Primary 2b



Miss Ruth Duck

P2 Newsletter May 2019

This term P2b have been learning about castles. Last week, we visited Craigmillar Castle to explore the rooms and grounds. We enjoyed applying our learning in the classroom to the castle and saw the different features and discussed why a castle needed these. We also had a visit from a real life knight who taught us all about how to become a knight and what they wore. We enjoyed asking questions and were able to see all the different parts to a knight’s armour.

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Homework 25.02.19

This term P2b are learning all about how we recognise our emotions as part of the ‘Take a Moment’ block of our school Building Resilience programme. As part of this, we created our own version of ‘If You’re Happy and you Know It’ but included other emotions. Here is a video of us singing our song. If you want to join in, here are the words! Watch the video to learn the actions….

Verse 1

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!

If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!

Verse 2

If you’re sad and you know it cry out loud- boo hoo!

Verse 3

If you ‘re scared and you know it cuddle in!

Verse 4

If you ‘re angry and you know it breathe out!

Over the last few weeks Primary 2b have been learning about the poet Robert Burns. We have learnt about his life, poems and why we celebrate his birthday every year. We have learnt some Scottish Country Dances and wrote our own poems using A Red, Red, Rose and To a Mouse for inspiration. Thank you to our P6 buddies for helping us to write them.

We organised our own Burns Supper where we were able to read out some poems and show off our dances. We even got to taste haggis, neeps and tatties!  Look at our pictures of us preparing and having our Burns Supper.

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P2b Newsletter January 2019

Homework 21.01.19

Primary 2b enjoyed learning all about DNA and our cells. We welcomed scientists from Heriot-Watt University who helped us build our own DNA model and allowed us to investigate insects, flowers and our bodies through a microscope.

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Primary 2b really enjoyed visiting Pilrig Park last week. We learnt about pollination and what happens to these animals now that the weather is getting colder. We built bug hotels out of sticks and leaves to give them a home during the Winter months.

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P2b Homework 12.11.18

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