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…

 

Assembly 04.04.17

Our assembly had an Easter theme this week. P1/2 did a little play to show us what Easter is about. We looked at all the finely decorated eggs and we had some Star Writers, Achievement Leaves and Head Teacher Awards. We also received our certificates from the Lochaber Music Festival.dscf26241.jpg

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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Red Nose Day 2017


On Friday 24.03.17 pupils from the nursery, the primary and the secondary took part in Red Nose Day. We had children wearing red, children dressing up, teachers wearing red or dressed up, a bake sale and a primary talent show. We managed to raise a fantastic £212.17 for this good cause, well done everyone. Thanks too, to any parents, family or friends who sent in baking, it went down a treat.

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…

 

Grounds for Learning

On Friday 10th March, Stephen Mozier from “Grounds for Learning” came to visit. He looked at our playground to see what we could do to make the most of the large space we have. There seems to be lots of possibilities for small changes so that we can make the edges and corners of our playground more interesting and fun. Stephen spoke to members of staff, parents and pupils from both the primary and the secondary. We hope to come up with a sensible and workable plan. Many thanks to all who were involved in Friday’s visit, special thanks to Miss Starr who did all the organising.

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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