We are so lucky to have our new library books in class! Today we had some time to choose a book to read by ourselves. The classroom was very quiet while we carefully read our new books!
Last term, Primary 5 worked very hard to win Class of the Term. As their treat we had a pizza party! The children learnt how to make pizzas, picked their toppings and then got to eat their delicious pizzas. The fun afternoon was finished off by a tasty ice cream. You will be able to see from our pictures how much fun we had making (and eating) our pizzas!
Today Lari Don visited our class. She is a Scottish author. She read one of her stories. It was called The secret of the Kelpie. We found out that Kelpies are mythical creatures that like to snack on children! They disguise themselves as beautiful horses and as soon as you climb on you get stuck to their skin and they drag you out to the water to kill you! Lari likes her stories to have a happy ending so although it was a bit frightening, all the children were safe in the end!
As part of our Food and Farming topic, Primary 3 have been out exploring the supermarket store Tesco at Dalkeith. First we met Claire our guide and in the staffroom we put on our tabbards so we could be seen in the store. In the fruit and vegetable section we did the Rainbow Challenge, finding fruits and vegetables from all the colours of the rainbow. We slooked at packaging to find which countries the foods came from. We found ginger from China, chillies from Kenya, green beans from Tanzania and tomotoes from Poland. We learned about how bread and cheese were made and we were amazed that it took 10 litres of milk to make one block of cheese! After that we went into the storeroom to see where the trucks deliver the cages of food and we even went inside the deep freeze where it was -22 degrees! Back at the staffroom we all tried different breads, cheese and fruits and chose out favourites. It was a very interesting trip!
Report written by Primary 3
We have also thoroughly enjoyed watching our eggs hatch into chicks as part of a joint project with P3. Today we also had hens in the nursery.
Our caterpillars have built cocoons and we are waiting for them to hatch into butterflies any day now!
A day of mixed emotions in Nursery and Primary 3 as we bid farewell to our chicks. They are being adopted by Alan, who will take good care of them and also keep us up to date with how they are getting on. But Alan did not come to collect the chicks on his own. He brought with him two of his prize winners, a hen and a cockerel. The children were amazed to see how big they were compared to our chicks. See for yourself in these photos below. We all look forward to meeting up with our chickens again as Alan has promised to bring them back for a visit in a few months.