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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.

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.

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.

New House Captains

On Wednesday we performed our speeches for house captains. Everyone was really nervous but gave great speeches. These are the winners for each of the house.

Guid Nychburris Football

It’s been a busy week at Calside with teams taking part in the annual Guid Nychburris football tournament. All teams played well and worked hard. They were excellent representatives for the school showing great teamwork and sportsmanship.

P5

Although the results didn’t go their way, the boys played really well: they never stopped running and were always encouraging each other. It was a really encouraging sign for their future football tournaments at Calside. Well done!

P6

A massive thank you to Mark Kerr who took the boys along to the tournament, unfortunately they missed out on the semi finals on goal difference. Again these boys showed great sportsmanship, team work and desire. Well done!

P7

The P7 boys along with two P6 boys took part in the tournament. Scott Hodgins kindly offered to take the boys along so again a massive thank you goes to him too. The boys again showed excellent teamwork, sportsmanship and desire. They won the tournament on penalties and what a great way for the P7 boys to end their time at Calside.

Girls

We had a fantastic uptake in the number of girls who wanted to take part this year and as a result we were able to enter two teams. Thanks goes to the hard work of Suzanne and Rachael who have coached the girls throughout the year. Both teams did really well with one just missing out on the semi finals. Well done girls!

Easter Fun

This week the pupil council have organised different activities as part of our Easter fun. We had an obstacle course where the fastest person won, we had a design your own Easter egg, lots of different games and best of all an Easter egg hunt where we had to find a delicious chocolate egg that was kindly donated by the parent council.

Massive thanks to the awesome pupil council and Miss Brown for organising excellent fun activities for the whole School.

Check out some of the fun pictures below.

Judging the competiton

 

Trying to find Easter eggs

 

P6 Euroquiz

On Wednesday the 13th of March Charlie, Matthew, Lydia and Fiona represented Calside Primary School at the annual Euro quiz. They took part in the quiz at Troqueer Primary School competing against other schools from Dumfries. They answered questions on different countries who are members of the European Union.

Rotary Quiz

On Tuesday Isla,Josh,Skye and Leah went to the Rotary Quiz at Troqueer Primary School. They answered questions on lots of different topics including Science and Art. After a really fast start which saw them leading after 2 rounds they were able to finish 6th place in a very tricky quiz. Well done guys!

The team at the quiz

 

 

 

 

P2,3,3/4 and 4 topic assembly

P2,3,3/4 and 4 took us on a trip around the world during Mondays assembly. They have been learning about different countries and enjoyed showing off their learning. First up was P2 who were talking about India, after a long haul flight it was P3 who were talking about New Zealand. The school then hopped back on the plane to Italy with P3/4 before finally arriving in the safari of Kenya with P4.

During Assembly P4 performed a Haka which is a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand.




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