On Tuesday Primary 5, along with Primary 4/5, enjoyed the experience of performing on stage to an audience at the Fife Music Festival at The Carnegie Hall. The children were a credit to the school due to their wonderful singing, their good behaviour, their smart appearance and their excellent manners to members of the public. They received very positive comments on their performance from the adjudicator. Well done to all the children involved and a special thank you to Mrs Baxter for all her hard work in the lead up to this important event. I would like to thank all the parent helpers who supported us on the day and looked after both our props and our children - it is very much appreciated.
On return from the Music Festival we wrote personal rcounts of our experience, focusing on using descriptive language and time sentence openers. This gave the children the opportunity to describe their own personal experience of the music festival. Although there was a lot of nerves and anxiety about performing, tripping up, forgetting words etc all the children appeared to have positive feelings about the experience after they got started. However, it did seem to make a lot of them very hungry as they were desperate to get back to school for lunch!
This week we are completing our topic on Time. We have been looking at 24 hr times, and also at reading and interpreting timetables. As you will be aware this is an important life skill and one that you can support at home by encouraging children to look up timetables when appropriate e.g. bus, train or cinema timetables.
This week we have also been practising our skills in reading and inferring. The children are learning to look for clues in the text that will lead them to be able to answer questions. We have continued with our class novel, and the class are enjoying getting to know and analyse the two main characters - best friends but total opposites in nature.
A gentle reminder that permission slips are required for SeeSaw. These went out in the homework folders last week to be signed and returned. I would be very grateful if these could be returned with homework on Monday if you have not already done so, as this will allow us to move forward with our SeeSaw journals.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.