Kirsty Laing

P1/2 had a great week last week investigating numbers, patterns and symmetry during Maths Week Scotland. We spent as much time outside as possible, the children were also challenged to estimate a metre’s length of sticks. A great week was topped off by Outdoor Learning Day and Ness Book Fest on Friday. This afternoon we were lucky enough to see a beautiful rainbow when we went outside to do the daily mile. Can’t believe the term is coming to a close, the children have been so busy and have been soaking up lots of learning through playing and having fun.

Counting loose parts
Addition. Can you park the car in the correct space? We were also learning ‘ck’
Investigating number bonds
Autumn patterns and symmetry
Estimation
Sorting sounds
P1 learnt ‘r’
Using mirrors for symmetry
Listening to P6/7 reading a story
Katie Morag during Ness Book Fest

Trim trail race
A stick man and his house
A stick man and his car
Shape hunt
A stick man visiting the bank

C is for crown! P1/2 had a fantastic time designing and decorating their own very sparkly crowns. We then learnt a rhyme called Queen Queen Caroline.

We have been very busy in primary 1/2. The children have been learning and revising their phonics and practicing their spelling. We did a unit of work on the Rainbow Fish story which the children loved, they really enjoyed making their own rainbow fish and primary 2 did some fantastic writing about it. We have been learning about tens and ones in numeracy, counting up to and back from 100 and estimation. We have been making patterns in maths. We have been getting outside as much as possible for some numeracy/literacy, P.E. and the daily mile. We are also learning about naming our emotions and different words for all the different feelings we can feel for health and wellbeing. Most of all we have been enjoying learning through play, developing fine motor skills and being very creative!

I wanted to let parents know that “Teach your Monster to Read” is an app which is excellent for phonics and reading and right now is available to download for free. I am going to make a class account for the children to access on the class chromebooks.

Well done P1/2 I am very proud of you all.

Miss Laing

N is for ninja!
Ninja!
Practicing our letter formation!
Building a city
An ancient fort!
Exploring hundreds, tens and ones outside
Counting
How many different ways can we make 10?
A map! “Here’s Nairn”
Fine motor skills
A triceratops!
A beautiful rainbow fish
Patterns on a S
Making purple pigs out of playdough for p
Matching the words to our reading book characters

What a fun and busy time we’ve had back in P1/2. The children have loved playing with their friends again and settling into new school routines. Primary 1 have met some new characters and listened to some stories about them. Primary 2 have done a super job helping P1 and have been revising some sounds, words and numbers they learnt last year. P1/2 also met Ginger, a teddy bear who is going to help them learn how to be fantastic listeners, talkers and friends. We made puppets of Ginger and his best friend Mopsy. I am so proud of the children for settling into/back into school and being such excellent listeners and tidiers!

Miss Laing

It has been a very busy few weeks in Primary 2. The children have been learning about multiplication and division, they have been calculating tricky sums using their understanding of groups. They have also loved our castles and fairytales topic. The children have enjoyed writing letters to Stardust, our dragon friend and learning about different fairytales. On Tuesday we made pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday which tied in nicely to their learning about measurement. In skills time we have also started making slime! I hope that the children have had as much fun as I have as well as learning through all these activities.

Lots of glitter has been used in the making of Christmas decorations and angels in primary 2 this week. I’d like to wish p2 a very happy holidays and hope they have a wonderful time at Christmas. See you in the new year, Miss Laing x

Christmas has arrived in primary 2! The children have been making some gorgeous Christmas decorations for our class tree, practising hard for their song in the Christmas show and have been entertained each morning by our naughty class Elf on the Shelf!

Primary 2 have had a great few weeks back. We have settled into new routines quickly and easily and are already soaking up all the learning. Our topic this term is ‘Under the Sea’. In maths we have been learning about data handling. We had a class survey about our favourite sea creatures, we tally marked the result and created this fab pictogram. We are now moving onto bar graphs!

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Millbank Primary School
Millbank Crescent
Nairn
IV12 4QB
01667 452 240