In the Gruffalo Room the children have enjoyed telling stories to each other – this develops their communication skills including pre-reading skills.
They have been doing lots of cutting and sticking- this requires concentration and uses their fine motor skills.
Games such as Matching Pairs and Pack my Bag have been very popular. The children are learning to take turns and working out the rules of the game. They need also need to focus and use their observation skills.
Primary 7 would like to thank everyone who took part in their “Crazy Dress Down Day” and helped to raise money to go towards their leaver’s hoodies. Everyone made a fantastic effort with their crazy outfits, and the overall winner was Kelsey McCluckie in P3. Thank you to the dinner ladies, Margaret and Helen, who helped with the judging and to Mrs McDicken for all her help organising the day.
Primary 7 are holding a “Crazy Dress Down Day” on Wednesday 6 March. Monies raised will go towards their leaver’s hoodies. Primary 7 hope all children participate. The “craziest” outfit will receive a prize. To take part all children should make a £1.00 donation through ParentPay.
World Book day is upon us again and this year we are spreading the word of the importance of sharing stories for just 10 minutes a day, anywhere, anytime. In school teachers will be swapping classes to read stories to the pupils and to highlight the enjoyment and value of reading. Pupils will also take part in different activities throughout the day.
All pupils will bring home a book token to swap for one of the selected World Book Day books available at bookshops and some supermarkets or to use to get £1 off ANY book or audiobook worth £2.99 or more.
We have been learning about Dinosaurs in the Elmer Room. We were looking for fossils in the sand, creating our own Dinosaur lands with loose parts and learning the dinosaur names through playing dominoes.
As part of their Environment topic, Primary 7 have been working with engineer George Burns on a STEM challenge to build a wind vane generator. The pupils had to work together, communicate and solve problems in their teams to create their models using K’Nex materials. The finished models were then judged and the teams were also given a quiz to test their knowledge.
Our overall winners were Stuart and Aidan who worked very well together to complete the challenge.
Your child has been given a proof copy of their individual and family photographs today and should be returned to the school by Friday 15 March. Primary 1 and Primary 7 class photographs take approximately 7 days to process and will be sent out as soon as we receive them.
If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
H. Tempest will be in school on Monday 4 March to take individual and family photographs. Primary 1 and Primary 7 class photographs will also be taken (distributed at a later date). Please complete the form below: