Primary 5 23.04.21

Hello,

It has been busy first week back after the holidays! We have enjoyed the lovely sunshine and made good use of the outdoors when we can!

Please remember, PE is now on a TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. Please ensure your child comes dressed appropriately for outdoor PE. Remember we go outside in all weathers so it is essential that your child has a waterproof jacket/sunhat/sun cream with them! It is Scotland after all! If the weather does continue it is essential that every child brings a water bottle to school – remember we can refill during the day!

In Writing, the class created a story board of the main events of their Easter holidays. The children shared all the different adventures they had over the break, from climbing the Pentland hills, cycle trips to the Kelpies and barbeques in the sunshine with their friends. The class then organised the main events of their days into four, six and eight sections using drawing and recount writing to share their experiences.

This week we have started our new topic on the Scottish Wars of Independence. We travelled back in time to 1290s to understand what life in Scotland was like; no running water, electricity or iPhones! The class learned of the mysterious death of Alexander III of Scotland and important this was for Scotland, and studied the timeline following his death that led to the Wars of Independence.

Our reading lessons this term will link in with this history topic as we are concentrating on the features of non-fiction texts. The children working towards are going to create their own non-fiction book using the information gathered in these reading lessons.

In Health and Wellbeing, the class played games connected with sharing their emotions and feelings. The children had an opportunity to share a time when they felt a particular emotion and ways they can cope with changing feelings.

The class were learning about body parts in French this week. We had lots of fun playing Simon Says and Guess Who, and we all got the French version of ‘Head, Shoulder’s, Knees and Toes’ stuck in our heads for the rest of the day!

Homework will be given this term. This will be a mixture of jotter work and assignments on Teams. Spelling and Numeracy will be given next week. For spelling the children will do Look, Cover, Write, Check and sentences in their jotter. Numeracy will concentrate on times tables and number bonds.

Reminders

  • In Numeracy, the children need to use their number bonds and their times tables on a regular basis and it would be very helpful if they could get some extra practice in. Please practice 2-10 times tables and number bonds to 100.
  • The children have chosen a book to read for enjoyment in class and it would be appreciated if you could continue to encourage your child to read for enjoyment at home.
  • PE- Tuesday and Thursday – Please remember to provide your child with a water bottle on these days.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Gilmour, Ms Munro, Mrs Muir and Miss Herd

 

Primary 2 – 3.4.20

Happy Friday Everyone!

We hope that you are well and can see many of you have had a very busy week. Thank you so much for the messages and photographs that you have posted on here and Learner’s Journal. We have displayed some of the activities you have been completing below:

This morning we would normally do a short phonics test – why don’t you ask someone to read out your words and you could write them in chalk or  a paintbrush and water outside.

On a Friday we sometimes take time to watch Newsround during milk and story :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52116882

At the bottom of this page there are some ideas of how people are showing their thanks to the people working for the NHS. Have a look out for the field! There is also a section at the bottom to send your own message.

This a short day today and we are sure you won’t forget about Freetime Friday – you have the right to play! (Article 31 UNCRC).

This is the last day of term and we wish that you all have a safe and relaxing 2 weeks of Easter holidays. We will be sending out new learning grids after the holidays. Here are a few fun activities if you would like to try them:

roll a chick

Build_a_Bunny (1)

West Lothian have printed an article for parents/carers about the Easter holiday which we would like to share with you and has some ideas if you would like to continue to do a bit of learning over the holidays (https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/51911/Learning-at-home

You can let us know if there are any sightings of the Easter Bunny after the holidays!!

Don’t eat too much chocolate over Easter Primary 2!!

From

Mrs Oliver, Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle

Primary 6 – 31.3.17

Hello everyone

Primary 6 and 7 put on two excellent performances of “Alice the Musical” on Wednesday. We were all amazed with the high standard of the singing, acting, dancing and narration. We are so proud of all the children. Their dedication, hard work and commitment made this a show to remember! Thank you for all your support with helping children to learn lines, dances and providing costumes for the show. We really appreciate it 🙂

In Primary 6 this week we have begun preparing for our P6 Class Assembly which will take place on Friday 28th April at 11:15am in the new school hall. We have been decorating scenery and almost everyone has now been allocated parts. The remaining parts will be allocated and lines handed out on the first day back after the Easter Holidays. Any assistance you could provide the children with in learning their lines would be appreciated.

Thank you to all the children who handed in their Titanic Fact Files this week. They look fabulous and it is clear the children worked very hard on these personal projects. Well done everyone.

This week we have said goodbye to two very special members of staff. First, Eveline who has worked in the school kitchen since 2001. The children made a card in the shape of a school dinner tray which was presented to her today at assembly. Some children also said their favourite memories of Eveline.

The other member of staff leaving us yesterday was Miss Inglis the PE specialist. She has made a very positive impact on the children in the class, with many choosing to be part of her running after school club. We appreciate everything she did for us. We are hopeful that running club might continue after the holidays with another member of staff leading it. We will let the children know after the holidays if this is the case. We wish both Miss Inglis and Eveline well in the future.

Thank you for all your support. Have a relaxing and enjoyable Easter Holiday!

Miss Clark, Mrs Wylie & Mrs Kelly.

Primary 7 – 31.03.17

A fantastic show was performed on Wednesday! The children worked very hard learning lines, songs and stage directions and their performance was outstanding! Thank you for all of your support in helping the children achieve this level of excellence. Thank you for an amazing turn out, the audience really helped the children perform to their best. The next show for P7 will be our Leavers Assembly!

Miss Thomson made her final visit to P7G working on algebra. This was a scary thought at first but by the end everyone was solving algebraic equations. Well done!

The children watched the film version of the book they had been reading in Literacy Circles – Goodnight Mr Tom, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The children discusses the differences and similarities between their books and the films.

The children have been working on memories about Eveline our dinner lady. There will be a special assembly today to wish her good luck in the next chapter of her life. Many of the children will miss her.

The children will be sharing what they have been working on up till now on their My Life So far. They will have an opportunity to work on this in school next term but most of it will need to be completed at home. The finished product should be handed in by Friday 2nd June. We look forward to reading the finished results.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy and holiday.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Wilson & Mrs Gilmour