Nov 152013

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Jun 232017

A part of  outdoor learning the morning nursery children visited the Lanthorn woods and they had the opportunity to investigate and explore a specific area. They enjoyed going on a bear hunt and even found slugs home. The children even managed to find the number 7 post which was hiding in amongst the bushes.

Jun 192017

P1/2 and P1 enjoyed some time out in the playground together this afternoon and worked on their sharing and co-operation skills to work together in small groups to build a den.  This was our first time using the den building equipment and the children all worked together to problem solve and build dens that they could sit inside.  Take a look at us in action!

Jun 192017

Last week P1/2 enjoyed an exciting eco week.  On Monday, we learned all about worms! We had Joanne visit us with her wormery.  We found out that worms are good at recycling and they even make compost.  We enjoyed working in groups to create the life cycle of a caterpillar before our trip to see ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ later in the week.

We also learnt about the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and even designed some new bag ideas for ASDA!

On Thursday, we went to see the performance of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and it was amazing!  Mrs Lloyd was very impressed and we all thoroughly enjoyed our trip and represented Bankton Primary really well!

On Friday, we performed our P1 assembly to our families and spoke with confidence and with our big loud, clear voices.  We shared lots of our learning that we have done this year and look forward to telling the nursery children and their parents about this on Wednesday!

Jun 192017

This afternoon the nursery children had lots of fun playing in the Mid Calder woods where they had lots of opportunities to explore and investigate the natural texture found in the woods.

Max “I like jumping in the leaves, it felt squishy.”

Ava J “We were building fires.”

Maddison “I liked playing with the sticks.”

Freya “I liked playing with the leaves. “

Jun 162017

Primary One have had an exciting week learning about how to help save the environment. One Monday, we learnt all about worms! We found out that worms are good at recycling and they make compost.  On Monday afternoon, we worked in groups to create the life cycle of a caterpillar in preparation for our trip to see ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. Miss Rodford thought that we did a great job!

We also learnt about the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

On Thursday, we went to see the performance of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and it was amazing! We loved the puppets and we sat so well to watch it!

On Friday, we performed our P1 assembly to our families and we showed off all our super learning that we have done this year!

Jun 162017

As part of Eco Week the nursery children have been learning about recycling from Joanne. She brought her large wormery in to the nursery and the children had the opportunity to hold a worm if they wanted to or just look at them. She spoke to them about how the worms helped to make compost which helps our plants to grow. A child even tried to keep a worm as Joanne left.

Jun 142017

Bankton Primary School was delighted to be showcasing the work we have been doing to encourage reading through our breakfast book club at the First Minister’s Reading Challenge Celebration today.

We were so proud of our book club representatives who came to share our work with other schools from across Scotland as well as with some very important people that you may recognise!!!


Jun 122017

Last week Primary One enjoyed taking part in health week and we learnt lots about how to keep ourselves healthy.

We had a visit from Dexter the Dragon and he taught us how to brush our teeth correctly. We also enjoyed taking part in different activities such as wake and shake, multi sports and yoga.

Primary One also had a special visit from the Ambulance Service who taught us how to save a life and do basic CPR. We also know how to call in an emergency  -999!

We also loved going on the big daily mile walk around the local community with our mums and dads!

Jun 092017

The nursery children were lucky today to join in with the school children in their Shake and Wake session with Miss Dyet. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this activity and some children even managed to get up to the front of the stage.

The nursery children were then all active during their outdoor classroom visit around the local pond. We were lucky enough to have an extra healthy snack donated from Morrisons.

Jun 092017

This week the nursery children have been focusing on personal safety through the story of Hanzel & Gretel. This story was introduced to the children by following a trail of pebbles to the story which they enjoyed listening to. The children enjoyed listening to the story through different version on the iPad. On our outdoor classroom we left a trail of breadcrumbs for our friends to find their way back to the nursery.

Although some ducks started eating them as we dropped them.

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