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Chritstmas Craft

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Counting in 5s

We began by making handprints and towers of 5 cubes and then counted on to find the multiples of 5.  We have gotten so good at noticing patterns in number that we discovered each multiple of 5 ends in a 5 or a 0 - all by ourselves!  We can now count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.  Ask us questions at home to check if we can remember what comes before or after a given number when skip counting.


The Day the Crayons Quit

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After reading 'The Day the Crayons Quit,' we arrived into school to discover a classroom full of empty crayon pots and a trail of messages from our rascal crayons. It turned out they were too tired from all our colouring and had taken off on holiday! When we realised we wouldn't be able to get any of our work done we decided to write letters and persuade them to come back...

Number Time

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We have been learning to order our numbers to 20 and matching each number to the correct Numicon pieces.  We learned that some numbers are made using ten and another number.

Measuring with Cubes

We made short, medium and long snakes from playdough before using cubes to carefully measure from end to end. We've also been measuring with our bodies and discovered that we sometimes get different answers for the same objects as our hands and feet are different sizes.

A visit from Nanny Byrne

We had a lovely visit from Nanny Byrne who works at Mount Stewart.  She told us all about a little girl named Mary who lived there almost 100 hundred years ago.  We got to see Mary's toys and talked how about how they are similar and different to those we play with today.

Fruit Tasting

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Primary 2 have been learning all about healthy eating.  We read a story about a boy called Oliver, who thought he didn't like fruit.  After trying some fruit salad, Oliver decided he actually liked it very much so we decided to give fruit tasting a go too.  We even used our FANTASTIC lenses to think of lots of describing words for each of the fruits we tasted.
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Hot-Seating as the characters from The Three Little Pigs

We love using our knowledge of a story to imagine what the characters might think and say.

Our First Visit to the ICT Suite in P2

We've been learning how to control a mouse and make marks using 'Colour Magic.'  Some of us have begun to draw colourful pictures with a range of different tools.