Open Afternoon

The children thoroughly enjoyed showing off their classrooms to their visitors today. The MUGA tour was very popular and this is where we enjoy our outdoor games sessions.

We did some team building today in PE and had a very positive game of Dodgeball with Mrs Fletcher.

Thank you to all our visitors.We hope you enjoyed your afternoon with us.

Making Faces

We have been  using plasticine to make different faces. You have to squash and squeeze the plasticine to make it soft. We had to think about all the different parts of our face and how our face shows others how we feel.



Number Fun

We have been learning how to write our numbers. We have special rhymes to help us remember the shape of each number. We have been making numbers in the playground too.

Holly turned number 2 into a swan!

50-Word Fiction Challenge

P6B attempted the Scottish Book Trust’s 50-Word Fiction Competition this week.  We didn’t realise how difficult it would be to write a whole story in just fifty words.  Using this month’s prompt picture we all wrote an imaginative piece and it was amazing how different they all were.  Will we have a winner from Kingsland???

Here are some examples from Beth and Patrick.  Can you guess what the picture was?

She ran through the deserted island, the crusted leaves crunching beneath her bare feet. Suddenly she came to a halt.  She heard something.  She twisted around, then out of a wrecked stable door she saw the large shadow rise in front of her as she shrieked with all her might.  B M-F

There was a city.  The city got money from it’s nuclear plant.  One day there were problems with the reactor and radiation flooded the town.  Everyone evacuated on horses.  The people had gas masks but the horses didn’t.  They died.  A bench far away with rusty horseshoes remains. PI

If you’d like to enter next month’s competition, check out their website for details:

Scottish Book Trust 50-Word Fiction

P3B are getting really good at talking about their learning


Megan; I logged onto the computer without using my sheet with my username and password because I know them now.

Lewis; I can now log on to the computer.

ICT and Maths:

Frankie; I know my log on and I am faster at number bonds.

Maisie; I learned my number bonds to 20 using Topmarks Hit the Button.

Eliana: I am much faster at number bonds now because of Hit the Button.

Niamh; I can write down sums past 100 and keep the pattern going. My partner helped me. (Niamh beamed a lovely smile as she shared her learning with us. She is obviously proud of her success.)


Ailish; I know that books have hooks.

Junior: A hook is an exciting way to start a story.


Drew; I can write words with ai and ay.

I think you will agree that it’s been another busy day of learning.

I am pleased with the success of our new Reading Journals and I am looking forward to reading about what you like to read and writing messages back to you all. Mrs. Thomson.




P3B What we learned this week

Some reflection on what we learned this week:

I learned my number bonds – PJ, Chloe G and Eliana

I learned number bonds to 20 – Niamh

I can sing a rhyme – Drew  (It’s about pulse and a steady beat in Music)

My class don’t shout out – Charlie H

I learned that friends should be kind – Lochie

I learned about hooks. A hook is a bit that lea.ds you straight into a story – .Sam F    (Lochie – It’s at the start)

I learned about Jenny in the story – Frankie

I learned that P3B are hard working and want to do well.

What we want to get better at:

PJ – I want to get better at getting on with my work.

Chloe G  – I want to get better at writing stories.

Chloe S – I want to get better at getting new friends.

Lewis – I want to get better at number bonds.

Charlie R – I want to get better at challenging myself in Maths.

Sam F – I want to get better at making new friends.

Lochie – I want to get better at reading new long words.

Megan – I want to get better at being faster at number bonds. (I suggest Topmarks Hit the Button games – Mrs. Thomson)

Niamh – I want to get better at number bonds on Hit the Button.

Frankie – I want to get better at getting on with my work.

Mrs. T – I want to get better at recognising Millie and Maisie!







What have we learned this week? (P3A)

I learned how to draw a cartoon penguin, addition words and how to use a laptop.          Sam

I learned how to use the pad on the laptop.     Ethan

I learned words for addition that I worked on with Tomasz.       AJ

I learned that P3A are good listeners and work well on the computers.        Mrs Dundas

I learned how to say ‘sit down’ and ‘stand up’ in French.       Lucy

The iron man

We have started reading the Iron man by Ted Hughes.  This is a summary of chapter one:

The Iron man fell off a cliff. All the different parts of his body broke off and were scattered on the rocky beach. One seagull found an eye which he thought was a clam and another seagull found a hand and thought it was a crab. The iron man’s hand held the eye and went looking for all the other body parts. He found them all except for one ear. The Iron man strode off into the ocean and disappeared.

In the zone

We planned the zones we would like to see in our classroom today. We looked carefully at the space we have in our class, walked around it and then decided where we thought the zones might go. I wonder who will have the winning plan? We will take our vote on Monday.