Taynuilt Primary 6 and 7 enjoyed a visit from Mr Bruce Jamieson of Greenspace. He came to discuss our recent project on Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Ms Burger hosted the event with a question and answer session followed by presentations by the children in pairs to Mr Jamieson. The children learned about the current renovation of a Mackintosh property in Helensburgh and were so interested in the project they have formed a School Trip Focus Group to plan and organise a visit to Helensburgh to both the new project and the Hill House. Watch this space…
Starting on the 13th of June Taynuilt Primary did a whole school project on the Olympic Games. Primary four to seven were organised into groups of 3 to 4 children by the teachers, with a p4, p5, p6 and p7 members of each group depending on the number of children in each group. The groups each chose specialist areas to research in order to find out about the Ancient Greek Olympics and the Ancient Greek World.
Staff…………………..well, Little Red Riding Hood’s Granny, Cinderella’s ugly Stepsisters and Stepmother celebrated World Book Day with the children from Taynuilt Nursery on Friday. Everyone dressed up as a charachter from their favourite story book or Nursery Rhyme. We read a avariety of traditional fairytales which the children choose and listened to with delight.
Great fun and giggles were had by all!
Taynuilt Nursery children have created and designed their very own milk bottle igloo. We have been collecting the empty bottles from our snack each day for a whole year! We started the first layer in October and is looking like an igloo, ice castle, Santa’s grotto, an animal den……..the list is endless. Our recent topic – Caring and Helping our Environment gave the children a clear focus on how we can reduce, reuse and recycle every day objects! Our more recent topic was Storytime which led us into World Book Week and to a BookBug Session as our topic celebration, and now the children are using it for their library where Winter and Christmas stories are favourable. Feel free to visit our Igloo for a story anytime!
Jenna (P3), Aaron (P1) and Owen (Nursery)’s Uncle Matt was in Nepal during the recent Earthquake. He has been back in the UK speaking and fundraising to help the people of Nepal rebuild their country and he asked Taynuilt Primary to help the children of a school similar size to ours. Many schools were destroyed by the quake and everything was lost. They are trying to restart the schools but have no equipment at all.
This was the culmination of two weeks’ work learning about the countries, culture and problems of the African continent. Each class chose an aspect of Africa that they would like to learn about and, every morning they worked in groups and with their class teacher to research answers to their questions.
Taynuilt Nursery had a fantastic day helping raise funds for the Macmillan Coffee Day. We invited, parents, grandparents, family and friend along and raised an amazing £251.00. Big thanks to everyone who came along and supported us. A willing helper serving pretend tea to her 2 grannies and mum and dad.
On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of February P6 and 7 pupils from the East Lorn cluster(Dalmally,Taynuilt and Kilchrenan) got together for a two day health and wellbeing conference at Dalmally Community hall entitled “Changes and Challenges”
During the first day the children took part in various workshops on emotional changes, puberty, friendships and resolving conflicts and healthy lifestyles.
“Dalmally, Taynuilt and Kilchrenan Primary Schools held a wonderful Car Boot Sale on Saturday at Dalmally Mart, raising over £1118 for their annual p6/7 trip to Lcohgoilhead. The sun shone on the ‘car boots’ and the stalls (causing some of the icing to slip off the cakes on the baking stall!) and a great time was had by all. The local fire brigade came along to help with the Car Wash, there was a Bottle Stall, Raffle and Baking stall as well as activities such as ‘Throw the Wet Sponge’ and a Duck Race.”
“Four p7 pupils from Taynuilt Primary won the Rotary Club’s annual p7 quiz which was held earlier this week in the Royal Hotel. The six teams who took part from local schools had to answer ten rounds of questions on subjects such as geography, famous people, logos and James Bond. There were many relatives, friends and teachers there to cheer on the teams in what was a fun evening for all. The Taynuilt team goes on to the final in Glasgow on May 20th.”
“P1/2 children at Taynuilt Primary have been learning all about dinosaurs. They decided to ask their parents and friends to come and see all their work so they opened up their classroom as a Dinosaur Museum. The children showed the visitors lots of models they had made, information and research gathered.
Over the last 4 weeks Taynuilt Nursery have been looking at recycling both at home and in and around their Nursery. Kat the Grab lady visited with her friend Haggis the Crow to show the children how to reduce, reuse and recycle. They all made a composting bin for home and a bird table for their garden.
Last week, the whole school from nursery to primary, spent time developing their drawing skills. The teachers included drawing in different curriculum areas from maths to PE, and on Wednesday we had a ‘whole school drawing day’. The p1 – 7 children went to four workshops over the day where, in the morning, they drew things from nature like shells, branches, stones, driftwood etc. They used a variety of drawing tools like charcoal, oil pastels and pencils.
The children and parents from Taynuilt Primary School had a wonderful time at their Hallowe’en party on Friday. It was organized and run by the PTA and was held in the Village Hall. There was a huge variety in costumes worn by children and adults, ranging from ghosts and vampires, to Strictly Come Dancing couples. The local reverend was dressed as Elvis Presley! The PTA had organized games and activities, and there was a lovely buffet for all to eat.
Our Myself & My Family end of topic celebration coincided with this years MacMillan Coffee Morning. There was a great variety of cakes, scones and biscuits baked by the children and their parents. Tea, coffee and juice were on offer and everyone enjoyed a fun morning and afternoon. It was well attended and we raised the fantastic sum of £107.
A big thank you to everyone who supported this great cause.