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Firstly, a massive well done to our children who were at the STEM event last week. To win two out of three competitions is absolutely incredible! They were fantastic ambassadors for the school and I couldn’t be more proud of them! Thank you so much to Mrs Smithson, Mr Ritchie and Mrs Mackintosh. Without them, this couldn’t have been possible.

Children have written a special poem this week. The focus was on rhyme but also to try and include similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration or/and onomatopoeia. I loved reading these and I’m sure you will too… this Sunday!

In Numeracy, children have work on percentages this week. Some challenging work but children have shown great progress throughout our fractions, decimals and percentages topic.

We have been reading more of Goodnight Mister Tom and the children were ‘Word Detectives’ this week, using strategies to define unknown vocabulary. We have also started watching the movie in short snippets.

In grammar, the children were learning how to identify and use oxymoron. Some very funny contradictions created!

The children have been preparing for auditions and they will take place today. So lovely to see the children’s enthusiasm towards the play.

We have been doing some Mother’s Day art work throughout this week, and hopefully you will love what the children have done.

I would like to thank the children for being so mature and settled during this uncertain time. Children will come home with learning packs today, which equips them for learning at home over the next two weeks. I will update Seesaw on a daily basis with tasks for the day. Please take some time to also encourage your child to read for pleasure, play board games, do puzzles, bake/cook, play with toys, etc. Ensure your child has a balance of downtime, as well as structured learning time.

Although we are unaware of when children will be returning to school, please be reassured that the traditional P7 leavers' activities will still take place, even if the worst case scenario occurs, and children are at home until the summer. Our P7s are too important to us not to mark their time at Canmore and we will absolutely make sure this happens, however we do expect to be back before the end of P7 and this is thinking of worst case scenario. To ease the children's worries, we allowed the class to sign shirts at the end of the day. 

I wish you all a safe and healthy two weeks, and when it gets to it, a well-earned, fantastic Easter break, Mrs Forrest.