To celebrate the end of our topic ‘The Village’ P2 had their own village fete and we all had  agreat time. P6 children joined us to help run the games, so a huge thank you to them too! They were all brilliant!

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What a busy couple of weeks we had!

Below are photos of us icing biscuits during Golden Time to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthay and photos of our visit to CCC. The children noted lots of diffences between a modern and old church when they visited the Old High Church on Tuesday.

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What a busy week we have had!

Thank you to everyone who managed to make it to our Sports Day. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We have been measuring length and height this week. We had a bit of fun measuring the length of things using straws and cubes before measuring in centimetres.






We had our School picnic this week too! The weather was great and we all really enjoyed it.

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This week we have been learning all about famous Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. P2A did some excellent research and wrote fabulous reports about him. We are looking forward to creating our own Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired stained glass window so keep an eye out for this on our classroom in the next couple of weeks.

Congratulations to Flora! She is our Star of the week because of her excellent listening skills!



Symmetry – 26/5/16

We have been learning about symmetry in P2a. We made symmetrical body shapes and used lots of different materials to create and complete symmetrical patterns and shapes
















We have been designing our own Village, which we have called ‘The Golden Star Village.’

We had great fun designing and building homes for our village families. Thank you to everyone who sent in materials for our project.

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We have started Athletics in PE this term and P2a have really enjoyed practising sprinting and jumping over hurdles.

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Pupil of the Month!  we are delighted that George has joined our class! This is only his second week in Lochardil but he has settled in really well.

Congratulations George!


Star Writers

We have lots of star writers to share with you this week! We didn’t get a chance to share our ‘Liitle Red Hen’ stories before the holidays so we hope you enjoy reading these versions of the Little Red Hen written by Olivia, Thomas, Aiden and Harvey.

Aiden’s little red hen story

Thomas’s little red hen story

Olivia’s story of the little red hen page 1   Olivia’s little red hen story pages 2 and 3

Harvey’s story of the little red hen page 1   Harvey’s story of the little red hen page 2


This week we have been learning about setting. The children choice their own place of setting for an imaginative piece of writing and described it. Here are fantastic setting descriptions written by Lilly, Sara, Daniel and Melissa.

Fantastic story settings by Sara, Melissa, Daniel and Lilly


Welcome Back!

We hope you all had a relaxing holiday and are ready and raring to go for our last term in P2A. Time really does fly when you’re having fun!

Please see the attached document below that includes all the information for the upcoming term 🙂

P2a Curriculum Overview – Term 4

Just a note to say that Miss McLean is away next week on the P7 residential trip so a supply teacher will be covering the class on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th.


Visit from Mr Paul the Butcher 17.3.16

We had a visit today from Mr Paul, who to taught us about what it is like to work as a butcher. He showed us some of the equipment he uses in his work and he brought in some protective clothing for us to try on too! He brought in some packets of meat for us to look at too. The boys and girls were very surprised by how different the meat looks before it is cooked! It was very tricky to identify which meat was what! He told us that butchers have to be very clean when they are working and very careful too!


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Pupil of the Week

Congratulations to Layla! She is our Pupil of the Week for her wonderful writing.





Open Morning

Thank you very much to everyone who was able to join us for our Fairtrade cafe and open morning. We loved having you with us and the children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you all.

Banana bread

We had great fun making banana bread this week, using Fairtrade products. We used Fairtrade Bananas and sugar in our banana loaf and most of us thought it tasted great!

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Star of the Week: 4.3.16

Congratulations to Daniel. He is our Star of the Week for his excellent work in PE!

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Star of the Week

Congratulations to Sophie!

She is our Star of the Week for her improved reading!








Making bread and butter

P2a wanted to learn about how bread is made, so we have been very busy cooking this week!

We made our own homemade bread and butter and we all thought the bread tasted wonderful! Most of us liked the butter too, but some of the class thought we should have added salt to the butter for some extra flavour!


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Pupil of the Week.

Congratulations to Melissa! She is our Star of the Week for her wonderful reading!









Congratulations to Harvey. He is our pupil of the month for his wonderful maths skills.

He is great at adding up to 100 by using metal strategies.









Pupil of the week

Congratulations to James! He is our Pupil of the Week for his improved maths work!




Star Writers

Congratulations to Molly, Aiden and James. They are our Star writer’s this week for their wonderful recipies for Museli. We hope you enjoy reading them!






Tesco ‘Farm to Fork’ Trip

We all had a fantastic time at Tesco Inshes for our ‘Farm to Fork’ trip. We got to be VIPs for the morning, getting a sneaky peek behind the scenes of the shop. Here are some pictures showing what we got up to!

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We made our own muesli this week! It was great fun tasting new flavours.

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Our Star Writters

Well done to Melissa, Jakub, Daniel and Thomas.

They are our Star Writers for their excellent instructions on ‘How to make a fruit salad.’

We hope you enjoy reading them!




Thomas Page 1

Thomas Page 2




Star of the Week!

Congratulations to Sara, who is our Star of the Week for her improvement in reading!









Healthy Home made dips!
We added a variety of ingredients to natural yoghurt (made from soya) to make a variety of savoury and sweet dips this week. The range of savoury ingredients we used included chives, onion salt, rosemary, parsely and basil while our sweet ingredients were honey, cinnamon, ginger, orange, vanilla and lemon juice. We dipped sliced apples and cucumber into our homemade dips and they were so good we had to go back for sneaky seconds on our way home!

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Curriculum letter

Please find below a link to our Curriculum letter. It is a brief outline of what we hope to cover in class over this term.

P2a Curriculum Overview – Term 3

Thank you,                                                                                                                                                   Miss MacArthur and Miss McLean


Happy New Year!!

Welcome back to our new school term. It’s lovely to see everyone back after the holidays 🙂

We have had a busy couple of days getting back into the school routine. We updated our class rules – which we call our ‘Class Charter’ to include what we have learned from taking part in the ‘Rights Respecting Schools’  project.   To create our new Class Charter we spoke about what rights we have in school and how we need to behave to make sure everyone’s rights are respected. After we finshed, the children said “This is better than our last one. It just makes more sense.”

We have written thank you letters for some of the wonderful presents we got at Christmas, we are back into our reading routine and we had great fun in PE creating our own ‘Finding Nemo’ dance.

Most importantly, we are very excited to have a new boy in our class!! Ollie has settled in really well to P2A and we are all delighted to have him as part of our class.



We had a wonderful time at our Christmas party of Friday.

Thank you all very much for all the food that was provided and for all your continued support.

We would like to wish you a very happy holiday!

\Merry and Christmas and Best Wishes for 2016!

Love from Miss McLean and Miss Macarthur.

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Here are our Star Writer’s from the 16th of December. We called it ‘Free Writing’ as the children chose their own plot and characters. Well done to Max, Cameron, Morgan and Hayley for their brilliant stories! We hope you enjoy reading them.

Cameron’s Writing

Hayley’s Writing

Max’s Writing

Morgan’s Writing



Well done to Harvey, Layla and Olivia. They are our Star Writer’s for their Marvellous Recipes for friendship. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Harvey’s Writing

Layla’s Writing

Olivia’s writing



We hope you all enjoyed the Nativity this week. Thank you for all of your support and help with the show.

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3D Shape.

We have been learning about 3D shape and we had great fun using them to build models.

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We have had a busy week practising for our Nativity.  We can’t wait for you to see it! Thank you to everyone who has brought in a costume for our dress rehearsal today.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and Tuesday.

We are very sorry to have said goodbye to Boyd this week. We wish him all the best for his new school. We are sure he will do very well there.  It has been lovely having him as part of the class.





Star of the Week – 4/12/15

Well done to Sophie! She is our star of the week for how much her work improved!

Well done Sophie!






Star of the week – 27/11/15






Well done Ania! She is our star of the week for how much her listening has improved. She has done so well!

Caley Thistle Football Training – November 2015

Over the past few weeks members of Caley Thistle Football Club have been coming to our school to run a football training sessions for each class. In this session we learnt how to control the ball with our feet and different ways we can pass the ball.

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Star Writers: 19/11/15

Well done to Ania, Flora, Freya and Sophie. They are this week’s Star Writers for their wonderful accounts of Remembrance Day.

Freya’s Writing

Ania’s Writing

Sophie’s Writing

Flora’s Writing

Pupil of the Month – November!

Congratulations to Elsie, our Pupil of the month for November.

She always works so hard in class! Well done Elsie!


Star of the Week – 20.11.15

Congratulations to Thomas, our star of the Week.

Thomas was our star of the week, because of his lovely manners!

Well done Thomas!


George’s Marvellous Medicine!

We read the book George’s Mervellous Medicine and we had a lot of fun making our own ‘Marvellous Medicine for Friendship.’

First we added lots of of important ingredients such as love, kindness and humour.

The we added lots of ingredients to add flavour and texture! It certainly smelled interesting!


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Star of the Week

Congratulations to Flora, who is our Star of the Week.

Flora puts lots of effort into her work, which is fantastic!


Here are photos from our visit from Nick Martin



3 thoughts on “2A

  1. Sarah Bilsland

    What a great blog. Lovely to see Oliver’s writing. What a lot of fun activities and learning. Oliver is really enjoying the topic.

  2. Denise Nixon

    How lovely it is to see the blog up and running, thank you ?? It’s wonderful to see the children getting on with school life and their activities. Layla was full of news about the animals and informed me she’d like a pet hedgehog! I think her tortoise is enough to keep her busy!
    We look forward to seeing more from p2a ?

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