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Newton Primary 2 – Task Grid
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!
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!)
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
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.
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.