Primary 5 were trying different photographic techniques this afternoon in the glorious sunshine. Do you have a favourite?
Lines have been learned, costumes have been fitted, it is nearly time for this year’s performances of the Heritage Trail!
A wee reminder of performance date and times:
Tuesday 23rd May 11:10am
Tuesday 23rd May 1:40pm
Thursday 25th May 9:30am
Thursday 25th May 11:10am
The trail begins outside the Queensferry Museum on the High Street.
Fingers crossed for this lovely weather on the day!
The end of term is coming racing towards us and P7 are already elbow deep in rehearsals for our end of year show.
Attached is a copy of the proposed rehearsal timetable. We will be rehearsing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in school 2.15 to 3.15 as a whole year group, but we also have access to the school hall on Thursdays and Fridays after school. Using the hall allows the pupils to really understand the space they have to use, and the volume of voice they need to use!
I have tried to get this right, and need the children to check which rehearsals they are needed for and add these dates to your calendar at home. Any mistakes, omissions or conflicts please get in touch to see if they can be rectified.
It will be alright on the night.
It WILL be alright on the night…
“I learned that STEM gets your brain working hard so you can complete challenges.” – Cara.
“STEM is science, technology, engineering and maths. My group made an Olympic kite representing Greece.” -Grace.
“Our STEM skills helped us build our kites and understand the importance of having a good, strong structure.” – Abbie.
“I enjoyed the making and flying parts. I learned how to fly a kite.” – Frankie.
“I learned that building suspension is always a good thing, but to not put too much on otherwise it will weigh the kite down. I enjoyed flying the kite in the field and the suspension worked!” ‘Kyle.
“We learned how to catch the wind to make it fly.” – Freya.
“We learned proper teamwork is probably best because someone might be good at maths more than the others, and another person might be more observant of the structure of the Kite.” – Christopher.
As ever the term is snowballing and with every passing day we are finding more and more things to do!
Most exciting (for some?) is the decision and announcement that our P7 show this year will be Honk!, a fun and lighthearted take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. Find out more here – http://www.mtishows.com/honk-jr – and get ready to help learn those words and sing those songs!
High School Visits
We will hopefully get many high school transition opportunities over the coming months, and we were excited to receive an inviatation to the art department to do some printing, and perhaps sculpture work, to support our Japan topic. It’ll be good to have our first class look at the “big” school.
If at all possible try to download the free app Skoolbo (UK) which will allow the children to practise literacy and numeracy skills, including French, at their own individual levels. Now and again I will send targeted activities to those pupils who needs them, and this is simply another step to help our P7s be the best they can be as they enter high school. They all have accounts and passwords, and please email me for clarification if needed.
These appointments have been handed out and I look forward to meeting with you again (4th time??) to discuss your children’s progress.
In class just now we are using some computational thinking skills and numeracy to plan Escape Room type activities.
We are writing reports about the structure of the earth, and homework is only to be reading, note making and planning a project about natural disasters.
We have been looking again at JASS folders – some children are very independently filling these in while others seem less sorted with how to proceed, or vague about whether these folders are at home or not. Please take a moment to see if they need any support here, and let me know.
In PE we are playing handball, using brand new balls (!), to practise drills in throwing and carching, moving in to space and using strong high throws.
Today Primary 5 were treated to some musical apprecition from the 1960s by Mr Herbert. The children were impressed with the muscial knowledge and talent and so was Mr Herbert.