Monthly Archives: April 2018

P4 Achievements and News for Week 2 (23rd-27th April)

Tea-party

Well done to Maja who won the certificate for effective contributor. Maja has a lovely clear and expressive speaking voice when reading aloud.

Class Assembly on Fair Trade

Well done to Nathan, Richard V. and Ryan who challenged themselves to learn their speaking parts off by heart and inspired others to have a go at doing the same.

Baillie Cup – successful runners chosen

Well done to Lewis, Malik, Grace and Abi for being chosen to run the 600m.                                                     Well done to Richard V., Alastair, Isla, Laura and Maja for being chosen to run in the 150m sprint. Well done Nathan and Natalia for being chosen to run in the 80m sprint.

(Please note this does not commit you to going to training or running on the 9th June at The Baillie Cup)

NEWS

Swimming-we had a successful first trip to the swimming pool. Everyone was assessed and put into one of three groups. A big thank you to the parents who came with us. We had four adult helpers last week but there may only be two for this week, so if anyone else could come along it would be greatly appreciated (Friday 10:50-12:45). The most challenging time is at 12 o’clock when all the children are coming out the pool and going to get changed. It is very difficult to keep track of 32 children and also deal with any issues. If there are even any parents who have a little bit of time between 12 and 12:20 (who could arrive at the pool for this slot of time) then extra pairs of hands at this time would be particularly welcome.

POLISH HERITAGE DAY

The school is arranging a Polish Day on Monday 14th May (9:30-12). If there are any parents who could spare some time and come in to school and share something Polish with the children, could you get in touch please?

HOMEWORK

I’ve had a few queries regarding homework. The children have to do a personal project on both animals and plants. This means making a wee book or fact cards or PowerPoint presentation to share with others. It should have a title page or front cover, pages or slides should be numbered and there should be a list at the back with the names of websites or books you used to find information.

Try to do a page or a couple of slides per week but they don’t need to come into class until the project is finished. Weekly spelling and times tables will be given out as usual and tested in class once a week.

 

P2

P2 have had a super busy week of learning.

We have begun our High 5s Programme and the childen have been thinking about the variety of fruit and vegetables and worked cooperatively to create fruit and vegetable ‘rainbows’. They thought of so many different types and their rainbows have brightened up our classroom. Next week we are going to have a tasting session with the dinner lady to try some different fruits and vegetables.

For writing this week we created targets for keeping healthy. We tried to think of one for fitness, food and hygiene. Lots of children said they would like to go for more walks and spend time outside so we hope to plan a walk and trip to Whin Park later on in the term.

We have begun to look at time. The children have all grasped o’clock and we are now working on half past, quarter past and quarter to. The children really enjoyed making clocks using playdough to show different times.

Our Star Pupils who joined Tea Party this week are Daniel and Logan. Well done!

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.

P1

We have been learning about “Fair” and “Unfair” and how we need to think about our actions and how it can affect other people. We think it is unfair if people start talking when someone is talking to you. We think it is fair if we all share things fairly, like toys, fruit and pencils.

 

We have also been learning about nouns and adjectives. Here are some nouns that we came up with: table, tee pee, T.V. and whiteboard. We know that these are things that we can see, take pictures of or touch. Here are some adjectives that we thought of: hard, white, blue, pink, yellow, black and long. Some of us know that these are words that describe nouns.  

We also started to prepare for what we are going to say at our P1 Health and Wellbeing Assembly on Monday 21st May.

 

Star Pupil of the Week: Well done to Julian!

Star Writer: Michal, Wessal, Hamish M., Eliza, Lois and Julian

 

P2 Term Information

Primary 2 have been working hard since comeing back after the Easter Holidays. Please click on the link below to find out what we will be learning this term.

Thank you,

Termly T4

 

P4 Homework for Term 4

The children have a note in their homework jotters about making a personal project on plants and animals. The expectation is that they will make a wee book or fact file about plants and animals. Alternatively they may wish to make a Powerpoint presentation or type their book on computer. The school can provide a lined jotter and/or blank paper for this or you may wish to provide your own stationery. The fact file should have a front cover and pages/slides should be numbered. A list at the back should say where you found your facts (references). The children have free choice which plants and animals they find out about e.g. pets, dinosaurs, mythical beasts, house plants, tropical plants, your garden, but the project must contain facts about both.

Try to work on a page or slide a week and include some pictures. When the project is finished, practise reading it so that your child can talk about it and share their work in front of a group of children.

The project is due in on Monday 11th June. In the intervening weeks, starting next week, the children will still have a weekly spelling list and a times table to practise and be tested on in class.

 

Cricket Assembly

This morning Neil Cameron came from Cricket Scotland to share information about All Stars Cricket Programme. The children really enjoyed the assembly finding out about cricket. Some of the staff were asked to take part in some challenges too. What a great way to start the week!

The All Stars programme is for 5-8 year olds and starts 15th May. You can visit the website at https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars to find out more.

Our P6 class are going to be given cricket taster sessions this term from the All Stars Cricket Community Coach.