This week we have started rehearsals for our P2, P2/3 and P3 show ‘The Bee Musical’. Children have been given highlighted scripts and song words to practise at home. Please could you encourage your children to rehearse as much as possible. Unfortunately, due to copyright laws, we cannot provide children with the music for songs but they will get plenty of chance to practise these in school. Further information about costumes and tickets will be sent out over the next few weeks.
Mrs Huish, Miss Young and Miss Bennett
On the last Thursday before the February break, P2, P2/3 and P3 got together to celebrate all the things we’ve learned about Scotland so far.
We got to watch some Highland dancing.
Miss Young read out the Address to a Haggis, lots of people tried meat haggis and vegetarian haggis for the first time!
The haggis was served with some yummy peppery oatcakes made by P2.
Whilst P2/3 made some delicious shortbread for us to snack on.
And P3 celebrated Pancake Day early and made some fluffy pancakes for us to enjoy.
We even listened to traditional bagpipe music and showed off our ceilidh dancing skills! Sadly Miss Bennett’s camera ran out of battery at this point but the dancing continued for a while!
We all had great fun 🙂
Today we took advantage of the snowy weather and went outside to write our tricky words in the snow with sticks- lots of fresh air, writing practice and fun 🙂
Last Thursday we were very lucky to be visited by a Judo instructor. We learned lots about Judo, did you know that Judo means ‘the gentle way’? We got to take part in some hands on exercises, and we all really enjoyed the session.
P2 finally finished their Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark topic last week. We covered lots of literacy based activities like creating Firework Safety posters, listening to instructions and following them, unscrambling sentences about the book, and drawing pictures based on sentences about the book.
The boys and girls thought that the piece de resistance was their paper plate owl, they had lots of fun creating them over the course of a few days.
However Miss Bennett is especially proud of the extra chapters that each pupil wrote. We created our own titles based on some super wow words to describe dark. Then we chose a character and described them, and wrote about why that character liked the dark. In the end we chose to write about a tasty meal that Polp ate.
The children were incredibly engaged in this activity and the books that they produced were incredibly impressive and high quality. Well done P2!
The Primary 2s and Primary 3s had their Christmas Party on Monday.
There was lots of dancing and singing.
We played lots of party games like Corners, Musical Bumps, Musical Statues and Pass the Parcel.
Everyone was tired by the end (especially the adults!) but it was lots of fun!
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 🙂