On Wednesday 7th September P1 will have their photos taken for the Evening News. Please would you make sure that they wear their jumpers / cardigans on this day so that we all look fabulously smart. You will receive another letter nearer the time that will give you details about how to order the special edition of the Evening News that will feature their picture.
Miss Hall, Mrs Sawers and Mr Bennett
Please take a look at the learning we will be doing this term. You will also receive a paper copy inside your childs’ bookbag. Please sit down and read this with your child. It is good to keep the copy on your fridge so you can refer to it throughout the term. This can help you think up some prompting questions so that when you are talking to your child about their day at school they (hopefully) won’t say ‘I can’t remember’ or ‘We did nothing.’
Here’s a copy in case your copy gets misplaced.
We have already had a fantastic start to the year. The children are all settling in very well and we are looking forward to learning our first sounds today. You will get your first ORT book with Biff, Chip and Kipper either today or tomorrow. Don’t worry we don’t expect your child to read them yet! There is a sheet with the story on, please read this to your child while they look at the pictures. Please encourage your child to turn the pages. There are also some ideas for questions for you to ask them. Find a comfy place to sit and enjoy!
In less than two weeks we’ll be finishing our year as P6C and becoming the all-conquering P7C! I am delighted to be taking the class on to the end of their primary school career and can’t wait to get stuck in to the adventures of P7!
A couple of reminders and things to look forward to…
Monday 20th sees a large assembly where our woodwind students will play for the whole school. I am very proud of all the children who have committed to instrumental tuition this session and how prepared they are to perform!
On Tuesday 21st we will have our world of work day. The children will enjoy talking to volunteers from a wide variety of careers from dietician to archaeologist! Tuesday afternoon is the “Meet the Teacher”… I’m not sure how much we really have to learn about each other!
We will be moving classroom on Wednesday 22nd, and Room 14 will be our venue next session. Miss Baird will be moving in to our current room, 12, after we have dealt with the contents of my cupboard…
Thursday 23rd is a day when I am in school but the children are not. I will spend a good part of this day setting up and preparing the new room for them.
Friday 24th is still propsed to be the Early Years Sports Day (!) and because the P7 pupils will be rehearsing at the Barony Theatre all day, the P6 children have been enlisted as helpers so sports clothes can be worn that day again.
On Monday 27th we will enjoy watching the P7’s dress rehearsal of The Little Mermaid.
We will visit church on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th, before our 12 noon finish on Thursday 30th June.
Have a great Summer Holiday and I look forward to getting a good start to P7 in August!
Finally, some of our Health Week pictures…
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!)
This morning P6 were discussing a story from the Keeping Myself Safe work called The Skate Park. In the scenario the boy’s phone is broken and he really needs to contact his parents. Later on his sister tells him “There are other ways to phone!” but doesn’t go into detail. So we found out more!
This website http://0800reverse.co.uk/ explains how to make a reverse charge phone call. It could be a very useful thing for children to know if they run out of credit on their phone, or it gets lost or damaged. The class discussed it this morning and we even listened to a call. It costs £6 to accept the call (!) but we agreed that as an emergency measure it would be worth it.
Please find time to discuss this with them and…help them to learn your phone number off by heart!