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Our Easter Assembly

On Wednesday afternoon we had two special visitors in school, Linda Greenhill and Rev. Boyle. Our assembly began with the presentation of donations and welcome letters to Linda Greenhill who is due to fly out to Nepal in the Easter holidays. The Outreach Committee presented the donations from pupils to Linda and Abbie (P5) said a few words about how much the pupils are looking forward to beginning their link with a school in Nepal.

Following the presentation the whole school joined in singing ‘Sing out an Easter Song’, thenP6-7 gave some Easter readings from the Bible. Next P4-5 read an Easter poem they had worked on together about the Easter story and then P1-3 led a prayer which they had written themselves.

Rev. Boyle had the difficult job of judging the Easter bonnet competition. Well done to Charley (Nursery), Molly (P1), Annie (P4) and Libby (P6) who were our lucky winners of an Easter egg each!

To conclude the afternoon, the pupils had a great time hunting for Easter eggs around the school.

Annual Scottish Afternoon Enjoyed by Pupils

A week later than scheduled, our Scottish afternoon got underway on Friday 1st February. P6/7 were responsible for organising the event and this included ordering and preparing food for the buffet (with homemade corn beef patties), recruiting talented musicians/ performers from each class, preparing and printing the programmes and making the announcements to ensure the afternoon ran smoothly. P4/5 started the afternoon with powerpoint presentations about Robert Burns (see Ellis’ group Jenni’sgroup Leah’sgroup Fern’sgroup) and a game to play with the whole school in Scots language called ‘Staun up, sit doon’.

Later in the afternoon P1-3 read out words in their ‘Scots Dictionary’ which they had created. Nursery entertained everyone with a confident performance of the poem ‘Ma Wee Rid Motor’.

Before the interval with Scottish Buffet, Libby read ‘The Selkirk Grace’ and several of P6/7 read the verses of ‘Address to a Haggis’. Throughout the afternoon pupils and staff were treated to musical performances including:

Libby and Callum dancing (Donald Where’s yer Troosers)

Abby on Violin (Auld Lang Syne)

Ruby on flute (Loch Lomond)

Dan on flute (Scotland the Brave)

Abbie and Ellis on violin and cello (Scottish lullaby duet)

Millie and Connie singing a duet (Cauld Blaws the wind)

Izzy on cornet (Amazing Grace) and accordion (Going Home)

Millie on recorder (Loch Lomond)

We even had a gymnastics finale thanks to Karen, Jenni, Connie and Cody and their choreographed routine to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by the red hot chilli pipers.

In line with tradition, an important part of the afternoon was judging the finalists for the Scottish poetry recitals. All the finalists did extremely well and received runners up gifts. The overall winners received prizes and were as follows:

Molly P1

Connor P4

Dan P6

Welldone P6/7 and we look forward to the next one!

Health Showcase Highlights Important Messages For All

On Thursday 31st January pupils from P1-P7 organised and presented a health showcase for parents. This included the pupils participating in various role play scenarios, creating a powerpoint on Internet Safety and follow up police talks. The topics covered included:

Car, needle and medicine safety (P1-3)

Anti-social behaviour (P4/5)

Bogus Callers and Internet Safety (P6/7)

The afternoon was well attended by parents and feedback was very positive. A big well done to all those involved!

Road Safety Week in School

The Health and Wellbeing Committee organised Road Safety Week in school this week (19th-23rd Nov). On Monday Jamie (Chairperson), Connie and Callum gave a presentation about the importance of Road Safety. On Wednesday morning the police were arranged to come and give talks to each class and Wednesday afternoon was an activity afternoon with pupils decorating hi-vis vests, playing road safety games, completing a quiz and role-playing how to cross the road safely. During this week a competition was running to design a road sign, poster or fact file on Road Safety. The entries were judged by the committee on Friday and announced at assembly.

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

On Monday 4th June the school and nursery pupils dressed in red, white and blue colours to mark the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In classes they designed and made crowns which were then judged by all staff. The winners were:

Hugh – Nursery

Torin – P1/2

Fern – P3/4/5

Abby – P6/7

A party was held in the school hall with lots of goodies given to the pupils, including a Diamond Jubilee pencil and ruler. A great celebration was had by all.

P3/4/5 Knights and Castles showcase and Galloway Falconry Display

On Wednesday 22nd February P3/4/5 entertained a large audience of parents and family members as they shared what they have learned from their Knights and Castles topic. The pupils also sang (and some acted!) a song about a handsome knight and set up activities for their parents to do based on the topic afterwards. Galloway Falconry arrived later and the pupils and parents had a chance to handle the birds of prey, including a white tailed sea eagle with an 8ft wingspan, falcon and owl. The visitors were a fantastic way to finish the topic. Below are photographs of work by the pupils displayed in the classroom and the falconry display.

Well done P3/4/5 what a lot of hard work and effort!


Best Work Assembly and Head Teacher Awards

Today was our whole school best work assembly, a chance for all the classes to share the work that has been going on. P6/7 presented work on the Jacobites and Internet Safety, finishing off with an action song that the whole school joined in with. P3/4/5 presented their winning panda leafelts and castles work. P1/2 shared a clapping song that they had learned as part of their topic on playground games in the past. Nursery shared their Chinese New Year celebrations and Hugh Ferguson from nursery told the school all about Earthquakes!

Nursery children presenting their chinese New Year Lanterns and lucky fish.

P6/7 presenting their work on Jacobites and showing the famous battles on the map of Scotland.

P6/7 having fun with their action song.

P1/2 performing their clapping song.

Pupils being awarded their Head Teacher Award certificate and pencil.

P3/4/5 presenting their panda leaflets.

Pupils reading out their Autobiographies and Biographies of famous Scottish Kings and Queens.

Pupils reading out facts from their individual castle factfiles.

Self portraits transformed into Scottish Kings and Queens.

Scots’ Afternoon

On Friday 27th January we celebtated Burns’ day by holding a Scottish afternoon for the whole School. P3-7 organised the afternoon and a full programme was delivered as can be seen above. Everyone had a thorourghly enjoyable time and it was evident the many talented individuals we have at Kirkcowan School.


Scottish Dancing action shot

‘Address to a Haggis’

Scots’ poem winners receiving their goody bags

Some of our talented musicians…more to follow on videos

P6/7 reciting ‘Tam O’Shanter’

Thank you to everyone who took part. Mrs Stevenson & Miss Skilling

P3/4/5 Special Assembly

On Friday 25th November P3/4/5 led the Assembly with a talk on what they have been learning in their topic. They used a powerpoint and a huge skeleton to show how much they have learned about their bodies. After that they talked about how to keep healthy by choosing carefully what you eat. They finished by making a school healthy code and the whole school joined in with the actions to the code. There were also some really good ideas for promoting health in school and now we are going to do Wake Up Shake Up every Friday.

Click below to see our powerpoint: