Good morning boys and girls!
We hope you managed to download your Learning packs for the next two weeks and have made a start at working your way through these. Remember to do a literacy, numeracy and across the curriculum every day. Tick off each task once it is complete. The work can be written into your jotters and you can post pictures of your work in Learning Journals. We were so happy to see so many of you actively engaged over the Easter holidays and posting lots of pictures of your activities.
BBC Bitesize is releasing 3 lessons a day for children to complete at their leisure. The lessons are brilliant and engaging. You can access them using this link:
A new book has been released helping explain what the Coronavirus is. It is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds.
Remember to keep accessing Education City, there have been new games set for you in the homework section however you can also choose a game of your choice using the search button.
Tuesday is one of our P.E days so make sure you are active today: you could take part in Joe Wicks live P.E lesson at 9am or play a little sport in your garden since the weather is nice!
Have you all heard about Captain Tom and him raising millions for the NHS charity by walking the length of his garden? Well it is nearly his 100th Birthday and we are being encouraged to send him a birthday card or wish. If you wish to send something here is the address:
Captain Tom Moore
C/O Marston Moretaine Post Office
67 Bedford Road
Have a good day boys and girls,
Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle
It was lovely to meet you all at Parent Consultations this week. We thank you for your continued support to help us give the children a rewarding and stimulating learning experience.
We hope you were able to read the Recipes the children wrote about how to make a good friend. All were able to achieve the genre targets for writing instructions. They made a lovely job of re-drafting their writing and as a result produced excellent pieces of work. Hopefully some of these friendships become a reality.
We are hearing positive reports about how much the children (and parents!) are enjoying playing the games on Education City. The children can play any of the games on the site not just the ones in the homework/class section. If they find a game too hard they are able to play games in the level below to practice and reinforce their learning. Equally if they are finding games too easy the children can move up to the next level. We are definitely noticing a difference in the children’s recall of times tables facts so keep up the good work!
We continue to be impressed by the work the children are producing for their non-fiction book on The Scottish Wars of Independence. Each reading session we read the information together then the children summarise what they have learned in their own words. Many children are adding extra detail that they have researched in their own time. A great effort!
In PE P5G have started a block of Dance lessons and at the end they will perform their dance to a chosen audience. They will also choose costumes and props to complement their dance. We are seeing some interesting moves already! P5M will continue with their block of Futsal.
The children are on holiday Friday 14th, Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th February. Tuesday 18th is an in-service day for staff.
PE with Mrs Ferguson-Thursday.
Spelling homework- no homework due next week. Please practise words for the last few weeks
Numeracy homework- no homework due next week. Please practise all times tables over and above any other homework. Children can use Education City to play games.
Holiday – Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th February
Have a great long weekend.
Mrs Gilmour, Miss Morris, Mr Shanks and Mrs Muir
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our shared start/finish. Even though we experienced technical difficulties in the morning everyone seemed to enjoy playing the games when we were eventually able to access the Education City website. We hope you now have a better understanding of how games can help the children to learn. We would encourage you to keep playing these games with your child at home.
In writing the children created a recipe for a good friend/friendship. It was interesting to read all the different qualities the children thought were important. The recipes have been written and displayed on the wall. You will be able to read these when you are in school for Parent Consultations next week.
The children are continuing to research relevant information for their fact file on the Scottish Wars of Independence. We have been very impressed with the detail some children have included in their writing. They have also drawn and labelled pictures to highlight key information.
On Thursday 13th February PSA are holding a Valentines dress down day. Children can come wearing pink/red or dress to impress. Cost is 50p if they wish to take part.
Parent Consultations are next Tuesday (5-7.30pm) and Wednesday (4-6.30pm) Appointments can be booked online or contact the office if you are having difficulty doing this. We look forward to meeting you then.
PE with Mrs Ferguson-Thursday.
P5G outdoor PE- Monday
P5M Futsal indoors – Monday
Spelling homework- due every Friday.
Numeracy homework- due every Thursday. Please practice all times tables over and above any other homework. Children can use Education City to play games.
Parents Consultations- Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th February
Valentines Dress Down Day- Thursday 13th February
Holiday – Friday 14th February
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Gilmour, Miss Morris, Mr Shanks and Mrs Muir
This week we are continuing with our People Who Help Us topic with a focus on Mountain Rescue. We are very lucky to have a visit from a member of the Mountain Rescue Team and the children will be thinking up lots of questions they would like to ask.
Preparations for our P2/3 Nativity are in full swing and you will see the songs have been uploaded to the blog for everyone to practise. Your child may have lines to practise at home and we would be very grateful if you could support them with this.
New homework activities have been issued today. The children shared some super work with the class and some of the effort has been fantastic! Again, we have allocated some new activities on Education City for the children – well done to those who have managed to log on and try out some of these.
P.E days for this week and next- Indoor Tuesday, Outdoor Thursday. From week beginning 2/12 – Indoor PE will be Wednesday with our PE Specialist Mrs Ferguson.
Thank you for your continuing support,
Mrs Oliver, Miss Pringle and Miss Rafferty.
Primary 2 are well under way with their new topic: People Who Help Us! Last week we were learning about the role of a Police Officer and how they help and support the local community. This week we are learning about Paramedics. We are very excited about a Paramedic coming to visit our classes to talk to the children, and hopefully they will be able to bring an ambulance to school so the children can see what it is like inside. We are going to think of some very interesting questions to ask our paramedic too!
We have started learning some of the songs for our Nativity this year! Primary 2 will be partnering up with Primary 3 to put on quite a show! Parts, words and song words will be issued in the next couple of week so please look out for these.
New homework activities are being issued today. Thank you so much to all the boys and girls who managed to complete their homework activities and share them with the class. Some of the work and effort has been fantastic! There has been some activities been set on Education City for the children too. Usernames and Passwords were handed out at the beginning of the year.
Primary 7 are coming round with poppies this week for a small donation and Primary 5 will be selling Children in Need merchandise soon.
P.E days- Indoor Tuesday, Outdoor Thursday (Well done to the boys and girls who remember their kit regularly.)
Any questions, feel free to contact one of us,
Miss Rafferty, Miss Pringle and Mrs Oliver