Category Archives: Primary 2/3

P2/3 Down on the Farm

On Monday P2/3 went to Castlemains Farm as part of our local landscape topic to find out about what the land is used for on a farm in East Lothian. We found out that Castlemains is an arable farm and it grows lots of different kinds of crops – wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and peas among others. We learned to identify these crops and what they might be used for. We also visited the pig and 6 sheep that live on the farm and were able to feel a fleece that had just been cut from one of the sheep last week. It felt very oily! We had a great morning and learned a lot about the crops. When we got back to school we were very excited to find that our own peas now have pods on them – just like those we had seen at the farm.
Thank you to Craig and Karen at the farm and to Rachel’s dad and Lewis’ mum who came along to help.

What p2/3 have been doing this week

This week P2/3 went to see the African drumming people. They spoke different languages. Then we watched the
concert, it was very fun to listen to. Also we were doing lots of art about what we saw at the top of North Berwick Law. I found this task very fun and entertaining. For the artwork we were mixing up different shades of blue and green. we were also using water colours to get the shade that we needed. When we had finished doing the picture about the view from the top of the Law, We started drawing the picture of the whale bone. We used the water colours to get the little details.

By Etienne

P2/3 Magnetism and Electricity Games

P2/3 have been designing, making and evaluating games that use electricity or magnetism and today we played each others games to see how successful we had been. Every group had a different idea for their game and worked well in teams to design and build them. After finishing instructions for the games this morning, we were ready to be evaluators.
Mrs Mackay was very impressed with how well the class undertook this task. All the groups made very fair and useful comments on each others games, giving helpful feedback for how they could do better next time. There was great teamwork on show and everyone enjoyed the afternoon.