We have been working really hard to transform our classroom into Story Land for our friend Daisy the dragon! We worked together to print bricks and paint battlements for a castle play area. Today we started using some of the junk to make a model castle or dragon. We had to work with a partner and decide what we would make and how to make it. We needed to use our knowledge of 3D shape to help us. It was tricky getting things to stick together but we hope you will like our castles when they are finished!!
Dazzling Dragons and Charming Castles! on PhotoPeach
On Monday morning we received a letter from a sad but friendly dragon who asked us if we could help him build Storyland in our classroom. Miss McKinnon gave us permission to transform our classroom and we were bursting with ideas about how we could go about doing this! We wrote letters back to the dragon saying we would help him and posted them in the special postbox he left outside our classroom. We have already built an amazing beanstalk for Jack and are going to start building a new home for the dragon tomorrow. Our ‘Enchanted Lands’ drama workshop about ‘The Selfish Giant’ was great fun . We enjoyed playing in our imaginary garden and giving the Giant some helpful advice too! The dragon visited our classroom last night as the postbox was empty when we came into school this morning. Another letter may be on its way…………….!
As part of our Book Week activities P1A enjoyed a visit to Musselburgh Library today. We listened to stories, sang songs and it was great fun. Caroline the librarian even told us a story about Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle without reading it from a book. We have been trying out the actions ourselves but they are a bit tricky! One story we particularly enjoyed was called The Wonky Donkey. If you get the chance to borrow this book please do, it will make you laugh.
Primary 1 have been learning about The Senses. They have enjoyed smelling and tasting a variety of things. Today they were using magnifying glasses to look closely at objects around the school. Each group took some photographs and we are going to guess what they are. We are doing work on friendships and have made some super posters while working with our friends. Presently the P1s and P2s are busy learning songs for our Christmas Show. I am sure you will soon be singing along at home! We are looking forward to our library visit on Thursday morning and we believe a surprise is on the way!
What a busy term we’ve had in P1B! We are really enjoying exploring our 5 senses.We have had lots of fun working in groups tasting and smelling different foods. Today we enjoyed using magnifying glasses to look closely at different things in the playground. Some children were given the opportunity to take photos of something interesting they saw in the playground. We will look at their photos later on this week. In class, we tried to draw pictures without using our sight sense. Tricky work! We have also set up an Opticians in our classroom and are enjoying doing eye tests,answering the phone, making appointments etc. There are 2 senses still left to investigate…….!
We have been talking about what makes a good and bad friend and we worked successfully with a talking partner to make some fantastic posters which are on display in our corridor. Well done!
In Maths we worked with a partner to design our own snakes and ladders board game.We had to sequence numbers then decide where to stick the snakes and ladders! We have all enjoyed playing our games too!
Christmas show rehearsals are underway! P1 and P2 are presently singing songs for our performance. We’re sure it won’t be long before you are humming the tunes at home!
We are looking forward to our library visit on Friday morning. We believe a surprise is on the way!
The link above will take you to the section of Parliament TV where our Primary seven pupils will be asking questions of Tam Baillie tomorrow. Having received a personal invite to attend the Parliament and take part in a day of questions and workshops they have prepared a set of challenging questions for the Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. Why not tune in and see them in action! This exciting opportunity follows on from our work last year at Campie on a RIGHT Blether and The Commissioner is holding this first annual event to report back to children on the areas he was going to take forward on their behalf.
The Parent Tips & Hints section has been updated to include information on how to encourage your child with their Litercay and Numeracy as well as useful guides on how to do paired reading with your child and ask interesting questions.
Just go the Parents section then Hints & Tips… if you would like to download any of these files click on the link above or simply view them online (there may be some small teething problems and files may not be available all the time).
What a beautiful day it is today to welcome back to school all our new and returning Campie families. It is great to see everyone again. Primary one have just gone home after their first few hours in school and certainly had a wonderful time running around the playground with their P7 buddies.
Below is the first letter of the year (if you don’t have flash support you can download by clicking the link at the bottom of the post).
We had a lovely day yesterday. We went to the Opening Ceremony of our World Sports Day in the morning. In the afternoon we ran a lap of Olivebank with our P7 buddies and then took part in an obstacle course. It was great!