The senior pupils’ digital leader training event will take place in Inveraray Primary School on Friday 18th November 2016 from 10:00 till 15:30. The event is aimed at pupils from P5/6/7 and will include training for pupils on computational thinking, troubleshooting and introduction to computer programming using Drones and Sphero’s. There will also be a CPD session for staff.
There are lots of new exciting resources and upcoming training and events to help you deliver language learning in your classroom. You will find all the information under the following headings in the recent Argyll and Bute 1+2 Languages Newsletter HERE
Primary 1-4 participated in a workshop called ‘Go, Oxygen, Go!’ and P5-7 had ‘Get Active’. We found out where oxygen comes from, how it enters our body, how the body transfers it to our blood and it’s journey to our muscles. We took part in lots if fun experiments and learned many interesting facts.
Many parents joined us to experience the learning environment that their child enjoys at nursery. With a focus on ‘skills for life’ parents joined their children as architects and builders making a fantastic den. They could show off their cooking skills while making gingerbread men in the muddy kitchen or be a teacher, author or musician for the day while exploring natural materials to make some fantastic story stones and instruments for our music and literacy area. In the cosy shed the children enjoyed choosing stories to listen to.
Anyone interested in the workshop and outdoor & woodland learning is invited to come along at 4.30pm to have a chance not only to make lanterns but discover what the OWL group can do to help promote outdoor learning.
The children, parents and staff of St Joseph’s were delighted to sponsor the Stand Up to Cancer campaign in school on 14th October. The children came to school out of uniform and happily donated £1 towards this very worthy charity. The school had been approached by the local Cancer Research Shop and asked to be party to their local Stand Up to Cancer Campaign.
Last term Primary 6 in Cardross were thinking a lot about how they could help the local community and town during Harvest time. Everyday they collected tins and packets of food from the whole school for the Food Bank in Helensburgh, they were overwhelmed by everyone’s kind generosity.Primary 6 were also the hosts for the Senior Citizen Harvest tea and this year we decided to create ‘ Super Soup’ parcels for them to take home and enjoy.
“On Monday, 26th September, Tayvallich Primary School was full of bright colours and laughter. It was European Language Day and each child and staff-member was dressed from head-to-toe in the bright colours of a chosen European flag. We all said which country we represented and some even had found out the Capital city of their country! The classroom was decorated with the colourful flags of Europe; balloons with Spanish colour words; and information boards with a variety of different language posters.”
The staff of St. Joseph’s Primary and Family Learning Centre has been working with Kirkmichael Community Development Group over the last few months to get a new ‘Meet and Eat’ programme for the elderly in the local community developed at St. Joseph’s Family Learning Centre. Wednesday 12 October, 2016 saw the launch of this excellent new initiative with the helpers of the Community Development Group bringing in the required food and setting up beautifully presented tables for the elderly to come along and enjoy some sandwiches, baking and a blether.
The P4-7s from Carradale Primary School have recently attended a 4 week golf session run by Dr Abernethy and Mrs Margaret Campbell. They were split into two groups, the ones that hadn’t played golf before and the ones that head. They had great fun playing on the field, chipping and putting.
Wow! Primary 1-4 have been learning everything there is to know about TREES! We went a big walk into the forest to collect conkers recently. We also made collages in the playground with various other interesting things we found, for example pine cones and strange shaped twigs!
We made crowns decorated with different shaped leave and petals from wild flowers. Our teacher, Mrs Leyland, told us what trees the leaves had come from.
Last week pupils took part in a homework project with a difference! They were asked to bake something at home with their parent or carer and bring it into school to be judged by our very own Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood (Mrs Speirs and Mr Moore!)
Pippa was our overall star baker, baking a chocolate cake complete with little pigs on top! Tiffany, Cameron, Lachlan, Kirsty and Jake all won ‘top baker’ their categories.
On Friday 30th September Strachur Primary held a MacMillan coffee morning. Primary 1-4 baked fruit loaf that week and Primary 5-7, fairy cakes. These were sold alongside many donations of cakes and home baking from staff and the wider school community. Primary 5-7 served all morning and were delighted with the final total of £348.10 for this very worthwhile cause.
Thank you to all the people who contributed.
Park Primary 1 and Early Learning and Childcare Centre share learning experiences in Early Level activities. This term the activities took the children to Dunollie woods where they chose to learn about trees. Each group made friends with a tree and got to know their new friend really well(its name, shape of leaves, type of seeds, parts of a tree, bark pattern).