The National Parent Forum’s annual conference is coming soon. Join us at Bishopbriggs Academy on Saturday 4th October – it’s free to attend and all are welcome. The keynote speakers are Sir Ian Wood and Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, and we have a fantastic range of workshops from SQA, Education Scotland, the Children’s Parliament plus many more. Please circulate the attached flyer to your contacts – we’re keen to get as many parents along as possible.
P4C have been very busy since we returned after the summer holidays. We have all set targets for ourselves and have been busy getting to know our new cooperative home teams. We have also started to learn more about East Lothian, as this is our topic. In addition, we have been stretching our brains by learning about coordinates in Maths. Our Art work has been fantastic and in Writing we have been describing the characters from our class story ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’. Here are some pictures from our start to P4.
P4A and P4B have been working hard on their spelling all year. They have been setting themselves targets to learn all of the common words. Yesterday there was a Spelling Bee to find ‘The Ultimate Spelling Champion’. The 10 champions from each class went through to the final. It was a very tense event with lots of nerves! The children were very supportive of each other, especially when the words were tricky! We eventually got the 20 contestants down to a final 5. Then the words got really hard! Nicole Torrance in P4B was our ‘Ultimate Spelling Champion 2014′. A huge congratulations to all of the children who took part!
1st Place – Nicole Torrance
2nd Place – Leo Harrison
3rd Place – Quinn Porter
4th Place – Kieran Lavery
5th PLace – Kiera Anderson
The Owls have been learning about Summer. They have been making beautiful summer paintings and collages. They are also very lucky to have tadpoles in their room. After a few weeks of watching them grow, the Nursery children noticed something different about their tadpoles. They had turned into frogs! Miss Ewing read them a lovely story all about a frog and they have been learning some frog facts.
P3A have been very busy this week. As part of their ‘Healthy Body’ topic they have been learning about the brain. They are in the middle of making papier mache thinking caps and are excited to paint them next week to show all of the different parts of the brain.
Yesterday Windygoul P4s were lucky enough to attend the Primary Games at Meadowmill. They were able to see the Queen’s Commonwealth Games baton on it’s tour around Scotland as well as take part in a number of sports. The children really enjoyed the day and were able to mix with other P4 and P5s from across East Lothian schools. A big thank you to our parent helpers who helped to support the children during the day. Here are a few photographs of them in action!
During our transition days, P3, the new P4, were visited by pirates! They left lots of exciting activities for us to do. Some of these things included making treasure maps, creating pirate characters and making hats and cutlasses. The new P4s had a great time.
On Friday Callum, Charley, Daniel and Sophie from P4a went to explore our new sensory room. They enjoyed being together and Sophie loved all of the colours in the water pillar. Daniel said, “I really enjoyed lying on the water bed!” Callum said, “My favourite thing was the coloured dice which made all of the room change colours when it rolled.” Charley said, ” I loved everything about it!”. We can’t wait to go back!