Inside/Outside Houses

A massive thank you to the P2/3 children and their adults for completing such fabulous homework.  The inside/outside houses you made are very, very impressive and your children, quite rightly, are very proud of their work.  Thank you for all your hard work.

Hello from P2/3

Welcome to our first blog of the session.  We will share what we have been doing in class and give you information about our learning.

A wee reminder that all children in class should have a change of shoes such as gym shoes to wear in class and to gym.  A gym kit should also be taken into school on Mondays and they will come home to you every Friday for washing.  We have football twice a week and gym once a week so we are pretty active across the week.

The days homework comes home have just been changed to ensure continuity across classes in school.  Homework will come home on Wednesdays and should be returned to school on Mondays.

Talking about homework you will have noticed that there is a “big homework task” this week.  This will last five weeks and there will be a small task to complete each week.

The children are asked to make a 3D outside/ inside model of a house.

This week’s IDL homework asks the children to think, draw and label what they want their models to look like.  This should be recorded in the “big homework task record sheets” provided. We will do some preparation in school each week.  For example as homework for one week the children are asked to write a list of instructions.  We’ll write instructions for something in class that week so the children know what they need to do at home.  It is hoped that this task will prove an opportunity for partnership working between school and home and I know your children are looking forward to working with you on this.

As an aside – please don’t go and buy anything special to create the 3D model use empty packets and boxes from home.  All that’s needed is a wee bit of creative recycling!

If you have any queries or requests please just contact me via the school office and I look forward to meeting you all at our parents meetings later this month.

Wonderful Table Top Gardens.

The children in P4B have been very busy completing their big homework task – create a table top garden. Have a look at the results. A big thank you and well done to the children and their helpers at home, you’ve done a splendid job.


19th May 2017

Parents/Carers Meetings

It was great to meet so many of the parents and carers of the children in P4B this week.  Thank you for coming along and I hope you found these meetings helpful.  If there are any queries over the next few weeks please just let me know. 

Homework Project

As I am sure you will know the children have a big homework task to complete and have until June 9th to complete them. The project is to create a table top mini garden.  This design and technology task has been given to enable the children to use their creative skills as they work through the design process.  There is no need to spend money on this project – be inventive!

Good luck.

Term 4

Welcome to the most recent post from P4B.  The purpose of this blog is to keep you updated and informed about your children’s learning.  In  inter disciplinary learning (IDL) we are going to be finding out about farms and farming, growing our own vegetables to make soup and will be making some bread too.  We are also going to be making some music using “Boom whackers.”  These are tuned percussion tubes that play different notes to create beautiful music!

In maths we will be focusing on subtraction and multiplication and our literacy will look at reflective reading. We will be thinking about grammar, punctuation and comprehension using a variety of different tools and resources.

As parents and carers I am sure that you will be wondering if there is anything you can do to help your child.  There is!  Homework is a very important support as it helps our children to revise the work they are completing in school.  If you need any advice on homework please do let us know.

I look forward to meeting you on the 16th and 18th May at the parents evenings and appointments will be coming out soon.


kind regards,


Adele Barber (Class Teacher)