Village Walk

Primary 2 had a very enjoyable and interesting walk around Gifford this afternoon as part of our My Community topic. We learned that the lime trees on The Avenue are more than 300 years old and are protected and that the area around the swings in the park used to be the village curling pond. We also found out about all the activities that are held for the Community in the Village Hall. We saw the old school and found out that a VERY long time ago(1830s) there used to be FIVE schools, ten carpenters, eight blacksmiths, four masons, four bakers, two millers, one watchmaker, one saddler and six pubs in the village!!





My Community


As part of our My Community topic, where we are learning what it means to be part of a group, we made a community tree in the classroom, showing all of our families and the school community. Next week, we are going to add to it after we go on our walk around the village on 18th March. Doesn’t it look splendid?!

Making sandwiches

Making sandwiches on PhotoPeach

As part of our Scottish Food and Farming topic, we planted some cress seeds in a big pot of soil in the classroom, watered them every day and made sure the pot was sitting in the light. Today, we made cress, tomato and cucumber sandwiches with a choice of white or wholemeal bread. They were yummy!! We then washed our plates and Harry and Rory dried them for us – thank you boys! We will be moving on to our new topic next week, My Community, but will do a little more work on planting when the weather warms up a bit.

Primary 2’s visit to The Hirsel Farm

Primary 2 had a fantastic day at the Hirsel Farm in Coldstream which was organised as part of our topic on Scottish Food and Farming. We made delicious vegetable soup and oatcakes and learned all about root vegetables and cereals. We had a walk round part of the estate and some of us (including Alasdair!) met Alasdair, the Highland cow! Thank you to Mandy, Kenny, Clare, Sonia and Kathleen who looked after us. I am sure the children will sleep well tonight!

Primary 2’s visit to The Hirsel Farm on PhotoPeach

Inika’s Cake Shop

Thank you to Inika and her mum, Laura, who baked some delicious cakes and biscuits which we sold on Friday in aid of Sports Relief. We made a total of £32.50 which is absolutely fantastic! Well done Inika and Laura.

Welcome back

Hello and welcome back after the Christmas holidays. Here is a rough guide of what we will be doing in class this term:

IDL (Interdisciplinary ) topic – Scottish Food and Farming(mini topic) to start off the new term, including a visit to The Hirsel farm in Coldstream on Thursday 30th January, followed by My Community/Homes.
Numeracy – Subtraction, moving on to Division through sharing.
Maths – Time
Dance – together with the Primary 1s, we will be staging ‘Strictly Come Dancing’!
Health and Wellbeing – Food and the Consumer, Relationships
PE – with Miss McNicoll
Writing – a mixture of functional, personal, imaginative and poetry, some of which related to IDL topics.
Grammar – continuing focus on sentences and joining words.
Spelling – now that we have learned all our Sounds, we will be starting the Spelling programme.