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Dandelion Honey

A jar of runny vegan honey made from dandelion flowers


  • 100 g fresh dandelion flowerheads, densely packed
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 350 ml water
  • 300 g organic sugar


1.   Shake or blow the flowers to remove any bugs
2.   Place the water, lemon slices and dandelion flowers in a saucepan
3.   Simmer with a lid on for 15 minutes
4.   Leave this to cool and infuse overnight
5.   The next day, strain out the flowers and lemon by pouring the  liquid through a strainer or muslin cloth. Press down to make sure you get all of that dandelion juice out!
6.   Weigh the liquid, and then weigh out the same amount sugar.
7.   Put the liquid back in the pan and add the sugar. Stir and heat gently at first until the sugar is dissolved. Then bring it up to a gentle boil for approximately 15 minutes.   
8.   Pour into clean sterilised jars and put the lids on while it’s still hot


The P2 class are settling into their new routines. We are a little bit older and there are lots more things to do!

We have been trying hard to listen to all the different instructions and do everything a little bit quicker. The cloakroom is very busy so it is important to keep our shoes together and be very tidy with our coats.

In the classroom we are learning different ways to look at numbers  from 1-100 and investigating shape, 2D and 3D.

We are being positive about our friendships, and trying hard to be caring and listen to others ideas.

We are reading the Rainbow Fish and thinking about what happened to him in the story and what he had to do for his friends.

We are also looking at the changing colours of the trees and looking out for Autumn fruits.

Primary 2

We have our caterpillars and plants. Both of them are growing. We will have to take great care of them.


We were doing some more multiplication.

We wrote very long stories about Jack and the Beanstalk.

We thought how we could use  plastic bottles to make useful objects. We watched a clip about the Titanic and it was very interesting.

Primary 2 started doing Book Reviews for our book reading during ERIC time.

We looked at Poems to look for rhyming words and some missing words.

May the fourth go with you!


Primary 2 News

This week we have been looking more closely at Eco Systems and how we all depend on each other to survive. We also understand how these can be destroyed by a simple action or by a huge environmental happening.

Primary 2 have been looking at the flowers  in the school outside area, drawing them, naming them and describing them.

We also watched the start of the ‘My Home is Green ‘ and we are all keen to see the end. It is a story of friendship between an ant and a caterpillar after a change in their home environment.

Fantastic work in class using brainstorming/floorbooks, creating Spring poems, Primary 2 enjoy sharing ideas in this way, wonderful work!

Class have also been introduced to the concept of multiplication.

Lots of interesting ideas bouncing round about.

Thank you to parents who had the time to visit the Communnity Cafe on Friday.



Primary 2

The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character and joining in with the World Book Day Assembly.

Thanks to the 4 little people who were happy to read for our class, Andie, Jack, Sophia and Lauren.

Here they are all dressed up!


Homework for the next fortnight.


Primary 2 World Book Day

Choose to listen to one of the books from above and then design  your own cover for it!

Build a book den!


Read it and make it.

Snowball Truffles

2oz (50 g) Butter or hard margarine
2oz (50g) Cocoa powder
4oz (100g) Icing sugar

Press the ingredients together with the back of a spoon, this takes a while but eventually the mixture comes together and gradually changes colour.
Then add your choice of flavouring.

1tsp vanilla essence (for chocolate flavour)

Roll small amounts of the mixture into small balls and then cover them by rolling in desiccated coconut for snowballs. Hundreds and thousands or vermicelli for something different.

Cover and leave to dry for 24 hours



Primary 2 News

Primary 2 have been finding out about 3D shape. We have been looking at the Space Station and finding out some interesting pieces of information.

We also found out who St Valentine is and why he has a day remembering him.

We also enjoyed watching the P6 assembly, it was very good !

Homework is here again if anyone misses the actual sheet !



Primary 2 News

Primary 2 have been practicing Our Scottish Poems and every one was keen to try to speak some Scottish words when we were speaking in class.

Primary 2 chose poems Nessie and Street Talk.

We have also been finding out about Black Holes, how they are formed  and what happens if anything goes close to them.

We watched Bairns in the Woods and listened to Tam Dean Burn reading the Gruffalo and  The Gruffalo ‘s Wean.

This is the our new    HOMEWORK 2  for 30.01.18