Draw a picture that is going to put a smile on the face of everyone in your house. Put as much detail in it as you can. Go on, make everyone smile. Send a photo to the school email so that you can make me smile too!
Primary 1/2 were learning how to write instructions. Before they began writing, they made some tea so that they knew what to write. They also took the pictures of them making the tea. Have a look, they really enjoyed it.
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.
Friday morning started with some Lego fun. We were strengthening our hands and grip as well as working with partners.
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.
Last week we were busy working as a whole school to clear the beach of rubbish. It was sad to find so much plastic washed up on our beautiful beach. Well done everybody for cleaning it up, what a great job you did!
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!
Today, we were a little nervous but there was also a lot of excitement as the time for our performance neared! P1/2 put on a brilliant show which included acting out The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark, talking about our own experiences of the dark, showing photos of our own constellation shapes and singing and playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. They ALL performed brilliantly! We missed having Kirsty and Peter with us though. The class have done so well considering some have missed rehearsals due to illness and others have had to change role at the last minute, or take on extra lines. Thank you to our families for helping at home and coming to support us on the day. It means so much to the children and us! Here are a few snaps from our afternoon!
Today we have been learning about constellations. We listened to the story of Orion the Hunter and went outside to try and make our own Orions using shells and chalk on the playground.
However, it was a bit too windy today and some shells (and our paper copies of the constellation) were blowing away! Well done P1/2 for having a go and working well with friend to make Orion!
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.