This week we enjoyed a workshop from SSPCA learning all about different animals that we may come across in the local environment. We learned some interesting facts, played some games and even got the chance to control a robot to simulate animal movements.
We also enjoyed another session with YMI, learning to play the ukulele.
What an amazing day on Thursday! We celebrated the Queens Platinum Julbilee in style. It was so much fun!
We started the day off by decorating our cakes for our picnic, we then decorated some amazing crowns, had our picnic lunch outside in the sun and enjoyed our parade. We also got to watch some of the Trooping of the Colours, learned about the Queen and her life and finally took part in a quiz with a mix of children from all classes. Thank you to everyone for coming to the procession the children really enjoyed seeing you all there. Some brilliant pictures from the day, as well as some brilliant Royal poses.
We started a our week by creating some instruments exploring different sounds using the Generation Science box we received. Each school received one free box of generation science equipment this year, we were lucky enough to get this for our class. We made a seagull squeaker and a shaker. This was great fun exploring how simple objects can make a range of sounds.
To celebrate the Queens Jubilee and decorate the school we made some Union Jack bunting. Last week the children also used pointillism to created portraits of the queen. Mrs Russell did a fabulous job of this with the children and Mrs Ivalo has been busy decorating the school with everyone’s creations. We have been looking at fairytales within writing. What do all good fairy tales have….. a dragon! Check out are amazing artistic dragons, created using paint and bubble wrap.
Sports day on Thursday was fantastic, it was amazing to see so many parents their to support the children. Mr G did an amazing job organising and running the event. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves throughout the day, taking part in the races in the morning and potted sports in the afternoon. Well done to all the children who demonstrated brilliant sportsmanship cheering each other on and trying their very best throughout. Congratulations to the winners of the races!
Finally I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to help at the big dig on Friday. It’s safe to say team P2/3 was out in force and out an absolute shift in, digging, building and pitching in where they could. It was amazing to see everyone working so hard to better out woodland space. Keep your eyes peeled for the next date.
This week had been walk to school week. On Tuesday we learned about being safe and unsafe when travelling and crossing the road. We talked about different types of crossings. Tuesday was also Shoesday, we wore our favourite shoes to school. Check out some of the awesome shoes and even better poses.
This week we started a block of music sessions with Mrs Rowan from YMI (youth music initiative). We sang a new hello song, learned the words to la cucaracha and started to learn how to hold and strum a ukulele. We look forward to our next session in a couple of weeks time.
This week we had 2 visits. Laura Cassidy came to speak to the class all about friends. We talked about people who are close to us like family, friends, acquaintances and people who are paid to be in our lives like teachers etc… it was a very interesting session and got us all thinking.
We also had a visit from Rachael from the Dogs Trust. We learned about dog safety. All children listened so well in the gym hall and learned some valuable lessons to keep us safe around dogs.
This week we also explored posing in to express different emotions through looking at a huge picture from Abbotsford. We also made a harp using a box and elastic bands. This again was based on our Abbotsford work. We learned that a harp has 9 pedals and 47 strings. Abbotsford has 2 harps in the house that belonged to Sir Walter Scott. All the children completed and brought home their amazing swords and shields. Check out our poses with them below.
This we we had a special performance in the hall for all classes from Shooglenifty. They played us some of their music and the children all had a dance. Our class were joined by P3/4 and P6/7 for the performance. It was lovely to see the older boys and girls dancing and interacting with the younger children.
We continued our work around Abbotsford this week learning more about knights and jousting. We labelled the features of a knights armour and made our own so words and shields.
We looked at some designs for our shields, drew them and painted them. Some of the children added pictures of animals to their shields. We still have some finishing touches and handles to add but I’m sure you’ll agree that these look fantastic.
This week we were learning about the clothes and fashion from when Sir Walter Scott was alive. We discussed the colours, accessories, dresses and knights. We created our own dolls that we can change their outfits.
We continued to work on place value in numeracy and we’re learning the ‘ea’ sound in literacy.
The children all worked amazingly this week completing their reading and spelling tests. They all did brilliantly.
This week we found out we are going to get some seed potatoes home to grow. These will be given out as soon as the soil (growing medium) arrives. Children can bring in a plastic bag to take the growing medium and potatoes home.
We have been working on extending our number knowledge this week working with bigger numbers and separating these into ones and tens. In reading and phonics we have been looking at the ‘ph’ and ‘ay’ sounds, throughout the week we had a spelling test and have been practising for a reading test next week.
Continuing to look at Abbotsford we look at Sir Walter Scott’s writing box this week. We then created our own mini boxes that could be used to keep little trinkets in. One of the children suggested keeping the toadstone we made in them.
It was our final week working with Mr Graham, using Indi. This has been brilliant fun. Videos and photos below show how much we have learned over the last few sessions.
Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all have a lovely time.
This week we have looked at the ‘wh’ sound in literacy. In reading we have been working on our comprehension skills and reading for information within a text. In numeracy we continued our work on money looking at finding change. We used number lines to count on or backwards to solve our problems.
Continuing our Learning about Abbotsford house we looked at a special silver dish that had been gifted to Sir Walter Scott named a Salver. This had been gifted to him by John Ballantyne a bookseller who Sir Walter was friends with. On this salver Walter Scott’s coat of arms had been engraved. We created our own coats of arms to represent who we are. We tried to include some of our favourite things and colours within them.
The class have really enjoyed reading "Quel Temps Fait - Il, Berthe?" to practise describing the weather in French. The class can do actions to show each weather phrase and sound effects and might even be able to join in with the story-teller.