We hope you are all well at home. We’ve missed you all and our classrooms the last couple of weeks, but we have been so impressed with all of the learning you’ve been doing at home and how well you are working with your brothers and sisters. We are both very proud. Thank you to everyone who has shared so far.
We will post new activities on Monday 20th April. Until then enjoy the Easter break and stay safe!
P1/2 have been thinking about the benefits of keeping active, following our Skipper assembly. We gathered data on our favourite activities and counted using tally marks. Then we made a bar graph and talked about the most and least popular activities.
We had a great day celebrating World Book Day and preparing our classroom door. Our theme was the picturebook Dragon Post, where a little boy finds a dragon and writes lots of letters asking for advice. Using the book as inspiration we wrote some fantastic letters asking how to look after our own dragon: to Edinburgh Zoo asking how to train it, to Forsyths asking for meat to feed it and to Mrs Wilson asking if we could keep it!
We also worked together to create a dragon, each person designing a scale to make a collage of its body.
We had lots of lovely comments and suggestions from visitors to our door, and had a great time visiting other classrooms to see their doors.
P1/2 enjoyed listening to ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. We painted all of the animals from the story and decorated our classroom door for World Book Day. Visitors enjoyed lifting the flaps to reveal the pets!
We have been exploring our feelings in ELC. Sometimes we all feel worried or cross and we have been exploring things that can help us feel a bit better. We enjoyed playing outside in the warm soapy water. Blowing bubbles helped us to practice taking deep, calm breaths!
We had great time in ELC recently celebrating ten years of the new school building. We explored the number ten, played some party games and of course enjoyed blowing out ten candles before our ten-themed snack!
It has been a perfect week for P1 to look more at how water freezes and ice melts and to relate it to the frosty mornings and snowy weather! On Monday we did ice experiments, predicting and then testing to see whether salt, sugar or hot water melted the ice fastest.
We also worked in groups to make ice ornaments to hang in the playground. Hopefully the children managed to share these with you and tell you why they were melting.