In the last week of term, the Colgrain Primary School Pupil Council organised a ‘dream job’ dress up day. All pupils from Pre-5 to P7 thought about what they would like to be when they grow up and came to school dressed in that role. This event coincided with the finale of our STEM term. Thanks to the generosity of our pupils, we raised £244.38. This money has been shared between Save the Children and the purchase of new playground equipment.
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.
On Thursday 15th December, Colgrain Pre-5 Unit entertained their families and friends with their Hansel and Gretel sing-along. The talented boys and girls played a variety of instruments to accompany each song. Following the story they also shared a French song called Père Noël, Away in a Manger, Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Mummies and Daddies had tea, coffee and a taste of the wonderful gingerbread stars made by the children. The show was enjoyed by all – especially the boys and girls!
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On Wednesday 7th December the Primary 7 pupils at Colgrain Primary hosted a Christmas party for the senior citizens of Helensburgh. The pupils and staff organised Ceilidh dancing, Christmas presents and teas and coffees for their invited grandparents and other senior citizens in the community.
On Saturday 10th September, the Colgrain Community came together to spruce up the grounds of our school. Parents, children and staff worked together to tidy our willow archway, fix our bottle greenhouse, clean our pirate ship and much more! Everything is looking FANTASTIC! A special thanks to Mrs Drummond and Mrs Bates for organising this wonderful day, Mrs McClelland for providing refreshments and to all the families who attended. Continue reading Green Fingers at Colgrain!
During the week of 6th-10th June pupils and staff at Colgrain enjoyed an activity packed Eco Week. The Eco Committee have been working very hard this year to plan and implement a variety of Eco initiatives. During the Eco Week pupils took part in a variety of group sessions, including: making fruit kebabs, Judo, Sports Day, Litter/Recycling with Argyll and Bute Council, SSPCA workshop, a visit to Waitrose and iCycle.
On Monday 9th May at Lomond Sports Hall, Colgrain pupils took part in the Primary Schools Athletics Competition.
Colgrain Primary showed some wonderful talent amongst the pupils.
They were awarded :- girls 60m – 2nd, boys 60m – 1st, boys 600m – 1st and 3rd, boys shot putt – 3rd, girls shot putt – 2nd, girls long jump – 1st and 2nd, boys long jump – 2nd, boys and girls relay 100m both 1st place.
Overall, there was an amazing hall of medals. Well done to everyone.
On the 16th May 2016, Colgrain football team along with 9 other teams in the Helensburgh and Lomond area, came together to fight it out for the Christian Aid, Martha Murdoch memorial trophy. After some exciting matches in the preliminary rounds they came out top in their section, subsequently going onto win their semi-final to reach the final against Cardross Primary. After a tightly fought game, Colgrain was victorious winning 2-0. Man of the tournament was also awarded to Ryan Grant who scored a magnificent goal for Colgrain. The picture shows the team captain, Luke Godwin lifting the cup.
On Monday 23rd May, Colgrain Pre-5 Unit boys and girls had a very exciting adventure to Helensburgh Fire Station. We have been learning about our local environment and the special roles that people play in it. We were taken on a tour of the Fire Station and got to see the sleeping quarters, the kitchen,the pole,the fire engines and we all got a shot of the hose! Mr Mussett also showed us the medical equipment that the firefighters use. When the morning boys and girls were there we got to see a real emergency call out – it was very exciting! Thank you to all the parents who accompanied us on our trip, and an especially big thank you to Mr Mussett for organising our visit! Continue reading Colgrain Pre-5 Unit Fire Station visit
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.
On Tuesday we had our first Shared Finish of the Summer term. We couldn’t believe how beautiful the weather was, so we planned lots of outdoor learning opportunities! We had fun throwing wet sponges to create sums, making natural material graphs, using sticks to make capital letters, writing fairytale stories in the Magic Garden….and so much more! Lots and lots of parents came to share in the fun. Afterwards, we all came together to reflect on what we had enjoyed and what we had been learning about. We used this information to help us plan for next week. We can’t wait!
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On Wednesday 30th March, all of the boys and girls from Colgrain Pre-5 Unit right up to P7 took part in a special event to raise money for the Nora Docherty Foundation that has built schools and supports children in the Dedza region of Malawi. We had to walk a mile round the African village that had been set up in our school grounds.
On Friday 11th March, Colgrain Primary School had their early and first level Technology Day. The event saw the introduction of our fantastic new iPads, which have been purchased through funding bids and fundraising. To coincide with World Book Day, children dressed up as their favourite book character and used iPad apps to investigate books and stories. Pupils worked collaboratively within mixed stage groups, to create fun posters, comic strips, animation movies and books.
Colgrain primary pupil council organised a crazy hair day on Friday 12th February. Pupils and staff participated in the fun with proceeds helping fund our playground activities and playground development.
Two Royal Navy Sea King Helicopters set off on their farewell tour of Scotland. One of the helicopter pilots requested a fly-past over the school and staff and pupils were excited and happy to be part of this historical event.
Colgrain Primary enjoyed a fantastic health week, last week. Local clubs and coaches came into school to lead sessions for all pupils. Our parents kindly donated fruit for snack times and the event was rounded off with a wonderful sports quiz to raise funds for our school hall. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make our health week the success it was.
Primary 2 pupils at Colgrain have been exploring pirate life as their interdisciplinary study. As well as a visit to the tall ship and the transport museum, they presented their learning to friends and family.