Category Archives: Successful learners

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

Primary 6 Timetable – Week Beginning 27th April

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.

Miss McKay

Week Beginning Monday 27th April

Welcome Back P6!

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

Primary 6 Timetable – Week Beginning 30th March

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

Very proud P1 teacher

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!

Mrs McDonald

P4 home learning

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.

Mrs Pentony

23 March 20

Primary 6 Weekly Timetable 23.3.2020

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

World Book Day in P4

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!