Yesterday afternoon, P4-P7 held their Christmas party. Everyone either dressed up, or dressed down, and headed to the hall, where we played games and danced to lots of our favourite songs. We also enjoyed snacks and drinks in the GP room, where there was even a chocolate fountain to dip fruit into!
Yesterday, P5 played the online collaborative game Saarella (The Island) with a class of primary school children from the town of Tuusula, close to Helsinki, in Finland. As many parents already know, this game involves pupils working together to create a safe living environment on an island that they have been shipwrecked on.
We had great fun, and indeed, it appears that by working together very closely, we scored one of the highest scores recorded in the game so far!
After the games, we had an interesting discussion via webcams, with questions going between the two classes. The first question asked by the Finnish children was: “Why are you all wearing uniforms?” !
PS If you wish to play the game, it doesn’t work using Internet Explorer, but works very well on Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
Have you logged on to the Home Connect website yet?
Did you know you can log on to a website called Home Connect to see your child’s reading results and progress? It’s very simple to do…
Click on the link above and simply enter your child’s username and password (all children should know this) and you will be able to:
■review results on AR quizzes taken in school
■view the number of books read, words read and quizzes passed
■see a virtual bookshelf showing the books your child has read
You will also see a link to ‘E-Mail Setup’ at the top of the page that gives you the chance to sign up to receive an e-mail every time your child takes a quiz to share the results with you instantly!
Is there a book at home that you’d like to check to see if it’s on AR?
Go to the link below and type in the title of your book, e.g. ‘Matilda’ and search. If it is there you will see the front cover of the book and information beside it.
Once your child has read the book, make sure they remember to take the quiz in school! With a couple of weeks over Christmas, there’s sure to be plenty of time to catch up with some reading!
Our first part of our Chain Reaction project was unveiled this morning at the class’ assembly. A big thank you to all the parents who came to the P5 assembly this morning. In addition, I’d like to thank parents too for their help in putting together the home-based chain reactions which we all enjoyed at the assembly! (Apologies that I didn’t include them all)
In the last week of term, we hope to put together our technical chain reaction, so I have asked that children bring in any resources that you might have at home that they think might be worth including in this big, class chain reaction. (Please name anything valuable!) The human chain reaction we played at the assembly today is now on the European Chain Reaction website and our technical chain reaction, along with all our competitors’, will be there in January! The website url is http://ecr2014.blogspot.com
This Friday, 6th December, Primary 5 will lead the school assembly. As is always the case, parents are welcome to come along and see some of the things we have been up to during the term. Assembly will start at 9.00am.