Google Classroom

All pupils should be logging in daily to google classroom.  If your child is not able to access this please contact Mrs Ironside at gw08ironsidesusan@ab-ed.org for support with this.

End of Week 1 of Digital Learning

We have reached the end of the first week of being at home due to Covid19. Well done to everyone for their efforts in what’s been a new way of doing the bulk of our learning.

Digital learning has always been available and carried out but, for our pupils, it’s been in the ‘comfort’ of the real classroom with the teacher there to help. This week has been a whole new ball game! And that goes for the teachers as well!

It can be difficult to cope, at home, especially if you have more than one school age or FE student in the house. I know what’s like having three of us working from home! FRAUGHT!

It would be great if the children could engage in the tasks posted for them but they can spread the work out and do it over an extended length of time. We do have some children who love to finish everything as it appears and for them, the routine is probably what they like.

Parents and carers can always e-mail the teachers using their Google e-mail address if you or your child needs some extra help. Believe me, we teachers have all been helping each other in our very own Google Classroom!

It’s also clear that the children are keen, through Google Classroom, to keep in touch with one another and with their teachers.

Just to give you an idea of the scale of things there were, across the city, 20,000 daily users of Google Classroom with 21,500 daily files being created. On Wednesday there were 2,700 Google Meets and around 11,000 e-mails!

We’re all still learning together, so please, pupils, try to engage with the work in your Google Classroom, even  if it’s just to try a few tasks and maybe meet up with your teacher and some classmates.

Finally, we hope that as many parents and carers as possible will respond to Mrs Ironside’s questionnaire about digital classrooms as we will use that to help improve Riverbank’s Digital Learning Classrooms!

But remember, Keep Safe and you can do that by following the advice on Covid19 and we look forward to meeting with you again, next week in Google Classroom. Enjoy your weekend, mums and dads and boys and girls!

UNCRC / RRSA

Article 3 – The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care …..

Article 28 – Every child has the right to an education.

Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

Work Packs for P5 classes, week beginning 30.03.20

1 Correct the Punctuation sentences

2 Spelling activity

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4 Loch Ness Monster Reading and Design Activity

5 Film Review Writing Template

6 Multiplying 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers

7 Rounding to the nearest 10 100 1000

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9 t-t-5014-easter-egg-symmetry-activity-sheets-_ver_2

10 t2-m-4799-3digit-column-addition-activity-sheet-_ver_3

11 cfe-p-300-my-emotions-how-do-i-feel-check-in-activity-sheet-english_ver_3

12 t2-p-445-being-kind-to-yourself-activity-sheet-english_ver_2

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Missing School But Not Missing Schooling!

Just a wee post to keep in touch with our website watchers!

We have been missing for a while as we were having dreadful IT problems but hopefully we’re over the worst of that now.

By now we would hope that the vast majority of Riverbank’s pupils will have accessed their very own Google Classrooms. Your teachers have been working hard posting work for you in your classrooms. Just about everyone was given login details before school closed last Friday. If you don’t have login details, then you can contact us on the school e-mail address.

It’s been super to see so many children accessing the Google Classroom, not just to keep up with some work but also to keep in touch with each other in an internet safe environment. Some of the teachers have a sign in sheet and they ask you to sign in or register when you enter the class. If you are having difficulty, then please comment to your teacher or get a parent to ask for help for you, if required. Remember, keeping in touch is important.

Apart from your own class teacher, Mr Dawson has posted some music activities, Mrs Henderson is keeping you up-to-date with French, Mrs Campbell is right there with RME and Miss Moreton has posted some mindfulness activities for you.

In addition, Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Proctor and Mrs Carr are all helping out with the pupils they usually work with.

I have been into my classes on a daily basis and it’s been great to chat with some of you. I have been impressed with some of the work you are doing and with the ideas of your teachers. I’ve even seen a video lesson on coin recognition, by Mr Flanagan. He had a rather lazy assistant with him….Skye! She did a little miaowing and purring but didn’t seem keen to be very active! I’m sure Mr Flanagan’s pupils will do better than Skye!

Sadly, seeing into virtual classrooms doesn’t help me keep up with my 10,000 steps a day. It’s just not the same as ‘walking’ round the classrooms at Riverbank!

Unfortunately, I can’t see into all the classes but, perhaps, Miss Hampton will be able to tell me what’s going on in the P5-7 classes. I believe the P7 classes have been very busy.

I know that Miss Howarth has posted a video story or two and Mrs Innes will have some news for me on the P1 and Nursery classes.

Mrs Smith has been doing her daily workout with Joe Wicks. It’s taking her until lunchtime to recover!! Maybe I need to take up this activity as an alternative to ‘walking’ round the classes!

Mrs Ironside has sent out information via Groupcall and there are lots of websites available for extra activities which can be carried out at home.

Finally, I hope everyone is keeping themselves indoors, as much as possible, and that we’re all following the advice we have been given about preventing the spread of Covid19.

Keep safe everyone!

UNCRC / RRSA

Article 3 – The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care …..

Article 28 – Every child has the right to an education.

Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

Supporting Your Child’s Learning!

Miss Hampton will support the Family Learning Team in delivering 6 sessions on supporting your child with numeracy and literacy. The focus will be for parents with pupils in P1-3.

These sessions will provide an opportunity for parents to find out about the maths and literacy taught in P1-3.

The sessions will take place at The Tillydrone Campus and details of dates and times can be seen on the information leaflet placed below.

 

UNCRC / RRSA

Article 3 – The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

A Jiu-Jitsu Wider Achiever

This Primary 3 young lady is a student at the Aberdeen Combat Centre where she has been learning Jiu-Jitsu for some time now. She came to tell me of her successful visit to a Jiu-Jitsu competition in Dundee. She ‘rolled’ with a World Champion and against another student of Jiu-Jitsu and was proud to show me the medal she received for being placed second. What a great achievement!! (Rolling is the Jiu-Jitsu term for a bout or a fight.)

“My Jiu-Jitsu is fun and I really like my coach, Craig. I like knowing that I can protect myself and when I was away I enjoyed being able to ‘roll’ with a World Champion! I am looking forward to a Jiu-Jitsu Takedown in Aberdeen quite soon.”

Well done! You are making excellent progress with your Jiu-Jitsu. It’s great that you enjoy challenging yourself, so successfully, in competitions. Keep up the good work!

UNCRC / RRSA

Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full….

Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Breastfeeding Initiative

Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership has asked us to help in promoting a citywide initiative which is all about making Aberdeen a more friendly breastfeeding city.

The Tillydrone Campus will host two events in the near future. The first event is a discussion with the general public; to hear their views and ideas about the project, and the second is for businesses in the area, to find out if they can help make breastfeeding more friendly on their premises.

I have placed, below, a poster from Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership giving details about the event. Please go along if you can and lend support and air your views on this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNCRC / RRSA

Article 3 – The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health…..

Our First Wider Achiever of the New Year!

Our Primary 3 dancer with her trophy.

This young lady from Primary 3 came to show me the trophy which she won at the weekend. She had gone to Glasgow to compete with her dance school, Dance United. She was a competitor in the Under 8 Freestyle Dance section. Her hard work and efforts paid off as she was proud to tell me that she had come second in the competition!

“I really like dancing and going to competitions.” was her excited comment.

Congratulations, young lady! We are all so proud of the achievements you’ve made in your dancing. Well done!

UNCRC / RRSA

Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full…..

Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.