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!
Alexis has been working really hard on learning how to tell the time in maths. She has also been amazing in our science lessons this week, sharing lots of information about her Dad’s job at the wind farm. We learned so much about electricity is made from the windmills.
Primary 1A have been learning about Scotland for topic this term. We had lots of fun making our own model Loch Ness Monsters out of clay. We had to make sure they were nice and dry before painting them this afternoon.
Primary 1A Star of the Week this week is Cameron Grant. Cameron has been working so hard since we have come back to school over Christmas. His listening skills have been amazing and he always gives super answers during our circle time discussions. Cameron has also challenged himself in his Maths this week and has been absolutely amazing in our telling the time lessons!
Well Done Cameron!
Primary 1 have all been working extra hard this week. Yesterday we listened to some poetry by Robert Burns and we wrote our very own invitations to a Burns Supper.
We also had a go at saying the Selkirk Grace that people like to say before they eat their haggis on Burns Night.
Some Folk hae meat that canna eat,
And some can eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
So let the Lord be Thanket!
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your haggis this evening!
We are delighted to share that Lochardil has received the most number of tokens in the recent round of the TESCO Community Awards Bags for Life Scheme. Our Wise About Waste application should now be more achievable and we look forward to using the money (£4,000) effectively.
Primary 1A have had a fantastic first week back at school!
I am so impressed with how hard they have all been working and how raring to go and full of beans they have all been since coming back to school on Monday.
I have loved having them all back in my classroom and it has been a joy to hear everything you have been getting up to over the Christmas break.
We have got a big and busy term ahead of us and we will be cramming lots of fun and exciting things in.
This we did a lot of talking about what we did in the holidays. We talked about Christmas day and we wrote thank you letters to Santa. We also talked about New Year and what that meant. To celebrate it being a new year we got very messy and made lovely new year fireworks using our hand prints!
We have also been making sure we still remember our phonics sounds from before the holidays so we played a game where we sorted lots of words into their initial sound group. I was so impressed with how well Primary 1 worked together to sound out each of the words. Very well done!
I hope you all have a lovely relaxed weekend and you do lots of things you love doing!
I will see you all bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday morning!
Primary 1A were so lucky today to have the Primary 7’s come and visit us to read their very own Christmas Stories. The Primary 7’s have been working so hard to write fantastic stories for today and the Primary 1’s absolutely loved them!
What a lovely way to round of the end of term!
Thanks again to all the Primary 7’s for your fabulous stories!