Learning about Colons – and John Muir!

Last  week P5 were further developing their rugby skills, using Gmail to access and send emails and exploring their topic, John Muir, through dance.

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.

 

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!

Head Lice

Head Lice:

We would like to ask all parents/carers to check their child/ren’s heads at least once a week. Parental vigilance plays a vital role in keeping the spread of this problem under control.

 We no longer can send letters to particular classes where parents have made us aware of an outbreak but can only continue to remind parents to check their child’s hair on a regular basis. If going uncheck it can easily spread throughout the family, as well as children continuing to be re-infected in their particular class/ stage.

I know treatment can be expensive , especially if you need to treat the whole family but I believe if you register with a pharmacist you can be issued with the correct treatment free of charge but please check this with your own GP or pharmacist.

NYCoS Singing Groups

Dear all,
We are now in the process of delivering taster sessions for the NYCoS singing groups to all P3 classes (and some P5s). if you have not already had yours, you will be getting them soon!
I have had some enquiries from parents who say the link isn’t working in the email that has gone home and I am also finding some children haven’t had forms. Would it be possible to send this message out again to all parents? Thank you.
 
“Bookings for the National Youth Choir of Scotland Singing groups are now being taken. P3 children will have had or will be having a taster session in school. Please follow the link on the information leaflet that comes home to register BEFORE Tuesday 19th December, or click www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nycos
Choirs are open to all P3-P7 children. If you don’t have a leaflet, please click the link above for all information or contact cmcmillan@eastlothian.gov.uk
Children who are not registered by Dec 19th will need to call 0131 653 5252 in term time only or can try just turning up on the night. Choirs start back week beginning 8th January.”
 
Thanks all – we won’t turn anyone away who does just turn up to a group without having registered, but we’re trying to encourage registration in advance.
Charlotte
 
Charlotte McMillan

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’

 

 

 

 

P2.3 2017-2018

Welcome to Primary 2/3’s blog!

Throughout the year we hope to share what we have been learning and enjoying in Primary 2/3. 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 27th April 2018

What an exciting Science week we have had!

Friday 20th April 2018

We had a fantastic day at ‘Field to Fork’ at Hirsel Estate…

 Thursday 29th April 2018

Stoneyhill’s ‘muddy mudder’ 2018 was definitely the muddiest yet!

Friday 16th March 2018

A coach called Adam came to do some football with us. I really really really enjoyed the football. We did some warm up games and a football match. – Hamish

We have been making number bond towers using the Numicon.

We can count the holes to help us. The colours and the shapes help us too. – Clare

We have also been learning about money. Here we are making the same value in lots of different ways:

Friday 2nd March 2018

In gym we have been learning handstands and summersaults. I enjoy it and I’m getting better at it. – Jaimie-Lee

I like doing adding in maths. We are learning to use an empty number line. – Toby

Here are some photos of us making 3D shapes. We had lots of fun!

   

Friday 26th January 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to our Digital Literacy ‘Come Learn With Me’ yesterday, we hope you enjoyed it!

And thank you to all our volunteers for our craft morning today who helped us come up with  this wonderful masterpiece!!!!

Just look at how busy and concentrated we all were! We can’t wait to play in here next week!

  

Friday 22nd December 2017

Some photos from our Christmas parties… Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday 7th December 2017

We had a very exciting visit today from ‘Owl Magic’. We learned lots of interesting facts about owls and some lucky children even got to hold the owls!

Guess what this little one was called!

 

Friday 24th November 2017

We ate space food this week! Food that astronauts eat in space has all the water taken out of it so it’s very light. We tasted chocolate chip ice cream! Yum!!!! Some of us thought it tasted like Maltesers…

I liked making a constellation telescope when we were learning facts about stars. I know that planets are brighter than stars. – Zoa

I liked making the telescope too. I learned that the sun is a star. – Max

A constellation is a group of stars that make one big picture. My telescope was a small bear constellation. – Poppy

I liked watching the drumming show by P5, P6 and P6/7. They did some funny dancing and I liked when they did their own beat on the drum and everyone else copied them. – Rory

I like reading books with the Primary 6s this week. – Clare and Sophie

I liked doing a ‘time hunt’ in our classroom. We were learning about half past and o’clock on a digital clock. – Yona

I liked writing facts about the stars. – Ella

Friday 10th November 2017

Here we are all wearing something blue for anti-bullying week:

We did a science experiment on Wednesday to observe how our shadows changed during the day. One person had to stand on the same spot at 9 o’clock, 10 o’clock and 11 o’clock and the other person had to draw around the first person’s shadow. We noted where the sun was and wrote down the time inside our shadows.

Sun at 9 o’clock              Sun at 10 o’clock          Sun at 11 o’clock

Our findings…. 

We know how to explain these findings by describing what a shadow is and linking our findings to what we are learning about the Earth and the sun. Even though it looks like the sun is moving, we know that it is actually the Earth that moves!

I liked making a chalk picture of Earth, the sun and the moon. – Rory

I liked playing Jungle Run at my BOSS club – Caitlin

I’ve never tried throwing the ball in a basket before and it was really hard for me but I nearly got it in. I’ll try again soon. – Quinn

I liked learning about telling the time. I liked playing ‘guess my time’ with the little clocks. – Poppy

I have never bounced a basketball so fast before. I was getting better at it. – Ella

I liked going to the library on Monday. Sophie

I liked playing in our new ‘space station’. I liked looking at the space samples and there was meteors! – Rory

We liked playing a new counting game on the computers at morning starter. It was Topmarks blast off. –Zoa and Imogen

Friday 3rd November 2017

We all had lots of fun at our ‘Space’ craft morning. A huge thank you to the parent volunteers for their amazing ideas, resources, time and effort! We can’t wait to play in our cool space station next week…

Wednesday 4th October 2017

As part of our Safari topic we have been learning about predators and prey, as well as how some animals use camouflage to hide from predators. We did a science experiment where we had to pretend to be birds (predators) looking for prey (worms).

Here are our results:

Worms found in the first round…

Worms found in the second round…

Maybe someone from our class could explain these results to you at home!

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

We had a karate taster session today, check out our high kicks!

 

Friday 8th of September 2017

I won a certificate at my BOSS club. I did lots of races like hopping and running. – Adam

I liked making a superhero in art this week. – Ella

I liked making a bar chart this week. It showed how many people in our class like Pirates. – Toby

I liked learning French this week. We are starting to learn the colours. I can remember ‘bleu’ for blue. – Imogen

I learned how to do an animation in my BOSS club – Connor

I liked playing Boggle this week. I looked for real words and nonsense words. – Zoa

I enjoyed making a bar chart about what girls and boys in our class liked. – Poppy

I liked making the superhero city in art this week. – Rory

P2 2017-2018

Friday 27th April

P2 have LOVED STEM week. Can they remember what STEM stands for?

Aria: I love learning about our Farm topic.

Blair: I’ve loved this whole term so far, especially the choosing stations in class and the art work.

Cruz: I liked learning about oilseed rape. It is so yellow!

Oliver: I loved making the robot with Adam,  and making it move.

Ally: I liked making the pneumatic monster.

 

Friday 20th April

Welcome back!

Primary 2 have had an awesome first week back. We all loved our trip to the Hirsel Farm, on Tuesday. Thank you so much to all the parent helpers who came or offered to help. Here are some of the highlights:

Oliver: We learned that barley has a long beard.

Emma: Bean seeds are very big.

Leo: I made healthy pizzas.

Glen:  My favourite thing was the big bull, he was called Alexander.

If you, or anyone you know, has any skills relating to our new Farm to Fork IDEA, and would like to come in and share it with P2, please get in touch. This could be knowledge or skills relating to farms, fields, farm machinery, animals, farm produce etc or maybe you would like to come in and do some cooking or baking with us? We will be thinking about the journey our food makes from it’s source to arriving on our plate, and all the stages along the way.

CHALLENGE: Ask your child to name each of the crop seeds above. What can they tell you about the crops? Answers will be posted next week!

 

Friday 23rd February

Primary 2 have had a busy start to the new term. They would like to tell you some of the things we have done this week.

For Fitness Friday this week we went into the nice sunshine to use the trim trail. It was scary to cross the mountain. I thought I would fall in!- Weronika

We had a visitor in class. It was Aria’s baby sister, Adelie (and her mum). We learned about the things she needs. – Nathan

We had great fun making our fairy tale projects at home, and then sharing them with other classes in school. They all really enjoyed it. – Sophia W

We have been learning about 3D shapes. We could play a ‘hunt the 3D shape’ game at home- ask me how! – Blair 

In co-operative learning, we have been learning about friendship and to say nice things. – Emma

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Tuesday 20th February

Well done P2!! Your IDEA homework projects are fantastic. All so creative, all so unique. You must have worked so hard on them (parents too). We shared them in class today, and will be sharing them with some other classes in the school over the next few days.

Thank you all for the effort.

9th February 2018

This week we have been writing about wooden shoes. Ask me about my story!

My shoes were magic shoes! My shoes took me to another land and made me invisible. I found some bats and it made me lose a life!                                                                                           Oliver

In maths we have been doing adding. We have been using the hundred square.                                                                                     Freya

In phonics we have been playing games. Our sounds this week are ‘sk’ and ‘k’.                                                                                      Mason

In PE we were doing some gymnastics. We tried handstands! We were balancing on benches and doing forward rolls. It was lots of fun! Aria

We had visitors from The Netherlands in our class this week. They speak Dutch and they were teaching us some. We sang heads, shoulders , knees and toes in Dutch! We also drew a picture of ourselves.

We had a special assembly this week from the NSPCC. We learnt how to stay safe and what to do if we are worried about something. We also met their mascot, a speech bubble called Buddy.

We also watched the P5 assembly. It was all about the rainforest. We liked the Eggheads!

Please leave us a comment!

Have a lovely holiday week!

 

5.2.18

Hi

There will be no new homework for P2 this week. Please use the time to work on your fairy tale homework, that is due in on Tuesday 20th February.

Thanks

Mrs McMath

Anti-Bullying Workshops

Anti-Bullying Workshops

respectme, the Scottish National Anti-bullying Service has offered to deliver 2 additional Parent Workshops in East Lothian.

The content will cover:

  • Distinguishing between what bullying behaviour is and what it is not
  • Exploring the latest research in Scotland on online bullying and face to face bullying
  • Identifying what parents can do to deal with bullying behaviour
  • Understanding what to do if your child is bullying someone else
  • Exploring how to help to create environments where bullying cannot flourish

These will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017, 12.30-2.30pm at the Nungate&Haddington Community Centre and 6.30-8.30pm at Knox Academy in Haddington.  We can offer 40 places on each workshop so they will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested please e-mail anti-bullying@eastlothian.gov.uk stating what time you would like to attend.