60 second update 18 January 2019

P1

This week P1 have started learning about hot and cold- we discovered how penguins keep warm in the Antarctic and how Polar bears break through ice! We learned what a thermometer does and discussed how to stay warm in the cold. We investigated how water changes shape depending on its container.

We have started learning how to make our capital letters and are using them in sentences.

P2B and P2R

Primary 2s have had another busy week. We are really enjoying our new Katie Morag topic. This week we have been talking about Katie Morag’s family tree and starting to think about our own family trees and how they are all unique. We have also made some lovely pieces of tartan in P2R. P2B have made some beautiful landscape pictures this week during their artwork time.

Both classes have been exploring measure in more depth. Looking at units for measurement and when and why it is appropriate to measure with different units. In our Big Writing this week, we have been focusing on re-telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood in our own words. We are trying to use some WOW words in our stories to make them even more exciting.

P3

In P3 we have been finding out about coordinates. We have learned how to use horizontal and vertical axis to locate and draw objects on a grid and we enjoyed making and playing coordinates games using grid references with each other.

We have planned our new theme together (Scotland) and have started finding out about Scotland’s culture, traditions and language.

P4

This week we have had fun learning about Parkour free running in PE. ‘I enjoyed the running and climbing on the climbing frame’ (Stanley). ‘I really liked the course that we do.’ (Daisy) ‘It was hard to jump over the green box’. (Dillon).

We went on a symmetry hunt as part of our outdoor work.   We found lots of symmetrical patterns around the village on houses, gates, garages and also natural items such as leaves.

P5

We have started learning all about Hindusim and we have listened to the creation story, it was amazing! We have been working with money – and some people were shocked to find out how much things actually cost!

P6

We had an exciting week meeting our nursery buddies, we went over and had a great outside play session with them. In maths we have been learning how to calculate a percentage of an amount. For our topic work we have started learning about old Edinburgh and are recreating the royal mile in our classroom.

P7

Primary 7 started their health and wellbeing topic this week looking at healthy eating. We looked into different food groups and the benefits they have on the body. Next week we will be making a food diary for famous athletes.

60 second update 11 January

Nursery

It has been an amazing first week back after the Christmas break.  All of the children have settled back into the routine and were excited to tell us all about the special toys Santa had delivered.  This week we have been focussing on settling back in as well as spending as much time outside as possible.  The children particularly enjoyed our visit to the tunnel and large sandpit on Wednesday as well as our ballet taster on Thursday.

P1

Happy New Year!

P1 have had a busy first week back. On Tuesday we visited the woods and discovered a massive branch has fallen down over the path near the back gate. Lots of boys and girls were able to tell it had come from an oak tree by looking at the leaves!

On Thursday we had a visit from the Morag Alexander Ballet School and enjoyed playing some games and doing some dancing.

P2B and P2R

We are so pleased to be back and we have had a very busy week so far. On Thursday we were very lucky and had a special taster session for ballet with Miss E from Morag Alexander Ballet School. The pupils all had a wonderful time. Each pupil will be given a leaflet about available classes if they are interested in joining.

Both classes have started a new Big Writing adventure “The Wolf’s Tale”. We have been exploring characters this week and retelling stories in our own words.

Both classes have started looking at measurement; we have compared lengths of objects and measured objects using non-standard units.

P3

The children in P3 have settled back into school routines well after the exciting Christmas holiday. They have been thinking about New Year resolutions and have set themselves personal targets, including being more helpful at home! It was great to see so many of you at our Open Afternoon session on Thursday and the children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you.

P4

We have had a busy first week back.  We learned about the water cycle as part of our science work. In writing, we have started our first writing adventure about a mystery cave where some mysterious paintings have been found.  We have been focusing on the use of powerful adjectives and adverbs.   We also had fun with robotics when learning about farm life with the SSPCA officer. 

P5

Happy new year from P5! We have had a lovely day in the woods with Richard, identifying trees in winter and finding signs of wildlife to start our John Muir award. An excellent start to 2019!

P6

What a busy first week back. In maths we have been learning about percentages and how to convert between a fraction, a decimal and a percent. In art we have started to learn about perspective. In literacy we have been reading a short story full of suspense. We have been learning the pattern of the story so we can try and replicate it ourselves. Finally we had great fun making robots with the SSPCA when they came to chat to us about wildlife.

P7

Primary 7 have been planning the short films they are going to be making for this year’s Edinburgh Schools Film Competition. Watch this space…

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60 second update

Whole school update

It has been a very busy week at school.  We have enjoyed our Christmas lunch, the choir visited Tyneholm Nursing Home and we have been busy rehearsing and performing the Nativity.

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