Category Archives: P1/2

Saying goodbye to our butterflies

[nggallery id=68]We have had great success with our butterflies. 9 out of the 10 cocoons hatched to release beautiful painted lady butterflies. We have been looking after them in class and observing them as they begin the use their wings to flutter around their habitat. It was such a beautiful sunny day yesterday we decided to release them outside. Some children were lucky enough to hold them before they flew off. We are also having success with our potatoes, herbs, mushrooms, outdoor planters and our classroom bulbs are beginning to grow.

Growing some more in P1/2

[nggallery id=59]We have been busy in P1/2 again today. The P1s are learning about subtraction and the P2s are learning how to partition numbers. We made a human number line today and everyone had to find their right place. In the afternoon we continued our work on our growth topic. Each child decorated their own plant pot and then planted two freesia bulbs in them. We will be looking after them in class so we can observe them as they grow. The children also took home two small peat pots and sunflower seeds today, along with growing instructions. Can you help your child to plant these and then your child can feedback to the class on how their plants are doing, they could perhaps draw any changes they see or take a photo to share in class. Let’s hope we have some sunshine now to help our plants grow.

More growing in P1/2

[nggallery id=56]Another busy afternoon in P1/2 today. Audrey very kindly gave us some plants from her garden to help with our topic work. We spent the afternoon in the sunshine digging out the weeds from some of the planters in the back playground, topping them up with fresh compost and then planting Audrey’s beautiful plants. It was hard, messy work but we think the planters look beautiful now and we hope with some tender loving care the plants will grow.

Growth in P1/2

We have a very lively classroom at the moment in P1/2 with lots of things growing and changing. We have some tadpoles which we have been observing and recording the changes we see. We also have caterpillars which just arrived and are already growing at a very fast rate. We planted potatoes two weeks ago and kept one in a bottle in the classroom so we can see how the plant grows. We have some herbs in the classroom and we will be growing mushrooms and our own flowers soon. We also had a visit on Friday from Mac – Connor McCarthy’s dog, he was so relaxed and enjoyed seeing all the children.

Cheers Charles in P1/2

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A sad day in P1/2 today as Charles is leaving to go to a new school. We shall all miss him. We had a lovely morning celebrating all his achievements over the last few months, along with some cakes and juice and a dance. Here are some pictures of all the learning Charles has been doing since coming to East Linton and a few of his last day. Good luck and keep in touch.