## Primary 6 wb 13/9/21

Hello everyone

It has been another busy week in Primary 6 this week! In Spanish we have been learning how to pronounce colours and write the colours in words using the feminine and masculine spellings. In French we have consolidated our knowledge of the numbers from 1-100 through dance!

In Technologies we have continued exploring coding. Last week, we learned that algorithms are instructions for computers and they need to be very accurate. This week, we have applied this knowledge to create instructions to get from one object on our table to another. We have used our knowledge of angles and compass points to design our instructions and then tested the accuracy of the instructions using tape. If our instructions were not correct we had to “debug” them by fixing them.

In maths we have been learning about different types of angles such as acute, right angled and obtuse. We have also learned that the total amount of degrees in a shape can vary. We used our problem solving skills to find the missing angle in triangles and quadrilaterals.

In P.E we are beginning to develop our football skills! We have been practising using our right and left foot to dribble and pass the ball.

Reminders

The latest homework grid is now on teams and is due to be completed on the 24th September.

Enjoy the rest of your week

Mr Drysdale & Mrs Scott

## Primary 3 wb 6/9/21

Primary 3 have been very busy! We hope you all enjoyed our meet the teacher video which went live on Seesaw at the end of last week. It gave you an insight to what our classrooms look like, how they are run and what might be happening in the beginning of this academic year. Homework has also been posted on Seesaw today giving you and your children to complete tasks in Literacy, Numeracy, French and Interdisciplinary (Weather).

In Numeracy we have been practising skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s,5s and 10s. In Maths we have revising our 2D and 3D shape names and properties. The children have demonstrated a good understanding of their shapes!

In Literacy the children have been working on their reading aloud skills such as decoding and fluency. We have also been making predictions about what might happen in a book and why. Mrs Smith has been in supporting our writing. Our focus this term is recount which the children have been working very hard on. We have been using our core and genre targets to help!

In our topic of the weather the children have been identifying the different types of weather, what they look like and sound like. We have also been looking at the weather symbols and determining what they mean. We are looking forward to creating our very own weather forecasts this week.

Remember our P.E days are Monday and Thursday- kits must be worn to school.

You can keep updated on our class activities on Twitter @MissRafferty4 and @MissBonar_

Miss Rafferty and Miss Bonar

## Primary 2 25.5.21

We hope you all had a lovely long weekend! It’s now the last 5 weeks of Primary 2. We can’t believe how quickly time is passing!

We are now going to move onto learning about Hot Countries for our topic lessons. Like the cold countries, we will be learning about the weather, landscapes, plants and animals, that live in the hotter parts of the world.

We have also been trying to practise more French. There are a few videos for the children to watch about French number, colours and weather phrases. In class we have also been trying to follow simple commands in French too!

Talents: please remember to practise your talent as we will be auditioning these soon. The winning person from the class will then go into the main competition. We look forward to seeing everyone’s talent!

Reminders:

P.E is on a Tuesday and Thursday (wear your kit to school)

Homework is being posted weekly on Seesaw (post activities on seesaw)

Practise your talent and the flash mob dance!

Thanks, Miss Rafferty, Mrs Oliver and Miss Pringle

## Primary 2 3.5.21

Primary 2 have been learning lots about Inuit people and how they survive the Arctic weather. We have been learning about their diet, clothing and how they travel. We even learned that they do something called throat singing!

We have assigned a homework grid for this week and the children will come home with a reading book. We will collect the book in on Monday to give the children enough time to practise their reading.

We have been working hard on our division skills. We have learned how to divide by 2 and 10 and this week we will be learning how to divide by 5. The children have been using concrete materials, looking for patterns and using their times table knowledge to help them.

In health we have been talking lots about our emotions and feelings. The children share how they feel each day and are able to explain why they feel a particular way. We have been learning that our feelings can change depending on what might be happening that day or week. We are also using the Wellbeing Wednesday resources which the children are really enjoying. (We get to meet a new wellbeing monster every week!)

P.E days will continue to be on Tuesday and Thursday (Outside) We are finishing our tennis lessons and moving onto more team and relay races. We hope we can put our skills to good use soon.

Miss Rafferty, Miss Pringle and Mrs Oliver

## Primary 2/1 update 10th March 2021

We love having the children all back in class. They have all settled really well and are enjoying seeing their friends again.  Thanks again for all your support with home learning over the past couple of months.

In maths we have working on being able to share amounts equally and are now learning about halves and quarters of shapes.  In writing we are focusing on a new genre – report writing.  Of course, we still need to ensure we include full stops, capital letters and use our sounds to help us spell but we are also trying to write in the correct format for a report.  The primary 2s in particular will be working on including a heading and separate sections with subheadings.  In reading we are continuing to develop our skills in asking and understanding questions and are completing comprehension activities including putting parts of the story in the correct order.

In addition to numeracy and literacy, we have been spending time discussing our emotions and how we feel being back at school and have been playing games to help us with our listening skills.

Our PE days will continue to be Tuesday and Thursday for the moment and we will let you know if this changes. Thanks for sending your child to school all ready for PE on these days. Thanks also for providing a full water bottle every day.

Homework will be issued on a Monday on Seesaw. The children will also get a new book home on a Monday and should take it to school every day. We will collect them back in on a Friday.

As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch,

Mrs Steel and Mrs Muir.

# Primary 2

Primary 2 have now been given access to SeeSaw. We hope you have been able to log on and complete the subtraction activity that has been set for all the boys and girls.

Here is the homework for the next 2 weeks. You can also find this sheet on SeeSaw. They are all Christmas themed activities! Remember you can post pictures etc on Seesaw to allow us to see your work.

Homework Sheet – Monday 7th December

We have been practising our sign language to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The children are doing very well and can’t wait to show you.

We have been working on our subtraction skills in Maths. We can now all confidently use a number line and 100 square to help us with our subtraction sums.

Last week we were learning about rhyme. We found rhyming words in poems and even managed to think of rhyming words such as log-frog, pen-men and make-bake! It was very tricky but the children worked hard.

This week we are learning about Christmas traditions. Can you talk with your child about what family Christmas traditions you have? Do you always pull crackers? Do you watch/listen to the Queens speech? Do you eat Turkey on Christmas day?

Our P.E days are still Wednesday and Thursday. Can all children make sure that they bring a water bottle with them and indoor shoes.

We hope you all have a wonderful week,

Miss Rafferty, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Harris

## Primary 2 7.920

Primary 2 had a super week last week. We learned about the Artist Picasso. We looked closely at his paintings and style of painting. We discussed how the pictures made us feel and to see if they could see anything in the paintings, because his style is very abstract. Our current topic is Superhero’s and we have learned that they sometimes wear masks to hide their identity. When Picasso painted faces, they often looked like they were wearing masks. The children drew and coloured their own faces with an abstract style. They look fantastic and are going to be displayed in our corridor for the other boys and girls to see! Super work Primary 2!!

We have been continuing to do reading in class and reading aloud in small groups. Primary 2 have been practising sounding out the letters and then blending them together to say the word. They are also following the story and contributing to our group discussions about the text.

We have been sequencing and ordering our numbers within 50, with the help of number lines and 100 squares. We will continue to work on our numbers up to 100.

In science we are working our way through our senses. So far we have learned about our sense of sight and hearing. This week we will be learning about our sense of smell. We have come to realise that superheros rely quite a lot on their senses to save others and to be successful!

P.E is on a Wednesday and Thursday. Well done to all the boys and girls for wearing their kits to school.

We have also provided every child with a resource pack that will stay in school. These will be used when completing jobs/tasks in class.

Thanks,

Miss Rafferty, Mrs Harris & Mrs Oliver

## 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 2 2.6.20

Good morning Primary 2!

Happy Tuesday! We hope you all managed to access the new Learning Grids which are for the next two weeks. Remember just do what you can and if you need extra activities we post some on the blog or you can access lessons on BBC Bitesize.

Tuesday would be a day where we would do some exercise. You can of course do Joe Wick Live at 9am or Mrs Ferguson our PE teacher has put this activity together for you to try.

Mrs Ferguson: Right Way Wrong Way

Article 19- Protection from violence, abuse and neglect

Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them. Here are some activities you could do to explore this week’s Article:

• Draw or list some of the people whose job it is to help you stay safe and protected.
• Can you think of places or situations that have special rules about safety, such as a swimming pool or train station. Choose one and design a safety poster.
• Article 19 means that no child should be hurt, hit or treated badly. Find out about the punishments for children in schools in Victorian times. Imagine you lived then and wanted to end physical punishment in school. Write a letter to Queen Victoria explaining why you think things should change.
• Think about the feelings we have when we know we are  safe and cared for. Write a poem or song to describe how this feels. Use good metaphors and similes to describe the emotions.

Art- Ms Fox

Over the past couple of blogs we have shared an art video that Ms Fox made to help you draw Mount Everest. Click on part 3 to find out what to do next.

Keep up the good work, you are all doing so well! Any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Stay safe,

Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle

## Primary 2 27.5.20

Good morning Primary 2!

Happy Wednesday! I think today is going to be a hot one so get outside as much as you can. Remember to wear sun cream and hat. We need to protect ourselves!

Let’s start our day right with a little bit of exercise!

Complete an activity in your garden with a skipping rope/ a ball/ make races/ obstacle course etc.

Article 15- Freedom of Association

Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. Once you complete an activity linked to the Article (These can be found on blog post dated 25.5.20) remember to post your pictures in Learning Journals.

Bird Feeder

As the days get longer you might find yourself in the garden enjoying the good weather. Why don’t you attract birds to your garden by making your very own bird feeder? You can follow the instructions below.

How to make a bird feeder

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize always have super lessons online. Why don’t you get some of them a go:

Keep up the good work, you are all doing so well! Any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Stay safe and enjoy the weather,

Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle

## Primary 2 25.5.20

Good morning Primary 2!

Happy Monday! We hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Let’s start our day right with a little bit of exercise!

Article 15- Freedom of Association

Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Here are some activities for you to try:

• Working with somebody at home, or by yourself, see if you can come up with a catchy phrase to remind people that all children have this particular right. Pass on your phrase to at least 5 people you know.
• Make a list of all of the organisations and groups that you belong to. Can you group them in different ways? Are they school groups? Clubs? Religious groups? Sport or special interest groups?
• Think of the story ‘Cinderella’ How was her right to associate with others restricted? How would this have made her feel? Can you think of any other characters from books or stories that could not easily enjoy Article 15?
• Watch this short video. What can you learn from this? How does it link to Article 15?

Remember to post pictures on the Learning Journals which we can use as evidence for our award.

Oxford Owl- remember to keep accessing online books through Oxford owl. Choose a book appropriate to your age and stage. You could use one of them to complete your book review from your learning grid. If you need help at choosing a level please ask your teacher.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Elmer Day

Did anyone celebrate Elmer day at the weekend? If so remember to post your pictures of any of the activities you did on Learning Journals.

Learning Grids

Here are copies of the Learning Grids for Literacy/Numeracy and Learning across the Curriculum.

P2 Across the curric 25.5.20

Rex and Mufasa beginning 25.5.20

Woody Pumba Buzz Simba Week Beginning 25.5.20

time duration day out

Here is the Powerpoint needed for learning about Digital Time Duration:

Any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Stay safe,

Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle

## Primary 2 – Tuesday 19 May 2020

Good Morning Primary 2,

How is everyone today? Did you have a nice long weekend? Miss Pringle managed out some long walks with her dog and Miss Rafferty kept up her running and virtual keep fit classes. Did you do any exercise you could add to our Travel to Tokyo challenge? The instructions are attached below if you did – every little helps!

Travel to Tokyo Challenge

This week the Rights Respecting School Article we are focusing on is Article 28 – the right to education. This Article states that:

• Every child has the right to an education.
• Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child.
• Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights.
• Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

What do you think makes a good teacher? This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p5286T_kn0 might give you some ideas! Draw an outline of your ideal teacher and surround it with words that describe what that teacher is like. Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle would love to see these and we look forward to seeing photos on your Learning Journal. The full powerpoint with activity ideas is attached below.

Article 28

Please find below the Learning Grids for the next fortnight. As a Primary 2 stage we have tried to increase our ICT skills (!) and have recorded some audio powerpoints to support your learning. We would love to hear your feedback about if these are worthwhile or not.

Comment below and let us know how you are. Please continue to upload your photos to your Learning Journal too – it is so lovely to see you all.

Have a great day,

Miss Pringle and Miss Rafferty

18.05.20 Learning Across the Curriculum

P2 desert animals 18.05.20

Rex and Mufasa fortnight beginning 18.5.20

Woody Pumba Buzz Simba Fortnight Beginning 18.5.20

## Primary 2 8.5.20

Happy VE day Primary 2!

We hope you are successfully making your way through the learning grids. Remember just do what you can!

P.E

Have you still been doing P.E with Joe Wicks? He has recently had an operation on his hand so his wife has kindly been stepping in for him. Do you think she makes a good teaching assistant? We think she does, she has been doing so well! Why don’t you try Friday’s workout today………I’m sure it’s fancy dress!

VE Day- 1 minute silence at 11am

Here are some more activities for you to do to help learn and understand about VE day!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/ve-day-2020/zksjjhv

Why don’t you make your own bunting you can put up!

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/teachers/ve-day-anniversary-colour-in-bunting/

Or look through this powerpoint with an adult and discuss what you have learned:

T2-H-4788-VE-Day-Powerpoint_ver_7

Keep your eyes and ears pealed for other VE Day celebrations over the weekend. I know that in South Queensferry the ships in the River Forth are tooting their horns at 3pm on Friday and shining their lights at 9:30pm #ShineALight

Free Time Friday

Today is Friday after all so make sure you take some time out of your learning to play. You have earned it. Have a super weekend Primary 2 and we look forward to speaking to you all on Monday!

Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle

## Primary 2 21.4.20

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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-lessons/1

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.

https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf

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

Marston Mortaine

Bedford

MK43 0LA

Have a good day boys and girls,

Miss Rafferty and Miss Pringle

## Primary 2 2.4.20

Bonjour Primary 2!

Well today is Thursday and what a busy week we have had! We love seeing all your hard work that you are sharing on Learning Journals so please keep them coming. Lots of you have been so creative, sporty and crafty at home. You have also been keeping up with Literacy and Numeracy activities which is great. We want to say a huge thank you and well done to all the mummy’s and daddy’s working hard at home with their jobs and supporting you in your learning. Super Parents!

On Thursday you go to Mrs Ferguson for P.E so today she has left this little challenge bellow. Tell us how you get on!

Don’t drop the ball Active Maths Infant

Have you been using the e-books on Oxford Owl? Remember there are lots of fiction and non-fiction books to read. Remember to write down which books you have read in your red jotter. Even the ones that you have read from your own bookshelf in the house.  Did anyone try the comprehension task that was set on Tuesday? If you haven’t scroll back and see if you can give it a go. Remember to answer in sentences J

Thursday is a writing day! Have any of you written a story recently? If not why don’t you write about Spring- challenge yourself with a variety of adjectives and connectives. Self assess your story with the imaginative writing targets bellow:

• Varied story setting
• Write events in order
• Describe how the characters are involved/feelings
• Simple ending

Remember to tick off any of the tasks from your pack that you have completed this week and if you can, keep posting the pictures on Learning Journals. Keep working hard Primary 2, you’re all doing so well!

When you are on your daily walk/exercise outside remember to look for rainbows, flowers and teddy bears!!

Tonight again at 8pm we will be outside clapping our NHS and Keyworkers!

Miss Rafferty and Mrs Oliver

## Primary 2 – 24.03.20

Good morning everyone,

Miss Pringle and Miss Rafferty here. We hope you had a productive first day working from home. Again, look at your packs and choose another literacy, numeracy and learning across the curriculum activity. We would love to hear from you so please comment on this post and let us know what you have been doing.

Make sure you are listening to your parents/carers and helping out around the house. Parents/carers feel free to comment and let us know how well they are all doing!

Remember your Education City log ins, daily Joe Wicks workouts at 9am on YouTube, Glasgow Science Centre (you can find them on Facebook) are bringing a little bit of science into your home at 10am each day. Twinkl have also made a lot of resources free for you to use.

Today we would have been visiting the Tall Ship in Glasgow. Why not visit their website and draw a picture of you at the Tall Ship? You could also write a question you would’ve asked – remember your question marks!

Stay safe and remember to wash your hands!

Love Miss Pringle and Miss Rafferty

## Primary 2 6/1/20

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful festive break.

Primary 2 have an exciting term ahead. Our new topic is going to be about Pirates which the children are going to love!

Our P.E days are Wednesday for indoor and Thursday for outdoor.

Can we remind all children to bring a water bottle to school and indoor shoes to wear in the classroom.

We will issue new reading books tomorrow and homework will be issued next Monday (children will get two weeks to complete this).

To celebrate Burns Day, the children will come home with a Scottish poem to learn and recite. These will be issued shortly.

Any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Miss Rafferty, Miss Pringle and Mrs Oliver

## Primary 2 25.11.19

Nativity practice is well underway in Primary 2 and 3. We are all working very hard to learn lines, sing songs and remember our positions on stage. Could all children who have a speaking part please continue to practise their lines at home?

In numeracy we are practising our subtraction skills which will help us solve missing subtrahend questions. It all sounds very tricky but once we have mastered our counting back skills, I’m sure we will all succeed!

Reading books are issued on a Tuesday and reading activities are completed in class. Children are encouraged to read their book regularly throughout the week to help improve their reading and comprehension skills.

We are getting a visit from Mountain Rescue tomorrow which we are very excited about. Our visitor will show us the equipment that he needs to save lives and I am sure he will have some fascinating stories and pictures to share with the children.

We do not have P.E this week because our hall slot is being used to practise nativity. However Mrs Ferguson will be starting her P.E block with Primary 2 next Wednesday which we are very excited about!

School fair this Friday so we hope you can come along and enjoy some festive fun!

## Primary 2 4.11.19

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

## Primary 2 7.10.19

Primary 2 have been very busy learning about the story of Joseph. We listened to his story and had a discussion about what kind of man he was- children used words like; brave, smart, kind, hard working and helpful. We have made a very colourful display in our classroom showing off his fabulous coat that was gifted to him by his father. You will be able to see this on parents night.

We have library services coming in on Wednesday to talk to the children about life in the past. The librarian will be bringing lots of artifacts that the children will be able to handle and will be telling them lots of stories!

Primary 2 are still collecting shoe boxes for the Shoe box appeal. We have had a few handed in but if you are happy to help by making your own donation it would be much appreciated. As a stage we made up a box for a little girl, little boy and a woman.

Parents night is this Wednesday and Thursday evening so we are looking forward to seeing you and sharing your child’s work.

The children have been fantastic at bringing in P.E kits- our gym days are Tuesday and Thursday!

Today we are sharing our homework. The children will get to choose someone they would like to share their homework with. New homework will be issued on the Tuesday we get back after the October holiday.

Miss Rafferty, Miss Pringle, Mrs Oliver