IXL Maths

We are currently trialling a Maths website with some of our pupils for the next month. Letters have been sent home with an explanation, username and password. Please see the link below or in Useful Links on the right of the page.

http://uk.ixl.com appears to be a fun way to practise Maths, and allows pupils to log in at home or at school. The questions and problems are clearly presented though do allow you, if required, to have parts read out, and if you get them wrong it tries to help you. It also keeps a note of how pupils are doing and rewards them as they progress.

As a teacher I would envisage using this to practise and revise previous topics, in class and potentially at home – though only where access is permitted. In time, I think parents could log in with their child and see how they are doing in the different areas.

If IXL proves to be a hit, for all involved, and not a one night wonder, then we’ll need to look at funding. Watch this space.

Mr Archibald

PC Easthill Visit

PC Easthill came to visit Primary 1 – 3 to talk about road safety.  Here is a message from PC Easthill, some photos and reports of the visit:

Recently I have been giving Road Safety Inputs to P1-P4 and it was brought to my attention that in some, not all, cases that our young people are being transported in family cars without proper use of booster seats/seat belts. May I remind you that a failure to use these items correctly is an offence which may cost you dearly, not just financially, but also emotionally should something occur whereby a young person is seriously injured as a result of not using them correctly.

Even if it is just “Doon the road” please ensure we use booster seats and seat belts as the kids are yours and we need to keep them safe in all aspects.

PC 461 Stephen Easthill

Burn’s Day

Some pics, sound and video from the P4-7s’ poetry performance in front of the rest of the school.

Well done to all who took part.

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Here’s a link to their video performances here or below(doesn’t work in Internet Explorer):

http://publicwebsites1.glowscotland.org.uk/HecklegirthPrimaryBlogMedia/Brydekirk/blog/P4-7%20Poetry.mp4

Our Christmas Concert

Last term was so busy we almost forgot to blog, though we’ll got caught back up as we have lots of great learning and experiences to share.

First up here is a Photostory by Faith and Lucy of how we put together our Christmas Eve show:

PhotoStory by Faith and Lucy

Christmas School Trip

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Some pics from the trip today to Dumfries on the train. We all had fun at the Panto and skating at the Ice Bowl.