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Scholland Farm Soup

 

We made soup using the vegetables from Scholland Farm.  First we washed the vegetables ready for peeling.

Then we carefully peeled the carrots and parsnip. We peeled away from us to help keep our hands safe from harm and we did it carefully.

We added the onion to our pan. Mrs Inkster chopped that for us and it made her eyes water!

Then we chopped some carrots and parsnip.

Some of us watched while others prepared the vegetables.

Then we chopped and added some neep .

Next it was the broccoli and cauliflower.

Then we put the soup on to cook.  We decided to have vegetable soup and lentil soup using the vegetables too.

While it was cooking we were being good listeners and following instructions for our activity.

We had a break and tried some raw carrot and raw neep.  Some of us had never tasted raw neep before and it was delicious!

Once the soup was cooked we tried the lentil soup first.  We thought that was delicious.

Then we tried the vegetable soup. Some of us didn’t like it but some of us like it so much we had another bowl!

It’s been a busy morning in our class but we really enjoyed using the vegetables that we got from the farm and we all agree that it tastes great when we know and have seen where the produce comes from.

P1/2’s Top Tips for New Entrants!

This week we have been thinking about how we can support the new P1 pupils as they get ready for school.  The class thought back to when they started their school journey and we talked about all the things the new entrants may be unsure of or worried about.  We drew and wrote down some pieces of advice for them and our work will be made into a book for them to look through before the holidays.  We hope it helps them feel confident about starting school!  Here are some of our suggestions.

 

ERIC Time

We have really enjoyed our reading sessions over the past few weeks.  The children have got much better at choosing suitable books and have tried really hard to persevere and sound out tricky words.  They enjoyed reading different types of books…but the Oxford Reading Tree stories were still a firm favourite!  The P1 pupils loved having the chance to spend time reading with their buddies.  They were very patient and supportive.  A huge thank you to our volunteers who came in each week to help us.  You were a great help and we appreciate it!  Happy holidays and….keep on reading!

 

P2 Peer Assessment

Each week, when we do our handwriting lessons, we ask all the children to look carefully at their work and decide how well they felt they achieved what was being asked of them.  This week, P2 worked together to check over the work completed by one of their peers.  This made them work with great care from the outset!  They looked at it together and spoke about what was good about the piece and picked out their best effort!  They then picked out a few letters that could be improved and, most importantly, said why and how this could be better.  They were very complimentary of each other and yet could identify sensible ways to improve! Good work P2.

Alien Invasion in P1/2!

We made aliens today for our soft start activity. Later on we described them to a friend to see if they could draw the aliens without seeing them first. They only had our descriptions to go by! It was quite tricky but everyone did so well!

Show and Tell

On Tuesday, we had our last group of children sharing something they were proud of.

Yet again, P1/2 have shared a wide variety of things they are proud of and it was really interesting listening to all of the questions our audience had to ask them afterwards.

Scott showed us a model of Titanic that he made with his Dad. He said it was very tricky to make and paint.

Rohan told us that he has been learning how to play chess with his Papa. The class were very interested in how to play the game and Rohan did well to explain the aim of the game and all of the things you can do.

Kirsty told us how proud she was of her Granny’s knitting. She brought in photos of the different items made and we were treated to seeing them in real life too!

Scarlett showed us a little container she got recently which had chocolate inside!

Ella brought in a rosette and cup that she won at a horse riding completion. She loves the “running race” the best!

Show and Tell

We were wowed again this week with the 2nd group of children sharing what they were proud of.

Ruby is proud of her singing and sang a beautiful song for us. She later told me that she was also proud of her writing and showed me some lovely work in her little notebook.

Freya was proud of the scarf she had made for her new toy and Peter brought in some super photos and a map to tell us all about how proud he was of his climb up Bennachie in Aberdeenshire.

Honey brought in a lovely picture that she made of a chameleon using her blow pens. It prompted some super questions from P1/2, asking what a chameleon was and where you would find them.

Andrew brought in a trophy that he won at the Dunrossness Flower Show. Well done Andrew!

P1/2 are proud of you all for sharing these with us.

Show and Tell

This term we are using themes to help us focus more during Show and Tell sessions. The first theme is ‘Something I am proud of’. Each week a different group of children will take their turn. This week it was Jasmin, Innes, Jessica, Arthur and Alexander G to share something they are proud of.

Jasmin told us how proud she was of her Granny and Grandad. She had photos to share with us and told us all about what she was doing in each one. I was so busy enjoying listening to Jasmin that I completely forgot to get any photos of her! We all enjoyed hearing about what she gets up to with her Granny and Grandad and why she is so proud of them. Well done Jasmin!