The children have been busy making salt dough Christmas Decorations. This is a fantastic experience that incorporates concepts such as Science when measuring the ingredients, Maths when counting and Expressive arts when exploring different materials and using their senses to create their decorations. Please find the recipe below if you would like to recreate the experience at home. Enjoy!
1 cup salt
2 cups of flour
¾ cup of water
- In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
- Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
- Turn the dough onto the bench and kneed with your hands until smooth and combined.
- Make your creations using the salt dough.
- Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 100C. The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the salt dough creations, approximately 3 hours.
- Allow to cool before decorating.
Mrs De Lewyn is fun and she comes in to sing with us. We play games with her and learn songs. We learned about using “Te” and “Ta” to keep the beat. “So” and “Mi” are high pitches and low pitches. A stave is where you write music on. We wrote out So-So Mi-Mi So-So Mi.
The Eco Team is doing checks on every classroom / rooms to make sure they’re turning their lights off. So far P2H, Mrs Cameron’s room, P5, P7 and the School Office are in the lead. Well Done! Which room do you want to win?
The Digital Leaders Reporting Team
On Saturday 3rd December, Santa came along to our annual Christmas Fair. The children were delighted to see him!
The fair had lots of activities and stalls and it was a great success. A thank you to all staff, parents and carers who donated to the stalls and came along to support this event. The home baking was absolutely delicious – I think we should have a school Bake Off competition!
Our Parent and Carer Association are a tremendous bunch of people. They have planned and organised this event so carefully from the beginning of term. So much hard work for them all. They deserve a huge thank you from everyone associated with our school.
The PCA raised over £1200.
Well done everyone.
Celebrating Book Week Scotland! We had great fun during Book Week – quizzes, Buddy Reading, competitions… all the boys and girls and parents and staff had the opportunity to take part in the extra reading activities going on in school. Here are some of the amazing and brilliant ‘Design-a-Door’ scenes that we created, very impressive. Well done to everyone and watch this space to find out who won the Family Quiz!
P7 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
P4A – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
P4S – The BFG by Roald Dahl
The Rainbow Room – The Very Hungry Caterpiller by Eric Carle
P1L – Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson
P2G – Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
P2S&H – The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
P3F – Quest by Aaron Becker
P3S – Demon Dentist by David Walliams
P1C – Winnie’s Midnight Dragon by Valerie Thomas
Children started our new storytelling programme in P2 and the last group finished the sessions last week with a Mad Hatters Tea Party. Many thanks to Scottish Gas and the Scottish Book Trust for sponsoring this event. Our Storyteller in Residence Mara Menzies has entertained children and parents over the past year with her amazing tales. We have had lots of really positive feedback from parents and carers and we hope to run the programme again this session.
We are the Digital Leaders. We’re here to help everyone to learn how to be better with technology.
We are learning how to use the school website.We are also learning how to upload pictures and videos about our school.
We are having a Sumdog Christmas House Contest for the whole school. It is from Thursday the 1st of December until Thursday 8th December. May the best house win!!