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P7 Learning Blog – Week Beginning 30th August 2021

This week in P7…

On Monday we wrote our imaginative stories about a lost sword. We all tried very hard.

On Tuesday we met our new hometeams. It was very fun and it was noisy. We made shields and put our team names on it with our names.

On Wednesday we had music with Mrs Mailer. We were practising our rhythms using a video on youtube. Then we had Ms Ferguson. Now, we have Ms Ferguson on Wednesdays. We were converting 24 hour to 12 hour time. Then after lunch we had Miss McKay again and we did some ICT. We made fact files about Flora MacDonald. Flora MacDonald helped Bonnie Prince Charlie flee from Scotland.

On Thursday we did PE with Miss Gordon. We did some four square and practised volleyball. It was very fun and enjoyable.

On Friday we did French with Mrs Ballantyne. We were learning school subjects in french!

By Nicole,  Asia, Noah and Lawrie .

 

P7 Learning Blog – Week Beginning 23.8.21

vikingshieldP7 have had a tiring week back at school because it has been their first full week in almost 2 months!

The most exciting part of the week was when we met our P1 buddies because we weren’t sure if we would get them or not (they’re so cute as well). 

We made cards for them and went outside to read a book that we all chose for them. We went in the sunshine and it was lovely.

We started planning our learning about the Jacobites which is our new topic for the term. We learned about how it started and some of the battles. 

In Art this week we were doing our self-portraits which included shape, shading and colouring.

The thing that we are most excited about is the reading groups because it has been a very long time since the last time we did them and we might have new ones! 

Written by Oscar, Sarah, Michael and Lucas

School Improvement Plan 2020-2021

ELPS SIP 2021 Sep

Initially our top priority is happy and settled children – and the children have done themselves proud returning to school with really positive attitudes and ready to learn after being away for so long.

This year our school improvement plan has a strong focus on Literacy as a key area we wish to review and improve. There are also other areas of school development that we have carried on from last year.

If you believe you can help support any area of development in any way , please so get in touch !

Primary 1. Week Commencing 15.6.20

Well here we are with only 2 more weeks left of Primary 1!

Wow, this year has just flown by and my, how you have grown.  As a very special treat, this week is all about choice. Each day there is a new book with lots of ideas to help you learn through.

There’s always your reading to do too, and don’t forget your PE, French and Music lessons.

This week is also National Neighbours Week so, there’s lots and lots for you to get stuck in with this week – and if the weather remains as it’s been over the weekend, you might just be thankful for it 🙂

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Mrs McDonald x

 

w_c 15th June

National Neighbour Week

Primary 1 – Week Commencing 8th June 2020

Welcome back to another new week here in our virtual classroom, and what a busy week it’s looking like. Don’t be put off by the amount of things I’m about to list, as ever they are here as options for you to explore and choose from as you wish without any expectation that you complete everything.
This week sees our IDL continues with the story of ‘My friend the weather monster’ where a lot of the learning is based around rain.  If you feel like finding out more about rain, why not pop along to this
fantastic website  where there are some really cool facts and links to some fun learning ideas. Be sure to post pictures and tell your class about what you find out.
To add to the watery theme, this Monday will see people across the world celebrating ‘World Oceans Day’. I’ve put together some ideas for things you might like to explore here.
If you fancy using your artistic or creative talents or even trying to learn a new skill in the artistic field, then this is the week for you. It’s another ELPS theme week and this time it’s ‘Art Week’. This activity grid might give you a few ideas to explore, or why not explore art in your own way. Make sure to share whatever you create with your friends on our classroom stream too.
As ever, all your usual lessons will be there for you to have a look at, but whatever you choose to do and however you choose to learn this week, make it worthwhile and enjoy it!

Primary 1 – Week Commencing 1st June

I can’t believe it’s June already and there are only 4 weeks left of this school year! Where has the time gone? You have all grown so much, physically and in your learning capacities. Let’s make the most of these last few weeks in P1.

For the next couple of weeks our learning will be centred on the story of ‘My friend the weather monster’. Once again, I have had great fun planning the lessons to accompany this story and really hope you will have just as much, if not more fun using them to explore your learning.

Monday is a very special day where we celebrate and thank our grown-ups for all the things they do for us.  Being a parent is tricky at the best of times, but recently, when many of our grown- ups have had to juggle so many different things as well as help us with our learning, I think we have an even bigger thank you to say to them. So, along with our timetable for the week, I have also attached some suggested activities that you might like to have a look at to give you some inspiration for things you might be able to do to show your grown-ups just how much you love them and to thank them for all that they do.

Looking forward to seeing you in the classroom,

Mrs McDonald.

Primary 1 Timetable. Week commencing 1.6.20

National Parents Day Activity Suggestions

Primary 1. Week Commencing 25th May 2020.

Once again, please find attached the suggested learning activities for the coming week.

Whilst I have uploaded the usual range of curricular based lessons, there is also the opportunity to make the most of National Chidlren’s Gardening Week by clicking here to visit and explore amazing website created by Mrs Pentony.

Enjoy the choices and challenges, but remember to please, put your health and wellbeing first.

Hoping you all have a lovely week and looking forward to continuing the journey with you.

Mrs McDonald

P1 Timetable Week Commencing 25th May

Week Commencing 18.5.20 Primary 1

Hello everyone and welcome again to another week of distance learning.  I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely buzzing with pride and enthusiasm from all your amazing learning last week and, with never a dull moment in Primary 1, I am sure you will continue to impress me as this week goes on.

So, you will see from the attached timetable that our learning this week steps away from toys and moves into the territory of a certain character who I believe is well known for having knobbly knees and turned out toes and there could even be a poisonous wart at the end of his nose!

I’ve had great fun pulling together the learning activities based on this much loved story and I hope you enjoy participating in them. Don’t forget though that they are there to support you, IF you want them, during this time when we are out of school.

Further to my lesson suggestions, there is lots more going on this week across the school.  Don’t forget that Mrs Mailor has her music classroom set up with lessons for P1 on a Wednesday, and on top of this we are now lucky enough to have Dave Trouton from the Youth Music Initiative with his weekly ‘Music and Me‘ sessions. Miss Gordon‘s classroom also has weekly PE lessons and this week sees her begin to set us weekly challenges to get us ready for our virtual sports day, so please remember to pop by and see how far you can challenge yourself.

Finally, this Thursday sees the return of Outdoor Classroom Day so there are lots of activities for you to choose from to help you make the most of the great outdoors and all it has to offer to support your learning.

Wow, what a lot we have going on. Pick and choose what suits you and when it’s right for you to do it.  All my lessons are uploaded at the start of the school week so you can scroll through the week and make your own timetable.

Stay home, stay safe and stay happy

Mrs McDonald

Primary 1 – Week Commencing 18th May