We listened to Michael Morpurgo’s second part of Wenlock and Mandeville’s journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012
Today we learned about Wenlock & Mandeville the Olympic Mascots. You can watch the first part of their story by clicking below
We designed our own Olympic Mascots using Kidpix
Today our Parent Council displayed the school’s ‘Little People of the World’ Olympic art project. Each class created a ‘little person’ based on their Olympic country. Hopefully you’ll be able to spot primary two’s hard work amongst the many countries dislayed.
Primary 2 have been following the Olympic Torch journey throughout the United Kingdom. Yesterday as the torch arrived in Edinburgh we gave a presentation on an Olympic topic of our choice. Ms Lewis thought the class deserved a gold medal for their hard work 🙂
Olympic Ceremony on PhotoPeach
We have been finding out about current Olympic Champions. We measured how far they have thrown, jumped and run using trundle wheels.
Olympic Champions on PhotoPeach
As part of our Olympics topic DPS will be having an official Olympics Opening Ceremony on Monday 11th June. Each class will parade their flags, olympic torches and attempt to sing part of their national anthem. It would be fantastic to see some of you dressed in the colours of your country for our ceremony! Here are the countries: Continue reading
On Friday morning during school the children will be attending a Jubilee Picnic. If you could send in a small drink and snack on Friday morning. Weather permitting we will assemble as a whole school at Hallhill and eat our picnic.
Please could your child come to school dressed in red, white and blue.
Primary 2 shared their learning about Minibeasts with both children and parents on Friday.
P2c visited Butterfly World and went pond dipping at Inveresk yesterday. We discovered lots of minibeasts living in the pond and learned about food chains. In the afternoon we went to Butterfly World.
Ms Lewis discovered a new visitor when she arrived at school this morning. One of our butterflies had hatched! We put some grass and flowers into our observation tank with a little sugar and water. After observing them throughout the day we decided to let them out into the school garden at home time. The butterflies look like they were enjoying the sunshine and flowers.
Primary 2 will be visiting butterfly world next week. Please remember to wear a waterproof jacket and sensible shoes. Bring a packed lunch with you and keep your fingers crossed for nice weather!
P2A and P2D are going on Monday 21st May
P2C and P2E and going on Wednesday 23rd May
See you all next week!
Primary 2 have been finding out about the journey of the Olympic Torch this week. Tomorrow it arrives in Lands End, Cornwall. We watched the animatioin below and named any well known landmarks in the United Kingdom
Click here to watch
It has been a busy time in p2c over the last few weeks with many visitors!
Despite the weather we’ve been out in the rain looking for minibeasts with Mr Anderson.
We’ve examined snails, worms, tadpoles and caterpillars in our observation tanks. You can see below how some of our minibeasts are growing.
Well done to everyone in P2D who brought in their information about caterpillars and butterflies! Lots of people have been working very hard and produced some lovely things for the minibeast assembly. Please bring your work in by Friday if you would like the chance to share it with the class.
A reminder of the homework:
As part of our Minibeast topic we are going to be working in Research Groups. Your child has been given the following minibeast to research for Monday 14th May:
• P2C Bees
• P2E Beetles
• P2B Millipedes
• P2A Snails
• P2D Caterpillars & Butterflies
Our information will be presented as part of our minibeast assembly. Your child’s research can comprise of drawing, model, pictures, photos, artefacts, props and hand written fact by your child (no more than one paragraph).
We are looking forward to seeing their findings.
Thank you for your continuing support.
The p2 team