We had some very special visitors in school today - Mr and Mrs Claus...and some very cheeky elves! Santa was so impressed with the children in P2 and told them that they were all on his nice list (but Miss Barbour knew that anyway)! Santa gave the children all a special treat before he left. We are all counting down the days until Christmas Eve!
On Thursday, we went on a very exciting trip to the Pantomime at the Grand Opera House, Belfast! We had so much fun watching Goldilocks and the Three Bears...it really was the greatest show! What a special treat for all the boys and girls at St. Colmcille's!
This week, we celebrated Anti-Bullying Week and learned so much about how to be a kind friend towards others! We learned that there are different types of bullying, including physical and verbal! We designed a poster to show ways in which we can use kind hands and kind feet, and then on Friday we raised money for Children in Need and wore odd socks to celebrate the fact that we are all unique!
As part of our 'Fairytales and Living Things' topic in World Around Us, the Primary 2 children went to Dundrum Castle. We sang songs on the bus, learned all about swords, went on a treasure hunt, explored different parts of the castle, and even found some magical fairy doors on our Autumn walk! We had the best day ever!
We had lots of fun celebrating 'Bike to School Week' by taking part in lots of fun and educational activities. During PE, we played a game called 'Red, Amber, Green, Roundabout' where we had to watch the coloured cones and listen to the instructions which told us what we had to do on our imaginary bikes. During outdoor play, we turned the Pirate Ship area into a street where the children had to follow the rules of the road by looking out for the traffic lights, Lollipop men and zebra crossings. These are the things and people that keep us safe! We discussed the steps we can take to stay safe when riding our bikes, including always wearing a helmet and cycling with a trusted adult in a quiet place. We also designed our very own bikes at the art table which turned out fantastic. Can you think of any other ways to stay safe when riding your bike?
We had a fabulous day celebrating Roald Dahl on Monday! We read a lovely book called 'Colours' by Roald Dahl and decided to create some paintings using the colours from the book, but we only had red, green, blue, yellow and white paint. We decided to carry out a colour mixing experiment to see if we could create every colour from our book! It was great to hear the P2 children predicting what colour they would make!