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.
Rosalind returned to Daviot today and Class 1 were so excited to resume their Kodály sessions.
As on previous occasions, we will have a four week block of sessions exploring rhyme, rhythm, beats and much more! What a fun way to start the term 🎶🎵😊
This afternoon Class 2 had the opportunity to finally share their finished comic books with Class 1. They used Book Creator to create their comics on their Chromebooks.
Class 1 had the important job of giving the pupils feedback on their stories. They had to think carefully about what they enjoyed and one thing that could make it even better.
It was a lovely afternoon of sharing and learning together. A great start to term 3. Well done everyone!
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow at 8.45. We hope everyone had an enjoyable break and look forward to hearing all about it.
All children will require- PE kit, filled water bottle and a pair of indoor shoes for classroom use (not slippers). Lunch money is required for the week ahead if you are having school dinners.
See you all at 8.45!
Class 1’s final week before the break included:
- Our carol service
- Winter and Christmas crafts
- Various literacy and numeracy games
- Our Winter Wonderland party
- Daviot Church visit
- Learning about Hogmanay
- Recap of our topic facts
- Show and tell
- Popcorn, movie and pyjama morning
… and lots more! We had a great end to our term and we can’t wait to see what next year will bring. Wishing all our families a wonderful holiday and we’ll see you in January. 😊
The school is now closed for the winter holidays. We hope everyone has a fantastic holiday and we look forward to hearing all about it when we return in 2 weeks.
We would also like to wish, those celebrating Christmas, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year .
School returns at 8.45am on Monday 6th January 2020!