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P 2/3 16/17

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‘Valhalla’ Exhibition Art

On Wednesday the curator from the Inverness Museum came to work with our class. We learned a little bit about ‘Valhalla’, we found out it was the Viking ‘heaven’.

For the exhibition we worked in teams to create different collages. One side of the room created a landscape sea and the other created a sunrise collage. We spoke about hot and cold colours. The collages will be displayed in the museum and will be sealed with PVA and water. The collages are a representation of Valhalla.

The children thoroughly enjoyed this learning experience, thank you to Alison for coming in to our class 🙂



Viking Longhouses

We have been learning all about Viking Longhouses in Topic with Miss MacDonald. Last week we created a Venn Diagram that showed us the similarities and differences between Viking Longhouses and our own modern houses. We even got to chalk on the carpet to make a giant Venn Diagram!

One table focused on the objects and features of a modern house and another focused on the objects and features of a Viking Longhouse. We each drew something on a whiteboard and then decided together as a class whether they were a similarity or a difference to each other .


“I found it interesting finding out about they what they use to make their walls in a Viking Longhouse.”

“I learned that Viking Longhouse’s had straw roofs.”

“I liked choosing the things that were in our houses and the Viking  Longhouses.”

“I learned that Vikings kept their animals inside the house but at the back.”

“I liked looking at the Viking houses and when we looked at the features we asked “Do we have these in our houses?” I found out they didn’t have flushing toilets!”


Holm Primary Playground Charter

A few weeks ago the Rights Respecting School Team were discussing how we could improve our school playground. Each representative asked their class for ideas and shared them at our meeting. From this we created common themes and worked with some PSAs to create our charter. The charter has created a shared set of values for our school and playground.

The RRS team decorated designs and the whole school voted. The winner was revealed at the assembly last week.



This was the winning design! The signs have been made and they have been popped up in our school; 1 in the playground and 2 on the field.


May Right of The Month- Article 23

Article 23

You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life. We looked at the LaunchPad to develop our knowledge and then we got to create flags to show inclusion.

  • “We went onto the LaunchPad and we found out that all rights are for everyone.”
  • “I’ve learned a new article.”
  • “I learned Article 23- you have the right to have everything you.”
  • “We all got put into partners and we created lots of different flags.”
  • “I think we should put them around the school so everyone knows they are included.”

Health Week

Last week was our  Health Week. We completed lots of activities to help develop and build upon our knowledge and skills in Health.


We completed an orienteering task where we had to find all the different sugary drinks and work out the sugar content. We used our mapping skills to find all of the clues.

  • “I enjoyed orienteering because we got to find lots of things and we had to circle 5 of the least sugary drinks.”
  • “Our team won because we chose the lowest sugary drinks.”

We had the overall winners in P2/3! Well done 🙂 For their prize they got to make healthy juices with Mr Ross.


 Article 23- You have the right to everything you need to feel included.

We learned how to sign the alphabet in Makaton with Mrs Renton. We all signed our names and it was good learning a new skill. Ask the children to show you at home. They were very good at it.

  • “I showed my Dad the whole alphabet without the sheet.”
  • “I learned how to sign my name without the sheet.”

Sports Day!

What a super Sports Day; everyone completed the races and behaved really well. A great afternoon with lots of budding athletes.



  • “I liked long jump because it was really fun.”
  • “I liked the javelin because it was fun.”
  • “I enjoyed boxing because I learnt new moves.”
  • “My favourite activity was the javelin because we threw them very far.”
  • “My favourite was Dancemania because we got to do different dances.”
  • “I loved yoga because it was nice and relaxing.”
  • “”Dancemania was great because we learned new dance moves.”
  • “I loved the circuits and everyone was amazing.”
  • “We got to play sports games on the computer.”
  • “I liked doing the step ups for circuits.”



  • “I learned different names of the skeleton.”
  • “I learned that the part of your back is called the spine.”


The Rights group presented an assembly explaining the new Playground Charter.

  • “It will help with our behaviour.”
  • “I think it looks really colourful and people will read it.”

Pupil Council shared Mrs MacGilvray’s Marathon interviews and we got to watch the fabulous presentation from the Gymnastics team.





House Challenge

We all worked in our house teams to complete the water bucket challenge. There was great team spirit and lots of laughs. Excellent afternoon!



An Exciting Visitor Came to School….

Mrs Henderson came to visit P2/3 with  her new baby. She took in lots of objects to help us understand what a baby needs to be looked after. It was lovely to meet her new baby.

  • “I learned how to look after babies.”
  • “I learned that there’s a special book where you can choose  baby names.”
  • “I know that there is a special monitor where you can hear if the baby is making a noise.”
  • “I enjoyed learning about how to look after a baby.”
  • “I enjoyed touching the baby’s hand.”
  • “I loved holding the baby!”
  • “I enjoyed looking at all of the different things that you need to look after a baby. There was a bib and a book.”
  • “There was a ‘Sing and Sign’ book.”

P2/3 Viking Assembly

P2/3 performed their class assembly last week and they were wonderful! The assembly was full of their ideas: the Viking adventure, rights of a child, sharing artefacts and sharing some talents. They sang the songs so well and remembered all of their lines. A big ‘Thank You’ to Mrs Renton for making all of the wonderful costumes!

Well done P2/3, you made me, your parents/family/friends and yourselves proud 🙂

  • “I loved the assembly because everyone had a part.”
  • “I thought we did fantastic because the songs sounded good.”
  • “I’m proud because it’s the first time I’ve said a line on my own.”
  • “I found it tricky remembering my lines but I remembered them all.”
  • “Being a Viking was fun, I loved our adventure.”
  • “I liked reading my letter because I had lots of detail in it.”
  • “Dragonships was my favourite because I think we scared the audience!”
  • “Our assembly had lots of information in it.”
  • “It’s the best we’ve ever done it because everyone remembered when it was their turn.”

P2/3 Class Assembly


Our class assembly will take place on Monday 22nd May at 9.45am in the school hall. All family and friends are welcome.  We will be sharing what we have learned about the Vikings so far and explore some of the rights we have found out about.

The children made their own invitations and should have given them to you on Monday 🙂

Looking forward to seeing you!

Red Nose Day P2/3

What a great day was had by all for Red Nose Day. We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Nicholson and the Pupil Council for organising everything.

  • “There were lots of different games and if you found the golden ball you got as pencil and a rubber.”
  • “I enjoyed making my sunglasses.”
  • “I enjoyed going on the hunt for the noses even if we didn’t get them all.”
  • “I enjoyed raising money because I know it can help people.”
  • “The cakes in the hall were delicious because they had jam in them.”
  • “I liked designing our own red noses.”
  • “I enjoyed watching the video about Red Nose Day.”
  • “I liked making all of the noses. I loved all of them.”


Snow White Performance

On Friday I went to watch the Snow White Performance by Highland Youth Theatre. The show was performed by pupils from Holm Primary and I was most impressed with the confidence and acting skills shown by all. Well done everyone, I loved coming along to watch this. I feel we may have a few stars in the making!

  • “I enjoyed doing the show because it was fun.”
  • “I enjoyed it because it was full of fun.”
  • “I loved seeing all of the dwarfs costumes and being Dopey.”
  • “I loved doing it because you got to wear different outfits. My favourite part was when I had to crack the egg on my head.”
  • “Come and try the shows, it’s really fun, you’ll make new friends and the teacher is brilliant!” 
  • “The reason I liked it was because the teacher is really kind and I would tell other people to go for it because it is fun.”
  • “I liked that I had a pillow attached to my suit because I was Sleepy.”
  • “I enjoyed when I was a dwarf and we came around the audience.”


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