The children have been learning about People who can help us through a variety of Stories, games and role-play activities. Before Easter the children met a firefighter, they now want to know more about the Police and Ambulance service.
Primary 6 have set their goals for this week and displayed them on the ‘Mindset Monday’ board. Aimee said – “it is important to set yourself goals so you have something to work towards”. Tommy agreed with this and said “setting yourself goals can help motivate you to achieve them”.
In P4/5 we have welcomed some new additions to our classroom in the form of caterpillars. The insects are happily living within a class tank where we will observe the changes over the coming days and weeks. We will be learning about their lifecycle and will hopefully get to see it first hand.
This week the Primary 7’s will be learning to spell words containing the ‘f’ phoneme. The spelling words for each group are:
Pupils should continue complete the fun spelling tasks in their homework jotters, however jotters will not be collected in at the end of the week. The class will have a weekly spelling test on a Friday as usual. Thank you for your continued support.
During the course of this week all children will be given a personalised common word spelling grid. These are the words that your child should focus over the next few weeks. When they feel confident with these words they can bring their grid to school for a spelling check-up before moving on to the next set of common words specific to them.
The 4 week rolling programme of phonemes, diacritical marking, tricky words and spelling rules will continue during class time.
Children should continue to access maths tasks through Active Learn as well as practise their times tables.
Primary 6 have been focussing on the phoneme ‘ae’ over the past week. All pupils should learn the core spelling words and can, if they want, learn the challenge words. Pupils can continue to complete the fun spelling tasks in their homework jotters however jotters will not be collected at the end of each week. Our weekly spelling test will take place every Friday.
George, our engineer, came in this morning to start our pirate STEM project with us. We are hoping to create our very own pirate ships! But we need your help. We are hoping to use lots of recycled material so we need:
shoe boxes or cereal boxes
fabric or tissue paper
Milk bottle lids
a little toy to decorate the front
Tubes, like kitchen roll tubes
Please start bringing them in to school so we can start planning our project.
During the course of this week all children will be given a personalised Common Word spelling grid. These are the words that your child should focus on over the next few weeks. New sounds will continue to be introduced however it is important that these common words are continued to be practised.
Well done to all of the Primary 7 pupils who competed in the Touch Rugby Festival at the Barony Campus in Cumnock today. The pupils demonstrated great teamwork and had good fun! The girls and boys competed against Auchinleck, Mauchline and Ochiltree and faced some very tough competition. Congratulations to the girls who were runners up and were each awarded a medal for their effort. Great work everyone!
Primary 6 had great fun last Thursday designing and making their own creations for the Easter egg competition. There were some fantastic ideas and great creativity was shown when designing the eggs. Our overall winner was Summer – well done! Here are some pictures of our creations.
Once again our pupils have amazed us with their creativity and imagination and have done an amazing job of decorating their eggs. Every year we see new ideas and although there can be only one winner in each stage, the children should all be extremely proud of their creations. Well done to all the winners who are pictured below.
Primary 6 pupils have the opportunity to take part in the Big Sleepover at Catrine Primary School on Friday 7th June 2019. Your child has been given information today. Please complete and return as soon as possible. Please click on the link below for further information:
Some Lego Movie 2 merchandise arrived in school for our budding rocket engineers. The goodies were shipped to the P4/5 group who had their eco-rocket selected as a runner-up in a national Lego Competition.