P4 have had a great day celebrating World Book Day 2020. We had dress up fun, shared our favourites stories and books, did book related tasks and some of us enjoyed paired reading with our buddies in P3.
P4K our DFS Group, had a wonderful time celebrating too. We are reading plenty of books and managing to fill in our Reading Passports for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.
Just to let you know there was a great offer of parental/guardian help for our trip to the cinema this Friday coming. If you have been chosen to join us, your child will have a note in their bag on Monday. If you weren’t chosen this time, sorry, but we hope you may volunteer another time.
P1-4 pupils were excited today to meet Chris Duke, the author of the story ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’.
Chris travelled for 3 hours today to visit Galston Primary, Onthank and Hillhead Primary to share a very powerful message.
The day started with the Kilmarnock Standard photographer speaking to Brooke Hannah in P3W who shared her writing with Chris and he has used it on his Facebook and Instagram pages.
Other pupils showed art work related to the various emotions shared in the story of Lucy with the magical colour changing hair.
P1 and P2 then met Chris and also Mary MacInnes who has been selling handmade products to raise money to donate a copy of the book to all schools in East Ayrshire. Mary is a local girl who attended Loanhead Primary School. She wants to spread the message to the community that ‘It is ok not to be ok’ and that blue days will pass.
Some p1 pupils showed their super work!
Chris and Mary complimented the P1-P2 audience!
P3 and P4 also listened well and asked some super questions at the end of the session.
Look out for the article and photos in the Kilmarnock Standard.
Copies of the book can be bought online at www.lucysblueday.com. A version suitable for older children is available to pre order. (P+P not included – discount code is invalid now)
Pupils in P3W enjoyed Roald Dahl Day 2018. Roald Dahl has been our “Author in the Spotlight” this term.
We have read ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and we created our own magic medicine.
Pupils brought in their favourite Roald Dahl books, we participated in some mindfulness related to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and Owen took on the role of Willy Wonka. We also answered Maths problems related to many of the characters in Roald Dahl’s famous books.
At the end of the day the pupils took home a bookmark to use in their own books when reading for enjoyment.
We will have a vote to see who our next “Author in the Spotlight” is.
Stretching like Grandpa from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
P3 had a fantastic trip to Ayr Farm Park today. The sun was shining and the children got to see lots of animals and play on all of the different apparatus. Thank you to all of our parent helpers who also came along!
Primary 3 had a very special visitor today – a Viking!
He told us all about Viking life and about being a Beserker! Some children were allowed to try out his shield and weapons. Mrs Easter even tried to attack him with his own sword. It was really fascinating and brought our Viking topic to life.