A huge congratulations to Primary 2 O/P! They performed a fantastic assembly to their parents and Primary 1-3. There was super singing, dancing and acting. They shared lots of learning and the parents thought it was wonderful!
This week is Sport Relief! Primary 6 have organised a sporting event on Wednesday (Children need their p.e kits) and Primary 2 will be doing their own dancing challenge on Friday (dress down day). Primary 6 are still selling bands at £1 and the children are encouraged to bring in a donation on Friday. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in their sports clothes and ready to dance!
Our specialist timetable is changing next week. Primary 2 will have their P.E with Mrs Ferguson on a Thursday and Art with Ms Fox on Wednesday. We will move our outdoor P.E session to a Tuesday. So children require P.E kits on Tuesday and Thursday.
New homework was issued today. Can we remind the children to complete the activities on the sheet and anything that the children do can be noted in their “share it” jotter. Please ensure that the children are doing their reading on a regular basis and completing activities on Ed City.
We are excited about our up coming trip to The Tall Ship in Glasgow! We are going on Tuesday 24th March. We have lots of pirate themed activities to do and we will get to explore a real ship!
We are moving away from Multiplying and division in maths this week and starting to learn about addition with money. The children will be adding coins together to reach totals. We have even set up a shop in our play area to allow the children to practise!
Reminders: Indoor shoes, water bottle, homework folders, p.e kits and a snack for break.
Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Miss Rafferty, Miss Pringle and Mrs Oliver
Last week was a busy week with Primary 2 really getting into our Pirate topic! We have been learning about compass points and using grid references to describe/ find places on a map. We had great fun creating our own maps with a partner.
We were so excited yesterday to receive a letter in a bottle from Captain Barnacle – Captain of The Rising Sun Pirate Ship! His crew has been struck down by the dreaded pirate lurgae and he’s asked P2 to become his crew. We are going to learn about all the jobs pirates need to do on a pirate ship and we’ll be learning some of the words pirates use.
In Literacy this week, we are continuing with our spelling patterns and focusing on how commas are used in reading and writing. Well done to everyone on learning and reciting their Scottish Poem – some great actions and expression! The chosen people will recite them in front of the rest of the school at the Burns Assembly on Friday.
In Maths we have started to work on arrays (rows and columns of dots) of 2 and 5 which help children to visualise times table facts. We will also be starting work on telling the time this week.
A few reminders:
-Please remember PE Days are Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor – weather permitting)
-Please could you ensure all your child’s belongings are named.
-P2R will begin practising for their class assembly soon – please can you help your child learn and practise saying their words.
Thank you for your continuing support,
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 have been set the task to research a famous pirate. Children have been asked to create a poster to display all their facts they have discovered and their pirate pictures. There will be no other homework tasks set for the remaining weeks however we do encourage you to keep on reading with your child as they will be getting a new reading book weekly. The pirate homework is due Monday 10th June.
Today is the Spring clean! Primary 2 have the task of clearing up the outer playground- we will be tackling this area in the afternoon so fingers crossed the weather clears up.
P2M have been enjoying Futsal sessions recently and the children are really being put through their paces. P2R will get a chance in the up coming weeks.
Primary 2 have been learning lots about Pirates and Island life through may different aspects of the curriculum. We have even had letters from our Pirates telling the children all sorts of interesting facts. We are hoping to go on a pirate hunt up Dechmont in the up coming weeks- weather permitting. We will be in touch again about this to confirm dates.
Please remember P.E kits (Tuesday and Thursday), water bottles and indoor shoes.
Miss Rafferty and Mrs Muir
We had a very successful walk up Dechmont. We dressed as pirates and decided that it was a perfect lookout point. We could see for miles!
We have been busy bees this week getting ready for our open morning tomorrow. We have been learning about the world of work and talking about jobs that the children would like to do when they grow up. We look forward to showing you our work tomorrow.
We have an exciting week next week, with the Beach trip on Tuesday and Sports day on Wednesday afternoon. Primary 2 and Primary 3 have been given their residential letters for next year so please return these with the deposit as soon as possible.
Last week of homework this week!
Remember house colours for sports day and appropriate clothes for the beach.
We had a fantastic trip to North Berwick to take part in Plundering Pirates and Seashore Explorer. The children learned about local pirates and made real life treasure maps. We got to explore the Old Kirk and had lunch outside. We finished off on the beach exploring the sand and making sandcastles. We all had lots of fun and learned lots!
Today we are walking up Dechmont Law. Children have been learning that pirates always had to be on the look out for other pirates or dangers. We decided to go to the highest point in our local area to see how far we can actually see!! We might even see the sea!!
Recently we have been working hard learning how to tell the time. The boys and girls have been using clocks and digital clocks to tell the time. P2 have also been investigating number patterns and Primary 3 have been finding the fraction of a number.
Primary 2 have now learned all the phonic sounds so we are now revising all of the tricky ones. Primary 3 are still working their way through the Primary 3 programme with new sounds each week.
All children have had a letter inviting the parents to come to school next Friday for a Careers Day. At some point could you discuss with your children about what you do for a job/career? We have lots of activities planned next week and we can show you these on Friday when you visit.
We also have the Beach trip in 2 weeks time (Tuesday 19th June). Could you please fill out the EE2 forms and return to school?
P.E Monday and Thursday
Homework: Spelling, Maths and Reading
Primary 2/3 did a fantastic job in their class assembly last week. We have received so many positive comments about our assembly from lots of teachers and children. Well done boys and girls!
We have now started our new and final topic for Primary 2/3 which is Treasure Island and Pirates! We received a message in a bottle from Pete the Pirate tell us that he was on a desert island hunting for treasure. He asked Primary 2/3 for their help to teach him all about Pirates, Desert islands and finally help him find the hidden treasure. All the boys and girls are very excited! We have also been learning some songs linked to pirates!
We will be linking lots of our numeracy and literacy to our new topic as well as IDL.
Primary 3 are off to Lowport this week! The remaining Primary 3’s will join Mrs Smith and the other Primary 3 children to complete some science investigations and take part in lots of arts and crafts.
P.E is outdoor on a Monday (Supported by our P.E students) and on Thursday with Mrs Ferguson our P.E specialist.
Mrs Fox is working with our class this term too. She is going to be crafting with the children to make treasure and jewellery.
Can all children please make sure that they have indoor shoes and water bottles.