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ERIC Time

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!

 

P1/2 Assembly

Today, we were a little nervous but there was also a lot of excitement as the time for our performance neared! P1/2 put on a brilliant show which included acting out The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark, talking about our own experiences of the dark, showing photos of our own constellation shapes and singing and playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  They ALL performed brilliantly!  We missed having Kirsty and Peter with us though.  The class have done so well considering some have missed rehearsals due to illness and others have had to change role at the last minute, or take on extra lines.  Thank you to our families for helping at home and coming to support us on the day.  It means so much to the children and us!   Here are a few snaps from our afternoon!

Show and Tell

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!

Show and Tell

We were wowed again this week with the 2nd group of children sharing what they were proud of.

Ruby is proud of her singing and sang a beautiful song for us. She later told me that she was also proud of her writing and showed me some lovely work in her little notebook.

Freya was proud of the scarf she had made for her new toy and Peter brought in some super photos and a map to tell us all about how proud he was of his climb up Bennachie in Aberdeenshire.

Honey brought in a lovely picture that she made of a chameleon using her blow pens. It prompted some super questions from P1/2, asking what a chameleon was and where you would find them.

Andrew brought in a trophy that he won at the Dunrossness Flower Show. Well done Andrew!

P1/2 are proud of you all for sharing these with us.

Show and Tell

This term we are using themes to help us focus more during Show and Tell sessions. The first theme is ‘Something I am proud of’. Each week a different group of children will take their turn. This week it was Jasmin, Innes, Jessica, Arthur and Alexander G to share something they are proud of.

Jasmin told us how proud she was of her Granny and Grandad. She had photos to share with us and told us all about what she was doing in each one. I was so busy enjoying listening to Jasmin that I completely forgot to get any photos of her! We all enjoyed hearing about what she gets up to with her Granny and Grandad and why she is so proud of them. Well done Jasmin!

Visit from a Fire Fighter

On Wednesday 28th November, Kirsty’s Dad came to visit our class to talk about his job as a retained fireman. He brought in lots of things to show us and we leanred about the importance of his job in our local community. P1/2 asked him LOTS of questions and we all had fun trying on some of his firefighter gear! The oxygen tank was VERY heavy!

Thank you to everyone who sent in information about their job in the local community too, the children have discovered the wide range of services in our local area and the importance of each one.

Visit from a Doctor

As part of our “Around our School” topic, we have been finding out about jobs in our local area and the types of services they provide. Thank you to everyone who has sent in information about the jobs they do, the children loved finding out about them all and could see how important every single person was in our community.

We were lucky enough to have Dr Anita Graham in to visit our class on Wednesday to share information about the type of work she does. The class all came up with questions prior to her visit and everyone loved getting to try out some of the equipment Dr Graham uses on a day to day basis. Afterwards we shared our thoughts on what we want to be when we are older…a Doctor was by far the most popular choice!