Friday, 20 December 2013

Last week of school before the Christmas holidays....

On Tuesday afternoon of this week, Yr1 had a really busy afternoon:
it was our party!!
Yum, yum!! With lots of fun!!
the children performed their 'Gummy Bear' dance for the whole of Primary and some of the children in Secondary.
The classroom has been a hive of shiny activity as the children use Art and DT skills to produce various Christmas decorations... No sneak previews here as you will soon be receiving the real thing!
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2014!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The latest Julia Donaldson book to be made into a film is currently on show at cinemas across the region. If you are looking for something to do at the weekend, then this might be just the thing!!

In English, the film is called 'Room on the Broom'....

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Concert 1G info

Some parents may be wondering what tartan, kilts and Scottish monsters are and what exactly we want 1G to wear for the concert.

Tartan is a thick, woollen, checked material. It was worn hundreds of years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. Each family, (Clan) had their own tartan and Chief. For example, the Grant clan has its own tartan.

The kilt is made of tartan and is the traditional dress of Scotland, worn mainly by men, nowadays usually to celebrations and on traditional occasions like weddings.

Monsters refer to the tradition that in Loch Ness a monster lurks. The Loch is so deep that it hasn't been explored thoroughly and several people claim to have seen the monster!
A Loch is a lake!

Basically for the concert, children in 1G should wear something checked. If not anything blue, or blue and white! We will be making a headband in class. 

Monday, 2 December 2013

On Friday 29th November, Mrs Hall's husband, Mick, came in to school to work with 1H. (Mick used to be an Art teacher).
The children worked with 'press print' and printing ink to create bells for a Christmas display in the secondary hall.

The children had a great time mixing colours, rolling out the inks and watching their work appear on the cartridge paper....

Do look out for the large circle in the secondary hall where it will be on display with the work from all of the Primary school.....

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Christmas Concert is fast approaching!!!.....

The children have brought, or will be bringing home their words to learn for the 'spectacle'.... Please help your child to learn the rhyming couplets in a loud and clear voice.

Do watch this space for information re the clothes the children will need to wear.
The children in Y1G & 1H have really been enjoying our work on the book by Alexis Deacon, entitled 'Beegu'.
The story  is great for talking about friendship and feelings and so linked very well with the whole Primary schol Friendship week.
We found a version on YouTube and here is the link if you would like to share the story together.....


Friday, 22 November 2013

Fundraising and Friendship.

This morning we all came to school in our pyjamas! Teachers too of course. We were raising money for the Philippines. 

 We all brought our teddies and they came with us to our Friendship Assembly in the Big Hall. We all shared what we had been doing in Friendship week.

Mrs Cook brought in the Get Caught reading box!

 My Teddy was really enjoying his day out!

Mr Davidson had written a special Friendship song for us to sing.

At one point we thought we had a new class member!

We drew pictures of ourselves and our friends in pyjamas

While some of us made made Hot Chocolate!

And ate cookies.

And Marshmallows!

Two spoonfuls now!

Yum yum that was good.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Friendship Week.

For friendship week, we have been reading books and painting pictures. Here is our friendship tree and our friendship heart. 

We will add our pyjama day photos tomorrow!!

Friday, 15 November 2013


Thanks for coming to the Assembly! 

Didn't they do well?

If you would like to know more about Colin McNaughton here is a link.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Trip to the theatre.

On Friday we had a wonderful time at the theatre! If you look on the school website Live Feed you will be able to see us all lined up with our tickets. 
Here is a link to the theatre company. You may want to ask your children all about it!

Friday, 8 November 2013

The Magic Toymaker

Our entry point for the Magic toymaker this term was for all the children to bring in and share favourite toys with the class. A great time was had by all!