World of Work Week

As part of world of work week primary 4, along with other classes, enjoyed visits from three parents. Jessica’s dad, Jamie’s mum and Nicholas and Tamsin’s dad came to talk about their work. All the talks were very interesting and certainly made the children think about their future careers. Many thanks to the parents who came in, it was a great experience for the children.

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World of Work Week in Nursery!

A massive thank you to Beth the fire fighter who visited nursery today to talk all about her job. The nursery children were very excited to have such an important visitor as part of their learning about people who help us.

P4 Recorders!

P4 today started their recorder lessons – great effort everyone! Mrs G :)

Firefighter Beth talks about her new role

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe infant classes had a very interesting talk from Beth today. She visited the school to tell the children about how she became a part time firefighter.
Beth explained how you have to be fit and be able to think/read quickly. She talked about the other skills you also have to have to be able to join the fire service. She said that having a very understanding family and very supportive friends was a big part of being able to do the job
Beth told the children all the different jobs firefighters do in addition to fighting fires. She said they even rescued a horse one day!
The children had lots of good questions ranging from, How did she feel on her first call out? to Does she drive the fire appliance?
Every one (teachers too!) thoroughly enjoyed the visit and hope she’ll come back again (to talk!)

P1 self portraits

P1 have been learning about self portraits and have drawn their own.  We used mirrors to observe our faces and made a plan of the colours we would need to use for the different parts of our faces.  We developed our maths skills by recognising shapes.  We can name our facial features and we learnt about colour recognition.  We had to carefully follow steps in a sequence to create our portraits.  We learnt how to blend pastels to create the shades we needed for our skin tone, hair colour, eyes and lips.  We have created a beautiful gallery to display our self portraits.

A busy couple of weeks in P5

P5 have had another busy couple of weeks!

We have been having a very sporty time lately and last week we were lucky enough to take part in a karate taster session and also to practice our golf skills with Kate Green. We have also been working hard on our fitness by completing a specially designed circuit in the PE hall twice a week.

We have been finishing up our space topic and had lots of fun in the playground building our own solar systems out of different objects and making ourselves into a moving solar system model.

In literacy we have been working on our note taking skills and also learning about persuasive writing techniques. This week we wrote some great letters trying to convince our parents to buy us pet dragons or unicorns.

In maths we have been working on two-step word problems and also looking at 3D shapes and their nets. Today we worked in groups to complete a special Children in Need challenge and made some great 3D Pudsey models!

Here are some photos of the last two weeks in P5.

 

Superheroes help Pudsey!

We were all superheroes today helping to raise money for Children in Need. The teachers faced the ( surprise!) challenge of turning a paper Pudsey into a superhero assisted by some pupils at assembly - well done everyone – great fun for a fantastic cause!

Drama with Super Gran in P1

100_4273100_4284100_4287100_4282100_4279100_4275What a great way to start the week in P1.  We have a visit from Linda at The Drama Mill.  We played some exciting new games and then we had to help Super Gran on her adventures.  We had to rescue Queen Annabel who was stuck in the toilet, Wee Willy, played brilliantly by Angus, who was being attacked by a sea monster (Callum) and finally we had to rescue an elephant who had escaped from the zoo.  All in a mornings work for P1 super heroes , we had a brilliant time!!