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Weekly News – 20th May

This Week’s News


P1a visited Littleton Farm this week.

Murray – “It was a dairy farm”

Chloe – “We got to clap the baby calves.”

Sam – “We pretended to be calves and went into calf pens.”

Katie – “He had 1500 cows.”

Ollie – “There was 2 wind turbines on the farm.”

Maxi – “There was a lot of sheds on the farm.”

Holly – “We learned what the cows ate.”


This week in P1b we have been learning all about the different jobs a farmer has to do.  We received a magic key from Biff and Chip.  We wrote lovely stories about our adventures with the magic key.


In P3 we have made olive wreaths. Learning to measure area and comparing Ancient and Modern Olympic games.  The class has also been busy rehearsing their assembly.


In P3/4 we have had a great start on the wellie project.  Thanks for all the wellies.  The Water Cycle, weather forecasting were part of our topic work as well.


P4 – We have started our independent research projects on organs of the body.  We are enjoying learning about how our body works.  Some of us have been along to Let’s Cook sessions and made healthy food.


P4/5 enjoyed preparing, serving and clearing up their langar in the classroom to complete their Sikh topic.  We have also been investigating plants this week.  The pupils have enjoyed carrying out experiments.  We have been looking at number patterns and sequences in Maths.  Some pupils made up their own sequences.


P5/6 – We learned all about weight and measurement and have enjoyed weighing classroom objects.  We wrote newspaper reports on Child Labour as part of our Child Labour campaign.  We have been drawing Olympic athletes.  We have learned about our identity and we have been learning and singing new songs and have enjoyed playing hockey matches.


The P7’s of the P6/7 class enjoyed a PE transition day at Castle Douglas High School. Alisha said “I really enjoyed the table tennis”. Kara said “I enjoyed making new friends”. Keiren felt nervous at the start but enjoyed it too.





Next week’s news 


P1b –Farm trip on 17th June.  If you need to borrow wellies for the trip please speak to Miss Niven.


P3 – Assembly Friday 27th May 9:15am


P3/4 – Pupils will need old clothes again next week to paint.  We are planning to paint on Thursday morning.


P4 – We have a jam packed week next week.  We look forward to welcoming a personal trainer in on Wednesday to teach us more about how exercise keeps us healthy.  On Thursday, we are being visited by the Edinburgh Science Festival team for a body workshop.


P4/5 – Book fair and Pitch, Pulse & Magic Music Workshop on Monday 23rd May and Edinburgh Science Festival Workshop Thursday 26th May – Donations by Thursday please

P5/6 – Operation Safety for P6 pupils only on Friday 27th May at 8:45am and will return at 3:15pm.  Can all P6 pupils please return their slips on Monday.



P7 concert dates will be :- Tuesday 28th June at 1.30pm and Wednesday 29th June at 7pm

P7’s assembly- Friday 1st July at 9.30am



Community News
Open Farm Sunday – information from the McMeikan Family, Ernespie Farm.

On the 5th of June from 10am-1pm; Ernespie Farm is opening its gates to visitors as part of ‘Open Farm Sunday’. This is a free event and is your chance to visit the farm and see how your daily milk is produced.

It promises to be a fun day out with a chance to meet the animals, feed the calves, see how a cow is milked and look at various other animals. There will also be a machinery display and tractor rides around the farm.

Free samples of dairy products made from milk off the farm will also be on offer, Remember… THIS IS ALL FOR FREE !!!

Ernespie Farm is a 15 minute walk from Castle Douglas or a 2 minute drive, it’s situated up the old Military road heading towards the Haugh of Urr, the 1st Farm on the right hand side.

A fun day for all guaranteed, Hope to see you all there.

Weekly News – May 13th

Weekly class activities – click on a photo to view slideshow.

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Microsoft Office – Home Use

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Weekly News – 6th May

Weekly class activities – click on a photo to view slideshow.

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P1a Living Things

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Down at the bottom of the garden…… wig wig wiggly worms


Watering the plants.


Sowing seeds in the garden.


holding the worms.

Kianna SLUG

MND support



Screenshot_2016-03-01-21-47-01-1Father of three of our pupils that attend Castle Douglas Primary,  John McGaw, and our P1 teacher Miss Lucy Niven,are doing a charity tandem jump on August 20th this year. They’re raising  funds for the very debilitating and terminal illness, motor neurone disease – MND. Which unfortunately John was diagnosed with last year.

The school PTA has discussed raising awareness and fundraising by involving the pupils at the school through health and wellbeing activities in the summer term.

John and his team of skydivers are trying to raise  just over £8,000.

We hope to have an event at the school but donations can also be made to John’s Justgiving page. Even 50p makes a difference and any support is very much appreciated.

Click here to support John’s skydive

Visit the Facebook page to read more about the team and other events being held.


Weekly News – April 29th


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P5 walking in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots.

Carsphairn Hill Walk

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1 This is us at the start of our hill walk. We are standing next to the river which runs beside Carsphairn. Here we are listening to Mr Tyson’s instructions.



2 Right at the very start of our walk we faced a huge challenge! We had to get through really boggy ground. We all got soaked! Neil got stuck!!


 3 We stopped at a Grouse Butt where people would shoot from. There were lots around here.


 4 This was the steepest part of our day. It was really tough and tiring. Here we started to find Mary Queen of Scots old path she would have travelled on. You can see this in the picture.


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5 Here we carried out a Line Search. Mr Tyson showed us this as they do this in the Mountain Rescue. Our job was to search for old stones from Mary Queen of Scots time and by doing it in a line, we wouldn’t walk by them.


 6 This an old Celtic cross, most likely used during the time of Mary Queen of Scots.


 7 We were now on our way to the woods and beginning another tricky part of the walk. It was much flatter now but still really boggy!



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8 The woods were in half and between them we followed the path used by wood lorries. This was mostly downhill and nice to walk on. We lost the old path at this point though.



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9 Going through the woods was tricky but good fun. We followed this wall that might have been used many years ago to split land up. It was quite misty now.


 10 After the woods we arrived at the old village of Polmaddy. There are lots of ruins of old buildings.


 11We were standing in an old house. We lined up side to side to see how wide the building was compared to our classroom. It wasn’t a big house to live in at all.


 12 This was an old inn where Robert the Bruce is said to have hid in.


 13 Carla found Robert the Bruce’s old gold! Amazing that it was in a Tesco bag and spelt M.C.V.I.T.T.I.E.S!!!









Global Gang – Dog Poo Awareness!

Poop scoop poster.

The pavement leading to the school often has dog poo on it and the Global Gang have been doing something about it! They invited the Community Safety Team in to school to give a talk about dog poo and other litter. We then had a competition to design dog poo posters to put on public display.

Tesco kindly supported this activity and provided prizes for the best posters from each class :)



Making Shortbread – P4/5

Delicious baking.

Finished product

Finished product

048 (Small)

Practising how to weigh

051 (Small)

cutting shapes



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