Feeding the birds in Primary 1

Primary 1 have been so interested in feeding the birds during Winter. Eva made a fab bird feeder out of paper a few weeks ago at the junk modelling table and the children all wanted to make their own ones.

We have put all those yoghurt pots to good use! Today we made bird cakes, made some beautiful birds from clay, painted Winter trees and listened to some stories.

After lunch, we went out to the playground to hang our bird feeders in the trees and then we watched in case any birds came down for a snack – we didn’t see any! We are going to go out for a birdwatch before playtime tomorrow.

In the afternoon, we did some fabulous writing about our bird -cakes and we really impressed Mrs Roxburgh who came for a visit from nursery.

Tea with SLT 6th February

This afternoon we were delighted to meet with some of our pupils for Tea with SLT. The children shared their excellent work with us and it great to reflect on the learning which is taking place throughout the school.

Lucas in P1 has been practising his blending and reading so well and Mhairi in P2A has produced an excellent piece of artwork all about the seasons. Eftelya and Fajar have made excellent effort with their writing.

Sophie in Primary 3 has been so kind, patient and sensible in class, Rory has used logical thinking in problem solving and was able to clearly describe his strategies and Jack wrote a fantastic story using sentences and a variety of openers.

John in Primary 4B has stayed focused and worked very hard in maths, Rebecca has worked very hard to learn subtraction in class.

Adrian in Primary 5 arrived for Tea with SLT because he always works hard in class and shows bravery and initiative. Charlotte always shows kindness and care towards her classmates. Ahmad has produced excellent language work in literacy this past week.

In P6 Vi has demonstrated enthusiasm when tackling problems in maths. He showed excellent perseverance and also supported others well. Also from Primary 6, Liam has included excellent creative ideas when writing his poem all about Nessie.

Well done to everyone who visited us this week for Tea with SLT, we are proud of all your learning achievements and the way you show kindness and care for others around you. Well done!

Polar Food Chains

We had a very productive afternoon in Primary 1 learning about Arctic Food chains. All the children were really engaged – we watched some nature videos, played with the Arctic small world scene and drew our own food chain diagrams.

We learned some new vocabulary plankton, zooplankton, predator and orca. 

The children have asked if we can learn more about whales – watch this space! What super scientists Primary 1.

‘The polar bear is a top predator!’ Albie

‘The sun gives the plants energy.’ Mia-Rose

‘Does the blue whale have teeth?’ Hugh

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Noah’s Ark!

Primary 1 have had a wonderful time learning about Noah’s Ark – we drew beautiful detailed pictures in our jotters of the Ark, Noah and all the animals.

We also made our own ark with the wooden blocks, retold the story with the small world ark and painted a fabulous display for our classroom wall! Everyone chose different animals – we think it looks fantastic!

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P1 Library Visit

Primary 1 enjoyed a lovely walk down to Portobello Library this week. P1b went along on Monday afternoon and P1a on Wednesday afternoon.

We very much enjoyed the walk – spotting buses, the church, the park and crossing the road at the green man!

When we arrived, we listened to a talk about the library and saw what we can borrow. We heard There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed A Midgie and The Tiger Who Came To Tea. It was great fun, we laughed lots! After having a look at the books and reading some stories together, it was time to walk back to school.

A huge thanks to our parent helpers!

Mrs Mackay has some forms for library cards if anyone would like to have one for their child.

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