Category Archives: Confident individuals

P7 share their learning with P6

As part of P7’s topic, Risks to Health, we created posters about how to say no effectively to peer pressure. These were created to share with P6 in order to pass on what we have learnt. We met with P6 and shared with them our posters, took part in peer assessment and were given two stars and a wish about our work from the P6’s. Thank you for your help P6!

Pupil Voice

Some of our pupils took part in a Pupil Focus Group today. We had representatives from across the school looking at Health and Wellbeing in our school community. We used statements and questions from the document How Good is OUR School to help our conversation along – great work everyone – we came up with a small list of actions

P7 Visit the Scottish Parliament

On Monday P7 went to visit the Scottish Parliament as part of our topic ‘Who Represents us?’ This consisted of a workshop exploring how the Parliament came about and a tour around the building. This we loved as we got to go into the committee room and sit in the chairs that Nicola Sturgeon sits in and use the microphones! We took part in a quiz and the adult group came first! (though were disqualified due to competitiveness sadly)

P7’s Renew Reuse Recyle at the Christmas Fair

P7 had a great time last week at the Christmas fair. We have been hearing a lot recently in the news about reusing plastic so we decided to make our Christmas decorations out of plastic straws that we already had at home, rather than buying new resources in. We melted the plastic using an iron (Miss Warrender was in charge of this bit!) then we cut out Christmas shapes and punched a hole in the top to hang them up.  We also made plastic straw star decorations just using cable ties and plastic straws! We enjoyed helping out with the other classes stalls!

P1 – The journey so far!

Welcome to the P1 blog.  Many apologies for it taking so long to get this up and running for you – we’ve been rather busy 😉  It is our aim that we will update this with more and more information about, and lovely photos of, your children’s learning with increased frequency.  Any outstanding photo permission slips would be gratefully received so that we do not inadvertently post pictures that you would rather us not.

This term the children have been using interdisciplinary learning to study Light and Dark.  We have  been exploring the various celebrations around the world that occur in these months from fireworks and Halloween through Divali and Hanukkah; the Swedish festival of Santa Lucia and Christmas.

Above and below, you can see the children using natural materials to create a mandala using rangoli patterns.  Miss Grierson and Mrs McDonald were really excited to see how the children used their knowledge of symmetry to add detail.

The children continued to show their learning about the Divali traditions in the classroom using coloured rice to make rangoli patterns on paper plates – these are currently decorating our learning wall and will come home with the children at the end of the topic.

Watch this space next week to find out more…..!

P7’s WW1 Street Party

This week P7 have completed their topic of WW1. On Friday, we invited our parents to join us for a WW1 street party to celebrate the end of WW1. We shared our newspapers that we had wrote about the end of the war, our propaganda posters and our soldier portraits. We decorated the classroom in a street party style and made bunting, banners and party hats. We brought in some food to complete our party and played WW1 style games with our parents. We then got our parents to try our WW1 quiz on the laptops. Some questions were a bit tricky!

Busy week in P3

We have had another busy week in P3.  We have been learning how to read clocks but have tried a new teaching method using only one hand to read o’clock and half past times, so far it seems to be working.

We have done a lot of work on our magnets project, we have been learning some of the words related to magnets such as  repel and attract and we  investigated how the force felt with bar magnets and human magnets.  We have also been experimenting with magnets in the classroom and have made games to discover if magnetism can travel through non-magnetic materials.  We made mazes and a fishing game with our spelling words.

As it was Book Week Scotland this week we had a visit to the library on Monday, we heard the  story of Thistle Street and learnt some Scottish words.  All of us received a Read, Write, Count bag full of lovely items for us to take home, there are two lovely books, card games, story dice and a notebook and pencil.

We had a visit to the Playpod with P5 and had great fun using all the new equipment in very creative and imaginative ways.

Finally our writing this week followed on from our Friendship wreath last week, we wrote recipes for friendship soup.  We had to decide which qualities we thought should go into our friendship soup recipe and how much of each ingredient, we then came up with a method to make our friendship soup.  We wrote our recipes out and made them look wonderful so they could go on display.

Recipe for friendship
More P3 recipes in the slideshow below 🙂