# Beltane and our Community

We have been  learning about the history and traditions of Beltane, and why it is so important to people of all ages in our Peebles community. Mr Mackenzie and Mrs Musgrave both kindly came in to tell us about Beltane.

# Money doesn’t grow on trees!

Amy and Louise from Bank of Scotland in Peebles came to speak to p4 and p4/3 about the money- this links really well with our numeracy work on money, and our topic enterprise work ‘Grow £1’.

# Growth Mindset

We had a visit from Jen (Live n Learn),  who was telling us all about Growth Mindset and resilience.

# Measuring things big and small

This week we have been learning about how to measure  different objects. We had to think about what we could use to work out how big an object was and how to compare its size to other objects.

When we were measuring something big like a castle we used our feet, hands or whole bodies.

When we measured smaller objects in the classroom we used cubes.

We discovered that to measure accurately we had to make sure there were no spaces and to compare the size of two objects we had to measure them both with the same measurement tool.

# St Andrew’s Tower

When Mr Wilson visited Primary 2 he told us about St Andrew’s Tower in Peebles. Then we realised we can actually  see it from our playground.

Today we did a study of St Andrew’s Tower using felt pen. Once we were happy with our line drawings we coloured or towers in using different tones of oil pastels.

We are amazed by the fact that even though we studied the same building our drawings look very different.

# Developing our garden

This term we have been spending lots of time in our ELC garden. Yesterday we had our first “Garden Stay and Play” – a big thank you to all the parents who were able to come in or hand in things for our garden!

We have been doing lots of planting, flowers and different types of fruit and vegetables.

” I have helped grow plants”

” I know what plants need to grow”

With help from our parents/carers we have been painting stones for our bug hotel, making a fairy garden, digging in log stepping stones, painting our outdoor tables and planting wild flowers!

# Problem solving with boxes

We have been using lots of empty cardboard boxes to build towers, walls and bridges.  We are discovering what makes a strong structure and the importance of size and shape.  Here is a wall built by some pupils in P2B.  How strong do you think it is?

p.s. If you have any boxes lying around we’d love a few more large ones (bigger than a cereal box).  Thank you.

# Les couleurs

P2B have been learning the names of the colours in French.  We decided to make our art lesson about colour mixing into a French colour mixing activity.

We made colour sums and mixed paint to make new colours then wrote the French colour names when it was dry.

Do you know the answers to these colour sums?

rouge plus jaune égal ____

bleu plus rouge égal ____

noir plus blanc égal ____

# Tooth varnishing

P2A have their teeth varnished today – Monday.

P2B have their teeth varnished tomorrow- Tuesday.

Please do not brush teeth the evening your teeth are varnished but, you can start to brush them again the following morning.

Keep up these sparkling smiles, Primary 2 !

# Litter Duty

This week it has been Primary 5a’s responsibility to clean up the litter in the playgrounds.  We have conscientiously carried out this task.  Well done Primary 5.

We also went on a bug hunt to help the Green Team with a survey.