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King's Park Primary School



Primary 2

22

Dec

2017


Primary 2B Christmas Party

P2B had fun this week celebrating Christmas!

Primary 2

21

Dec

2017


Christmas in 2c

We have had a very busy festive time this week in 2c!

Primary 2

20

Dec

2017


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Merry Christmas from P2A!

P2A have had a busy last week before the Christmas break.

Primary 2

19

Dec

2017


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PlayTalkRead Bus

Benji the PlayTalkRead Bus is coming to Midlothian. The Bus will be hosting free storytelling and rhythm sessions and a range of play and activity sessions for children and their parents.

Primary 2

15

Dec

2017


Christmas Dinner

P2B enjoyed many Christmas activities this week. They performed wonderfully during the Nativity and thought their Christmas lunch was tasty.

Primary 2

13

Dec

2017


P2c Christmas Celebrations

P2c have been very busy this week decorating our class Christmas tree and preparing for the P1 and P2 Nativity. We designed Nativity posters and made plans for our P2 Christmas party.

Primary 2

13

Dec

2017


Festive fun in P2A!

This week P2A have been getting in the festive mood! The class enjoyed taking part in this years nativity ‘The Very Hopeless Camel’.  We had the dress rehearsal in church on Monday, and 2 performances on Tuesday!  Well done to all as it was a fantastic production! We have also enjoyed our Christmas lunch and [...]

Primary 2

07

Dec

2017

Primary 2

30

Nov

2017


P2c Literacy and Languages Week and St Andrew’s Day

We have had a very busy Literacy and Languages week. In class we read many books including ‘Mr Tiger Goes Wild’, ‘Katie Morag’, ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and ‘The Gruffalo’ in Scots. We read and learned many Scots words and we had a quiz to guess the meaning of the Scots words in the story. [...]

Primary 2

30

Nov

2017


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CHRISTMAS DATES AT KING’S PARK 2017

Christmas Dates parents 2017 (v2)

Primary 2

29

Nov

2017


P2A Literacy and Languages Week Activities!

This week P2A have enjoyed lots of activities for Literacy and Languages week! We have taken part in D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read).  We kept our reading books close at all times and even took them to P.E. just incase the D.E.A.R bell rang! We enjoyed visiting the Book Fair and looked through the great selection [...]

Primary 2

24

Nov

2017


P2C Outdoor Learning and Circus Designs

This week in 2c we designed clown hats and lion masks as part of our Circus topic and we reflected and discussed the variety of Outdoor Learning we do in our playground. We had many suggestions. We have had a senses and an autumn walk and learned about nature and our environment. We play games [...]

Primary 2

17

Nov

2017


This Week in 2c Remembrance and Children In Need

In 2c we discussed and reflected about Remembrance and why we wear poppies. We drew lovely poppy pictures. We dressed up for Children in Need on Friday and gave a donation. Look at our odd and colourful outfits! In Maths we used our problem solving skills to design interesting and unique clowns using different 2D [...]

Primary 2

01

Nov

2017


P2A go silent!

This week P2A have been learning mime and movement through their topic of the Circus.  This will be developed over the next few weeks.  The class watched a Circus clip of Charlie Chaplin, and then current mime and movement artists.  They then developed their own mime scene of making a sandwich with their shoulder partner! [...]

Primary 2

01

Nov

2017


P2c Circus Skills in PE

P2c collaborated in teams with 2a in the gym hall. We learned new skills using small and large balls, beanbags and rings. We had fun throwing, catching, rolling, twisting, twirling and turning. We practised balance on a line and a bench and forward moves on the mats. We imagined we were acrobats, tight rope walkers and [...]

Primary 2

27

Oct

2017


The Circus Has Come To P2c!

P2c are enjoying learning about the circus through activities in literacy, mathematics, art, drama, music and PE.

Primary 2

25

Oct

2017


Learning this week in P2A!

P2A enjoyed a well deserved October break. This week we have been continuing our topic of the Circus.

Primary 2

12

Oct

2017


P2c Playground PALs

P2c very much enjoyed and collaborated with P6 and P7 pupils in various games in the playground this week. Pupils listened well to instructions and worked well in teams to learn new games and skills. Thank you to Mr Dougal, Mr Montgomery and P6, 7 pupils for helping us.

Primary 2

10

Oct

2017


Roll up roll up as the Circus arrives in P2A!

P2A have now completed their novel study.  The tree that housed Plop the Owl has now turned into a phonics tree!  New sounds we are learning are added each week and constantly revised! The class have been busy learning to spell common words, and are also enjoying taking turns to read to the class at [...]

Primary 2

29

Sep

2017


Welcome to P2c!

Welcome to 2c! P2c have been very engaged in our novel study ‘ The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’. We have been doing various art and drama activities, outdoor learning, writing and science related to our novel study. We made owl masks and owls using collage and firework  pictures using paint and chalk. In science, [...]

Primary 2

20

Sep

2017


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P2 Curriculum Evening 2017

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Primary 2

30

Aug

2017


P2A – The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

P2A enjoyed a fantastic Summer and are enjoying their new classroom environment! They have started their novel study ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’, and have been joined by the main character of Plop in the classroom!  They have already created firework pictures which feature in the first chapter ‘Dark is exciting’.  They [...]

Primary 2

28

Jun

2017


P2b celebrate the end of the year

P2b have been enjoying exploring seaside animals and identifying and drawing shells. We worked together in groups in our last few days of Primary 2. We have reflected over our very busy P2 year with Mrs McMillan. We are looking forward to our summer break. Happy holidays from P2!

Primary 2

27

Jun

2017


P2A Houses and Homes Presentations

P2A have been busy this week presenting their talks on a house of their choice from anywhere around the World!  The presentations have been fantastic with the class aiding in deciding on 2 stars and a wish to be worked on in P3. Pictured are some of the models that aided the presentations!  Well done [...]

Primary 2

27

Jun

2017


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P2C Celebrating the end of our Year

Celebrating a great year

Primary 2

26

Jun

2017


P2b Houses and Homes Topic

P2b have been learning about houses and homes around the world. We looked at house types in Britain and Japan and Kenya. We learned house types depend on the climate and the resources people have for building. We made houses from lego, card, paper, blocks, playdoh and clay mud huts. We prepared a presentation of houses [...]

Primary 2

26

Jun

2017


P2b rehearse for King’s Park’s Got Talent

P2b auditioned for our talent show. We had singer, dancers, hula hoop artists and football skills. Well done P2b.

Primary 2

26

Jun

2017


P2b Litter Picking

P2b have been very busy keeping the playground and gardens tidy. We worked well in groups to use the litterpickers.

Primary 2

25

Jun

2017


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P2A

P2A continue as Successful Learners in the run up to the end of term. The class enjoyed Health and Wellbeing week recently where they participated in Sports Day, fruit tasting, Upbeat dance, Yoga and meditation techniques. They also kept the playground litter free with their week of litter picking.  Each day after the pick they [...]

Primary 2

02

Jun

2017


P2b Health and Well Being Week

We experienced meditation and were very happy and relaxed after a beach story. We enjoyed taking part in Cosmic Kids, lively Jump Jonny and working with each other doing calm, mindful colouring, class squiggles and singing and handclapping activities.

Primary 2

02

Jun

2017


P2b Health and Well Being Week

We learned about eating a balanced diet and tried some delicious fruit and vegetables and made a cereal mix with oats, bran flakes and dried fruits. We learned that too much sugar is not good for us. Thank you to the lady from Tesco.

Primary 2

02

Jun

2017


P2b Health and Well Being Week

We have been very busy this week. On Monday we had Upbeat Dance and our Sports Afternoon. Can you see our different activities? We did the obstacle course, jump the river, football dribbling, egg and spoon, balance the bean bag and the flat race.

Primary 2

02

Jun

2017


P2b Football Challenge

We had a very energetic morning at Dalkeith Thistle Football pitch learning new ball skills and practising skills we have learned with our Active Schools Club. We moved round various stations and collaborated well in our teams and worked with pupils from other schools. Thank you Kevin and Steven for teaching us and thank you mums [...]

Primary 2

02

Jun

2017


P2b Dress Up as Superheroes

Can you see which Superhero we are?

Primary 2

02

Jun

2017


P2b Outdoor Learning

We enjoyed the outdoors and learned new skills. We collaborated to make dinosaur drawings and used our maths measuring skills.

Primary 2

02

Jun

2017


P2b Lifecycles Topic

We have been learning about different lifecycles. We studied the plant, frog and butterfly lifecycle. We learned animal baby names such as tadpole, caterpillar, chick, duckling, fawn, calf, cub, lamb, kid, foal and joey. We also enjoyed lifecycle stories of Penguin, Tiger, Panda, Shark and Turtle.

Primary 2

17

May

2017


P2A take part in the Football Festival!

P2A had a fantastic morning today during the Football Festival. The class took part in a variety of stations set up to test out the skills learnt earlier in the year from their 6 week football programme! Here are some highlights from this morning!  They played alongside the other P2 classes and another Midlothian school.

Primary 2

30

Apr

2017


P2A develop their balance and coordination skills.

P2A enjoyed their Easter break and discussed what they did through Circle time and holiday write ups. As we enter a busy Term 3,  the class have enjoyed their topic of the Dinosaurs and are just finishing this off over the next few weeks.  They drew fantastic Dinosaurs in the playground using a variety of [...]

Primary 2

26

Apr

2017


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King’s Park Primary Telephone Line

  26 April 2017 We have a problem with our school telephone line this morning.  The engineers are working on the fault.   Please e-mail Kingspark_ps@midlothian.gov.uk if you need to contact the school.   Thankyou Mandi Pache School Admin  

Primary 2

30

Mar

2017


P2b Busy Term

P2b have been very busy this term. We have been learning about report writing following our museum visit and letter writing. We wrote letters to Nessie the Loch Ness monster asking lots of interesting questions. We have put adjectives on our Literacy wall display and used adjectives to describe dinosaur features and sizes, shapes, patterns and [...]

Primary 2

06

Mar

2017


P2A have fun learning about Dinosaurs!

P2A have over the past few weeks been enjoying a variety of activities to help them learn more about their topic of Dinosaurs! They enjoyed working with P2C to create some still life line drawings of a variety of dinosaurs.  They also used Dinosaur stencils to draw Dinosaur shadows to mount onto colourful painted backgrounds! P2A [...]

Primary 2

24

Feb

2017


P2b don’t forget the Dinosaurs!

In P2b we are enjoying learning about the dinosaurs. We have made a display of our dinosaur art and have learned lots of interesting facts from books, posters, the internet and our museum visit to add to our science wall. Look what we have written.  

Primary 2

24

Feb

2017


P2b Visit the National Museum of Scotland

The Dinos have arrived in 2b! As part of our Dinosaur topic we visited the museum. We had a tour of the Gallery then a Dinosaur Workshop. We were very lucky to identify Dinosaur footprints, fossils, bones, teeth, claws and even a Stegosaurus plate and Velociraptor skull which is very precious. We found out in which period the [...]

Primary 2

01

Feb

2017


P2A explore measure!

This week P2A have been busy working together with their buddies to explore measure using non standard units!  They have enjoyed using their hands and feet to measure various objects around the classroom.  We have also been comparing objects to learn the size of the Dinosaurs! We are amazed at how big some Dinosaurs were! [...]

Primary 2

25

Jan

2017


P2 learn about Robert Burns, 25th January

We have been learning about Robert Burns. He is a famous Scottish poet and came from Alloway in Ayrshire. We had fun at the a ‘Twa Rabbies’ show. We listened to some of his poetry and songs. We have also been very busy learning new songs and playing a variety of musical instruments. Can you see [...]

Primary 2

22

Jan

2017


P2A start their new topic on the Dinosaurs!

P2A have been as busy as ever since starting back after the Christmas holidays! The class have started their new topic on the Dinosaurs and are so excited about it!  Through using a KWL grid they discussed what they already knew and what they wanted to learn.  So far they have been matching up Dinosaur [...]

Primary 2

23

Dec

2016


P2 had a fabulous Christmas Party

P2 planned and organised their Christmas party. We discussed which games, activities, music and party food to have. We had great fun collaborating and planning the party. We enjoyed dressing up and getting ready for the party. We played corners, musical statues, pass the parcel and had a dance competition for prizes. We enjoyed our party snacks. [...]

Primary 2

14

Dec

2016


P2b Christmas Celebrations

We have been celebrating Christmas in 2b. We helped decorate the Christmas tree with baubles and lights. Every day we look at our class Advent Calendar to see if there is a little surprise. We were very colourful for our Christmas lunch. Thank you P7 for helping us in the dinner hall and thank you [...]

Primary 2

14

Dec

2016


P2b Christmas Stars

We were Stars, a very Sleepy Shepherd and a King  in our Primary 1 and 2 Nativity Performance. We had great fun performing the show in church as narrators, musicians and a choir. We learned all about the Christmas story and sang many lovely songs. Can you see who we are?

Primary 2

13

Dec

2016


P2A enjoy a day of performance!

P2A started this morning learning about Mime and Movement.  They watched some mime performances and then created their own along with their table buddies to the theme of ‘getting ready in the morning’.  It seems we have a class of aspiring Actors and Actresses as the mime acts were fantastic! Then the class were Angels [...]

Primary 2

07

Dec

2016


P2A

P2A have been very busy over the last few weeks. The class really enjoyed Literacy week and the book fair!  Lots of fun was had when we had to drop everything and read (D.E.A.R)!  The class shared their favourite stories and wrote book reports. As we come close to finishing our topic on the Circus [...]

Primary 2

05

Dec

2016


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Children In Need

Thank you to all those who brought in their spare coins to make a class sized Pudsey.  Take a look at our creations!  We have been busy counting up all of the coins and we raised a whopping £685.12! We also had fun spotting the odd coin from around the World! Your Pupil Council  

Primary 2

30

Nov

2016


P2b Celebrate and Learn About St Andrew’s Day

We learned about St Andrew the Patron Saint of Scotland. We had fun creating thistles using paint and collage. They were tricky to cut out. We made a Scottish display of tartan and flags. Look at all our green, blue and purple thistles. We had some shortbread and listened to a Scottish story and bagpipe music. [...]

Primary 2

25

Nov

2016


P2b Literacy and Languages Week

P2b dressed as text characters. Can you see what we are dressed up as? We read many different types of text and enjoyed choosing books from the Book Fair this week.

Primary 2

25

Nov

2016


P2b Design Clown Hats

We collaborated to share ideas to make and decorate our clown hats using cone shapes. Look at all our colourful designs.

Primary 2

25

Nov

2016


P2b Playground Games

P2b worked well with P6 and P7 pupils learning playground games.

Primary 2

24

Nov

2016


P2a Circus Skills

We use different sized balls and quoits to improve our juggling skills. Tight rope walkers and acrobats need good balancing skills to perform their acts.

Primary 2

21

Nov

2016


P2A create Circus Big Tops!

P2A followed instructions from the Smartboard to create fantastic line drawings of Circus Big Tops! They then shared their work as a class and provided each other with positive feedback.

Primary 2

18

Nov

2016


P2b Children In Need

Look at our colourful clothes and coins we collected for Children in Need.  

Primary 2

18

Nov

2016


P2b Circus Lions

P2b have been busy making circus lion masks using collage. We used our lion masks in drama for mime. Can you guess who is behind the masks?

Primary 2

18

Nov

2016


P2b November 11th Poppies

We made lovely poppies for November 11th.

Primary 2

07

Nov

2016


New games for the Playground.

Primary 2 were being taught new playground games by Primary 7

Primary 2

03

Nov

2016


Active Spelling in P2A

P2A have been busy this week learning a variety of ways to experiment with their spelling words and new sounds.

Primary 2

31

Oct

2016


P2b Design Glasses

P2b have been learning about our 5 senses. We designed colourful glasses of different designs. Can you guess who we are behind our glasses?

Primary 2

31

Oct

2016


Roll Up, Roll Up P2b Circus!

P2b have been learning different circus tricks.

Primary 2

31

Oct

2016


3D Shapes in the Circus

We have been using our knowledge of 3D shapes to make objects form the circus.

Primary 2

28

Oct

2016


The Circus arrives in P2A

P2A have been enjoying their topic of The Circus.

Primary 2

13

Oct

2016


P2C Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

P2C are trying to keep the animals off the streets!

Primary 2

12

Oct

2016


P2b Midlothian Science Week

P2b have been learning about nocturnal animals and the 5 senses.

Primary 2

12

Oct

2016


P2b Active Schools Football

P2b have been very busy learning new skills this term with the Active School Football Coaches. We collaborated well in our teams.

Primary 2

11

Oct

2016


Successful Learning in P2A

P2A have been busy revising their knowledge and learning more about shapes.

Primary 2

07

Oct

2016


Footballers of the Future.

P2C have been polishing up on our football skills.

Primary 2

29

Sep

2016


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P2 Curriculum Evening 2016

Please click on the link to access the powerpoint from the Curriculum Evening. Regards P2 teachers P2 curriculum eve 140916  

Primary 2

29

Sep

2016


P2A Football Sessions

P2A are enjoying a series of sessions with external football coaches Kevin and Steven.

Primary 2

15

Sep

2016


P2 Novel Study ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’

P2 have had a very busy start to the Term and are enjoying their novel study 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark'.

Primary 2

05

Aug

2016


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Writing our news

Each class will be writing their news and it will appear here.