We all enjoyed a lovely Christmas Lunch today thanks to the ladies who work in our kitchen – thanks Susanne, Les and Vikki!!
We were thrilled to have Ross and Sylvia from the Museum of Flight with us on Monday morning. They brought their little friend Sophie with them to take us on a journey from East Fortune all the way to Australia. We learned all about by-planes and even got to make our own, we loved flying them around the classroom! Our first stop on the journey was Germany, whilst we were here we learned all about the different clothes that pilots wear in different types of planes. We then left Germany and made our way to China – here we heard all about the legend of the emperor Huang Di and how the Chinese symbol of the dragon evolved from a snake! Finally we landed in Australia and learned all about native Australian animals such as the kangaroo, the kookaburra and the emu. We thoroughly enj
oyed our journey!
As part of our weather topic we have been looking at tools that record the weather. We made predictions about which material would fly the highest in the wind, used that material to make wind indicators and then took our tools outside to test them. We had a great time running around the playground and testing how strong the wind was in different areas!
This week in primary 2 we have started our topic for this term – the weather. Having spoken about the four seasons we took advantage of the lovely weather and went on a nature walk to Preston Mill with the aim of identifying features of autumn. We had a wonderful time exploring our local area and collecting autumn leaves, acorns and conkers for the classroom. We showed a great deal of interest in the nature around us and asked some fantastic questions!
In P2 we have been having a lot of fun making puppets based upon our fairy tales topic. Today we had the opportunity to perform puppet shows to our classmates. We were able to act out our favourite fairy tales with lots of confidence and created very entertaining shows!
Primary 2 were inspired by the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs and have had a very busy afternoon making their own junk model houses. We used all sorts of recycled materials and have created some fantastic, creative models – have a look at some of them in the photo gallery!
This week in primary 2 we have been doing different activities for Maths Week Scotland, we particularly enjoyed getting outside in the sunshine to complete a maths trail! We explored the playground, counting out and making shapes from different objects that we found. We loved using clipboards and working in teams!
P2 and P6 worked together outside looking for signs of Autumn. They selected different natural materials and created nature pictures. They look fabulous!
What a busy time we are having learning all about healthy food! On Friday we made sandwiches – we had to spread the butter, chop the cucumber, cut the bread and eat it all up! Today we met Sally from Field to Fork and we learned more about whole grains, then we enjoyed some tasty porridge!