Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder will be held tomorrow Thursday 29th March.

The times for the classes are as follows:

12 noon- nursery (am and pm) parents to accompany

1:40- P5 and P6

2:00- P4

2:20- P1 and P2/3

2:40- P6/7 and P7

All parents welcome to come along and watch!

P1-3 Hallowe’en Disco

A selection of photos from the P1-3 Hallowe’en disco. You won’t even be able to tell who is who, everyone looked so ghastly and scary!

  

 

Winners of one of the dances….

Winners of best costume….

National Survey on the Expansion of Free Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland

As you’ll be aware the Scottish Government is planning to nearly double the hours of free early learning and childcare by 2020. Because the views of parents and carers are crucial for the success of this expansion, the Government has commissioned independent researchers to undertake a survey of parents. It is now asking for your help in sharing the survey link (www.bit.ly/elc-survey) with as many parents of 0-5 year old children in your community as possible.

All parents taking part will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win one of 10 x GBP100 cash prizes.

The survey is carried out for the Scottish Government by Craigforth, an independent research company. If you have any questions about this survey please send a message to: survey@craigforth.co.uk

P5 2017-2018

Last week was another busy week in Primary 5.

‘I liked learning about colons. I also loved learning about John Muir,’ Ruby.

‘I loved going to the John Muir Museum,’ Nico.

‘I enjoyed the wildlife assembly,’ Ruby.

‘I enjoyed the assembly about wildlife,’ Sophie.

‘I absolutely loved going to Dunbar this week and learning all about John Muir,’ Eve.

‘I enjoyed writing about John Muir,’ Layla R.

‘I liked doing pneumatics,’ Ben F.

 

Only one comment this week…possibly because we have been so busy!

‘I loved taking part in the Daily Mile Challenge’, anonymous.

This week we have been learning to programme robots, creating pneumatic monsters, developing our team work skills on our trip to Broomlee, learning to use different strategies when adding and subtracting and so much more!

Below are some pictures of our week-

P.S for anyone who had their interest sparked by pneumatics (or pressure and forces in general) you may like this Youtube video

 

 

We have had another very busy week in Primary 5.

Some comments from the pupils:

‘I liked learning about John Muir’, Ben F.

‘I enjoyed doing the drama with Shonagh’, Eve.

‘I loved drama’, Ruby.

‘I liked BOSS CLUBS’, Ruby.

‘I really enjoyed Shonagh coming in’, anonymous.

‘I loved the daily mile challenge. We ran for one mile (3 times around the park)’, Nieve.

‘I liked maths this week’, Cerys.

‘I loved drama’, Cerys.

‘I liked applying for our classroom jobs and finding out what jobs we got’, Ruby.

‘I liked doing the daily challenge’, Zoe.

Below are some pictures of our week…

P5 have had another very busy week! We have been busy typing up our palm oil letters and sending these to companies through our school Google Mail accounts. We’ve also been creating 3D shapes from the nets of shapes. We designed our own Fairtrade chocolate boxes using these shapes. We also had our very own hockey tournament to put all the skills we have been developing into practice. We have also been busy baking, making toucan bookmarks, posters and lots more in preparation for our fundraiser for the Rainforest Alliance.  We are so proud that we managed to raise over £200 pounds for this amazing cause. We would like to say thank you to all parents for donations of books, baking and money. We appreciate it all!

 

We also enjoyed taking part in our Tough Mudder slot!

Some comments about our week-

‘I enjoyed Tough Mudder’, Bailey.

‘I liked playing 4 corners in PE’, Matthew.

‘I loved doing Tough Mudder’, Zoe.

‘I loved the Tough Mudder, making stuff for the bake sale and watching the film’, Ruby.

‘I enjoyed the film and Tough Mudder’, Layla R.

‘I loved Tough Mudder’, Amy.

‘I loved the Tough Mudder’, Nieve M.

‘I loved making the bookmarks’, Evie.

‘I loved the Tough Mudder’, Sophie M.

We’ve had a very busy week in Primary 5! We started of with a whole school conga and 1 mile run for Sport Relief. We then had a visit from Sally from Field to Fork to tell us all about Fairtrade products. We got to taste some Fairtrade chocolate and smoothies too.

 

We’ve been practising attacking and defending in hockey. We also had a brilliant trip to the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to find out more about tropical rainforests and trees in Scotland. What a week. We also have a busy week to look forward to next week.

 

16.03.2018

Some comments about our week-

‘This week I liked learning about shape’, Ben L.

‘I liked filming our dramas’, Matthew.

‘I’ve learned more about shape’, Sophie.

‘I like the P4 assembly. I also liked making out anti-smoking dramas’, Faris.

‘I liked finishing our deforestation Powerpoints and showing them to the class’, Eve.

‘I liked filming the anti smoking videos’, Ben F.

‘I enjoyed showing the class our deforestation Powerpoint’, Layla F.

Below are some pictures from our week in school-

We have been learning about 3D shapes this week in maths-

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity20

The above link is a really good game which can be used to revise the properties of 3D shapes (only if you would like to and have the time to).

 

09.03.18

Some comments about our week in school-

 

‘I have enjoyed spying on the P4’s chicks. They are so cute’, Libby.

‘I loved the P1 assembly. It was adorable!’, Ruby.

‘ I LOVED maths this week’, Cerys.

‘I enjoyed watching the P1 assembly’, Ben L.

‘ I enjoyed creating our guidebooks to using apostrophe’s’, Jamie.

‘ Creating our PowerPoints was fun’, Sophie.

‘I liked the P1 Assembly’, Ben F.

‘ I enjoyed maths this wee because I really like multiplication and division!’, Layla R.

Below are some pictures from our week

 

 

 

Some pictures from our last term, 🙂

 

09.02.2018

 

Wow! What a busy term. We have loved learning about the rainforest this term. We also loved putting on our assembly!

 

‘I liked our assembly’, Ben F.

‘I loved circle time’, Ben F.

‘I liked the Eggheads in our assembly’, Nico.

 

11.12.2017

 

Last week was another busy week for Primary 5. We have been rehearsing to practise for the Christmas Show. We had a number of owls visit the school and got a chance to interact with these animals and ask lots of questions about them. We made short animations in our Cooperative Learning Groups. They are fantastic! We had lots of fun making them and learning about the whole animation process.

 

Some comments about our week-

“I like the school play rehearsals because I act,”. Libby

“I liked practising for the Christmas Show,”. EVE

“I liked doing the Words Wednesday activity this week,” Sophie.

01.12.2017

We have had a busy few weeks. We have been learning how to create an animation. We have created a storyboard and have finished our set designs. We will be making our characters and filming our animations next week.

 

Last week we were thrilled to perform our ‘Shiko’ drumming and dance routines to the whole school. We were so lucky to part of this project!

  17.11.2017

Another busy week….

 

“I enjoyed doing our timelines in Lights, Camera, Action,”- Ruby.

“In music we nailed our song,” Libby.

“P5 did halving and doubling”.

“I liked maths this week,” -Evie.

“I loved the African drumming and dancing,”.

“I enjoyed doubling and halving in maths,” Layla R.

“I liked finishing our posters,”.

“I liked African drumming and dancing’ Chris.

“I liked learning our new spelling rule,”.

“I liked doing writing,”.

 

We have been very busy this week in p5.

 

Here are some comments about our week:

 

‘I loved the African drumming’. Faris

 

‘I love doing the African drums and dancing’. Ben F

 

‘ I like doing literal questions’. Chris

 

‘I liked circle time’ Ruby

 

‘I liked the African drumming and making my pronouns poster’. Jamie

 

‘I loved doing growth mind sets’. Libby

 

‘ I liked measurement on Tuesday’. Layla R

 

‘ I loved African drumming and I liked doing the pronouns posters’. Ben L

 

‘Doing our reach for the stars hands and stars’. Murray

 

‘I loved maths this week because I made mistakes and that is proof that I am learning’. Evie

 

‘I liked doing African dancing’. Eve

 

We have had another busy week in P5. Below are some comments about our week.

 

‘I enjoyed learning about our new topic’. Eve

‘I liked maths this week’ Cerys

‘In writing we have been using descriptive language and I always love it.’ Libby

‘I liked BOSS clubs’. Jamie

‘ I liked the African drumming’

 

 

 

 

P1 2017-2018

Welcome to Primary 1’s blog!

Throughout the year we hope to share what we have been learning and enjoying in Primary 1. The children love it when you leave a comment about their work and experiences. You are welcome to do this at the bottom of the page.

Friday 4th May

What a busy few weeks back we’ve had!

We are loving our new minbeast topic and have been exploring our play areas in the classroom and enjoying lots of minibeast adventures outside. We’ve been having great fun!

We have been doing lots of work in science over the past couple of weeks.

We kicked off science week with a visit from generation science and it was all about computer programming with lego. We had to make our own goalie out of lego and programme them to save the goals! We had to make sure the instructions were clear and concise so that it worked properly. It was brilliant!

Primary 6 ran an amazing science fair that we got to explore and we loved seeing all the different experiments they had set up!

We’ve also been busy making slime with primary 6 too!

We finished off STEM week with our science come learn! We made lava lamps with our visitors and they looked amazing! We were predicting what was going to happen and observing the changes that took place!

Have a lovely holiday weekend! 🙂

Friday 20th April

I liked playing with the compost in our small world area – carrick

I loved having gym outside – lewis

I liked having the races outside for gym – isla

I liked playing in our new minibeast investigation lab – josh

I liked using the shovels and forks in the dirt with the bugs – caelan

I liked using the minibeast stencils to draw pictures – maxi

I loved reading this week because I got a new book – ella-jane

I have loved the start of our new topic – hollie

I liked using the laptops to play maths games – harvey

Friday 16th March

This half term we have been learning all about castles! We have learned why castles were built, who lived in them and what jobs they did, all about knights and what happened at a medieval banquet. Miss Herkes set up lots of castle themed play areas in the classroom for us to explore! We’ve had great fun playing with them!

In maths we have been looking at 2D shapes and linked this to our IDEA. We used these different 2D shapes to create our own shape castles! They all looked amazing!!

As part of our IDEA we have also been looking at push and pull forces to hopefully help us make a moving drawbridge on our castle model. We worked with our talking partners to decide which pictures needed a pull force and which needed a push force to make them work! We did a great job!

World book day was put on hold due to the snow however we managed to hold it when we got back and what a lovely afternoon we had. Miss Herkes was super impressed with all our outfits and we had a great time reading stories with P6/7. We even got some milk and cookies to enjoy during it too!

Last Thursday we had our class assembly.  We shared all the learning we had done with our topic Castles with the school and our families. Miss Herkes was really proud of all of us! We all worked so hard to learn our lines and songs. Thank you to our fantastic audience for coming along to watch 🙂

Friday 9th February

Wow, what a busy half term it has been! We’ve got lots of new things to share with you!

In gym, we have been learning lots of skills in gymnastics. We have been using different apparatus to help us with rolling, balancing and flight. We have been doing forward rolls, teddy bear rolls, bunny hops, pencil rolls and handstands. The teddy bear rolls were really tricky but we never gave up and now we have improved so much!!

In maths this term we have been learning how to measure things. We have been weighing and measuring different objects in the class. We have also been learning about heavier, lighter, longer and shorter.

We now know our number bonds to 10! We like to use the numicon to show the different ways we can make 10!

In phonics we have learning lots more tricky words. Miss Herkes gives us lots of games and activities to do to help us learn them. This week we were painting them with cotton buds. We had lots of messy fun!

In health and wellbeing we have been talking about bucket filling and bucket dipping. In primary 1 we are all fantastic at filling each others buckets. We like to say nice things to each other and can play nicely. We had a little think about the things we do to fill peoples buckets and Miss Herkes displayed our brilliant writing on the wall.

Friday 22nd December

The highlight of our week has to be our Christmas Party! We played lots of party games, ate some yummy food and we even got a visit from SANTA!! Fun was had by all 🙂 P6 also came along on Tuesday and helped us to make some lovely Christmas cards.

Friday 15th December

We’ve had our Science hats on this week! We have been dissecting owl pellets with the help of P6. We were able to tell what the owls had been eating by identifying the bones we found! Some of us were a bit unsure at the start but we all had a turn and loved it!

Friday 8th December

Yesterday we had a visit from Owl magic! Davie brought lots of different owls to show us and it rounded off our IDEA of day and night very nicely.

We learned some more facts about owls and even got to hold them! We were really brave!!

Friday 24th November

“I enjoyed doing gymnastics.” Tegan

“I enjoyed building words with the sh sound on magnetic boards” Ella-Jane

“I like learning facts about owls in our IDEA. My favourite fact was learning that they cant move their eyes.” Isla

“I like making my moon out of puffy paint.” Lewis

“I liked making my collage of an owl.” Emily

“I’ve enjoyed learning my doubles.” Brodie

“I liked making our paper chains to show what a double looked like” Hollie

“I liked writing some facts about owls. I remembered all my finger spaces!” Dylan

Friday 10th November

“I enjoyed making my star with paint and glitter. I found out that the stars look really small because they are far away.” Carrick

“I liked jumping off the spring board in gymnastics.” Emily

“I loved learning the song for our ‘v’ sound.” Zac

“I liked learning the doubles song in maths!” Jenna

“I enjoyed building lots of words on the magnetic boards.” Ella-Jane

“I liked giving my partner tricky numbers on the number fan to double.” Maxi

“I liked practising our song for the Christmas show.” Ava

“I liked having assembly this week.” Tegan

Friday 3rd November

Miss Herkes has been super impressed with our word building skills this week! We are using all the sounds we know to build CVC words. We need to think about what sound is at the start, middle and then the end! 🙂

Friday 27th October

It’s been a busy first week back after the holidays in Primary 1!

We had a visit from Catriona and Pamela who were teaching us some gymnastics skills. They will be with us for the next 5 Thursday’s. Today we were learning lots of different ways to balance! Have a look at our pictures. We had great fun 🙂

 

We’ve also been learning to add in maths and have been using the Numicon to help us. We’ve started our new IDEA ‘Day and Night’ and have had fun exploring the new Halloween areas in the classroom!

Friday 13th October

This week we had a visit from Stephanie who gave us a workshop on the story ‘Giraffe’s Can’t Dance.’ Gerald the Giraffe doesn’t think he can dance as his neck is too long and his legs are too skinny however after some good advice he manages to do it! We learned how to do the tango, cha cha and a waltz. We loved it!

We have been learning that we never give up and if there’s something that’s a little tricky, we keep trying!

Friday 6th October

This week we had a visit from Chris Ewing who gave us a Karate taster. We had a great time. Have a look at our pictures.