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Literacy

๐Ÿฃ Easter Egg Hunt ๐Ÿฅš

After lunch on Thursday, we found a letter on the whiteboard from the Easter bunny. We were given a challenge! We had to match the CVC words and pictures and find the secret clue. We found a picture of a Rainbow so we went to look for the giant egg in the Rainbow Garden. We found the giant egg but we didn’t find our prize there. Some children suggested this might haven been a ‘decoy’. When we went back to our class the Easter bunny had visited again and left our eggs on our tables! Well done P2 and enjoy your chocolate eggs! 

Upper and Lower Case Letters 

We have been learning about upper and lower case letters. We have been practising matching the upper and lower case letters and the correct letter formation of our upper case letters.

‘Zz’

This week we turned into a class of buzzing bees! ๐Ÿ We practised writing upper and lower case Z’s. We talked about how the shape is the same, but the size is different! Then we made the letters using zebra print material. ๐Ÿฆ“

‘Ll’

We loved using Lego to make the ‘Ll’ sound! ‘Ll’ is a very important letter in our class as 10 children have a ‘Ll’ in their name!

Sorting ‘Oo’ and ‘Uu’

We have been learning about the ‘Oo’ and ‘Uu’ sounds. Although they can sound quite similar, we are working on being able to ‘hear’ the difference. We looked at pictures and sorted them out. We loved helping each each and we did a great job! 

‘Ee’

P2B are excellent at the ‘Ee’ sound! We were very excited to use elephants to make upper and lower case letters. ๐Ÿ˜

Pumpkin Carving ๐ŸŽƒ

As part of our instructional writing topic, we designed and carved a pumpkin. We gathered the equipment, cut a hole at the top, stopped out the seeds and cut out the eyes, nose and mouth. Congratulations to Kelsi who won our pumpkin in the class raffle! 

‘Mm’

We have been learning all about the ‘Mm’ sound. We talked about words that started with the ‘Mm’ sound and we have been learning how to write an upper and lower case ‘Mm’ correctly. We practised making these letters with money. ๐Ÿช™

‘Dd’

We have been learning about the ‘Dd’ sound. We used a feely bag to pick classroom items and decide if they began with the ‘Dd’ sound. We sorted all the items brilliantly! The items that began with ‘Dd’ were:

  • domino
  • dice
  • dinosaur
  • duck
  • dog 

Making Toast ๐Ÿž

We are learning all about instructions. Today we made toast and discussed the instructions at each stage. We made a list of all the ingredients and equipment that we needed. We talked about how important it was to complete the instructions in the correct order, and we worked hard to complete each step by ourselves. We loved spreading the butter and the jam and we tried really hard to cut our own toast! The best part was that we got to eat our fabulous creations! 

Counting Syllables ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

We are learning how to count the number of syllables in a word. We clapped, hummed and counted the ‘chin bumps’ in each word. We counted the number of syllables in our names - Mr McKelvey has the most with 5! Next we chose some items from our classroom and counted the number of syllables. You can count the number of syllables in items at home too! 

S, A, T

We have been revising the sounds ‘s’, ‘a’ and ‘t’. We have been listening to the Jolly phonics stories and songs, and practising saying the sounds correctly. We have made words lists, played ‘I Spy’, made letters from play dough, practised the correct letter formation, sorted pictures and participated in lots more activities to reinforce our learning. 

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