Primary 1 Blog

The Sleepy Shepherd

Parts have been allocated and rehearsals have begun!

We are very much looking forward to performing to our peers on Wednesday 14th December and to our parents and families on Thursday 15th December.

Below are the song tracks for practising at home. Please note the pronouns of the Sleepy Shepherd and Angel are different in the the backing tracks. This year our Sleepy Shepherd is a girl (she/her) and our Angel is a boy (he/his).

As you can see from the script, each part is very important. Some pupils are needing to play 2 parts this year due to the small class size. Again, if you have any questions or if you predict your child will be away on these days, please come and speak with a member of staff.

Many thanks, Miss Copeland

  1. Woolly Sheep

2. Sleepy Shepherd

3. A beautiful angel came to the hill

4. Would you like to come along with me?

5. Under a star

6. Bumpy road

7. Wake up!

Primary 1 Blog

P1 Christmas Nativity

Dear Families,

Soon, Primary 1 will be learning about, practising, and performing a musical play called The Sleepy Shepherd. The performance to families will be in the afternoon of Thursday 17th December, at school.

We treasure the diversity of our school and understand that some families have strong connections to their faith.

I have uploaded the full script including song lyrics, and a video of another school performing the show below.

If you have any queries at all, please share your thoughts and feelings with me so we can work in partnership to make this a successful performance for the pupils.

Also, if you know of any reason your child will be absent on this day e.g. holiday, please let me know. With our class being relatively small, everyone’s role will be key to the success of the show.

Warm wishes,

Miss Copeland

Nursery Blog

Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday where we showcase the amazing work and play done in the nursery each week. This week in nursery we have continued talking about Autumn and animals that hibernate. We have made hedgehogs and foxes in the art area, as well as more tree pictures and scarecrows. In the garden, we have been playing in the muddy puddles left by the bad weather and talking about storms.
We have made play dough and lots of the children have been pretending to make pizzas and discussing what toppings they like to have on their own pizza.

We were also visited by the dentist from childsmile, who told us all about keeping our teeth clean and how to brush properly. We followed this up by reintroducing our tooth brushing routine into the nursery.

The children have also still been roleplaying shops and have continued using the house corner as a supermarket. This has lead to lots of discussions about money and identifying different amounts/numbers. Some of the children have also been pretending to be witches which has lead to a lot of discussion about Halloween, so at story time we have been reading “Room on the Broom” and “Winnie the Witch.” We will continue to discuss Halloween, Autumn and hibernation in the coming weeks.

We hope you have a great weekend and please post all the fun you have at home on the Learning Journals!

Nursery Blog

Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday where we showcase the amazing work and play done in the nursery each week! This week we have started to explore people who help us; we have been talking about who we contact in emergencies, who can take care of us and keep us safe and how we contact them. We took a trip up to see the Police station and talked about what the police do and all the different types of police vehicles we could see. Some of the children were inspired to draw excellent pictures of police cars and fire engines and had lots of fun playing with the small world police station.

We have been very interested in how to keep our teeth clean and have been enjoying role-playing in our own dental surgery. We explored the best methods of brushing our teeth and what equipment dentists use and wear to be hygienic. We also enjoyed role-playing as hairdressers and explored what steps are involved and what tools are used in a hair cut.

We helped to make some delicious fairy cakes for snack and have been enjoying building our fine motor skills with a fruit and vegetable threading activity. We have been making lots of colourful patterns with hamma beads and doing some beautiful bright paintings in the art area.

Thank you to the families who helped us celebrate Eid last week, we enjoyed the delicious food, fun dancing and experiencing the celebrations with the school and families! Eid Mubarak to all who celebrated!

We hope you enjoy your weekend and please post some pictures of what you get up to at home on the Learning Journals. We love to see all the fun you have out of nursery!

Primary 1/ 2 Blog

Primary 2 – Week in Review

We had a recap of some of the festivals and celebrations we have looked at over the last few weeks including, Hogmanay, Chinese New Year and Rosh Hashanah. We have begun to plan our show for later in March too!

We also looked at two different versions of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale and worked on making a little book of our own retelling. This version was the first one we watched while we also looked at this version here too.

Lastly, a big well done and congratulations to our

Leon

for being a Successful Learner in his literacy work this week, making good choices and engaging with all his tasks.

Remember to have fun this weekend! We look forward to seeing you all next week.