Groovy Gymnastics with P2/3! on PhotoPeach
P2/3 had a fantastic time in gym balancing, jumping and rolling. They explored how their bodies could move and worked with partners to create some amazing balance shapes on the floor mats. Everyone loved jumping from the vault box and making shapes high in the air before they landed safely on the padded mat. We are all very excited about next week’s gymnastic lesson!
Paired Reading at Campie on PhotoPeach
Our ‘Reading for Enjoyment’ focus is into its third week.
We are continuing to read together… we love it.
We are learning about authors – Lynley Dodd, Quentin Blake, Anthony Browne, Sue Hendra and more!
Lots of Campie children have also visited Edinburgh Book Festival.
“There is more treasure in books, than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island” Walt Disney
P5A visit Edinburgh Book Festival on PhotoPeach
P5A had great fun at Edinburgh Book Festival yesterday.
We listened to Nicola Davies. She spoke about her love her nature and wild animals and some of the travels she has been on. She even showed us some ibex poo….! Then she read from her new book, ‘The Leopard’s Tail’. It sounded so good, we bought it and one about a manatee too.
She certainly inspired us to read her books and find out more about endangered animals and how we can protect them.
Tux Typing Skills with P2/3 on PhotoPeach
P2/3 used the ‘Tux Typing’ software to help develop not only their keyboard and typing skills but also their knowledge of the alphabet when they visited the school computer suite for the first time this session. Everyone had great fun learning to navigate the computer keyboard and find the correct letter to type in before the timer ran out. Next week we are all looking forward to attempting the next level which means typing in words rather than just letters for even more of a challenge!
P2/3 Reading Buddies on PhotoPeach
P2/3 had great fun on Friday morning sharing their favourite books and the holiday postcards that they wrote by themselves with their P5 reading buddies. They also enjoyed exploring lots of different non fiction rainforest topic books together. Next week we are all looking forward to another fun paired reading session in the school library where P5 have been helping P2/3 to browse, read and then borrow books by themselves.
We Love to Read Together on PhotoPeach
Our ‘Reading for Enjoyment’ focus got off to a great start this week.
We are all reading with buddies from other classes, it is great fun to read together.
We are learning about our favourite authors and discovering a few new ones.
“You can have magic wherever you look,
Sit back and relax,
All you need is a book….” Dr Seuss
P2/3 Enjoying Fun and Fitness in Gym! on PhotoPeach
P2/3 had great fun in gym today with Mrs Clapperton, our P.E. Specialist teacher. Everyone worked cooperatively with each other to play games that required super communication, think, pair, share and team work.The ‘Bean Bag Target Challenge’ was especially exciting and everyone demonstrated excellent sportsmanship when they shook hands and congratulated and thanked each other for a great game.
We will be launching our reading for enjoyment focus on Friday. The children will gather in the hall: P2/3, P3 and P4 at 9.15am, N, P1 and P2 at 10am and P5, P6 and P7 at 11am. Please join us if you can.
We’ll be starting the session with a ‘Reading for Enjoyment’ focus.
Research shows that reading for enjoyment is a very important skill for children that can have a positive impact on all their learning.
We will be buddying up with other classes to read, we will be ‘dropping everything and reading’, we will be sharing our favourite books and stories. Some of us will be visiting the Edinburgh Book Festival and we’ll all be visiting Musselburgh Library soon.
We’d like as many different people to read to the children as possible. Would you be willing to read to a small group of children in school one day?
Please contact Miss Robson at school if you have any questions…