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Summer Fayre – 3rd June 10-12

The summer fayre is fast approaching.

Raffle tickets – If you would like to purchase raffle tickets please hand back the tickets and money to school.  There are raffle tickets at reception if you would like to buy more.

Tombola’s – We are still looking for donations for the tombola stalls.  There will be both an adults tombola and kids tombola, if you have any donations please hand them into the office.

Magicians Show – There are a few tickets remaining.  They will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  To purchase tickets please hand your money into the school before Wednesday.  After this we wont be able to issue any further tickets.  If there are tickets remaining these will be available on the day.

Home bakes – In true bake off style, we are looking for donations of home bakes.  Due to the high quality of bakers at the school 🙂 it is normally a very popular stall.  If you are able to make some home bakes, please include the ingredients on them and hand into the office on Friday.

The PTA would like to express our thanks for all your support in the lead up to the fayre.  We are getting excited!!  There will be lots to do including a bouncy castle (£2 unlimited), beat the goalie, coconut shy, hook a duck, magician shows, adopt a pet, splat a rat, glitter tattoos, lucky dip as well as strawberries and cream and hot dogs!!  The children have also been very busy drawing a self portrait  which has been printed onto tea towels.  These will be for sale at the fayre.  They are looking amazing, the kids have done an amazing job!

Lets hope we get another smashing sunny Saturday!

Hope to see you there

The PTA

Miss Cunningham’s Star Performers- Week 4

This week we have been busy cooking in Health and using scripts or dancing in Expressive Arts- it has been very busy. The Star Performers this week are;

P1B: Felix   P1C: Catherine   P2W: Aeryn   P2/3M: Owen   P3M: Sophie   P5C: Grant   P5/6K: Paige   P6R: Jodie   P7W: Lucas

Summer Fayre – 3rd June

The Summer Fayre will be held on Saturday 3rd of June at 10am – 12.  The children will be coming home with a few letters:

Magician:

The PTA are excited to be welcoming The Great Hootini to the Summer Fayre on Saturday the 3rd of June.  The magician will be performing two shows during the morning of the fayre.  The first will be at 10:15 to 10:45 and the second 11:00 to 11:30, the shows will be held in the nursery.  Tickets are £2.50 per child (under 12 months are free).  We ask only one adult per family attends (adults are free), there will be free teas and coffees for the adults.

Soft Toys:

We are looking for donations of soft toys for our adopt a pet stall at the summer fayre. If you would like to donate any soft toys in good condition please hand them into the school by Friday 12th May.

Home Bake Request:

We are looking for donations for our popular home bake stall.  These should be brought into the school on Friday the 2nd of June.  Please remember to attach a list of ingredients.

The PTA would like to say a big thank you for all the donations and support for our upcoming fayre.

Miss Cunningham’s Learning Leaflet: Term Four

Miss Cunningham’s Learning Leaflet: Term Four
Welcome back to our fourth and final term. Please see your child’s class below for details about their learning in Expressive Arts and Health and Wellbeing this term.

P1B and P1C- Early Level
In Health, Primary 1 will be making and tasting simple recipes. We will record our likes and dislikes. We will improve our group work and turn taking when making and trying the foods. Primary 1 will answer the question – What is Eco? We will take part in various activities which will increase our understanding of Eco. Primary 1 can’t wait to take part in outdoor learning activities.

In Expressive Arts, Primary 1 will continue to explore the use of voice, movement and expression. The children will be given a stimulus to create an improvised scene in small groups. We will also continue our weekly yoga sessions which are great fun!
P2W, P2/3M and P3M- First Level
In Health, Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will be preparing and tasting foods demonstrating a range of practical skills including; washing, using a peeler, mixing, grating, spreading and demonstrating simple knife skills. They will consolidate their knowledge of the EatWell plate whilst preparing foods. The classes will also help improve the schools’ ‘green’ status. P2W, 2/3M and 3M will have the opportunity to use the brand new litter pickers, help weed the outside learning area as well as learning more about improving the environment.

In Expressive Arts, Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils will begin the term by taking part in Spring and Easter themed drama. We will then move on to dance, learning new cultural dance styles from Scotland, India and Africa. The children will provide their peers with positive and constructive feedback as well as critiquing their own performances. The classes will expand their creativity and confidence by producing and performing small group sequences, using taught movements. We are going to be very busy.

P5C, P5/6K, P6R and P7W- Second Level (P7- Expressive Arts only)
In Health, Primary 5C, 5/6K and 6R will investigate food labels to gain an understanding of advertising and how to make healthy choices. We will prepare and taste foods demonstrating an increasing range of practical preparing and cooking techniques including; accuracy when weighing and measuring, kneading, chopping, mixing, grating and using simple knife skills. Later in the term we will analyse the ‘Environmental Review Plan’ carried out by the Eco Committee, looking at our progress so far and deciding and implementing the next steps for our upcoming green flag assessment.

Inspired by the talk of Macbeth in the playground, 5C and 5/6K will be creating and presenting a simplified, scripted version of the famous play. They will sustain characters by using voice, movement and expression. P6R will perform the dramatic ending of Macbeth before taking part in various dance sessions, using different styles and genres. They will be encouraged to create and perform their own routines to an audience. As P7W were busy with trips, speakers and visits to Oldmachar, they will continue their Term 3 focus. Please see the Term 3 learning leaflet.

Other News
The senior choir are delighted to have won the Aberdeen Glee Challenge. The final will be held at Perth Concert Hall on 25th June (2pm-5pm). We would love to have our peers and families support us. Tickets go on sale on the 8th June from the Perth Concert Hall box office (£8 adult £5 concession). We are very excited and hope you can come along and support us!
Miss Lauren Cunningham 

Miss Cunningham’s Star Performers: Week 1

Welcome back! I hope your Easter holidays were wonderful. It has been a very quick week and the children have settled back into routines well. This week’s Star Performers are;

P1B: Aiden   P1C: Ellis   P2W: Julie   P2/3M: Kate   P3M: Paige   P5C: Abbas   P5/6K: Olaf   P6R: Jessica   P7W: Rafa

Well done to you all.

Miss Cunningham