Class 1 have brought their homework folders home today. For some pupils, this also means a new TT Rockstars login and activity which will be noted in their diary. Once they have logged into their account, children should play the Garage section to practise their focus times table facts.
The aim is for children to rehearse little and often, as well as completely independently. Practise time will be regularly provided during the school week too. If there are any difficulties, please contact us.
As you may be aware, our current subscription for this blog is coming to an end at the end of this month. Therefore, the decision has been taken to relaunch the old blog set up in 2018.
Today, I have spent the morning transferring over all the recent pictures and posts for this academic year (Aug 2019 onward).
We will continue to post on both blogs UNTIL the subscriptions ends. Please make sure you subscribe to the new blog before this happens. Sorry to any of our older parents who have been getting emails all day whilst I have been transferring the data, but at least you know you are still subscribed!
Our new blog can be found at – https://daviotschool.wordpress.com/
At present the weather at Daviot Primary is clear and fine. We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the day. The weather forecast shows that the snow showers are supposed to clear around lunchtime/early afternoon.
If you feel the weather is getting worse or road conditions are deteriorating in your area please feel free to collect your child/ren from school at any point.
I have cancelled the P7 transition visit today due to road conditions this morning.
Today we found out that our topic this term will be ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’… all about our body! This afternoon, we got to work on the Padlet app and recorded some facts that we already know as well as questions that we’d like answered.
More information about this topic will be shared within the following weeks, but as always do get in touch if needed.
It was lovely to see lots of friendly, happy faces on Monday morning and I was so pleased to see that Class 1 came back to school enthusiastic and ready to go!
Throughout this first week, we’ve reminded ourselves of routines such as guided reading, spelling and phonics, basic facts practise and P.E. We’ve been revisiting some of our learning to see what we’ve retained, and started thinking ahead to what our next steps might be.
During our topic work, we’ve learnt about the festival of Hanukkah and made dreidels. Class 1 ended the week by adding these new festival facts to our ‘End of Topic’ Padlet. We were pleasantly surprised to see how much we’ve learnt from the start of last term to now, and were able to answer all the questions we set ourselves way back in October!
As well as familiar activities, we’ve had an introduction to some new ones. Some children have had their first go at Sumdog, a fun app which helps pupils improve a variety of numeracy and maths skills. Others have started using TTRockstars, an app to support fast recall of multiplication and division facts. Information about accessing these apps at home will follow soon, but if you have any pressing queries then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A highlight this week was our Kodaly time with Rosalind. We’re very happy to have her back this term and are keen to learn new songs and rhymes.
Class 1 will find out what their new topic is on Monday, but they’ve already been given a clue in the form of a word… I wonder what it could be?
Wishing everyone a good weekend 🙂
This week, to finish off our celebrations topic, Class 1 have been learning all about Hanukkah.
We’ve loved listening to the story of the Maccabees, making dreidels, performing the dreidel song and learning how to play the dreidel game.
Today we’ve brought our dreidels home, along with a set of instructions. We hope families enjoy learning how to play!
Class 2 started their fitness topic in PE today. To get an idea of what our fitness was like, we completed a circuit of 1 minuite stations. It was a lot of fun combined with a lot of sweat and puffing!
We then set ourselves some short (3-4weeks) targets and some long term (8-10weeks) targets. We are optimistic that our results will be better.