Last P2 class news

I can’t believe that we are almost at the end of term! It has been such a busy year and the children have coped so well with all the changes due to Covid that they have had to deal with.

For the last few weeks we have been learning about fractions. We started learning how to share items equally. We enjoyed making equal groups of people and objects in the garden.
We then learned about fractions of shapes. We had lots of fun drawing our own fractions and then labelling them.

James and the Giant Peach.
This week we finished reading the book and we have been making our own versions of the story. Last week we loved reading the part where the Giant Peach landed on top of the Empire State Building. We had lots of fun working together to make our own Empire State buildings. Each group had a different set of construction materials. We had an extra challenge of having to balance a playdough peach on top, without the building falling down!

The children worked so well together in their groups and built amazing Empire State Buildings.

The Ugly Bug Ball
Over the last few weeks we have been very busy practising for our very own Ugly Bug Ball. We are filming it later this week and so we will be able to share it on our Googleclassroom next week.

Topic – Laudato Si
We have been continuing to learn about how we can improve our world through our attitudes towards food. We have been learning about food miles and plastic.

We enjoyed working in our groups to try and decide which pictures of fruit and vegetables were grown in the UK and which were grown somewhere else in the world. We then played a fun game to find out if we were right or wrong.
We then picked one picture each and worked with Miss MacDonald and Mrs Canilang to find out which country the food was from, how many miles the country was away from St Peter’s, and how long it would take to get to Aberdeen. We couldn’t believe how many miles some of the fruits and vegetables that we eat regularly travel to get to Aberdeen. We learned that these miles are called food miles and that we should try to reduce our food miles to help the environment. We learned to look at the labels of our food to find out where they came from, and if there are packets that have the Union Jack flag on them, we should choose them.

Miss MacDonald went to her local shop and took photos of the fruit and vegetable stands. When we looked at them we couldn’t believe that almost all the fruit and vegetables were packaged in plastic! Even food like bananas and carrots where you remove, or peel, the skin before eating them. We made some posters to try and persuade people to buy loose fruit and vegetables rather than ones wrapped in plastic.

Thank you so much for all your support, help and kind words over the last two years. It has been an absolute pleasure teaching your children for both Primary 1 and Primary 2.
I wish you all very happy, and safe, summer holidays when they come.
Miss MacDonald.