Mrs Clegg and I would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2018! We were all happy to be back in school and the children have settled in well. It has been a week of getting back to routine especially after the hectic run up to Christmas.
We are very excited to be starting our formal reading activities and look forward to lots of independent writing. We will be introducing more written work in our maths. We have entitled our new topic ‘All Things Scottish’ and will be working hard to learn about culture, landscape, language, mapping and symbols.
Until next time, have a lovely weekend!
We started 2018 at school by thinking about our favourite day of the Christmas holidays and also our aims for the coming year. On Thursday Primary 3 came to visit us so that we could organise our reading buddies. As well as meeting our buddy, we worked together to make a poster about each other. This helped us to get to know each other a little bit better. We are looking forward to meeting up again next month to do some reading together.
This week in French we have been learning about classroom commands, for example how to say ‘come in’. We have also been busy developing our ICT skills. We were given our Glow passwords and are now able to access Yammer. This means that we can communicate with our classmates about our learning, for example asking a question about homework.
Primary 4-7 have been learning to use Glow as a tool to enhance their learning. Yammer is a facility on Glow where pupils, with the guidance and support of their teachers, can communicate with one another on a social media platform. Yammer is available to and used by pupils across Scotland up to the age of 18. Each class in our school has its own private page within Yammer to provide us with an area which is entirely appropriate and useful for our learning. One of the rules the pupils have agreed to is that they click onto their class group and read/post within that group only to ensure that we are using Yammer to enhance our own learning. The pupils have begun to experience a wide range of benefits to their learning by using this tool and will be reporting on this shortly.