All posts by Miss Cauley

Pocket Picnic Garden

Good evening, I hope you have all had a fantastic day.

Last week, four pupils from 3W accompanied Mr Collins and myself to the Royal Highland Centre to set up their winning Pocket Garden. This design was one of only 24 winning designs from across the country and as such, the pupils had the opportunity to bring their garden to life!

We had a brilliant time in class re-creating ‘The Organic Garden’ using wood cut offs and an old pallet. Pupils came up with some incredible ideas about how to make their own compost and also created a variety of bug friendly toys – including a motel – to include in their soil based garden. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Mr Scott who popped into our classroom prior to the competition to help us plant a huge variety of edible plants and flowers in a selection of recycled plastic bottles and milk cartons. His expertise was truly invaluable!

The winning team sought help from their peers and everyone was involved in painting the wood, creating some bees (with some help from P4M) for decoration and designing the bamboo for the bug motel. A real class effort!

Our designers thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to visit the Gardening Scotland festival and  watch their design turn to reality. Although we didn’t win any of the additional prizes awarded at the festival, you had a great time exploring the other gardens and have some new ideas to think about for next time.

You were fantastic role models on the day and worked extremely hard to ensure your garden was as sustainable as possible. I am very proud of every single person in P3W and you should be very proud of yourselves. As I have said before, you are  great examples of how to think global, but act local.

Well done!


P3W ERIC time/Read and Munch

Good morning,

I hope you are all very well. This morning we discussed how much we enjoy reading in class. We spoke about our preferences and decided that we will do the following:

Wednesday morning: ERIC time

Children can either chose a book from our class library or bring a book from home. We have been learning how to select texts that are suitable for our reading level and will use this time to enjoy them independently.

Thursday morning: Read and Munch

Every Thursday we enjoy a Read and Munch with Primary 2K. Children can choose to share their assigned reading book, a book from our library, or a book from home. We read with partner from P2 and children love sharing their books with friends. As part of this activity, pupils can bring a small healthy snack to eat.

I am thoroughly enjoying the variety of books that are appearing in the classroom; it is great to see novels, picture books and short stories as well as comics and non-fiction texts!

Thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful rest of the week,

Miss Cauley

One Planet Picnic

Good evening!

I hope you are having a wonderful night. We have spent some time in class this year talking about the Global Goals, sustainability, and how to be conscientious global citizens. Pupils have come up with some amazing ideas about how to look after our planet and we have recently begun to discuss growing vegetables locally.  We were very lucky to have Mr Scott visit us to discuss the planting process and he even brought some seeds catalogues along for us to study.

We decided to design some fabulous gardens for the ‘One Planet Picnic’. Some of the results are below. I was very impressed with all the pupils ideas and they should be very proud of themselves!

We have decided that we will try to create a mini garden and pupils have been bringing in plastic bottles and milk cartons to use as planters.

A huge well done P3W – you truly are a brilliant representation of ‘Think Global, Act Local.‘

Miss Cauley