The challenges have started! Yesterday the school were given their first challenge and are working in vertical groups from P1 to P7 to complete it. Nursery pre-schoolers will join in with some of the tasks later. Everyone was very excited and worked well together.
Mr Davidson’s Visit
On 16th January Mr Davidson came to see if we could gain our next Eco green flag and we showed him our classrooms and our playground . He especially liked our New Year resolutions on our apple trees. We showed him our recycling bins then we showed him our daffodills and our pear and apple trees kindly given by Mrs Anderson . We showed him our compost bins and the one on the top pitch which we weigh. After that Angus and Lewis showed him the bird cam. He visited the classrooms and asked questions about what we do that is eco friendly. We had a chat about our eco wall and what we are going to improve on. On Friday 17th January Mr Davidson told us that we had achieved our third green flag. Well done to everyone!
Today Ziggy and Sandy’s mum brought in Bugsy their pet rabbit to show us. We asked what he liked to eat and drink and found out that he likes carrots, cabbage and drinks water. Thank you very much for bringing in Bugsy to Nursery.
It’s NEAT WEEK in class, every time we do a neat piece of writing we can colour in a square towards our silver award. In literacy we read lots of stories including Mouse in the House, we enjoyed being Granny in the hot seat answering questions as we read the story, though Angus and Joel wanted to be Grandad and not Granny! We have been working hard on sounds and keywords spellings and we have been thinking about what we need to know to be a super speller. We have invented our own mouse characters and written the beginning of stories about them. Hannah’s mouse is sad, lost and injured, Blair’s mouse is stuck on a roof, Lily’s mouse is a disco mouse, Joel’s mouse is also hurt after being ran over by a car, Robyn’s mouse is a cheeky mouse, Amy’s mouse is worried, injured and lost, Charlotte’s mouse is a party mouse and Louisa’s mouse is a fun mouse. They are all wonderful.
We have been using the computers in class to type up our opinions about books and reading and printing them out to go in the reading corner. We have been on websites including the school blog and CBeebies.
In maths we have been testing the games for our new maths library. We had to colour in a face to show if we liked game or not to help Miss Hutchison make the games fun. We have also been using the tensticks and ones and the glass beads to help us to learn more about numbers.
Lastly for now we have been working hard on entries for the Commonwealth Art Competition, we are hoping to have our pictures chosen to be in an athlete’s bedroom during the Commonwealth Games.
Next week we are off to China…look forward to seeing you there!
To finish off our topic about our grandparents we invited them in to Nursery for a Daffodil Tea. We also prepared lots of questions to ask them while they were having their cup of tea.
Liesbeth’s question was “What toys did you have? – Abby’s Grandpa had a trainset.
Ritchie’s question was ” Did you have any pets?” – Amber’s granny had sheep, cows, and cats.
Amber’s question was “What music did you like?” – Angus’s granny said she liked Cliff Richard.
Emma’s question was ” What did you have on your bed?” – Emma’s granny said blankets and a stone hot water bottle to keep you warm. The house was so cold in Winter there was ice on the windows!
Amber’s granddad told us in Athelstaneford there used to be a post office and a smiddy.
Thank you all for coming in to tell us your stories.
Daffodil Tea on PhotoPeach
This week in literacy we have been learning facts about mice. We have written some of the facts in our jotters. We learned that grasshopper mice can kill and eat scorpions! In maths we have used glass beads to find out about grouping and sharing, we counted the beads once we’d put them into sets of 2 and 4 and 3 and 6. Our favourite story this week was Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Charlotte thought it had good illustrations but Ruby preferred Enormouse because she thought that it was a better story. Joel read his reading book to the class too. Robyn had the idea of making mouse stick puppets and we have been making these since then. We have been playing together this week with our doll’s house, Blair and Louisa really enjoyed this. We have also been making up shows about Beauty and the Beast. Louisa has enjoyed playing a game called wolves outside with her friends.
Zoe has enjoyed working on the computers this week, we are learning how to log on, how to find different websites and how to navigate around each website to do what we want. We are using Charlie and Lola, ICT Games, CBeebies, Athelstaneford Primary School Blog and Scaredy Squirrel.
Please leave a comment if you read our post, thank you. Come back next week to find out if we think that it’s ok to kill mice?