Here are our Star Writers with their fantastic posters.Well done Ayla, Erin, Lily and Lilly.
Last Day Lunches.
Please complete and return the slip if your child needs a lunch on the last day of school. A form went home today to let you know the arrangements for that day.
End of Term Service
The service will take place on Thursday 29th June and we are looking for parent helpers to accompany the pupils to the CCC. Please return the slip that went home with your child today if you can help.
Friday 23rd June
Just a reminder to come in your PJs and bring some pennies if you want to take part in the charity fundraising activities.
It was lovely to see you at the open morning. Here is a reminder.
Just a reminder that there is an open afternoon on 2nd June from 11.00 to 11.45 am. The children are looking forward to showing you what they have been learning in their topic.
Shoe Box Gardens
The gardens are due in on 1st June and we are looking forwards to seeing them. Remember you can use any materials and any box if you don’t have a shoe box. You can have a veg plot, flower beds, trees, greenhouses, patios, barbecues, seating areas, play equipment and any thing else you would like in your garden.
Floral Hall School Trip
What a brilliant time we had on our school trip to the Floral hall. The weather was lovely and the children were fantastic. We were so proud of them.Our day started with a cool walk down to the Floral hall and a rest for snack.
After the children used a map of the Floral Hall and their knowledge of co-ordinates to follow a route and complete the activities.One group fed the fish too!
As a surprise we had lunch at Whin Park.
Then a little rest in the shade before the walk back to school with lots of ideas for their shoe box gardens!
Floral Hall Visit-26th May
Just a reminder that we are walking to the Floral Hall on Friday 26th May . Pupils should bring a packed lunch with them as we will be out all day. The forecast is good so remember to take a sun hat, water and put plenty of sun cream on!
Our class is helping to plant some vegetables and seeds in our school polytunnel. Here are some photos of them busy at work.
Well done to Lewis, Lily, Tyla and Ryan for the great work on their science investigation report.
Friday 19th May
Well done Ross! You are Star Pupil of the Month
The P3s had written some sense poems to read to us and we had to guess what they were describing. We met outside to enjoy the lovely weather.
Learning about Herbs-18/05/17
The children enjoyed our visitor this morning. Joy from Asda came bringing lots of wonderful smelling herbs. We then used our senses to describe how they looked, smelled and felt.
The children are really proud of their number work and word building with the new letter cubes we have in the classroom.
Star Writers 12th May
What scary monsters the children described today. Here are our Star Writers, Maria, Erin, Callum, Lilly, Alana and Amy. Well done !
Thursday 11th May
The pupils are enjoying consolidating their learning with the soft start activities. Look at how focused they are!
Erin was a ‘star’ today in Maths.Look at all the prices she made with the coins all by herself!
This terms topic is ‘Wild about Gardens’ and the children enjoyed planting sunflowers seeds and helping in our polytunnel today. We are looking forward to tasting some of the fruits of our labour in the near future.
Just a reminder that it is a holiday on Monday 1st May. Also, the school is closed to pupils on Thursday 4th May due to the elections.
Thank you very much for your donations to Highland Hospice. The children looked lovely in yellow and our classroom had such a bright, sunny feel to it. The children really enjoyed the surprise visit from Booby the Bee and cheering on Mrs Kellacher in her ‘Custard Dunk Challenge’
The children have been revising money in their maths lessons this week. P2 have been practising using coins to pay amount up to 50p and £1 and P3 are working out the coins to give change from 20p by adding on. They will be a great help when you go shopping!
Welcome back to school everyone! I enjoyed hearing all about the lovely things you got up to in your holidays. It’s going to be a busy term again and no doubt will pass in a flash.
Well done Andrew! You are the Star Pupil this month for your brilliant reading.
Our star writers last week were Layla, Lewis, Isla and Erin. What great ideas you had for your stories !
We have been entertained by all the wonderful talks by the children this last two weeks. What a brilliant job they did and such interesting facts. Well done! Here are some of our photos.
We are so proud of Olivia, Sara and Erin. They all won 1st at the school Cheerleading Competition on Thursday at the Aquadome. Well done girls!
On Friday Ania’s mum came in to talk to us about Poland. She told us all about some of the things she used to do as a child in Poland and taught us some Polish words and a song in Polish. We really enjoyed the Polish sweeties she brought in for us as a little treat too.
Red Nose Day
Here we all are dressed in red.
Our Star Writers last week were Olivia, Sara, Ryan and Callum. You wrote wonderful fact files on polar bears.
This week we have had some fascinating talks about ‘Amazing Animals’. Layla brought her pet tortoise in to show us and Amy brought in an alligators head.
Last week we had ‘Out of the Box’ performing a bible story with puppets. The children loved it, especially when the baddies tried to climb up on the children to see over the crowds head.
How lovely it was to have the children’s families visiting our classroom. The children were brilliant at sharing their learning about internet safety and really enjoyed having you with us.
Have a look at our photos.
On Wednesday we had a visitor explaining about energy efficiency and renewable. The children enjoyed the solar experiments.
Jut a reminder that you are invited to P2/3 on Thursday 16th at 1.30pm. The children are excited to be sharing all that they have learned about using the internet safely.
Also , a reminder that the children’s class talks are starting on Tuesday 21st March. I have spoken to the children about this and explained that we do not expect them to memorise their talks. We are quite happy for them to read from a prepared sheet.
Star Pupil Award-3rd March 2017
Our star Pupil this month is Olivia for being so helpful to everyone in the class.Well done Olivia.
World Book Day
The children had a fantastic afternoon moving around the classes and having lots of different stories read to them by the different teachers.There were some brilliant costumes and what effort had been put into coming up with original ideas.Here are some photos of the class.
Star Writers 2nd March
This week’s Star Writers are Lilly, Andrew, Kieron and Ayla for their lovely reports on PC Watson’s visit.
Special Visitor-2nd March
On Thursday 2nd of March PC Watson visited our class to talk about his job as a dog handler.The children thoroughly enjoyed his visit and learned all about the senses dogs use to help find people and objects.They were enthralled by Yogi and Whiskey , the two police dogs he brought with him. Have a look at some of the photos taken by the pupils.
Over the last few weeks the children have been learning time. They really enjoy playing time bingo and a time board game to practice what they had learned.
This week the Star Writers are Lilly, Andrew, Thomas and Ania for their stories about My Loose Tooth.
Just a reminder that pupils return to school on Thursday 23rd February. I am looking forward to hearing all about what you get up to in the holiday. I hope you all have a lovely time.
Last week’s Star Writers were Callum, Maria, Ryan and Lewis. You used great openers and joining words!
I was really proud of the class at assembly today. Their little faces were beaming and they really enjoyed showing all they had learned to the other classes.
Next week P2/3 are ‘showing’ at assembly. I have put a note of what they are saying in their homework bags to practice but there is no need to memorise as they will be able to read off the piece of paper on the day.Some children have chosen not to speak but there is always an opportunity to change their mind right up to the day of the assembly.
The boys were enjoying the construction activities this week. What a great marble run Thomas and Ross designed together. Ayla made a gorilla to climb up Lewis’s tower. He had to come up with some good ideas to stop the tower falling over! While I thought Alex’s tower was going to reach up to the sky! Isla was working hard carefully writing capital letters.
This week we have been learning about food chains and the words herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. We thought about all the food we eat and whether it came from animals or plants. We decided that humans are omnivores.
Our Star Pupil this month is Erin Anderson for always doing her best in tasks. Well done Erin! Congratulations to Thomas and Olivia for moving up a swimming group too.
Lewis has been a really hard worker this week and wrote these during his choosing time. Well done Lewis.
On Monday you will find a letter in pupil’s homework jotter about preparing a class talk. Please support your child to find interesting information about a chosen animal and bring any props they want to show the other children. We have been reading books about the different groups, foods they eat, senses, adaptations and habitats. We will hear the talks near the end of March as noted on your child’s letter. Many thanks.
This term we are practising kicking a ball with the correct technique and improving our aim. First we had a warm up then we practised our skills.
The P2s enjoy their phonics lessons. Here are some of the words they suggested for words beginning pl.
The Star writers are Ayla, Sara, Alanna and Thomas. Well done for some lovely stories about getting stuck up a tree.
Chinese New Year
The children really enjoyed moving around the classes and completing activities to learn about Chinese New Year. First they listened to the story of how the years got their animal names. Then they learned to say Happy New Year in Chinese. After they made some red envelopes for luck and some dragons. Finally the P3s created and performed a Chinese dragon dance for us to watch. It was great!
Just a reminder that a form to notify us of your preferred day for a parent interview was sent home with your child last Monday. Please spread the word as an uncompleted form was found on the classroom floor on Friday and one parent might be unaware that parent interviews are being held soon. If you are missing a letter you can pick up a duplicate from the school reception.
Our star writers last week were Alex, Maria, Ania, Freya, Kieron and Ross and this week’s star writers are Olly, Amy,Andrew and Tyla.
Welcome back to P2/3. We have a busy term ahead and hope you are all well rested from the holidays. Here is this term’s learning overview.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope you all have a lovely holiday. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year when school resumes on 9th January 2017.
Our Star Pupil for December is Maria Hamilton for excellent listening and working to the best of he abilities.
The children were disappointed when Nessie disappeared from our classroom so you can imagine their faces when postcards started to arrive from Nessie. She went on holiday to London and had tea with the Queen then ended up in Bath where she had a swim in the Roman Baths. Sadly, she has decided to go home to Loch Ness but perhaps she might drop in to the classroom for another visit.
We have some extra shirts brought in for the Nativity which no one has claimed. If you recognize any in the photo as belonging to you then please drop in and collect them from the class.
This morning we had some fun making jigsaws and we all played a part in making them. We all took turns and got on well together.
Yesterday our P3s had their Christmas party and they all looked very pretty for the occasion.
Layla said, “I enjoyed Pass The Parcel.”
Lilly said ” I liked the music and dancing with my friends from the other class.”
Olivia said “I liked all the music and winning Pass The Parcel.”
“My favourite part was when we were dancing for best dancer,” said Ania.
Today we managed to finnish our Christmas Cards and we are looking forward to bringing them home for our Mums and Dads.
19th December – P2 Christmas Party
We all had great fun at our party yesterday playing lots of games, doing lots of dancing and eating lots of yummy food. A great time was had by all.
We had our party hats on and enjoyed a Christmas meal in our lovely newly refurbished canteen.
We hopes the P2’s families enjoyed the Nativity. The whole school viewing was on Tuesday and we thought they were brilliant! Unfortunately it was a little dark for taking photos so we only have a few of the Nativity but here are some of the pupils in the classroom getting ready.
Just a reminder that all P2 pupils should bring one of Dad’s shirts, a tea towel and a tie or hairband (to hold tea towel) by Monday for a costume Everyone is going to be a villager. If you have a speaking part you may already have a different costume.
Also, we need two volunteers to supervise the children on Friday 16th, walking to the Culduthel Christian Centre for our end of term service. We leave the school at 12.45 and will return about 2.30.
It was lovely to see you all this morning. The children were so excited and loved showing you their hard work and explaining all about children’s rights. Here are some pictures of our time together. I think you would agree that the children really enjoyed having you visit our classroom.
ASSEMBLY 2nd December
There was a special visitor at assembly this week. Everyone was so excited to see Pudsey.
Just a reminder that open morning is on Wednesday 7th December and the children enjoyed preparing invitations for their families.
The boys and girls were really excited to receive their book bags this week. I hope you enjoy reading the stories and playing the games together.
To celebrate book week we have been reading stories all week and acted out a fairy tale. Have a look at how well the children did.
Dancing has been our focus for P.E. on a Friday and this week the children enjoyed learning The Grand Ole Duke of York . In maths they have been busy learning to weight different objects using balance pans and scales.
They enjoy practising their adding by rolling two dice and adding together.
This morning we had a visitor who taught us some songs and verses. We had to concentrate hard to keep in time. We enjoyed the lesson.
Show and Tell
The pupils are keen to bring something to show the other boys and girls, so we are having a ‘Show and Tell’ time on Thursday 24th November.
This weeks Star Writers are Mhairi, Olivia, Savannah and Maria. They wrote wonderful reports on our science experiment to find out what happens when water is heated up and cooled down.Our Star Pupil award goes to Layla for wonderful listening and great ideas.
Children in Need
We had a great day raising money for Children in Need. Have a look at our spotty outfits and painted faces and nails. The bake sale was yummy too.
Look at how hard the children are working on their reading and writing tasks.
Ready to go for lunch in our temporary lunch hall.
We have had a very busy day in P2/3. We all enjoyed some story time. In the afternoon we looked at Andy Warhol paintings and tried to copy his style.
We were very busy but we managed to have a short time to play.
Today at gym we were learnng how to do yoga. It was good fun as we had to learn how to breathe properly when we were doing our exercises.
Today the children enjoyed looking for words beginning with ‘s’ and finding a word for every letter of the alphabet. Look at the fantastic work they did.
As we are on a trip tomorrow, we had Golden Time today and the children enjoyed using their imagination in their activities. Its lovely to see how considerate they are towards each other; sharing the resources and taking turns.
This morning the school had a visit from Hop Scotch Theatre Company. P2/3 thoroughly enjoyed their performance of Aladdin and this is some of the quotes the children gave:-
Lily said,”I thought it was outstanding and I liked the bit when Aladdin got stuck in the cave.”
Ania said, “I was shocked when Aladdin married Jasmine, they kissed.”
“I liked the pantomime because it was funny especially the bit when Aladdin spun her Mum around and let her go and she fell,” said Sarah.
Ross said, “I liked the evil man because he had an evil laugh.”
“It was funny when Aladdin through the giants pants in his Mums face,” said Layla.
The evil man trying to trap Aladin.
A good time had by all.
WINTER IS COMING………
As we are coming into the cold, wet, Winter months please can you insure that your children are dressed suitably with warm, waterproof jackets and boots. Please make sure their names are marked on them as many of the jackets are the same! Inside shoes would also be an advantage. We would also like to encourage the children to bring in a puzzle or colouring book that they could use to amuse themselves with if we require to have wet weather intervals,
P2/3 have been measuring and using capital letters to write names.They are enjoying our topic and have been learning where rain and snow comes from.When Mrs Sutherland said they were going to make rain, they wished they had brought their umbrellas.Just like real scientists, they did an experiment to find our what happens to water when it is warmed up and cooled down.
Our Star Writers are Ross, Ryan, Alana and Tyla with their Bonfire Night poems.
Wednesday 2nd November
P2/3 were busy today. We were discovering more about our reading books.
In the afternoon, we started our beautiful winter scenes. Don’t they look amazing?
This term the pupils are learning about measurement in maths.They had a fantastic time measuring in the classroom today.
World Smile Day
The children had lovely smiles today for World Smile Day.
We hope you have a lovely holiday and we will see you all on Monday 24th October.
Star Pupil and Star Writers
This month our Star Pupil is Freya because she is always polite and is hard working.
Our Star writers are Maria, Savannah, Ollie and Freya. Well done!
Remember it is dress down day on Friday. You can come to school wearing what you want. Though remember no football strips !
The children have been working hard. Carol came to visit us today and the children listened well as she told us about the work of the SSPCA.
Here are some photos of the children’s families visiting our classroom and looking at all their brilliant work.
Today Primary 2/3 shared a class assembly about their topic.
On Friday afternoon we took advantage of the good weather and put up our class tepee. The children worked well together and had great fun working out how to put it up.We are looking forward to using it as an outdoor classroom for whole class and group work.
Star Writers 16th Sept
This week we were using our imagination to write about where a flying carpet would take us. Sara, Callum, Ayla and Erin were our star writers this week.
Star Pupil Award
Star Writers 9th September
What super stories Layla, Maria, Olivia and Lewis wrote this week about being at the beach.
The children have been enjoying having Nessie in class and always look forward to seeing her in the morning. Today, she was a bit naughty and was stuck on top of the display lines. Then the children noticed she had eaten Mrs Sutherland’s apple. Have a look at our photos.
This term we will be looking at the different types of farming in Scotland and contrasting it to farming across the world. We will be focusing on the farmers working day and the different conditions and way of life.
Here are the routines and learning we will be following this term.
Welcome to P2 /3 everyone.
We hope you had a super summer break and are ready for a busy term ahead. The class is settling in well and getting use to new routines and learning activities. Mrs Fraser will be teaching the class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Sutherland will be teaching on Thursday and Friday.
Pupils should keep their P.E. kits in the school all week with a pair of gym shoes ready for P.E. which will usually be on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Homework will be set weekly on a Monday to be returned on a Thursday. The jotter should be signed by parents. Instructions for the tasks will be in the homework jotter and explained to pupils in the class.
Should you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school via the office.
We look forward to meeting you all during this session. Remember to check the school blog for school events and information.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Fraser and Mrs Sutherland