Nursery Diary

Friday 6th – Thursday 12th October

In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on talking and listening. We will be supporting the children to know when to talk and when to listen, as well as paying attention to volume of voice. We will be encouraging the children to share news, thoughts and ideas. We will explore the importance of using words to communicate during our play.

Our Maths focus will continue to be on recognising and exploring domino patterns through our play and nursery routines. Dot patterns are present at tooth brushing, on snack chairs, on toilet doors and throughout the nursery spaces. Can you ‘spot’ them?

In Health and Wellbeing, have decided to spend another week looking at health and hygiene. This is particularly important as we approach winter with all of the bugs that it tends to bring. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be brushing our teeth together in groups.

We have been exploring the weather by recording the weather each day and checking our rain gauge to see how much rain has been collected. We have been exploring seasonal change and will continue to do so this week.

Nursery Diary

Friday 29th September – Thursday 5th October

In Literacy we will be focusing on talking and listening. We will be supporting the children to know when to talk and when to listen, as well as paying attention to volume of voice. We will be encouraging the children to share news, thoughts and ideas. We will explore the importance of using words to communicate during our play.

Our Maths focus this week be on recognising and exploring domino patterns through our play and nursery routines. Recognising dot patterns is part of the SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) approach, and supports children in their early understanding of number.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be continuing to look at health and hygiene. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be brushing our teeth together in groups. If you do not wish your child to take part in tooth brushing, please let us know.

Our wider focus this week will be on weather. We will be discussing and recording the weather, looking at weather forecasts and linking this to the seasons.

 

Nursery Diary

Friday 22nd – Thursday 28th September

In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on vocabulary. Our Word of the Week is ‘clean’ and we will be using this word in all areas of the nursery. We are trying to establish good hygiene routines with the children. We will also be exploring specific words from the story book ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. The words we will be exploring are ‘silent’ and ‘brave’.

Our Maths focus this week will continue to be on exploring the concepts of size and amount through our play experiences. We will explore capacity and measurement, as well as linking this to numbers.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will continuing to look at health and hygiene. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be continuing our tooth brushing programme. If you do not wish your child to take part in tooth brushing, please let us know.

Our wider focus this week will be on Harvest, and we will be learning a harvest song to sing at the whole school assembly on Friday. We will be reading ‘The Little Red Hen’ and learning about the different evidence that can help us to learn about the world around us.
*Thank you for your logo competition entries. Mrs MacGregor is not in school this week but will be judging them on her return.

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

P2HM walk the Queensferry Crossing

P2HM picked out these pictures to share with you. They came up with the captions too.

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High five for the new Queensferry Crossing!

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This man looks after all the bridges in Scotland. He makes sure the bridges are safe.

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Here we are walking on the new bridge. We are glad that we got to walk the bridge.

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We walked on the hard shoulder. The hard shoulder is for cars that have broken down. Oops did you spot that we were walking the wrong way.

 

Here are a few more….

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Hello Primary 6 2017/18!

What a fantastic start to Primary 6 – pupils are already demonstrating that grown up and responsible attitude that is expected when you are ‘up the stairs!’

A reminder to check the website (and Twitter) for information about current learning, homework, and other exciting happenings.

This term, we are full steam ahead, learning and preparing for our P6 assembly EXTRAGAVANSA which is on Thursday 21st September. With skiing, and walking on the new Queensferry Crossing bridge, we are all very excited to take part in these special opportunities.

See below for our term 1 plan, which includes our Egyptian and Financial Education topics.

P6 Term 1

Thanks for your continued support,

Ms Love & Mrs Thomas