National Outdoor Classroom Day

As a whole school, we made the most of National Outdoor Classroom Day to do most of our learning. We were very lucky to have the opportunity to toast marshmallows over the fire pits and have a class story in the teepee. We learned about fire safety and how to be safe when toasting marshmallows over a flame.

A huge thank you to Miss Hutcheson and Miss Campbell for all of their organisation. They did lots of work to put the teepee up and set the fire.

 

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School Car Park

A note from the Head Teacher:

Unfortunately, I am required to make a plea again to all users of the car park to exercise caution and care when deciding where to park.

I have been aware that on an increasing number of occasions, users are parking either ON or BEYOND the zebra crossing near to the MUGA steps which has resulted in a couple of near misses with children having to avoid cars either driving in or reversing out of this area.

Whilst I appreciate that parking spaces are limited, I must stress that this area of the car park is absolutely NOT for parking within. The zebra crossing has been installed to ensure that children can cross safely without any fear of cars being around them and this must be the case at all times.

This area has now been coned off and we will be discussing this matter with both police and the council’s Safer Routes Team, as well as at the next Parent Council Meeting.

As you will appreciate, the safety of the children is the absolute priority at all times and this cannot be compromised.

Thanks in advance for your support in this matter.

Mr Quigley

Oompa Loompas

We were getting creative and messy today, creating lovely Oompa Loompas from our class novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. We used sponges to paint the faces orange and PVA glue and tissue paper to make their bright, green hair. We had lots of fun.

We were also treated to a lovely performance of ‘Riding Free’ from the cartoon Spirit Riding Free. The girls did a lovely job of singing the song. We have very talented people in P2/3!

Learning Journals

We have set new, individual learning targets and have focussed on literacy. Your child thought about areas of literacy that they would like to improve in and set their own target. This may be related to phonics, spelling, listening and talking, reading, writing or handwriting. These have been added to the online learning journals.

Mrs Tulloch

Gymnastics

We had lots of fun today in gym today learning new gymnastics skills. We are developing our balance and coordination skills and did this by balancing on a bench, holding the arabesque position and doing cartwheels on the mats. We also did headstands and practised jumping and landing using a spring board, bench and mat.

We really loved it when Mrs Mackay showed us her gymnastics skills – she did the splits!!

P2/3

Key Assessment Task

Your child will be bringing home a Key Assessment Task today in their book bag. Please have a read of this and discuss what your child has been learning in gym.

Could you please take a few minutes to write a comment in the ‘Parent Voice’ box and return it to school.

We have really been enjoying gym and played ‘chaos tig’ today, following a pupil’s suggestion. We really enjoyed it. We will get some pictures on the blog of our fun gym lessons soon.

P2/3

 

Class Show

We are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in the class show this year alongside the rest of the First Level classes. The dates for your diary will be confirmed in due course, however we are hoping to have it in December. There will be an evening and afternoon show.

The show this year will be ‘Lights, Camel, Action! It is the Nativity meets Strictly Come Dancing and has lots of fun and fast songs for us to learn.

I have sent home scripts for P3 children if they would like to audition for the acting parts. If your child is interested in auditioning, can you help them to learn all of the lines from the sample script (in their book bags). Auditions will be held at lunchtime on Tuesday and Wednesday.

We will all begin learning our songs and dance moves as the weeks go on. We are all very excited!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Tulloch

Outdoor Learning

Today we were making bug hotels! We were talking about what makes a good shelter and what we need to keep dry, cosy and protected from the wind! We definitely had plenty practise building a windproof shelter. We think we lost a few leaves to the wind!

Have a look at some of our shelters.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

We have been learning about the origin of chocolate from bean to bar. We created picture sequences of the production of chocolate. We had a lot of fun doing this and sharing our work with the rest of the class. It’s making us very peckish talking about chocolate so much!