Santa cam

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This week a mysterious parcel was delivered to Primary 1.

 

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It came all the way from the North Pole from Santa. Santa sent a special “Santa Cam” badge for Miss Lawrence to wear so that he can check that the children are working hard in class and being kind to one another on the run-up to Christmas day.

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Alison Murray reads her book

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Today, we listened and watched author/illustrator Alison Murray read her Bookbug award shortlisted book ‘Hare and Tortoise’.

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It was great to hear the actual author reading her book.

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Inspired by her book, we decided to draw our own self portraits including descriptions of our features.

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Bookbug Family Bag

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As part of Book Week Scotland 2016, all P1’s received a Bookbug Family Bag. This Bag contains three brilliant picture books, all shortlisted for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017.

The bag also includes

  • an activity booklet filled with games and activities for you and your child to enjoy.
  • Colouring pencils to use with the activity book or on their own.
  • A magnetic whiteboard with a set of magnetic numbers and a whiteboard pen.
  • A voting slip so your child can choose and vote for their favourite book in The Bookbug Picture Book Prize.

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To receive our book bags and listen to the three picture books being read, we took a trip to Mearns library.

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We also helped the librarian to sing some of our favourite Bookbug songs.

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Sharing books

As part of our Book Week Scotland celebration, the children were asked to bring into school their favourite books.

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In the afternoon, they were given the opportunity to share their stories with the rest of the class and tell them just why they love them so much.

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The children were also encouraged to work with a partner to read and retell their stories to each other.

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Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland 2016 got off to a great start this week.

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On Monday we came to school with our favourite book and got dressed up as a character from it.

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Everyone looked great and made a big effort, including the teachers.

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We had a great time and look forward to the rest of Book week.

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Art in the outdoors

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Inspired by the characters in the Funnybones book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, we decided to go outside and create some art.

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Using natural materials that we found in the playground such as leaves, twigs, stones and even apples, we created our own skeleton characters.

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We worked in groups, pairs and individually to make our skeletons, giving them names and personalities.

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Autumn walk

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Yesterday we took a walk around the school grounds to look for any signs of Autumn.  It was a cold day so we wrapped up warm in our coats and hats.

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We looked up at the trees and noticed their leaves have changed colour.  There were lots of crunchy leaves lying on the ground too.

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We collected lots of leaves together so that we can make some art back in the classroom.