This week , every child has had the opportunity to share their favourite book in group. We’ve been amazed at the the selection of books chosen and the confidence shown by each child when retelling the story. We’ve also had some children sharing non-fiction books, we’ve certainly learned a lot from these books, especially about vehicles, space and dinosaurs.
On Thursday we came dressed as a book character.
We’ve also had opportunities to create our own books and on Wednesday and Thursday we visited school to see the books on offer at the Scholastic Book Fair.
Over the last few weeks we have been really busy in Bonnytoun Nursery.
We have been very interested in “Birds.”
We found out penguins were birds too but that they couldn’t fly. We also discovered they came from the Antartic. We added penguins to our water tray but in order to make it a very cold place, we froze the water. We also painted pictures of penguins. Next time you are in nursery, have a look at our display, i’m sure you’ll be impressed.
We have also been looking at non-fiction books and have used the pictures in these books to create our own drawings and collages of birds. Isabel created her own non-fiction book.
Last week we made bird cake and then observed the birds in our garden eating this food. We took part in the RSPB birdwatch and spotted many birds, including a blue-tit and robin. We recorded the birds in our garden on a chart.
On Tuesday 26th January, over 140 parents, friends and family members attended an open afternoon at Springfield Primary School. Miss Wallace (and several pupils) shared a numeracy presentation followed by classroom visits. Partners who supported this event included West Lothian’s Numeracy Development Officers and Linlithgow Academy.
The pupils were super at sharing their learning and explaining Big Maths strategies too! We are so proud of them.
Mrs Tulloch was able to share the work she has been doing with pupils for the Scottish Mathematical Challenge.
Parent session Jan 16 – click this link for the presentation
Link to Big Maths online: http://www.bigmaths.co.uk/
Link to Andrell website for Beat That tests and further information
BMBT Learn Its Tests
Presentation from West Lothian Numeracy Development Officer – Click here: 2016_01_26 Springfield PS Parent Session
Useful numeracy and mathematics apps for the i-pad – click here: Maths Apps
We are delighted to announce our Book Week will take place from Monday 29th February until Friday 4th March 2016. We have lots of exciting events organised for this week including:
- The author Stuart Reid will be starting our week off with a whole school assembly, followed by writing workshops with P4 and P5
- Linlithgow Library will be visiting hosting story telling sessions, Britannica Online and voting for the Scottish Children’s Book Trust Awards
- 7 pupils will be visiting the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow to participate in the Scottish Chidlren’s Book Awards ceremony
- Dressing up as a book character (Friday 4th March)
- Scholastic Book Fair will be here selling a super range of books
- Mrs Manlove will be hosting special library story telling sessions for all
Further details to follow!
Over the last few weeks, we’ve had great excitement in nursery.
At the beginning of December we had the opportunity to view a performance by Mousetale Puppets. The children really enjoyed this and had the opportunity to touch the puppets afterwards and find out how they were made.
Our children also had great fun at our nursery parties and were so excited when Santa arrived to deliver presents.
This week we have been so proud of all our confident children who have performed brilliantly during our six Christmas Singalongs.
This week the nursery ladies have been so proud of all the children!
Our nursery opening hours are:
Full days- 8.00am-4.00pm ( 2 days between Monday- Thursday)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8.10am-11.15am- (core time – 8.45am-11.15am)
Friday 8.10am-11.38am (core time 8.45am-11.15am)
12.10pm-4.07pm (core time 12.10pm-3.16pm )
At Springfield Primary School and Bonnytoun Nursery, we really value your feedback.
We would be extremely grateful if you could complete the following questionnaire for us by clicking on this link: https://www.esurveycreator.co.uk/s/PIStrategySurvey
In November, we consulted with parents, teachers and pupils to gather feedback on homework.
The results of these surveys can be accessed here:
2015_10_14 Homework survey with analysis
If you would like to offer an idea for us to consult on, please contact us! We really value your input and want to ensure that we are all working together at Springfield and Bonnytoun to be as good as we can all be.