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Primary 2 – 15/16

Au Revoir from Primary 2

We have had a wonderful year together and now, as it’s time to say goodbye, we’d like to share some of our memories and favourite times!

 

‘I’ve enjoyed Miss Giblin teaching me and I’ve enjoyed learning about everything that she’s taught me.’ Melody

‘I’ve learned lots of French this year!’ Suzie

‘I loved doing my class talk on where the name ‘Teddy Bear’ came from!’ Dougray

‘I have enjoyed learning French, doing my Writing and doing Maths as well.’ Judi

‘I have really enjoyed doing Writing this year because you can write stories and all kinds of things.’ Sophie

‘I think that I have done my very best in Maths this year especially times tables!’ Rory C

‘I liked playing the Chief Ape game!’ Reuben

‘I will miss our Primary 2 classroom next year because I really like it.’ Lily

‘My favourite part has been learning new languages and games, like games but in a different langauge like our French games.’ Aidan G

‘I really enjoyed learning about time in Maths because I learned how to tell the time.’ Josh

‘I loved played the guess the colour game in French!’ Rory H

‘I liked when we were learning about Castles. I really enjoyed our school trip to Urquhart Castle the most.’ Aiden H

‘I think I have done my very best in Reading!’ Tyler

‘I have liked Writing best this year because I have got better.’ Lincoln

‘I will miss Miss Giblin. I have enjoyed French because I like learning new languages and I know a little bit of Italian too.’

‘I enjoyed learning French this year because it’s nice to know a different language.’ Andrew

‘I have loved doing Maths especially plus and take away sums.’ Jack

‘I have enjoyed Writing because I think it’s fun!’ Brody

‘I learned about making new friends and I learned French, I never knew French in Primary 1. I really like doing jobs and playing with people who are lonely. Everyone in the class is my friend. I am going to miss Miss Giblin.’ Katie

‘I have enjoyed learning with Miss Giblin.’ Kyle

‘My favourite thing this year has been Golden Time and playing with the animals and the blocks.’ Finlay

‘I learned about Castles and I liked the battlements the best.’ Ethan

‘I have enjoyed all of Primary 2 because it has all been really fun!’ Grace

‘I’ve enjoyed being in Primary 2 because we’ve learned new things and made new friends.’ Rosa

‘I enjoyed being in Primary 2 because we had a good teacher.’ Samuel

‘I’ve enjoyed having fun with my friends.’ Rebecca

‘I’ve enjoyed learning French.’ Caitlin

‘The only thing I’ll really really miss is Miss Giblin.’ Lois

‘I’ve enjoyed playing with my friends.’ Nicholas

 

We wish everyone a wonderful, restful summer holiday!

Miss Giblin and Primary 2

xxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

One World Picnic A block

On Friday we had a lovely picnic, the weather was not very good so we had it in the hall.

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Primary 2 Castles Day

While Primary 1 were on their trip to Urquhart Castle, all of the Primary 2 children had a chance to mingle and work together across two classes to complete different activities related to their topic of Castles.

Here is what they got up to:

Urquhart Castle Trip Comic Strips:

‘We learned that comic strips have writing and pictures in them. They have speech bubbles and thinking bubbles.’ Melody

‘We had to put lots of colour and detail in them so that they stood out.’ Rory H

‘We had to use full stops, exclamation marks and WOW words.’ Katie

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Local Castle Art in the Style of Andy Warhol’s Pop Art:

‘I liked it when we were colouring in our castles because we had to make it stand out and keep changing the colours in each section.’ Aiden H

‘I remember that the artist was called Andy Warhol.’ Sophie

‘I liked the colour of the castles because we were able to use all different colours.’ Josh & Lily

‘I thought it was going to be really easy but drawing Urquhart Castle was really hard. So I chose Inverness Castle instead.’

‘It was cool, colourful and fantastic to draw castles like Pop Art.’

‘I enjoyed it a lot and it was really interesting.’ Harvey

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Urquhart Castle Trip and Fencing with Culloden Fencing Club!

Primary 2 children had a wonderful day at Urquhart Castle this week. They enjoyed exploring the ruins, seeing the prison cell and learning about the history of the castle and the different people who once lived there. The next day A block had a chance to have a go at fencing using plastic fencing equipment.

Urquhart Castle

‘I really enjoyed the trip because we got to see what castles actually looked like in the film. At the end I loved how they opened the curtains so we could see what the castle looks like now. We saw how it had changed and what happened to it.’ Rosa

‘It was great fun and it was very adventurous. I loved seeing the dungeon. There was a creepy man in it.’ Suzie

‘I liked that you could see real armour and helmets.’ Dougray

‘I liked seeing the catapult because it was interesting.’ Brody

‘The catapult was called a trebuchet.’ Reuben

‘We found out that not all castles have water in the moats. Some castles don’t even have moats.’ Samuel

‘I enjoyed going to the shop because you could buy anything you liked with a limit of £5.’ Rory H

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Fencing with Mrs Christie and her daughters from Culloden Fencing Club

‘I learned how to stand and fence and how to try not to get hit.’ Grace

‘It’s called ‘en gard’ when you are in the proper fencing position ready to start.’ Sohpie

‘It was nice how the ladies came all the way to our school to do fencing with us.’ Melody

‘I enjoyed learning about how to lunge forwards.’ Reuben

‘We could only hit or poke people with the plastic swords between the neck and waist.’ Aiden H

‘I learned that fencing was a sport.’ Andrew

‘I liked playing the pirates game because everyone got a shot.’ Katie

‘I enjoyed the plastic sword fight because I’ve seen it in films but never tried it in real life.’ Suzie  

We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Christie, Rachael and Imogen for coming in to work with us! It was great fun!

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Primary 2’s Assembly – Morals and Messages

Today Primary 2 performed their morals and messages assembly to their parents and the rest of the school. Here are some of their thoughts and feelings before and after their performance:

‘I felt nervous when I was speaking but I think I did really well.’ Andrew

‘I was happy when we finished our assembly because I did well.’ Nicholas

‘I think I did really well because I had to do someone else’s part when they were off. The song was really good because we spent a long time learning the song and the actions.’ Rosa

‘I was nervous before the assembly but at the end I felt not only proud of myself, but everyone else as well.’ Lois

‘I thought I was proud of everybody and myself too. I thought the assembly was good. I felt a bit shy and nervous at the start.’

‘I felt proud once we finished our assembly. That was my first time speaking on the stage and I think I did really well.’ Aiden H

‘I felt a bit nervous at the start but I really liked doing all the props and watching other people do the props like ‘ACTION.’ Ethan

‘I was really good and other people were really good and we were all really good at the singing and the actions.’ Dougray

 

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Baillie Cup

What a fabulous day at the Baillie cup yesterday, even with the rain.  All the children did so well and representing the school brilliantly. We also won best banner and got a box of celebrations.

‘It was exciting doing the Baillie Cup, I came third in the relay and the sprint.’ Charlie

‘It was fun running for our school. I got a medal for the relay.’ Grace

‘I was a little bit scared at the start but when it was my turn I sprinted all the way to get third place.’ Ewen 

‘I liked running and getting a medal. I was doing the sprinting and I got a third medal, I felt excited after the race.’ Amber

There were different races of different lengths and primary 1, 2 ,3 and 4 went.  I really liked when we did the relay because the primary one started, then primary two, then me and lastly Ryan.  My group came third and I got a medal.” Jamie

“I enjoyed this activity because it was the first time going on the track.”  Rhys

“I thought it was really fun as we won the best banner”  Rachael.

“I liked the 100 metres relay race and the 150 metres sprint.  I came third in both of these”  Ryan

“I was nervous before my race.  I cant really remember what I was thinking or feeling but I know that I had to run around the whole track once and a half in the 600 metres race.  Afterwards I felt ok as I had manage to complete the whole race”.  Harvey.

“I liked the bus journey.  I felt nervous on the way there but then on the way back I felt mixed feelings.  I was disappointed because I had not won anything but I felt happy to be involved in the opportunity to go and represent our school in the Baillie Cup”  Kirsty   

“I liked doing the Baillie Cup and the races.  I came fourth in the relay.  If we ran really fast we got a medal”  Lily

“It was really fun.   I came second in a running race I got a medal.  All of it was amazing.”  Rhys

“It was fun because we won the banner competition for having the best banner.  I enjoyed running because I almost got a medal but someone overtook me.  We needed to work hard and train for it.”  Murray

‘It was really fun and everyone was really encouraging. Everyone ran really fast. I got a silver medal in the relay race.’ Kirsten

‘It was good watching other people’s races. We had a cool banner which said Bring the Cup Holm Sweet Holm. We got two chocolates at the end because we won the banner competition.’ Emily

‘I enjoyed being there as I saw lots of people I knew.’ Blair

Thank you to Mrs Dillon, Mrs Foxcroft and other parent volunteers for their time and enthusiasm whilst training the children and for attending the event on the day. 🙂 

See you next year Mr Baillie!

Fairytale Friday

Fairytale Friday, we have really enjoyed dressing up and learning together.

We did workshops about Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Tournament.

‘It was fun because we dressed up and we were doing activities to do with Fairytales.  My favourite activity was doing the Rapunzel story map.’ Laurie 

‘I have enjoyed when we have done Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel’s tower.’ Suzie

‘I have enjoyed hearing different stories.’ Emma

‘It has been lots of fun because we were allowed to dress up and I enjoyed getting some sweets from Miss Macnaughton.’ Finlay

‘I enjoyed doing  writing because it was exciting, I was writing about Rapunzel.’ Amber

‘I enjoyed doing drama, because we got to act as people from Jack and the beanstalk, we got to wear masks.’ Josh

‘Its good today because its Fairytale Friday and we are learning about different stuff all together, like Jack and Beanstalk, Rapunzel and The Tournament .  We did 2 groups before lunch and 1 group after lunch.’  Adam

‘The message of the story in ‘The Tournament’ was all about not judging a book by its cover.’ Melody

‘We shouldn’t judge people on what they can do just because they are a man or a woman.’ Lois
‘Girls and boys can do any job they want to.’ Alyssa

‘We had to decide whether a man, a woman or both could do different jobs. We had to move under the poster to show our answer.’ Rory C

 

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“I liked reading all the stories and I liked when we did the story map with Rapunzels hair.  I liked everyones costumes”  Emma

“I liked reading Rapunzel and we made a map of the story.  I enjoyed being at Miss Giblins doing her tasks too”  Nicole

“I enjoyed dressing up and liked acting out Jack and the Beanstalk with the masks.”  Thea

“I liked doing Jack and the Beanstalk with our masks, it helped me to act it out.” Amy

“It was good to go around all of the classes.  We did different activities and I liked them all.  I liked doing the Rapunzel Hair best.” Alyssa

“It was good doing the knight story.  I wanted to be a footballer when I am big.”  Daniel

“I liked the knight book because it was about castles too.”  Rhys

“I liked doing the knight story because it was a good story and there was a castle in it.”  Stewart

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Health Week

We enjoyed lots of super activities as part of Health and Wellbeing Week.

On Monday we spoke about what it means to be healthy and how we can work towards this.  We also put food into a healthy packed lunch.

On Tuesday we made delicious fruit smoothies and enjoyed infant sports in the sunshine.

 

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On Wednesday we had an A Block health afternoon.  We mixed the classes and took part in Jump Start Jonny fitness, Mindful Meditation and Breathing and ‘How to Keep My Body Safe’ sessions.

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“There was time to relax and listen.  I enjoyed it.”  Grace

“It could help me to meditate and try to calm my anger dragon if I was angry.”  Laurie

“It made me feel sleepy and relax and rest.”  Adam

“It would feel good to try it with a friend to help them calm down.” Kamilla

“It felt good and we got to meet our anger dragon.  I felt in control of my anger dragon.”  Effie

“I made my anger dragon happy by giving him love.” Melody

“It was peaceful.  My anger dragon was not angry today.”  Rory

“It felt good to relax.”  Seth

On Thursday Mrs Renton led singing sessions.  We learned how to sign “Touch the Sky” from Brave and thought about the messages we could take from the song.  It sounded and looked magical when all of A Block came together to sing and sign the song.

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“I loved the song from Brave.”  Lily

“I tired to remember the signs” Aiden

“It sounded nice.” John

On Friday we took part in a busy and exciting health day.  We engaged in 10 different healthy stations.  In the afternoon we cheered lots at the Staff V Pupil football match.  The results were close!

“I liked the watermelon pizza best.”  Levis

“I liked doing the yoga.”  Nicole

“It was fund doing the fitness outside.”  Ryan

“I was cheering for the teacher to win”  Amy

“Maybe the teachers will win next year!”  Thea

Primary 2 Reflections on Health Week

Primary 2 have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Health Week activities. Here are some of the things that they have been up to:

Creating a Healthy Packed Lunch:

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‘We thought about what would make a balanced packed lunch.’ Katie

‘I’ve learned not to eat too many sweeties or too many sugary and fizzy drinks.’ Rory H

‘Too much of anything is bad for you, you need to have a balance of different foods and drinks.’ Lois

‘If you’re not healthy it can make you feel unhappy and a bit grumpy.’ Andrew

‘ We thought about how to keep healthy in other ways. Running is really good exercise and it also helps you to feel better and happier.’ Brody

Primary 1-3 Sports Day:

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‘I was cheering for everyone and everyone did really well.’ Sophie

‘I enjoyed taking part. It’s not about winning, it’s about taking part.’ Samuel

‘I enjoyed taking part and having fun. I didn’t care about winning, I just wanted to try my hardest and I did.’ Katie

A Block Group Rotations:

‘In Miss Giblin’s class we had to decide if different kinds of medicines go inside the body or on the body to help us get better when we are ill or hurt.’ Suzie

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‘I really enjoyed Jumpstart Johnny in Miss Macnaughton’s class.’ Sophie

‘In Mrs Henderson’s class we were taming our angry dragon to calm ourselves down with breathing exercises.’

‘Mrs Henderson taught us 3 different breathing exercises to help us stay relaxed.’ Katie

Morning Dance Mania:

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‘Our morning dancing with Dance Mania helped us get lots of exercise and we also learned some more dance moves.’ Grace

‘When we were doing the dancing it was helping our brains to feel happier and it helped us to think and concentrate during the day.’ Melody

‘The dancing before school was a good way to keep us fit and healthy.’ Aiden H

Primary 2 children from Miss Macnaughton’s class and Miss Giblin’s class followed Dance Mania with some intensive circuit training!

Warming Up:

Rouge = stop and strike a pose

Orange = walking

Vert = run

Jaune = star jumps counting 0-10 in French

Bleu = star jumps counting 10-0 in French

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Circuits – hoop-la-hoop, squats, bean bag hold, star jumps, running on the spot, shuttle runs, box jumps.

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Makaton with Mrs Renton to ‘Touch the Sky’ from the film Brave:

The Primary 1 and 2 children had a wonderful time learning lots of Makaton signs to go with the words of the Brave song ‘Touch the Sky.’ The children thought about how important it is to have a healthy mind, as well as a healthy body.

‘The film Brave is all about having the courage to do things, especially things we don’t want to do, like owning up to something we have done wrong.’

‘We talked about how it’s important to feel good inside to be able to be brave.’

‘We learned some Makaton which is what some people use to tell their own stories.’

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Health and Wellbeing Whole School Rotations:

We ended the week with a rotation of 10 different Health and Wellbeing related activites around the school. The children rotated around each of the activties and after lunch we had the staff versus pupils football match!

Disco Français:

‘I really enjoyed the French disco because it was fun and you got to do lots of different moves!’ Grace

‘I learned how to say disco arms in French – bras disco and sautez – jump!’

‘The disco made me feel happy because I was exercising and getting fit.’ Lois

‘I learned a new move – the dolphin and in French they said go under the washing line to make the dolphin move. I really liked doing that move.’ Samuel

‘I liked the disco because I liked moving and jumping around.’ Judi