P3.4 2017-2018

Owl Visit

This afternoon we had a talk from Owl Magic who are based in Kilmarnock.  They brought six owls to the school for us all to see. Some of us were even lucky enough to get to hold them.

 

 

 

Karate with CEK 

On 3 October we had Chris from Chris Ewing Karate visit us in school to teach us some cool karate moves.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Chris and I know that already some children in our class loved it so much that they are now attending his classes out of school.


We had a fantastic day out at Dynamic Earth on Thursday 21 September.  The children were so well behaved and I was extremely proud of them.  They were a credit to the school!

Here are some photos of our day.  We hope you enjoy looking at them.

 

 

 

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

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.

 

 

 

Levenhall Consultation

The Consultation Report on the Proposed closure and re-designation of Levenhall Nursery School to Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School Nursery Class, is now available on the Consultation Hub.  Parents of pupils who may attend Levenhall/Pinkie within 2 years of this proposal are classed as “Statutory Consultees” and therefore need to be made aware of this report.  
The report can be accessed on this link, and appears towards the end of the page.  It is titled “Levenhall Nursery Consultation Report”.
 
 
East Lothian Council will consider this proposal at the meeting on 27 June.

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.