This Week’s News
Congratulations and best wishes to Mrs Hart, P1a Teacher, and family on the birth of baby Alfie earlier this week.
This week in P1a we have been learning how to brush our teeth.
Kianna – “We made giant toothbrushes.”
Freya L – “You need to brush your teeth for 2 minutes each time.”
We have started to make piggy banks out of milk bottles. We can’t wait to finish them.
P1b have had a very busy week practising for their assembly next Friday. We have started our new topic about the Olympics. We are looking forward to our Olympic afternoon with Nursery on Tuesday.
Riley – “We have been counting to 100.”
Oliver – “Running and table tennis are in the Olympics.”
This week in P2a we have been learning about food chains and we learned some new words. We are going to find out if eggs float or sink in different kinds of water. Emma’s dad is going to come and tell us about his job as a fisherman.
In P2b we designed logos for the Rio Olympics.
Olivia – “They are colourful.”
Yvie- “We had to make the picture big and clear.”
Erin – “I like doing division.”
The square and rectangles have worked on multiplying and sharing.”
Ellie-Jay joined our class this week.
Ellie-Jay – “I have new friends already.”
We designed waterproof suits for a deep sea diver.
Anna – I used tin foil for the top half because I thought it would be waterproof.”
P3 have made Father’s Day trophies. Amy moved up a level in swimming and so did Oliver. Cian has finished swimming. The class took part in a times table treasure hunt.
In P3/4 we have been writing our final “Big Writing” assignment for the session. It is a narrative/ descriptive story.
Thanks to you all for your support during my time in P3/4. It has been fun and a challenge! What a great class and wonderful children. Hope to see you next session – Mr MacIsaac
P4 This week the class have been looking up facts about their favourite sports stars and writing exciting letters to them. They have also enjoyed their last session of Let’s Cook and would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents who were involved.
This week P4/5 have been busy with their Big Writing assessments. We wrote a diary entry based on Mr Mingin by David Walliams. We have also been learning about internet safety this week. Well done to Ryan K for completing his block of horse riding lessons and also Mia for doing so well in her dance exam.
In P5/6 we have been writing imaginery stories in Literacy and we have been learning about Frequency tables and the skills needed to create them. We have also researched different theme parks and why customers visit them as we have begun our new topic on theme parks this week. We are all really excited to learn more. A reminder that our Junk modelling homework challenge is due next week.
This week in P6/7 we have been rehearsing for our show. Tickets are on sale now. We are all enjoying working on our personal Olympic projects where we are developing skills in lots of different areas.
Well done to both our boys and girls football teams who both reached the final day of the Stewartry’s Paul Jones tournament on Saturday.
After a series of games the girls reached their final which they won in extra -time – very Well Done! The boys’ team did not qualify for the final this year but had done really well in the weekly games conceding only 3 goals in 17 games. Thank you to all the pupils who have attended training and did so well in tournament and also to Mrs Tait and Mr McClune for the time and commitment they give to coaching the Teams.
A reminder that the school welcomes news on Wider Achievement – ‘big and small’ activities and achievements that happen out of school, e.g. a pupil has baked a cake for the first time, can now tie their shoelaces, swam a length of the pool, won an award for a sport, etc
Please send in an email (photos also welcome) or a note so we can add wider achievements to Good Work folders. Pupils in p4-7 can add photos and comments directly in to their My Merit (online portfolio) pages.
Next Week’s News
It unfortunately looks as though we are due to be hit by heavy rain on Sunday night and into Monday morning which will mean the Sports Field will be too wet to use. According to the BBC and Met Office websites the rest of the week looks to be dry. Our P7s are away Tuesday to Thursday so we hope to have our Sports races on Friday morning.
P4-7 races will start at 10am and, following P1b’s Assembly, our P1-3s will join them on Sports Field for their races starting at 11am. We will end up with Parent Races and Inter-House relays before having a Picnic Lunch.
There will be a normal school lunch on Monday 20th.
P1a – Class town walk Tuesday afternoon. Move up afternoon on Wednesday and move up morning on Thursday. Have fun meeting your new teacher.
P3/4 – We hope Miss Dooley is going to be back with the class on Move up day on 22nd –23rd June.
P7’s are at Castle Douglas High School Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd June for their Induction Days.