Massive thank you to Mr Canavan for teaching both classes about Light for Science Week. We really value and appreciate your time.
P1-3 especially loved using the light boxes and using their super scientist observation skills to discover and explore properties of light.
Thursday 29th November was the annual show at Dunoon School Hostel. The young people had been busy for quite a while rehearsing for this event.
The evening kicked off with Findlay, the evenings junior presenter introducing our hosts for the evening, Kara & Tristan. They danced a fantastic routine to ‘Twist & Shout’ sung by the very talented Findlay. The Judges came on , this year we had, Rod Stewart, Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger & Robbie Williams. So good of them to give of their time. Continue reading The ‘H’ Factor Dunoon School Hostel
On Wednesday 3rd October, Garelochhead Primary held a curriculum development event in school. The Pupil council and house captains wrote a letter of invitation that was sent to all the local businesses to invite them to come and work with us on 4 questions related to the 4 contexts of learning. 20 representatives from the Ministry of Defence, school health, dental service, accountancy, engineering (Babcock and Jacobs), outdoor learning, the local bus driver, Police Scotland, Pre-5, the local minister and youth worker and parents took part.
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Minard and Furnace Primary Schools had a fantastic shared Summer trip out with a Mini beast hunt at Bellanoch on the Crinan Canal. This was at the end of our Nature detectives and Minibeasts topic. Oly and Pete from the Heart of Argyll wildlife Project took the pupils and staff on an amazing quest for wildlife and flowers in the wild grass verges of the canal. It was amazing what we found from spiders to caterpillars and even some unidentified egg-like items. Oly and Pete have promised to let us know what they are.
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The Eco Committee from Kirn Primary School, along with some pupils from P4-P7 visited the Sky Academy in Livingston. The pupils were there to film a short news report about the environmental problem of plastics in our oceans and waters.
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Primary 5 pupils from Rhu Primary School took part in a Tudor day to celebrate the end of their Term 3 Tudor topic. The pupils were able to dress up in Tudor attire if they so wished and took part in a range of Tudor related activities throughout the day, such as: preparing and tasting Pottage (a traditional vegetable soup); designing their own Tudor shield; making a Tudor rose; and playing Chess . Parents were invited in at the end of the day to look at the pupils work.
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The pupils of Kilchattan School have been working very hard on their creative writing skills and have produced lots of interesting work. The topic this term was poetry so they thought they would have a go at entering the Young Writers “Little Riddlers” and “Rhymecraft” Poetry competitions. They were all very excited to learn that all 5 of their poems are going to get published. Well done all!
Toward Primary School were very lucky to have a visit from Dr. Chris Leigh from Astronomy for Remote and Island Schools (AfRIS) on Monday 26th February.
We learnt about the solar system, stars and constellations, the nature of light and we even hunted for asteroids.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit by Dr. Leigh.
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On Monday February 19th Furnace Primary school began a brand new Family Story Club in parnership with the wider community. Volunteers came in to experience and share their story reading skills on a one to one basis with pupils from Minard and Furnace Primary schools.
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As part of our topic, “The Circus is in Town”, pupils from Dunoon Primary School Learning Centre had the opportunity to visit Dunoon Grammar School today where one of their Drama teachers, Mr Pearson, organise a circus skills workshop.
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Children from Castlehill’s Primary 1 and Primary 2 thoroughly enjoyed a visit overseas to the Island of Gigha as part of their Katie Morag/Seashore topic.
The Topic in P3B this year has been to improve and care for our School Environment. We cleared out the raised beds, went to our local supermarket and selected suitable plants to brighten our School playground. We are going to have a lot of building work going on very soon and we thought the gardens would cheer people up in the midst of the major refurbishment. P3B enjoyed every minute of their gardening activities and met some snails, which they then wrote wonderful stories about. They then thought of very interesting ways to discourage them from our beautiful garden!
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It’s all swings and roundabouts in Primary 6 at Rhu as pupils have been designing their own Healthy Living Theme Park.
The project has been a homework topic this term and children have taken the theme of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and turned it into a business venture. They have each designed their own theme park, with the emphasis on being active and eating healthy food. So gone are the burgers and coke to be replaced by smoothie bars and fruit snack shops.
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Tayvallich Primary won the Mid Argyll Inter-schools Quiz Final last week at Kilmory Council Chambers.
The final was against the Kilmartin/Achahoish Primary Schools Team and both teams battled for the shield bravely.
Thank you to Mrs Dickie from Lochgilphead Primary for organising the event which involved all Mid Argyll Schools.
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Kirn Primary’s P3/2 and Mrs Taylor were so pleased to welcome Walter Lee from the charity RNLI to our class as part of our seaside topic. Walter spoke about the work of the RNLI, and how their members are prepared to brave high winds and heavy seas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to save people in trouble! What we didn’t know was that they don’t get any wages, they are volunteers so we decided to raise some money to help. We held a ‘design-your-own-welly’ competition which cost 50p to enter, and had a ‘Wear Your Wellies!’ day with a £1 donation if you did.
We raised £124!! Thank You to everyone who donated to this very worthy cause
As part of our Seaside topic children from P1, P2/1 and P3/2 took a stroll down to the shore and had a wonderful time on the beach. We had a wonderful time looking at sea creatures and plants, and making some beautiful beach art with shells and sea glass.
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Congratulations to children at Castlehill Primary School in P4, P5, P6 and P7 who were awarded prizes in the Kintyre Writers’ Circle Competition on Friday 12th May at Seafield Hotel. Well done to everyone who took part in this competition for all South Kintyre schools.
The children at Lochgoilhead Primary School were very lucky to be able welcome a visiting volcanologist to the school last week. Steve Wright shared with us his knowledge, passion and incredible first-hand experiences he has gained from visiting active volcanoes around the world. Volcanic rock and samples of meteorites were passed around as Steve answered excellent questions from the children.
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During Term 3 at Colgrain, the pupils from Pre-5 to P7 worked together to plan a whole school STEM topic. With the key focus of ‘developing our young workforce’, our pupils chose a variety of aspects of STEM to investigate. We worked closely with partners in the community to bring our learning to life. We welcomed Helensburgh Toyota, Royal Navy chefs, Lt. Cdr. Pinder and a number of parents to school to work with us.
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Pupils in Rockfield Primary in Oban welcomed parents, carers and friends to school recently to share with them the learning they have been doing in music.
P4 and P5 pupils have been exploring the instrument families of the orchestra, with a particular focus on the piece ‘Peter and the Wolf’ by Prokofiev which uses recurring themes and specific instruments for each character.
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