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Welcome to Primary 2
The class have the first break (10.15am - 10.45am) and first lunch slots (12.15pm - 1.00pm) outside, from our current staggered breaks. They eat their lunch in the classroom before their outside time slot. It is of great help to the school if you have discussed with your child what their choice of lunch for the day is before they get to class in the morning.
Our buddies from last year, who are now P7, made us all some Worry Dolls, to check in and keep the positive relationships going, even though we can't spend time together in person. We wrote them thank you letters back.
Democracy in action when the whole school watched on Teams as the P7 candidates for House Captain and Vice Captain made their pitches to get votes:
The whole school took part in a Reading Record Challenge in October, part of Ness Book Fest's efforts to get as many children as possible reading books at one time in Scotland. Ms Ogston read to the class, and they tweeted a photo of themselves to author Jenny Valentine, whose book, "Iggy and Me" the class have been enjoying. Primary 2 also took part in Author Live sessions with both Lari Don and James Robertson:
Some of the boys made a lovely birds' nest one lunchtime, using all of the autumnal leaves which had fallen onto the playground.
Although the playground is currently divided into 4, with each class keeping to their own bubble, and staggered breaks taking place, so that only half the school is out at a time, there have still been opportunities for some dance tuition in a socially distanced way across the divide with some of last year's buddies:
The children settled back into school life really well in August, and handled the changes in the school routine very well. Here, they were photographed playing Duck Duck Goose in the playground at lunchtime in August: