P5 John Muir Award – Explore

Primary 5 have been very busy over the last week, working towards our John Muir award. On Thursday we went out to explore different areas in our local community with Sam the Ranger. We had a great experience and the weather was perfect.

We learned lots of new information and skills like how to measure a tree and what different types of trees look like. We also learned that litter is a major issue in the field next to our school. At the river, we looked for living creatures using nets. We loved it and we learned how to be really safe.

Our next trip out will be to conserve the park and field area and the area at the river.

Please do let us know what you think of our learning as it will help us to achieve our award.

Thanks for reading,

P5 and Miss McKay

Plastic Bottle Support!

 41 plastic bottles of water saved for another occasion on Friday thanks to our P1-3 families. We are encouraging families to leave their packed lunch plastic bottle if they don’t need it.

Well done everyone what a great start!

Update on P3 in 2019

We have had a busy start to the new year in P3.  Our boys have been continuing with their football research the project gets bigger every time.

We have been learning about money in our maths work, sorting and ordering coins and playing games to get us more confident at giving change.

Our class bucket is doing a great job of making us feel good when we read out the messages every week.

We have a focus on improving our fitness and stamina levels in PE just now and are really pushing ourselves hard at circuit training every week.

We are getting through our class novel Fantastic Mr Fox and have used it for creating some drama work, illustrations and descriptive writing.  The class have produced some brilliant work.

For Burn’s Day we were looking at tartan and created our own patterns.  We have also taken part in the RSPB Birdwatch we enjoyed being outdoors as citizen scientists gathering data to input on the RSPB website.  We finished this by designing and  painting our own wooden birds to take home.

Street Dance Tasters

Last week the whole school took part in a Street Dance taster session. The P6s and P7s joined together for their session and enjoyed creating different moves to music.

Staff training

 

 

 

 

This week our teaching and support staff took part in Restorative Practice training with Marie Prior our Family Support Worker and Laura Clark our Educational Psychologist. This was a really interesting session looking at restoring relationships between pupils after conflict and we were all struck by the many links with the Paul Dix approach to behaviour we are implementing this year of being Ready, Respectful and Safe.