Our Weekly School News – Sharing our Learning with the School Community.
Each week we try our very best to either upload a weekly class summary on a Friday or share learning through class Twitter or Facebook posts during the week.
There are links below to the Social Media platforms that some of our classes have chosen to try out this session. Many of the posts and tweets are also shared on our school website.
Please have a read and a chat together at home about what we have been up to this week.
Primary 1a and 1b
Another couple of busy weeks in Primary 1!
We have been working hard learning our new sounds – h, r, m and d. We have enjoyed making houses out of different 2d shapes, making maps, forming letters with playdough and marbles, and designing dinosaurs! We love listening to the Jolly Phonics stories and finding words beginning with the different sounds. Our homework is looking great, with lots of lovely letters and pictures – thank you for your hard work!
We have also been enjoying more Julia Donaldson stories. ‘Night Monkey, Day Monkey’ and ‘Superworm’ have been recent favourites.
We have been taking part in some science experiments – some successful, and some not so much – but lots of fun all the same! P1a loved creating moon rocks last week and watching the reaction make them fizz and pop!
In maths, we’ve been starting to look at measure. We had lots of fun measuring ourselves and our partners using different objects (non-standard units). Look out for the Measure Challenge in our homework next week!
As always, we have been having lots of muddy fun in the nature garden! A particular highlight was roasting marshmallows on the fire with Mr Tyson.
Please send in the homework packets on a Friday.
The weather is getting colder – please make sure your child is wrapped up on Forest Fridays.
This week has been another busy one in Primary 2.
In Maths we have been looking at number and counting on and back. We have been looking at numbers before and after and we are now good at this. We are moving onto counting on two more or two less than a certain number next week.
In Language we have been working on our spelling words this week and we are now able to write our words confidently during our quizzes. We also listened to a story called Mrs Jolly’s Brolly and we were trying to think of words to describe the main characters. We used these words to help us draw what we thought the characters would look like. We then broke the story down into four parts to encourage us to use the time words to describe when things happened.
In our Topic work this week we have been looking at the weather and it has been a good week for us to see the different weather there is in Castle Douglas. We learned about the countries that make up the British Isles and their capitals and we are now trying to do a weather forecast for ourselves. Some of us have managed to use the map and tell everyone in class about the different kinds of weather. Well done.
As the weather gets colder please could everyone bring a warmer top to wear in class? It does not have to be a school jumper and any warm top from home will be fine.
PE is on a Monday and Thursday outside and on a Friday it is inside. Please could you bring indoor shoes for PE on a Friday.
Primary 3 is sharing their learning using a Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/P3cdps @p3cdps
Primary 3/4 is sharing their learning using a Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/P34cdps @p34cdps
In maths this week we have been working in groups on number. We have been regrouping, partitioning and using our knowledge of near doubles. We have also started rounding to the nearest 100. We took part in the D&G Sumdog maths challenge. We finished in 47th place with 267 points. Well done P4, we were also the first CDPS class!
We have been writing descriptions about a pirate ship. We used our description bubbles to focus on size, colour and number.
For art we painted some beautiful winter scenes. We painted the moon and then blended blue and purple paint from light to dark. We made tree silhouettes and layered them against the sky.
We made wellbeing wheels as part of our Emotion Works blue cog learning. We understand that everyone experiences emotions in different ways. The blue cog is about feel better/emotion regulation strategies. We found out how the blue cog relates to the other cogs in the model. We decided on 8 uncomfortable emotions and 8 regulation strategies that would make us feel better. We spun the wheel to match them up.
In P.E we worked on pendulum passing in teams for rugby. Outside we enjoyed some sun while playing football, skipping and relays.
Warmer tops may be needed in class. This does not need to be a school sweatshirt or cardigan. Any warm top from home is fine to wear so please don’t worry if there is not a school sweatshirt available.
Change of shoes or boots and a warm jacket needed for the nature garden every Monday afternoon.
PE every Wednesday (inside) and Thursday (outside). Please come to school in your PE kit and dress for the weather on these days.
Wider Achievement – Poppy Appeal
A and G in P4 climbed Screel last Saturday and have raised over £1000 for the Poppy Appeal Scotland! Well done boys – a fantastic effort and very thoughtful too.
Upper Primary Class Media Feeds
Primary 5a – https://twitter.com/p5a_r @p5a_r
Primary 5b – https://www.facebook.com/P5b-CDPS-114015767084449/
Primary 6a – https://www.facebook.com/P6a-103235598170862
Primary 6b – https://twitter.com/mr_coulthard @mr_coulthard
Primary 7a – https://www.facebook.com/P7a-CDPS-109981017494123
Primary 7b – https://twitter.com/P7andMrwhan @P7andMrWhan