Month: June 2017

Setting the butterflies free in P3B

P3B were very proud to finally release Hermione, Ron, Harry, Dumbledore and Voldemort last week. We thoroughly enjoyed watching them grow from teeny tiny caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. We have a sneaky suspicion that our friends were a little reluctant to leave us because it took them hours to leave their enclosure- we even had to bring 3 back in and try again the following day.
Adios amigos!

The proud parents!

Obviously a natural when it comes to handling insects!!

Free at last


A fab achievement for Lexie

Huge congratulations to Lexie who ran a very impressive 5K in the Race for Life yesterday. We are all very proud of your fantastic achievement- what a star! Love from P3B & Miss McG

Gorgeous Grange in action

A couple of photos of the P3 Grange kiddies from today’s outdoor learning activities. The kids were busy capturing photographs, building miniature worlds, constructing tennis ball runs and making story sticks. They worked really well and showed fantastic imagination and creativity in each of the activities. Well done, P3! 🙂

A day in the great outdoors for Primary 3

Today P3A, 3B and 3C spent the morning enjoying some outdoor learning. In houses, the groups made their way around the 4 activities which were: miniature worlds, tennis ball run, story sticks and photo hunt.

During the photo hunt activity the children were given a list of things to find and they set off in small groups armed with an iPad. Below are some of the images captured by the kids, including some lovely selfies!!

100 year old man

A giant

A Skeleton

Framed Photo

A rat


Enjoying some homemade rhubarb crumble

Primary 3 would like to say a HUGE thank you to Tiana’s mummy, Kirsten, who has given up lots of her time to help us in the garden this year. On Monday she helped us to dig up our potatoes, as well as onions, garlic, peas and rhubarb. It would be fair to say that some potatoes did better than others but we now know that sunlight and lots of water is key! P3 (and the P3 teachers) are extremely grateful for all of your support and expertise! Thank you to all of the other parent volunteers too- we couldn’t have done it without you.

P3B would like to say another HUGE thank you to Pixie’s mummy, Emma, who used the rhubarb to make us a delicious rhubarb crumble to try. The crumble was devoured very quickly and got a big thumbs up from us.

Thank you, thank you!

From caterpillars to butterflies.

Today was a VERY exciting day in P3B. Our little caterpillars (all five of them) have emerged from their chrysalises as butterflies. We watched as their wings hardened and they started to move about. After a couple of hours we were able to give them food and fill their environment with some pretty flowers for them to explore.
We are hoping to release them tomorrow but have really enjoyed watching them grow from tiny caterpillars into beautiful butterflies.

It would appear that Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore and Voldemort were feeling a little self-conscious about coming out as they popped out quickly whenever we weren’t looking. Luckily Ms Dodds was able to catch one of her butterflies emerging so I will try to get the video for all to see!

Here are three of the butterflies (I’m not sure who exactly they are) having just emerged. If you look closely you can see that their wings have not fully formed yet. And one (I’m told it was Ron) was feeling a little sluggish. He came out about 2 hours later!