On Saturday, September 3rd parents, pupils and staff met at school to take part in The Big Weed. We weeded for two hours and enjoyed some coffee, tea and delicious scones together. Thank you to everyone who took part. The flower beds look wonderful now!
The school has been working hard to improve the library and we are now looking for some parent/carer, family or community volunteers who could spare an hour or two before the end of term to help catalogue books in our fantastic school library. If you are willing to help, forms will be sent home with children on Thursday. Please indicate when you are available and send it back to your child’s teacher as soon as possible as we have only five short weeks to complete the work before the summer holidays. Alternatively you could leave a comment on this post to indicate your availability. Any time you can offer will be greatly appreciated!
Earlier this week Primary 2P felt very excited because we received a present from a famous author, Stephen Leather. He sent a nice letter congratulating us on our e-book, Jack and the Giant, which we wrote together as a class at the end of our Jack and the Giant storyline. He kindly gave us an autographed copy of his book and a cheque for Save the Children to help in our fund-raising efforts. Jack and the Giant is for sale on Amazon here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jack-And-The-Giant/dp/B004NNVWIE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299865536&sr=8-1. For more information about what we have been learning please have a look at our class blog here https://www.edubuzz.org/sandersonswyndprimary2p/2011/03/07/today-in-primary-2p/ . Our class voted to donate all our profits from the book to Save the Children to help poor children like Jack all over the world.
Today Primary 2P visited the glass houses of the Royal Botanic Gardens to learn about plants that we eat. We have planted our own beans (which should begin to grow soon!) and we know about some fruits and vegetables that we grow, but today we learned about lots of other food-producing plants that grow in other parts of the world. In the tropical hot houses we spotted ginger plants growing and we tasted dried ginger. We saw cocoa pods and vanilla pods growing. We smelled the fragrant dried pods of both and tasted some chocolate (a highlight for everyone!). We also spotted mini bananas. While we had our packed lunches we thought about what plants were used in making the food we were eating and discovered that everyone had something that was made of plants. We also saw some real giants even taller than Jack’s giant. Take a look at some of our photos. If you would like to see more about what we have been learning, just click on this link: https://www.edubuzz.org/sandersonswyndprimary2p/
I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy the snow! If you are looking for something to do, why not try and build a snow house for a small toy animal like we did on our forest schools trip last week.? You could take a photograph of it and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will add it to our new class blog.
I look forward to seeing you all back on Monday!
Don’t forget to practice your songs for the Wriggly Nativity!
Primary 2P have been working really hard to create our own dinosaur and fossil museum. Sarah Cowie from East Lothian Museums came to help us learn about museums. We made a plan for our museum, gathered artefacts to exhibit and set up our displays. We made posters to advertise our museum and invited parents and other classes to visit us. We each had a role to play from museum curator to palaeontologist to cafe staff. We had a good turn out for our opening which delighted the class! Our visitors were impressed with all the children’s hard work!