St John’s pupils help tackle climate change

We were very excited to part of the Woodland Trust ‘Plant a Tree’ programme yesterday in St John’s. Vicky, Helena, Emilia, Amelia, Filip and Micheal helped Tana, who does fabulous work planting and inspiring a love of gardening with our children, to plant Hazel, Oak and Hawthorn trees for future generations. Children were photographed, filmed and interviewed as part of the project and they will have the chance to visit the Scottish Parliament to see the finished product on the 17th December.

The Woodland Trust is asking people to plant a million trees in a bid to tackle climate change. It is vital that we grow a UK wide patchwork of trees, not just by planting, but also through natural regeneration.

Our children represented us very well, as always and we are delighted to play a small part in this vital conservation work in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

Success stories shared at Tea with SLT

This afternoon 14 more pupils, one from each class, met Mr Burgess to share their successes and to enjoy a cup of juice and a biscuit. From P1 Hubert has been doing his best work and is always kind, Katie has produced amazing handwriting and been a great support to her friends outside in the playground. Michael in P2 was rewarded for his excellent behaviour in class, Ellie who joined him has produced fantastic sentences and always tries to push herself in her learning.

In Primary 3 Anaya has been recognised for always being polite and kind towards others and Sophia always gives 100% effort and always asks if her teacher has had a nice break. In Primary 4 Isabella has taken a real interest in wanting to learn and particpated well in lessons. Oliwia has produced excellent grammar work in P4 class this week.

Zanib in P5 has read very expressively and contributed well to the class assembly practice, Sophie in P5B has shown bravery by performing her line in assembly with confidence! Filip has written a balanced persuasive letter and structured his arguments well, Louise also included counter arguments in her excellent written work this week.

In Primary 7 Francesco wrote a super Book Creator all about his learning of the Holocaust and Clare demonstrated excellent rhythm and timing in dance and has been a great team player this week.

We are very proud of all our pupils and their achievements, well done!

Examples of P6 Persuasive Letter Writing

Primary 6 have been learning to write persuasively and have produced some excellent letters which demonstrate a range of skills including structure, persuasive language, offering multiple reasons and rounding off letter with a conclusion. We have been very impressed by their arguments and perhaps unsurprisingly some children are pro uniforms whilst others would prefer to wear casual clothes!

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P6’s Criminality Conversation

Today, P6 had a visit from the community police officers, Gareth and Amanda. They told us about all the different roles within the police, such as helicopter police, firearms officers, traffic, CID and dog handlers.

Then, we discussed the age of criminality, which we found out was 8. We were surprised that it was this low! It means that if we did a crime like vandalism, assault (verbal and physical), cyberbullying or theft, we could get charged and be given a criminal record.

Having a criminal record can affect your opportunities later in life, particularly if you want to do certain jobs like police officer or teacher. Primary 6 found this discussion really interesting, and are more aware of the need to be careful with our words and actions.

Thursday is Tea with SLT day

We welcomed some more star pupils to Tea with SLT this afternoon to enjoy a cup of juice and a biscuit and share their achievements in class this week. The achievements included excellent descriptive evacuee letters in P7, descriptive and creative story redrafts in P6, putting others first, always showing lovely manners and trying their best and producing excellent homework.

Well done to all our children who joined us today, I wonder who we will see next week?