Author Archives: Paula Maciver

Primary 1B- topic work

We  started our Inverness and Loch Ness topic by  finding out where Inverness is on a map of Scotland. We enjoyed looking at the atlas and then we looked at a large scale map of Inverness and managed to point out various Inverness landmarks including The Kessock Bridge, The River Ness, Loch Ness, The Caledonian Canal, Lochardil School and Raigmore Hospital

P1A – Charlie McCoo

Primary 1A had a super time this afternoon making our own version of Scottish artist Steven Brown’s painting of the highland cow – Charlie McCoo.

We loved the use of bright, rainbow colours used in all of Steven Brown’s artwork and we couldn’t wait to try out our own!

What an amazing job Primary 1! 🙂

Miss Munro

 

Pr 7 World of Work Helpers needed please

We have session 4 booked in for World of Work on Thursday 17th January. We leave at 11.45 am and return 2.45 pm. Currently we have no helpers. If you can spare the time or know of anyone who could help us then please let us know.

Pupils require a packed lunch on Thursday due to an earlier lunch break.

Thank you for your help.

 

P4

Our first week back at school was a very busy and exciting one. P4 have been extremely hard working and enthusiastic about their learning this term.

We are continuing to use class dojo which P4 are extremely motivated by. We have now made table groups and will be rewarded in groups for team work.

Our topic this term is Mary Queen of Scots. The children have shown a very high level of engagement with our lessons this week. We enjoyed discussing Mary’s early life and learning about other significant individuals from the past related to Mary.

In literacy, we have been looking at the layout of a letter. We wrote thank you letters to Santa for our gifts.

We also completed a movie comparison on Billionaire Boy. We identified lots of differences between the book and movie, including an important character missing from the movie!

 

In maths we revised the properties of 3D shapes and have been working hard at reading and writing the time on both analogue and digital clocks.

We are going to be doing problem solving weekly this term. Here is a peek at today’s task

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to another busy week again next week.

 

Miss Graham

P5/6 Week 1 of Term 3

We have had a great first week back. Behaviour , effort and listening have been fantastic this week! 

We have introduced a secret student jar. At the end of each day a name is picked from the jar. If that person has been responsible, respectful and hard working, all day, they get a small sweet or prize. 

This week we have been very busy! In maths we have been learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. It’s tricky but we are all getting the hang of it . We also completed our Key Assessment Task that will be issued with our Numeracy learning pathway. Mrs MacDonald was  VERY impressed at everyone’s effort, perseverance and concentration during the challenge. Everyone did great and should be super proud ! It was very challenging and we had to take our time because we had to read the scenario very carefully and pick our key information in order to answer the questions. 

In literacy we have been up levelling our sentences using Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation (VCOP). We have also been taking some time to practice our joined hand writing. 

Primary 6 were intriguing by their first session of Bible Alive .

Our new topic is China.  We have created our topic cover pages and learned some interesting facts . We also found out about China’s one child policy and how it recently changed. We identified lots of links to our rights and global goals during this learning including : Goal 5 Gender Equality and Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

At the start of the week, we set personal and class “word goals” for this term, linking with our right to be supported to live and grow and Global Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being . 

On Wednesday, next week we are excited to be getting tennis lessons , so we need to remember to bring our PE kit on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

As you can see we have had an action packed, busy week so I hope that you all have a fabulous chilled out weekend.

 

 

 

2D shapes – Primary 2

The children have been exploring 2D shapes in and around our school. They can identify, name and describe the features using appropriate vocabulary.   We went on a shape hunt in the playground but we couldn’t find any pentagons!  Can you find any of these shapes at home or on the way to school?

 

 

P5 News

We have been doing drawings on dotted paper to make 3D shapes.  Here are the shapes we were trying to use and here are some photos.

We have also been doing our writing which was a bit different because we had to lay it out like this.

We have also been doing a game called the racetrack game for maths .

How to play the racetrack game. The teacher will go on Dojos, she will press random and whoever it is will go up at the front.  The person will choose a times table to do.  The teacher will press go on a timer, they will go round the racetrack and the person will answer the questions as they go along.

We have started a new topic which is   

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