The P1 pupils were very grateful for the volunteers who gave up their time to take vehicles to the Transport Morning on Wednesday 10th October 2018. The pupils really appreciated the helpfulness of the Caledonian Canal personnel, who organised the Lord of the Glen ship to be going through the Caledonian Canal, Muirton Locks when they visited on Tuesday 2nd October. Here are copies of their Thank You letters. These will be delivered during the October holidays.
The Transport Morning on Wednesday 10th October was a big success, with most of the pupils really enjoying the opportunity to get inside vehicles that they might not readily have access to on a day to day basis. P.C. MacLean brought along a Police van and there was great excitement when pupils were experiencing the driving seat, passenger seat and the prisoner hold cell in the rear of the van.
How many pupils do you think you can get into a Vintage Hillman Minx estate car? The total we got in was 21 of the infants! The horn on the A40 Farina Vintage car was worn out with all the hooting and all the staff needed ear plugs – along with our neighbours!
The Motor Bike and the push bike were enjoyed by many of the pupils, with quite a few of the infants having a go on the push bike.
The infants also really enjoyed getting on to the bicycles and tricycles that they used to get to ride regularly in Nursery.
Many pupils asked the owners/drivers of the vehicles very relevant questions during the session so hopefully lots to talk about with parents or in class later.
It was a great morning of fun, new experiences and new learning opportunities and even the sun shone beautifully.
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Thank you to our parent helpers for coming in and sharing their skills with the nursery pupils. The kids thoroughly enjoyed this.
We have introduced ‘Star of the Week’ and they have their own little chair to sit on and they also get to take Susie the bear home. Our Star of the Week this week was chosen for being very kind, helpful and being a happy helper.
Click on the link below to see our weekly planning overview document for this week.
parents overview 8.10.18
On Friday afteroon P7 held a Bake Sale during our Playground Grand Opening.
Thank you to the pupils, families and staff who baked lots of lovely treats for our sale.
There was a great turnout and the P7 pupils were super at selling and providing customer servic.
The pupils raised an amazing £295. Thank you for purchasing our yummy treats and for your support.
After hearing about our bake sale and fundraising ideas we have received 2 very generous donations over the weekend taking our total to £350!!
What a super start to our residential trip fundraising. Thank you all and well done P7.
“We did well organising the sale in a short space of time.”
“I enjoyed helping sell.”
“It was a very successful event and we are very grateful as the money will help towards the cost of our residential trip.”
Keep an eye out for more events throughout the year 🙂
A very brief blog this week.
We spent this week finishing off our team stories, practising our story actions and composing a piece of clapping music to go with our story work. Next week we hope to add some percussion instruments to our performances as the finishing touch.
We filled up all our classroom walls with a selection of our work this term to make a bright and pleasant environment.
We all greatly enjoyed the open afternoon to showcase our new playground equipment and re-modelled garden, especially since the sun chose to shine.
Thank you to… and celebrations:
- A big thank you for all the lovely swimming pool designs. We have photocopied the colour ones and made a lovely wall display outside our classroom.
- Well done to Charley and Chloe who were our class Dojo points’ winners.
- Well done to Stephen who was our certificate winner for excellent listening skills
- Star homework awards, this week, went to Felix, Imaad, Layla and Angelika
- Times tables’ dojos went to Tyler N., Aidan, Charley, Aiden, Jan, Felix, James, Reece, Tyler S., Chloe, Jamie and Alex for doing well or improving on last week’s score.
- Well done to Kayla, Imaad, Aryan, Malak, Rudi and Steven who are all ready to move onto the next times table.
Reminders and up and coming news
No homework was issued this week as all the jotters have been collected in, so we take time to review what we have learned, enjoyed or would like to change.
P5 have continued their work on writing scary stories and we focused on the opening paragraph this week.
We spoke about “showing not telling”, and ways that we could make a reader aware that a character is scared, or a setting is scary, without actually using the word
scared or scary!
We were very impressed with the standard of writing – especially after we compared them to our “cold” writing!
What do you think of our work?