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P1B and Literacy Week

P1B have had a really exciting week. We have been exploring the 4 main aspects of Literacy- Reading, Writing, Listening and Talking. We have been reading each day when the ‘Reading Bell’ rings, listening to a range of stories at snack, writing book reports, launching the Reading is Braw initiative, sharing our opinions and dressing up as our favourite characters. Have a look at our AMAZING costumes!!!!

Next week we are able to visit the book fair (we will each be given a £1 book token) and you can start your Reading is Braw diary at home! Remember to keep track of your reading and look after your diaries as you will earn a prize at the end of each 5 week block if you bring it in to school to show me! I will send out reminders in your homework.

Happy reading P1B 🙂

Literacy Week 2016!

Literacy week is upon us and is next week (29th Feb – 4th March)Our theme this year is ‘What does Literacy look like at Pinkie?’

The main aspects of the week are as follows:

  • Every day there will be reading bell at 11am for 10mins. The children will stop all activities and enjoy reading a book for this time.
  • Homework – Homework next week will be based all around literacy and will come home with your child on Monday. The children have a choice of tasks to complete focusing on listening, talking, reading and writing. They have to be coloured/signed by an adult at home as  they are completed and they can use homework jotters to record any information!
  • Keep an eye on the blog for posts from your child’s class!
  • The Musselburgh cluster initiative ‘Reading is Braw’ will be launched on Tuesday.
  •  Thursday is World Book Day. We ask that the children dress up as their favourite book character on this day, which will be good fun.! We will have a literacy assembly this day where the children can parade their costumes! The children will all also receive their book voucher.
  • Some of the tasks that the children will be enjoying will be put out on display for the upcoming parents evening for you all to see.
  • The book fair will be here on the 9th – 11th March  and it will be opened from the Wednesday – Friday.

If you wish to look at the world book day website for the list of this years £1 books, ideas, resources or games then here is the link:

We all look forward to a focus on literacy next week and keep checking the blog for photos, examples of learning from classes across the school and updates!



P1B French

This week Primary 1 have been learning the days of the week in French. We have found this a little tricky but we are  growing in  confidence the more we practise. We have had lots of fun playing games with Charlotte our French assistant.  We have been making our own trains and carriages to help us learn how to order the days of the week correctly. After the holidays we are going to show Charlotte our finished trains and tell her something that we do on each day of the week. Have a look at our photographs- we really are very proud of our trains!

Here is also a little link for a days of the week song that will help you with your French at home.

Happy holidays P1B- I can’t wait to find out about everything you do while you are off- have fun 🙂

P1B News

This week P1B have been working hard in gym. We have been learning forward rolls, skipping, balancing, jumping, throwing and rolling skills. We have been working safely with lots of different apparatus and have been recognising the range movements we use as we visit new stations. We can also see when we have improved our skills, showing we are resilient pupils who keep trying even if the skill is tricky.

Badger The Mystical Mutt Visits Pinkie

P1-4/5 had a special visit today from the author of Badger the Mystical Mutt, Laura Jackson. It was fantastic and had us captivated from the start. We loved meeting Badger and learning about some of the adventures he has in his stories. He was quite cheeky but very loveable! We are going to try to use our own imaginations more when reading and writing! Thank you for visiting Laura and Badger. Here are some photographs of our wonderful afternoon….