This Week’s News
Please scroll down for some photographs of some of the activities.
Thank you for Voting For Us – Tesco Bags of Help Award!
The school has won £12000 in the Tesco Bags of Help awards to buy large and small equipment for our outdoor environment. The Pupil Council is working hard to gather more ideas and make a final choice on how the money is spent. We will share how the work goes over the next few months.
We have been discussing our favourite toys. We tried to describe our toy and why they are our favourite.
Georgie: “My favourite is Scruffy dog because I have had him for years.”
Darci said, “I love my spacehopper because I love bouncing.”
Zane said, “My lorry is my favourite because it is so shiny.”
This week we have started our new ‘Santa’s Workshop’ toys theme. We have been talking about our favourite toys and investigating how different toys move with the forces of pushing and pulling. We enjoyed exploring this outside. We have started learning about electrical safety at home.
We have been doing more work on counting numbers within 100.
Freya L – “I think it is quite easy.”
We have been working on counting forwards and backwards. We have been working on full stops in our sentences.
Olivier – “I can use full stops.”
We have read some more of our story about Plop.
Callum – “I think Plop is a nice wee owl.”
We enjoyed the visit from the Gritter and took turns sitting in the drivers seat. We have been learning about the orbits of the Earth and Moon. We know that the sun is our closest star.
This week P3a got a visit from the Gritter. We were all given a chance to sit in the Gritter and it was explained how Gritters help keep our roads safe.
We have also been creating our Christmas concert artwork. P3a were designing the different Christmas Trees. We look forward to you seeing them.
We had a visit from the Gritter on Wednesday – it was enormous!
We did some fantastic creative writing when we created our own versions of “Journey” – the class reader. We also split into two groups this week. Some of us practised really hard in Choir for the Christmas Lights Switch On whilst the rest of P4 and P5/6 made our very own Christmas tree for the church. It was made out of Christmas Puddings.
Cody – “I learned the Gay Gordons dance.”
Heidi – “We have been learning to recognise fractions.”
Tyler – “We made Santas with Miss Gainford.”
Noah S – “My biggest success was learning the dancing.”
Harris – “At Golden Time we made Christmas biscuits.”
Cody went to karate on Wednesday.
Abbie W jumped in the deep end at swimming lessons.
Christmas has arrived in Primary P5/6
We have been working with P4 to make a Christmas Pudding Christmas Tree for the Church. We have also been using water colours to paint a nativity scene. (Photos below)
In our topic we have been writing text conversations between the different people that we have met so far during our study of the Scottish Wars of Independence.
**Please see note about the change of date to our hillwalk. It will now take place on Monday 12th December. Please return slips and £5 as soon as possible.**
In Maths we have been working on fractions. The squares and circles are doing fractions of a total. Triangles are working on quarters. We have been filming our weather reports in front of the green screen. We put our wind information onto a graph and analysed the results. We have been learning to proof read. We have been doing dancing for our Christmas party. Jess is making a cross stitch star. Chloe has learned her Christmas show dance in gymnastics.
P6 Girls went on their Stronord Challenge – click here to see some photos
This week we had a geologist visit in our class. He showed us different kinds of rocks, lava rocks and lava bombs. He showed us videos of his trips to erupting volcanoes in Iceland and shared his stories. We got a chance to re-create exploding volcanoes. Our topic is Extreme Earth and his visit really helped our understanding.
Owen – “It was really interesting. I liked recreating eruptions.”
Alistair – “I liked seeing how volcanoes erupt.”
Kacey – “I enjoyed listening to his experiences.”
This week we created our own eruptions in Art. We used Nick Rowlands ‘Volcano’ as our inspiration. We used lots of different techniques to create our own.
This week P7 have started their new topic looking at Energy.
Ruby – “I found out more about fossil fuels. That they’re running out and that they pollute the earth.”
We also started practising our Christmas party dances.
Tessa – “We have also been busy working on our Big Writing Assessment.
Matthew was awarded 2nd place in the Chariots of Fire competition last Saturday – Well Done.
Good luck to Gabriel in his dance performance at the Dalbeattie Light Switch on Friday.
Reminders for Next Week
P1 – our dress rehearsal for our school show is on Friday 9th.
All costumes should please be brought in,in a labelled plastic bag by Wednesday 7th December.
P1/2 – Please bring school Christmas Concert clothes in to school before Wednesday.
P2b – Please remember to send in clothes for the Christmas concert in a labelled bag on Wednesday 7th December. Have you ordered Christmas Lunch for your child?
P3a – Can P3a remember to bring in their Christmas concert outfit. If it can be put in a bag labelled with your child’s name that would more than helpful.
P6 – A reminder that its Group 2 on Thursday for Mr McClune’s football. Please remember homework and PE Kit.
Christmas dates for your diary
8th – 9am Nursery Concert
12th – 8:45am P5/6 Robert the Bruce Hillwalk 12th – 1:15pm P3a and P3b Party
13th – 1:15pm P5 and P5/6 Party
14th – 9:30am P1-3 Concert 14th – 1:15pm P6 and P6/7 Party 14th – 6:30pm P1-3 Concert
15th – 10am Church Service 15th – Christmas Lunch 15th – evening P5/6 Panto Visit
16th – 2pm P1-3 Concert
19th – 2pm P2a and P2b 19th – 6:30pm – P7 Party
20th – 1:15pm P1 and P1/2 Party
21st – 9am Nursery Party 21st – 1:15pm P4 and P4/5 Party
(Click on a photograph to start a slideshow)