P6 Assembly Extravaganza!

The P6 Egyptian Assembly EXTRAVAGANZA! 

Performing on Thursday 21st September

The papyrus is rustling and the pyramids are getting built, preparation for the Primary 6 assembly has officially begun!

Pupils have been super busy learning about all different aspects of Ancient Egyptian life, including Egyptian clothing.  We would like each pupil to apply what they have learned and be dressed in an Ancient Egyptian style outfit for the assembly itself. Bed sheets and pillow cases will come in handy, as every pupil has already made beautiful jewellery to accessorize with!

Please bring your Egyptian outfit into school on Tuesday 18th September, for our dress rehearsal.

We can’t wait to see you all looking fabulous!

Mrs Thomas & Ms Love

Class News

Delighted to report on our finalists for the Burns’ Verse Speaking who did an amazing recital each. Rory Payne represented our class in the final and his delivery was very epressive.  Each child in the class did an excellent job in learning their chosen poem and they were proud of their personal achievement.

It is our P4M assembly on Friday at 9:10 to which you are all warmly invited.

P7 Catch Up

It’s been a while since our last post, but we’ve not been lazing around in that time!

The October week was much needed after Benmore, and washing machines were put to the test getting rid of a week’s worth of mud and grime.  And that was just the teachers… Since then the children have been putting the finishing touches to their important Benmore booklets which will serve as evidence towards the Adventure section of the JASS work.

We enjoyed a second world war “rationing” day. The children got to Make Do and Mend (sewing buttons and patches onto old clothes) before showing off their skills in a fashion show, and tried regrowing vegetables such as leeks and spring onions as a way to make food go further.  The final activity was making carrot cookies with Mrs Thomson, proving that everything can go into a cake as long as you add enough sugar to it.

The NSPCC came to visit us, speaking about staying safe and reminding us of the Childline phone number, 0800 1111.

children making poppiesWe then got down to work on our Remembrance Assembly.  Our visit to the poppy factory was a fantastic way to start this work, talking to the ex-servicemen and listenng to the wonderfully presented stories from the trenches.  Following that we visited the cemetery with Mr Cameron who helped us understand the purpose and significance of the graves and the people who were buried there. Boy dressed as a soldier

Our assembly on Friday 11th was very well attended, thank you everybody, and covered so many aspects of our topic work in presentations packed with examples of the children’s hard work.

Coming up in the next few weeks will be learning debating skills with pupils from Queensferry High School, taking part in Bible Alive with our SU teachers and then, unbelievably, it will be time for ceilidhs and decorations!

P1 Assembly Tomorrow!

 

Primary 1 have been busy preparing for their first school assembly.They are very excited to share their learning with the special adults in their lives! We hope you will be able to make it, don’t forget your cameras!After you drop off your children, please come into school through the main entrance doors and find a seat in the hall. (I’ve heard some people are queuing already!)clip_art_for_website.jpg

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Primary 4 – Birds and homework task!

 

The year has flown by and we are already in our final term of primary four. Last term was very busy and successful and we would like to thank all parents for their support with our Viking museum. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning with you.

This term our focus will be on Birds. We will be learning about different types of birds and hopefully going in to the local community to go bird watching.We would be grateful if you could ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing for this. As part of the topic the children will design and make a bird box and give a short presentation to the class.Homework task

Please note our class assemblies this term will be on the following dates:

P4McC 22/4/16

P4W/B 13/5/16

 

 

 

P6C Update 28th Jan

It’s all go in Room 12 just now!

We are planning, writing and rehearsing our assembly for next Friday, 5th February.  Its theme will be Traditions, inspired by our work this week on Robert Burns and Scots language and by the visit from singer Iona Fyfe (https://ionafyfemusic.wordpress.com/) last week.

School, religion, sport, special days, Scotland and the evolution of traditions will get the P6C treatment in a variety of talks, movie clips and a trip into the Dragon’s Den!golden-pharaoh-9171023

We are also working hard to develop note-taking and report writing skills.  Every week we get together with a pile of books about Ancient Egypt and practise using the index or contents page to find specific information before writing brief notes from at least 3 sources.  We are even keeping track of our references! That way, when we then write up what we found we KNOW it’s our own work, a brand new piece of writing.  These skills will be needed after the February break when the children will be asked to research and present information about a European country in the ever popular personal research project… more on that to follow.

The children have now been matched with their P1 Paired Readers, and once each week will meet for a short time to read together, or perhaps do some writing or topic work together.  The P6 child gets to experience a new kind of responsibility, caring for and supporting a younger child from out with their family.  The P1 gets an older role model and big “buddy” to look up to in and around the school.

In maths it’s time to investigate the links between fractions, percentages and decimals and the children have been ORDERED to finally learn their tables to allow them to quickly perform these calculations! They have been given beautiful new laminated multiplication squares to take home and eat; anything so long as their knowledge of times tables goes in!