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Learning about Calendars

At the beginning of term P1/2 made calendars.

Mrs McHugh said to the children  “We don’t need calendars” True or False?
All the children said it was true! Here are some of their reasons:

“You need to know what day it is so you know what day to come to school” Amie

“You need to know what the date is so that you don’t forget anyone’s  birthday” Emilie

“You need to have a calendar to count down the days until Jesus birthday” Sophie

All the children picked their favourite season to draw a picture for their calendar.

Everyone got a calendar page for January and had to write in the numbers of the days in January. We know there are 31 days in January. We used our calendar to find out lots of information e.g. ‘How many Sundays there are in January?’ ‘What day is the 23rd of January?’ Mrs McHugh was tickled pink with how well we all had done.

Next we put on pictures of special events we are having in school in January. We are having a Scottish week and are looking forward to tasting haggis,neeps and tatties!
We have taken our calendars home to add important family dates on them. We have kept one in the classroom to countdown to our special events.

Primary 2/3 present their work to the school

Today Primary 2/3 shared their work they have been doing since the Summer, with the rest of the school.
The children showed us a variety of different ways they have been learning; through pictures, photos, speech, dancing and singing.
The children learnt about skeletons, the bones inside our bodies, and why we really need them!! The children sang and danced to ‘Dem Bones, dem bones!”
They also told us about their project about the building of our new school, and how they visited the site.
They changed the lyrics of “Bob the Builder” to represent what they saw on their visit.
Thank you so much for sharing what you have been doing with us.

Photographer: Liam Fairbairn, P5/6

Website club update

The Website Club by Jacob
The website club has made some major improvements to the St. Marys school website.
The website used to be dull and boring but now we have a new banner and an opening slide show.
We have all done sterling work in making this website a lot better.

So far 655 people from all around the world have viewed our website, including people from Japan, Peru and Malaysia.

On behalf of the website club I would like to thank all the people who have posted comments on our site.
We really appreciate it.
Reported by Jack Lemmon