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Lomond Class Term 1

Wow, we can hardly believe we are approaching the end of the first term already! What a busy one it has been. We have used the story of The 3 Little Pigs as a theme for lots of our learning this term. This has included learning about different types of materials and taking part in some construction activities. We have also enjoyed acting out the story and especially listening to the big, bad wolf as he “huffs” and “puffs”.

Incase you missed the phots at the start of term, here are the Lomond staff members for this year…

 

A Very Lomond Christmas

Despite this year being very different we have had lots of fun in the lead up to Christmas. We started with some wintery art and enjoyed a Christmas lunch together. We also had an online pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk to watch. We made the hall all cosy and comfy with beanbags and covers and we relaxed in the dark with some treats to watch it. Very festive.

In the last week we had our class party. We started off with lots of food for our lunch, including cake and custard from Lynne and Angela, our cooks. Very yummy! Then we had party games including pass the parcel and musical chairs. We did some dancing with the disco balls on before a special visitor appeared on the smartboard to wish us a merry Christmas and to give us all a present. Ho ho ho!

We wish you all a lovely Christmas and look forward to returning to school in January.

Lomond Term 2 review

The end of term is upon us and we would like to share some of the highlights from across the term. We began with Halloween and Guy Fawkes and did lots of art and sensory activities to support this.

Next we moved on to a topic about Toys. Our sensory story helped us to explore and learn about different types of toys. We had a special treasure box full of toys to explore too. We were able to use the toys to roll, throw, push, pull, spin and press buttons.

Christmas is now nearly upon us and we will post some photos of our celebrations at the end of the week.

Welcome to Lomond!

It has been great to finally get everyone back to school and to begin to settle in to our new routines. This year the staff team in Lomond consists of:

Susan – Class Teacher

Annmarie, Natalie , Jacki, Tanya and Caroline  – Advanced Pupil Support Workers

We have been so impressed with how quickly and confidently all the children have settled. It’s as though they have never been away. This term we are focusing on the theme ‘Storyland’ in class and will be reading lots of stories and exploring our senses through the different themes in the book.

Have a look at some of the thing we have been up to already.

 

 

 

 

Campsie

Well I think we can all say this has been the most unusual term ever! Learning at home has been a huge challenge for everyone but I am so proud of how hard every has worked. You have risen to the challenge  and have all been superstars (including the parents). One of my highlights has been the virtual Sports Day challenges, where Jackson won a few of the events. We have also benefited from lots of lovely weather so have been able to take lots of our learning outside. As a staff we have loved keeping in contact with you through the Learning Journals and with our videos we have made. It has been fantastic to see some of the experiences you have had at home.  The Campsie team are all going to miss each and every one of you so much as you move on to your new schools for Primary 1 and we wish you all the best. Have a super summer!

All our love Susan, Tracey, Nicole, Shonet and Ashley

Campsie Term 3 review

Well after an unexpectedly abrupt end to the term we are all busy trying to readjust to our new  routines and working patterns. All staff are here to support our families in any way we can (albeit remotely!) so just message if you need to ask anything. We have already been enjoying some lovely pictures from home which is very much appreciated by all staff.

Here is a review of some of the fun activities we have taken part in since January. Unfortunately no pictures to post as I don’t have access to them at the moment.

Campsie have been working on the theme of People Who Help Us. One of the most exciting times during this were the visits from both the police and fire brigade. It really brought it to life for the children and allowed them to experience some of the sights, sounds and objects. Sitting inside the vehicles was enjoyed by everyone in class and some children did not want to leave once it was finished! We had great fun with the water hose too. The sirens were very noisy and we had to cover our ears.

In messy play we have explored water, foam, jelly and mousse amongst others. We hope you can continue to enjoy some of these experiences at home. Parents, be warned, please wear old clothes as it can become very messy!!!

There have been quite a lot of activities that have involved us joining together with friends, family and the community including litter picks around Craigshill, a music festival for MUSAC, fairtrade cafe, an Easter egg hunt, The adults are all very proud of how well the children have coped with these as busy activities can be very challenging.

We have done some work on cause and effect  and in particular operating a switch to stop/start something. The most popular have been the bubble machine, the giant fan and the food mixer. We have definitely seen an increase in the understanding of our pupils that they can be in control over these functions and it has been a very motivating activity for them.

For the first time ever at Beatlie nursery the children have had the opportunity for swimming this term. Each pupil had a block at Inveralmond Pool. We have some very confident children in the water in our class and those who were unsure have grown so much in confidence. Well done to all!

Please keep in touch over the coming week.

Susan, Tracey, Nicole, Shonet and Ashley

Campsie Term 2 review

Another busy term has flown by in Campsie. Our theme in class has been ‘Seasonal Exploration’. We have used all our senses to explore the smells, tastes, objects and sounds associated with Autumn and Winter as well as exploring some of the celebrations going on at this time of year. We hope you get a flavour from our pictures below of all the fun activities we have taken part in. We are particularly proud of how well everyone has coped at whole school and family events where it has been really busy, these include Children in Need, the Christmas Carnival and the Pantomime. Everyone in the class has been able to experience these events and often we have stayed and enjoyed the event for long periods.  Amazing progress! 😁

 

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and look forward to the New Year. Our next theme in class will be People Who Help Us. We wonder what we will discover through that?

 

Children in Need

On Friday we enjoyed a Children in Need fundraiser with lots of our family and friends. Every class made some delicious treats for us to taste and there were lots of fun activities to keep us busy, including face painting, a disco, biscuit decorating and water play. In the end we raised a fantastic £350! Well done to everyone who took part. A special well done to Shirley, one of our nurses, and Luca and his family for winning the duck race. The winning duck was “Beakwell Tart”. You can watch the race by following the link below.

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraising/the-duck-race-sweepstake/