We are delighted to be back for the new session and this year, not only do we have a new P1 pupil but we also have a new P2 pupil who has moved to the area. This term, pupils will be focussing on angles, symmetry and transformation in Maths and in Mental Maths, the four operations of multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. In Numeracy – number processes – addition and subtraction. We will be continuing with our daily wrap around spelling lessons and we will be having a focus on Imaginative Writing specifically relating to Fairy Tales. In Health and Wellbeing we are learning all about People who Help Us and we hope to have some visitors to the school later in the year to tell us all about what is involved in these jobs e.g. Firefighter, Nurse, Paramedic, Police Officer etc. The boys in P3-7 will be continuing with their weekly music sessions with Eddie on chanter and tin whistle. In P.E. our focus will be shinty and where possible we will be using the community pitch for these sessions. Our science topic this term is The Human Body and in French and Gaelic our focus will be on numbers. Our Social Studies IDL will be ‘Castles, Kings and Queens’ to link in with our preparations for our Royal visit in a couple of weeks. This term in RME we are learning about Judaism and our Creative Friday afternoons will have an Art/Technology focus, directly linking with our Social Studies IDL. There will also be visits to the school from Anne Martin, Gaelic Singing input, Childsmile, Bodyworks (Glasgow Science Centre), Blythswood Shoebox Charity information workshop, Climavore Beach Study with a Marine Biologist, Bikeability with Bill Ross (whole day sessions developing on skills taught last year) and we are also lucky to have some extra swimming sessions timetabled in this term. As well as having lots of visitors – some more famous than others! we will also be heading out and visiting Eilean Donan Castle as part of our Social Studies topic. Pupil Council identified that a trip on the Glass Bottomed Boat on Kyle would be a ‘cool’ way to end the term as a reward focus. So – a busy time ahead in learning in a variety of contexts.
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