Primary 6/7 pupils at Colgrain are currently learning about the events of The Clydebank Blitz. They were shocked to return to their classroom after lunch to discover that the school had been hit by a stray bomb! To protect themselves from any more possible attacks they spent the afternoon working under their desks. The children worked together to produce ARP reports on the damage sustained and produced poetry based around their feelings of being caught up in the Blitz.
The Primary 6 and 7 pupils at Colgrain Primary School held a very successful enterprise event on Friday 12th December. As part of their enterprise education they planned and ran a Christmas café and crafts morning in the school hall. Pupils in the school had been busy making a range of Christmas decorations and crafts which sold out on the day. As well as the crafts there was a table heaving with delicious home baking, a very popular tombola, competitions and a second hand book stall.
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On Wednesday 3rd December the Primary 7 and Primary 6/7 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.
The ladies and gentlemen were then treated to highlights from the Primary 1 Nativity and Christmas songs from our pupils in the nursery. Continue reading Colgrain Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party
Colgrain P1 and nursery pupils have been learning all about how to be safe when crossing the road. We have learned all about the importance of looking, listening and holding hands. We have also learned about the safest places to cross. Ziggy heard about all our hard work and he flew down in his rocket to visit us. We shared our learning with him and asked him lots of questions. What a cosmic time we had!
Cardross Primary were the winners at the recent Christian Aid Netball Tournament organised by Mrs Clark from Garelochhead Primary. The standard of play was amazing with St Joseph’s, Rhu, Colgrain and Cardross in the semi-final stages. Cardross were given a tough match against Colgrain Primary in the final. It was a great event and many thanks to all of the players, coaches and volunteers at the event.
Cardross haven’t lifted the trophy since 2001 and we were delighted!
On the 19th March 2014, Colgrain’s Primary 7 pupils spent the day at Park Church learning all about the Easter Story. When we arrived Andy Lang had made an Easter quiz for us to participate in. There were five different workshops held by several volunteers. The workshops included designing our own crucifixion cross to decorate the school hall with, getting our feet washed to represent Jesus cleaning his disciples’ feet, watching an Easter video which taught us about the sentence Jesus was given and lastly about the last supper.
On the evening of Friday 14th March , Colgrain Primary School competed in the Lomond Netball Tournament. The tournament took place at Lomond Sports Hall. Everyone displayed excellent team spirit and gave 100%! We came an astounding 1st place, after competing against very strong teams. Thank you to Mrs Cormack and Mrs Jack for helping us to achieve this!
Colgrain Primary P5 Literacy Group planned an exciting day of celebrations for World Book Day. They worked alongside Mrs Neil ( a parent helper) and Mrs Candlish (P6/7 teacher.) Children were invited to dress up as their favourite book character. They were also asked to bring their favourite books to school as a stimulus for quality conversations. We held a whole school assembly, including the nursery, where we learned all about the history of World Book Day and how wide spread the celebrations are. Continue reading The Literacy Group Plan an Amazing World Book Day
On 14th January, the Colgrain netball club travelled to the brand new Commonwealth Stadium in Glasgow to support the Scotland International team. The Scottish Ferns Netball team were playing the reigning commonwealth champions The New Zealand Ferns in an exciting and quick paced match at the Emirates Stadium!
Although the Ferns won 63 – 26, the pupils from Colgrain were always in good spirits, always encouraging the Thistles to do well with chants of ‘Come on Scotland’ and Mexican waves.
Continue reading Colgrain support Scotland at the Emirates Stadium
On Wednesday 5th 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.
The ladies and gentlemen were then treated to highlights from the Primary 1 Nativity and Christmas songs from our pupils in the nursery.
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On 28th October 2013 Colgrain Primary School was selected by Nick Morgan from Education Scotland to host nineteen Norwegian teachers on a study visit to Scotland. The Norwegian visitors had a particular interest in Assessment is for Learning and in the Early level concept of Curriculum for Excellence. Colgrain Primary has a very successful approach to formative assessment and the Norwegian visitors were particularly interested in our communication with home and our celebration of pupil’s wider achievement.
The Primary 6 and 7 pupils at Colgrain Primary School presented a beautiful assembly to coincide with Remembrance Day. The pupils talked about the Scottish Poppy Appeal with great knowledge and told the stories of service men and women who have been an inspiration to them. Many pupils at Colgrain are children of Service men and women and know first-hand what it is like to have family members in areas of the world where there is conflict. The pupils spoke very confidently about the history of the Scottish Poppy Appeal and encouraged the children in the school to donate and wear a Poppy with pride.
Primary four pupils at Colgrain Primary school have had the opportunity to care for and release Painted Lady Butterflies. On the 12th September the tiny caterpillars arrived through the post in a tub full of food. After 2 weeks the caterpillars had formed their chrysalides and were then ready to be transferred into a butterfly garden. On the 30th September an amazing thing happened – the butterflies began to emerge from their chrysalides! Primary four pupils were extremely lucky to see this super transformation. After a few days of admiring the beautiful butterflies and feeding them with homemade nectar and fruits, primary four pupils were very proud to set them free in the school Eco Garden. What an amazing experience and a great addition to our Living Things topic.
On 19th August, Colgrain Primary School celebrated tickets going on sale for the Commonwealth Games, with a visit from Clyde the Glasgow 2014 Mascot.
Colgrain were joined by Clyde on the first day of the schools tour, for an afternoon of fun learning about the games. Colgrain were also joined by Clyde’s friends Susan Eglestaff the Badminton player who represented Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics and David Carry, the swimmer who won two gold medals in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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On Monday 13th May the annual Christian Aid football tournament took place at Hermitage Academy. Schools from Helensburgh and the local area took place in, what was to be, a very wet football tournament. The Hermitage football team were competing for the first time since the National Finals in which they managed to come 3rd in the whole of Scotland. Their first game was against Cardross which Hermitage won 3-1. They followed this with another two impressive results against Lomond and JLB winning 5-0 and 7-0.
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On Monday the 4th of February, Primary six and Primary seven went to Stirling Castle to take part in a workshop about their topic on world war two.
During their visit they experienced a WW2 workshop and looked around the WW2 museum which housed a variety of artefacts related to the war. Continue reading Colgrain Primary 7 trip to Stirling Castle
On Thursday 24th January, P3a at Colgrain School had a visit from Eileen Ramsay as part of their Big Draw week. Eileen spoke about how drawing could be observational, imaginative and used to communicate ideas. We hadn’t thought about that! We had a chance to draw to music, draw what we did in the morning and our favourite activity – drawing an ice-cream sundae from Eileen’s description. It left us all feeling very hungry! Continue reading Primary 3a big draw, Colgrain Primary
On the 1st of November 2012, Colgrain Primary school had two Halloween parties. One was to entertain the infant children and the other was for the upper school. The parent council had arranged a DJ and all the children played party games. They also sold hot dogs, popcorn and lots of sweets and drinks. They also had a costume contest. The winners in the upper school were Ellie Ross who was a Dead Bride and Robbie Methven who was Dr Killjoy. The winners in the infant school were Arran Scott who was a vampire, and Leila Yuen who was a cat. All the kids had a blast. Continue reading Halloween Party at Colgrain Primary School
Colgrain Primary P2’s had a Cinderella ball on the 1st of October as they had been learning about it for their topic. Pupils dressed in special clothes for the day. First they met a prince who they had to bow and curtsy too, then they got a partner and danced the waltz. The teachers looked for the best dancers; the winners were Megan and Tom who each got a tiara and a crown. Afterwards they had a little snack of biscuits and juice. Primary 2’s played games called pass the wand and secret corners, whoever won got some bubbles. A great time was had by all!
On the 25th of September 2012, all the Primary seven pupils from Colgrain Primary had a visit from Alzheimer Scotland.
They explained what dementia was and what it does to you. All the children enjoyed it. The ladies told everyone how we could help lessen the symptoms of dementia by looking after ourselves. Continue reading Alzheimer Scotland’s visit to Colgrain Primary