There will be no homework or reading books issued this week as we begin the holidays at the end of Thursday. Please ensure homework jotters and books are returned if they have not already been returned for their due date.
Thank you and have a lovely holiday when it comes!
It’s Fantastic Friday again, where we showcase the brilliant work and play in the nursery and at home each week! This week we have been reading the story Percy the Park Keeper and the Secret Path, this has lead to lots of interesting discussion about mazes and animals. We also discussed how maps and signs could help us to navigate our way around the nursery and the wider world. We have been designing our own mazes; drawing them and also building them with recycling and building blocks! We are still discussing Spring and have made some lovely flowers using lots of different materials and talked about what we like to do on sunny spring days! We have been talking about the life cycles of plants and animals and learning about their different stages of life and what they need to grow. We even started planting some flowers and cress to watch the growing process and helped to clean up and water our flowers at the front gate. We have been playing lots of imaginary games in our house corners; solving crimes as police officers, going on adventures as princesses and being very busy shopkeepers! We were building amazing structures with our bricks indoors and outdoors, completing our animal puzzles and practising our counting. We have been enjoying lots of messy play with water, mud, sand and shaving foam. We have enjoyed being out in the sunshine; riding bikes and scooters, playing with our mud kitchen, whittling sticks at forest school and eating some yummy picnic snacks!
Please continue to post your lovely pictures of the work and play taking place at home to the Learning Journals and let us know if you need any help with this! We love to see the fun you have at home!
Education City – Every Monday there is a new sound to revise in the homework section of Education City. This week it is the oo/ew digraph.
Reading – There will not be any reading homework over the Easter Holidays. You can read a range of stage books for free on the Oxford Old eBook Library or catch up on any outstanding Education City tasks
JASS – Nearly everyone has now earned their My Interests certificate! Please contact the school if you still need support with competing this
OPTIONAL FAMILY ACTIVITY – Below is a time capsule to help you reflect on the past year. If you would like a printed copy to complete with your family, please email Admin@royalmile.edin.sch.uk – ‘For Miss Copeland’ – “Please can we have 1 time capsule”
Snack – Please avoid snacks that require a spoon such as a yogurt pot. A single snack that can be eaten quickly, such as a piece of fruit, is ideal. Sandwiches will be kept for lunch time.
JASS – My Interests
Roman built this amazing digger at school and did some baking at home
Mariam completed this cool puzzle
Martial Art Success!
Primary 1 made huge gross motor skill progress through following a series of 7 martial art sessions. They have also shown outstanding responsibility by keeping their karate skills for the sessions and not letting them creep into play times or lunch times. You have made Miss Copeland, Mrs B and Mrs McGlashan very proud! Look at all of those Get Active, Stay Active JASS certificates! Well done, superstars!
Last week we celebrated World Water Day by taking the time to appreciate all of the ways we use water; for washing, for drinking, for plants, for animals, for fun!
We then moved on to our final section of our water topic which is water for growing. We each took 2 minutes to draw a flower. When we looked at them all together we noticed that even though they were all different colours, they all had a flower and stem, and most had leaves. This is just like a person – we have eyes and ears and hair, but sometimes they are different colours.
We have each planted a seed into some soil and will get to take them home on Thursday. We need to remember to give them water to help them to help them grow.
1 year since the first lockdown
On Monday we took some time to reflect on the past year. As part of a whole school display, we decorated these 4 puzzle pieces with who supported us and how. We also made yellow heart sun-catchers to be displayed at home, just like the rainbows during the beginning of the pandemic.