Over the last term the children of Rockfield Primary have been learning a great deal through their interdisciplinary topics based on our overarching theme of “Adventure, Exploration and Innovation” Children in the early level have been learning about Pirates,
All of the pupils in St Columba’s Primary School and Rockfield Primary School were invited to create or design a flower in memory of someone or something special to them. Some of the designs that came in were very creative and they were used to create a Garden of Remembrance within the Assembly Hall. Both schools also came together for a Remembrance Day service which was led by Rev Dugald Cameron.
Rockfield Learning Centre Art Gallery
Pupils in the learning Centre class have been learning about our school, our town and our country.
We were so inspired by the artwork of Scottish artist JoLoMo that we decided to try our hand at creating works for our own art gallery! We think they look wonderful and really cheer up the corridor at school.
Rockfield’s Budding Computer Programmers
Congratulations to all the children in P7/6/5G who participated in the recent Argyll and Bute Kodu Competition. P7/6G took part in the competition last year and very willingly shared their expertise with the children in P5G. The children worked individually or in small groups within their age category to produce some fabulous games with very interesting titles like Litter, Pollution and Disco Heaven. Continue reading »
Children from Oban’s Rockfield Primary had a fantastic time at the recent Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, taking part in a range of competitions involving over 100 children from pre-school to P7.
The Festival’s Action Song class is an event in itself. Rockfield’s Gaelic pre-school and P2/1 Gaelic class performed Seo a’ Chroit aig Calum Ruadh, a Gaelic version of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’, while the P2 classes performed The Fireman. Continue reading »
To celebrate the end of their topic, both Primary 3 classes in Rockfield Primary enjoyed an Ancient Egyptian morning which was packed full of activities. They tasted healthy Egyptian food, designed an Egyptian tunic, made a scarab beetle biscuit, had their faces painted and decorated Egyptian jewellery.
In the afternoon, the children had a book launch for their Egyptian adventure stories. Parents and carers came along to join in the fun and were extremely impressed with the children’s hard work.
Before the Easter break, children in Rockfield’s Gaelic classes hosted an open afternoon to celebrate the launch of their very own books. The event was a really enjoyable way to end a very productive term and to involve parents, carers and peers in the children’s learning.
P2/1G based their books on their topic ‘Air an Tuathanas’ (On the Farm) and P4/3G created imaginative stories about ‘Na Lochlannaich’ (The Vikings). The children were really inspired by the book-writing project and produced some excellent work.
Over the last eight weeks pupils of Rockfield Primary School have been organising a spectacular show. Primary7/6/5G and Primary 6 have put on an amazing school talent show for the community. The acts wowed the judges (Mr Degnan, Miss McKerrell and Mrs MacIntyre) with their huge amount of talent. We had a brilliant host from Oban High School and his name was Mr McKenna. We filled in application forms, stating which group we would like to be in.
On the 14/15th March, 43 pupils from 5 schools (Park, Rockfield, St Columba’s, Lochnell and Oban High) enjoyed a Premiership Experience football weekend in Newcastle and Sunderland. Over the weekend the boys and girls enjoyed a stadium tour of St James’ Park, a training session with Newcastle United coaches and watched Sunderland v Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light. The pupils had a great time meeting and mixing with pupils from other schools. The photo was taken during the stadium tour.
In Rockfield School two classes, P5/4 mainstream and P7/6/5 Gaelic, have worked together to learn about the life of the ancient Drovers in Argyll.
They have worked in partnership with Joyce Gilbert from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Sally Harkness, Storyline Scotland, with both classes following Sally’s world renowned Storyline Approach. It has been a wonderful example of Curriculum for Excellence at its best and a thematic approach to Social Studies. Continue reading »
P7 Pupil council members from 3 schools in the Oban area have formed committee and are now in the process of organising a day of Burns for children in the local area.
Children from Barcaldine, Rockfield and Kilninver have followed the same basic format as last year. They have been involved in the practical tasks that setting up an event for 200 children involves including booking a theatre group, hiring the venue, ordering medals, designing certificates and making rosettes for the event.
Two pupils from Rockfield Primary School’s Gaelic medium classes in Oban are to appear on BBC Alba’s Gleusta children’s quiz programme next week.
Calum Garvin and Calum McLuckie were P6 pupils when the programme was recorded in June 2013 at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye. They competed successfully in a series of challenges against contestants from Tollcross Primary School in Edinburgh and returned with a trophy to present to their school.Continue reading »
Mrs. Watson’s P5/4 and Mrs.Kersel’s P5/6/7Gaelic classes have been learning about the Drovers in the 1700s. Using a new storyline being piloted for Storyline Scotland and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society the classes have followed the journey of two young teenage boys, Rob and Angus, on their first Drove. Engagement with the characters has brought the story to life for the pupils as they learned about sheiling life, hardships on the drove and the joys of the Tryst. Continue reading »
An exciting new initiative for P1 pupils and their families in Rockfield Primary School, Oban has got everyone talking!
Talk Bags – a series of themed bags full of fun resources – are now going home weekly to be played with by P1 pupils and family members. Talk Bags are designed to encourage children to develop their verbal literacy skills in order to support them as they learn to read and write. The need for children to be able to ‘say it before they read it or write it’ is a fundamental element of language development. Continue reading »
Rockfield P5/4 celebrated St.Andrew’s day by making traditional Scottish bannocks and butter as part of their Drovers project. A simple meal made from oats and cream and easy to carry on long days droving cattle.Continue reading »
P2s from Rockfield had a fantastic trip to Oban Lifeboat Station on Friday 8th November. Working in 3 groups, the children got to find out more about the work of the lifeboat, what the crew wear when they are on a rescue and, most importantly, they got to climb aboard the lifeboat for a tour. The children have been learning about People Who Help Us and they were very keen to learn about the work of the RNLI as part of their topic work.
Rockfield Primary 2 kicked off their ‘People Who Help Us’ topic with a visit from local PC Andrew Simpson. The children enjoyed learning about what the police do and how they can help. They especially enjoyed seeing the police van with the flashing lights. The follow up tasks in class proved to be very fruitful after the hands on experience. We have many things to look forward to that include a visit from a nurse, a postman, the mountain rescue and even some school staff. We have also been invited to the local fire station and police station. Exciting times ahead in Primary 2!
Children in Oban’s Gaelic-medium P1 and P2 classes experienced a fabulous day of exploration and outdoor learning recently, organised by Stramash. The activities were linked to the children’s Knights and Castles topic, and the day started at Dunollie Castle with a scavenger hunt. The natural materials the children collected were used to make special crowns, and other activities included creating dragon potions and exploring the castle itself.