World Book Day

To help us celebrate World Book Day, the children in the Early Stages are being encouraged to tell us about their favourite books. On Thursday 7th March the boys and girls in Primary 1 to 3 can, if they wish, bring in a copy of their favourite book or can draw a picture of/tell us about their favourite characters/events in a story/non-fiction book. We will, as always, have lots of books in our class libraries for the children to read also.

Many thanks for your support with this.

The Early Stages Staff

£1 Challenge Day

After 2 weeks of preparation, Primary 6 held their £1 challenge day sale on Thursday 22nd November.  Pupils from throughout the school excitedly visited our classrooms to take advantage of the great deals on offer – guessing the number of sweets in a jar, snapping up Christmas decorations, freshly made popcorn, tray-bake of all kinds, bracelets, recycled plastic key-rings,  and wonderfully vinegary chips amongst many more fantastic products.  The buzz all day as the students prepared their stalls, served their customers and counted their takings was fantastic.

 The range of ideas that were displayed was wonderful and resulted in the children making a fantastic profit of almost £190 on the day!  A huge thanks then to all our pupils for their endeavours and to all the adults that helped – in the kitchen; hosting craft-making sessions or by providing loans.  (Keep an eye out for the loans being repaid this week.)

5WD Coding using Scratch

The children have been learning how to create a game using the visual coding website Scratch. They worked in pairs to paint a maze background and create the code for their sprite (or character). Each team was able to tell their sprite to move a certain way depending on the arrow pressed, go back to the start if they touched an obstacle and change the background when the maze is complete.

The children have worked very hard on these games and a few examples can be seen and played here – why not give them a go!

African Drumming and Dance Experience

The Primary Fives have been learning African drumming and dance over the past few weeks which culminated in a fantastic workshop and performance to the whole school last Friday.

Every child who took part in the performance was able to take a drum solo and had the chance to do a dance solo if they chose. Both classes learned a lot and were amazing at showing their skills to the rest of the school. By the end of the performance the whole hall was dancing along! Well done to everybody!

 

Primary 1 sounds packs

The children in Primary 1 have been working so hard, learning all of their letter sounds in class and at home.  It is really helping their reading and word building!

Sounds we have learned to read and write to date are:

a b c d e f g h i l m n o p r s t u

If any of these sounds are missing from your sounds pack then please do let us know, via  your child’s reading record, and we can make sure you have a full set.

Thank you very much

Mrs Law, Mrs McConachie and Miss McLean