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Still Monday 14th September! πŸ™‚

Beetroot Harvest Part 2!

We had a great time this afternoon harvesting beetroot, big and small. They had been growing in our allotment bed since the seeds were planted on Monday 9th March, just in time before school closed for the corona virus ‘lockdown’ on Friday 20th March.

We were really pleased to find about 20 healthy looking beetroots hiding under the soil. We also enjoyed spotting a few worms, snails and slugs – but they were probably not too happy to see us!

We can’t do any cooking in school just now so we’ve taken the beetroot home, along with some recipes; hopefully we might be able to make something tasty at home to enjoy with our families over the next few days.

After harvesting all the beetroot we then spent some time weeding the bed, being careful not to disturb too many of the daffodil, iris and crocus bulbs which are fast asleep under the soil just now. Finally we had a seat and Skye the Scarecrow enjoyed listening as we took turns to use our reading skills to read the beetroot recipes.

Monday 14th September:

Beetroot Harvest!

It’s HARVEST TIME! so some of us will soon be harvesting the beetroot which has been growing at our CKPS allotment. We thought we’d share with you the recipes we might be using at home to turn our beetroot into something DELICIOUS! The recipes are for Beetroot Smoothie, Beetroot Muffins, Beetroot Soup and, Beetroot and Ginger Brownies.

REMEMBER…. stay safe in the kitchen! Always ask an adult to help you. πŸ™‚

How to Cook With Kids | Cook Smarts

Friday 11th September:

Celebrating Success!


Fred Frog was especially glad to see that the people who had put their fabulous poster on the door to one of his classrooms are now the TRAQUAIR SPORTS CAPTAINScongratulations Cameron and Ross.

Special congratulations also go to Jake, now one of the BROOM SPORTS CAPTAINS, and to Grace, one of the CARRICK HOUSE CAPTAINS.

We know you’ll all enjoy your new responsibilities and do a GREAT JOB for TEAM CKPS! πŸ™‚

Friday 28th August:

Fred Frog was interested to find a poster on his classroom door which says: Stay Green and Stick with your team! πŸ™‚ Fred Frog’s favourite colour is green so he always likes to support Traquair House whenever possible – he will be voting for the P7 creators of this smart poster to become our SUPER P7 SPORTS CAPTAINS of Traquair House.

Who will you be voting for? There are lots of great posters around school now, and soon we might be able to watch some video presentations to help us to choose our P7 HOUSE and SPORTS CAPTAINS for this year. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Friday 14th August:

Back to school for all of us! πŸ™‚

It was GREAT to see most of our smiling pupils enjoying being back at CKPS this week. I loved hearing snippets of the ‘lockdown’ and summer holiday news when I was in the playground at the beginning of the day, and near the allotment as our pupils went home each day. I am looking forward to hearing more soon! πŸ™‚

Mrs Dale

Tuesday 11th August:

Hello again everyone! Fred Frog, his friends and I were very glad to be back in school today after our long summer break (did you see some of our holiday pictures below?). Before we went back to school we felt quite excited as well as a little nervous – we wondered what might be different. It was so good to see our friends and we were all helping each other to get ready to WELCOME you all back to school later this week. πŸ˜‰

It may be a little while before I see some of you in my ASL (Additional Support for Learning) classrooms. At the beginning of each new school year there is always some time for you to get to know your new class teachers, and for them to get to know you, before you come to work with me. πŸ™‚

We are really looking forward to seeing you soon – you might have quite a lot to tell us about, so we’re all ready to listen. Bye for now! Mrs Dale, Fred, Freda and Frank Frogs and their other animal friends!

Wednesday 5th August:

Fred Frog on Holiday! πŸ™‚

It’s August already, so Fred Frog is excited about being back at CKPS for a new school year. He can’t wait to see all his friends again. He has enjoyed his summer holiday break from school and he has some photos to share with you. πŸ™‚

Here he is with his friends amongst the runner bean plants which he helped Mrs Dale plant way back in April, during the Easter Holiday…. recently he has been enjoying eating lots of fresh home-grown beans for his tea most days! Can you spy some of the beans hanging from the plants as well as some in a box which Fred Frog has helped to find and pick?

In the next slideshow below you can see Fred Frog enjoying a day trip to Melrose in the Scottish Borders. He also went on a long walk with Mrs Dale and enjoyed hopping along the banks of the River Tweed:

Not too far from Melrose, Fred Frog asked his chauffeur to stop for a wee while so that he could enjoy the fantastic views at a place called Scott’s View:

Skye the Scarecrow is also looking forward to seeing everyone when we’re back at school. She has been busy watching the beetroot and lots of other things growing in the allotment over the summer. Look how big the beetroot plants are now! Skye wonders how big the beetroots will be when we harvest them? What do you think? Will the beetroots be the size of a golf ball, or will they be as big as a tennis ball?

We are really looking forward to seeing you all soon and to hearing some of your summer time news. πŸ™‚

Mrs Dale, Fred Frog and our animal friends.

Thursday 25th June:



Remember to stay strong, stick together, be kind, and take care!

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