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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This bridge is so amazing!IMG_0855.JPG

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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Welcome to Primary 2!

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I hope you all had a lovely summer. P2 have settled in so quickly that the holidays feel like a lifetime ago and I can’t believe it has been a whole year since they were starting as P1s.

 

We are all very impressed with how smart all the children are, that they remember their school routines and are all ready for a whole new year of learning.

The weather is very changeable at the moment so please remember to pack a raincoat in your child’s bag if they aren’t wearing one to school at the moment.

Here our plan for our first term.

P2 Term 1

Take a look at what we will be learning!

I Bike

2017
Queensferry Primary School runs I Bike events and we have an active I Bike Crew. The I Bike crew are a group of Primary 5 children who are enthusiastic about riding bikes and bike safety in and around school. These children are:

Emma Garmany                        Rihanna Connell
Charlotte Grant                        Niamh Gorman
Rory Davidson                          Meggie Clark
Ruby Hood                                 Abigail Whyte

Each week this crew count how many bikes and scooters come to school. The also help to organise events in school that encourage even more children to cycle or scoot to school.

At the minute we have the Golden Padlock competition. This involves a bike that is regularly brought into school, being chosen each week. A Golden Padlock is attached to the bike by the I Bike crew and the owner comes to Primary 5 to select a prize of their choice. As the year goes on we will hold a variety of events to encourage healthy journeys to school.
For upcoming events please watch below:

Friday 24th March – Our Big Pedal competition has been running for a week now and already we have a number of children who have brought their bikes for four days and have their golden tickets for prize draw. The school target was to get 15% of children bringing a bike or scooter to school. This week we have achieved 16%, so well done to all those children who have taken part.

Monday 20th March – The I Bike crew are launching a new competition called ‘The Big Pedal’ which will run from Monday 20th March until the end of term. Children are being encouraged to bring their bikes to school and they can win a variety of prizes including a scooter, a helmet and lots of other smaller prizes. Over the two weeks, if children bring in their bikes for 4 of the 10 days they will be entered into a prize draw. Also each day there are over 50 bikes and scooters together the school bike will move around the world map. We are hoping to move all around the world. Our school may also win prizes just for taking part in this national competition. Thank you.

For more information please see this link http://bigpedal.org.uk/

Wednesday 15th March – Primary 6L are taking part in their Bikeability lessons.

Wednesday 15th March – Primary 5 are taking part in a Dr Bike initiative to ensure bike safety and teach simple maintenance.

Wednesday 8th March – Primary 6L are taking part in their Bikeability lessons.

What is I Bike?
Sustrans’ I Bike project works with schools in Scotland to promote cycling, scooting and walking to school. It is an excellent way to incorporate physical activity into children’s daily routines. The benefits of physical activity include increased alertness in class, improved health and reduced risk of obesity. I Bike aims to increase the number of children travelling actively to school, particularly by bike.

They work with each of their schools to develop a structured programme of cycling related activities including route planning, led rides, themed Bike To School events, bike maintenance sessions, bike clubs and themed assemblies.
Active travel also includes walking and scooting and is great for all ages. It can incorporate healthy exercise into the daily routine, can improve children’s concentration at school and increases independence for older pupils, as well as being a more sustainable way to get around.

Through running a series of fun and inclusive activities, I Bike aims to keep pupils cycling when they move on from Secondary School and to increase the numbers of pupils who want to cycle to school.
For more information about I Bike: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/schools-and-universities/i-bike

Maths Games for the computer!

Games to support maths

 Here are some games we like to use in school to support learning in maths.  We hope your child can have fun playing them at home too J

General number bond games for differing abilities:

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

This game provides quick fire questions on number bonds and covers doubling, halving, multiplication and division too.  It is a timed activity so the children often enjoy trying to beat the clock! (Tablet friendly)

*The following games are not tablet friendly so a laptop or computer would be required*

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberbond.html

This game allows you to work on number bonds to 5, 10 or 100.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=loopcardsv6

A super interactive game which allows you to work on your number bonds to 10, 20 or 100 (just click the pairs activity for your desired level!).  If looking for doubling, halving, multiplication or division activities, this fits the bill too.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=CalcBalancev5

Can you make the sums balance?  Choose from addition bonds within 10 or addition bonds within 20.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/addition

A fun game where children can repair the slide by choosing 2 pieces which total 20.  This game progresses on to dealing with number bonds to 100.

 

Games which will specifically help develop number bonds to 10:

 

http://www.ictgames.com/save_the_whale_v4.html

Save the whale by finding the pipe showing the correct number bond.

 

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Alien-Pairs-to-10-733

Find a pair of aliens which would total 10 then watch the flying saucer soar away!

 

Games which will specifically help develop number bonds to 20:

http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum20.html

Complete the sum which totals 20 each time then watch the Egyptian mummy have a boogie!

 

http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum.html is another version of the above game and gives simple 1 digit add 1 digit sums where the answer totals no more than 20.

 

 

 

 

Primary 2 Enjoy-a-ball

On Tuesday 31st January P2H and P2L will be having a visit from Paul Pizza of Enjoy-a-ball!  During their PE lesson the children will receive a taster session showing them what the after school club has to offer.  After practising some ball skills with the children, in a fun and exciting way, Paul will provide each with a leaflet telling them how they can join one of the Enjoy-a-ball clubs in South Queensferry should they wish to. You can look out for the leaflets in bookbags next week!

Mrs Law and Miss Hendry