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Kirkcowan Netball Team Debut!

Last night (13.6.13) six girls from P4-6 represented Kirkcowan School in a Machars netball tournament. After a tentative start the team began to relax and managed a win in the fourth game against Penninghame Primary 4-0! Abbie Ribbens (GS) scored the incredible goals along with the support of her enthusiastic team:  Ellis Stables (C) , Karen King (GA) , Grace Taylor (GK), Leah Lonsdale (GD) and Millie Gray (GD).

Well done girls we are proud of you, let’s get training for next year!

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.

World Book Day Activities

The whole school dressed as their favourite fictional characters on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day. During class in the morning pupils worked together to try and come up with a list of ‘WOW’ words that they could use to make their own writing more exciting. This list of words will then be available for pupils to use in class from now on.

After lunch P6/7 read out some prepared extracts from books they thought nursery would enjoy and P4/5 read to P1-3. Then the whole school split into house groups and completed three activities which were as follows:

1. Acting out charades of popular children’s books for others to guess

2. Making up story middles and endings from a given starter

3. Completing a treasure hunt by working out cleverly worded clues

The finale was the judging of the fancy dress competition. Below are the winners: Keira (Nursery) as ‘Queen of Hearts’, Kendra (P1-3) as ‘Tinkerbell’, Amy (P4-5) as ‘Dorothy from Oz’ and Abby (P6-7) as ‘Gandalf ‘.

In P1-3 Finlay won the competition to design a new front cover for his favourite book ‘The twits’.

To end the afternoon, nursery gave a lovely performance of ‘Puff the magic Dragon’. A great time was had by all.

Link with School in Nepal gets Underway

On Friday (8.2.13) pupils enjoyed a visit from Linda Greenhill, a member of the local community, who is due to visit a remote area of Nepal at Easter Time. This will be Linda’s second visit to the area. Linda talked about life in Nepal and pupils learned a lot from her very interesting slideshow. Kirkcowan Primary School is hoping to link with a school in Nepal and following Linda’s visit pupils began thinking about how they could introduce themselves to the pupils at the school.

It has been decided that pencil cases will be collected and sent out with Linda along with introductory letters written by the pupils. The reach out committee have produced a poster to give further details about the pencil case appeal which can be seen below. Also a powerpoint link is below which gives details about Nepal for pupils and parents. Did you know the Nepal flag is not rectangular? Do you know what the two triangular shapes of the flag represent?



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.