We have been keeping ourselves busy since returning after the 0ctober holidays! Lots of fun and messy play going on, on that note we apologise for sending your beautifully turned out children home to you covered in mud, flour, paint, shaving foam and anything else they can get their hands on!!!

We have recently taken part in Maths Week and are currently participating in Nursery Rhyme week. Over the weeks we have also been looking at Emotion Works which is an educational programme providing training and resources for teachers to help develop children’s emotional literacy and wellbeing at school.

We hope you enjoy the attached photo’s!

Happy ‘Children in Need’ day from Primary 3/4. Thank you for all your donations. 😊

Important information for P7 parents:

Over the past 2 weeks the children in P7 have created and taken part in a Remembrance Assembly for the entire school. In past years, parents have been invited into the school to watch the show but with COVID restrictions this has not been possible. Therefore, the P7 teachers have uploaded a copy of the assembly to google classroom for you all to watch. Please ask your child to login to their account and look for the remembrance assembly post to access the video.

Thank you

Abair spòrs a tha air a bhith againn ann an C1-3. Tha sinn air a bhith glè thrang mar as àbhaist. We learned all about Guy Fawkes and wrote a summary about his plan to blow up the House of Parliament. Primary 3 drew an amazing drawing of the House of Parliament for Bonfire Night. Primary 2 made fabulous scratch art fireworks. Primary 1 have been practicing counting. We had great fun playing hide and seek to let them show off their counting skills. Can you find GP1-3 hiding in the pictures? We have also been doing lots of work on learning to write and read common words and our times tables. We love to look for ways to improve our Gaelic. Our current challenge is to use other words rather than “math” (good) when asked how are you? Why don’t you ask your child/children what new words they have learnt? My favourite is “tha mi gu sprogail” (I am full of beans).

We had fun with our outdoor PE today. Artie and Eilidh created some good team activity stations for everyone to enjoy – well done!

It has been a very busy and happy week in P1. We have been outside frequently and have enjoyed lots of fun learning activities about Hallowe’en. The children helped to carve our class pumpkin and enjoyed using their senses to describe how the pumpkin smelt, looked and felt. The pumpkin art the children created is really effective! They have been busy learning about more and less in maths and today went on a Hallowe’en scavenger hunt and used tally marks to record what they found. Lots of fun was had trying to match objects in the garden to different colours and we ended the week by enjoying the movie version of a favourite story, Room on the Broom. I hope everyone has a really happy and safe Hallowe’en weekend.

What a busy first five days back we have had in primary 1/2. On Monday afternoon we went outside on a hunt for some pretty leaves and conkers to add to our autumn wreaths. The children started learning about 2D and 3D shape, this has involved lots of discussion around hunting for shapes in our environment. We went on a shape hunt outside and then on Thursday we built 2D and 3D shapes outside using sticks and play-dough. The children also made collage pumpkins using 2D shapes cut from tissue paper. We had great fun carving our own pumpkins on Wednesday afternoon! We have written about Halloween, did some Halloween addition and subtraction along with lots of Halloween crafts! I hope the boys and girls have a great weekend and have fun celebrating, albeit a bit different this year.

Miss Laing

An octogon!

P2/3 tried lots of different maths during maths week last week. We looked at patterns and symmetry, had a go at the robotic mice, some maths board games as well as games on the smartboard and chromebooks. We also practiced lots of numbers and did a some problem solving.

During this term we have been focusing on our wellbeing so have been busy in the garden, connecting with nature and exploring what we can find there. We have collected an incredible amount of conkers, tasted apples, pears, strawberries, kale and different colours of lettuce that we grew ourselves. We have also potted out some of our tiny plants that we grew from seed and made a new flower bed that will attract lots of insects next summer! We have been collecting things with an autumn them as well and have an autumn table in the class. All the classes got a set of PE equipment to keep in class that we have taken out to practice ball skills and just to play with if the weather is nice. We go out every day too if weather allows for our daily mile. I think after all this work we all need our holidays but I look forward to lots more fun when we get back! Enjoy your October break everyone😁

A complicated track for the robotic mouse.
Robo mouse tig!
Patterns and symmetry.
Exploring symmetry in nature.
Board games.
Maths games on the Chromebooks.
And on the smartboard.
Our autumn table.
Rocco’s leaf rubbings look like a forest!
More leaf rubbings.
Exploring the colour and pattern of our feelings.
They are angry!
Some finished feelings.
Trying out the obstacle course made by Amy.
And the parachute.
Practicing ball skills.

Today the P7 pupils led an outdoor learning day for the whole school. They did an amazing job!!!!

Primary 1 have been enjoying story time with our buddies. Of course this year our time with buddies is very different and we are so lucky that the buddies and prefects have been recording stories for us on their Chromebooks and then sharing them with us on our shared classroom. Technology really can be so helpful!

I do hope that everyone has a really happy and healthy October holiday and will look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 26th October.

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Millbank Primary School
Millbank Crescent
Nairn
IV12 4QB
01667 452 240