Category Archives: Primary 2

Book Week Scotland

Although a few weeks have passed since Book Week Scotland, P2 and P2/3 wanted to share what they got up to over the week.

It all kicked off on Monday with a visit from a special story teller from Far From The Maddening Crowd book shop in Linlithgow… she read lots of exciting stories but most exciting of all was BB the bunny who came along with her!

On Tuesday when we attended a Book Week assembly with Mr Moir. Some of our family members came too and we received our Read Write Count bags which contained some very exciting items to assist learning at home.

On Thursday, the P2s from both classes visited the library together, where we found out more about joining the library and the lovely librarian, Nicola, read a superb story called ‘The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors’. We also got a chance to look at the books in the library, which we found very exciting- there were SO many books to choose from! Thank you to our wonderful parent helpers who walked with us to and from the library.

During Book Week P2 dipped their toes into the novel ‘The Christmasaurus’, and Miss Bennett read parts of the book to P2 whenever the DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Bell rang. In P2/3, the boys and girls read their own books whenever the DEAR Bell rang.

All in all, it was a fantastic week spent celebrating books and reading 🙂

Children In Need

Well done to everyone for dressing up today and donating your £1 for such a worthwhile cause. You all looked fantastic!

Thank you very much to everyone who baked for the bake sale and who came along to buy something. I think we have all had plenty of treats today!

Finally a big well done to the House Captains for organising and running our Children In Need morning. Our total at the moment is a brilliant £800!! The final total will be revealed next week!

Children in Need

We had a really exciting week learning more about Children in Need. On Thursday we were inspired by the P7 Bake Sale posters and decided to add our own posters to the P2 door.

After break on Thursday we watched some videos about children who have been helped by money raised in the past, and we wrote about a time that we helped someone else. Miss Bennett felt really proud of all the kind and caring boys and girls in her class.

On Friday we brought in some donations for the bake sale and we all donated £1 each to dress down… don’t we look fab?!


Dark is Exciting

This week we started our new topic- The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

We made some firework art by colouring in a white piece of card with pastels, then painted over it using a navy paint. Once the paint had dried, we scratched off firework shapes so it looked like multicoloured fireworks. It was so cool! Then we cut out pictures of owls and a tree to stick on so it looks like Plop and his Mummy and Daddy watching the fireworks in Chapter 1.

We also spoke about firework safety and decided to make some posters to remind people to stay safe this weekend. We did a super job of them!

P2 Halloween PE

In PE last week we practised some of our travelling and passing skills using a halloween pumpkin. We worked as a team in our new tables, and we really enjoyed getting to know our new tablemates.

We raced with them on our heads…

We raced with them between our knees (this was really tricky!)…

Then we did relay races running from the back and passing the pumpkin to the front…


We were all proud at the end 🙂

And we have started to decorate our table pumpkins!

Village Walk

On Wednesday, P2A went for a walk down to the village with Mrs Preacher and some very kind parent/ family helpers.

We saw lots of different types of houses that we had learned about on Monday, and we walked all the way down to The High street, where we found out what some of the buildings used to be used as. DId you know there used to be a cinema in South Queensferry? Ask us which building it is now!

It was a really fun afternoon, and we’d like to say a big thank you to the kind volutneers who accompanied us on our walk.