I hope you all have been keeping safe during our snow closure, but also having some fun in the snow! Mrs. Safi has been lucky enough to have had some special visitors from the North…
and even one from the South!
This week our class looked at the story of Chinese New Year. We learned about the race that the 12 animals had, and how this led to the years being named after them. We also learned that the date of the Chinese New Year changes every year because it follows a Lunar calendar.
This year Chinese New Year is on Friday 16th February, and it will be the year of the Dog. We made lanterns to celebrate. Kung Hei Fat Choy! 新年快乐
Primary 2a have been learning about houses and homes.
In class, we built our own brick model house.
To do this, we used real mini bricks and a special wet gluey sand to cement the bricks together.
We had to lay the bricks in a special pattern called a ‘course’. Each row of bricks had to be laid over where the two bricks join underneath. This has to be done to make the wall strong and stable. We added the windows and door last, and made a roof out of cardboard.
We also made jungle houses using twigs we collected in the playground. We used 3 twigs to create a frame that would stand up by itself, and tied it together using wool.
In the jungle they use large leaves to keep their homes dry. We used paper, and coloured it in using wax crayons to make it waterproof. We then sprayed our homes with water to see if they really were waterproof- and they were!
Please click the link below to see the overview of learning for term 3:
Look at the blueberry mini muffins we made with Miss Sloan in Food Fortnight! They were delicious!
Please click the link below to see the overview of learning for term 2:
P2a will be visiting Moredun Library on the 28th September. We are all looking forward to this trip. A letter was sent out explaining that our class will now be getting the bus, if you haven’t received this letter or signed the new permission slip then please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you to all the parents who were free and who volunteered to come with us on this trip- many of you signed up and parent helpers have been contacted and so if you haven’t heard from us then thank you again, and we look forward to you joining us another time!
Please click the link below to see the overview of our learning for term 1:
Overview of learning P2 August – October 2017
Please look at the presentation below which was shown at the curriculum evening in August: