Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
Our First Weeks in P1
Our first few weeks of school have been wonderful. We have already started learning our sounds and numbers. We enjoy the art and craft work which help us to remember all the new sounds and numbers. We are enjoying drama, P.E and modern languages too. We have also started our different clubs on a Tuesday; they are great fun.
Last week, we went to Build-A-Bear at Ocean Terminal to choose and make our class bears. We went on the school minibus and had great fun looking out the window at the cruise ships. When we got there, we had to choose a bear and fill it with cotton fluff. We also got to put little love hearts inside our bears to fill them both with love. We liked using the foot pedal to fill the bear up. Both classes voted to have girl bears. Then we voted to decide which clothes we would buy for her. We were allowed to get a day-dress and also pyjamas for the night.
When we got back to school, we all thought of a name for our bears. Then we put all those names into a basket and picked a name for each of our bears. P1X's bear is called Rose and P1Y's bear is called Chloe. We love Rose and Chloe and look forward to taking them home for sleepovers.
By P1X and P1Y
A Busy Start for Primary 2
Primary 2 have got off to a busy start. They started off writing about where they had been on holiday and telling us about their selves in their 'all about me' flowers and you can see these in the Primary 2 corridor. They have been busy practising the 'sh' sound and got to meet Geraldine the Giraffe who will help them learn their P2 sounds throughout the year.
In maths, Primary 2 have been revising their number bonds to 10 and painted lady birds with different combinations of spots to show all the number bonds to 10. They have also been using the smart board, games, white boards and number triangles to help them remember all the number stories to 10.
Primary 2 were very excited to find out that their topic this term is 'Toys' and were even more delighted when they got to bring a toy into school. They told their classmates why it was their favourite toy and described it in their writing. In Art, they had their designer hats on to create a toy of the future and had to decide what materials they would use to make it. We are looking forward to seeing the finished products next week.
A Great Start for Primary 3
The Primary 3 girls have made a great start to the new academic year. They are enjoying their new responsibilities and love coming upstairs to their new classrooms by themselves in the morning! They are managing to organise themselves independently and are really working hard to meet the new expectations of being a Primary 3 girl.
They have been very busy both in and out of the classrooms. Throughout the first week, they have been revising number bonds in maths and have had fun exploring these further in their outdoor learning sessions. They have created some wonderful parent portraits, started their Mapping topic all about the British Isles and, very importantly, they are learning to write up their own homework in their new homework diaries! They have enjoyed all their specialist lessons and getting to know their new teachers and are especially pleased now to have Ms Knox for art lessons in the art room!
Well done, girls for such a positive and enthusiastic start and for making all our new girls feel so welcome.
The First Week Back in Primary 4
P4 girls have all settled well into the new classroom routines and have enjoyed the new mix of classes in their first week of Primary 4. We are very pleased to welcome several new girls into the year group and it is lovely to see friendships beginning to blossom. Girls have already been working hard on holiday presentations, acrostic poems and illuminated names. Our P.E. department has started the term with hockey, gymnastics and team games. Also everyone in P4 has learned to say their name in Spanish!
We are all looking forward to a great session ahead.
The First Week Back in Primary 5
The Primary 5s have had a busy start to the session and are immensely enjoying being the ‘top of the school’ and role models to the younger girls. Taking up their new roles of responsibility with gusto, several girls have already conducted tours for prospective parents and visitors to St George’s. They also prepared and presented pitches for positions of extra responsibility on the Junior School Eco, Charities, JRSO and Pupil Council boards and the successful candidates are starting to attend their first committee meetings.
After a House team games afternoon in outdoor learning where the girls had first-hand experience of the leadership skills of their peers, the girls voted in their House Captains and Vices. The elected girls are delighted and look forward to helping to run the various House events scheduled this year.
Equally busy in class, the Primary 5 girls have presented a short talk about their holidays, created Totem Poles about themselves and are currently working on ‘Mind Maps of Me’, practising a planning strategy that we will be using in our writing later this term.
In Maths, we are working on place value, and have found that it becomes much more interesting if we pretend that our hundreds of thousands and millions are actually pound coins!
Specialist classes are being much enjoyed, particularly the recent samba lesson in Music!
The girls have been getting to grips with their geography of the world in Topic, learning about our continents and oceans, and taking a closer look at our own country to mark our main cities and rivers on a map of Scotland.
Lots more to come of course and we are all looking forward to the upcoming trips and events and learning to be had in Primary 5.