Category Archives: Confident individuals

P7 Journey Around the World in 7 Weeks!

P7 started this term off with a bang last week arriving to find their classroom transformed into an aeroplane accompanied by Captain Warrrender and co-pilots Mrs Gibson and Claire. The children had to complete their passports and boarding passes in order to board the plane.

Last week we visited Europe. This involved learning about European landmarks which we created using Kapla blocks. Can you guess any of our European Landmarks? We also looked at the Mona Lisa and created our own modern day Mona Lisas. To complete the week we tasted some European food; brioche from France and pizza from Italy.

This week we have jetsetted to Africa as it is Fairtrade Fortnight. We have learnt about Fairtrade and created posters to promote this which we have put up around the school. Miss Warrender shared her teaching experience in Tanzania and we have created our own ‘well done chant’ to use when someone in our class has been successful. We have learnt about the story A Blind Man Catches a Bird by Alexander McCall Smith, which is an African story that Miss Warrender taught in Tanzania and we have taken part in trust exercises to do with this. We are finishing off the week looking at African art and trying some African food on Friday.

We have also been busy finishing off our division maths topic and have done very well in a multiplication and division assessment this week. We have moved on to look at order of operations (BODMAS). Every Friday we are also taking part in Bikeability sessions which are going very well. A very busy P7!!

 

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

Planning for Assessment

At our staff session on Tuesday we looked at Planning for Assessment – sharing our good practice and supporting each other

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.

 

Primary 5 Cooperative Learning

Primary 5 loved making their new Home Teams today. They worked well together to create their Home Team shields and fantastic new Home Team names.

The children had to share a sentence and a hashtag to share their thoughts about their experience. Below are a few examples…

It was good working together. #fun

We worked really well together. #awesome

I think we did a great job but at the start we could think more about how we are using our time. #great

We hope you have enjoyed sharing our learning.  Miss McKay

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