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

Ardmay Information

Summer – Ardmay Parents Evening Presentation 2018

For any parents who could not attend the meeting on Wednesday afternoon or for those of you who would like to see it again, the presentation delivered is attached. If you have any further questions about the Ardmay residential please contact Mr Woodward or Mrs Weir.

Please remember that all forms need to be returned to school by Friday 8th March.

 

Primary 1 book bags

Just a wee reminder to have a daily peek in your child’s book bag when it comes home at the end of a day. Things to look out for are ORT word trees and word cards, letters about our upcoming trip and other events, P1s’ Scots Week poem and new sounds/tricky word flashcards that we have learned in our literacy lessons.

Please, also, give book bags a regular clear out and ensure that they only contain ORT/shared readers, sounds pockets and any correspondence that you wish class teachers to see, e.g notes about appointments etc.

Many thanks

Mrs Law, Mrs McConachie and Miss McLean

£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!