Category Archives: Primary 2M

P2 Fairyland!

Primary 2 have had a very exciting start to their week. We received a letter from the friendly dragon asking us to help him and his fairyland friend. He left us clues in our rooms to find.  We found a basket, a red cape and a wanted poster for a wolf!

We worked out that the clues all lead to the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We read the story in our classes and wrote our own description of the woods using relevant adjectives.

Primary 2 have really been enjoying turning our classrooms into fairyland, writing letters to the dragon in our spare time and completing some challenges (like growing our own beanstalks in the classroom!)

 

Primary 2’s Mnemonics

This week Primary 2 have been writing mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets.

With our teachers we ordered and discussed the size of the planets using different edible items from the kitchen:

Mercury – peppercorn

Venus – cherry tomato

Earth – cherry tomato

Mars – blueberry

Jupiter – watermelon

Saturn – grapefruit

Uranus – apple

Neptune – orange

Here are some of them –

‘My Very Elegant Mummy Just Saw Us Napping’ – Annie P2M

‘My Very Enthusiastic Mum Just Served Us Nuts’ – Rory P2K

‘Mum’s Van Easily Moves Just Slowly Up Newton-Crescent’ – Caden P2M

‘My Very Elegant Mammal Jiggled Slowly Under Nests’ – Sarah P2K

Visiting Dunblane Library to meet an author!

P1B and P1S were lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet Morag Hood, author of “I Am Bat”, one of the Scottish Book Trust’s Book Bag books.

Morag has written several other super picture books and shared a number of them with us.

We loved them all but the excitement in the room rose when she read “I Am Bat” to us all.

Morag showed us how she set about drawing bats, and we helped by making sad/happy/angry bat faces!

We then decorated paper bats.

“Awesome!”

“Exciting!”

“Special!”

These were just some of our responses.

A taste of Scotland – Oatcakes and butter

We had a wonderful return visit from Katie the farmer, with another fantastic RHET representative in Marion Sutherland. We learned the processes by which milk was produced and oats grown on our farms become oatcakes. Most excitingly, we got to examine oats and grind them in to flour. The flour was mixed with other ingredients to make oatcakes. We also had the opportunity to churn butter from cream with a lot of enthusiastic shaking!

“I liked learning about the oats.” said Orla

“Yes, I liked taking the husk off the seed and looking at the seed.” agreed Josh.

I liked shaking the cream to make butter” added Emilie.