P1/2 – Miss Davidson


Friday 29th May:

Happy Friday P1/2!

This week we have been reading for enjoyment and listening to lots of different stories. Ms Pincock had another story at home that she thought would fit in with our theme this week.

Did you like this book? If so, why? What would you rate it out of 10?

I have been asking for you to rate each book on the blog this week out of 10. Did you have a favourite or one you really didn’t enjoy?

I have also been receiving pictures of some excellent learning this week and a couple of things from last week, I think it is great to be able to share everyone’s work on the blog, so keep sending pictures in.

Fun fact: The Moon is smaller than the Earth, the Moon would fit into the Earth nearly 4 times!

Next week is health week, so you will be receiving a different learning grid with lots of activities to do with keeping healthy. At the end of the week we will have a sports day for the whole school. You will not have any Education City tasks and there will be a school wide SumDog challenge to do, I think our class could win!

Have a lovely weekend and I will speak to you on the blog on Monday,

Miss Davidson

Thursday 28th May:

Good morning! Goeie more! Buongiorno! Maidin Mhaith!

Do you know what languages I am using to say good morning?

Today we are listening to the story the ‘The Whale Song’ by Dyan Sheldon

  • What did you think of this story, if you liked it, why?
  • What kind of person was Lilly’s Great Uncle Frederick?
  • Is there anything you would like to change about the story?
  • What would you do if the Whale’s started to call your name?
  • What would you rate this story out of 10?

It is really important to keep reading during this time and it is a good time to find out what books you enjoy and what you don’t enjoy. You might find that you like factual books or books about fantasy lands. I treated myself to some new books and have been finding time to sit down with a cup of tea in my ‘Bruce’ mug and reading a book.

Remember you can still send me pictures to put on the blog for tomorrow. Alternatively you can send me a fact about the sun and moon to put on the blog that you have found out as part of ICT today.

See you all tomorrow,

Miss Davidson

Wednesday 27th May:

Good morning P1/2!

Remember you can still send pictures to my email, mhari.davidson@carrickknowe.edin.sch.uk, showing me what you have been up to so that I can share it on the blog. It doesn’t have to be just school work.

Today on the grid it asks you to draw a picture of an astronaut using a helpful step by step video.

Here is attempt…

Make sure to follow the instructions and pause the video if you need to. Then you can create a space background. Maybe you could cut your astronaut out and stick it onto another piece of space art. You could even draw your face in the suit rather than a closed helmet.

Bruce enjoyed the astronaut drawing so much he decided to become an astronaut for the day. We just need to make a rocket now.

I hope you have an astronaushing day!

Ms Pincock, Mr Teddy and Mr Penguin are writing about their space adventure on P2a’s blog.

See you all tomorrow,

Miss Davidson

Tuesday 26th May:

Hello! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Szia! Dzień dobry! Hola!

Can you remember any of the other languages that we used to say ‘hello’ each morning in class?

For our reading today we are listening to the story ‘I Took the Moon for a Walk’. Before you read/listen to the story, what do you think it might be about? What makes you think that?

  • What was your favourite part about the story?
  • Was there anything you disliked?
  • Did you notice anything about the words?
  • What do you rate this book out of 10?

Today you are looking at the phases of the moon and there used to be an advert when I was younger that helped me to remember the phases of the moon that I will share with you. First, you need a biscuit or jaffa cake!

I think this has been my favourite video to do so far! Mmmm!!

This is the advert that I was trying to copy…

It is a good way to try and remember some of your phases of the moon but perhaps you could organise your biscuit like this:


Ms Pincock is doing a phases of the moon experiment, make sure you take a look at P2a’s blog.

See you all tomorrow,

Miss Davidson

Monday 25th May:

Good morning P1/2! Did you have a nice weekend? I hope so!

This week in Literacy we are focusing on reading for enjoyment, so we are going to be having a look at a few different stories this week and think about what we enjoy about each but is also okay not to like the stories. Today we are looking at ‘Night Monkey, Day Monkey’ by Julia Donaldson.

  • What did you like about the story?
  • Was there anything you didn’t like or would have changed about the story?
  • What do you think that the main idea of the story is?
  • What would you rate the story out of 10?

This week we are also looking at the Sun and Moon and today we are thinking about day and night. Look at the video to see how we get day and night.

We are going to see how day and night works by doing our own experiment.

You will need:

  • piece of string
  • balloon
  • paper and pen
  • scissors
  • sticky tape
  • torch

See you all tomorrow,

Miss Davidson