Activity Based Learning
During Science Week 2022, the children at St. Colmcille's took part in a planter box competition. In P2A, we began by working in small groups to design a planter box and then voted on a final design, which was the rainbow idea by Isabelle and Emma! The soil was a bit hard at the beginning so Miss Barbour showed us how to use gardening tools to turn the soil and make it soft, then we took turns digging holes and planting the flowers, and now it is our responsibility to look after them by watering them regularly!
Christmas Fine Motor Fun!
We have been busy wrapping presents in Santa's Workshop!
This week, we had a visitor in our classroom. His name is Snowy the Elf and unfortunately, he is in Elf Isolation for a whole 10 days! The children have been making him feel at home in our classroom by reading him stories...his favourite is Stick Man! The children have also been busy practising their present wrapping skills in our very own Santa Workshop!
The Paper Dolls
This week, we read the story 'The Paper Dolls' by Julia Donaldson. The children were naturally curious about the story and wanted to learn more about paper dolls and how they are made. During play, I set up our art table with lots of different paper doll templates and the children enjoyed experimenting and making their own unique paper doll chains!
Enjoying the Rainbow Garden!
Having Fun Outdoors!
We are so independent in P2!
We can Read Sentences!
Learning Our Teen Numbers!
Feeding The Colour Monster
Dial a Sound!
Today during activity-based learning we were practising how to segment and blend CVC words. We had special phones with playdough sound buttons to help us spell the words on our picture cards! We pressed the playdough button as we said each sound out loud! This was a great way to revise our Phase 2 Jolly Phonics Sounds!
One to One Correspondence and Making Sets!
This week we have been making sets of numbers using one-to-one correspondence! We worked very hard to recognise the different numbers on the teddy bear's tummy and then used the ten frames to carefully count the correct amount of bears to match our number!