Primary 2 Update

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a great October break.

We have had a busy first week back in Primary 2.

In Numeracy this week we continued to work on estimating numbers on a numberline and in Maths we learned how to draw a line of symmetry on pictures of everyday objects.

In Writing, we are continuing our focus on persuasive pieces and the children prepared fabulous posters to advertise the Halloween Disco. They used persuasive language very well to convey their message!

The children who made it along to the Halloween Disco looked fantastic and as you can see had a great time!

Also this week we have started our new topic – People who Help Us. We discussed the children’s interests and questions to help plan our learning. They showed great interest in the role of a Police Officer so this will be our focus this week.

Please remember After School Clubs begin this coming week (w/b 28.10) for children who have signed up for and had a letter confirming a place at a club.

Thank you for your continuing support,

Mrs Oliver, Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle

 

Gymnastics afterschool club

A wee reminder for those attending the gymnastics afterschool club tomorrow (Thursday) that you need to bring your PE kit or leotard and the completed skills sequence sheet. There is only 3 weeks until the schools competition so it is important that we can practice and perfect your sequence.

Many thanks

Mrs Ferguson

Primary 6 27.10.17

We hope everyone enjoyed their October holiday and the stormy weather did not disrupt too many plans.

The children have been working hard this week. In writing they wrote all about their October holiday and what they had been doing. The skills we focused on were correct spelling, starting each sentence with a different word and including adjectives. The children then peer assessed their partner’s story and provided feedback.

We have completed our Topic on the Industrial Revolution and have started Europe. The children will be creating non-fiction books on a European country in the coming weeks. We are excited to learn lots of new facts about our European neighbours.

In Reading we have finished our novel and the children shared a range of emotions about how the story ended. Lots of great discussion took place. Next week the children will be writing a book review about the novel.

After school clubs have started this week. Thank you to all children who have signed up already. There are still spaces in many of the clubs so please ask for an application form if your child is interested in joining a club.

REMINDERS –
PE – outdoor Kit on Mondays / Indoor kit on Wednesdays

Homework
Spelling due on Friday. Please note that spelling homework jotters should NOT be handed in before Friday as the children should be using them to practise their spelling words daily.

Maths Homework – we would like to remind all pupils that they have maths homework EVERY WEEK. If we do not give out maths homework in the form of a worksheet we still expect the pupils to be practising Times Tables, Fact Families and Number Bonds. We have shown the pupils’ games and activities they can do to practise.

Regards,
Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Wylie, Mrs Tully and Mr Shanks

Primary 7 – 06.01.17

Happy New Year to everyone!

We hope you have had an excellent holiday.

It has been a short but busy week in primary 7. We have started practising for our school show which this year is ‘Alice the Musical’. The children have been auditioning for parts and learning the songs. Next week they will being home a song booklet to help them to learn the words of the songs.

The children have been working hard on their My life so far. This will now be done at home as in class during reading sessions we will be working on literacy circles, source work and key comprehension.

Our topic this term will be WWII. They will be learning about all aspects of life during this time.

This term the children will have indoor PE on a Tuesday and outdoor PE on a Friday. For the next 3 weeks for Mrs Gilmour’s class this will be swimming at the high school.

Reminders:

After school clubs start next week

Spelling homework

Burns Poems to be learned

On Tuesday we are visiting the Risk Factory.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Wilson & Mrs Gilmour