We would like to remind you of the following free fully funded CAST CPD twilight coming to a venue near you soon…….
If you have already booked in, see you there and if not there are places available so just email email@example.com
There’s a change in date for Mull (see below)
GET EXCITED ABOUT SCULPTURE AND 3D Delivered by Sian MacQueen
During this session we will show you how to introduce sculptureContinue reading »
A fun and informal technology day – starting at 10am prompt and will include a short presentation by a technology specialist. There will be a range of exciting hands-on technology workshops, led by primary pupils from Helensburgh schools. This event is open to primary pupils and parents/guardians. Please note that all pupils must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please find below information about postgraduate opportunities at the University of Edinburgh. Further information can be gained by contacting – Dr Ailsa Niven and Dr Sam Fawkner, Programme Directors, MSc Physical Activity for Health, Tel: +44 (0)131 651 6679, Email: PAfh@ed.ac.uk
MSc Physical Activity for Health, the University of Edinburgh.
Last week all pupils at Rothesay Primary wrote speeches for their Challenge Homework. The pupils then had to deliver their speeches in class and answer any questions their classmates might have. Topics ranged from holidays, to hobbies, to family pets – Mrs Shaw even met a little black puppy in the corridor after having been a ‘live’ prop! Pupils learned the skills of note making, using prompt cards, ways to use props, how to involve your audience and how to listen and think of questions to ask if you were in the audience. Continue reading »
Celebrating Shakespeare at Rothesay Primary Pupils at Rothesay Primary recently had a special assembly because Morven Gregor, the Education Officer at Mount Stuart had some very exciting news to tell us – an original set of 3 volumes of Shakespeare had been found on Bute! Morven told us that a curator had come from Oxford University to make sure the books were genuine – and they were!
The children of Drumlemble Nursery Class had a special visitor last week; Rachel Edwards introduced them to yoga. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and are looking forward to two more taking place in May and June.
The children of Carradale and Drumlemble Primary Schools were unrecognisable on Friday 29th April. There was a sea of white coats to be seen. The children had transformed into mad scientists for the day.
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. Continue reading »
Dalintober PS Team 2 won the Kintyre Rotary Cup P7 Quiz for a fourth successive year, with the school’s Team 1 finishing a very close second. The winning team will now travel to Glasgow in June to compete in the National Finals. Well done to all!
Creativity is always a top priority at Kilmartin P.S. and this term, the children are very proud of the outcome of their portrait work, showing how rapidly their skills are developing. As part of their lessons, they have studied works by Picasso and have been learning to sketch with charcoal and how to use tone effectively. I’m sure the children would love to have your comments on their work.
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.
This term we have planted some very special seeds as part of our science space topic. We received two packs of rocket seeds from the Royal Horticultural Society, one of which has been taken up to space to the ISS by the British astronaut, Tim Peake. We have planted both packs of seeds and we want to find out what effect being in space has had on the seeds. As we don’t know which of our packs went to space we will have to record their growth pattern and send off the information to RHS.
Billy Bratton, David Simpson and Stewart Martin represented Rockfield Primary Chess Club at the Delancey UK school’s chess challenge Megafinal 2016 in Airdrie on Saturday 24th April. The three primary 4 boys successfully gained some good wins and draws during the tournament as well as making some new friends. Lots of fun was had by all.
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.
The Selkie Class at Parklands School are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.
In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency. Continue reading »
The Kodu Twilight Session with Gary Clark that was planned for Tuesday 10th will be postponed until next session. This is to allow teachers in the HALCO area that are interested in coding and computer science to attend the Introduction to Computing Science workshops instead. This is a really exciting opportunity provided by Education Scotland and we urge anyone interested in coding to attend.
The remaining sessions will continue as planned:
Tuesday 3rd May – Socrative & Nearpod
Tuesday 17th May – Tickle App with Sphero
There are still places available so if you are interested in attending please email us to book a place: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunoon Primary School Choir performed their version of ‘Juke Box’ last night April 26th to a packed audience in our school hall. Mrs Hamlet our superb dedicated music teacher had prepared a fantastic, modern programme for our pupils to sing aided by Mrs M Peek and Mrs A Macdonald.
The choir sang their hearts out to tunes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000 eras! Songs like ‘Catch a Falling Star, I’m A Believer, Thank You for the Music and Bring Me Sunshine were popular with the community in the afternoon show.Continue reading »
Taynuilt Nursery children brought a variety of bikes and scooters to Nursery as part of the Big Pedal Week and also used the Nursery bikes and scooters on our Wednesday Gym session. This will be done again this week so hope the sun shines on us all again!
Pupils and staff of Barcaldine Primary School have been making use of the Sustrans cycle track, on a daily basis, as part of the Big Pedal fortnight. Today the local pre-5s, and parents, joined us for a long cycle and a picnic in the sun. The children were such confident cyclists that poor Mrs.Watson, who was supervising come of the younger children, had to run all the way to keep up! We are looking forward to another week of cycling, tricyling and scootering next week.Continue reading »