Primary 4 4.9.20

It has been a very busy week in Primary 4 with so much hard work and effort on display. The pupils have been continuing to explore the SHANARRI indicators this week. We have also been looking at feelings and strategies to help us when we aren’t quite feeling ourselves. The pupils have found some great ways to help themselves and each other and it has reinforced what a kind and caring year group we have! Next week we will start our topic all about resilience and achieving our goals and we’ll be starting with Moana as well as looking at some Polynesian artwork in the style of John Pule.

We have continued to look at division and multiplication and have seen the pupils become more and more confident challenging themselves and tackling harder problems. Pupils have been using their own strategies to try and learn their tables and answer problems and we will continue to develop their knowledge of times tables in a range of ways. In maths we have developed further our skills in measuring and have looked at how to convert from metres to centimetres and what would be the best way of measuring specific objects.

Pupils have been so engaged and have been very much pushing themselves in writing and we have seen so much creativity and enthusiasm in their stories and they have written some very interesting adventures. We have seen pupils exploring space, jungles, the sea and even had a few writing about falling through the sky. The stories have been dramatic, descriptive and we are impressed with the variety of writing on display!

Please remember that PE takes place outdoors on Monday and Friday so ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather that day. Pupils come to school in the PE kit and will stay in their kit for the day. Please note that the children should also bring a full bottle of water to school each day. This can be refilled upon request throughout the day.

Thank you for all your continued hard work and support,

Miss Clark and Mr Woodward

Primary 1 – Home Learning 09.06.20

Good morning Primary 1!

We hope that you all have managed to access the new weekly home learning grids yesterday are enjoying completing some of the activities on there.

Did you know it was World Environment day on Friday? While you’re playing outdoors today, why not have a go at one of the outdoor Tokyo Ten activities such as the Rainbow Trail? By participating, you can stay connected to the wider school community and improve your wellbeing at the same time. It only takes ten minutes and can be logged as activity! Follow the link to log your activity – type in the school postcode and log the activity that you completed: https://www.getset.co.uk/travel-tokyo/log-activity?utm_campaign=2671749_TTT%202020%20Weekly%20Push%20Email%2031%2F05%20ACTIVE&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Edcoms%20Get%20Set%20Core&utm_content=Reg_CTA1&dm_i=2LQT,1L9J9,63BYTS,5E49F,1

How to play the rainbow trail:

  1. Cut up a paint colour chart into its separate colours. Put the squares into a container.
  2. Go to your garden or local woodland area.
  3. Each player chooses a colour from the container (no peeking!)
  4. Try to find an object in the area that is the same colour (don’t move the objects)
  5. When you have found a match, return to the container replace your square and choose another colour. What will you find this time?

If you would like to find out some more information about this activity or some of the other Toyko Get Set activities you can get involved in, follow the link to the Toyko 10 activities: https://www.getset.co.uk/resources/travel-to-tokyo/tokyo-ten

We hope you enjoy the rest of your day Primary 1! Stay active!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 – Home Learning 01.05.20

Bonjour Primary 1! Happy Vendredi!

It’s almost the weekend and we hope you have had another lovely week of learning at home. Please feel free to finish off any activities left on the home learning grids this morning as we will be posting new grids on Wednesday. If you fancy getting active this morning and while having some ‘Fun Family Friday’ time then you could invent your own assault course in your garden! You could use hoops, balls, skipping ropes, toys or any other resources you have to hand! You could even draw some activities outside with chalk. Alternatively you could create your own fitness circuit for example: star jumps, bunny hops, push ups, running and high knees. Get creative! Check out this fun assault course that the organiser of Glack Attack created in their garden:

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/video-glack-attack-organiser-creates-kids-assault-course-in-his-aberdeen-garden/

There are lots of other great resources to keep fit indoors if you are unable to get outside! You could try building your body and mind with Jack Hartmann: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzbTmBIpGdQ

Some other fun activities to help you stay fit indoors:

  • Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) streams live P.E. sessions on his YouTube channel at 9am daily: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
  • You can sign up for a GoNoodle account for for free which has lots of physical activities: gonoodle.com
  • Sing and dance along to some Tumble Tots, The Learning Station or Sticky Kids videos on YouTube
  • Try some cosmic yoga: cosmickidsyoga.com

We hope you enjoy your long weekend at home with your family. We are missing you all very much and hope we will get to see you all soon!

Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 Home Learning 24.04.20

Happy Vendredi Primary 1!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely time learning from home this week. It has been wonderful to see all of you working so hard and enjoying learning at home with your family. Thank you for continuing to share all of your hard work with us on the Learning Journals. We have shared some of the best work we have seen on the school blog and will continue to celebrate all of your efforts next week! Did anyone manage to go outdoors and see some of the signs of Spring of Spring this week? Maybe you were able to spot some daffodils, bumblebees and baby lambs in the fields? The weather has been beautiful, I hope you’ve all been outside enjoying the sunshine!

We will provide you with some fun new activities on Monday so it’s a great time to finish off any of the activities on the home learning grids this morning. We hope that you are finding the grids useful and that you are managing to access all of the resources you need. If you have any questions or feedback about the activities we are providing, please get in touch with us on the learning journals or school blog. Thank you for all of your support with this.

Fridays are truly the beginning of the weekend and it’s a great time to start winding down for some ‘Fun Family Friday’ time. We would like you to spend some quality time with your family today, whether that’s in the garden, going for a walk, baking a cake or playing a board game. It’s so important for us to stay healthy, happy and connected during this time. You could even perhaps give an aunt, uncle, grandparent or friend a phone call to catch up on what you have been getting up to at home this week.  Or you could write a letter to a friend or family member if you have time.

Get Set have posted some free resources, activities and challenges for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some examples of the active challenges you can take part in today:

GET ACTIVE

  • Train to win activity sheet – keep kids active at home by challenging them to try a simple activity such as star jumps, jumping jacks or line jumps (jumping from one side of a line to the other with your feet together and knees bent) each day and track their personal best.
  • Domes and dishes – try to fun group game in the garden or living room to get active and explore the Olympic Value of respect. Use cones if available, or paper plates, books, or toys – anything that you can turn over!
  • Play Boccia – read the rules for the Paralympic sport of boccia and see if you can adapt and play a game in or outside of the house!
  • Winter team sports challenge – try these adapted (no snow required) versions of sports from the Olympic Winter Games.

The activity guides, information sheets and further information about these activities can be found in the document below:

Get active resources

Have a lovely weekend!

Primary 1 teachers