Category Archives: P2B Blog 2019-2020

Lochardil LockDown Bee Happy Stone Display!

One of our extremely talented Lochardil Primary Parents has been very busy creating this beautiful “Lochardil Lockdown – Don’t Worry Bee Happy” outdoor display right outside the school gates!

Some children have already been very busy painting stones at home, and what a fantastic job they have made. It is lovely to see such bright and colourful creations making us all smile during lockdown.

We think the stones are looking a bit lonely and thats where you guys come in – our fabulous Lochardil Primary Pupils and Families! We want you to add to our lovely display by getting your hands on some stones and taking the time to paint or colour them in whatever way you choose – and when you are out on your daily walk make sure to add your stone to our collection.

Let’s see how many amazing colourful stones we can get displayed in front of our school gate to make sure that we keep each other smiling during Lockdown.

Have a lovely long weekend!


What a busy week we had last week! All the children have been practising their times tables before we move on to division. Some of the boys and girls have been using even bigger numbers than we have been learning!

We also visited the book fair and some of us got a new book. Here is Luke with his Lego book.

On Friday, PC Grant visited us to tell us about his job as a police officer. He spoke to us about road safety and we even got to sit in the back of the police van!

Also a quick reminder that our community walk is happening tomorrow (10/03). At the moment the forecast is looking good but please ensure your child comes to school with suitable footwear and a waterproof jacket due to the unpredictable Scottish weather!

Miss Cockburn 🙂

P2B Stop Motion

This afternoon in P2B we had lots of fun using stop motion. We had to make a story board to plan what our video would be about, before using the tablets to make our videos. Everyone took it in turns being a photographer and moving the props around. We had lots of fun and will definitely be making more videos in the future!


As the children are off school until Thursday the 20th, there will be no homework next week. If you do wish to, please practise the 2, 5 and 10 times table with your child. There will also be no new reading book for Finding Nemo or Monsters Inc. next week.

I hop you have a lovely long weekend!

P2B Updates

In numeracy this week we have moved on to learning our 5 times table. All the children are trying very hard with their times tables and they are enjoying learning them. ‘Hit the Button’ is a great game to help practise them at home.

In literacy, our sound this week is ‘bl’. We are also having a big focus on letter formation in the class and spelling our common words. Continue to practise these at home also.

Our topic is well under way and over the past 2 weeks we have been learning all about different types of houses and maps. We created a giant map of the school in our classroom too!

Finally, a huge well done to Indi, Phoebe and their team who won these amazing trophies at a competition last weekend!


Parent’s evening slips were handed out yesterday confirming the date and time of your appointment. Hopefully you all got the slip, but if not, please double check your child’s bag. Anyone who can not find their slip, feel free to get in touch to confirm.

Our focus sound for spelling this week is ‘ph’.

In Maths, we are continuing to learn multiplication with a focus on the 2 times table before moving on to the 10 times table in the coming week.

We have also been learning all about Chinese New Year, why it is celebrated and how it is celebrated. We are making some brilliant dragon art – pictures to follow later this week!


What a busy first week and a half we have had this term! We are all working hard and learning lots of new things!

Our sound of the week is ‘oa’, and this week in maths we have been learning all about times tables. We started off learning about ‘sets’ and are now on to learning our 2 times table. If you have time at home, it would be great to practice this with your child up to ’12 x 2′.

We have had a bit of a mix up with polo shirts recently. We have had a good look in class so please do check all of your polo shirts at home to make sure you have your own, as we have had one go missing.

Thanks, Miss Cockburn


As this is our last week of term (can you believe it?!) there will be no homework issued. I am also collecting in all reading books as due to Christmas parties, CCC service etc. today was our last reading session of the term. If you have any school reading books at home, please ensure these are returned by Friday 20th.

A reminder that the P2 Christmas party will take place this Wednesday from 9.30am – 12noon. If you have any party food still to bring in, please do try to bring this in by tomorrow (17/12), or Wednesday AM at the latest. Pupils can wear their party clothes to school on this day and bring a school uniform to change into before lunch.

Finally, we will be walking to the CCC on Thursday for our Christmas service. As mentioned on the note sent home, there will be no canteen snack available on this day. If your child normally buys a snack from the canteen, please make sure they have something with them on Thursday.

Miss Cockburn 🙂


Thank you so much to everyone who came to see us in our Nativity over the last 2 days – we have all had such a fantastic time! The children have all put so much effort in since the start of term and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them, as I’m sure you are too.

A reminder that tomorrow is school Christmas lunch and pupils can also wear a Christmas jumper to school if they wish. We also have our open afternoon on Friday (13/12) from 2-2.45pm. We are looking forward to seeing lots of faces in to join us for this as well.

Finally, another big thank you for all of your continued support so far this year!

Miss Cockburn

P1 and P2 Nativity

After 5 weeks of hard work, the big day is nearly here. We are all very excited to perform our Nativity to all the parents, carers and grandparents coming to one of next weeks’ shows. As our morning performances are starting at 9.30am on both Monday and Tuesday, we will be taking P1 and P2 classes in at the first bell on both of these days. This bell rings at 8.50am so it would be greatly appreciated if your child could be in their line at this time in order for us to get ready.

A reminder that doors will open 10 minutes before each performance starts, and you must have your allocated tickets with you to gain entry.

We look forward to seeing lots of friends and family at one of the performances next week, and we hope you are as excited as we are!

P1 and P2 teachers.

P2B Updates

It has been a very busy few weeks in P2B with lots of exciting things going on. We have been learning how to tell the time in maths using o’clock and half past, as well as practising our letter formation for the first half of the alphabet (a-m).

We had our final nativity rehearsal today before the big event next week – all of the children have been working very hard and are very excited for family members to come and see our performances!

Our 3rd and final tennis session is tomorrow (05/12), so please ensure a PE kit is taken into school for this.

Once again, a big thank you to everybody who has provided costumes, party food and everything else at such a busy time of year – it is really appreciated!

Miss Cockburn

Nativity Updates

A big thank you to all who have provided costumes for the Nativity. We are still waiting on a few so if these could be taken in ASAP that would be great. This only applies to those who received a letter home regarding costumes as we have these in school for some roles.

As we are beginning to organise and distribute tickets, we would be grateful if all ticket slips could be returned by tomorrow at the latest (29/11). As tickets are on a first come, first served basis with a draw for any spares, it is unlikely we will be able to provide tickets for late returns. Please also check your child’s bag in case any slips have been left in the bottom rather than being handed in.

Thank you, P1 and P2 teachers.

Children in Need 2019

A massive than you to everyone who donated money, items and their precious time to help our fundraising efforts for Children in Need. We raised a fabulous £786.58! Mrs Prentice and Miss MacArthur would also like to thank the P5 pupils and P7 volunteers for all their hard work organising and running all the fundraising activities. Well done everyone!

UNCRC Birthday Celebrations!

To celebrate the 30th birthday of the United Nations Rights of the Child, please enjoy a special day at school on Wednesday 20 November.

Come to school in your party clothes if you want to dress up!

Play some fun party games

Enjoy a special Celebration assembly with UNIKIDS.

Let’s have some fun as we remember all the UNCRC articles that we enjoy.

P2B Updates

We are now settled into a busy second term here in P2B with lots of exciting things happening over the next few weeks. We have started practising our songs for this year’s Nativity along with P2A and all of P1. Children with speaking parts will also receive their lines home this week so please keep an eye out for these should your child be in this position.

We are very lucky this term as we will be receiving tennis coaching every Friday for the next 4 weeks. Please ensure full PE kit is taken in each Friday for this. For the remainder of term, we will no longer have PE on a Wednesday.

Finally, a reminder of our trip to Vue Cinema which is taking place this Thursday (14/11). Could all children please bring a snack and drink with them on this day for the film (no fizzy juice). Please also ensure that full school uniform and suitable shoes are worn.

Miss Cockburn

Children in Need 2019

Children in Need is on Friday and P5a and P5b have organised lots of fun activities and games to raise money for this fabulous cause. There will also be a ‘Dress Down Day’ on Friday for a donation of £1. There will also be a bake stall and raffle. Any donations of baking (no items containing nuts please) or items for our raffle would be gratefully received. Please send in any items of baking, or prizes, into school by Friday. Thank you very much!

From P5a and P5b

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Blythswood Shoebox Appeal! We have collected a fantastic 52 boxes this year. These gifts are really treasured by those who receive them.

From Primary 5a

Blythswood Shoeboxes

A massive thank you to everyone who has donated to the Blythswood Shoebox appeal so far. Please can we have all donations into school by Friday. Thank you very much!

From P5a and Miss MacArthur

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

P5a are organising a collection for this year’s Blythswood appeal. We would be very grateful if we could have all shoeboxes handed into school by the 08.11.19.

Leaflets about the shoebox appeal, including a checklist of items, were sent home this week. Please let us know if you need any more information or anymore leaflets.

Thank you so much for your support!

From P5a and Miss MacArthur

P2B Blog

Hello, and welcome back to another term in Primary 2! A couple of things to note this week – our class will be going to the book fair on Thursday morning, where children will have the opportunity to browse or purchase a variety of books and stationery items. Please also keep an eye out towards the end of the week for a letter regarding an upcoming school trip.

As always should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office and I will be happy to organise a suitable appointment. Our learning overview for this term will follow later in the week.

Miss Cockburn

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

This is an advance notice that we will be supporting this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in the past. Last year we collected 55 shoeboxes and we would love to make this an extra special Christmas for those in need again this year.

This year Blysthswood will be collecting our filled Shoeboxes on Friday November the 8th. We would be very grateful if all donations could be handed into school by then. A checklist of suitable Christmas gifts to include in your shoebox will be going home on the first week of term.

Please help us to spread love and hope this Christmas.

Thank you!


Thank you to everyone who took the time to come along to our open morning today – it was great to see so many faces in our classroom. All of the children really enjoyed having family members in to see them, and all of the work they have done so far this year.

This week, pupils will not have any spelling homework, but please do continue to read with your child every night if possible. There is no expectation that pupils should read their whole book every night, instead, choose a section of the book or focus on tricky words (try to vary the part of the book you read each night). Maths homework is a revision of everything we have done so far in P2, and as always, please ensure this is completed by Thursday.

Miss Cockburn

P2B Information

Miss Cockburn will be off tomorrow (04/10) and Monday, and Mrs Paterson will be in on these days instead. Miss Cockburn will then be in next week from Tuesday to Friday.

In P2B, we are also going to be collecting milk bottle tops to use with a variety of activities in our class, therefore, if anybody has any spare lids we would appreciate these in any colour.

Show and Tell is being done in groups from now on as so many children are keen to bring things in for this. Tomorrow, it is the turn of Group 2. This is the second half of the register, which is surnames from Mi to W.


P2B Bridge Building

Today in P2B we have been looking at bridges as part of our topic. We spoke about different kinds of bridges, and what these may be made from, before building our own. Each group had a different material. Once these were finished, we discussed why some blocks worked better than others and how we can make them better next time. Take a look at some of our creations below!

P2B – Week 4

It has been a very busy week in P2B with lots of new learning. We have been learning how to count in 2s and 10s, as well as making our own food chains as part of our ‘Moray Firth’ topic. Take a look at some of our work in the pictures below! I hope you all have a great long weekend, ready for lots more hard work on Wednesday!

Miss Cockburn


Indoor Shoes

Just a polite reminder to all parents that children should have a pair of indoor shoes, as well as a different pair for outdoor use. Especially with this wet weather, carpets can quickly become damp and covered in grass. Changing our shoes ensures the carpet is kept as clean as possible for us to sit on.

Thanks, Miss Cockburn

P2B Show and Tell

Now that we are into our third week of Primary 2, and we are settled into our class routines, we will be beginning show and tell. If your child wishes to take something small in to talk about, we will take time each Friday for show and tell. Please bear in mind that accidents can happen, so it is suggested that fragile/valuable items are not taken in. Items such as a small toy, photograph etc. are perfect.

Miss Cockburn