On Friday we’re having a Dress Down Day with a difference as we’re all being encouraged to come to school wearing YELLOW in support of the Highland Hospice. If your child is able to wear yellow and bring a donation for this cause, that would be wonderful!
The date of the Spring Spruce Up has changed to Saturday May 12th, hopefully lots of you can make it on this day to help in the school grounds!
The P1s are really keen to finish off the mud-kitchen before this date so if you’re free during the school day and able to help us, let me know!
What a brilliant morning we had in the woods! Needless to say we had lots of FUN but there was also lots of LEARNING going on too… I wonder if your child can tell you what we were doing in the woods today?
Just a reminder that for the next few Monday mornings we’re venturing along to Achnagairn woods to take our maths learning outdoors. We’ll be going in all weathers so do check the forecast and make sure your child comes to school wearing appropriate clothing and footwear! We’ll have our playtime in the woods too so everyone needs a water bottle and a snack. We also have PE on a Monday afternoon so your little ones should be well and truly tired out by the end of the day!
We’re looking for some bits and pieces to add to our ‘kitchen’ so welcome donations of: pots, pans, spoons (of varying sizes), ladles, plates, hooks, hanging baskets/tubs… anything really that would enhance this learning space for your little ones! Thanks in advance for anything you can send in!
Today we met our new P7 buddies and we had a great time! We taught our buddies all the sounds the letters make, read to them (and they read to us) and then worked outside in the sunshine practising our P1 Spelling Words. We can’t wait to see them again next week!
In Numbertime today we had some measuring challenges! We worked together to find natural objects that we could measure and figured out which was the longest and which was the shortest. We also had a tiny bowl that we had to try and fill with as many teeny weeny objects as we could. We practised estimating how many objects were in the bowl and then counted them. Sam was our winner as he managed to get over 50 things from our outdoor classroom into his tiny bowl!
This afternoon we had a real treat as Dan, our visiting storyteller, came to see us in P1. He told us the story of the first ever giants who lived in Norway and of the ferocious giant Thrimm who ended up in Kirkhill! We had such fun helping Dan tell the story and worked together to create our very own giant called Max Tom Robbie The Giant. Ask your child to tell you the story of Thrimm and leave a comment telling me what they thought of our storytelling afternoon!
This morning we discovered a beanstalk in our classroom and someone VERY big climbing down it… we used our amazing imaginations to figure out who this giant might be. Some of our giants were kind, some terrifying and some misunderstood!
We figured out what we might be learning about and read one version of Jack and the Beanstalk. If you have any alternative versions of this traditional tale or books about giants, we’d love to read them in class (remember to pop your child’s name on anything you send in).
Our new topic is Once upon a time… and through stories we’ll be off on many adventures into the world of make-believe… I wonder who we’ll meet in our final term of P1?
Well that’s Term Three done and dusted; hasn’t it gone quickly?! Your children are coming home with PE kits to be washed, indoor shoes to check they still fit and their sight words to work on if you have any free time! We have PE on the Monday we get back to school so do remember to send their indoor shoes, shorts and t-shirt back to school with them on April 16th.
Have an amazing holiday with your little ones, they’ve worked hard this term so do deserve their wee break! See you all in a couple of weeks refreshed and ready for the final term of P1!