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
Primary 1 – Week Commencing 18th May
Hello and welcome back to a new week of learning.
This week sees our school take part in our annual celebrations and explorations of the ‘World of Work‘ ‘National Numeracy Day‘. On top of our regular activities, you can find some links to additional challenges that you might like to take part in – I wonder in which direction you will take your learning this week?!
Our learning hero focus is on resilience. I know that many of you have been showing these powers during our time in lockdown and it has been an ideal opportunity for you to develop these life skills in lots of different ways – don’t forget to share with us what you have been doing this week that shows you at your best, whether it be demonstrating your resilience or any other of your learning hero powers.
Attached, as ever, is our timetable for the week with lots of suggestions for learning and developing your knowledge and skills. Last week saw many of you really engaging in our IDL and I’m super excited to see where this might take you this week.
Have lots of fun, stay safe, learn and play hard!
Mrs McDonald x
Week Commencing 11th May
Happy Monday P6,
Please find below your timetable for the week. You will see each day posted on our Google Classroom. This does not have to be followed exactly…make it work for you. If you do want some structure to help motivate you then this will be helpful.
Remember to have screen breaks, get outside lots (whilst it is still sunny) and talk about how you’re feeling. I am here for you too…just send me an email if you want a chat.
Our Learning Hero this week is Super Collaborative. This is a tricky one when we are working at home but there are people in your house to collaborate with. It might be you are helping a younger sibling, or an older sibling is working with you? You might be helping mum or dad with things at home…let me know…get mums and dads to email me! :0)
Have an enjoyable week. I am particularly excited about International Day of Dance on Wednesday.
Week Beginning Monday 27th April
Good morning everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter break and that you are refreshed and ready for our new term. I have put our timetable for the week below…make sure you have a little look. I’m excited for the term ahead.
I want you all to remember that your health and wellbeing is the most important thing to me. Make sure you are getting lots of exercise, that you are taking screen breaks and that you are talking to your grown ups if you are feeling overwhelmed. Remember I am also here for you to talk to so just send me a wee email. Activities do not need to be completed in the same order as the timetable…it’s up to you.
Speak soon! :0)
Week Beginning Tuesday 21st April
Good morning P6!
Below you will find your learning timetable for the week. You are not expected to do everything every day. Please make sure you are taking plenty of screen breaks and getting lots of fresh air. I’m looking forward to more wonderful learning this week!
Our Learning Hero this week is Rainbow Respect. Have a discussion at home about what being respectful sounds like, looks like and feels like.
Miss McKay :0)
Week Beginning Monday 30th March
I couldn’t be more proud of all the Primary 1 children and their parents for going over and above with the distance learning this week. I am truly astonished at, not only how much the children have engaged, but more so by their extraordinary commitment to quality learning.
The children have taken my ideas for learning and stretched them way beyond expectations, proving that even when you’re only in your first year of school, you can have exactly what it takes to be a learning hero.
Grace-May won the hero of the week for outstanding independent spelling, but, could I give out stickers from home they would also be going to:
Respectful: Lily – for working with her Mummy and sister around the house and garden to look after he environment.
Responsible: Celia – for tackling almost all of the suggested learning and much, much more!
Collaborative: Alfie – for working with William to make a bug hotel.
Resourceful: Marley – for finding an alternative journey into writing and creating a super poem as a result.
Resilient: Lochie G – for giving 100% to his learning despite feeling quite poorly.
Perseverant: Hendrix – for making continued efforts in his reading and writing.
Aspirational: Eilidh – for linking her learning in fractions with her learning in measure before we’d even gone there!
Reflective: Yussef – for his insightful thoughts in his moods and music learning.
Keep it up next week Primary 1, You’ve set the bar high!
Morning all P4 parents and pupils
I have attached a timetable for our week , I have tried to keep it as much like our normal week as possible but obviously some resources are not able to be put online so there will have to be a degree of flexibility. The resources for the lessons will be available in our google classroom. You do not have to follow the timetable directly but doing the tasks will help give your day some structure.
I will upload other activities which you may enjoy doing and will allow you time away from a screen, these will be design/art based, check google classroom for these.
Our learning heroes will still be running and this week it is independence so I will be looking out for that during the week. That said, I am here for you if you need any help or need questions answered.
Please be patient as I am currently on a huge learning curve myself getting used to google classroom and new ways of teaching and learning.
23 March 20
Hi Primary 6,
Here is you full timetable for the week. Please remember that this is just guidance and tasks do not have to be done at the exact times on the timetable…this is just to give you an idea of how long each task should be taking. Doing it at these times would help to keep you day structured.
Each day on our Google Classroom, there will be more detailed information and your tasks will be uploaded here.
Remember our Learning Hero this week is INDEPENDENCE so I’ll be looking out for this with every task.
Parents, please remember to let me know all the amazing things your children are getting up to!
Miss McKay is just learning too so if anything technical doesn’t work, then let me know and we will get it sorted.
See you all tomorrow!
Miss McKay :0)
Week Beginning Monday 23rd March
What a fantastic effort P4 made for World Book Day this year. Well done everyone on your fabulous A-Z activities. We had decorated eggs and cakes, puppets of characters, hand made board games, drawings of front covers and favourite characters and lots of sharing of books and stories which are precious to us. In class we had a character description quiz which really tested the memories of books we read when we were much younger and we had a comprehension scavenger hunt to find our information about the history of World Book Day. This raised the question of who was the greatest writer Shakespeare or David Williams? It was such a lovely afternoon we even managed to get outdoors for a read. More days like this please!
P4 have been developing their emotional literacy. We have been sharing what makes us happy, sad, angry and scared. We have also been thinking about ways of making ourselves feel better when we are sad, angry or scared. We created emotional characters to represent our emotions and the things which affect them. We created some drama scenarios to show different situations which can create strong emotions and strategies to manage them. So proud of P4 who showed great maturity when discussing their emotions.