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We had 5 little pets arrive in our classroom today – 5 little caterpillars that we are going to have lots of fun observing. We are hoping that they will grow and grow and change into butterflies in front of our very eyes!  We have named them Millie, Rosie, Blossom, George and Kipper. Exciting!

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Yes…the magic key(s) glowed and there WAS lots of magic in our classroom! Did the toys come to life once we had all gone home? Certainly looks like it! A bit like Toy Story perhaps?????

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Will there be magic in our classroom tonight? Mmm…..I wonder…

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Our topic work so far…..

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…making pompoms with Mrs Reid that we will then make into spiders….

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…..designing the wings of a dragonfly with felt pens and sticking them onto plastic spoons….

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…planting our seeds. I wonder how well they will grow?

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…and having fun in the Discovery Den.

We had a really fun afternoon with Jack and Benny from Generation Science. They were really funny and made us laugh a lot! They also told us lots of information  about the sun, the moon and the Earth. We found out why, when we get up in the morning, people on the other side of the world are going to bed. 

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What’s been happening in Primary 1B?

We enjoyed fitness stations in the gym hall with boys and girls from the nursery….

We  made symmetrical minibeasts and butterflies…..

We painted spring flowers and made some ladybirds…..

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We worked with a partner classifying living things……

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We visited the nursery to observe their tadpoles….

P1B Learning Overview Part 2!

Welcome back to term 4 and apologies to anyone who may have been searching for our termly plan.  Unfortunately it vanished!

Please click on the link below to access our term 4 plan.

overview t4 2016

 

Many thanks

Mrs M

 

Our easter egg hunt….

Thankyou easter bunny!

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Have a super holiday everyone and a well deserved break. Remember, don’t eat too many chocolate easter eggs!

 

The children and their special guests had lots of fun at their Fairtrade  picnic today. They enjoyed watching the story of Pablo, the Super Banana from Colombia, who explained all about Fairtrade. They also really, really, really enjoyed eating the Fairtrade chocolate!!!

 Fun in the sun at P.E today….

We will be visiting the Book Fair as a class, on Monday next week. If the children wish to purchase a book and have money with them, this will be their chance to do so. 

A reminder that Tuesday will be the day of our Fairtrade Picnic and the children are welcome to bring along a soft toy/teddy to join in the fun.

Finally, thankyou to all the parents and grandparents who came to visit our classroom yesterday. We hope you enjoyed seeing all our amazing topic work and had fun helping us create our scary monster masks!

Nessie, our work in progress, is now at the painting stage and the boys and girls are excited about showing her off at our open morning this week.  (Thursday, 11 a.m -12 noon)

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Reading activities with a partner…..

…and some amazing word building…

World Book Day fun

Wow- what a super fun day we had and some very amazing costumes!

This week…… 

I will be out of school on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The class will be covered on both days by Mrs Farquhar. Mrs Farquhar covered for me previously, before Christmas, so she knows the children and they know her. She also knows our routines so there should be no disruption to our daily activities/learning.

On Wednesday evening at 7p.m, the Parent council are holding a fundraiser bingo event.  It would be good to see lots of parents and children coming along to support our school and winning some prizes into the bargain. Could be an exciting evening…..

Thursday is World Book Day so the children can come to school dressed as a favourite book character. We will be taking part in lots of book-related activities so it should be a really fun day- I can’t wait!!

Some of our Nessie artwork.

Our Loch Ness cafe is finally opened! We have tourists flocking in to be served by our waiters and waitresses. Some of them have even been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the many monsters roaming around!! 

Work has started on our 3-D model Nessie. A work in progress….

 

We had really good fun today using Talking Tins to record our voices. We had to think of some  exciting describing words and phrases for the Loch Ness monster. We recorded these and then shared our recording with others. Technological whizzkids!!!

 

Some pictures from yesterday’s numeracy activities.

The cold weather certainly didn’t dampen our spirits at MacDonald Park today. We had a super time with Josie and Liam, the Aigas Outreach leaders.

We learned how to make flour and played a really fun game which taught us all about what plants need in order to grow.

Thankyou to Darcy’s mum and Hanna’s mum for being fabulous helpers-hope you both enjoyed the morning as much as we did!

Yum yum, it’s Pancake Day!

Sunset in Inverness

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Some photographs from last week’s tennis session with our coach, Mike. Some Wimbledon stars of the future perhaps??

 

 

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Look out for a letter in your child’s schoolbag on Tuesday regarding an outing to MacDonald Park with the Outreach workers from Aigas. This outing  will take place on Thursday, February 11th and a donation of £1 is requested to cover costs. Thankyou.

 

Our class will be having some tennis coaching instead of our usual gym on the following Tuesday mornings – February 2nd, 9th, and 23rd. Our coach will be Mrs. Burke. We are so looking forward to it. Exciting!  

 

Thankyou to all the parents (and children ) who visited last week for parent/teacher interviews. It was good to make contact and I very much appreciate your continued support this year. Please remember that if you have any worries/queries regarding your child, you can phone to arrange another appointment or catch me at the end of the day if a quick word will suffice. 

Mrs McArthur

 

A visit to Primary 1 from Meg, the librarian. We sat really well when she was telling us all about borrowing books from the library and we really enjoyed the story that she told us.

 

Sharing numeracy activities with boys and girls from the nursery.

We enjoyed showing them how smart we are…(though they are pretty smart themselves!!!!)

Term 3….

Happy New Year and welcome back to the wonderful world of Primary 1B! I am now back in class again full-time and Mrs. Reid continues to be our very valuable PSA. We are both very much looking forward to a busy and fun-filled term 3!

The following overview is to share what your child will be learning this term and to make you aware of some of the routines particular to our class. 

GYM will continue to be on a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday morning.

GAELIC will be with Miss MacArthur on alternate Tuesday mornings.

HOMEWORK will continue to be given on a Monday and Tuesday, to be returned the following day.

READING HOMEWORK will be – books on a Monday-Thursday and words on a Friday for all and ‘final day’ for groups. Any change to this will be intimated in the reading notebook.

LIBRARY BOOKS will be given home on a Friday, to be returned by the following Friday.

SHOW and TELL will continue to be on a Friday afternoon. Remember not to send in anything too valuable or precious!

FLOPPY FUN PACK and ZOE ZEBRA will continue to be given home to our ‘Stars of the Week’ on a Friday, to be returned the following Monday.

As well as Floppy Fun Pack and Zoe Zebra, we also celebrate success in our classroom by having a ‘table of the week’ and by receiving housepoints for any good deeds/super work etc.

At Lochardil we place importance on developing global citizens through Learning for Sustainability. We are currently using Rights Respecting Schools as a focus for driving forward our work and every month we have a Right of the Month. For this term they include;

JanuaryArticle 24; Health

FebruaryArticle 17; Safety of information

MarchArticle 28,29; Education

Below are the key learning experiences that the class will be working on through a variety of activities designed to encourage your child to learn new knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. I have shared the 3 core learning areas and also our class theme to provide you with a general picture of what is happening during term 3 within our class. By the end of this term, I would expect MOST children to have achieved the targets listed below, and for all children to have achieved and attained as best they can. 

LITERACY blend sounds to form new words confidently                                             and independently

                 – form all letters neatly and correctly

                 –  write common words with growing confidence and                                independence

                 – predict the outcome of a story

 – ask and answer questions

                 – listen to and follow instructions

NUMERACY – use a simple calendar to become familiar with the days                         of the week and months of the year

                     – read whole hours on a clock face

                     – add/subtract two numbers within 10 and beyond

HEALTH and WELLBEING – be able to talk about how they are feeling                                                and what makes them feel that way

                                             – be able to talk about their rights and the                                                  responsibilities they have within these rights

                                            – take part in fitness stations at P.E

                                           – be aware of how to be safe in various                                                         situations

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES – Our topic this term will be LOCH NESS  and NESSIE. By the end of term 3 MOST children…

…will have developed knowledge and understanding of our local area

…will be able to make predictions as part of scientific investigations

…will be able to use technology for learning

Any resources that you may have at home related to our topic would be most appreciated e.g.,books, posters, photos etc.

Mrs. Reid and I fully appreciate your continued support this year. Please remember to contact me  if you have any queries/concerns regarding your child. If it is a small matter, you can always catch me at the door at hometime or pop a note into your child’s reading notebook. If you want to discuss something in more detail however, then please phone the school office to make an appointment. Thankyou.

Mrs. McArthur

 

 

Well, primary 1 certainly know how to party! A super time was had by all, both at our party in the afternoon and at the ‘Out of the Box’ puppet show in the morning. A surprise visit from Santa really ‘topped off’ an absolutely fantastic day!

Last day tomorrow…..on behalf of Mrs Reid and myself I would like to thank all parents/carers for your support this term and look forward to working with your lovely children again in the New Year. Have a super, fun-filled holiday. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

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What a hectic, but wonderful 2 days we have had! I think you’ll agree that our ABC Nativity was a massive success- all the children sang their hearts out and were absolute superstar performers! I was so proud of them all and I’m sure you were too! I bet there were a few watery eyes in the audience at all shows!!!! Photographs were taken and are posted on the main school page.

We will now be busy preparing for our Christmas party! This takes place  on the afternoon of Monday, December 21st, following our ‘Out of the Box’ Christmas performance at the Culduthel Christian Centre in the morning. Please look out for a letter in your child’s schoolbag regarding party food donations. 

There will be no more  homework now until after the Christmas holidays. However, the children will still have their word lists  so they can continue to practise these at home.

Thankyou, Mrs McArthur

 

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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Happy Monday everyone!

Eventually getting around to posting on the blog- thankyou for your patience!

Some photographs from our visit from the policemen and their two dogs last week. The back of that police van looks a scary place to be!

…and some pictures from our number activities today. We have lots of super number whizz kids in our class!

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P1s enjoyed a visit from the ICT football players for Scottish Book Week. P1B were visited by Garry Warren (who is actually a teacher too) and Miles Storey.

They were lost for words, not at the visitors, but at the fact they actually got to keep the bag and everything in it!!! Chuffed P1s!