Mrs Mason and Mrs Honeyman got that warn fuzzy feeling as we listened to all the ways in which our children and families have made a difference as part of this terms Building Resilience learning.
Some of the ways they have made a difference include helping out at home, litter picking, planting a wildflower meadow, raising money for charity, building a bug hotel, recycling clothes and toys, looking after baby siblings and writing a rap of ways to save the planet.
We also learned about the way that the staff team have made a difference by running the Edinburgh Marathon in three relay teams. They raised over £800 for Barnardos and Richmond Hope. Both of these charities work with children in our school and make a real difference to their lives.
Please find attached an invitation to Dalry Primary School’s annual community meal to celebrate Eid and the end of term, on Tuesday 18 June. This event is open to all families at the school. There will be food, drinks, candy floss, henna painting, balloon modelling, face painting and games! All proceeds will go to the school.
Please bring along some finger food to share if possible (homemade or shop bought). For example, last time people brought fruit, popcorn, pakoras, pasta salad, shortbread and special foods from their home country etc. Please label any homemade food with allergens/halal/vegetarian. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Caterpillars have arrived in primary 2!
Both classes have received five little caterpillars who are busy eating their way through special food (see the base of the pot in the photo). They’ve already started to get bigger and the children are really excited about watching them transform into beautiful butterflies. Watch this space!
In April, P2 have been finding out how to keep a baby safe, especially as babies develop and reaching new milestones and facing new safety issues. They really enjoyed Arthur’s visit with his mum and dad, where they shared with the children how they keep Arthur safe. Everyone really enjoyed their visit and it was interesting for the children to see Arthur relating to both his parents. The children realised how vulnerable babies are, how dependent they are on their parents and how they must never be left alone.
In addition the children enjoyed sharing their knowledge and experience of home safety tips: always place a baby on their back when they are going to sleep, not leaving hot beverages on the edge of a table, keeping toxic chemicals out of reach and removing potential electrical hazards. Also discovering how mums-to-be help to keep themselves and their babies healthy during pregnancy.
Through learning how to keep a baby safe, the children appreciated that they can play a part in keeping themselves and others safe. Whether it is in the park, crossing the road, at school or at home. the children discussed the hazards and strategies how to avoid them.