All posts by Mrs Hamilton

I'm the P5-7 teacher in Fisherton Primary.

Pupil Council

Pupil Council meetings take place weekly and all pupils have an opportunity to share their ideas for school improvement and learning ideas.

We have 3 Houses – Arran, Ailsa & Kintyre – Our school captains aim to motivate and inspire the other members of their house.  We hold a variety of events and competitions throughout the school year.

All P456 had to write a speech and the whole school voted democratically to elect out captains, JRSO’s and RRS ambassadors.

The winning house each term wins a treat afternoon…. Our last winners decided on den building!

The pupils interpret the digital charts each week.

 

The Big Class

Our upper school pupils learn together in a P456 classroom.

The school values of Respectful – Responsible – Safe – Kind – Helpful – Tenacious permeates everything that we do.  Our kind and nurturing ethos ensures all children feel supported, listened to and respected.   Our older learners take on helpful roles of responsibility to help ensure this is a school that truly values pupil voice.

 

 


Home Learning Help

Please find attached the suggested learning grid for this week.  In addition to these suggestion please keep reading! This is one of the most important skills to keep going.  Books are available from school every Monday and if you have read everything in your colour band Jamie can put out more,  just let us know.   There are many games and activities you can play at home to keep up your maths skills and I can help if you need some new ideas.

Mrs Martin and I will host a virtual playtime on TEAMS this Thursday at 10.30am.  We had a few people join last week and it was lovely to get a wee blether.  As ever, if you have any question, queries, suggestion or ideas please let me know.

Badminton Resources from Active Schools:

Badminton Resources PDF 1

Week Beginning: Monday 11th May 2020

This week our learning theme is …..’Friends & Family’ ❤

The lending library has also been set up at school and will be available every Monday.

Hope you are all well.  Remember to get in touch if you need any help, or have any suggestions for how we can better support your child’s learning. 😊

See attached the following:

  • Friends and Family suggested learning activities grid
  • Math Rigour problem solving

Please use this link for your child to complete a very simple wellbeing survey.  Guidance has been sent in a email to every family.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/939D9RZ

Click the links for some Active Schools resources:

Activity Diary A5 3 (1)

Activity Diary A5 3

Football A4 Print (1)

Football A4 Print

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF (1)

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF

Home Resources – Athletics Digital (1)

Home Resources – Athletics Digital

Spelling

Pupils working on Spelling books D and E should now be focussing on Unit 15 for the next 2 weeks.

Pupils working on Spelling Book C should continue to work through the units focussing on a single sound at a time. They should also continue to revise the common word list at the front of their book.

All units are available on Spelling City

If any help is required with spelling please email Mrs Holland 🙂 Amanda.holland@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 Week Beginning: Monday 4th April 2020

Monday 4th and Friday 8th are holiday dates

 

Here is a link to this week’s learning grid:

Wk2 People who help us

There are suggested activities around our PEOPLE WHO HELP US theme.

Here is a larger version of the ‘Daily Rigour’ for Maths

You will need this links for the HWB Yoga Activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cxt_Ki4GSo  

Mrs Holland will share spelling information.

All of this information has been emailed to individual families.

Don’t forget the links at the bottom of the page for lots of online activities!

Week Beginning: Monday 27th April 2020

Since the school closure last month we have been monitoring learning and feel that most families prefer more child-led, activity-based learning than formal work. For this reason and to help support families who have children of multiple ages, starting this week we will be giving you a suggested learning theme! This will form a sort of ‘mini-topic’ similar to what we do in school. Each week there will be a separate learning grid from the Big Class and the Wee Class as well as ideas from the EYC – please share these with your child to see what interests them. Some activities will be the same and others will be more age/stage appropriate. These are suggested activities covering multiple curricular areas but we would encourage you to allow your child to develop their own ideas too 😊 and if they would like to learn about something that does not fit in with the theme, please allow them to pursue that interest!

Here is the grid for this week and out ADEVENTURE theme.

Link to PDF: Wk1 theme adventures

 

I encourage you to keep your children reading books that are age and stage appropriate and let me know if you do not have access to appropriate books or online reading material.  Mrs Holland will post suggested weekly spelling to support a good pace of work.  The websites your child can log onto for a variety of learning opportunities have been shared numerous times; if you are having any connection or usage problems please let me know and I will try and solve any problems.

 

Week Beginning: Monday 20th April 2020

I have send out emails to all learners/parents this week regarding home learning and to say another wee hello. I’m here to help! I am using the email address provided on your emergency contact details so if this requires to be updated please get in touch with myself or Mrs Hill. Thank you!

If you do want to complete more structured learning, here are some suggested activities:

Reading

I’ve emailed every family with the ZPD for each child and guidance to the books that should be read to encourage and extend progress.

This Week’s Writing Challenge

This week you could try some personal writing – you could write about your experience of lockdown so far. This could be part of a future generation’s history lesson!

Write about what it feels like to be on lockdown; what sort of activities you have done so far; what is a typical day like; what are the highlights/best bits; what do you miss the most?

If you do write about your lockdown experience, I’d love to see them – you can type it and email to me or take a photograph and send it to me!!

SPELLING

Pupils working on Spelling books D and E should now be focussing on Unit 14.

Pupils working on Spelling Book C should continue to work through the units focussing on a single sound at a time. They should also continue to revise the common word list at the front of their book.

All units have now been added to spelling city and the login/password for this was emailed before the holidays.

If any help is required with spelling please email Mrs Holland 🙂 Amanda.holland@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Numeracy & Maths

Use activities from your home learning pack or complete your own maths activities 🙂

Remember there are lots of online activities and amazing apps for numeracy & maths – some links below!

 

Education City logins  for each child were sent home before school closure but some pupils were absent so please get in touch if you do not have a login and I will send it to you. When you have your own login, you can complete activities that I have set for you 🙂

Helpful Resources

Click this link for ideas of indoor play activities: 140 INDOOR PLAY IDEAS

Here is a link to the Play Scotland Loose Parts Leaflet

More play experience ideas and the links to ‘teaching points’ so you can see the wonderful benefits of these experiences!

P5

Create a list of learning theme topics you would like to see delivered in Fisherton Primary.  It’s not long until you guys are the oldest in the school and we’ll be looking for your help to make learning even better!

It’s never to early to start thinking about being a house captain.  You could start planning your campaign and writing your speech now!

P7

I know it is not the term 4 you’ll have dreamed of but email me any ideas of how we can make this really special for you.  Also email me ideas of a fun thing we could all do together in the summer holidays and after this pandemic has passed.

Keep an eye on the Carrick Academy website and Twitter.  Get to know the staff and school you’ll be joining very soon.  Did you know the Design and Technology department have made hundreds of PPE visors for heath are professionals to use to keep safe!!

This link has some brilliant activities included.

https://carrickacademysayr.weebly.com/resources-page.html

Useful Weblinks

Suitable for all learners:Spelling City https://www.spellingcity.com/

Education City https://www.educationcity.com/ (own login required – please email me if you need a copy of yours)

Reading Wise https://readingwise.com/ (own login required)

Topmarks (Maths and Literacy) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Free ebooks https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (need to create login – free)

Money activities https://rbs.mymoneysense.com/parents/

Maths games https://www.mathplayground.com/

Maths games and activities https://nrich.maths.org/primary

Phunky Foods https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/   (username: fisherton     password: phunky)

Music Lab https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Coding https://scratch.mit.edu/

Coding https://studio.code.org/courses

 

Accelerated Reader https://ukhosted105.renlearn.co.uk/7260288/ (own login required)

 

Maths games https://mathsframe.co.uk/

 

Link for parents to access free resources to download:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

 

Please email me if you have any queries about your child’s learning helen.hamilton@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

Web links and task information will be added here:

Please click the link below for information on how to support learning from home.  Further updates will be added regularly.

How to Support and Continue Learning at Home

 

Useful websites:

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://readingwise.com/

https://code.org/learn

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Accelerated Reader:

https://ukhosted105.renlearn.co.uk/7260288/

 

 

 

 

The Wee Class

 

Our ‘wee class’ is currently a P1-3 multi-composite class consisting of 9 pupils.  A huge focus is on play based learning and the infant class work closely with the EYC on many projects and outdoor play.  Our kind and nurturing approach helps our youngest learners feel respected and safe in school.

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There are also lots of links at the bottom of the page that you can continue to use to support learning at home 🙂

Primary 1 Phonics and Common Words


Here is an up-to-date list of sounds covered in P1 for you to use for consolidation of learning. 

a t s i p n
r m d e c k
ck g l f o b
u h w j v y
z q(u) x sh th ch
ng wh ph ee oo ck
ai oy oa ie or er
ar ou ue      

 

Additional Resources and Weblinks

Active Schools resources:

Activity Diary A5 3 (1)

Activity Diary A5 3

Football A4 Print (1)

Football A4 Print

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF (1)

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF

Home Resources – Athletics Digital (1)

Home Resources – Athletics Digital

Resources for Learning Through Play

Click this link for ideas of indoor play activities: 140 INDOOR PLAY IDEAS

Here is a link to the Play Scotland Loose Parts Leaflet

More play experience ideas and the links to ‘teaching points’ so you can see the wonderful benefits of these experiences!

More Play Ideas!– great for P1 but can be adapted to other ages too! There’s also a great playdough  recipe in this file 🙂

Useful Weblinks 

Suitable for all learners:

Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 (own login required)

Spelling City https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsmartin18

Education City https://www.educationcity.com/ (own login required – please email me if you need a copy of yours)

Reading Wise https://readingwise.com/ (own login required)

Topmarks (Maths and Literacy) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Free ebooks https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (need to create login – free)

Money activities https://rbs.mymoneysense.com/parents/

Maths games https://www.mathplayground.com/

Maths games and activities https://nrich.maths.org/primary

Phunky Foods https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/   (username: fisherton     password: phunky)

Music Lab https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Coding https://scratch.mit.edu/

Coding https://studio.code.org/courses

Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

 

Suitable for P1 & P2:

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ (create login or download app)

 

Suitable for P3 and P4:

Accelerated Reader https://ukhosted105.renlearn.co.uk/7260288/ (own login required)

Nessy https://www.nessy.com/us/ (secret word: Hushedhaggis   monkey name: your name)

Maths games https://mathsframe.co.uk/

 

Link for parents to access free resources to download:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

 

 

 

School Handbooks

SCHOOL HANDBOOK

We hope that you find the information in this section helpful but, if after reading it, you are still unsure about anything please do not hesitate to contact any member of staff or the school office. If you ever want to arrange an appointment, it is best to contact the school office by telephone.

Parents who have had children at nursery will already be familiar with the school. The staff in Fisherton Primary work towards creating a happy, relaxed learning atmosphere where your child will be encouraged to participate in the life of the school, to work hard and to strive to achieve the best possible for himself/herself.

Please click the following link to access our latest handbook:

Fisherton PS Handbook 2021-22 – August 2020

 

2019/20 Term 1

We have been very busy since the summer holidays!

Outdoor Learning Days

Every month we join with Maidens Primary for outdoor learning in our local area.  All pupils, from nursery to P7, have an opportunity to learn in the outdoors and make new friends.

We were also lucky enough to visit a local dairy farm and learn all about ‘The Journey of Milk’.

Harvest Assembly

We held a Harvest Assembly and invited our families to join us.  At the assembly we launched our new school values.

Safe  –  Helpful  –  Kind  –  Respectful  –  Responsible  –  Tenacious

We also sent our harvest hampers to elderly members of our community.  Families and staff members donated items for these hampers.

#teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Kind Kids

We started the year off by thinking about kindness and how important this is.  We used the book and film ‘Wonder’ to help us think about being kind.

We decided the ‘Kind’ should be one of our school values.  We were delighted when Owen Kerr signs launched a ‘Kind Kid’  campaign and were very grateful to receive one of the free signs offered to all South Ayrshire schools.

STV Big Breakfast Children’s Appeal

We supported this charity by wearing PJ’s to school and inviting our families to join us for breakfast.  All families and staff member donated to this appeal and we had a lovely morning of munching.