On Tuesday 5th December the school had a visit from Jenny Price an assessor from UNICEF.
The purpose of her visit was to assess if the school had made sufficient progress from being awarded their Certificate of Recognition to achieving a Level 1 award.
Mr Henstridge took over the RRS pupil steering group formerly led by Mrs Gibb.
Ms Price interviewed groups of children, parents and staff and looked at the work undertaken in all classes over the session.
We are delighted to announce that Ms Price confirmed that our work met the necessary standard for the level 1 award. Well done and thank you to Mr Henstridge and Mrs Webb for leading on this project and to all in our school community for helping to showcase how rights and diversity flourish in our school.
We are now allowed to display the above logo on any materials linked to the school to promote our success.
Well done everyone for wearing your Christmas jumpers today! Thank you for all of your kind donations for MFR’s Cash for Kids.
Miss Moffat and all of Primary 1/2
We have a yoga session every Monday morning to set us up for the day!
This is what we think of it…
‘It helps us relax’- Cameron
”It keeps our muscles strong’ – Georgia
‘It helps us exercise’ – Ella
‘It’s fun’ – Logan
‘It wakes you up if you’re still a bit tired’ – Erin
We have enjoyed our Book Bug Week. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we got to listen to a new story in a different classroom.
Mrs Wojtunik read – The Nutcracker
Miss Moffat read – The Owl who was afraid of the Dark
Miss Campbell read – Six dinner Sid
We have been learning about each story in our book bug bag. Mrs Matheson gifted our bags to us on Thursday.
‘I have enjoyed mixing up the classes, I like the story in Primary 2 because it was dinosaur story.’ Darci P1
‘I liked the story ‘Gorilla like vanilla’ because he was next in the queue and he never even knew.’ Cole P1
‘I liked going into P1/2 because some of my friends are there.’ Leo
‘I have liked all the books the teacher read, my favourite was the ice cream story.’ Sam P1
‘I liked reading the stories during E.R.I.C.’ Kyen
‘I enjoyed the book where the gorilla likes ice cream’ because the ice cream was so big.’ Alex P1
‘I liked it when we got to hear all the stories, my favourite was the ice cream story.’ Joel
‘I enjoyed reading all the books, my favourite book was the vanilla one.’ Jack
On Thursday Mrs Matheson came to A block on a special mission. She gifted our star of the week pupils with book bug bag boxes. On Friday we invited parents and carers to come and read the book bug books. We really enjoyed having them in to help.
We had Elizabeth from the library come in to visit each of our classes. She read us some stories.
Primary 1 had three sessions of story telling drama with Gordon from Eden court. We have been learning to act and mime.
‘I liked doing the stories in Drama.’ Leo
‘I enjoyed making the tress for the story.’ Maya
‘I learned how to make a new story without a book.’ Ayan
‘It was exciting when we did the trees.’ Logan
‘I learned about all the stories, I was the goblin in the story, I had to pretend to steal the good kings treasure.’ Kate
‘It was fun when we did the game at the end, Gordon put the story into the jar.’ Jack
‘I enjoyed doing the game where we had to make our bodies into different shapes.’ Elli
December has only just started but in primary 1/2 we have already been getting the Christmas celebrations started! Here are some of the things we have done already…
‘We have been cutting out shapes of our hands on green paper to make a Christmas Tree.’ – Lewis
‘We put up decorations in the class.’
‘We were making decorations to put up in the class.’ – Tyler
‘We made paper chains and drew Christmas patterns on them.’ – Cameron
‘I had the first calendar chocolate.’ – Nathan
‘I showed the class my magic snow.’ – Tillie
‘The snow got bigger when the hot water went on it.’ – Daniel
‘The snow felt soft’. – Kaiyan
Thank you all so much for such a great Book Bug Week! Here are some of the highlights…
‘We took a picture with our owl books because they’re Miss Moffat’s favourite animal.’ – Evie (P1)
‘We read our books.’ – Evie (P2)
‘We have been changing classrooms and the teachers have been reading us different stories.’ – Abbie
‘We have been talking about our books in our classes.’ – Tillie
‘We played the games in our book bug bags.’ – Nathan
‘We took pictures of our favourite books.’ – Logan
‘We wrote book reviews about our favourite books.’ – Cameron
‘We have looked at our books in our book bug bags.’ – Eva
‘We brought our favourite books in.’ – Amelie
A block had such a dramatic afternoon on Tuesday. We met Gordon and he is a story hunter. He asked us to join his quest to find the most amazing perfect story. He told us about an evil witch names Isabelle. We have two weeks to create the perfect story because if not the Queen will remain under a sleeping curse. This week we started by looking at pictures and words to ignite our imaginations.
‘I enjoyed it because we got to use our own ideas.’ Daisy
‘I liked Gordon because he was funny.’ Kyle
Below is a link to our Primary 1/2 October newsletter. I am sure you will all agree that the pupils have all been working very hard over term 1!
Thank you very much for all of your support throughout our first 8 weeks of/back at school. Parental partnership is very important to us and we hope to find many more opportunities for parental/family involvement during term 2.
I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing October break and I am looking forward to seeing you all again in term 2!