For Health Week, Taekwondo was one of the activities we took part in; this was a great success and, following the session, we recorded our responses.
Classes for Next Session
Dear P5 and P6 Parents and Carers
Due to the number of children in our current P5 (40 children) and P6 (45 children) we have been allocated one P6, a P6/7 and P7 for next session by City of Edinburgh Council.
We follow council policy guidelines on the structuring of the composite class, which essentially is the oldest of the younger age group and the youngest of the older age group combined in a class with a maximum of 25. I will share information on this.
This is an opportunity for us to provide consistency in delivering high quality learning and teaching in each year group with support from Mrs Black, Miss Colvin and Mr Hutcheson.
I have shared the following with the children to reassure them. Year group activities will remain for example:
• P6 year camp at Lagganlia, bikeability.
• P7 show and leavers dance, transition activities
The children will be asked to share their thoughts on the most appropriate ways to work across their year group. We will have additional meet the teacher transition to support this. I do appreciate this will be upsetting for the children, but it is an opportunity to develop our relationship skills, to keep and make new friendships.
I will share the class lists when I am in a position to finalise them and a meeting will be arranged to address any concerns.
Acting Head Teacher
This Weeks Learning
This week we learned how to do the Canadian Barn Dance, which was fun.
In Numeracy some of us have been discussing the different strategies we could use for addition and subtraction. We made posters to explain a strategy.
In Maths we worked in groups to make a board game on our Maths Topic, which is Money. Through creating and playing our games, we developed the skills of co-operation and teamwork.
In Health and Wellbeing we have had a good discussion about what it is like to be stressed and how to feel better.
We wrote stories this week focusing on the beginning, middle and end. We have also been spending time this term on handwriting, practising our cursive joins.
In the Rugby festival we would have liked there to have been more than one other school involved so we could have played against teams from lots of different schools.
We think need to get better at listening and not talking when someone else is talking. We need to listen without distracting others.
Zayn, Amelia, Blair & Kyle