Primary 4 have made a great start to the Sumdog Competition which started on Friday. Their maths homework is to go on Sumdog and practise their numeracy skills as much as they can . Remember Mrs Simpson and I can … Continue reading →
It tells us that stress can both be good and bad. It talked about Skipper losing control of his boat, making him feel overwhelmingly stressed. It then discussed a strategy that Skipper used to help him calm down and feel better:
STOPwhat you are doing
BREATHEINfor 5 seconds
BREATHE OUTfor 5 seconds
THINK what might help you feel better
This video was then shared with pupils. Every child was completely engrossed which lead us to discuss how it made them feel during and after watching it. We then asked them to think about what things helped them to relax or feel better when they were frustrated, angry or generally down.
For Home Learning, we ask that you and your child spend some time looking at the examples of the different things we can try to help us feel better when we are overwhelmed. Discuss and practice a few of these. Can you think of anymore that might help?
We ask for you to have a go at these for Monday 30th September. Your child will have the opportunity to share what they have tried in their class, or possibly as part of our ‘Sharing Assembly.’
Primary 2 have been looking at trees with me as part of their class book study. We “met” each tree in the playground by closing our eyes and using our other senses such as text to explore the bark, roots … Continue reading →
Primary 4 and Primary 6 watched a live broadcast from the author Konnie Huq today. Her new book ” Cookie” is all about a girl who loves science. She read extracts from the book and explained where she gained her … Continue reading →
Primary 7 have been engaged in a creative maths lesson today, utilising a range of maths and numerical skills in a real life context. They were tasked with setting up their own theme park, given a budget of £500,000. Working … Continue reading →
Primary 1 enjoyed the rain today and looking at puddles. The children with wellies enjoyed “puddle jumping”. We looked at our reflections in puddles and how the raindrops made concentric circles. The children then made up a short poem and … Continue reading →
The Scottish wildlife trust are conducting a survey on the sightings of red and grey squirrels. If you would like to participate please go to their website : scottishsquirrels.org.uk Let us know how you get on !
Books and reading can take you on exciting journeys: you can visit other worlds, travel through time and meet lots of interesting characters. Primary 4 thought about where they wanted their reading journey to take them.The children drew some of … Continue reading →
All the classes have been enjoying their outdoor learning sessions with me despite the wet weather. Please remember to bring outdoor clothing EVERY DAY ! Primary one have been learning routines and using the outdoor area for numeracy activities. Primary … Continue reading →