe houses in our community. We will be looking at the story of the Three Little Pigs and will use our extensive grounds to recreate the story.  Please be aware of the wolf.....

We enjoyed looking at some artefacts from the olden days

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March April:- IN The WILD!

The children have enjoyed learning all about zoo animals.  We have looked at animals that live on the farm, in the zoo or those we keep as pets.  We have really enjoyed playing with play dough and making things for the zoo animals.

MATHS IN PRIMARY 2

The children have been learning about area and have enjoyed making zoo animals using scrap materials.  We have been looking at cuisenaire rods and how we can make the step pattern of 10.

Easter bonnets. 

Each child was asked to make an Easter bonnet and the children enjoyed parading around the hall showing off their bonnets to the whole school.

Come back soon and see what else we have been up to.....