Well, it has certainly been a wild week of weather this week. I am delighted to say that in class things have been much more settled and calm.
We have been very busy practising our songs for the Fife Festival of Music. Mrs Baxter has set us some very challenging songs this year, but we are rising to the challenge and getting more confident with each practice. We are very excited abou performing on stage at the Carnegie Hall on Tuesday 28th January. More information will be sent home early next week with the dates and times of our performance should any parents or relatives wish to come along and watch us, or indeed come along as a parent helper.
This week we have started our new class novel 'Guardians of the Wild Unicorns', a story set in Scotland, and one which we will be using to develop our literacy skills this term.
In PE we have started to develop our fitness levels through some circuit training, and we are also developing our skills in jumping, travelling and rolling in gymnastics. We have some very able gymnasts in our midst and I have been impressed by the ability and enthusiasm of the whole class. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all parents for ensuring your children have the correct PE kit.
Today we started to focus on developing a range of strategies we can use to solve problems. Today's focus was on using the strategy of 'Looking for a pattern'. After a slightly hesitant start, the children all got on board with this, and used their learning powers of co-operation, perseverance, curiosity and willingness to have a go to achieve success.Well done to everyone.
Finally we are also starting to look at how to cope with everyday emergency situations. This week we were learning what to do if someone is choking, and the children all have a strategy that they know to use.
As I'm sure you will agree, it has been a very busy week. One last reminder - all the children should come to school prepared to recite their Scottish poems from Monday.
Have a lovely weekend - one of the children told me this morning that the weather forecast is sunny and bright. Let's hope so.