p2a Learning Log 24.4.17-28.4.17

What is going well?

“In maths we learned how to play the game of 11, it is a fun counting game.” –Zoe

“We were learning how to use tally marks in maths.” –Martin

“In French we practised our numbers and then played the game of 11 in French.”


“In topic we were learning about the life cycles of humans and frogs.” –Tymi

“We learned how to make bar graphs after we had collected tally marks in maths, it was fun.” -Ronnie


What could be better?

“I would like to play the Harry Potter maths game more at the start of maths lessons.” -Florence

“To do a survey about pets we have and use tally marks and bar graphs to show results.” –Kendyll

“In topic I would like to learn about chimpanzees.”-Dan

“To learn more French songs about colours and animals.” -Kian

“To count in 5s and 100s in maths.” -Krystian

In maths we were learning to count in 2s, 3s and 5s. We sang songs and played games to help us learn how to do this. 

In p.e we were doing athletics. This week we were practising our under arm throw,  jumping from 2 feet to 1 foot and running. We went round 3 stations to practise each skill. 

P2a Learning Log 17.4.17-21.4.17

What is going well?

“ I liked learning how to use tally marks in maths.” –Jackson

“I enjoyed writing a letter to the BFG telling him how to have a healthy lifestyle.”


“I liked finding out what our new topic is and it was fun planning it.” –Florence

“I liked Miss Alexander’s station in maths when we learnt about tally marks, we had a tally mark worksheet to do.” –Amy


What could be better?

“To count up to 1000 in maths.” –Dan

“To do write more stories in literacy.”


“To learn some more tricky words in literacy.” -Tymi

“In big writing we could write factfiles about ourselves and read the to each other.” -Erskine

Aiken Drum in p2.

This week we learnt the lyrics to the song Aiken Drum. We loved it that much that we decided to create our own lyrics to the song using healthy foods as his clothing. We also designed our own Aiken Drum pictures and labelled his clothing. 

Here is a video of us practising our song and our Aiken Drum pictures, we hope you enjoy! 

Measure in p2.

Primary 2 have been learning about measure in maths. Last week we sorted objects around the classroom from shortest to longest and used cubes to check the lengths of objects. 

This week we were introduced to rulers and how to measure objects in cms. We loved using our rulers to measure lots of objects from around the classroom. We also talked about how many cms shorter or longer objects were and played a game to help us develop these skills. 

Website banner winners

The Pupil Council had such a hard job choosing the winners of the website banner competition! We chose a winner from each class and overall winners. Each winning entry will be displayed for a month. Well done to all the winners!

P2a Florence               P4a Ruben                 P4b Aidan                     P5a Ellie

P6a Kiera                      P6b Alba                    P7b Logan

Overall winners:

1st Logan,  2nd Aidan,  3rd  Alba

World Book Day

On Thursday p2a celebrated world book day by coming to school dressed as their favourite characters.  We enjoyed listening to different stories throughout the day and loved going to the book fair to choose our own books to take home. 

“I dressed up as Sleeping Beauty because I like her pink dress.” -Emily

“I chose to dress up as the blue crayon because it is a nice book and I didn’t think anyone else would have this idea.” -Amy

“I dressed up as Willy Wonka because I love chocolate and he owns a whole chocolate factory!” -Dan

“I wanted to be the bunny from the book Lettice because I love bunnies.” -Kendyll

“I am Where’s Wally because mum told me about the books and I think they are good.”

 -Finlay D

“I came dressed up as the bunny book thief because I love that book.” -Florence 

Thank you Blackwell’s!

Blackwell’s helped us to celebrate World Book Day today by bringing a stall to school. They brought enough £1 World Book Day books to ensure that each Hermie pupil go home with a free book today. They also offered  a 20% discount on their other books. It was lovely seeing so many parents and carers coming in at the end of the day to visit the stall. Thank you so much Blackwell’s!

P2a March Learning Log

2nd March 2017

“Adding within 10 in maths, I liked the challenge of finding ways of making 10.”



“I liked writing about my favourite book for world book day.” –Jackson


“ I liked playing games of football in p.e.” –Rory


“I learnt 2 new tricky words. They are learn and money.” –Erskine


“I liked counting to 20 in French and then back to 0, it was tricky.” -Courtney
10th March 2017

What is going well in p2?

“I liked football in gym, we learnt to toe tap.” –Zoe

“We were measuring things with cubes in maths, it was good.” –Cole

“I know there are 5 food groups and we should eat things from all of them to be healthy.” –Krystian

“I liked sorting things from shortest to longest in maths, it was fun.” -Kendyll

“ We were learning to read and build soft c and soft g words in literacy.” –Finlay H  


What could be better in p2?

“I want to make Aiken Drum out of fruit and vegetables. I liked that song.” -Martin

I think we should find some healthy eating games to play in the classroom.” –Rory

“ I would like to do some landscape art.”-Florence

“I would like to do more healthy cooking.”-Kian

“I like animals and would like to do animal art.” -Charlie
We have been busy learning how to measure this week. First we looked at sorting objects from shortest to longest and then we used cubes to help us measure things around the room. Before we measured objects we had to remember to estimate how many cubes long an object would be. We had great fun measuring things around our classroom!

17th March 2017

What is going well in p2?

“I enjoyed learning more football tricks in p.e with Neal.” –Finlay D

“I liked playing football in p.e, it was good to learn some tricks.” –Nina

“I liked working with Miss Alexander this week to sound out and build compound words.” –Zahra

“In living and growing I learnt that people are different and that it is okay to be different. “ –Amy

“I liked writing instructions about how to wash your hands properly.” -Dan


What could be better in p2?

“To learn harder football tricks in p.e.” -Tymi

“To learn more about washing hands and keeping clean to stop germs spreading.” 


“To learn more tricky words.” –Ethar

“To listen to the Aiken Drum song again and make the fruit man.” –Martin

“To do more gymnastics in p.e again.”  -Georgia

This week in topic we have been learning about where our food comes from. We learnt that a lot of our foods come from farms and that we have animal and plant products. We worked together to look at pictures of foods and sorted them into the correct food groups.

24th March 2017

What is going well?

“I enjoyed gym this week. I like when Neal teaches us football.”  -Ethar

“I enjoyed scoring a hatrick in football.” –Dan

“I liked learning how to measure the area of objects in the classroom.” -Georgia

“I liked doing adding sums in maths.”-Kaitlyn

“I liked learning about the story of Guru Nanak. He taught people about being kind and fair.” -Erskine


What could be better?

“I want to get better at reading tricky words.” –Jayden

“I want to find out more about where food comes from.” –Amy

“I would like tog et better at telling the time.” –Krystian

“To try and write the alphabet without looking at it and to put things in alphabetical order.” –Charlie

“To count higher in French, maybe to 100.” -Kian


27th March 2017 

What is going well?

“I know that syllables are parts of a word.” –Zoe

“I liked measuring the area of objects in the classroom.” –Finlay D

“I liked learning about syllables in literacy.” –Martin

“I liked playing football matches with Neal.” –Rory

“I liked building compound words in literacy” – Jackson


What could be better?

“I would like to make Aiken Drum with fruit.” -Erskine

“I would like to try reading longer words without any help.” –Ayla

“I would like to learn new skills and tricks in football.” –Kian

“I like doing still life art and would like to do more.” –Kendyll

“To do more measuring and maybe go outside to do some measuring.” -Amy

Generation Science

P2a were very lucky to have the opportunity to work with Generation Science this week to help us learn about magnets. We had a great time learning about how magnets attract to each other and repel away from each other. To help us understand this we took part in  lots of different experiments. Here are some photos which show us hard at work. 

We had a fantastic morning being little scientists and now know lots of interesting things about magnets. 

The Wonderbag! 

As an introduction to our healthy lifestyle topic, P2a made potato and leek soup. We all had  a turn of preparing the ingredients needed to make the soup and had to follow instructions carefully when doing this.

When the soup was prepared we let it boil on the stove. We then used the Wonderbag, a slow cooker, to finish cooking the soup. At first we didn’t think the Wonderbag would work  very well. However, it kept the soup cooking for hours and in the end the soup tasted delicious!