Our day today started with Mrs Douglas’ symmetry lesson. The class all concentrated so well on their shapes and patterns. Then it was out into the fresh air to tidy up to the Croft House doing our Redd Up. See the photo of our most unusual find! Then it was reading time followed by a lesson on alliteration. The children made up sentences about their classmates using alliteration and interesting verbs, adjectives and adverbs. After lunch, we recapped on Health & Wellbeing work from last week, relating to naming external body parts. Mrs Douglas made up a fun game that had everybody answering questions and using the correct names. It was a fun and relaxed way to learn.
Over the past week we have been sharing thoughts on how to stay positive and how we can help other people feel good about themselves. On Monday, everyone decided on some positive words to paint on to a rock and chose a design to accompany it. These will be displayed outside the school next term for all to enjoy.
We have also been finding out even more interesting facts about Space and enjoyed looking at some of the PowerPoints that were created during Online Learning.
On Tuesday we visited the frog pond in the nature garden. It was good fun trying to find the frogs hiding in the heather. They were very camouflaged!
On Wednesday, we had lots of fun with our literacy Escape Room challenge. It was very active! Each team raced to find clues hidden outside and then brought them back indoors to solve as a team. Everyone did really well to take turns and involve every team member in the game.
Just before the next rain shower came, we squeezed in an Easter egg hunt and had fun re-hiding our eggs for someone else to find!
Phew! What a busy time and still two more days to go! Well done everyone!
For the final two days of the first week back, we focused on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing to structure our days. These were…Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Give. The link is below for you to watch at home.This clip is for children … and adults too!
All our class activities fitted into one or more of these areas. At the end of the week, the children wrote in their Think Books to say which activities they enjoyed on returning to school. “Connect” and “Keep Active” were definitely the firm favourites!
After three days of careful painting, we finally finished our collaborative mystery picture! It was exciting to piece together each part of the puzzle and discover what we had made!
Primary 5/6 spent another lovely day being creative on Wednesday! We took a wander down to the beach in the sunshine in search of some interesting natural items to use back in the classroom. We had great fun “purlin in da ebb” to look for crabs, fish and other interesting living things.
Just look at these some of the fantastic pictures P5/6 made using the items they found!! More photos to be added so keep an eye out for them coming very soon!
We’re only a couple of days in and already we have been busy reconnecting with each other through various games and crafts. This week we started a collaborative painting project. Each person has a grid to paint and when all the grids come together it will reveal a mystery picture! Watch this space to find out what it is!
We have also enjoyed making some new bookmarks in preparation for getting back into our daily reading in class. There were even families of bookmarks made…of all sizes!
During our online learning, we began to look at stars and constellations as part of our Space topic. We had fun today finding out about the Zodiac sign our birthdays fall under and what that constellation looks like. Can you guess what they are?
The wet and windy weather hasn’t stopped us from enjoying our new playtime equipment. The skipping has been very popular and I think it is possibly time to dig out all of those old skipping rhymes for the children to try!
It has been lovely to see the class taking turns, co-operating, negotiating and problem solving in our outdoor play area. Well done P5/6!
Recently, P5/6 were given a talk and PowerPoint presentation by our class member Ethan. He prepared his talk with the help of Mrs Leslie, to tell us all about Erb’s Palsy and how this affects his daily life. We learned about how Ethan came to have this condition and he told us about some of the physical difficulties he experiences. We also leaned about some of the exercises he does to strengthen his arm. This week, as a thank you for listening, Ethan gave us all a tattoo, badge and wrist band as a gift. Here we all are! Thank you, Ethan!
Today’s quote comes from the truly inspirational Tom Moore!
The 99-year-old war veteran has raised a staggering £15m (and counting) for NHS staff after reaching his goal of walking 100 laps of his garden.
Capt Tom Moore had hoped to achieve the target in time for his 100th birthday on 30 April, and walked the last 25 lengths on live TV on Thursday morning, with a guard of honour from the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment by his side.
We can learn so much from looking at what Tom has achieved. Set a goal….work hard until it’s reached….face and overcome setbacks along the way….never give up and believe you can do whatever you set your heart on.
We hope you have been enjoying the lovely Spring weather this week and that this post finds you well and looking forward to your Easter weekend. Today’s quote comes from the great Albus Dumbledore … always try to look for the positives even when at first, they seem difficult to see. I may just have to look out these books again during our lockdown!