We have had a fantastic week in primary 1A. As part of our Scotland topic we have been learning about Scottish Castles. For our open morning we invited Mums, Dads, Granny’s and Grandad’s to come and help us make our own castles out of junk modelling. The Dad’s were especially enthusiastic about this! A big thank you to everyone who came along to make the open morning really super!
Struan and Charlotte also did brilliantly by being part of the winning group that entered the design a red nose day competition!
Nathan was our star of the week this week as he has been working so hard to improve in his writing. His letter formation is lovely as a result and he has been trying hard to spell words on his own!
This week Primary 1A star of the week is Angus Mackenzie! Angus always makes sure all of his friends have someone to play with and he is always looking after others. He has also been working very hard to achieve his next belt in Taekwondo!
Very well done Angus!
Just a wee reminder that next Wednesday morning is the Science open morning at 9:15am. We will be junk modelling so if you have any clean recycling please bring it to school on Monday.
On Monday afternoon we will also be visiting the book fair! We will be spending our time looking at all the different books but if your child would like to purchase a book please ensure they have money with them on the day.
Our theme for World Book Day this year in Primary 1A was to celebrate being unique and how our differences make us special!
We read Elmer the Elephant and we talked about why Elmer might have wanted to be like all the other elephants and how they showed him that it was okay to be different and how it made him special!
We wrote about things that we thought made us special and unique and then we made our very own Elmer the Patchwork Quilt Elephants! They look fab! I will post the finished products tomorrow morning when they are all finished!
Primary 1A had some super outfits on today and it was lovely to see everyone sharing their favourite books!
Today in Primary 1 we talked about Shrove Tuesday being the beginning of the Christian festival of Lent. We talked about what type of things we could give up for lent and to celebrate we tried some yummy pancakes! Our bellies were very full by the end of the day!
The Digital Dynamos pupil group would like to invite all parents/carers to their ‘Collaborating with Chromebooks’ Information Evening on Wednesday 27th March from 6-7pm in our school gym hall.
The Digital Dynamos will be presenting throughout the evening and everyone will get a chance to use, learn and play with our new Chromebooks and Chromebook tablets, as well as other mobile devices we have available at school. More details are intended to follow regarding this exciting family learning event!
Finn has worked really hard in all areas of learning this week. He has tried his best in every lesson and taken pride in his work! He was also wonderfully enthusiastic during our French lesson and he didn’t hesitate to share his knowledge with Granny when she picked him up from school!
Keep up the good work Finn!
Also a wee reminder that Science Learning Pathways went home today – Please make sure you return the completed pathway to school next week!
Have a lovely weekend – Hopefully the sun will stay shining.
It has become apparent in a number of classes across the school, that there has been a significant amount of discussion regarding the ‘Momo Challenge’. As a school, we are keen to promote digital safety and encourage our pupils to stay safe whilst online, at both school and home, by making responsible choices. This also encompasses our core values as a school and we therefore try to promote and encourage our pupils to share concerns and be responsible in their online usage.
Many parents/carers may already be fully aware from national media coverage that this is a challenge presented on certain social media outlets that many of our children use frequently.
We are always working hard to ensure online safety, and in light of current topics in the media we have attached some parent information as support below for you to peruse:
Primary 1A had a lovely time celebrating happiness day today! We spent the morning talking and writing about how our body’s feel when we are happy. In the afternoon the nursery came to visit us and we showed them all of our fun number games and activities we like to do in maths.
World Thinking Day is celebrated on the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout and Guide Movement. It is a day for all Guides and Scouts to think of each other and to celebrate being part of an international movement. World Thinking Day remains one of the most important dates in the guiding calendar, and every year the theme of the event encourages members to think about the big issues affecting them and their global community. This year the theme is leadership.
On February 22nd (tomorrow), we would like to encourage all children involved in Guide and Scout organisations, such as Rainbows, to wear their uniform to celebrate this special day.
In Primary 1A our star of the week is Emma! Emma was so caring and supportive of her friends during our UniCef flood simulation on Thursday. She was reassuring those around her and offering her help and encoruagement. It was absolutely wonderful to see and she helped put her classmates at ease.
Well done Emma for being such a caring and kind friend!
Have a lovely long weekend and I hope you all get up to lots things that make you smile! 🙂
See you on all bright eyed and bushy tailed on Thursday!
A big well done to Primary 1As star of the week for last week – Struan!
Struan has been working really hard in his maths where we have been learning about time. Struan confidence in being able to tell the time using a clock has been great and he is even able to identify the time when it is half past.
Some of primary 1s decided to come along to Mrs Armstrong’s lunch time craft club today. We had a lovely time making tooth fairy pouches to put under our pillows for the tooth fairy! As it turns out a few of us have wobbly teeth so hopefully we will be able to put the pouches to good use soon!
Primary 1A were learning all about Chinese New Year today. We noticed the similarities between Chinese New Year today and the new year we celebrated in January such as eating big meals with families and watching fireworks.
We talked about the Zodiac calendar and how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We read a story called Dragons in the City where we learned that families like to watch street festivals where people make big decorated dragons move around using long poles.
We had a go at making our own smaller versions of the dragons!