All posts by Miss Dalton

P1/2 homework challenge

Last term P1/2 were learning all about materials.  The children were given a homework challenge to create an item using recyclable materials.  The children loved being able to show their items to the class as well as showcasing them to P1 and P2.  Thank you P1 and P2 for coming to see what we have made.   The children would also like to say a huge THANK YOU to the parents/families at home who helped the children create their pieces.


P1/2 have baked bread!

P1/2 have been very busy this week. We have had Sara in from RHET to show us how to make bread as part of our previous topic of Scottish food and traditions. We loved having this opportunity of learning to bake the bread, learning about the ingredients and even taking it home to eat. The children enjoyed having the smell of warm freshly baked bread in the classroom.  We hope you were able to sample the bread your child brought home.


P1/2 Burns Supper


P1/2 have been very busy this term – they have been learning all about Scottish food and traditions.  They would like to say thank you to Miss Kirkpatrick and P3/4 for coming to show us some Highland Dancing. They all loved it and were learning lots of new moves which were Pas de Bas and the Highland Fling.   They have also been baking this term as they baked their own shortbread which was great fun!  On Tuesday they held  a Burns Supper in the classroom which they planned in groups.  They are very grateful to our Piper Shannon who gave us some of her lunchtime for piping in our Haggis and for Mrs Houston for letting us use the Home Economics kitchen to cook our haggis, neeps and tatties.

On the day itself, several of the pupils took part in saying the Selkirk Grace and the first verse of Address to the Haggis. Another child read out some facts about Burns to fufill the part of the Immortal Memory. The Toast to The Lassies and the Reply parts comprised of some jokes which the children had selected to perform in front of the class. To conclude the afternoon the children sang a verse of Auld Lang Syne and dance the Highland Fling.  The children loved being able to try the haggis, neeps and tatties as this was a first for many.  We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Tesco in Castle Douglas for donating  the haggis, neeps and tatties, it is much appreciated.  The children’s favourite part of the afternoon was eating their homemade shortbread – it was very yummy!



P1/2 Christmas crafts

P1/2 have been very busy making lots of different Christmas crafts for our fundraising enterprise. We had great fun making cards, a calendar, two decorations and reindeer food.  We even created posters to send home to advertise our sale.  The children enjoyed participating  in all the different activities as well as being able to sell their items to their relatives.  Families were also given a little preview of some of our nativity songs from ‘A King is Born.’   Thank you for helping us raise £69.00.