Written by P2:
In ICT we have been sending our work to Mrs Lockhart-Ross using the share button.
Our topic is Scottish Castles. We have been learning about arrow loops, moats and drawbridges.
In numeracy we have been skip counting in 2s and 3s.
In literacy we have been using Fred Fingers for reading and writing.
In maths we have been drawing shapes and seeing if they fit together.
In music with Miss Fletcher we were singing ‘You canny shove your granny off a bus’!
Written by Mrs Lockhart-Ross:
Primary 2 have been very busy this week starting lots of new learning. In addition to above, we have been exploring non-fiction books and beginning to write facts and opinions. The writing has been tricky but it is something we are going to keep working on. We have been labelling parts of a castle as part of our topic and in ICT we can now log on independently, type on Google Docs (changing font, colour and other fancy things) and now send our work to the teacher. We are also really enjoying our class novel ‘The Water Horse’ by Dick King Smith.
The Cherry on Top
Our café is a school project that we are taking very seriously because we would love to serve our customers with delicious delights. We hope that you enjoy lots of our food and drinks that we will make for you.
Our café will be opening on Friday the 13th of May for one hour after school. If you would like to come to our café called, ‘The Cherry on Top,’ it will be open for children and adults. When coming to The Cherry on Top we will try to be as friendly as possible for all of the children and adults.
Please bring small change to buy your food and drink.
Tea or coffee – £1.00
Hot chocolate – £1.25 (add cream and marshmallows for an extra 25p!)
Fruit juice – 80p
Lemonade – £1.00
Sandwiches – 50p for a half (ham, cheese, cucumber, salami or jam)
Crisps – 50p
Salad – 80p
Cookies – 75p each or 3 for £1.50
Vegan banana bread – £1.00
50% of our profit will go to charity. The charity that we will be donating to will go to Ukraine because of the situation they are in. We are trying to be really supportive about Ukraine in class and at home.
This week has been very exciting with our circular economy challenge! It is all finally all coming together. We have been finishing off our group posters and creating presentations which we will use to support our Dragon’s Den style pitch. We will be filming these and sending them off to the Circular Economy Challenge. We were lucky to have three companies Viridor, Changeworks and Skanska came online with us to tell us about their circular economy companies. We were able to ask them questions and find out about different jobs and how we will use our enterprise skills when we’re older.
We had another live coding session with Codeclub and DigiLearn. This time we created a catch a reindeer game, having to use different variables. It was great to use our skills we learnt previously and to build on these. Lots of collaboration going on to help each other complete their game. We are having another Christmas themed live coding lesson next week involving Jazzy Christmas Jumpers for confident coders. Very exciting!
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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 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
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 !