P2a Learning Log 19.06.17-23.06.17

What is going well?

“ I enjoyed learning about Ramadan in RME.” –Florence

“I enjoyed writing our own stories in literacy.” –Amy

“I enjoyed watching The Hobbit.” –Kaitlyn

“I enjoyed learning about quarters and halves in maths.” –Ayla

“I learned how to count to 70 in French.” -Krystian


What could be better?

“I would like to learn more about taking away in maths.” –Rory

“I would like to learn my 10 times tables.” –Nina

“I would like to learn about numbers under 0. For example, -1,-2, -3.” –Martin

“To count to 100 in French.” –Tymi

“To play more tricky word hangman in literacy.” -Kian



P2a Learning Log 12.06.17-16.06.17

What is going well?

“I have learnt about halves and quarters in maths.” –Ronnie

“I liked doing pictures in the style of Laurel Burch.” –Kendyll

“I liked going to vote for the committees this week.” –Florence

“I liked learning about how to look after pets.” –Jackson

“I have been learning about quarters and halves, I think it is easy.” -Rory


What could be better?

“If we could learn about thirds in maths.” –Georgia

“In topic I would like to learn about dangerous animals you can find in the jungle.”


“To learn about extinct animals.” –Kaitlyn

“To learn more about endangered animals.” –Rory

“To go outside to do some learning.” -Amy

This week we learnt about the artist Laurel Burch. We looked at her artwork and discussed the style of her work. We noticed that she likes to use bright colours and patterns and a lot of her work is about living things. We then created our own pet pictures following this style. We all enjoyed this task and our artwork looks fantastic! 

This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. We learnt about halves and quarters and played games to help us. Here are some photos of us learning. 

P2a Learning Log 05.06.17-09.06.17

What is going well?

“ I have learnt to tap out syllables in a word. This helps me to read and write big words.” –Rory

“I was learning my number bonds to 20 in maths.” –Kaitlyn

“I liked writing my own story in literacy. I wrote a storey about a hens life cycle.”


“I was learning to subtract in maths.” –Amy

“I have been practising older sounds that I had forgotten to help me when I am word building.” -Florence


What could be better?

“If we could do more football with the Hibs coach again to learn more skills.”


“To go on another trip, like the zoo, to learn about animals.” –Erskine

“To learn tennis in p.e.” –Kendyll

“To learn more times tables.” –Amy

“To learn more division (sharing) sums.” –Kian

In maths this week we have been learning about fractions. We took part in a variety of activities throughout the lesson to help us find half of a whole shape. 

P2a Learning Log 29.05.17-02.06.17

What is going well?

“We learnt the French alphabet, it was quite hard but I know most of it now.”

– Martin

“I was learning my number bonds to 20.” –Florence

“We have been learning about animals in our topic.” –Ethar

“We were using adjectives to describe animals.” – Zoe

“We were learning to use the connectives ‘and’ and ‘but’ to join sentences together to make them longer .” –Nina


What could be better?

“To learn more about food chains.”–Krystian

“To learn some of the words we know in French in Spanish.” – Kian

“To get more games on the ipads for number bonds to 10 and 20.”-Kendyll

“To learn more alphabet games in French.” –Amy

“To count up to 100 in French, I can only count to 39 just now.” -Dan

This week in maths we made a class pictograph about eye colour. After, we created the graph we worked with a partner to make questions for others to answer about our graph. 

We have also been doing some imaginary writing this week. We have learnt a lot about animals over the last few weeks and used what what we know to create our own imaginary  animals. We used different parts of animals to create our creatures and wrote about where they live, what they eat and then gave a description of what our animal looked like. We really enjoyed this task and loved looking at each other’s animals. Here are some pictures of our writing

P2a Learning Log 08.05.17-12.05.17

What is going well?

“I learned about plurals in literacy. Plural means more than one. –Georgia

“I learned that caterpillars start as eggs and then they go into a cocoon for 15 days before becoming a butterfly.”   –Kendyll

“I know that singular means one and plural means more than one.” –Dan

“I was learning to count syllables in words.” –Kaitlyn

“I was using my new tricky words in sentences this week.” -Martin


What could be better?

“I would like more games on the ipads..” –Dan

“More people need to listen to instructions straight away.” –Ayla

“To learn to write more compound words in literacy.” -Courtney

“I would like to get better at taking away in maths.” –Finlay D



This week as part of our topic we have been learning about the life cycle of a frog. We had fun making frog headbands which show each stage of the life cycle.

We are also very lucky and have tadpoles in our classroom! We have been watching the tadpoles grow and hopefully will see them change into frogs before we break up for summer.







P2a Learning Log 17.4.17-21.4.17

What is going well?

“ I liked learning how to use tally marks in maths.” –Jackson

“I enjoyed writing a letter to the BFG telling him how to have a healthy lifestyle.”


“I liked finding out what our new topic is and it was fun planning it.” –Florence

“I liked Miss Alexander’s station in maths when we learnt about tally marks, we had a tally mark worksheet to do.” –Amy


What could be better?

“To count up to 1000 in maths.” –Dan

“To do write more stories in literacy.”


“To learn some more tricky words in literacy.” -Tymi

“In big writing we could write factfiles about ourselves and read the to each other.” -Erskine

P2a March Learning Log

2nd March 2017

“Adding within 10 in maths, I liked the challenge of finding ways of making 10.”



“I liked writing about my favourite book for world book day.” –Jackson


“ I liked playing games of football in p.e.” –Rory


“I learnt 2 new tricky words. They are learn and money.” –Erskine


“I liked counting to 20 in French and then back to 0, it was tricky.” -Courtney
10th March 2017

What is going well in p2?

“I liked football in gym, we learnt to toe tap.” –Zoe

“We were measuring things with cubes in maths, it was good.” –Cole

“I know there are 5 food groups and we should eat things from all of them to be healthy.” –Krystian

“I liked sorting things from shortest to longest in maths, it was fun.” -Kendyll

“ We were learning to read and build soft c and soft g words in literacy.” –Finlay H  


What could be better in p2?

“I want to make Aiken Drum out of fruit and vegetables. I liked that song.” -Martin

I think we should find some healthy eating games to play in the classroom.” –Rory

“ I would like to do some landscape art.”-Florence

“I would like to do more healthy cooking.”-Kian

“I like animals and would like to do animal art.” -Charlie
We have been busy learning how to measure this week. First we looked at sorting objects from shortest to longest and then we used cubes to help us measure things around the room. Before we measured objects we had to remember to estimate how many cubes long an object would be. We had great fun measuring things around our classroom!

17th March 2017

What is going well in p2?

“I enjoyed learning more football tricks in p.e with Neal.” –Finlay D

“I liked playing football in p.e, it was good to learn some tricks.” –Nina

“I liked working with Miss Alexander this week to sound out and build compound words.” –Zahra

“In living and growing I learnt that people are different and that it is okay to be different. “ –Amy

“I liked writing instructions about how to wash your hands properly.” -Dan


What could be better in p2?

“To learn harder football tricks in p.e.” -Tymi

“To learn more about washing hands and keeping clean to stop germs spreading.” 


“To learn more tricky words.” –Ethar

“To listen to the Aiken Drum song again and make the fruit man.” –Martin

“To do more gymnastics in p.e again.”  -Georgia

This week in topic we have been learning about where our food comes from. We learnt that a lot of our foods come from farms and that we have animal and plant products. We worked together to look at pictures of foods and sorted them into the correct food groups.

24th March 2017

What is going well?

“I enjoyed gym this week. I like when Neal teaches us football.”  -Ethar

“I enjoyed scoring a hatrick in football.” –Dan

“I liked learning how to measure the area of objects in the classroom.” -Georgia

“I liked doing adding sums in maths.”-Kaitlyn

“I liked learning about the story of Guru Nanak. He taught people about being kind and fair.” -Erskine


What could be better?

“I want to get better at reading tricky words.” –Jayden

“I want to find out more about where food comes from.” –Amy

“I would like tog et better at telling the time.” –Krystian

“To try and write the alphabet without looking at it and to put things in alphabetical order.” –Charlie

“To count higher in French, maybe to 100.” -Kian


27th March 2017 

What is going well?

“I know that syllables are parts of a word.” –Zoe

“I liked measuring the area of objects in the classroom.” –Finlay D

“I liked learning about syllables in literacy.” –Martin

“I liked playing football matches with Neal.” –Rory

“I liked building compound words in literacy” – Jackson


What could be better?

“I would like to make Aiken Drum with fruit.” -Erskine

“I would like to try reading longer words without any help.” –Ayla

“I would like to learn new skills and tricks in football.” –Kian

“I like doing still life art and would like to do more.” –Kendyll

“To do more measuring and maybe go outside to do some measuring.” -Amy

The Wonderbag! 

As an introduction to our healthy lifestyle topic, P2a made potato and leek soup. We all had  a turn of preparing the ingredients needed to make the soup and had to follow instructions carefully when doing this.

When the soup was prepared we let it boil on the stove. We then used the Wonderbag, a slow cooker, to finish cooking the soup. At first we didn’t think the Wonderbag would work  very well. However, it kept the soup cooking for hours and in the end the soup tasted delicious!

P2a February Learning Log

3rd February 2017

“I liked counting in 10s this week and singing the counting in 10s song”

“I liked word building soft g words this week.” –Tymi

“I liked practising my tricky words.“

“ I liked doing adding sums in maths.”

I learnt more soft g words this week.”

This week in maths we were learning how to round numbers up and down to the nearest 10. We played games on the board and had different written tasks at our desks to help us practise rounding numbers.

In RME we were learning about Chinese New Year. We talked about our own New Year traditions and compared them to the traditions in China. We liked learning about how the colour red is lucky in China and we loved the story of the zodiac animals.

We made our own Chinese dragons to bring luck into our classroom.

10th February 2017

“ I liked doing science, we learnt about how magnets stick together.” –Ayla


“I liked finding out how the magnets float in the air.” -Georgia


“I liked making sentences with soft c words on the board.” –Finlay D


“I liked learning about the magnet force field in science.” –Ronnie


“I liked playing number games on ipads in maths. I like the number line game where you have to fill in the missing numbers.”



24th February 2017

“ I enjoyed rounding up and down to the nearest 10 in maths because it was challenging when I used higher number dice.” –Dan

“I like learning the new tricky words in literacy.” –Georgia

“I enjoyed learning the new tricky words in literacy and playing tricky word hangman with Miss Alexander.” –Erskine

“I liked learning to round numbers up and down to the nearest 10 in maths.”-Charlie

“I liked doing the step overs when the Hibs coach came.” -Kian

P2a November Learning Log.

I know that magic e scares the vowel to say it’s real name, the vowels are A,E,I,O,U. –Nina

We were learning about time in maths. We learnt about quarter past and quarter to. –Ayla

We learnt about poppy day this week and we made dazzle poppies. –Florence.

I learnt that magic e puts all it’s power into the vowels so that they can say their name and that makes the e silent. -Dan