P4 and P5 enjoyed a fun day at Scotland Street Museum in Glasgow. P4 learned about the design of the famous building and how Charles Rennie Macintosh used shapes and colours to tell stories throughout the school. P5 were given an insight as what life was like for Scottish children in school during Victorian times.
Thank you to all our volunteer helpers.
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Rockfield Primary Gaelic classes were delighted to receive an invitation from The Scottish Book Trust to showcase their hard work and endeavour at a celebration event for The First Minister’s Reading Challenge. The event was held at ‘The Hub’ in Edinburgh on the 20th June and Rachael Deans (Principal Teacher Gaelic), accompanied by Gaelic pupils Rufus Hughes (P5) and Bethan Neil (P4) had a great time sharing their work with the 400 strong audience as well as The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon herself.
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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 pupils were involved in planning and organising this trip to Glasgow where they had opportunities to experience an environment very different to their own.
The children had contextualised opportunities to develop skills for learning, life and work which were tailored to their particular needs. There were also opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy and health and well-being, in particular the use of money and telling the time.
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On Friday 24th November, P5 and P6 pupils from Rhu Primary were invited to Lomond School Games Hall to take part in a ‘Mission to Mars’ digital learning session. Pupils were split into groups and throughout the afternoon they worked through and completed 6 different digital tasks, all linked with the ‘Mission to Mars’ theme.
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In June the pupils of Kilmodan Primary School, Glendaruel visited the Tighnabruaich Life Boat Station. We were given a grand tour of the station and had the opportunity to learn a range of interesting facts about the RNLI. We were very lucky to be able to sit on the lifeboat and of course pretend to drive it! We also learned about the survival suits and the cost of very important equipment.
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Rhu P4 pupils enjoyed a trip to Glasgow Science Centre recently as part of their Oceans and Seas topic. They visited the I-Max cinema to watch ‘Under the Sea 3D’ and spent time in the science mall. A wonderful time had by all, especially when wearing 3D glasses and trying to catch fish swimming out of the screen
Primary 7 pupils from Rockfield Primary participated in a 5 day adventure to Ardentinny Outdoor Learning Centre, near Dunoon. The pupils were able to participate in a whole range of activities, such as canoeing, gorge walking and team building. They were split in to day time activity teams and then at night time, were able to share dormitories with their friends. They made their own beds, tidied the dorm and set up the dining hall for the next meal.
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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.
Dunoon Primary had been awarded it’s third Green Flag. Below is an extract from the letter Dunoon Primary received by Mrs Senga Wakefield, who is the leader of our Eco Committee from Eco-Schools Scotland/Keeping Scotland Beautiful.
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Furnace and Minard pupils headed off to Glasgow for a day at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum this week. We had a brilliant day and were so inspired by everything we saw from Egyptian “mummies” to dinosaurs, Charles Rennie MacIntosh art and the famous spitfire. We had planned our visit as part of our Scotland topic but we saw and learned much beyond our national heritage. Here are some pupils comments:
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On Thursday 15th December Strachur Primary School went on a Christmas day out to Glasgow. We went to the Riverside Museum in the morning, looked around in our groups and had lunch. We enjoyed looking at the exhibits and sitting on the huge hedge seats outside.
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Last Friday, while the ‘bigger’ pupils were off learning how to become Digital Leaders, Furnace and Minard ‘littler’ pupils decided to go off on a Gruffalo Hunt to Ardkinglas Gardens to have some outdoor fun and learn some more Scots words. The crispy cold day added to the sense of adventure, especially as we had recently read The Gurffalo’s Child. We followed the little mouse’s directions past Tod’s ‘deep-dooon hoose’, Hoolet’s “tree-tap hoose” and Snake’s “log-hoose”.
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This is an article written by Catriona Newman, P7
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.
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On Monday 3rd October the pupils from Luing Primary visited the Atlantic Island Centre on Luing to see the farming exhibition. Jane MacLachlan and Col MacDougall showed the children round and explained some of the exhibits and photographs. Col, who had worked on the farm for 55 years, answered lots of questions about how farming has changed. All of the children found it very interesting and they especially enjoyed seeing relatives and neighbours in a lot of the old photographs. Continue reading Luing Pupils Visit The Atlantic Island Centre
North Bute Primary School had a roaring time when the Wild about Scotland Bus came to Port Bannatyne. The RZSS experts taught our pupils about the skull structure of our native wildlife. We all learnt about conservation that is happening here in Scotland and the children were able to have all of their scientific questions answered. Thanks to the bus we now have so much to investigate ourselves. The children have been inspired to be biologists. Our school quiz was amazing with everyone involved using their new knowledge to gain team points, and win the game. Well done Team Wolves, who won by a whisker!
P4/3 of St Joseph’s were delighted to attend a private screening of the BFG last week at the local Tower in Helensburgh! A particular treat for any child, but for P4/3 it was a fantastic way of bringing to the big screen their IDL for this term – the BFG! Children were able to walk the distance to the Tower and were so excited to have the opportunity. It was an excellent way to witness excellent community planned partnership and the children are all now ready to further their studies of the book – thanks once again to the personnel of the Tower!
Luss Primary School are the Scottish Champions of this year’s Total Green Award. Over the past five years Luss has won the Totally Clued-up Category three times and on a fourth occasion was awarded a Special Award created for them because their work was of such a high standard.
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Kirn’s Primary 7/6 class were so lucky to be able to visit the Glasgow Gurdwara which is the Glasgow Sikh Temple.
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