P2/3 – Mrs Hyndman

Thursday 1st March 2018
Happy World Book Day Everyone! Sorry we’re not together to share your fabulous costumes and favourite book characters, but I hope you’re keeping cosy at home or enjoying the chance to go sledging or build snowmen. Here’s some ideas to help if you’re feeling bored;
* Build a snow sculpture in your garden and take some photos to share. Maybe you could make a snow Viking!!
* Write a message in Runes in the snow. Take a picture and we’ll see if we can work out your secret message.
* Dress-up as your World Book Day character and role-play with someone at home.
* Write a diary for a day in the life of your World Book Day character , or your day in the snow.
*Play shops, working out totals and change.
* Play money or time games on Topmarks or Education City.

See you soon
Mrs Hyndman

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Following our Halloween, Fireworks activities and poem writing, we have now begun our new topic for this term, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We have enjoyed sharing the story and exploring some of the vocabulary and have also begun to explore electricity, which will be a main focus in this topic. Thank you for the Pringle tubes you’ve already sent in, to make our lighthouses.
Yesterday the children had great fun at a karate taster session.

Friday 29th September 2017
The children had great fun today in their Focus Friday groups. We were considering what great teamwork looked and like and sounded like through a variety of challenge activities. The children were involved in making towers with spaghetti, bridges that could support a toy car and lovely decorative head wear.
We are still continuing to enjoy our Flat Stanley topic through Literacy activities. We were very excited when Owen’s Flat Me arrived yesterday from Australia. It was great to hear about life in Australia and the children could relate this to their classroom experiences in learning about Australian climate, culture and animals.
You may have heard your child singing the very catchy SHANARRI themed song. We’ve been practising this for a special show which will be delivered by a theatre company in school on Tuesday. We’re all looking forward to it.

Wednesday 25th January 2017
P2 Roman Museum Trip on PhotoPeach

Friday 25th November 2016
Thank you for your support at the Winter Wonderland last week and a big thanks to Amy’s mum for organising our stall and Christmas decorations.

The children are continuing to enjoy our Mighty Me topic and I look forward to hearing their ‘Hero’ solo talks next week. Thank you to Ellie’s dad and Ruby’s dad for coming in to talk to us about their jobs and how they help us to look after ourselves and keep us healthy.

We have begun to practise for our Christmas Concert, so don’t be surprised if your child comes home singing some Christmas tunes – it’s not long to go.

Today we enjoyed our second Shannarri activity. Our theme was ‘Healthy Mind and Body’ which fits perfectly with our topic. The children really enjoy working with other pupils across the school to think about and discuss what this means for them.

Thank you also to the parents who have come in to help out at Golden Time. The children love your activities and are always excited by visiting parents.

dsc00025The children were delighted to see the Scottish Cup this week and hear stories of the club’s Perseverance, which fits really well with one of our main values in school.
In class we have been working hard on our number skills, ordering and sequencing numbers and thinking about the value of digits in a number. We are coming to the end of our Jungle Book topic so have begun to think about our new topic, Mighty Me. Using one of our Thinking Routines, we have discussed what we already know about our bodies and how to look after them, things that puzzle us and how we’d like to explore this topic.
In our writing we have been focusing on writing interesting sentences using capital letters and full-stops.