‘So You Want to be a Viking!’

‘So You Want to be a Viking!’ on PhotoPeach


P2/3 and P3a and P3b had a fantastic day at the National Museum learning all about Vikings. They met Sven and Ulrika who taught them all about longships, Viking Warriors, the Viking Runic alphabet and a Viking song! After the show we all enjoyed handling lots of different replica Viking objects. We are all now very excited and ready to learn even more about the Vikings! We once again like to extend our thanks to the parents and carers who were able to accompany us on this trip…we hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did.

Awesome Autumn Foraging and Fairy Houses at Newhailes!

Awesome Autumn at Newhailes with P2/3! on PhotoPeach


P2/3 enjoyed a fantastic morning of foraging for autumn leaves, bark, twigs and any other interesting things that they could find and collect during their time exploring the Newhailes Estate woodlands. Stuart Whittaker, the National Trust Ranger met the class at the entrance to the Estate and led them on a magical Hansel and Gretel themed flour trail through the woods where they saw a sycamore tree with a nest of hibernating snails!
Then they all got the chance to work with a partner to design and build an elf or fairy house using their own foraged natural things. As you can see from our photographs our finished creations are
FANTASTIQUE!
After enjoying a tasty snack ‘al fresco’ together under the woodland canopy we all worked cooperatively to create a giant Mayfly using more autumn leaves and foraged natural items. We found two pieces of charred wood which had become charcoal for the eyes. Did you know that the Mayfly was often mistaken for a fairy in Victorian times?
P2/3 cannot wait to visit Newhailes again… it was AWESOME! Our many thanks go to our parents and carers who accompanied us today and to Stuart Whittaker for a really fun and engaging workshop.

Shape, Position and Movement with P2/3 and P5!

Having Fun with our P5 and P2/3 Maths Buddies! on PhotoPeach


P2/3 had a super morning learning more about shape, position and movement with their P5 maths buddies. They played three different games which helped teach them more about positional vocabulary and different ways to move. We are all looking forward to our next maths session after the holidays!

Groovy Gymnastics in P2/3!

Groovy Gymnastics in P2/3! on PhotoPeach


P2/3 had a fantastic time exploring how they can balance, slide, swing, climb and roll with Mrs Clapperton, our P.E. Specialist Teacher. All of the children were given the opportunity to work cooperatively with each other to create balance sequences on the floor mats, balance on the bench and jump and spin or do head stand rolls from the vault while others climbed up the high bars and swung on the ropes.
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Enjoying Musselburgh Library with P2/3!

Enjoying Musselburgh Library with P2/3! on PhotoPeach


P2/3 had a super time visiting Musselburgh Library last week. Caroline, one of the librarians, read to the children before giving them time to explore all the different story books, audio books and information books on offer. Everyone loved reading to each other and using the computer to scan and borrow their own books to take home and share with their family and friends. We are all very excited about our next visit.

Groovy Gymnastics in P2/3!

Groovy Gymnastics with P2/3! on PhotoPeach


P2/3 had a fantastic time in gym balancing, jumping and rolling. They explored how their bodies could move and worked with partners to create some amazing balance shapes on the floor mats. Everyone loved jumping from the vault box and making shapes high in the air before they landed safely on the padded mat. We are all very excited about next week’s gymnastic lesson!

P2/3 Learn Tux Typing Skills!

Tux Typing Skills with P2/3 on PhotoPeach


P2/3 used the ‘Tux Typing’ software to help develop not only their keyboard and typing skills but also their knowledge of the alphabet when they visited the school computer suite for the first time this session. Everyone had great fun learning to navigate the computer keyboard and find the correct letter to type in before the timer ran out. Next week we are all looking forward to attempting the next level which means typing in words rather than just letters for even more of a challenge!

P2/3 Reading Buddies!

P2/3 Reading Buddies on PhotoPeach


P2/3 had great fun on Friday morning sharing their favourite books and the holiday postcards that they wrote by themselves with their P5 reading buddies. They also enjoyed exploring lots of different non fiction rainforest topic books together. Next week we are all looking forward to another fun paired reading session in the school library where P5 have been helping P2/3 to browse, read and then borrow books by themselves.

P2/3 Enjoying Fun and Fitness in Gym!

P2/3 Enjoying Fun and Fitness in Gym! on PhotoPeach


P2/3 had great fun in gym today with Mrs Clapperton, our P.E. Specialist teacher. Everyone worked cooperatively with each other to play games that required super communication, think, pair, share and team work.The ‘Bean Bag Target Challenge’ was especially exciting and everyone demonstrated excellent sportsmanship when they shook hands and congratulated and thanked each other for a great game.