Last Week of Term!
We have had a wonderful week beginning with the P5 Class Party on Monday! We danced The Military Two Step, The Canadian Barn Dance and the Virginia Reel. We played Pass the Parcel, Festive Corners and Musical Arms and Knees! Our Festive Feast was laid out in the P5 and P5/6 classrooms and we finished the party with a Dancing Competition to decide on the Disco King and Queen! Here are some photos of the afternoon.We also made some lovely Christmas Cards and a special craft item which I will not describe – as it may be someone’s gift!
MERRY CHRISTMAS from P5!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT CHALLENGE
The first 3 groups have presented their Christmas Craft Challenges and we are so impressed with the planning and work that has gone into it! There are advent calendars, felt tree decorations, a snowdog and a variety of other great ideas! Well done P5 pupils!
Our STAR PUPILS for November and December are Francine & Abi! Francine was voted by P5 for being caring, helpful, kind, loving, positive, supportive and hardworking and Abi was voted for striving and working conscientiously on all tasks, striving for high standards, being supportive and helpful to others and volunteering with a positive attitude in class! Well done girls – you deserve your STAR PUPIL AWARDS!
Christmas Craft Challenge, Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumpers!
We’ve had fun today wearing our Christmas Jumpers, enjoying a delicious Christmas Lunch and showing off our Christmas Craft! In the afternoon Broom House organised a Christmas Talent Show; Francine and Kirsty C represented our class with a medley of Christmas songs accompanied by Kirsty on the piano then everyone joined in the final song of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas!’
Just a wee reminder that you are invited to our classroom on Thursday 7th December as part of our school Open Afternoon from 2.00 to 2.45 p.m.
I look forward to meeting you all.
The class have been learning about Islam and the festival of Ramadan. Today, we received a visit from an Imam who told us all about his religion and answered our questions about Ramadan!
Bonfire Night Top Tips
This week we have written our Bonfire Night Top Tips in our writing lesson and the 3 people who did the best have compiled a list to share on our blog. Well done, Elle, Victoria and Ryan!
We are proud of the pictures we made with autumn leaves this week! Some pupils collaborated on a larger picture and others made individual pictures or bookmarks.
P5 Termly Overview
The P5 Termly Overview is attached for parents to have a better idea of the work and weekly routine of P5.
Highland Dancing Champion
Eilish returned from holiday with a haul of medals and the Clauchan Shield from the Nevis Highland Dancing Competition in Fort William this weekend! Very well done, Eilish! We are very impressed and proud of you!
We have had 3 birthdays during the October holidays and 2 more tomorrow! Everyone is getting older and wiser in P5! This week we will be writing about our holiday highlights in our personal diaries and we have had some interesting stories this morning about holiday adventures! We are looking forward to an exciting term with our Customs and Celebrations topic.
Well done Tommy and Elle for each receiving a STAR PUPIL AWARD at assembly on the last day of term. Tommy received his for excellent preparation and delivery of his Eiffel Tower presentation last week and Elle was awarded hers for superior organisational skills, a conscious effort to do her best in all tasks and for a super presentation on Braille! Congratulations to you both. We are very proud of you!
Ryan received a Leaving Certificate from Mrs Kellacher as he is moving house and going to a new school next term. We wish you well and we will miss you, Ryan!
Today we held a FRENCH DAY and had great fun dressing ‘French’, sampling French bread, cheeses, jam, grapes and treats! We also played Guess the Grapes in the Box, Pin the Moustache on the Frenchman, Quelle heure est-il M. Le Loup and other activities. We would like to thank TESCO for donating a £20 gift voucherfor Mrs M-H to buy the food samples! Here is some photogrtaphic evidence of our day!
Abi came to school with a heavy, impressive medal this morning and we celebrated her weekend success! She took part in a Kickboxing Points Competition in Elgin and after 3 fights she came 3rd in the 9-11 age group. Next weekend she travels to Forres for a Kickboxing contact competition. Congratulations, Abi, and good luck next weekend!
It’s good to be active and this weekend we had some children who ran a 5K race at Park Run, cycled with family or took part in dancing activities. Well done to those who were active – you are all an inspiration to others!
It’s Open Morning tomorrow from 11am until 11.45am. Come and admire our writing work and classroom displays!
We are having our FRENCH DAY on Friday, 6th October. Pupils may come dressed ‘French’ which means anything with a French connection – red, blue & white, striped, chic, etc. No snacks required as TESCO is donating some French food for us to sample!
All pupils have prepared and delivered a France or Food presentation this week and we have enjoyed some wonderful samples of food. Tarte Tartin from Ryan, homemade croissants from Kirsty M, homemade bread from Abi, chocolate brownies from Kirsty C, brioche from Max homemade cookies from Charlotte and Gummy Bears from Aidan! We have enjoyed wonderful powerpoints, lego models and great posters. here are some photographs of the presenters!
FRANCE & FOOD PRESENTATIONS
This week we are all delivering a presentation connected to our France & Food topic. Everyone was asked to prepare and present a 3 minute talk to the class followed by a question and answer session which is then assessed by the class on a matrix! So far we have had 12 brilliant presentations ranging from ‘Louis Braille‘ to ‘The History of Tarte Tartin‘. Here are Monday and Tuesday’s fabulous presenters.
Tomorrow we have a very special presentation and interview session with Dr Goudie from Raigmore Hospital! He is coming to talk about what can go wrong with our digestive systems, which we have been learning about in Science lessons!
Please remember we have our OPEN MORNING next Tuesday, 3rd October from 11am until 11.45am. All parents very welcome to visit our classroom.
We have had a wonderful drama from Hopscotch Theatre this morning performing ‘Rights of the Child‘ which was all about SHANARRI – Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included. Rowan was one of the volunteers selected to take part in the rights demonstration in New York!
Ryan is our first STAR PUPIL! He was awarded his certificate for making a determined effort to do his best in tasks, for supporting a new pupil and for doing so well with his writing and spelling! Well done, Ryan. We are very proud of you!
We are very proud of our Monet pictures! We made them by painting, crayon detailing and print pressing flowers. Here are a few photographs of the first few displayed in our corridor.
Term 1 Overview
At the end of week 2 we realise we have been so busy we have not had time to blog! Our Class Charter is on display and we have all signed the agreement to respect it, we have started our Monet Waterlilies artwork and we all know a bit about the geography of France!
The P5 Overview is attached for you to have a better understanding of what we will be doing this term. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school or write a not in your child’s homework diary.
WELCOME TO P5!
The sun is shining and we are smiling! It’s been a busy day in P5 catching up with old friends and meeting new ones! We are becoming familiar with our new classroom (Room 10) and have been working in teams of 4 to make team shields. We also shared our holiday highlights and Abi has been very successful winning 2 martial arts trophies!