Primary 3 wb13/9/21

We had a great week last week learning about the water cycle and creating our very own weather forecasts. We hope you enjoyed watching their weather report on Seesaw. The children were all very nervous but they all did a fantastic job at creating their forecast and presenting it, using some key weather words. Well done Primary 3!

This week in maths, we are learning about place value and the importance of zero when breaking numbers down into Hundreds, Tens and Ones. We are also learning about the properties of pentagons, hexagons and octagons!

New reading books have been issued today and our focus in reading is summarising. We are learning how to summarise a story using pictures and sentences. We are working hard to share the main points of a story using key questions such as; who, what, why, where and when.

Mrs Smith will be writing with us again. We will write the second half of our recount about a typical school day. Children are working hard to use their core and genre targets to help give their writing a focus.

In topic we are going to be investigating about how seasons are influenced by the orbit of the Earth around the sun. We will also identify which months fall into each season and how night and day changes through the seasons.

A new homework grid has been uploaded to Seesaw! Thank you to all the children who managed to complete the activities on last week’s grid. We loved all your posts and videos. Also if you have a managed to successfully grow your sunflower over the summer please send your pictures on Seesaw- we can use these to help boost our Eco School!

Remember you can get regular updates on Twitter by following us on @MissRafferty and @MissBonar_

Miss Rafferty and Miss Bonar

Primary 2 13.9.21

We have had another busy week in Primary 2.
This week we are beginning our new interdisciplinary topic looking at the Romans. Today we will be finding out what the children already know about the Roman empire and will be asking the children what they want to learn about during this topic. You might want to discuss this at home with your child over the next few days to see what they have been learning.
In phonics we are learning the sounds ck, ai, oy and oa. We are going to practise writing these sounds, reading words with these sound patterns and writing words. In writing this week we are going to be writing about a time we visited the park. If you have time to talk to your child about this before Wednesday it would help the writing process.
In maths we are learning to use a 100 square to find numbers and skip count in 2s. If you would like to practise finding numbers to 100 on a 100 square, here is a good interactive square you might want to use. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares
We are working towards our Eco schools accreditation. Here are some ways we are trying to be more eco friendly. The children are encouraged to recycle paper in the classroom and their crisp packets after snack. We are also asking the children to choose a ‘waste free’ snack on Wednesdays. Please send your child to school with a snack in a box or without a wrapper this day.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please get in touch if we can be of any help.
Miss Belleza and Miss Christy

Primary 6 4.6.21

Primary 6 have continued to work on our Titanic Project this week.  We have started learning the key facts about the sinking.  We have explored the mistakes which were made and how they led to the sinking of the ship.  We have continued to read our novel Kaspar Prince of Cats and this week the family have arrived on the Titanic.

In maths we have been solving problems related to multiples and factors, we have also started learning how to calculate the area of a rectangle.

In writing we have started learning about the targets related to the recount genre.

Next week we have sports day on Wednesday morning and it would be great to see as many people as possible coming to school dressed in their house colours.

Our eco committee have working hard on ways to reduce waste in school.  We are trying a new initiative called waste free Wednesdays and are encouraging our children to bring snacks and lunches which are not stored in single use plastic.  We would be grateful of your support in encouraging your child to think of alternative ways to store snacks and lunches on that day.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Jamieson, Ms Matheson, Mrs Smith

 

 

Primary 1 20.5.21

Primary 1 are having a lovely week!
In literacy we are learning the ‘oo’ sound. The children are learning to read and write lots of ‘oo’ words and have written their own books. We are so impressed by the progress we are seeing in phonics just now, the children are working so hard!
In maths we are learning to recognise British coins. Throughout the week we have introduced the children to a 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coin. Today we are learning to order these coins from the smallest to largest value and next week we will learn how to add coins and find change.
Here is a fun game you might want to try to practise these skills
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game
In our farming topic we are enjoying watching our wheat plants grow. Small shoots are poking out from the soil and the children are taking turns to water them to help them grow.

Today we are learning about the foods which come from farms and will be creating healthy plates with food from all the main food types.
A reminder that there are 3 new seesaw activities to try this week for homework. Well done for all the work handed in so far.
Thank you for all your support.
Miss Daun and Miss Christy

Primary 5 – 01.04.2021

Hello,

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 with them. At the moment the children are practicing their skipping skills and playground games.

In writing, the children created newspaper reports on the events of the shocking robbery at the Livingston Easter Egg Factory! The culprit turned out to be the rogue Easter Bunny who was storing his loot on Dechmont Hill. We had lots of fun creating eye-catching titles and interesting sub-headings. The children were also able to include eye-witness accounts of the robbery to help the police the catch the villain!

In Science, the class had lots of fun completing experiments connected to saturation. We made scientific predictions and conclusions as we test how much salt or sugar it takes to create a saturated solution.

In our interdisciplinary topic, Rock Band, the class had to organise a music festival with an eco-friendly focus. There was lots of discussions around how to reduce, reuse and recycle items that are used and discarded. The children were able to create eye-catching and informative posters.

In maths, we had a revision week where the children worked on previously covered topics, such as negative numbers, surveys and graphs, equations and equivalent fractions. The children were able to use knowledge from these different concepts to complete some Easter themed activities accurately.

We had lots of fun on April Fools’ Day. In P5G, the children were heading home at 4pm as they had to complete ‘lockdown catch-up’ work. There were lots of panic over arriving home late until the children worked out what date it was. In P5M, the children entered a word search competition where none of the given words could be found in the grid! All persevered on until Ms Munro gave away the game with her laughter.

 

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 ensure the children have the correct kit for going outdoors- trainers, trackies/joggers, t-shirt and fleece/hoodie. They can come to school wearing their PE kit but a school jumper must be worn during the day. They can then change into their outdoor jumper when we go outside.

Have a lovely holiday and we will see you all back in two weeks time,

Mrs Gilmour, Ms Munro, Mrs Muir and Miss Herd

Primary 5 – 03.12.2020

Hello,

Happy December! The snow arrived right on time for the lead up to Christmas!

As 2020 has thrown us many curveballs, we have had to adapt our usual nativity performance. Instead this year, each class will be filming a section of the Christmas Story which will be edited together. We have been holding auditions and creating our script ready for filming next week! Look out for this on the blog in coming weeks!

In Eco this week, Primary 5M gathered lots of sticks from around the playground and skilfully made them into photo frames! They are excellent and we cannot wait to put pictures in them next week and see the finished product– a perfect Christmas present?

Primary 5G worked hard on their advent calendar as well as making a Christmas wreath to decorate their classroom! Lots of Christmas crafts underway!

In Maths, the classes both moved onto learning about 3D Shapes. We recapped all the names of shapes we had learned before and started introducing their different properties. In Coordinates, P5M had fun plotting out points and joining them up to form a funny picture!

In Numeracy, the children have moved on to multiplication tasks. It is essential that the children know their 2-10 times table. In the coming weeks, it would be great if you could practise these at home so the children are able to recall these facts quickly. There are lots of fun games that can be used to help this;

In our Great Britain and Northern Ireland topic, the groups presented their fantastic posters to the class. It was great to see such colourful and informative posters and have a chance to share all our fantastic knowledge with one another. We also had the chance to talk about the landmark models that we made at home, and share the process of constructing them! From salt dough to Plaster of Paris, each one of them was so unique. This week we worked on creating leaflets persuading others to visit our chosen landmark (when they are allowed!).

Primary 7 have set Carmondean Primary School the challenge of running to the North Pole before December 18th to deliver a very important message to Santa! In our PE lessons this week we have been counting up our laps to add to the tally. Primary 5 have ran nearly 100 miles (four marathons!) this week!

As of next week, PE will now be on a TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. Can you please ensure your child comes dressed appropriately for outdoor PE.

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.

 

  • Homework on TEAMS this week is a spelling and a numeracy activity as well as an Article 27 (“Adequate Standard of Living”) of Rights Respecting School activity . Some children were able to complete the activities online and some used their homework jotter. This jotter can be returned to school each week or they can take a picture of their work and upload that to the photo channel in their Team. Please just complete the activities at a time most convenient for you and your family.

 

  • PE- Tuesday and Wednesday

There has been a change to the timetable – Outdoor PE will now be on Tuesdays with class teacher and Wednesdays with Mrs Ferguson. Please ensure the children have the correct kit for going outdoors- trainers, trackies/joggers, t-shirt and fleece/hoodie. They can come to school wearing their PE kit but a school jumper must be worn during the day. They can then change into their outdoor jumper when we go outside.

 

  • 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.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Gilmour, Ms Munro, Mrs Muir and Miss Herd

Primary 5 – 27.11.2020

Hello,

It has been a busy week for Primary 5!

In Maths, the children have to continue to practice using protractors to measure angles. The class have made fantastic progress and our now experts in this new skill. In Coordinates, the class were drawing their own coordinate grids (or as we found out are called Cartesian grids!) and plotting points.

This week, the children edited and redrafted their writing from last week on ‘why reading is important’. We have some great finished pieces with strong reasons for the importance of reading throughout your whole life.

In Science, the children are working extremely hard on their Endangered Animals fact-files. It has been a long process of research, writing and editing but the finished products are nearly complete, and they look fantastic!  

This week in our Great Britain and Northern Ireland topic, the class finished working on their display posters. We are very impressed by some of the excellent team work and negotiations skills as they compromised on opinions. We cannot wait to hear their presentations in the coming weeks.

Christmas (sorry to mention the ‘c’ word so early) is fast approaching. Primary 5M were getting in the spirit and were working to create an advent calendar of kindness for our classroom. We brainstormed lots of lovely kind actions that we can do each day of December to spread kindness and happiness in our class, community and to ourselves! We also will creating and foodbank donation box, where we will collect food items each day to donate to a local charity. Primary 5G will start this task early next week.

In Eco lessons, we had great fun ‘upcycling’ our old t-shirts into new tote bags! It was great to see old clothing going to use, and not into landfill! Now the children have no excuse not to help carry the shopping in!

Thank you for helping the children create and design their Landmark models. They are looking fantastic! If your child is still to hand in, please can you do this by early next week. Next week will be researching their landmark and creating a leaflet to persuade others to visit (when Nicola lets us travel!).

The children have been coming well wrapped up for PE lessons which is great to see. They have been working on pace and endurance in running, which is sometimes hard to remember not to zoom off right at the start! 

As of next week, PE will now be on a TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. Can you please ensure your child comes dressed appropriately for outdoor PE.

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.
  • Homework on TEAMS this week is a spelling and numeracy activity. Some children were able to complete the activities online and some used their homework jotter. This jotter can be returned to school each week or they can take a picture of their work and upload that to the photo channel in their Team. Please just complete the activities at a time most convenient for you and your family.

 

  • PE- Tuesday and Wednesday

There has been a change to the timetable – Outdoor PE will now be on Tuesdays with class teacher and Wednesdays with Mrs Ferguson. Please ensure the children have the correct kit for going outdoors- trainers, trackies/joggers, t-shirt and fleece/hoodie. They can come to school wearing their PE kit but a school jumper must be worn during the day. They can then change into their outdoor jumper when we go outside.

 

  • 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.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Gilmour, Ms Munro, Mrs Muir and Miss Herd

Primary 1 – Home Learning 17.06.20

Good morning Primary 1!

I hope you have managed to complete some of the learning activities this week and are still enjoying learning from home. We know how hard you have all been working and thank you again to all of you for sharing your work with us on the Learning Journals. It makes us so happy to see how well you are all getting on at home. Remember to make time for lots of playing, relaxing and spending quality time with your family too!

Did you know that today is World Day? The World Day is an initiative from the United Nations to raise awareness global environmental issues such as the destruction of eco-systems, pollution, conservation, desertification and drought. This day is all about protecting our planet, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change.

We would like you to watch the following video child friendly video on climate change and then discuss some of the steps you can take at home to reduce climate change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv7OHfpIRfU

World Population Day 2020 – National Awareness Days Events ...

We would like to encourage you to switch off today and unplug electrical resources you have in your house. Maybe you could go outside and have a picnic today instead of using the cooker? Maybe you could play a board game instead of watching the TV? There are lots of different ways you can conserve energy. We would love to see some examples of you doing your bit to save the planet today on the Learning Journals! We can’t wait to see all of your creative ideas!

Stay safe,

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 – Home Learning 29.04.20

Happy Vendredi Primary 1!

This morning we thought it would be a nice idea for you to explore Glasgow Science Centre’s video on how to create your own bird feeder. There are bound to be lots of hungry birds in your own garden so why not make them feel at home with a handmade bird feeder? Maybe you could even try to identify some of the birds you see in your garden and make a note of how many birds visit each day?  If you are interested, Glasgow Science Centre also will be bringing a bit of science into your home every day at 10am to help keep everyone inspired in these challenging times, so please feel free to explore some of their other videos too.

Link to Glasgow Science Centre website: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/gsc-at-home

The bird feeder will allow you to give the birds in your local area a helping hand while recycling some materials you have at home. You can access the Glasgow Science Centre’s bird feeder video by following the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsVsx7jFifw&feature=youtu.be

For this activity you will need:

  • a clean yogurt pot
  • seeds (or you can also use nuts/raisins/sultanas/apples/bananas)
  • string
  • a pencil
  • a bowl
  • lard (or substitutes like peanut butter, almond butter mixed with flour or vegetable/beef suet)

When you have created your bird feeder, think about how the materials you have used feel. For example are they sticky, squidgy, soft, fluffy, hard, rough, wet, light or heavy? We would love to see some examples of your bird feeders on the learning journals! Maybe you could even take a picture of a hungry bird eating the seeds?

If you would like to access the step by step guide you can follow the instructions in the document below:

How To Make A Bird Feeder

Thank you for all of your support,

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 3 Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning Primary Three, I hope we are all managing to access all of the resources so far and are having fun trying out the music resource from Monday’s blog post. No-one has said they had any problems with the multiplication in Maths involving carrying, but please let us know if you need a little refresher on this and we will be happy to post a little reminder.

Just a quick reminder of login details for the reading resource:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ then go to my class login.

Username: Mr Woodard   Password: Carmondean1

Username: Miss Smith123 Password: Carmondean1

An assignment has gone live for this week’s word boost words. If you have access to Teams, watch and listen to the story then see if you can write the definitions of the word boost words. The pdf of the power point we use on a Thursday will go up tomorrow with the answers!

Just for information, today also marks the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day.

Go to https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/ Have a look at the Earth Day Live Global Programme on this page to see if anything takes your fancy throughout the day! There are speakers, performances, meditation and street art, with everyone taking part, fighting to stop climate change.

Some shape based maths for you to try today:

Writing: Our topic this term is technology. Can you write a short story about what it might be like to be a robot being switched on for the first time? (think C3PO in The Phantom Menace). What would you see, who would you see, what would you feel and think? What would you do in your first day as a robot? What type of robot are you, could you describe yourself? How would you describe the world around you?

During Number Talks and numeracy we have started to look at multiplying with carrying and so here is a short video explaining carrying with a simple sum. It is the first time we’ve tried to record like this so hopefully it’ll work!

Carrying Video 2

Number Talks

2 x 25                                                                     2 x 150

4 x 20                                                                     10 x 150

2 x 50                                                                     12 x 150

4 x 50                                                                     12 x 149

Challenge Sum

52 x 294

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward.

Primary 5

P5 have been selling Children in Need wristbands each morning for £1 or £1.50. Sales are going well and we are nearly sold out. Thank you to everyone for supporting this good cause. Tomorrow the school will hold a dress down day. The theme will be dress up as Pudsey or Blush, wear pyjamas, come as a superhero, wear yellow or wear spots. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in their Children in Need inspired outfits.

In topic we are continuing with our Money, Money, Money enterprise topic. This week the children have decided on a company name and designed a logo. They are now creating posters to advertise their stall and the product they are going to sell. Each group has written a business plan so they know what order to complete their enterprise activity in. Our resources have started to arrive and the children are very eager to begin making their products next week. I think you will be impressed with the ideas and creativity each group has shown.

The children have been writing persuasive pieces about litter and the problems it causes our community. They came up with a lot of good arguments and we think that they got their point across very well.

In assembly we had visitors who spoke about the importance of the 3 Rs- Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. The children seemed to be very knowledgeable about this. Our Eco committee are doing a survey at the moment about how much plastic is used during lunch time. We have been surprised at the amount of plastic collected. Look out for more information coming home about this soon.

 

Reminders

P5M -Outdoor PE- Monday.

P5G-Futsal (indoors) -Monday

PE with Mrs Ferguson-Thursday.

Spelling homework due every Friday.

Maths homework- due Thursday

Research about Scottish endangered animal at home

 

Have a great weekend and thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Gilmour, Miss Morris, Mr Shanks and Mrs Muir

Primary 4 30.5.19

Hello everyone

We have had a very busy week in Primary 4 so far. In P4C our learning of minibeasts continued with the story of “The Cautious Caterpillar”. This caterpillar was afraid to change into a butterfly because he loved being a caterpillar so much. However he was brave, made the transformation and was so pleased that he did. We discussed how we could apply that to our own lives and discussed times that we had been brave and tried something new and how this was important. All of the children are about to “transform” into Primary 5 children and some decided to write down information about themselves to share with their future P5 teacher. We will continue to discuss this and learn more about the life cycles of minibeasts through our topic.

We have been working extremely hard on the “Rock Bottom” Primary 4/5 show this week. Our dress rehearsal in front of the whole school and staff is next Thursday 6th June. You should have received costume letters home detailing what your child needs to bring in to wear during the performances. Almost all children should provide a plain but brightly coloured t-shirt and leggings/trousers that we are allowed to cut into zig zags at the bottom for a prehistoric feel! Please let us know if there are any problems with providing parts of your child’s costume and we will work hard to solve any problems. Thank you for your support with this. The final show performances to friends and families are on Thursday 13th June 2019 with a performance at 1:30pm and another at 6:30pm. All children are expected to attend both performances. If your child cannot attend for any reason then please let us know as soon as possible. Tickets will go on sale for this event soon.

This week Primary 4 were involved in the whole school spring clean litter pick. Our area was the perfect playground area and the left hand side and back fence on the field. We found lots of litter and we were happy that we could help Mrs Muir and her Eco Warriors along with the rest of the school to help make our playground beautiful. Well done Primary 4! Even the rain didn’t dampen our spirits! See some photos of us working hard below! 🙂

We were visited today by Mr Canning, the chanter/pipes tutor that visits the school weekly. All children were treated to him playing the chanter and the pipes for us! Today children will receive letters home to ask whether they would be interested in chanter/brass tuition beginning in Primary 5. Please fill in these forms and return them to school if your child is interested in taking part in a trial lesson next week.

Reminders –
PE days – Tuesday and Thursday
Homework (reading, spelling activity and one other activity due on Fridays)

Thank you for your continued support.
Have a lovely weekend when it comes.

Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson

Primary 3 24.5.19

We are well and truly in the midst of our Ocean Commotion topic now. We have been learning about the fish and their adaptations to be able to live in the different parts of the sea. We found out how fossils are formed and why the sea is the perfect place for fossils to exist, with all the mud at the bottom of the ocean and the pressure from the water.

In Science, we used electrical circuits to make our own glowing fish who live in the twilight and midnight zones of the ocean. Some of these fish make their own light, so we used batteries, bulbs and wires to make our fish light up. Can you see where we placed the bulbs?

We had a letter from Peanut the turtle, asking us to investigate why some of his friends were having trouble in the ocean due to something called ‘plastic’. Our freeze in the classroom is overcrowded by plastic packaging and particles too and now our fish are swimming in a rubbish ridden ocean.

We are currently learning how this affects the wildlife in the ocean and how long it takes for certain items to change in appearance. Quite often, plastic stays in the same appearance for hundreds of years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were shocked at the effects of the mammals and fish in the sea.

 

In other news, we are beginning to collect a LOT of school jumpers, cardigans, T-shirts, and parts of PE kits with no name. If you recognise any of these items from P3B, please speak to Miss Smith who will be happy to give them all a home. 🙂

Tuesday of next week is our big Spring clean, where we will be going to the playground to do a big clean up, doing gardening and collecting rubbish.

A quick reminder that the Summer Fair is on Saturday the 8th June. If you have any items for stalls or if you can help out, please get in touch with the PSA. We hope you can come along to support it!

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Smith, Mrs Smith, Ms Matheson

Primary 3 28.4.19

Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a relaxing Easter break!

This week we have started our new topic which we have decided to call ‘Ocean Commotion’. The children have been impressing us so far with some of their knowledge, but we still have so much more we are eager to learn. The children have suggested lines of enquiry for this topic and have outlined activities they wish to do as well, so the topic is truly made from their ideas and questions.

To kick start the topic, we have learned about a turtle called ‘Peanut’, and how his life was changed because of ocean pollution and the carelessness of humans. He has grown up in captivity, therefore we have been finding out more about his natural habitat and who he would have shared the sea with. So far, we have learned of the zones of the sea and the creatures we could find within. We will be creating a vision of this in our classrooms in a display which we are very excited about!

This week is also Lowport. It is Miss Smith’s first time going too and so we are all very excited! We have put together a little talent show by the pupils for our disco night too which we are looking forward to. We are a very talented lot!

Please remember, if you have not already ordered a packed lunch for Thursday and need one, to hand in the yellow form or speak to someone in the office. Also, if the EE2 information form has not been completed and returned, could this be done at your earliest convenience? In addition to this, medication should be handed into the office prior to the trip.

We will take lots of photos to share our experience with you when we return.

Homework will commence as normal this week.

Miss Smith, Mrs Smith and Ms Matheson.

Primary 3 25.1.19

This week we have learned about how to look after ourselves and stay clean and healthy. We did a glitter experiment whereby we put it on our hands and watched as it spread to everything we touched. (We also, at this point, had a brief discussion about the importance of using biodegradable glitter and what this word meant!) We discussed how this happens with germs every day and we can’t see them. This led to a discussion about foods and things we put near our mouths using our hands and we were all able to see why it is so important to wash our hands properly before we eat.

We will continue by looking at clean and dirty water, as well as healthy eating over the next few weeks.

The children did very well with their Burns poems, and although not everyone was confident in reciting theirs in front of the class in P3S, they all managed to it off by heart. Most even brought theirs to life with expression and gestures. Well done to Lauren, Ben, Alfie and Holly who went through to the class vote.

We enjoyed hearing all of the poetry in our whole school Burns celebration on Friday morning. What a talented lot of children we have! We look forward to sharing our recital talents and singing in front of the senior citizens at our Burns afternoon on Monday.

This week we will be creating life size knights with their protective armour and weapons and writing about how it would have felt to be a knight.

Reminders:

  • Please remember appropriate kit on PE days
  • We have had a lot of children losing or damaging the new books. Primary 3 have had the most letters sent out for replacements in the whole school. Please encourage your child to look after the books and bring them every day to school ready to practise their reading.
  • Please label all clothing coming into school, including PE kits.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Smith, Mrs Smith and Ms Matheson

P2 update 21.1.19

We have had a busy few days since our last update.  In numeracy we’ve been continuing to work hard on addition sums with missing numbers and in maths we’ve started to learn how to tell the time in digital.  Why not ask your child if they can tell you the time in digital (half past or o’clock)? We have just started this and will continue learning about it over the next few weeks.

Wordboost

We have learned five new wordboost words this week.  Why not ask your child if they remember what they are and what they mean?

Science

In science we did an experiment to see where ice would melt fastest.  We placed four icecubes in different places and after making our predictions we checked how quickly they were melting and recorded our results.  We found that the ice cube on the windowsill melted quickest and the one in the freezer didn’t change at all!

We are continuing to learn about cold countries as part of our new topic and have drawn cold country landscapes with glaciers, mountains, tundra and northern lights.

Poems

We are really impressed with how well everyone has learned their poems.  Thank you for your support with this. Everyone will have the opportunity to perform their poem in front of the class on Wednesday and we will then choose two children from each class to perform in front of the school in the assembly on Friday.

Homework

We will be sharing homework in class on Thursday. Please can you make sure homework is completed and returned by then?

P2M assembly

Mrs Muir’s class assembly will take place on Tuesday 12th February and the children will come home with their lines shortly this week.

Miss Rafferty’s class assembly will take place a bit later on the 12th March.

Thank you for all your support,

Mrs Muir and Miss Rafferty.

Primary 4, 17.6.16

Well done to everyone who applied for the Eco Committee yesterday and Pupil Council today. We have new Committee Rep – well done to Mason Pow, and Depute – Abby Colquoun. I’ll update the Pupil Council results later today.

A massive thank you to everyone for applying. The competition was fierce and I’m glad I wasn’t part of the voting. We had people with campaign banners, leaflets and even mascots. It was an excellent effort from everyone so thank you.

This week letters were handed out for our final trip to Hopetoun House next week where we will be participating in a mini-beast safari and a pond dip as well as some lessons in the outdoors. Please can you bring appropriate clothing this day. Waterproofs, warm clothes and sturdy shoes are necessary but hopefully the weather will pick up a little for us. If possible, perhaps pupils should bring a change of shoes in a plastic bag, but this is not compulsory. If it is raining however, we should get a good glimpse at a huge variety of mini-beasts and pond life as these are the conditions they love!

Please remember to sign both forms and both sides of the A4 form, then return to school before Wednesday 22nd.

Reminders:

Monday: Meet the Teacher, Talent Contest.

Tuesday: Outdoor PE Kit

Thursday: Trip to Hopetoun

Friday: Open morning 11:15- 12:15. Come along to your child’s class where they will show you their Learning Journal showcasing what they consider to be their best work, then be taken on to see the progress with our Erasmus partnership and also the technologies we have been learning about and will continue to work with next year.