Boys and girls in P1, P2 and P3 were super excited to have a socially distant visit from Father Christmas this afternoon. We know how busy he is at this time of the year, however he made an extra big effort to see the children and the Parent Council elves helped make this possible.
The joy and excitement was clear to see in the faces of the children, many thanks to everyone who helped make the visit possible for our children today!
P2A have been having lots of fun this week enjoying the 12 Days of Johnmas. We have made lots of Christmas crafts and art, eaten a delicious Christmas lunch, danced our socks off and walked around Figgate Park wearing Santa hats!
Last week we completed our Winter Wanderland Window – we hope you have been able to take a look. Our window is based on the song Walking in a Winter Wonderland and the children have been boogie-ing along to it while creating snowflakes, trees, footprints and lettering. We especially enjoyed getting messy by putting our feet in white paint and stepping across large sheets of black paper.
On Thursday we had a day themed around the story of The Gingerbread Man. We listened to the story and talked about the main characters and alternative endings. Working with a partner we created our own gingerbread character and gingerbread house which we have taken home to show! We talked about the story of Hansel and Gretel too and tried to make our houses look as delicious as the one they are tempted to eat!
P2A had a fantastic time celebrating Book Week Scotland last week. Along with P3 and P4 we focused on the book Look Up! by Nathan Bryon. This book came from the P3 Read, Write, Count bag. We did a character study of Rocket, the main character, and wrote our own adventure stories about her. In lots of our stories Rocket travelled to space and explored. We also did a draw-along session with the illustrator of the book, Dapo Adeola. We were extremely excited when both Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola liked and commented on photographs of our work on the school Twitter page!
P2A also spent time reading the books in their own Read, Write, Count bags. This week we have been focusing on Rocketmole by Matt Carr. The children brought their book bags home on Monday and have been reading the story at home and imagining what would happen if Rocketmole came to Figgate Park on his world tour. Today we took our writing lesson to Figgate Park working with a partner to plan an adventure for him. In our stories he has had a great time chatting to swans and squirrels, building a boat to use on the water and climbing trees. Some writers introduced sharks and whales to the pond – very exciting! We love our trips to Figgate Park, the children are always so engaged in their outdoor learning.