We have had a very busy week!
In PE, we have been considering what skills an astronaut might need to go into space. Once we decided what they would need to work on, we pretended we work for NASA and, in groups, created fitness games and drills to work on a variety of skills.
Continuing the space theme, we have been learning about the phases of the moon, and are excited to look at the full moon this weekend! On Thursday, we displayed our learning so far about the Earth, sun and moon on book creators, and enjoyed presenting these to everyone.
We have been working really hard in maths this week, learning all about decimals and managing to add and subtract numbers with one decimal point.
We were given our home learning this week, and we now all have a reading book and some activities to do at home, along with spelling, Big Talking and our termly home learning grid. We will also have a weekly Sumdog challenge if we want to practise our maths. More information about home learning can be found here.
We will be organising our home learning differently this year in Primary 6. Your child has been sent home with all the information that you might need, however we have uploaded the documents here in case you would like to refer to them.
We appreciate your ongoing support.
8 of our senior pupils visited St Mary’s Cathedral as part of an archdiocesan celebration of Mass on Monday 9th September. The boys and girls prayed at the altar with the relics of St Therese of Liseux after Mass before returning to school.
St John’s was one of 28 schools represented at the Mass which was celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Leo Cushley. The Mass marked the arrival of the relics in our Archdiocese and during the homily Archbishop Leo Cushley explained why St Therese has such a devoted following here in Scotland.
The children who attended mass were very respectful and reverent and represented our school very well.
We were all really excited as we got into the mini bus to travel to Midlothian Ski Centre. We were looking forward to it, we thought it would be a good experience. We signed up inside and our instructor Keith told us about all the equipment we needed. The boots felt heavy but i’m used to rollerblades so it wasn’t too difficult. We need to remember to take our gloves next week we didn’t like the ones we borrowed. We had to borrow a helmet most of us wore red but Thomas had to wear the adult sized one!
We carried our skis outside made our way up a small hill and put on our skis. We learned how to make a snowplough using our skis. We went straight down and tried not to hit the inflatable mat at the bottom! We learned how to stand up after you fall. By the end of the session we were all coming down the small slope from the top!
I think it was amazing i’m excited for next week. Catriona
I thought it was really fun and I learned something new. Sophia
Thanks to Lauren and everyone from Active schools who helped us organise our club. Thanks also to Keith for being a great instructor yesterday!
By Catriona and Sophia
We would appreciate a parent volunteer to accompany the group, Lauren found it easier to manage with two adults rather than just one. Please let Lauren or Mr Burgess know if you can support for the next few weeks.