We had some free time today and chose to do lots of different things. Nothing was set, it was all our own interest. This is how we kept ourselves busy. We had a picnic, made chilli chicken, pizza in a pan and used the pots for musical instruments.
Some of us made a city, an aeroplane, a car and people out of construction materials.
Others decided to write letters and colour in, taking great care to do their best, as always.
A few of us went fishing, designed tractors, did jigsaws and found dinosaurs.
Inventors and designers were also in the classroom. A tv is important in our eyes so it was important to design a tv with magical day and night tv screens at the same time. It was just as important to have the switches, control panel and sockets at the back of it!
We have really enjoyed our reading sessions over the past few weeks. The children have got much better at choosing suitable books and have tried really hard to persevere and sound out tricky words. They enjoyed reading different types of books…but the Oxford Reading Tree stories were still a firm favourite! The P1 pupils loved having the chance to spend time reading with their buddies. They were very patient and supportive. A huge thank you to our volunteers who came in each week to help us. You were a great help and we appreciate it! Happy holidays and….keep on reading!
Jasmin chose the Fine Motor Skills “Moon Shoes” activity when playing today. She was very proud that she had tied the laces by herself, well done Jasmin! This is an excellent skill to learn and now you can be a helper for all those laces that become undone in P1/2!
On Tuesday, we had our last group of children sharing something they were proud of.
Yet again, P1/2 have shared a wide variety of things they are proud of and it was really interesting listening to all of the questions our audience had to ask them afterwards.
Scott showed us a model of Titanic that he made with his Dad. He said it was very tricky to make and paint.
Rohan told us that he has been learning how to play chess with his Papa. The class were very interested in how to play the game and Rohan did well to explain the aim of the game and all of the things you can do.
Kirsty told us how proud she was of her Granny’s knitting. She brought in photos of the different items made and we were treated to seeing them in real life too!
Scarlett showed us a little container she got recently which had chocolate inside!
Ella brought in a rosette and cup that she won at a horse riding completion. She loves the “running race” the best!
There was a lot of excitement in P1/2 on Tuesday when we discovered that Alexander was a runner up in the Name a Gritter competition, which was open to all schools throughout Shetland. He entered the name Snow Boss and joined 5 winners and 4 other runners up from around Shetland at a presentation at Nesting Primary on Monday afternoon.
Look at all of the things he won! He also won a sledge, but it was a little too big to bring into school!
As part of Health and Wellbeing, we have introduced our “Worries and Wonders” bag. This can be used by the children to send myself and Mrs Henderson notes to tell us about their achievements and things they are proud of. These are then shared with the class and celebrated! The bag can also be used to tell us about any worries they may have. These will be spoken about privately and we’ll try to help with any problems. The bag has already been used for both purposes, which is great! Please feel free to encourage your child to use this at school.
We love hearing about your projects from home. Arthur is very keen on learning about the Titanic and knows lots of facts already. He brought in this superb model ship to show the class and shared what he knew about the vessel and how it sank.
We hope you have all received your invitation for our learner led event which will take place next Tuesday evening between 6pm and 8pm. The children are keen to show you around the class and share what they have been working on. Look out for their pupil self evaluation sheets which has a section for you, their parent/carer, to comment on too. We look forward to seeing you!
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