On Wednesday the children in Nursery who are moving to Primary 1 next year had a playtime with the Primary 1’s on the playground. We were shown where our coats get hung up in the P1 cloakroom and how the children change their indoor shoes and collect their snack before going outside at the bell. We all had a Primary 1 person to play with and they showed us some new games. At the end, Mrs Wojtunik showed us where we stand when lining up for Primary 1. We loved this and will do it again next week. After the holidays we will have some more playtimes on the school playground.
Next week we will play with the P1’s on a Tuesday.
We also visited the Primary 1/2’s in the afternoon. This time we had a play in the Sensory Garden which will be an area we will play in when we start Primary 1 after the holidays.
For sports relief we have been doing a daily/daley challenge –
Monday – Hulla hooping
We also decided to be leaders of learning for next week, we discussed with our co-op partners what we wanted to learn about next week on the run up to the Easter holidays. We came up with some great ideas, Mrs Wojtunik said we could try and do as many as possible. We are going to hold a design your own egg competition, more details to follow.
Tuesday – Skipping
Wednesday – Dance – the weather wasn’t too good today so we did some dancing in the classroom instead, we did 5 a day, Jump start Johnny and Just dance
Reverend Fiona visited A block to tell us about the Easter story. This is what we learned.
‘There was a temple where people went to pray but some people did not use it for that and used it to do bad things instead.’ – Tillie
‘Jesus chased the bad people out of the temple.’ -Daniel
‘Judas and the soldiers arrested Jesus to put him on the cross.’ – Lily
‘I learned that when Jesus got put on the cross He told his people to forgive the ones who put Him on the cross.’- Amelie
‘The two angels opened the tomb where Jesus was but there was no one inside.’ – Lewis
The Easter story taught us…
‘Even if someone is mean to you you should not be mean back and you should forgive them.’ – Lily
‘Fiona read us the Easter story, we learned about forgiveness’ Jack
WOW we were amazed today!!! We popped loads balloons clapping for our special visitor!! Thank you so much for coming to our school and sharing some of your magic tricks with us.
Colin: “There was a water trick that was so good.”
Cameron: “The man told us how he changed the colour of the water by using food colouring in the lid.”
Kaiyan: “I liked it when Alan made an orange hankie appear and then he magically changed it into an orange ball.”
Nathan and Tyler: “I liked it when the man made his face go through the paper from a tiny hole.”
Evie: “The man made the paper in the envelope change!! He showed us at the end that he does this by sticking two envelopes together.
Lily “I liked it when Alan put the ball in the box. Next he put over the anti-gravity cloth. Then he magically made the ball float in the air by itself.”
Lewis: “I liked it when he used the force to bend the special metal from NASA.”
Tillie: “I liked it when we did the trick for the numbers. The magic is that you always land on number 3 that has the message on it because you have to follow the instructions.”
Abbie: “At the beginning he showed us cards and we had to shout out the numbers on the cards. Then he kept changing them. We do not know how he did it.”
Evie: “Alan did a trick with the ropes. He showed us all the ropes different sizes and then he made them all the same size.”
Last week we were really lucky to have Performers UK come in to speak to us, we had a dance workshop where we were learning to follow some dance routines.
‘I loved it because it was my favourite thing to do which is dancing.’ Kaitlyn
‘It was fun learning about dancing.’ Cole
‘I liked it because we got to play games and it was fun learning the dance moves.’ Rose
‘I enjoyed the dancing because it was nice to learn dance moves.’ Leo
Today we had a Wizard show where Allan did some magic tricks and showed us how to do them. We were learning about STEM subjects.
‘The man pretended that the green paper went into his bottle and turned the water green but it was a magic trick.’ Alex
‘The magic show was cool because it was real magic.’ Joel
‘I liked it because it was funny, the man was really magical.’ Maisie
‘He turned a big rope into a little rope by making them all the same size.’ Olly
‘The magic show was funny, the man showed us tricks.’ Connie
As part of our celebrations of World Book Day we teamed up with Primary 1 to do some shared reading.
We had a lovely time spending the time together and reading new books.
We talked a lot in class about how to sit, hold the book and encourage our buddies.
Next time we are going to listen to P1 read their reading books to us.
“I enjoyed having time with the younger ones” Emily
“I enjoyed seeing my buddy being able to read some of the sentences” Sam
“I enjoyed working with P1 because I learned how to read to younger ones” Ellie
“I liked it when my buddy smiled when I read to him” James
“I think that doing this can help P1 but also help us too as we have to think about expression and not reading too quickly” Katie
“I liked it when my buddy made sound effects to go with the pictures” Kenneth
“I found it interesting to see what books my buddy did and didn’t like” Alasdair
“I enjoyed it when my buddy described the pictures” Eilidh
“I enjoyed it when my buddy explained why he liked the book” Cairn
“I enjoyed teaching my buddy what the different pictures were” Kaii
“I enjoyed listening to the questions she asked me and evaluating her answers” Rachel
“I enjoyed working with P1 because it helps me with my expression when I read as I don’t do it enough” Ashleigh
Raffle tickets will be on sale at drop off (840-9am) and pick up (240-3pm) today at the school gate. They will cost £1 per strip. Money generated will be split to support MacMillan Cancer Support and the P7 trip.
The draw, and further ticket sales, will happen at the Quiz tonight in the Hall. The Quiz begins at 6pm and is open to all. Late entries are welcome. Team size set at a maximum of 6.
Tomatin Whisky and glass sets (Weldex)
Golf balls (Weldex)
Red and White wine set (Café 1)
Therapy suite voucher
Afternoon Tea for 2 at Culloden House Hotel
2x PT session with Kevin Campbell PT (£60)
Nairn Dunbar Golf Voucher
1st Pizza Direct Voucher
Urquharts – lunch for 2 with a glass of wine each
Today was Achievement assembly day.
Leo – ‘I feel proud of myself. I got it for sorting out the money when we had our Creative Cafe.’
Millie – ‘I got an achievement for being kind and following the rules, I feel great.’
Maisie – ‘I got an award for being a super welcomer and working hard at the Creative Cafe.’
What an amazing morning was had by all at the Nursery and Primary 1 Creative Cafe. Thank you to everyone who came to see our ‘My World of Work’ Learning. The feedback has been brilliant and we really enjoyed having all the visitors to our school.
‘We got money from doing our jobs’ Kai
‘We had a tea break.’ Lily
‘I got all the cards from the people, the grown ups.’ Jack
‘We welcomed people to come in.’ Maisie
‘We did a good job telling everyone what we did.’ Ayan
‘It was fun.’ Rose
‘We shared books to people.’ Sam
‘We were selling bird feeders and flowers in pots.’ Alex and Millie
‘We were telling our mums and dads what we had been doing.’ Bethany
‘We sorted out the money.’ Olly
The Learning Guides
The Shopkeepers selling our things…
The Librarians sharing the Learning with the Floor books…
The Waiting staff serving biscuits…
The hall before the visitors came…
Our Creative Cafe Mascot ‘Max’…
The other Nursery children came to see all their hard work, next year they will be the learning leaders…
A selection of Parental Feedback
‘Children very well behaved and excited to help out’
‘Smart and Professional’
‘It was a great idea to give the children job titles.’
‘The Ikea arrows were very helpful.’
‘You have all been very friendly and welcoming.’
‘What a great bunch of children, very creative.’
‘Great displays of all their hard work.’
‘The welcome and introduction on arrival was really good.’
‘Lovely seeing the children so proud of their work.’
‘Great staggered start and walk round to speak to the children.’
‘Library corner excellent, loved the homemade books. Lots of hard work by all staff and pupils, well done!’
‘The waiters were brilliant.’
‘Brilliant set up with everyone helping.’
Our Powerpoint Presentation
Here at the Creative Bear Company we are busy getting organised for our Creative Cafe which is next week.
Today we were learning about money, recognising and ordering coins so we are able to use money when selling our flowers and bird feeders. We had a go in the role play shop to practice buying and selling – I can role play different jobs
In the afternoon we split into 3 groups to do more preparation for our cafe.
I can develop ideas and take part in projects to make things
- Making more flowers
- Decorating our donated jars
- Making a banner for the hall
We worked hard in our groups, we are going to give the banner to Nursery to finish. We are going to share what we have created with them tomorrow. Rose was our photographer for the afternoon.
We are so proud of what we have achieved so far on our Creative Cafe Journey.