P2M are learning about food in their Farm to Fork context this term. So far we have learned how to make butter, how to make oatcakes, what barley looks like and that you can get different colours of carrots.
We had visitors on Tuesday from RHET who showed us how to make butter and oatcakes.
Yesterday, P2 hosted a Fairyland Tea Party for our parents and carers. We shared our fairy tale books that we have been writing and we showed our visitors our Fairyland classroom. We also ate yummy cakes, decorated gingerbread men, did some colouring in and even wrote some short stories with our visitors.
“I liked showing my mum and my sister my book” Esme
“I liked decorating a gingerbread man” Olivia
I enjoyed the cake!” Everyone!
“I liked reading my book with my mum” Robbie
“I liked writing a story with my gran and my dad.” Charlotte
“I liked showing my mum and dad my beanstalk” Haydn
“I liked showing my mum and nanny our castle.” Laurence
“I liked making our own fairy tales.” Hannah
“I enjoyed it all!” Alex
“I liked making a gingerbread man” George and Mya
“I liked dressing up in a costume!” Lauren
“I liked doing the Fairy tale colouring!” Abigail
Thank you to everyone who came along to share in our celebrations!
In P2M we have been getting very unusual burnt letters from a friendly dragon. He was sad because Fairyland is disappearing and asked if we can help by reading more fairy tales and creating a fairy land in our classroom.
“We’ve been learning about Fairy tales and people have been bringing in fairy tales to read. We’ve read Jack and the Beanstalk already and we each made Wanted posters for the giant. We’ve built a cottage, a beanstalk and a ginormous cloud and a castle and a dragon in our classroom. We’re trying to make our classroom look like Fairyland for the friendly dragon.”Lillian
In P2 we have been learning about our rights. We have the right to learn, to play and to be heard. There are lots more including the right to have nutritious food and we were sad to learn that not everyone had this right met. Some people don’t get any or enough food, even here in Scotland!
We decided we wanted to help. So in class we learned about Start-up Stirling and Colin from the charity came in to talk to us. They are a charity who run a food bank to give food to people in Stirling and Dunblane who can’t afford to buy food. Last year they gave food to around 750 children in our area – that is like them feeding the whole of our school and Dunblane Primary.
In order to provide food they rely on donations from people like us so we asked everyone to donate food as part of our Harvest Service.
We made posters and displayed them around school and went to talk to each class about what to bring. We also talked at the service about Start Up Stirling.
Newton children were very generous and brought lots of tins, cereal and rice to our Harvest Service. There were 4 tables full of food!
Thank you to everyone who helped us support Start-Up Stirling.
Today, Leigh Austin came to do some funky space science with us. We explored chemical reactions and made our very own rockets. We even made a big bottle rocket launch in our playground. It was super exciting!
I enjoyed putting all of the ingredients inside the rockets– Hannah
I enjoyed when we made a bottle rocket outside and it went up really high- Lillian
I liked when our little rockets popped up- Charlotte
I liked the popping noise that the little rockets made- Eilidh
I liked when the rockets popped like volcano. It was real science! – Tommy
I liked when we shook the chemical rockets- Isla
I like watching how high the bottles flew up- Farah
Thank you Leigh for sharing your science skills with us, we all had a fantastic afternoon.
Yesterday P2M visited Dunblane Library with our teacher and parent helpers. There was lots of books. There was a helper at the library called Angela. She read us a book about pandas going into space and I read a book called the moon. I had fun. All of the space books were interesting and I liked some books.
In our first few weeks in P2M we have been learning about shape in our Maths and Numeracy work. We have been learning the names of 2D shapes, their properties and we have been investigating tiling too. We have done many different activities to help us with our learning, including using the Ipads and we have realised that shapes are everywhere.
I’ve enjoyed using circles and squares and hexagons to draw pictures- Haydn
I enjoyed learning about shapes and counting in Maths- Lillian
I liked when we used 2D shapes to draw pictures- Charlotte
I liked doing shapes. I’ve learned about octagons. They have 8 sides – Keir
This week, we will be working on 3D shapes and doing some other activities to celebrate Maths Week Scotland.
On Thursday the 17th of May, both P1 classes became teachers for the afternoon. Our parents visited our classes and had a look at the work we had undertaken in our learning about woodlands and the Enchanted Forest. Our parents then walked with us up to Dykedale woods and the children explained about the art of Andy Goldsworthy and his use of nature in “transient art”. In creative partnerships with fellow pupils, and demonstrating to admiring parents, we made pieces of art from found materials in the woods.
Hannah M said ” We made things from wood, sticks, moss, acorns and stones. ”
George added ” I felt excited about making something with my mum. We used sticks, beech nuts and leaves to make a pattern. ”
Grace M commented ” We made lots of pieces of artwork, including shelters, sculptures, dens, love hearts, fairy house and bug houses. ”
It was a very special afternoon for everyone involved.
On Tuesday 24th of April, Primary One classes were astonished to find two elves in their rooms. Bramble Berry and Sweet Pea had both arrived accompanied by a letter explaining that they would like to spend some time a school and had chosen our kind, helpful pupils. Each week a letter has arrived from the respective elves which has caused great excitement! We have been set challenges which involve lots of writing, researching woodlands and many arts and crafts which support our big challenge of creating an enchanted forest.
The pupils are really enjoying having the elves to stay. We will keep you updated on the adventures of our wonderful elves.
A safe and trusting environment where our young people can learn, unlearn and relearn.