Primary 1 had an exciting afternoon yesterday. We made dragon masks to celebrate Chinese New Year! We learned about the story of how the years were named after animals and then we watched a dragon dance. We coloured in our masks using bright colours and cut them out. It was so much fun!
In maths we are continuing with adding small amounts in our head. The children are being encouraged to discuss what strategies they are using. This helps them to practise and share ideas. They have been using their fingers, cubes, 10s frames, rekenreks and number lines.
In phonics we are learning q and x this week. These are the last two sounds of the alphabet that we need to learn. The children are doing really well with practising their sounds and letter formations.
Please continue to read regularly with your children at home and complete the homework. One of the homework tasks this week is to prepare a 1-2 minute talk on a dinosaur of their choosing. Each child will present their talk to their class next week (Monday or Tuesday). They can make a poster or bring in photos to go along with it. We can’t wait to hear each other’s talks!
Just a quick reminder that PE is on Thursdays and outdoor learning is on Wednesdays.
Hope you all have a great week!
Thank you for all your support
Primary 1 teachers.
Primary 6 have enjoyed a very busy week so far. On Monday the children researched and created character profiles for their given passenger who was on board the maiden, and only, voyage of the Titanic. Today the children were able to develop their facts and created a biography of their Titanic passenger. The children worked extremely hard and we are very pleased with the results.
In Science, we have begun learning about The Human Body. Children learned about the main organs, their functions and locations inside our bodies. The children are looking forward to learning more about the different systems of the body including the respiratory, digestive and nervous systems.
On Monday and Tuesday we explored the celebration of Chinese New Year. Children explored the traditional story of Chinese New Year and some also created cards for family and friends in the lucky colour red. A big thanks to Cameron (P6C) who even taught some of us how to write and speak in mandarin!
On Monday, the school held its annual Burns Afternoon. As part of this we sang “You’re Welcome Willie Stewart” and Daisy and Aleigha recited their winning poems. A group of P6 and 7 pupils from the Senior Challenge Group organised and ran the whole afternoon. A huge well done to them for planning such an excellent and well received event!
This week is Assessment Week which means that children have been completing all of their work in a special assessment jotter. The children have been working extremely hard to complete their best work. Please look out for these jotters in your children’s jotters next week when you are in school for parent consultations. These will take place on Tuesday 7th February 5-7.30pm and on Wednesday 8th February 4-6.30pm. You can book your appointments online or through the school office.
This week, P6C have been given their new reading books. Each group should have read Chapter 1 by next Monday (Chapters 1-3 for the blue group) when we will start Literacy Circles. The children will be given a homework booklet on Monday with one piece of homework to complete each week for the following Monday. Please look out for these novels and booklets in your child’s homework folder beginning on Monday.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Miss Clark, Mrs Kelly & Mrs Wylie
Primary 3 are learning about Chinese New Year this week. We are planning to learn about the year of the Monkey, Chinese Story behind Chinese New Year and create Lanterns which we will write a set of instructions for.
We are coming to the end of our Multiplication topic in Maths but we would encourage you to still practise the x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10 times tables with your children because this will support their understanding in our new topic which will be Division.
Last week the children were set the challenge to construct a working Drawbridge from junk. The children worked very well in pairs and clearly thought hard in trying to make the drawbridge rise up and down. We have made a display of some models, self assessment and photographs. You can see this on parents night.
We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday or Thursday.
Can we remind children that it is a dress down day on Friday, theme is Valentines!
Homework- Spelling, Maths and Reading
P.E- P3R on Wednesday
P3C on Monday
Miss Rafferty and Miss Christie