All posts by Mrs Campbell

Author Visit

Primary 5-7 enjoyed a visit from local author Lindsay Littleston to help celebrate World Book Week.  We heard extracts from her books, she told us about where she gets her inspiration and answered lots of questions from our own budding authors!

We appreciate her giving her time to come and share her experiences and wish her continued success!

Author Visit

Just a reminder that to help us celebrate World Book Day,  local author Lindsay Littleston will be visiting the school on Tuesday 3rd March.  She will be presenting to the children in P5-7 about her career as an author so far.  She will have copies of her books available to buy for £6 each (absolutely no obligation).

World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March and is a non-uniform day for children for a suggested donation of £1 which can be brought to school and DOES NOT have to go through ParentPay.

Regards

Mrs Campbell

World Book Day

We are delighted to be supporting World Book Day again this year on Thursday March 5th.  This will be a day full of exciting literacy activities.  Children are invited to bring their favourite book to school to share with a child in another class.  It will be a non-uniform day for a suggested donation of £1.  Money raised will be used to supplement our non-fiction texts for our class libraries.  Non-uniform can include onesies and pyjamas.

The increase in reading engagement in our school continues to grow and we appreciate your continued support in this.  Please encourage your child to fill in their First Minister’s Reading Challenge Passport with any books/magazines they have read.  One of our pupils won the prize last year for the child reading the most books in Scotland!

Finally, we are delighted to welcome Lindsay Littleson to school on March 3rd for pupils in P4-7.  She will be telling the children about her journey to becoming an award winning children’s author and reading from one of her novels.  She will have a selection of her books with her for children to buy, priced £6 each.  There is absolutely no obligation to purchase.

Best wishes

Mrs Campbell

 

Author visit Tuesday March 3rd 2020

We are very excited to announce the visit to the school of local author Lindsay Littleston.  She will be speaking to children in P5-7 about creative writing and life as an author.  Her books will be available to purchase on the day at the price of £6 each but there is absolutely no obligation to buy!  Children can bring cash on the day if they wish to buy.

She will be reading from her latest novels, The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.

It will be a fun, interactive presentation with a quiz, book reading and question and answer session.

Mrs Campbell (Literacy Champion)

 

 

World Book Day

Wow, wow, wow!  What can I say!!!  World Book Day has been a huge success and I can’ say thank you enough to all of our wonderful pupils and their families.  There were lots of amazing activities going on all around the school and is was lovely to see and hear different stages coming together to share their love of books.

By the time school finished today we had raised the staggering total of £3400!!!!!!!!  This will enable us to buy a great amount of Literacy resources for all children to benefit from.

A massive thank you to all of the school staff for supporting this event so enthusiastically and to all of our families for your continued support.  Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Campbell

World Book Day Friday 8th March

World Book Day is fast approaching.  It is officially celebrated on Thursday 7th March but as indicated on the letter and previous post, we are celebrating on FRIDAY 8TH MARCH.  It is a non uniform day as a thank you for the support of our reading challenge.  We are not asking children to dress up as book characters.

We are halfway through the reading challenge and the teachers can’t wait to hear about all of the exciting things you have been doing!  Sponsor money should be brought to school on Friday 8th March in an envelope with your child’s name and class and amount raised.  If you are completing this as a family, it would be really helpful if the eldest sibling could let their sibling’s teacher know that money has been handed in.

Your support in this is greatly appreciated and money raised will help to buy exciting, new Literacy games for your child’s class.  In the last 2 years we have managed to buy fantastic fiction and non-fiction books and audio books so let’s see how many games we can buy!

Thank you again and here’s to a great day on Friday!

Mrs Campbell

Global Play Day

On Wednesday February 6th, we will be celebrating Global Play Day.  All of the classes in the school will be taking part.  The idea is to get children to play with more traditional toys and games and to ditch the screens for a day!

Children can bring in a toy from home to play with but there are a couple of rules

  • no electronic devices
  • no battery operated toys

Children will be given time during the day to play with their friends and their toys.  The benefits of play are far reaching and help improve our mental well being.  Perhaps you could talk to your child about games you used to play at school and they could tell their class about this on the day.

As the toys may be shared with others in the class, we would ask you not to send in anything sentimental or delicate!  Toys can include board games, jigsaws, cuddly toys, dolls, lego for example.  It would help if the toys could be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.

You can find out more by following this link

https://www.globalschoolplayday.com/

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Campbell

Sponsored Readathon

A huge thank you to everyone who has returned their sponsor money to school.  Our total is standing at just over £1000 which is a fantastic amount.  If you have any money still to come in, we will be collecting this week.   Children will be asked for suggestions of books they would like in their class library by their teachers over the next couple of weeks.

Mrs Campbell

World Book Day

Thank you for all of your support and effort for World Book Day.  The children looked fantastic!  Classes have been spending time reading to each other, listening to stories read by teachers and special guests,  including Mrs Twit! 

We have received a great amount of sponsor money already and will continue to collect until Friday 16th March.  All of the money will be put towards buying more reading resources, particularly non-fiction.  We are grateful for every single penny we receive!

We will announce our grand total raised at the start of next week!

Thank you

Mrs Campbell

World Book Day and Readathon

With  World Book Day fast approaching (Thursday 1st March),  we are getting excited about all the costumes and books the children are going to share with us! As previously mentioned, children can dress as a favourite book character or in their pyjamas/onesies.  If they do not want to take part then they should wear school uniform as this is not an own clothes day.,

We are not asking for a donation on Thursday as we are hoping that children have been reading as many books as possible and raising lots of money through our Sponsored Readathon!   Money can be brought in from Thursday in an envelope with your child’s name and class clearly marked.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Campbell

Class teacher/Literacy Champion

Readathon and World Book Day

Just a reminder that we start our Sponsored Readathon tomorrow, February 19th.  Please encourage your child to read as many books as possible and help us raise as much money as we can to buy non -fiction books and resources for all classes.  All of the books read can be added to their First Minister’s Reading Challenge Passport.  If your child has completed theirs or needs a new one, we have plenty extra in school – let their teacher know.

The Readathon culminates in World Book Day on March 1st.  Children can bring in their sponsor money in an envelope with their name and class clearly stated.    All children are asked to dress as their favourite book character or to wear pyjamas/onesies on the day.  There are lots of costume ideas on the World Book Day website!  Please remember that the Readathon can be completed as a family.

Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs Campbell – P1 teacher and Literacy Champion

Author Visit P4-7

We had a fantastic author visit yesterday from Lindsay Littleston.  Children heard about her journey to becoming an author, she read an extract of her award winning novel, “The Mixed Up Summer of Lily McLean” and had a question and answer session with the children .

Children had the opportunity to buy “The Mixed Up Summer of Lily McLean” and “The Awkward Autumn”.  If your child still wants to purchase a book, please send their payment of £6 per book in an envelope with their child’s name and class by Monday 9th October.

Thank you

Mrs Campbell

First Minister’s Reading Challenge

All children will bring a Reading Passport home with them this week to allow them to take part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.  This is a National initiative and has been extended this year to include P1-7.  Children are being encouraged to read as many books as possible throughout the year and record this in their passport.  More information can be found at www.readingchallenge.scot

We appreciate your support and encouragement in this.

Mrs Campbell

P1H this week

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the sunshine!  We have no homework this week.  Your child came home with their lines for the assembly on Wednesday.  Could you please help them to try and learn them-don’t worry if they forget a couple of words!   If your child is finishing before  next Wednesday, could you please let me know so that all of their belongings get sent home?

Thank you for sending in summer clothes for our assembly.  If you have not already done so, please send your child in with an outfit tomorrow as they need it for the dress rehearsal and then the performance on Wednesday.

As I mentioned last week, book bags do not have to come into school any more.  Gym bags will be sent home at the end of the week.

On the last day, children are welcome to bring in their own toys from home to play with for part of the morning.  Please do not send in anything valuable or sentimental!

Looking forward to seeing you ar our end of year assembly.

Mrs Campbell

P1H this week

Hi

Homework this week is only reading and maths.  On Friday, I will be giving your child completed work to take home.  It will be in their book bags.  These do not need to be brought back to school the following week as there will not be any homework.   I would encourage you to continue to read books with your child over the summer holidays.  They could sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at the library!

We will be going to the library on Monday 26th June.  Children should return their library books to school before then.  As always, we will be asking for parent helpers, leaving school at 1.30pm and returning at approximately 2.30pm.

Please continue to send in Wider Achievement Certificates with your child if they have done something outside of school they wish to celebrate.  Certificates can be found on the website under Secret Achievers.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions before the end of term!

Best wishes

Mrs Campbell

P1H Week beginning 5/6/17

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Homework this week is as follows:

Reading – using the same book as last week, please help your child to complete the book review they have brought home.

Maths – capacity activity

No wordwalls or sounds for the rest of the term – work will continue in class on this.

Read and munch on Thursday.

Please return the response slip for reports.

Best wishes

Mrs Campbell

P1H this week

Hi

Hope you all had a great weekend.  I can’t quite believe there are only 4 weeks left of Primary 1 but homework will still be set!!

Reading – please discuss the new books with your child.

Maths – choose either the symmetry or weight activity.

Wordwalls – continue to focus on dotted words.  Ask your child to hunt for words on their wordwall in their reading books.

Read and munch is on Thursday.

PE on Thursday and Friday – outdoors, weather permitting!

I have taken some of the sound cards out of your child’s book bag and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks.  Children can continue to blend using their blending booklets or trying to write some words down.

Please could you take old letters out of your child’s bookbag each week as it can get tricky for the children to find what they are looking for in their bag.

Thank you!

Mrs Campbell

The week ahead

Hope you have had a great weekend.  There will be no homework this week as we have Sports Day on Tuesday (weather permitting!) and In Service day on Thursday, holiday on Friday and next Monday!

Sports Day-please remember children should wear a t shirt of their house colour.

Hawks are green, Falcons are blue, Ospreys are red and Eagles are yellow.

Please make sure your child has suncream applied before they come to school and bring a sun hat if they have one and a bottle of water.  Even if it is cloudy, it is deceptive in the playground and on the field, especially if it is windy.  We all want to be sun safe!

See you tomorrow!

Mrs Campbell

P1H w/b 15/5/17

Homework this week is as follows-

Reading book-same one as last week as we will be using these in class.

New sounds-er,ar

Blending booklet-th

Maths challenge

Wordwall

Children have again written their own diaries this week.

We are going to the library on Wednesday afternoon so please make sure your child has returned all library books to school.

Read and munch is on Thursday

Outdoor PE kit only required on Friday this week.  We will be doing some challenges in the gym hall on Thursday which will earn points towards Sport’s Day.

Best wishes

Mrs Campbell

P1H Sports Day Trials and Homework

Tomorrow (Monday) the children will be in their Houses in the morning to organise some bits and pieces for Sports Day.  If possible, could they bring trainers with them as we will be on  the field and it might be wet with dew first thing.  Also, please bring outdoor PE kit this Thursday and Friday.  We have no photographs or visits so should be out on both days, weather permitting!!

Homework w/b 8.5.17

Children will again be writing their own diaries this week but just to be sure there is no confusion –

Reading books – all non fiction this week.  Please discuss the features of these books with your child.

Wordwalls

New sound and blending booklet

Maths activity – your child will be issued with a new sheet of maths activities.  Each one has been dated to make things easier!

Best wishes

Mrs Campbell

 

P1H Homework

The children wrote their own homework diaries this week for the first time!  Their homework for this week is as follows:

Reading books

New sound – ou

Blending booklets – oo

Wordwall

 

PE days are Thursday and Friday this term.  Could children bring in outdoor PE kit for these days and if the weather is kind, we will be going outside.  Joggies, hoody and trainers would be ideal.  They can be left in school if this is easier or taken home each day – let your child know what they have to do!!

We have been having great fun during our Rookie Rockstars rehearsals this week and have a great show lined up for next week at Ingliston!

Best wishes

Mrs Campbell

P1H This Week

Welcome back everyone! First of all I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for the lovely gifts,cards and wishes you gave me for my wedding.  We had a wonderful day!  The children and I are still getting used to my new name!

Homework this week is :

reading book ( it is not in the diary but the book is for this week and next week.)

sounds qu and th

wordwalls

blending booklet

There is no maths homework this week.

PE days remain the same-Thursday and Friday.

Read and munch is Thursday.

Please return any outstanding library books asap.

Best wishes

Mrs Campbell

 

P1H Homework

There will be no homework this week.  Book bags will be kept in school until after the holidays.

Please return any library books to class this week.  We will have a trip to the library after Easter.

The Big Pedal continues this week. Let’s try to have 100% of our class on scooters and bikes!

Gym bags will be sent home this week. Please check gym shoes and PE kit still fit!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday or Wednesday at parents evenings.

Mrs Hunter