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.
JASS is our award for our young people. This award is progressive, with increasing commitment, learning and challenge at each level and all our children are taking part in this scheme. Parents, staff and pupils alike look forward to their Friday JASS sessions covering the four sections – My Interests; Get Active, Stay Active; Me and My World and Adventure. JASS is fully inclusive and our children have developed greater self confidence, self assuredness and (most importantly) enjoyment!
St Mun’s Primary staff and pupils enjoyed a very successful evening when they invited family and friends to an end of term Family Literacy Night.
The evening began with Primary Seven pupils reciting a famous Roald Dahl poem ‘Television’ that warns of the danger of too much TV, whilst reminding us of the joy to be had from books and reading.
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All local pirates celebrated International Talk Like A Pirate Day by kidnapping all the staff and the children, and taking over the school.
They spent the day practising their pirate vocabulary, discovering their pirate names, designing pirate flags to match their desperate characters, making floating pirate ships and building pirate ships from large boxes so they could sail across the briny deep. There were songs and stories, the making of ships biscuits and a hunt for a lost treasure chest.
We are please to say that all staff and children were returned safely the next day, though strangely tired!
The delights of a rural school where the pupils sow, nurture, harvest, prepare and distribute the harvest from the school grounds. The pupils of Minard Primary school made plum and apple crumble to give away to members of the community along with harvested parsley, carrots and leeks. The gifts were delivered almost as soon as they were gathered from the gardens. The feedback from our small community was excellent with several pots of soup on the go locally that night.
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The upper primary classes at Sandbank Primary enjoyed a fabulous day at Benmore Botanical Gardens where they took part in fun, outdoor learning activities inspired by the book ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.
The children were split into two groups. One group worked with the poems in the book and had to guess the subject of the poems by a series of clues in a bag.
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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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Whilst Dunbeg Primary School is treasured by its local community; its grounds are a treasure in their own right. Over the past seven months pupils, staff and parents have begun to develop them as an accessible, fun and exciting place to learn.
August 2017: The wetland/woodland area hinted at past projects but was thoroughly overgrown and boggy. An inspiring place however with clear educational and well-being potential!
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The next Argyll and Bute Sumdog competition begins on Friday 20th April and will run until Thursday 26th April. Last time over 2000 students across Argyll and Bute took part in the competition and answered an amazing 553, 351 questions correctly – can we beat this score? Clachan Primary took 1st place, P5-7 at Craignish Primary came 2nd with the P6 class at Dunoon Primary coming in 3rd. Who is up for the challenge of overtaking these worthy winners? Sign your class up today and make sure all of those log-ins are ready! Looking forward to seeing how well you are all doing and remember to tweet your successes using the hashtag #Sumdog and to share it here on SAL. Good luck!
Argyll and Bute contest
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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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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Drumlemble Primary have had a fun filled week in the lead up to Mrs. McIntosh’s last day prior to commencing her maternity leave.
The children have been partaking in lots of outdoor learning focusing on the subject of Wood, sometimes even catching the sunshine.
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The Southend Tufty Club came on their second visit to the school, this time to hear the children perform their work on Robert Burns.
After tea, coffee and shortbread, made by the children, the ladies worked alongside the children helping with their art lesson.
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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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Furnace Primary 4 boys came along to Minard Primary School to join in an outdoor Maths session. The subject was angles and the boys searched the grounds recording the different types of angles they found in the most unusual and unexpected places. They looked for right angles, acute angles, obtuse angles and straight angles writing them down on a tally sheet.
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The children of the Drumlemble Pre5 unit have had a fun filled week listening to Scottish music, learning a Robert Burn’s poem ‘The wee rid car’, designing their own tartan kilts and making thistles.
They also made traditional Scottish shortbread to have for snack
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Drumlemble Primary held a Poetry Competition in honor of Robert Burns day. The competition proved to be a fabulous event, with the children all trying extremely hard to master the Scots language whilst reciting a Scottish poem! Parents and teachers had the difficult task of choosing winners. The children were judged by the teachers on eye contact, diction, expression, volume and recital. The event was completed with some Scottish dancing which the parents were invited to join in and a rendition of Auld Lang Sang
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Pupils in Primary 6 and Primary 7 in Rockfield Primary have recently been involved in a very exciting project which sees them work in partnership with Scotland’s Urban Past, a flagship Historic Environment Scotland community engagement project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This project will see Scotland’s Urban Past work in partnership with Oban TSI (Third Sector Interface)and Rockfield Primary to provide oral history training, filming and story boarding training which will enable the pupils to interview older members of the community about growing up in Oban. These interviews and story boarding ideas will be collected and used to create a film. Watch out for the premiere at a cinema near you!
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