Bien joué! ¡Bien hecho! Gut gemacht! Molto bene! (Well done!)
On Monday 15th May five Primary 6 pupils from Taynuilt Primary travelled to Edinburgh to the Euroquiz National Final 2108. The competition involved 470 schools from all over Scotland taking part in Euroquiz heats to represent their own areas. Taynuilt Primary won our area quiz to represent Argyll and Bute. There were 31 schools at the Final, from the Borders to Shetland to the Western Isles, and was it held in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament. Continue reading Bravo Taynuilt Primary School!
SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE TEACHERS (SALT)
FREE CLPL OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LANGUAGE TEACHERS WITH SALT
Please come along to this free event as part of your Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL). The training is open to all primary and secondary teaching staff with an interest in language learning and teaching.
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Are you interested in developing your skills in delivering music in the classroom?
CAST are launching Get Creative, a music resource aimed at all primary teachers, packed full of
creative ideas, activities and learning outcomes to enable you to deliver musical activities with your
class, regardless of your musical experience.
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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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We are delighted to announce that Clachan Primary School have been awarded their 6th Green Flag. This shows we have been an Eco School with Green Flag Status for 10 years! Well done to all involved.
Here is the report we received;
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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!
Pupils from Castlehill Primary School took part in their daily mile on Friday 23rd March. All the classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7 ran, walked or jogged together around the school in aid of Sport Relief. It was great fun and at the end the children enjoyed fruit donated by Tesco. A big thank you to them for providing this fruit for the whole school.
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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 Wednesday 21st March all the pupils of Colgrain Primary came together to perform a dance to the song ‘This is Me’ from the hit film The Greatest Showman. The performance raised money for this year’s Sports Relief campaign. The performance was filmed and shared with the parents. Have a look at our Twitter page to see our moves! @ColgrainPS
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Dunoon Primary School had a tremendously fantastic day! The pupils took up the challenge of dressing up as their favourite book characters! This was to celebrate World Book Day. It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind,designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
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The Early Level children at Tarbert Academy have been very busy learning about Transport. Working with our local Co-op the children also celebrated Fairtrade fortnight, learning how the food gets to the shops.
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We went to Auchindrain Museum to see the houses and how people lived in the olden days because our school topic is Our Heritage.
We saw the new house which is already about 75years old! The owner of Auchindrain is called Catty Cat and he looks after Auchindrain. (He is a cat)
We had a look at the Wise woman’s house – she made people better by using herbs and some poisonous plants, but by using a little bit of them it made people better.
The word for Wise woman and old lady is the same in Gaelic and it means witch.
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On Tuesday March 13th Minard school teamed up with Furnace and Achahois Primary schools for a joint rugby training session at Achahoish school with Allan. The pupils continued their introduction to the skill of rugby started at a similar session in the autumn at Furnace with tag rugby. The children all enjoyed the day especially the lunch J
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The children of Luing Primary were very pleased to receive their fifth green flag, which involved studying Sustainability, Transport and Litter.
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We may not have had a fancy tent but there was fierce competition last Thursday when our Fairtrade Bakeoff took place at Achaleven Primary.
Thank you to Mrs Dundas, Mrs Ferguson, Ms Buchanan and Charlieanne for their assistance with the all-important first stage of the signature bakes. The pupils put their maths skills to good use weighing out all the ingredients.
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Glenbarr pupils celebrated world Book Day by dressing up as characters from books. They also enjoyed activities inspired by M. G. Leonard’s ‘Beetle Boy’ – making clay beetles, compiling beetle top trump cards and looking at insects.
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Southend Primary School have successfully renewed their Green Flag Award by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful in recognition of their Eco-Schools journey.
Part of the focus has been on beach and marine litter with workshops undertaken with the GRAB trust and developing their outdoor space as a resource for learning and recreation. They have also been improving their natural habitat for birds and insects. The children’s health and wellbeing has also been a major focus with the installation of a play/climbing frame to provide exercise and role play whilst outside.
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The children have been busy creating characters and a book to demonstrate how the school’s Vision, Values and Aims are embedded into school life.
We are asking parents to take a look at the book the next time they visit the school.
Below are a selection of some of the pages from the book.
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A wizarding fun time was enjoyed by the whole school to celebrate World Book Day. The P7/6 class opened our doors to the familiar sound of Potter magical music and we entertained the children with fortune telling tea leaves, divination, charm school, spells, stage make up, quidditch indoors, photo booth and butterbeer. We recently purchased Harry Potter books for whole class reading and so far they are going down a storm. A book sale was held and parents invited in to enjoy the celebrations too.
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The children in Drumlemble Pre5 made an excellent effort dressing up and bringing in books to celebrate World Book Day