Primary 1A Star of the Week this week is Selena! Selena has been awarded star of the week because she has been working very hard on her confidence and skills when speaking aloud in front of others. Selena has grown to become a valued member of group work and she is confident when sharing her ideas with her friends!
Well done Selena!
Health and Wellbeing Learning pathways went home today. Please have a read and complete the home learning comment and return to school.
Just a wee reminder that school sports is a week today on Friday the 24th of May – commencing at 1:30pm.
Please make sure your child has suitable clothing with them – t shirt, shorts/leggings and trainers.
Any outstanding school trip money should be brought in by Monday at the latest.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd April) Ashie House group have organised an Easter Extravaganza!
All the classes will be taking part in an Easter egg hunt where we must count the number of hidden eggs in the playground. Primary 1A and primary 1B will be taking part in the egg hunt together before break time!
On Wednesday afternoon the Ashie house captains will announce the winner from each class.
As part of the Easter egg hunt children are encouraged to wear bright colours to school tomorrow!
Primary 1A star of the week this week is Charlotte. Charlotte has been working hard on using her sounds to help her spell words all by herself when we are doing writing. Her confidence in doing this is always increasing as she always tries her very best.
Keep up the super work Charlotte! Well done!
We also had a go at trying some Fair trade chocolate today. We talked about how it was important to look for the fair trade logo when we are shopping to make sure that people from other countries are paid a fair wage for the products they sell.
Thank you for helping us to design and construct our castles during the Open Morning last week. This week we have been covering them with paper mache to make them strong. We will then paint them and send them home very soon. We are proud of our engineering skills. P1A 🙂
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!
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!