We hope you are all well in these peculiar times. It is more important than ever to wish every one of you, families and friends, a very happy and holy Easter when it arrives. We hope that you are able to spend some safe, quality time together, even virtually.
All staff of St. Andrew’s Primary
This week P4 learned how to create code on Code.org Dance Party. They had so much fun choosing their own background, music, characters and moves in the tutorial. Well done to David Molka for going home and practising more then uploading his work to Teams for everyone to enjoy! I look forward to more of you sharing your learning with me in this new transition to on-line, home learning!
Last Wednesday morning P5 visited Georgetown Library. The staff at Georgetown library showed us around the non-fiction section and taught us how to use the Dewey Decimal System to find what we were looking for. We also completed some activities using the non-fiction section of the library. This has really helped us to build on our knowledge of non-fiction texts which has been a focus for this term.
So today first it was assembly then we worked on a new topic.It was break and we built a big den . Now we are blogging and sending an email to Mr.Valentine.
This week we have been really busy. Yesterday we wrote emails to Mr V. We also did symmetry outside. In art with Mr P we started working on some Victorian art looking at a famous artist called Turner.
Today we had assembly and then topic where we looked at living and non-living things. We have also fitted in our spelling tests with Mrs Woods.
Primary 4 were Responsible Citizens this morning, making use of their local library to enhance their learning about non-fiction and learning how to return books very carefully to their correct place. They heard all about The Dewey Decimal System,the classification system used in libraries,to order books by subject. They then did some challenges finding information from the non-fiction book of their choice and cracking a fun code using Dewey Decimal numbers to find the missing words. Bibi loved finding a book on Anne Frank as she was that character at World Book Day last week and David loved the Science books as Science is one of his favourite subjects! The lovely librarians would be sure to have us back as everyone was so well-behaved and hard-working. It was a super morning for us all.
Today the school is bright and colourful with children (and staff) dressed as their favourite book characters.
Classes met this morning in the hall to take part in our parade and share their amazing outfits! There are a number of book related activities going on today and we even have some classes from St Michael’s Primary joining us to do activities with the children.
During Lent we are also holding a Book Swap to raise funds for SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund). Children are welcome to bring in a book they have enjoyed reading but no longer want and place it on our book case at the front of the school. For a small donation they are then welcome to take a new book for home.