Happy new Year to everyone. Welcome back to a fun packed term. You should have received your parent consultation form this week. A big thank you to those of you who have handed it back already. Our topic this term is Adapting To the Cold….very apt with the weather turning snowy all around us! We will look at how animals, plants and humans adapt to extreme cold and research some animals who live in the Arctic and Antarctic circle.
We visited Dirleton castle today and had a great time hearing about times in the past and exploring all the features of a grand home. The weather was cold but kind. Here are some of the photographs that were taken throughout the visit so that you can have a glimpse of the learning taking place.
Thank you to all of those who handed their spelling and maths homework in this week. FIVE house points also rewarded for every child who remembered to show a grown-up their reading homework within their home-school diaries and get it signed! We really are settling in well to P4C routines.
Congratulations to Victoria for receiving the most house points this week and becoming our special person. Also well done to Finlay, Jack and Blythe who all followed the golden rule “Do Listen” brilliantly this week -certificates well deserved!
We had a mixed bag of weather this week, resulting in an indoor lunch and playtime. Disappointingly, many of the wet weather games I provide for indoor play were vandalized beyond repair. With this in mind, and with the increasing lack of pencils and other essential stationery, next week’s focus will be our golden rule: “Do look after property”. I have every faith that improvement will be noticeable.
Thank you to the parents who have already come forward to volunteer as helpers in class throughout the week. Your time is very much appreciated. If anyone else is keen to come in and spend time with us please pop a note in your child’s diary.
We all said cheese on Monday as the school photographer snapped our best sides! Availability to order Tempest’s snaps will be coming soon. keep an eye out for your child’s proofs in their plastic folder.
We returned to Haddington Infant school this week to take part in their previously postponed Sports Day – what a beautiful day we had for it! The sun shone and the atmosphere was warm as the staff and pupils at HIS made us all feel so very welcome. Thank you to the parents who came to support us. As a follow up we completed a piece of extended writing all about sports day and made a super job of summarising the events and our thoughts about the day.
Here is Luke’s piece;
“After lunch I got changed for sports day. I was really excited. There was a skipping race, a sack race, a running race, a quoit balancing race and an obstacle course. It was really hot and I was a bit thirsty! I tried my best but I didn’t come first. second or third in any of the races, but I still had a lot of fun. By the end I was totally flustered and as I mentioned before, thirsty. When sports day was finished we all went back to school and it was time to go home.”
On Friday we had our first assembly with the whole school. We are learning some new songs with actions to share with the P 5, 6 and 7 classes.
Welcome to P4C’s class blog for 2016 -17. We aim to keep our blog up-to-date with short text and photographs – (once all permission has been received) – We will share our learning and celebrate our success.