Primary 1 and 2 parents and carers – please look out for Nativity tickets in the children’s book bags or school bags this afternoon! (Wednesday 5th December)
Thank you very much.
The Early Stages staff
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.)
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!
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!
The Primary Fives had a great day out last week at a Food and Farming event hosted by the Royal Highland Educational Trust. The children were able to take part in activities put on by a range of businesses and community groups. The aim of the event was to help the children get a better idea of where food and other raw products come from, how they are processed and used, why they are important for our local area and country and even what happens to our waste.
The children were able to talk to farmers and business people, taste produce, have a go at weaving, carry out investigations, see real farm animals and sit in the driver’s seat of a tractor!
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
Primary 2PY have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to create the buildings we want and need in South Queensferry out of junk.
Today they put their junk models together to create the whole town. Primary 2 were very proud of their work and have taken it home for them to keep.
After all the trips last week, we had a quieter but still full week in P6.
After a very fast 6 weeks, we had our last lesson on the slopes and it was brilliant to see how far everyone had progressed as they practised stopping on demand and skiing from the green line, while the intermediate group skied from the very top with their instructor. While everyone is sad that our skiing is now finished, we all agreed it has been a brilliant experience – well done to all!!
While the skiers were having their last lesson, the group that stays with Mrs Herbert had an interesting morning attending the Harvest Assembly and then making and decorating biscuits, which looked fantastic!
In P6LY this week, we held elections for two positions: Pupil Council and Eco Council.
Well done and good luck in your new roles! And well done to those that also put themselves forward for the roles – it was a closely fought election.
This week we have also enjoyed practising using interesting and ambitious vocabulary when writing stories in literacy, making posters about how to ‘Take a Moment’ with Mrs Sawers and in our Ancient Egyptians topic we have started to learn about the Pyramids.