Last Minute Reminders!

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 02-06-2015

  • I was advised today that the children will need outdoor PE kit for our Rugby Training Session on Wednesday, 3rd June.
  • The Charities Club have organised a fundraising day on Friday, 5th June for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy.) The children have been asked to wear something orange/dress down and bring in a suggested donation of £1.

Fruit and Vegetable Tasting

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Transition | Posted on 20-05-2015

Our lovely Dinner Ladies invited us along to the lunch hall this morning to taste some fruits and smoothies. We took our Nursery Buddies too. Some of the fruits were very exotic and Debbie told us the names of them. We had a great time!

Vegetable Faces

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Literacy | Posted on 20-05-2015

We had lots of fun designing, writing instructions for, making and eating vegetable faces!

First, we looked at different kinds of vegetables. We talked about their names and what we could use them for when we designed our faces.

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Next, we drew designs and wrote instructions to make the faces.

We swapped our instructions with our Talking Partners to make the faces. The best bit was eating them afterwards!

 Vegetable Faces on PhotoPeach

Walking Around School

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing | Posted on 15-05-2015

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It was a beautiful morning, so we went for an early morning walk around school for “Walk to School Week!”

Magic Gardens

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Literacy | Posted on 15-05-2015

A creative classroom in Primary 1!

We watched the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

We talked about what we thought the Giant’s garden might look like. We thought it might have a pond, a bridge, some flowers and trees……and it would be magic!
We got to work making the magic garden.

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We worked ALL MORNING!

Magic Gardens on PhotoPeach

After a huge tidy, we made diagrams to match our Magic Gardens.

Magic Garden Diagrams on PhotoPeach

Great work Primary 1!

Washing Hands

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Homework, Literacy | Posted on 13-05-2015

Clean Hands on PhotoPeach

We have been learning how to wash our hands properly. We need to know this because we are learning how to keep our bodies clean and healthy. We are also planning to plant, harvest and prepare vegetables, so clean hands are a must!

We used this song to help us today.

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We followed the instructions to wash our hands properly. Then we made posters to illustrate the instructions.

I haven’t glued the posters into whole class reading jotters today because I thought the children might like to display them in the house, near a sink.

For homework, the children have been asked to show a grown-up how to wash hands properly.

Have fun!

 

 

 

Walk to School Week

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Parent Information | Posted on 12-05-2015

This week is “Walk to School Week” at Yester. We are recording how we come to school on a bar graph every morning. It would be great if you could support this as far as you can at home. The children were given a little booklet of activities to complete. If they bring it into school at the end of the week, I can photocopy the certificate for their Achievement Book.

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Pictograms

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Maths | Posted on 05-05-2015

This week in maths, we are learning about displaying information. Today, we used pictures to help us show our favourite colour of teddies and our favourite vegetables.

A chart which uses pictures to organise information is called a “pictogram.”

Lost!

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Homework | Posted on 05-05-2015

We have been talking and thinking about what we would do if we got lost!
We read a story about Kipper losing the magic key. We talked about how everyone felt in the story.

Next, we thought about the things we could do to make sure we don’t get lost…

  • hold a grown-ups hand
  • hold onto the shopping trolley
  • tell a grown-up where you’re going

We also talked about what we would do if we got lost in the street, in the supermarket and in the cinema. Who could you go to for help?

For homework, your child should have brought home a sheet to help them learn their name, address and telephone number. Please return to school when your child knows this information off by heart.

 

Internet Safety

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 28-04-2015

East Lothian ICT Department has asked if we would put this link on our websites. The link should take you to a set of guidelines about Internet Safety and Responsible Use.

 EMPPC – Safer Internet Responsible Use Guidelines – 9-02-15 (v1 2)