We have been Weather Watchers all this week. We have done a daily Weather walk and filled in our weather chart. The children have worked incredibly hard at home to complete our Igloo Challenge. We have some fantastic Igloos – well done everyone!
This week we have been thinking about what makes a good friend. We talked about our friends and listened to each other. Charley – “I fell and my friend helped me up.” Kacey – “Good friends play nicely.” Homework challenge – Our igloos look amazing!
We all did very well in our Scots Poetry competition last week. The winner was Amelia and Ben was the winner of the art competition.
Our new topic is weather and we have been talking about what we want to learn.
In Maths we have started work on money to 20p.
Enjoy the mid-term break!
This week P2a have been very lucky to get a visitor from the Royal Highland Education Trust. Sara came to talk to us about farming in Scotland but focused mainly on dairy farming as that is the type of farm we are going to visit on our up coming trip.
We learned all about dairy cows and how to stay safe on a farm and we also got the chance to make butter.
Ruby said she “liked making butter.”
Max said he found it interesting learning about farm safety.
Oscar said he learned that cows can produce ’32 litres of milk a day’.
We were also able to visit the mart to watch a cattle sale.
We had a visit from Sarah from RHET. She told us all about Torrs Dairy Farm. We are going to visit it next Friday. We went to Wallets Mart to see a bull demonstration yesterday. We saw two beautiful bulls in the ring. Anna and Lhlyaijana got to be the Auctioneers while we pretended to bid for the bulls.
We started our Viking topic and we read the Selfish Giant with Mrs James. Ryan L won a gold medal for Karate at Dumfries. Logan B won a silver medal for Swimming two lengths at Kirkcudbright.
“I enjoyed drawing Highland Coos using chalk pastels.” – Megan
“I’ve been inspired by the Daily Mile and I’ve made a running club with Noah O and Kalim” – Miriam
“I have enjoyed Multisports.” – Emily
“We’re doing money.” – Melissa
“We are writing adventure stories.” – Mya
“We are making a French Café” – Mia
“We are making rosettes for a political party.” – Neave B
We’ve been learning to budget in Maths. We’re looking to see what Golden Time resources we can afford to buy with £50.00. In PE we have been looking at developing our own circuit stations and have been continuing with gymnastics on Tuesdays with Mrs Johnston.
P6 K’Nex Competition – School Competition was won by Lucy and Sophie with Craig and Harry runners-up. Lucy and Sophie will now go on to the next stage against other local schools.
We have been reading the Street Child and it is getting very exciting.
We can now find the area of a shape.
We have been continuing with mindfulness meditations.
We have been doing input and outputs in Maths to create a full function machine. In Art we created some Victorian silhouettes.
Rhianna held a 3 hour sponsored silence to raise money for blood bikes – she raised £236.00
Stitch club girls are improving.
Music – with Mrs Teale not only performing but taking on Solos
K’nex – thanks to Miss Wright for running this competition. Challenge was to build a bridge.
Maths – Learning about negative numbers.
Topic – Learning about rationing in World War 2.
Last week of Magix Music Maker. Hope to share music we made soon.
Jake and Flynn taking part in Stewartry Football.
This week we began our new class novel – The Breadwinner which we are very much enjoying.
We examined the features of persuasive texts and created our own piece of writing.
We also had our first in a series of transition visits from Miss Beattie from CDHS. We found out lots of information.
Well done to Naomi and Andrew for trying hard on Sumdog this week.
Reminders for Next Week
Mid Term Holiday Monday 13th February.
Pupil Holiday – Tuesday and Wednesday 14th and 15th (Staff Training Days)
P1 – Open afternoon for parents to see children’s work in the classroom Friday 17th February 2:45pm –3:15pm.
P1/2 – Please send homework bags every day. Open Afternoon Friday 17th 2:45pm-3:15pm.
P3a – Can anyone who has not returned the consent form for the farm visit on Tuesday 21st February bring it when the children return to school. Thank you
P3b – We are visiting Torrs Farm on Friday 17th February. We need to have had a big breakfast, wear cosy clothes and wellies. Our class Assembly is on Friday 24th February.
P4/5- Scottish animal homework challenge – in by next Thursday. Shared learning days Thursday and Friday with P4. P4 and P4/5 children are invited to wear something Scottish or blue and white on Friday.
P5/6 – Mr Whan has set a challenge on Sumdog if anyone would like to have a go at it over the break.
P7 – Pupils have research to complete at home for their tourist leaflet. This is due Monday 20th February.
A reminder that it is Football Group 2 on Thursday 16th February 3pm – 4:15pm.
Good luck to our P7 Quiz team in next week’s Rotary Quiz.