Speechmaking Competition Pictures

Finalists- Avi and Emily

Semi- Finalists :- Grant and Kayla

Our fabulous Speechmakers!! Well done to all!

Primary 3 Celebration of Learning

This afternoon Primary 3 welcomed their families in to share some of their learning.  First the children sang a Scottish song they have been practising called, ‘Sam the Skull’.  Next they split in to groups and one group went to the hall where the children took on the role of the waiters and served an afternoon tea.  The children had made scones, traybakes and healthy wraps to share.

In the class room the groups got the adults to get to work on some maths games sharing how we are working on multiplication.

Another group were busy getting active with the children sharing their dances from our Jigs and Reels sessions.

It was a lovely afternoon and Primary 3 thoroughly enjoyed being able to take the lead in sharing their learning!

Rotary Speech Making Competition

Many congratulations to our four semi-finalists that represented our school brilliantly in the Rotary Club’s Speechmaking Competition last night.

Avi and Emily in P7 both secured a place in the final to be held in March – a fantastic achievement! Grant and Kayla in P6 delivered super speeches too and although were unsuccessful in going forward to the next stage should be extremely proud of themselves.

Well done again to all of them!

P.S Photos to follow!

P2’s trip to Magical Moatbrae

To complete our fairyland focus, P2 had a truly magical time at our recent visit to Moatbrae – Where Peter Pan began…

We arrived in style, chauffeur driven by Mr V, and met with our guides for the day – Wendy, Barbara and Dorito Annie. The children could hardly contain their excitement as they roamed the house and gardens.  Barbara, our house guide, told the children tales of a young J.M. Barrie  and his friends running about the house. Their imaginations were in overdrive as they ran around the nursery, catching Tinkerbell in the nursery, presenting plays in the attic, singing nursery rhymes in the reading room, peeking through the keyhole in the study and soaking up the festive spirit with the beautiful decorations. In the garden, the resident pirate, Dorito Annie held the children spellbound as they chased crocodiles, braved Tick Tock Croc, and squealed with delight as they spotted ‘crocodiles’ silently floating down the Nith! Knocking on fairy doors and planting daffodils bulbs were an added bonus. Lastly, Wendy helped the children make some beautiful Christmas cards, and read Christmas stories, before our chauffeur for the day arrived to take some very happy, but extremely tired children (and teachers!) back to school. Magical! 

Active Girls Lunch Time Club

Today girls from our P5,6 & 7 classes headed over to St Joseph’s College for the first of our active girls lunch time clubs.  The girls enjoyed the dance/aerobics routines and felt ready for action when they headed back to school for the afternoon.

P7 Reverse Advent Calendar

Over the month of December, P7 brought in items to be donated to those in need in our region over the Christmas period. We collected many items including toiletries, food and baby things and we dropped them in at The Oasis Centre, Dumfries. They were made into hampers to go to families who may be struggling for the necessities during the Christmas holidays. Well done P7, a very thoughtful act of kindness.


St Andrew’s Day Baking in P4

After a lovely St Andrew’s day Mass with Father Gerald P4 made Empire Biscuits on Friday and decorated them with the saltire.

Peter Pan Panto Time!

Yesterday we were lucky enough to have M & M Theatre Productions visit our school.  They performed the brilliant Peter Pan Pantomime for the whole school and nursery.  The show was full of laughs, dancing and sing-a-long songs – including a bit of teacher participation!!

All the children agreed it was a great way to start our lead up to Christmas.

Nithsdale Active Schools Primary Dance Festival

A group of Primary 4 and Primary 7 children have been working hard over several lunch times in recent weeks on a dance routine for a Dance Festival.  Hayley Powell from Active Schools has been in to help and advise but the majority of the routine came from the children’s own ideas.

Yesterday 17 children went to The Bridge to perform their routine, along with 3 other schools.  The children did a great job and always had big smiles on their faces (even when one of our team lost their shoe mid routine!)

We were awarded certificates for Best Team Spirit and Most Unique Dance Routine.  Everyone really enjoyed the experience and we look forward to participating again next year.

Primary 3 Soup Kitchen

On Friday Primary 3 children held their first ‘Soup Kitchen’. They used some vegetables from the school garden to make lentil and leek and potato soup.  The children also baked some delicious bread.

At the end of the school day they set up a stall at the gate so parents and friends could enjoy a cup of soup to warm them up on such a cold day!


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