Children from Campbeltown Nursery Centre joined P1 and P2 for their first school assembly. Mr Holden told the story of the 5 loaves and 2 fishes and the children had great fun learning two new action songs.
Pupils at Kilcreggan Primary had a warm welcome back to school at the start of term. Piper Harvey Ferguson piped the pupils into school on the first day back. Primary Seven pupils led the children and staff into the building while parents watched . Primary 1 pupils were the last to enter giving parents big smiles and cheerful waves as they went.
Root Camp is a not-for-profit social enterprise committed to changing the consumer habits of young adults in the UK. They work with 14-21 year olds, spending a week in a rural environment, dividing time between cooking in a professional kitchen and hands on experience in the fields – planting, harvesting, foraging and fishing.
Salen Primary School Mainstream and Gaelic Primary 7s enjoyed a wonderful graduation dinner at The Galleon Grill in Tobermory. They were accompanied by their teachers, Mrs MacCrone and Miss Chase, and Head Teacher, Miss MacLean. The Galleon Grill presented the pupils with specially printed menus to mark the occasion which they all took away with them. A great night was had by all. We send the young people our very best wishes and hopes for the future.
It’s been a very busy few weeks for the Pre-5 boys and girls who will be coming to Primary 1 in Colgrain! All boys and girls have had the opportunity to come to school and see the classrooms while taking part in lots of exciting activities. We have explored the outdoor environment during our Free Flow sessions, and even planted some of our own vegetables! We have enjoyed meeting ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ and his animal companions.
This week the whole school have been involved in lots of physical activity including karate, shinty, orienteering, tennis, fitness dance and yoga. The older children also had presentations from Police Scotland, local Health Visitors and the assistant manager from the local Oxfam shop who all gave very interesting talks with very important messages regarding physical and emotional wellbeing.
Christmas Party Time at Rothesay Primary Last week was party season at Rothesay Primary and what fun we had! Primary 7 from across the island, came together in the Joint Campus to share their party; they danced the night away at this, their first transition event, as they look forward to starting S1.
Last week Primary 1 welcomed back their Key Workers from Apple Tree and Rothesay Primary Pre5. At nursery, the children had been learning about the ‘Gruffalo’ and had carried this learning on at school, looking at other books by Julia Donaldson. The nursery staff heard all about the ‘Stick Man’ and the ‘Smartest Giant in Town’ and even how to get the fruits of the ‘Flum Flum Tree’. They found out that Patricia at the local library had been helping us find interesting stories and had come into school to read them to us.
This literacy based project was started in nursery during the summer term with ELCC staff following the children’s interests through various engaging learning experiences both indoors and outdoors.
Mid Argyll schools and nurseries came together last week to celebrate their joint transition project , Blue Kangaroo with a very different parents’ night for P1 children. The project provided continuity and progress for children during their transition into P1. The learning started in nursery, with a wide variety of experiences, taking account of the children’s interests and involving parents and grandparents with one grandparent knitting a very special Blue Kangaroo.
Early on Saturday 12th September, Ruby Brown, Caitlyn Meaney, Chloe Macdonald and Calum MacKinnon set off for Schwarzenbach an der Saale in Germany with their teacher Mrs Clark to undertake work experience. Ruby and Caitlyn worked for Sandler AG, a company which makes textiles, Chloe worked in a Nursery and Calum spent his three days working for an Architect.
Dalintober Primary School have been looking at ways to improve their quality of transition and now staff have developed a Transition Calendar with activities such as Story Telling Sessions beginning in September. Other activities will be running most months throughout the year helping the pre-school children to grow in confidence and build relationships with the class teachers.
St. Joseph’s got off to a flying start last week with the first event of the session, the P1 Parents’ Lunch. Parents had been informed of the date during Induction Day in May last session in order to secure as many parents as possible could manage along to join their child for lunch…..and it paid off! What a turn out of parents!
The Sunshine Room Nurture Group at Parklands School held a special reunion for all the pupils past and present to celebrate receiving The Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award from the Nurture Group Network. The reunion allowed Adele and Fiona, the nurture group staff to find out how the pupils have been getting on since completing their time at Parklands. There was also time for fun and games and also a special healthy picnic.
After a brain gym game to get us actively thinking, they divided us into groups and worked with us, brainstorming our worries and encouraging us to remember the positives about ‘moving up to The Grammar’.
Dunoon Primary School P7 pupils organised a Beetle Drive to raise funds for their Benmore Transitional Weekend.
The children organised everything from collecting raffle prizes, selling tickets, costing and making smoothies which involved the pupils visiting local shops to price local produce. They took a great pride in organising this event themselves.