We started our Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last week. Every child in school made a mosaic tile and these tiles will be put together to make the Queen’s head. All the children enjoyed making their tile. Thank you very much to Diana Hamilton for her organisation, preparation and help on Friday.
After weeks of practising, we have our Scots Poetry Winners per class. Former Sheuchan teacher, Mrs McCaig judged the finalists in each class and had the hard decision of picking this year’s winners. The standard was so high however the winners are as follows:
P1 – Reid McNally (Mince and Tatties by J.K. Annand)
P1/2 – Nancy Sloan (Twa Leggit Mice by J.K. Annand)
P2/3 – Sophie McCreadie (Circus by J.K. Annand)
P3/4 – Emma Lindsay (The Sair Finger by Walter Wingate)
P4/5 – Francis Lawton (The Heron by J.K. Annand)
P5 – Melissa Fraser (The Auld Broon Troot by Sandy Thomas Ross)
P6 – Millie Whorlow (A Dug, A Dug by Bill Keys)
P7 – Katie Monair (Address of the Haggis by Robert Burns)
Missing from the photo is Emma Lindsay.
Today we said goodbye to Miss Barbour who is our P1/2 teacher. She joined Sheuchan Primary in August 2020 when she taught P7. She has recently secured a permanent post as a PE teacher in a school in Glasgow. To send Miss Barbour off in style, we held a mini sports day for her which she and the rest of the school enjoyed. We would like to wish Miss Barbour all the best for her new job and best wishes for the future.
Wow! We had a great response to our annual Scottish Family homework this year. The models and posters never fail to amaze us with how creative our families are. All the posters and models have been displayed in the hall where the children have enjoyed looking at them. Mrs McCaig, a former teacher, chose her favourite poster and model per class.
The winners are:
P1 – Poster – Jack Greenhill P1 – Model – Leah Harvey
P1/2 – Poster – Islay Baxter P1/2 – Model – Nancy Sloan
P2/3 – Poster – Emma Hoad P2/3 – Model – Erica Gibb
P3/4 – Poster – Brody Rice P3/4 – Model – Ava Stevenson
P4/5 – Poster – Eleanor Morrison P4/5 – Model – Louie Palmer
P5 – Poster – Niamh Castle P5 – Model – Jack Murdoch
P6 – Poster – Abigail Young P6 – Model – Olivia Murdoch
P7 – Poster – Katelyne McCrorie P7 – Model – David Vega
Well done to everyone who took part in our family homework.
Primary 7’s had a busy day today preparing for their Burns’ Supper. There were lots of tattie peeling, dicing and cooking going on in the kitchen as well as decorations being made and speeches being rehearsed in the classroom.
P6 and P7 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon. The supper was filled with enjoyable speeches, Highland dancing, piano recitals and even a wee dance of the Gay Gordons. In addition, a marvellous supper of haggis, neeps and tatties was enjoyed by (almost) everyone. Our afternoon was rounded off with Auld Lang Syne. Well done to everyone who took part and made it such an enjoyable afternoon. Many thanks to Mrs McClymont for helping to cook and serve the supper.
On Monday, the boys and girls in P1/2 enjoyed a guided walk around Stranraer, from Jaime at the museum. The children learned lots of facts about the buildings in town such as the Castle of St John is 500 hundred years old and how there was lots of buildings in front of the castle as well.
Awards for our Learning Aliens and Citizenship were awards to each class today. All the boys and girls enjoyed a lovely cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit as an award.
Lots of boys and girls enjoyed their Christmas Lunch today. As a special treat, they each had chocolate sauce and marshmallows with their brownie for dessert, YUM!
Christmas has definitely arrived at Sheuchan Primary School. Here are all of the Christmas banners on display in the hall.
We are very excited to announce that Melissa Fraser (P.5) is a runner up in the 2021 Christmas Card Competition which was set by The Rt. Hon. Alister Jack MP who is our Member of Parliament for Dumfries and Galloway. It must have been a very difficult job for Alister Jack’s team to judge all the entries. All the children who entered this competition received a certificate to thank them for their participation. Melissa received her certificate and a £25 gift voucher for Amazon.
Well done to Melissa and everyone who entered.