Primary 4 have had a busy but fun week! In Science we have been learning about water. Our focus this week was the oceans and plastic pollution. The children worked individually, in pairs or in groups to design their own plastic collection inventions that could be used underwater to collect plastic. We had so many amazing ideas! The children then worked together to build their inventions and make them into reality using lego. They look fantastic, well done boys and girls.
In Numeracy we have been continuing to learn about fractions. This week our focus has turned to equivalent fractions. We learned that equivalent means equal or the same and the children have been using pictures and materials to explore fractions that are written differently but are the same size. Next week we will begin to explore written ways to work out equivalent fractions.
We are continuing to enjoy NYCoS (National Youth Choir of Scotland) lessons each Monday morning. The children have been learning concepts such as rhythm, beat, pitch and even learning how to read some musical notes! Ask your child what they have been learning at home 🙂
In Health we have been learning about how to stay safe while online. We learned about the story of Chicken Clickin’ who made lots of mistakes when using the Internet. The children were confident when identifying her mistakes and making suggestions for what she could have done differently. We will continue to learn more about how to be a good digital citizen next week.
Parents consultations take place next Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th February. Please contact the office to book an appointment if you haven’t done so already. We look forward to speaking to many of you then.
PE with Mrs Ferguson – Wednesday (both classes)
P4M Session 2 – Tuesday
P4C Session 2 – Thursday
Homework is due in on Monday (10th Feb). Starred activities should be completed. New homework will be given out on Wednesday.
The children will be off school for the February break on Friday 14th, Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th. We hope you all have a restful break when it comes.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Clark & Mrs Muir
This week in Primary 1 we have been continuing our learning about Dinosaurs and this weeks focus has been on volcanoes and the Diplodocus. All the classes were very excited to make their own volcano erupt!
Tuesday (5th) was Safer Internet Day and the children discussed what this might mean in basic terms and watched a short video. Also in ICT this week children will be developing their skills in typing with the help of some their P7 buddies.
In Phonics, children are continuing to develop their skills in blending short words and we have also begun to introduce consonant digraphs – this week’s is ‘sh’.
In Health this week the children have been discussing things that are safe to go on their body and as part of this we also discussed trusted adults. We will continue this in future weeks with things that are safe to go in our body.
The focus in Maths this week has been on a variety of types of measurement including length, weight and capacity. The children have enjoyed using non-standard units to measure everyday classroom items as well as dinosaurs!
Parents Night is next Wednesday and Thursday – we look forward to seeing you if you can make it along.
Tempest Photography – in school tomorrow( 7.2.19) for P1 and P7 only class photos.
Shared Finish – 2.50pm Monday 4 March – Primary 1
Shared Start – 9.05am Monday 1 April – Primary
Thank you for your continuing support,
Primary 1 Teachers
We were so disappointed this week that we did not get to go to our Multisports Festival due to the weather not being on our side. We have a feeling Summer Winter did not want to be left alone whilst we were away and so made sure it rained hard all day! Hopefully this will be rescheduled for later in the term. Thank you so much for everyone coming to school prepared though!
We have been busy practising our songs and words for our school Harvest assembly. We wrote acrostic poems to share our knowledge about Harvest, some of which you can see in the writing corridor.
Primary 3B (Miss Smith’s class) have been chosen to take part in Futsal every Tuesday for the next 8 weeks and then Primary 3A (Mrs Smith/ Ms Matheson’s class) will take part in this next term. We are very excited about this and looking forward to it. Nothing has changed, PE kit on the same days for 3B – Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Parent’s night appointment books are now open and slowly filling, so be sure to book an appointment to come in for a chat. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Thank you for your support,
Miss Smith, Mrs Smith and Ms Matheson
We have had a very busy couple of weeks in Primary 7! The children handed in excellent Natural Disaster homework. Mrs Macaulay and I were very impressed with the high standard of the projects and the varied nature of them too! We saw fantastic landscapes, well resourced emergency boxes, descriptive imaginative stories and explosive volcanoes! Thank you for all your hard work 🙂
This week P7 have been completing our Japan Challenges on an area of Japanese culture that they find interesting. The children are completing well researched posters on martial arts, origami, computer games, traditional houses, clothing and even Pokemon! The children will present their poster to a group of their peers after the October break.
The children have also been creating short books for their buddies this week. We have been blown away by how thoughtful, interesting and fun filled these short stories are. Some titles of the stories include: “Jessica the Unicorn Fairy Queen”, “DJ’s Adventure” and “Super Mia to the Rescue!” These have been written and illustrated by the pupils and we can’t wait for them to read them to their buddies after the October break.
Thank you to all who attended our parent consultations last night. We look forward to welcoming more parents into Primary 7 tonight.
Please remember that we are on holiday next week for the October break. School will resume on Tuesday 24th October when Primary 7 will begin another busy term full of exciting learning, challenges and our Enterprise topic!
Have a lovely October week.
Miss Clark & Mrs Macaulay
In language we are continuing to introduce new sounds and blending these together to make short words. This week we will be writing an imaginative story about the Gruffalo as part of our book of the week project. We will be encouraging the children to use descriptive words in their verbal description of their monster.
Today we will be taking the children on an Autumn walk around the playground and field. We will be observing the changes of the seasons and collecting signs of Autumn. Look out for some Autumn art work when you come for parents night.
This week we look forward to seeing you all at parent’s night on either Wednesday or Thursday. You will have the opportunity to view your child’s work and discuss their progress.
Please remember that next week is half term. We hope you have a lovely break.
Thank you for your continued support
Miss Christy, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Muir
Thank you to all parents who attended parent’s night over the last two nights. It was great to see so many of you again and the conversations had by all were extremely helpful. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support this year.
This week we said goodbye to Miss Leyland who had been in our class since we came back to school in January. The children put together a lovely card for her and wished her good luck on her next journey in learning and in life.
This week we received an e-mail with further clues for our travels of Scotland’s main cities. We put together the clues and found we were in Huntly, near Aberdeen. We have been researching the oil and fishing industries, the main rivers, Dee and Don and also the famous silver granite buildings!
We are off on Monday and Tuesday (15th and 16th)
Wednesday – Indoor PE kit required.
Friday 26th Parent Assembly more details to follow.
Even though we are off Monday and Tuesday Spelling and reading as normal.
Red: 110 – 131
Blue: 93 – 112
Green: 85 – 94
Maths: worksheet will be handed out on Wednesday.
Primary 3 are learning about Chinese New Year this week. We are planning to learn about the year of the Monkey, Chinese Story behind Chinese New Year and create Lanterns which we will write a set of instructions for.
We are coming to the end of our Multiplication topic in Maths but we would encourage you to still practise the x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10 times tables with your children because this will support their understanding in our new topic which will be Division.
Last week the children were set the challenge to construct a working Drawbridge from junk. The children worked very well in pairs and clearly thought hard in trying to make the drawbridge rise up and down. We have made a display of some models, self assessment and photographs. You can see this on parents night.
We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday or Thursday.
Can we remind children that it is a dress down day on Friday, theme is Valentines!
Homework- Spelling, Maths and Reading
P.E- P3R on Wednesday
P3C on Monday
Miss Rafferty and Miss Christie
Hope everybody has managed to make a start on their big homework task, it’s not due until next Friday (12th) but the more practice time the better. I’m looking forward to hearing them all.
We still have a number of children not bringing PE kit on a weekly basis. We have outdoor PE on a Monday (weather permitting) and indoor on a Wednesday, it is important that your child brings appropriate kit on those days.
Please ensure you are labelling all clothing worn to school by your child as they do not always recognise their own things and many items of clothing end up in lost property.
If you have not yet made your parents’ night appointment please do so as soon as possible. Parents’ nights are next Wednesday 6-8.30 and Thursday 4-6.30.
Have a good week.