Scottish week in Primary 2/3

P2/3 had a busy Scottish week. We found out about all the things we knew about Scotland already, and made a knowledge bank. We listened to a story about young Robert Burns when he was growing up. We also made puzzles of our famous poet. We searched our book corner and found several Scottish books and made a display of this in our classroom. We wrote postcards from Scotland telling everyone what a good time we had. Maps of the UK showed that this was made up of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Eire. We found out which were the capital cities for these countries too. We also made Saltire bunting.
Congratulations to Primary 3 prizewinners in our Burns poetry competition, Niamh Robertson and Calum Rettie.

The SEPA team visit St Mary’s

SEPA stands for Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Today they came to talk to Primaries 5 to 7, about Flooding, and what we can to help our environment. Our visitors made it easy to remember the information they were telling us, by being so funny.
SEPA had its own website for kids:, which is worth having a look at.

Talking Text

In our I.T lessons we have been looking at ‘talking text’ We have to write first what it is we want to say, then the text is given a voice. Here is a clip Ava decided to make, especially for our website.


Molly made this clip, imagining a phone conversation someone might have made after the announcement that there was going to be a Second World War.