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Senses Walk in the Woods

Yesterday Primary 1 went on a senses walk in the woods.  We focused on one of our senses at a time and noted down what we could see, feel, hear and smell.  We used our imagination for our sense of taste thinking about the yummy things we may eat at a woodland barbecue.

Swimming Success

Congratulations to Leah on her recent swimming success in Alloa. Here we have a photo of Leah with her medals. What a great effort! Leah has now added her swimming success to her cross-country success earlier in the year. She is  a true competitor.

P7 Criffel Challenge

On Tuesday the 23rd May P7 took on the end of year challenge to climb Criffel.  They decided we would do this to raise money for our P7 leavers trip but also to support a charity of their own choosing, which is Cancer Research. We were led up the route by our very capable outdoor leaders, David and Alex.  The weather was kind to us and the view across to Annan and the Lake District was well worth the effort.  I was amazed at the stamina, resilience and teamwork that the children showed.  They were striding up at the start, (perhaps a bit too fast!) but they kept at it all the way with no moans or groans, lots of chat and giggles, then a few wet bottoms and feet at the end when we had the chance for a play in the stream!  There was great team spirit, some boys and girls really helped one another, for example carrying someone’s backpack when he got blisters and encouraging one another on the steep slopes or on a good, safe route through the muddier parts.  I am sure P7 will have a lot to talk about as it was a really fun day and quite an achievement.  We will all sleep well tonight! Thank you in advance to all those who have sponsored the boys and girls in P7!

P6 Substance Misuse talk with PC Trosh

On Thursday 18th May, Primary 6 listened to a very informative talk from PC Trosh about Substance Misuse. They discussed the uses for drugs, positive and negative, and the difference between legal and illegal drugs. They also had time to look at examples and discuss with each other what they looked like and their effects on the body. The class listened very well, answered questions sensibly and asked pertinent questions throughout the talk.  They all agreed they had learned something they didn’t know before, including Mrs Barnett!

Meccano Mega-truck Build

Congratulations to Callum, Harvey and Jack on their recent Meccano Mega-Truck build. The boys wanted take their Knex construction skills and apply them to a new set of materials. Meccano was chosen and  they built the truck you see here. Well done chaps!

Tae Kwon Do Success

Congratulations to Connor and Shaun who both won bronze medals at their recent Tae Kwon Do competition. Keep up the good work boys and we will all follow your progress.

Week 5 P6 Pope Francis School Project

The Crazy Unicorn Crafters told us that they are making pencil cases and notebooks out of thread, felt and card.

The Publicity Pigeons said they are writing a thank you note to put in the bulletin.

Zac and Josh from the Organisation Group are sorting out a school disco for all the classes next week.

The Backpacking group need lots more bags, body lotion and shower gel.

To date we have packed 18 bags!

This is the last minute call for donations. Please hand in any other donations by the 20th of May.

P6 Thank you again for handing in all the generous donations! We are well on our way to packing lots more backpacks.

Matthew and Toby.

Beebot Adventure

This week in maths Primary 1 have been using positional language.  We have been giving our little friends the Beebots instructions using left and right turns.  We have been trying to get them to follow chalk paths and even built bridges and progammed them to get through.


P1 Writing Fun

In Primary 1 this week we have been using different openers in our writing.  We decided to use openers when writing a set of instructions about how to make toast and jam! Of course to do this properly we thought we better make some toast and jam first yum!



STEM Bridge Building with P7

Over the last 3 weeks Primary 7 have been learning about Civil Engineering from our STEM ambassador Mrs Lauryn Steele.  This week we had the grand finale which was to build an amazing full size bridge in our PE hall!  The children were split into 2 teams and given important roles within the group as either deck, cable or pin workers.  The team work was fantastic, as well as the learning gained about the different forces of tension and compression, as well as the different types of bridge structures.  This particular bridge was a Cable Stay bridge but the children have made truss, suspension and cantilever bridges too with the K-Nex in class.  They really enjoyed the challenge to build the strongest structure and it was the Arch bridge built by Harvey, Reign, Freya and Bobbi that actually held the most weight of 4kg!  What a fantastic project this has been for us!

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