P2/3 had a try out session of Street Dance and were fantastic! The teacher commented on their great, original ideas for different dance moves and how well they worked. We have lots of fab dancers and movers in the class!I was exhausted watching them!!
As part of Science week, Lorna from the WDC came to talk to the classes about how to look after whales and dolphins in the sea- not disposing of litter on beaches etc, particularly plastic.She showed the children how big dolphins and whales are by getting them to hold a material models showing their sizes. She also had a skull of a dolphin and a a sperm whale`s tooth! It was an amazing, informative and enjoyable visit. Their centre is at Spey Bay, the other side of Elgin, near Fochabers. Maybe a good place to visit in the Easter holidays perhaps? They are a registered charity and you can find out more on #WDC online.
Sorry, meant to say dark coloured clothing is for next Wednesday. Again , only if you have something at home. If not, we have things at school to use.
Thank you very much to all parents who attended Parents` Evenings this week. It was good to meet with you and discuss how your child was progressing. I hope you found it useful.
Lillian Ross from Feis Rois has asked if your child has anything in dark colours- grey, brown, black etc to wear as part of our role play about Daly the Druid. A jumper/ long sleeved t-shirt/ dress/ dressing gown would be ideal. The children act out the story, sing and play instruments. Please do not buy anything. It`s just if you have something at home to hand. We have dark coloured fabric we can use at school.The class have written a short script too!
We had a fantastic day doing activities with each teacher related to their favourite book. The PSAs had letters on their fronts and backs which were names of seas or oceans. We had to try to unscramble the letters to guess what they were for a little competition. In the afternoon Sandra and Joanna from the RNLI read P1/2, P2/3 and P4/5 a story and answered questions about their job. A big THANK YOU to Mr MacLeod for organising today!
All the children in Glenurquhart have now begun learning about various themes within Equality and Diversity, using the new books we purchased and shared at parent meetings in November. These have been linked with our school values also.
Each class will have weekly lessons with Mrs Laird focusing on these themes. We have started by looking at ‘The Dot’ by Peter Reynolds.
This has linked with our school values of ‘Positivity’ and ‘Creativity’ as well as, the work we have started on Growth Mindset and builds on learning from whole school assemblies. A part of this learning, each class has completed Dot art work in the style of an artist who left their mark on the world. This is displayed around our school – please do pop in and see. Each class will also create a dot character and piece of writing about how this character solves a problem.
P2/3 heard the book read by Mrs Laird. They then got dots divided into four and passed these around the class for the other children to write one positive descriptive word in each section. P2/3 have then considered the work of the artist Mondrian. They looked at the shapes and colours they used; discussing primary colours. They then created dots in the style of Mondrian, drawing their rectangle shapes with rules and colouring with Primary coloured oil pastels.