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Bike to School week

Next week is ‘Bike to School Week’ (23rd-27th September). We are trying to encourage as many pupils as possible to cycle to school.

We  now have two new bike/scooter shelters, one in the infant playground and one in the senior playground. Please note that pupils should dismount their bikes/scooters before entering the playground.





P2 Information Handling

Last week, primary two went on a hunt around the school to look for the different types of homes. Before we set off, we predicted the most and least popular.

We used tally marks to record each type of home and then displayed our results in a bar graph. We discovered that our predictions were correct and that a flat was the most popular!

A letter delivery for P2!

A letter was sent to primary 2 today from Katie Morag all the way from the Isle of Struay!

Mrs McCormack sent Katie a letter to see if she would help the boys and girls to learn about living on an island in Scotland. Katie sent a letter back to say yes and that she would like to learn about living on the mainland  in Cumbernauld. She sent us her teddy Tiresome Ted  for us to take home each night with postcards to write to Katie.

A note for Parents- If your child has Ted home they do not need to complete homework assigned for that night. Your child can write on a blank postcard provided to tell Katie about Ted’s sleepover and/or about living in Cumbernauld (see example). Thank you for your continued support. Mrs McCormack

Primary Two Outdoor Learning

We had so much fun learning outdoors. We enjoyed going on a community walk to the park. We also read the story ‘Leaf Man’ and then created our own leaf art. We worked with a partner to search for real phoneme words and nonsense words. We read each word and then posted the real words into the postbox and gave the nonsense words to the bin! We used rulers to measure the length of leaves and sticks we found in our garden.


Dinosaur fun for primary two!

We have been very busy learning all about Dinosaurs.   We have been plotting where Dinosaur fossils have been found on a map of the world and making our own fossils! We have been looking at what the world was like when Dinosaurs were here and writing facts about it.  We have even linked our topic to our maths learning by using Dinosaur mats and cubes to measure the height and length. Here we are having lots of fun learning in the playroom!

A special delivery for primary 2!

As a class, we decided that we wanted to learn all about Dinosaurs. The next day, a letter was sent to our classroom from a paleontologist asking us to follow the instructions. We went out into the playground and followed the instructions to turn left, right and walk forward which lead us to the outdoor classroom. We then discovered a box and inside and we found Dinosaur bones!! We were so excited!

In the classroom we learned what it would be like to be a paleontologist and study bones and fossils. We then had a go at being paleontologists, investigating the ‘bones’ (cookies) in the ‘dirt’ (chocolate powder). It was great fun!


Our exciting visitors!!

We have loved having special visitors in the school. We have enjoyed watching them grow and learning all about the life cycle of chickens. We have kept a chick diary to record daily changes. We are excited to take our diaries home and share our learning with our families.

A trip to Palacerigg for P1/2

As part of our outdoor learning, we went on a bus from our school to visit Palacerigg. We saw lots of farm animals and had lots of fun!

Here is what we thought!

Amy ‘We got to play in a play park’.

JJ ‘We loved Palacerigg’.

Jacob ‘There was a chicken with a funny haircut’.

Ellie ‘We touched the animals’.

Lewis ‘We saw a funny animal. It was a billy goat’.

Eva ‘We took lots of photographs’.

Tyler ‘We saw bunny rabbits’.

Evan ‘We got to see the baby chicks and the big animals and their parents’.

Annalise ‘We went in the tiny house’.

Money, money, money!

In maths we are learning about money and are really enjoying it so far! We have been learning to recognise coins and count out amounts to 10p using 1p, 2p and 5p coins. We have a Farm shop in our classroom! We are loving role playing in the shop, creating amounts of money and handing the shop keeper the correct coins. Here are just some photographs of us in action!