We have had a great start to Primary 1/2, building new friendships and exploring our new class and routines. We have talked our school values of Ready, Respect and Safe, along with our school motto of Courage and Compassion and have chosen our superhero values for our Class Charter.
This term we are focusing on our right to be heard (Article12 Rights of the Child) such as by sharing our thoughts and opinions, taking turns to talk and listening with respect while we learn about each other. We were very excited to get a letter from Paddington Bear with the help of UNICEF to tell us about himself and his home in London. When we wrote back to tell Paddington about ourselves, he sent us a new postcard from El Salvador and told us about a boy called Vladimir who loves to play football. He has promised to send us a letter every month to tell us about lots of different children around the world and about the rights of a child.
We have also been exploring our feelings and how to build our inner strength and wellbeing through the Resilience Alphabet.
In Primary 1 we have started to learn our letter sounds and formations and in Primary 2 we are practising our letter sounds and blending them to read and write words. We especially enjoy practising writing them in shaving foam or with chalk in the playground. We have also been practising writing our names and recognising tricky common words and particularly like active spelling, such as making them with our own pot of playdough.
In reading Primary 1 are learning all about our characters and looking carefully at the picture clues to help read the story. In Primary 2 we are enjoying exploring information books and are working hard at recognising our common words and sounding out tricky words while learning lots of new facts.
In maths we are enjoying using the different resources such as numicon to learn about matching amounts to number digits, comparing quantities, counting on and back, place value and addition facts. We have also explored time through our daily timetable, creating a birthday line and are exploring seasons.
What a busy term already! Fantastic effort everyone in P1/2!