This week we launched our final Building Resilience unit. This unit is called ‘Expect the Unexpected’. In this unit, we explore how we cannot protect ourselves from change (no matter how much we would like to) as it is part of life. Sometimes change can be a positive experience and sometimes it brings with it, disappointments, difficulties or loss. In this unit we will be learning that:
– Change is a part of life
– It’s ok not to be ok
– I have learnt ways to look after my mental health
We will reflect on the 10 tools we have been learning about over the past three years. We know how to look after our physical health by doing things like brushing our teeth, excercising and trying to make healthy food choices. However, we must also ensure we are looking after our minds. The ten tools we have been learning about help us do just that. We should practise using these tools regularly.
It is a relevant week to launch our final unit of Building Resilience as this week is Mental Health awareness week. The theme for 2019 is body image – how we think and feel about our bodies. This links to our ‘Respect Yourself’ unit.
Here is a little Update about what P2 got up to before the Easter holidays:
We continued learning about Our Community and invited local firefighters into school to tell us all about their role in keeping us safe. We learned a lot and even got to try using the hose!
We invited our parents and careers into school to our Reading Collective event. We read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ 🐛 then played games and did crafts all about the content of the story.
We were happy to welcome some visitors into our classrooms last term. Angela from Changeworks taught us all about recycling and how important it is for our planet, she also took us on a litter pick in our playground to help us take action. Fran from the Seabird Centre taught us all about plastic pollution and ways we, and others, can try to combat it.
We continued our Young Readers project last term by gifting our first book – thank you to the primary 5s for helping us to read and enjoy them!
Primary Engineer – Leadership Award
“If you were an engineer, what would you do?”
We answered this question by thinking of a problem we face in our lives and designing a product which could solve it. We entered our work into Primary Engineer’s competition, there are a few examples below.
Play and Learning
Of course, we learned a lot last term through play and classroom activities too!
We started our new topic ‘Our Community’ in January and we went on some walks around Craigmillar to explore.
We also had a visit from John, a Craigmillar police officer, to explain what his role in our community is.
We also paid a little visit to Jubilee Park one frosty morning.
As part of our reading collective we got to go to the library to see Emily Dodd, the author of ‘Can’t Dance Cameron’. We had a great afternoon learning all about Scottish wildlife and getting to read Emily’s book.
Young Readers Project
We started our Young Readers project this term. We’ve been paired up with primary 5s who have been reading with us and helping us to choose books for the project.
As always, we’ve been doing lots of learning through play too!
We were very busy in Primary 2 before the holidays getting ready for our nativity performance but we also did lots of fun and exciting things that we thought we should show you.
We launched our reading collective and we were so happy to see some of our parents and carers there. We read a lovely story called “The Journey Home from Grandpa’s” and completed activities surrounding it.
In maths, we learnt about place value, we practised building our own numbers using tens and units. We also learnt the names and properties of 3D shapes. Here we are doing some activities to show off what we learnt.
Read, Write, Count
We handed out our Read, Write, Count bags and invited our parents and careers into school to see what fun activities we could do with our new resources.
We worked really hard on our crafts to sell at the Christmas Fair and we were so pleased to make a grand total of £40!
We also wanted to say thank you to the parent council for our lovely gifts, we loved them!
We really enjoyed our Christmas lunch. Thanks again to primary 7 and Mrs Bruce for organising everything, we had a great time!
Christmas Jumper Day
We got to design our own festive t-shirts on Christmas jumper day, here are a few of our designs:
We had our Christmas party on the last week of term, we loved all the dancing and competitions, we even got to meet Santa!
We finished the term by singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and we learnt some Makaton for the chorus too!
Parents & Carers, Please join us on Monday 17th December
Create Christmas craft with your children
Join us in some Christmas singing
There will be festive refreshments too!