Counting in Autumn


When we got back to class we thought about other things we could count outside. Twigs, shells, sea glass, flowers, petals, branches and pegs were a few of our ideas. Maybe you could think of a few others while your out and about this weekend.

Nursery Diary

Friday 23rd – Friday 30th September

In Literacy, both classes will be continuing to look at non-fiction texts and media clips, using them to learn about Harvest. They will be encouraged to share what they have learned with others.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be focusing on representing numbers up to 5 with our fingers.
The North class will be beginning to look at shape in maths, naming 2D and 3D shapes and using them in play opportunities.
In the South class, we will be exploring measurement using scales, rules and metre sticks. We will link this to preparation of snack and harvest.

Our Health and Wellbeing focus across the nursery will be on learning where food comes from as we talk and learn about Harvest Time. On Friday, we will join the whole school Harvest Assembly and sing our Harvest song ‘Big Red Combine Harvester’.

Our Social Studies focus is using different types of evidence (media, books, discussion, small wordl play) to find out about the world around us.

* We are accepting donations for the North West Edinburgh Food Bank. Please leave these in the box at the front entrance. Thank you!
*Our MacMillan Coffee morning is on FRIDAY MORNING!

Life in P6T

Amela and Cara had a good giggle while discussing the highlights of the past few weeks. Read more to find out what made them laugh the most!

On Wednesday, we were playing rugby for gym. There were three games on at the same time on the field. We played in teams of five or three. It was fun, hard, breath-taking and our trainers got very grassy.

We used the laptops to research inventors. We did a lot and found some new things about their family, childhood, birthday and the day they died. We are going to use this to make a talk to the class.

On Tuesday Mr Clarkson came to talk about transport to school and we used maps to look at things that stops us from walking or cycling to school.

We did a science experiment using four pennies. We put one in vinegar, lemon juice, water and kept one dry. It turned out really cool, some of them were really shiny. There had been some chemical reactions.

On Friday, Amela had the greatest fall ever at skiing. Another girl tripped, did a front flip and fell on Amela! She was brave and is fine now.


Nursery Diary

Friday 16th – Thursday 22nd September

In Literacy, both classes will be looking at non-fiction texts and media clips, using them to learn about Harvest. They will be encouraged to share what they have learned with others.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be focusing on counting backwards, starting at different points.
The North class will be continuing to focus on pattern by encouraging the children to complete patterns or make their own, beginning to look at the shapes within patterns.
In the South class, the children have enjoyed exploring 2D and 3D shapes and will continue with this in the coming week.

We are delighted to see our new children now nicely settled in to nursery life. To support with rules and routines, we will be encouraging our older children to act as role models, demonstrating routines for snack, handwashing, changing to go outside etc.

*Remember: Monday is a school holiday
*You are invited to stay and play on THURSDAY for any hour of the day.

Nursery Diary

Friday 9th September – Thursday 15th September

Following on from our focus on role play and familiar stories, we will now be encouraging the children to create their own stories through discussion, drama, role play and writing experiences.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be continuing to explore counting forwards and backwards and recognising some numbers.
The North class will be extending their focus on pattern by encouraging the children to complete patterns or make their own.
In the South class, there has been a lot of sorting and matching of shapes, and we will now investigate the names of some 2D and 3D shapes through play.

As our new families continue to settle in, our Health and Wellbeing/RME focus will be on building positive relationships, knowing what is fair/unfair and enjoying being part of the nursery community.

*Can you help to remove our sandpit before the playground is resurfaced? Can you lend us a wheelbarrow? Please let us know!

Life in P6T

Molly and Marilena have been blogging about their highlights from the past few weeks in Primary 6T –

On Friday, we went skiing and we went down the green slope. We went there on the bus. Skiing was really fun but it wasn’t fun when we fell because it is a dry ski slope and a dry ski slope is spiky!

We started our reading topic and I did a character map on Mr Walker, he is a character from the story Down the Pan. Then we had Music and drama with Mrs Love, and we created a rhythm on the laptops.

Today we learned about Word Wizard in literacy circles and we read On the Money. Mrs Thomas read The desperate Journey to us and we learned more about good vocabulary.  Today we also did subtraction with money in maths. In French, we did Lotto (AKA Bingo) and we learnt about the months of the year.

Check back again soon to read more from our class bloggers!

Parent Council Meeting – Wednesday 14th September

The next Queensferry primary parent council meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th September at 6.30 – 8.00pm. The meeting agenda can be accessed at the following link: parent-council-agenda-september-2016

As a reminder all parents are welcome to attend parent council meetings. Parents from this years P1 intake would be especially welcome. Details of the aims of Queensferry primary parent council and links to previous meeting minutes can be found here: Parent Council AGM