Daily Archive for March 3rd, 2017

World Book Day SCIAF

Donations to SCIAF as part of World Book Day and the start of our Lenten appeal raised £154:94. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity. All money raised goes directly towards supporting families in Africa to learn how to effectively grow and manage crops against a background of a changing climate.

P7 Science Fair

On Thursday afternoon P7’s from St Columba’s, St Teresa’s and St Andrew’s Primaries all competed in the St Joseph’s Science Fair.  It was a fantastic afternoon.  We had all sorts of experiments from testing the affect of different types of vinegar with bicarbonate of soda, testing the longest lasting lipstick, measuring the size of explosion when mentos are dropped in different fizzy juices to measuring the affects of storing popcorn in different temperatures on the number of kernels that pop.  It was all very fun and interesting.  The children presented their work really well!

World Book Day P7 and Nursery Make Spoon Puppets

P7 joined their nursery buddies on World Book Day to make puppets of the characters from their favourite books.  They have been enjoying O.S.C.A.R. (Our School Cares About Reading) on Mondays and Thursdays when they spend time reading with their buddies and helping them with their reading homework.  There are some lovely expressive readers and they take on their new responsibilities so well.  The nursery children look forward to them coming.

Here are some of the spoon puppets, it was a fabulous morning!

Primary 1 Library Trip

Today Primary 1 went on a trip to the Ewart Library.  In our language work we have been looking at the difference between fiction and non-fiction books so we thought it would be a good idea to go to the library and ask questions about how the library organised the books.  The lady was very impressed with our knowledge  and explained to us that the fiction books are organised in alphabetical order and the non-fiction by topic.

We listened to a great story and then got to choose books to read ourselves.

After the library, we got a lovely treat of juice and cake at the Doonhamer which set us up nicely for our long walk home!

Dumfries Rotary Speech Making Competition Final

Last night saw the final of the Dumfries Rotary Primary Speech Making Competition, held once again at St. Andrew’s. Our school has a proud tradition of young people performing well and once again we were lucky to have an excellent speaker representing us. Matthew talked about a Glaswegian’s perspective of Dumfries and how he is now proud to be called a Doonhamer. He was entertaining, inventive, and natural in the way he performed his speech. Although he lost out on the big prize, his performance was to be proud of and one that the audience really appreciated.

Knex Bridges Competition

Our P6 class took part in a Knex bridge building competition in our school. There were many successful bridges built with Toby and Luca being the winners on the day.




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