At the weekend some people in Bowmore Primary School took part in Islay and Jura Dolphins swimming gala. Lots of children won ,medals. trophies and other awards. We are very proud of our pupils as they have been training very hard. Well Done!
Written by Ava, Primary 4
We are so excited to have been successful at securing The Digital Xtra Grant. The money received will be purchasing robotics equipment for Islay and Jura schools. Through teaching robotics, our children will learn to create algorithms, apply their maths skills, problem solve, use their intiative, collaborate, tinker with new and fun equipment and much more!
Our Creative Coder boxes are ready to be used by all schools across the cluster.
Our whole school focused on a plastics topic to increase our understanding of plastic pollution, we worked alongside Port Ellen Primary School on this topic. We conducted numerous beach cleans, collected data and shared this data with others. We also discussed how we, as a school could reduce plastic waste and we encouraged everyone to use a reusable water bottle and to recycle their plastic.
Following the success of our topic, we were invited to Edinburgh to present our findings at the Primary Science Teaching Trust Conference. Three children represented our school, they spoke confidently and informatively about plastic pollution and they presented the data that they had collected from across our island.
We launched our Maths Home Link bags during Maths Week Scotland to encourage and support learning maths through play at home. Our maths bags contain fun and engaging toys with a matching activity card which suggests a range of indoor and outdoor activities with a maths focus. Parents and children have had lots of fun exploring maths through play.
‘Mara and her little sister have both loved them! It’s been great for me because I don’t have a maths brain so wouldn’t come up with many ideas myself!’
‘They do help when it comes to maths through play ideas as I would not necessarily think to explore more than counting and basic shapes.’
‘They have definitely helped me to teach her maths in a fun and interesting way.’