In P3 our topic this term is the ancient Egyptians. In our art lessons, we have been working Egyptian style portraits. Firstly we looked at examples of ancient Egyptian portraits. We noticed the the tall and decorative headdresses and crowns worn by Kings, Queens and Gods and we spoke about the colour and pattern shown in the paintings.
We started by drawing our portraits, paying particular attention to pattern. Then we added paint and thick black painted lines to make the colours stand out. After cutting out our portraits and sticking onto coloured paper, we finished by writing our own names using heiroglyphs.
We are really impressed with all our hard work and think our portraits look fabulous!
P2 have been learning about travelling movements in the gym.
Here they are stilt walking, balancing, hopping, jumping, crawling, cartwheeling (and much more!) all around the gym hall!
Today we went to the woods to collect natural materials to create our own pictures inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
We particularly looked at some of his “dot” art which helped us to think about what we would make. We worked with a partner collecting twigs, stones and leaves to make our pictures.
We think they look amazing.
I am delighted to announce that Margaret-Ann McBean, currently Head Teacher at Macmerry Primary School, has been appointed as the new Head Teacher for Loretto. At this stage I am unable to confirm her start date but will communicate with you further once agreement has been reached.
Acting Head Teacher
Parent Council Meeting on Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 6:30pm at Loretto RC Primary School
All parents/carers and staff are most welcome and encouraged to come along to the next Parent Council meeting on Wednesday of next week. If you’re unable to attend, please feel free to leave a comment/suggestion of anything that you would like to raise for discussion.
We made a giant dot in the nursery to celebrate International Dot Day. The children from Primary One came to help us!
Click here to see more photos on the nursery website.
Head Teacher Recruitment, Parent Council Meeting – 6:30pm on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at Loretto RC Primary School
This will be a workshop meeting to construct two interview questions to be asked on behalf of the parent body as part of the new Head Teacher recruitment process. All parents are welcome and encouraged to come along. If you can’t make it on Wednesday, please remember that there’s a Suggestion Box on the table at the school office for your thoughts and ideas to be posted.
We are beginning our new Maths topic all about Measure in P2K. We started by talking all about words we can use to describe measurements. We thought about length, width, distance and volume.
Then, we hunted around the classroom for 3 objects and put them in order of length. With a partner, we created quizzes about these objects and have displayed them outside the dinner hall to occupy the children while they wait in the queue!
Here we are working together!
Today we started school for the first time. Don’t we look so grown up in our new school uniform.
Our First Day in P1 21st August 2014 on PhotoPeach
Dear Parents, Carers, Boys and Girls,
I just wanted to thank you all once again for a lovely end of term and for all of your good wishes. Many thanks indeed for all the cards, gifts and flowers and for simply wishing me the best in my retirement. I take with me many fond memories of you all and my time at Loretto. I wish all of you every success and happiness in the future.
With love and best wishes from,