European Day of Languages in our Nursery and School!!!
On Thursday 27th Sep we are going to celebrate the wonderful diversity of cultures and languages in our nursery and school and encourage more people to learn a language by showing the benefits of additional languages.
Our children will be encouraged to present their languages and also to learn a few words in different languages. We will be looking at books, listening to songs and have a chance to invite some parents for a story time!
Children can dress in the colours of the flag of their chosen country or wear their national dresses.
The school photographer will be in tomorrow for individual photos.
Please help us spread the word.
Just to remind parents that School and Early Learning and Childcare Centre ( Nursery) are closed on Monday 17th September and Tuesday 18th September for In-service training.
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all again on Wednesday 🙂
This week everyone has been trying to work out who our Secret Garden Helper is.
Primary 1 have been writing letters to the Mystery Visitor who painted the garden furniture and repaired the bird table/house in the school garden. They all did a super job. Have a look out for their writing in school.
The Primary 1 pupils are settling really well in to their classroom. We have been working lots over the past couple of week on rules, routines, expectations and getting to know each other. This week we started learning on our number and phonics work. Many pupils are able to count forward to 20 and beyond. We are learning to form the numbers correctly, sequence them in the correct order and count on from a given number. We have also been doing a little work on counting backwards. The phonics we have introduced and are learning are: s, a, t, i and p. If you see these letters ask your child what the Sound is and what Jolly Phonics action goes with it. Many pupils are grasping the phonics quickly. Great work….keep it up!
We have two term Topics during this term: Mini beasts and Transport. At present we are working on Mini Beasts. It appears that the children are really enjoying it as they are getting to explore in our newly refurbished school garden. On Thursday we went to the Cameron Youth Centre garden to explore and investigate with the P1/2 pupils. We used magnifying glasses and found a wide variety of mini beasts, including: ladybirds, slugs, snails, flies, wasps, spiders, wood lice, moths and earwigs.
Super lining up P1……keep up the great work!
Welcome back! I hope you have enjoyed your summer break.
P6 have settled well and worked hard to follow the school rules.
The children had a very productive first week – we focused on team building and we spoke what welcoming and effective listening looks like and sounds like. This will help us to build stronger and more secure relationships.
We have started numeracy and literacy assessments to ensure that we know what the children need to learn in order to make progress.
Homework will start on Week 3, Tuesday 4th September.
Be assured that I will do my best to make this school year an enjoyable time for your child, but also a time filled with real learning. It will be a year of magical wonder and amazing growth.
P5 have had a productive first week back in school.
We agreed on our class expectations and learned about some of the skills that we need in order to thrive in school.
We spoke about what good listening and giving and receiving compliments should look like, sound like and feel like – then we tried to apply what we had discussed!
In order to decorate our literacy working wall we decided to create our own cards for adjectives.
Hopefully these will come in handy in our writing this year!
Next week we will be finishing number and spelling assessments to help ensure that we know what the children need to learn in order to make progress.
Homework will begin in week 3, on Tuesday 4th of September.