Our Santa beard is filling up!  It must be getting closer to Christmas! Georgia stuck on her circle this morning on the 15th.  We are also adding to the food bank each day.  Thank you for donations!image

Bucket Filling

As part of our topic on Friendship and with it being the season of goodwill to all, we have decided to become a “Bucket Filling” class.  This works on the idea that we all carry around an invisible bucket and by being a good friend and showing kindness towards others, we can fill their bucket and also our own.  Then we all feel good!  We have been introduced to a story (see link below) and have decorated our own buckets so that we can start to fill them when we give compliments and do good deeds.  Bucket filling can also be brought into the wider school and home so we hope you will feel the benefits there too!  Happy bucket filling!

Gritter Competition Runner Up

One of our P2 pupils has had an exciting morning today!  Roma was a runner up in the “Name A Gritter Competition” and has been to Tingwall Primary School to collect her prize.  Her winning entry “Snow Blaster” won her a sledge, winter hat and a goody bag.  Well done Roma!!

Remembrance Day 11.11.16

This week, P1 have been preparing for Remembrance Day by painting poppy pictures, talking about how and why it is commemorated and taking part in a one minute silence.

Here is the video clip we watched together.  In quite simple terms, it explains what Remembrance Day is and how it came about.  It also tells the story of how the poppy became a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day.  We thought you might like to share watching it with your child.

Happy Holidays!

What a quick term!!  It’s been super to get to know all the new P1 pupils and to welcome back the P2’s who have been so good at helping to settle in our newcomers!  Have a restful and fun filled holiday, hopefully with weather like today!!  See you all on the 26th October.

National Poetry Day

On Thursday 6th October we celebrated National Poetry Day by reading poems throughout the day.  We listened to a funny poem called “Sick” about a girl who wanted to stay home from school and we listened to Mrs Smith’s favourite poem from her childhood called “Rice Pudding.”  We also enjoyed watching “The Jumblies” and “The Owl and the Pussy Cat” on the whiteboard.  Then we tried writing our own senses poem.  Everyone produced a super piece of writing.  Here are just a few.  The rest can be seen displayed outside P1/2.  To round it all off, Christina brought in her poetry book from home and shared her favourite verses with us the next day.  We really enjoyed our day!

Isla's Work
Isla’s Work
Lena's Poem
Lena’s Poem
Anders worked hard on his piece.
Anders worked hard on his piece.
Elijah's Poetry
Elijah’s Poetry
Christina's Work
Christina’s Work
Conor's Writing
Conor’s Writing
Freya's Poem
Freya’s Poem
Ruben worked hard on his sounds.
Ruben worked hard on his sounds.
George's Poetry
George’s Poetry
Christina brought in her book from home to share.

Jolly Phonics

On Thursday, we learned our last letter before we break up for the October holidays.  This morning, Leo brought in something special to show us!  We were delighted to see his very own x-ray photograph to help us learn and remember the x sound.  Good work Leo!

Church of Scotland Visit

A rainy morning didn’t stop us enjoying our visit to our local Church of Scotland!  We spoke about why and how babies are christened and saw the font they use.  We also learned some new names for the things we saw … the pews, lectern and pulpit.  We heard about the history of the church and, after Mrs Leslie’s Assembly, we also looked at Betty Mouat’s resting place.

Dunrossness Baptist Church Visit

As part of our “Around Our School” topic and our Religious and Moral Education studies, we visited one of our local churches.  Reverend Thomson told us all about the history of the church and showed us around all the important parts of the building, including the baptismal pool.  He showed us old photos of how the church used to look inside and spoke about the changes they’d made.  We are looking forward to our next church visit so we can compare the two churches in our local area.


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