P2A

4/5/18

I would like to inform you that I will be out of school on the following dates and the class will be covered by Mrs. Farquhar.

Tuesday, May 8th

Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st*

Friday, June 8th

Monday, June 18th

June 1st* is in the diary as a whole school open morning. However, because I am out of school that date, the open morning for P2A will be 11.00-11.45a.m on Wednesday, June 6th. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please speak to me if you wish to pop in after school another day to have a look around if you can’t make this new date/time.

Thank you once again for all your support,

Mrs. McArthur

2 weeks into term 4 already- I can tell it’s just going to whizz by… 

Please find attached the overview for what we will be learning this term. Thank you.

P2 overview t4

 

The final talks…

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Our class talks have been amazing! The children have (nearly)  all delivered their talks and have received feedback both from their peers and myself. We have all learnt a lot about  various Rainforest animals.

Thank you to  the children for all their hard work and for being so brave talking in front of their classmates; quite a daunting task for some. Well done to you all! Thank you also to the parents who helped with the preparation and research.

More pictures to follow…

 

1/3/18

We all enjoyed World Book Day and had fun taking part in different activities.

27/2/18

Drumfun was amazing!

23/2/18 

Working hard with our partners to find out lots of interesting facts about Rainforest animals.

 

Happy Yellow Day

 

 

 

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…and happy holidays!

 Friday 16th February 2018

Please see information letter below for all parents and carers of pupils in P2A.

Parent info letter P2A

Some chill time in primary 2A

 

A huge well done to Callan, our pupil of the month for February. Callan received his award for lots of super work on numbers to 100 and for  helping others with their number work.

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A belated Happy New Year to you all!! I hope you had a super holiday. The children have certainly come back with bags of enthusiasm and are working hard. Lets hope this continues…!!

Please click on the link below to find our learning overview for this term. Thank you. 

P2 overview t3

Please Be Aware!

We would like to make you aware we now have a number of reported cases of slapped cheek syndrome in P2A. 

Unless you or your child is feeling unwell, there is no need to stay away from school once the rash has developed, as the infection is no longer contagious by this point.

However, please be aware of early symptoms and let us know immediately if your child has the infection, so other children can be spotted quickly and vulnerable people can be made aware that they may need to get medical advice.

Please follow the link for further information and advice –

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/slapped-cheek-syndrome/

Please remind your child to wash their hands regularly and bring in plenty of tissues during this winter period.

Many thanks,

Mrs McArthur

Term 3

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a brilliant holiday! Thank you very much for the lovely gifts. The children have been learning the months of the year in Maths and practising teamwork skills in P.E. Have a look at our photos.

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Nativity

The children are taking part in the Nativity and I have sent home the words for the songs they are to sing. The first show is in about two weeks time so keep practising song 1,2,6 and 7!

 Christmas Lunch

A note has been included in your child’s  Reading Diary about Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 13th December for you to return.

 

Children in Need

Thank you very much for the donations to Children in Need.

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Star Writers

Here are our star writers this week. Well done Alexander, Caitlin, Rebecca and Layla.

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School Trip

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Science Experiment

What fun the children have been having this week. There has been a lot of measuring going on in the classroom. They have been using different kinds of equipment to measure the weather, they have been measuring weight using balances and dipping in water to measure how much water a container holds.Today, they investigated how to make it rain in the classroom. Luckily, we experimented making it rain in a bowl so we didn’t get wet! 

Have a look at out photos.

 

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STAR WRITERS- 10TH Nov 2017

What fantastic bonfire poems the children wrote this week. They used wonderful describing words for the fireworks. Well done to our Star Writers Aimee, Connor, Joshua and Ava.

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School Trips

The children are looking forward to the  two trips we are going on. Next Thursday (16th) is the trip to the cinema. The week after (23rd)is the trip to the science unit to work with microscopes and learn about magnification. We will pick names out of a hat for the lucky parent helpers and Mrs Sutherland will get in touch with you regarding the arrangements.

Weird and Wonderful Weather

We have been learning about the different equipment used to measure our weather. Today we learned about measuring the wind and made a weather vane. Have a look at how hard the children were working.

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Star writers

Well done to our Star Writers, Clara, Hannah, Cullen and Sarah H. What scary characters you described for Hallowe’en!

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Mrs McArthur is back in the building!!!

What a super welcome I received from the boys and girls yesterday. It is so good to be back with them and I am so impressed at how settled they are and how hard they are working. Mrs Sutherland and I will be working closely together over the next 4 weeks, after which I will then be back to teaching the class full time. I will be in school on the following days and if you have any questions/queries/concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch;

Week beg.30/10/17 – Tuesday and Wednesday a.m, Thursday p.m

Week beg. 06/11/17 – Monday-full day, Tuesday and Wednesday a.m, Thursday p.m

Week beg. 13/11/17 – Monday, Tuesday- full days, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday a.m

Week beg. 20/11/17 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – full days, Friday a.m

There will be other days over the session when I will be out of class but hopefully these will be covered by Mrs Sutherland and you will be informed of these in advance.

Thankyou, Mrs McArthur

Mrs MacArthur

The children were very excited when I told them that Mrs MacArthur is beginning her phased return to work this week. She will be in class Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning this week. My apologies for not managing to get a letter with this information to you today. 

Art

We have started some Hallowe’en activities  today. The children were making floating ghosts and witches from bin bags and learning to persevere and use trial and error strategies with their models. The photos show how hard they work in class!

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Star Writers

Our Star Writers are Iain, Callan, Sarah and Archie. They used wonderful describing words in their ‘Seasons’ Poem.

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Learning Overview

Here is this term’s Learning Overview.

Term 2 overview

Welcome Back

I hope you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the great weather. It’s been a busy first week and the children are working hard.

The children are  very excited about the Hallowe’en party tomorrow. Just a reminder the entry is £3 and another £1 for stalls and games. It starts at 6.15 for P2.

Our topic this term is Weather and we are going to be making weather measuring instrument.We will need lots of  plastic bottles of any size so I would be grateful if your child could bring any used ones you are finished with in to school.

 

Star of the Month

Well done to Lily for being our Star of the Month. She received it for being  so kind and helpful to her classmates.

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 FUNDRAISING

Well done to everyone who helped raise fund for Drummond School.You all looked very odd today!

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Open Morning

How lovely it was to meet you all. The children loved having you in class and it was wonderful to see them showing you all the hard work they have been doing.Here is a selection of the photos taken.

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Well Done

Congratulations to Layla for achieving Yellow Belt in Kempo and to Cameron for receiving a medal at his Rugby Tournamant.

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Star Spellers

Well done to Hannah, Cullen, Lily and Rebecca for spelling all their Bronze words correctly.

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Open Morning

Just a reminder that our Open Morning is on Tuesday 3rd October at 11.00 am. The children are all very excited that you will be coming into their classroom and I look forward to meeting you all.

Star Writers

Our Star Writers are Ollie, Lewis, Connor and Cameron. Well Done!

28th September

What caring children we have in our class! Last week some of the girls collected the dropped litter in their lunch break. So as part of out topic ‘Our Caring Community’ we talked about littering and what we could do to look after our school. We decided to go out and do a litter pick to help keep our school tidy. Look at all the litter we collected,

It’s been a busy week. At the beginning of the week we watched a play by Hopscotch and  the Oral Hygienist visited us and talked to us about looking after our teeth.

Visitor

Today Mrs Bee came to visit us with her baby Euan. He was so cute and such fun. He enjoyed it as much as the children. We learned all sorts of things about caring for a baby and had some really interesting questions to ask. Alexander played peek-a-boo.

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Star writers

Here are our star writers. Caitlin, Lily, Sarah and Layla all wrote beautifully.

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The Clean Hands Box

All the children were surprised at the germs on their hands.

Ava had the cleanest hands of us all. Well done Ava!

Exciting Experiments

The children enjoyed carrying out an experiment on germs today. First, they contaminated a slice of bread with  germs from their hands. Then, Iain and Ollie sealed it in a plastic bag.

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Next, Layla and Cullen checked their hands were clean in a special light box. Look at all the germs on their hands!

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They washed their hands and put another slice of bread into a poly bag.

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The children will check the bread each day to see what the germs  do to the bread.

P.E.

The children have  been developing their throwing and catching skills in P.E. We dodged the rainfalls to practice  different kinds of throwing.

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Pupil of the Month

Well done to Lewis for receiving Pupil of the Month award. He is such a brilliant listener and follows our Class Charter well.

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Star Writer 8th September

This week our Star Writers are Archie, Joshua, Alexander and Rebecca.Well done!

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Illnesses

Just a wee note that there are a few bugs on the go. We are encouraging the pupils to wash their hands as always, but if your child has suffered nausea then remember to keep them at home until 48 hours after, to help prevent the spread of those pesky germs. Many thanks.

Star Writers 31 August

Our Star Writers are Fraser, Lily, Sarah and Layla. Have a look at their brilliant stories.

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Art

The children were looking at the different kinds of lines used to draw fruit for art and here are some of their wonderful creations. They are not quite finished yet as next week they are going to put detail into their paintings with black pen.

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Star Writers

This week Aimee, Ava, Clara and Ava were our Star Writers for their fabulous stories about what they did at the beach. Well done!

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Friday 25th August

After all their hard work this week the children enjoyed some play time together.

 

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Class Charter

We thought about children’s rights and what  we can do to help each other enjoy our rights. This is what we all agreed for our class.

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Learning Overview Term 1

Term 1 overview

 

 

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Tuesday 15th August 2017

I hope you all had a lovely holiday. The children were brilliant and enjoyed their first day back. Our timetable and routines will be provided shortly but it would be helpful if the children could keep a pair of shorts, change of T-shirt and gym shoes at school for P.E.

Many thanks,

Mrs Sutherland

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