P2 Mrs Galligan

Mrs Galligan will be commencing her maternity leave on Friday 15th November. I am pleased to announce that Miss Potts will be covering this maternity leave for the rest of this school session. She has already been in to meet the children, and to liaise with Mrs Galligan to ensure that the children’s learning continues as planned.

Super Scientist

On Friday some P5s and P7s had the chance to go to Dumfries High School to take part in Science workshops as part of our transition. Take a look at some of the photos below.

Library launch

LOVELY LIBRARY LAUNCH

 

Over the past two years at Calside primary school the pupil council and Miss Brown have been working extremely hard to upgrade our old, dull and boring library into a new colourful, exciting and amazing place. The pupil council held a competition to see who would design our new library. They picked 3 winners and merged them all together; the winners were Kirstin Murray P7, Jemma Geddes P5, and Ethan Weir P3. Kirstin thought of a woodland theme, Jemma thought of a Charlie and the chocolate factory theme and Ethan thought of a space theme. Pupil council have ordered all the books into alphabetical order and they hope to keep it that way. The process was, first the children choose a new dark blue carpet for the space area, a turquoise colour for the woodland area and also purple carpet for the chocolate factory area. Then Mrs Geddes kindly helped out to paint the walls to match the theme, after that Miss Brown ordered book shelfs and other equipment for the library. Mr Jones made an excellent job building a space station for us and we are very grateful for all his hard work. The people in prison also made all the wooden ends for our library. Finally everything was organised and put into position for the grand opening.

During launch week we have lots of competitions and fun activities to do. Also parents and authors are coming in to read stories to us. On Monday we all got to dress up as our favourite book character. We would all like to say a massive thankyou to Miss Brown for all her hard work in giving us a library we are all looking forward to using for years to come.

Getting Fit

On Monday at assembly the CHAT group showed us some activities to get us fit. We went back to class and took part with the CHAT representative from each class leading. We all had a great time although we were out of breath towards the end.

Operation safety

On Wednesday we went to operation safety. It was held at the old hospital in Dumfries. We had talks from the fire service, ambulance, police and Scottish power. We got to do loads of different activities designed to raise awareness of how to keep ourselves safe. Check out the photos below.

 

Library launch

Miss Brown and the pupil council have been working really hard getting the new library finished off. The library will be officially open on the 4th of November. Each class will get a chance to have time in the library. The pupil council have arranged different activities throughout the week for each class. Please feel free to come in on the day and see our new fantastic library.

Amazing Day at Moat Brae

On Friday 27th of September primary 1 went to moat brae for a peter pan adventure! They were split into 3 groups and did different things. Group 1 went outside and looked for all the crocodiles, played on the pirate ship and became mermaids for the day. Group 2 went inside and played with story stones. Story stones are where you get given an animal and you decide if you want to take it to never land with you. Group 3 went and explored all the rooms. There was a theatre, nursery rhymes, chase Tinkerbelle and lots more fun things for the scavengers to do. Primary 1 had lots of fun at moat brae and would love to go back.

Awesome Art

On Thursday the house captains designed boards for the inter-house art. The theme was Disney with friendship. The boards were Lion King by P4, Jungle book P4/5 , Finding Nemo P5 and Toy Story P6. We used art supplies that were donated as we were learning to up cycle old unwanted belongings.

Terrific Transition Day

On Wednesday the 25th of September the p7’s went to a transition day at the Dumfries high school for a drama  lesson on internet safety and awareness. We played some games to build our confidence. We then planned and performed our own play.

Perfect Parental Afternoon

 

On Wednesday the 11th of September parents came in for a parental afternoon. Parents came in to our school to see how we are getting on with our work during school time. The reason the parents were invited into school for this event was to see how they could help with their child’s literacy, numeracy and our e-passports. Everybody had lots of fun on this day here are some photos.




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