It’s all swings and roundabouts in Primary 6 at Rhu as pupils have been designing their own Healthy Living Theme Park.
The project has been a homework topic this term and children have taken the theme of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and turned it into a business venture. They have each designed their own theme park, with the emphasis on being active and eating healthy food. So gone are the burgers and coke to be replaced by smoothie bars and fruit snack shops.
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Primary 6 pupils have been finding out what life was like in the Stone Age during a programme of outdoor learning in their local woodlands.
The class have been reading Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver, which is a novel set in the Mesolithic Period. To bring the story to life, they have been visiting Ardenconnel Woods to experience a Stone Age existence.
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Pupils at Rhu Primary School are glowing with health after taking part in their first whole school health week.
The children had an active, fun-packed week filled with sport, fitness activities and learning about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. A wide range of visiting health professionals and sports people helped to ensure pupils at every stage in the school had a great experience.
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P1 and P2 have been sharing their learning with parents and carers on a Friday afternoon. Pupils, parents and carers have participated in expressive arts, literacy and numeracy activities. Weekly sessions have continued to give parents, pupils and teachers the opportunity to learn together in co-operative learning groups.
THE GIANT EGG INVESTIGATION
P1 and P2 at Rhu made an ‘eggxciting’ discovery in the playground earlier this term. Imagine our surprise when we found a giant nest with an enormous egg inside! On researching eggs, taking advice from our resident palaeontologist, dissecting droppings and reading lots of books, we thought it could be a dinosaur.
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Primary 1 and 2 at Rhu continue to share the learning with their parents and carers on Friday morning. Pupils come in as usual followed by their parents who have now participated in a variety of curricular areas including literacy, numeracy, craft and dance. These weekly sessions are the highlight of the week, giving parents, pupils and teachers an opportunity to learn together in a relaxed but purposeful fashion.
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The P5 Pupils of Rhu Primary brought the ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ to Malawi.
Through their script writing, puppet making and puppet show performances they raised over £500 for the Nora Docherty School. At the end of term service the school will perform the song the Twelve days of Christmas with new words telling of the equipment sent. Happy Christmas Malawi!
The P4 children at Rhu Primary recently celebrated their hard work for ‘The Magic Castle topic’ with friends and family. The pupils held an open afternoon where they gave visitors a guided tour of the ‘Great Hall’. Wall displays included Suits of Armour, Castle Maps, Fantasy Broomsticks, Owl collages, Secret Panels and even a Magic Spell Recipe book! The children also demonstrated how to build a catapult using lolly sticks and elastic bands!
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To mark the end of their World War 1 and 2 studies Primary 7 pupils celebrated in style with a 1945 inspired Tea Dance. As well as baking delicious ‘Anzac’ biscuits the pupils delved into their ration books and had sufficient coupons to make ‘carrot cookies’. Throughout the term the children have been learning how to jive and completed the day by sharing their newly acquired dance skills with their parents.
Primary 1 & 2 pupils along with their teachers, enjoyed an afternoon of Scottish food tasting. They learned about the history of the dishes before trying them and discussed what they liked or disliked. The menu was: a piece and jam, haggis and an oatcake, followed by a piece of shortbread.
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Rhu Primary School remain ‘Evergreen’, as we celebrate our 5th Green Flag. Christmas came early as the pupils received the joyous news. We were congratulated on our achievements in the topics of Biodiversity and Food in the Environment. We were also commended on our on-going beach cleans, which we have extended to the play park and Ardenconnel Woods. Eco Scotland were particularly impressed by our work on anti-dog fouling which was greatly appreciated by our local residents. The pupils are busily making plans to celebrate this great achievement in the New Year and we look forward to sharing this soon.
On Friday 9th December, Primary 1 & 2 of Rhu Primary hosted a Tartan Tea Dance to celebrate their learning from their Scottish topic. The boys and girls danced traditional Scottish dances such as ‘The Canadian Barn Dance’ and ‘The Rhu Gordons’ and then invited their parents up to dance. They also sang Scottish themed songs, such as ‘Ya Cannae Shove Yer Granny Off A Bus’, ‘Katie Bairdie’ and ‘3 Craws’.
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Blast of a Day
Primary 6 pupils at Rhu had a morning of science that was simply out of this world, thanks to a visit from a space scientist.
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A Prickly Meal
Primary 6 pupils at Rhu had a prickly meal when they took part in a Stone Age food sampling day.
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Pupils from Argyll and Bute’s Cardross Primary School had a ‘magical’ start to their week when they had a visit from Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show.
The innovative show uses magic tricks to highlight key road safety themes including safe places to cross, the importance of wearing bright clothing and keeping away from parked cars.
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Rhu P4 recently took part in a Food Technology project where they designed their own healthy sandwich. The children found out more about sandwich fillings, identified different food groups, found out about food hygiene and tasted a range of breads before making their healthy sandwich and eating it for lunch! The children brought their own ingredients and equipment on the day and successfully combined healthy ingredients to make some delicious looking sandwiches!
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As part of the Health & Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes, Primary Three at Rhu, recently took part in a ‘Street Feet’ programme aimed to reinforce road safety rules. Children enjoyed several practical sessions in which they undertook role-play scenarios to avoid danger and ensure their safety as pedestrians.
Primary one, two and three pupils at Rhu recently performed their ‘Eddie The Penguin Saves the World’ show to peers and parents. The performance was the culmination of a collaborative topic exploring the Polarlands.
The topic had an underlying Eco theme and provided lots of opportunity for cross-curricular links, with children singing, acting, playing percussion and hosting weekly assemblies to reinforce important Eco messages.
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Speedy runners from Rhu scooped top prizes in the Duchess Woods Cross Country relays.
In the Primary 6 girls race Sasha Walker, Louisa Brown and Roisin Kavanagh all put in top class performances and galloped home in first place to take the gold medals. While the nippy boys team of Ross Carmichael, Max Brannan and William Harrison put up a strong performance against toug competition to secure third place. However, their combined times put them in the top spot for winning the overall Primary 6 shield.
At Rhu Primary School, Primary Two have been developing their pioneering skills in Ardenconnel Woods. They have learned to forage for natural materials and use them to build a den for the local fairies. They plan to use these skills to make a camp as part of their Viking topic.