Water Week 8th – 12th May

Last week we had a full timetable of water related activities, from basic hygiene to water safety, the water cycle and our human right to have access to clean water. The idea behind this is that the children experience a very broad range of activities and have the chance to really study water in detail.

The classes were grouped so that each lesson had Primary 1 children all the way up to Primary 7 children.

Some of the comments that the children gave afterwards included…

  • I learned about maps,
  • I learned how to stay safe near water
  • I learned about how yeast and bacteria grow
  • I liked making the water safety poster
  • my favourite part was all of it
  • I would like to do a water walk

Here are some of our pictures…

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Plant Sale and Spring Fair – 27/04/2017

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to our very successful plant sale and fair yesterday. The indoor bouncy castle was a big bonus!

It was lovely to see so many people getting together and having fun. We hope you enjoyed it too.

You helped raise a fantastic £414.95 for the ELF (Early Learning Focus) Group, and £86.23 towards the P7 Edinburgh trip.

Here are a few snaps from the afternoon…

 

P1/2 Trip to Urquhart Castle 30/03/2017

We had a lovely trip to Urquhart Castle today. Great experiential learning linked to our Knights and Castles topic for this term.

We saw weapons of war, defensive earthworks and equipment and an exciting and informative video explaining some of the history of Urquhart Castle. Our guide was terrific…not only showing us around the castle but also helping us understand some of the problems the knights had to deal with when they went to war.

Thanks very much indeed to Historic Environment Scotland for giving us the chance to enjoy this precious site which is right on our own doorstep.

Thanks also to the mums who came along to help. As always, your help is much appreciated. We had more offers of help than we needed this time, so thank you.

Here are some images of the day, showing the kinds of things we saw…bow and arrows, trebuchet and missiles, broad sword, targe, helmet, and views of the castle.

Miss Starr

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A gymnastics masterclass 17th March 2017

Steve Frew, a Scottish Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Sky Living for Sport mentor, visited the school again on Friday this week to give children throughout the campus amazing gymnastics coaching sessions.

He was very impressed with the primary children, who demonstrated their balance, control and focus on all of the pieces of equipment. The Nursery children also watched on and then had a go themselves. Our thanks also go to the senior pupils who came to help us out. Here are some images of the day…

 

Get Motivated with Andy McKechnie

On Tuesday 14th February, all three primary classes were involved in motivational sessions to encourage HEALTHY and positive approaches to looking after…

Heart,

Emotion,

Attitude,

Learning,

Teamwork,

Happiness and…

YOU

with Andy McKechnie.

There were opportunities not only to get involved in and learn some cool dances, but also to gain the confidence to teach them to our classmates. I know the P1/2s in particular really enjoyed showing their friends how it’s done.

Here are some images from the 3 sessions…

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P1/2 updates…

Just a few of our recent notable events…

We welcome visits from pets (safe ones of course!)… here are Myah and Ziggy

 

We had two birthdays in one day recently…

 

And we were lucky enough to go to the nursery to share in a henna design activity…

 

Adventures with the Gaelic Tree Alphabet 14th Nov 2016 – P1-4

As part of our trees for life project, we were taken on a tour of the forest via the alphabet of gaelic trees this week. In this highly interactive event, the children found out the gaelic names of several native trees as well as a number of products they provide to those who might live in the forest such as willow (suil) for boats, elder (ruis) for cordial, hazel (coll) for nuts and yew (lubhar) for wands. Thanks to Ariel Killick, the storyteller, for her presentation.