It was lovely chatting to so many mums and dads this afternoon, I hope you enjoyed having a look round our class.
We looked at some of Piet Mondrian’s work, and how it developed into his well-known abstract pieces. We then took one of his works, and carried out some fractions and decimals work, before creating our own Mondrian-inspired art. We need to finish these off, and perhaps look at creating a whole-class piece.
I have been trying to make a connection with St Olaf’s nursing home in Nairn, in the hope that we can have the children visiting. It seems that it would suit them better if we went in small groups, rather than as a class, as I had hoped.
We have 2 dates, and at the moment, it would be just for Primary 7s. One half of the Primary 7s would go on one date, and the other half would go on the second. They have asked if the children would play board games with their residents. We will only be able to do this if we have a parent helper who would be able to accompany the children on the visit.
Can you comment on here if you would be able to come along as a parent helper? It does not need to be a Primary 7 parent. If we get a helper for each date, I will get permission slips out to the Primary 7s.
The dates are Tuesday 27th February and Tuesday 27th March, in the mornings.
As a school, we are looking towards developing digital portfolios where parents are able to see what their children get up to in school. As part of this, P6/7 are trialling Seesaw, which is a free version. I have created an account and put the childrens’ names into this. This afternoon, children had a go at quickly uploading a picture using the class qr code. Ultimately, however, I would like to use this as a way of creating individual portfolios. Children have gone home today with their own individual pr code. If you are able to follow the instructions, and have children upload something, I can then check whether that is uploaded into the class (where all children can see), or into your child’s individual account. Daniel was a huge help with this afternoon, having used Seesaw before, and if anyone else has experience with using Seesaw, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters went home on Friday with information about the purchase of a P7 leavers’ hoodie. Please ensure this is filled in and returned to school by this Friday, to give me time to fill in the spreadsheet for ordering.
I have an adult small and an adult medium hoodie which the children can try on in class to give them an idea of size. You are welcome to come in and see them for fit.
Welcome back to Term 3 and 2018! We haven’t hung about, but have instead cracked straight on with our work. General knowledge, maths, new class reader, spelling, introduction to our new Theme of WW2 -it’s been a busy first day!
I am giving a little bit of homework this week. Some maths only. I felt bad for them, so am not asking for any spelling homework.
We have begun our new class reader today, and we are enjoying it so far (nothing at all to do with the copious mentioning of farting and bums)! I do worry that some children are neglecting their personal choice readers, and so I am asking them to note on here the name of their current reader and its author. I may, in the next couple of weeks, ask children to complete a reading diary to show the amount of time they are spending on reading for enjoyment. So perhaps, at home, you can encourage your child to read for 15-20 minutes most days.
There has already been talk about the leavers hoodies, and so there should hopefully be information coming home this weekend about this. The last 2 years have been a bit last-minute, so we are going to get them sorted this term.
Have a great week!
As an end-of-term treat, P6/7 are going to be watching a Christmas movie with some snacks and hot chocolate. Can you please remember to bring a mug in tomorrow (Friday) to enjoy your hot chocolate?
We have not chosen our Christmas film yet. I know there are some older movies which are PG rated, where the language is fairly ‘choice!’ Home Alone is the only option I have that would come under that category. The other choices are movies which I would be happy to show my own children. If you are not happy with your child watching a PG movie, please drop me an e-mail at email@example.com
Apologies for the confusion about homework last week. I had maths homework all planned, but had obviously got completely out of the swing of posting it after the many weeks of Olivia rehearsals, and kept forgetting! There weren’t many complaints in class!
Homework for this week!
* Watch a Christmas movie.
* Spend time with your family/friends.
* Eat food that you love.
* Make somebody laugh or smile.
* Do something for somebody else.
* Visit a favourite place.
* Play a board game.
* Wrap a Christmas present.
I’d love to hear which ones you do. We decorated gingerbread houses, ate pizza and watched Arthur Christmas today – that’s 3 ticked off already!