This week in nursery we have had lots of fun playing in the rain!! The children have really embraced being out in all weathers. We have also enjoyed reading lots of books as part of Book Week Scotland.To finish we had a special visitor who showed us how to brush our teeth and talk to us about why this is important.
We are making very good progress with our reading and were delighted to receive our Bookbug Bags. Once we have read the three stories in class we plan to vote to see which is the most popular. We’ll let you know!
As it’s Road Safety week we invited Bill the lollipop man in to remind us how to cross a road safely. We also made “Be safe, Be seen” reflectors to hang from our school bags.
We started a new Big Writing adventure this week and are finding out about the night sky. We learned some information about the planets in our solar system. Some of them can be seen at night, even without a telescope. This week is Book Week and the children will be bringing home a lovely gift from the Scottish Book Trust, which contains two great books and resources to help with both reading and counting.
We have been looking at symmetry this week within P2R. The pupils have found symmetry when outside in the woods. We have been finishing symmetrical patterns and next week we will be moving on to drawing lines of symmetry. This week in our BIG writing we have been focusing on poetry about fireworks in the night sky.
We’ve had a big focus on spelling this week and have been working hard to apply our learned spelling patterns to our everyday writing. We’ve started using the online Nessy spelling programme and we LOVE it! Spelling can be great fun! We’ve also used the new Chrome Book laptops for the first time and we think they’re fab!
We have been learning about alliteration and wrote alliterative animal poems before performing them in front of the class. As part of Book Week Scotland, we took part in Authors Live. The author and poet Joseph Coelho told us how he writes poems using mind mapping ideas.
We had a great trip to the Museum of Scotland on Monday, we met a Jacobite soldier and learned more about life at the time. We came back full of ideas for making jacobites and Redcoats, and our display wall now looks amazing.
P6 have been very busy this week practising for our assembly. We have enjoyed learning about mining and the working conditions of children
P7 were at Sky Academy Skills Studio yesterday making a news report. Watch the P7 blog for some photos and the finished report soon!