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Weekly News February 27th

This Week’s News 

In our P3b class they have been busy making magnetic games and there was some exciting news for Bobby as he now has a little sister called Freya. 

Our P4 classes went to the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on Tuesday 24th.  They learned lots of new information about Vikings for their topic. 

P4b held their assembly this morning they all had fun. 

Our P5 class had a follow up from their recent hill walk with Mr Tyson in IT this week. We also visited the Burns Museum at Alloway. 
They will also begin selling Red Noses on Friday 27th February for Comic Relief. 

This week in P6 some of the pupils took part in the cross country event held this Wednesday 25th February at Greenlaw.  Erin won the cross country event for the P6 girls.  They all got very muddy but had great fun. 

P6/7 have been working on their personal projects about Africa and presenting them to the class.  Also, some of the pupils from the class took part in the cross country event. 

This week in P7 some of the pupils also took part in the Cross Country event Nina came 2nd in the girls race, Adam came 5th and Calvin was 8th in the boys race. 

 

Coming Up Next Week: 

P5 will have a video conference call about electrostatics on Monday 2nd March in the morning. 

On Monday evening there is a Digital Learning Activity for P4 families. (Information already sent out.) 

A reminder that the School Book Club is on Wednesday 4th March for P3b. 

It is World Book Day on Thursday and classes are making their own activity arrangements.

 

Have a look at our Nursery Website too – https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/dg/CDPSNursery/

P5 Orienteering

P5 aged pupils recently had a day with Outdoor Education Staff orienteering in Dalbeattie Forest.

Video clips of their day can be seen y clicking on the links below.

P5/6 Outdoor Measuring

P5/6 used the playground to measure out the size of Arctic and Antarctic animals :)

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P1-4 Scots Celebration

 

P1-4 classes met together to share work that they have been doing about Scotland. Every pupil also had a challenge to share some information about someone special from Scotland. There were lots of great ideas including news about mums, dads and grandparents as well as other famous Scots such as Katie Morag, The Loch Ness Monster and John Logie Baird.

Eilidh in Primary 1 drew a picture of athlete Eilidh Child which Eilidh’s mum tweeted and Eilidh Child replied saying she loved it :)

Children and teachers chose two winners from each class and we had an assembly together to share their work.

 

Winter Art

Here are some pictures of our January and February Wall Displays.

 

P1/2 Outdoor Drama

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P1/2 went outside with Mr Tyson to hunt for imaginary animals who were swimming in an ice hole in the Arctic. We collected things to help us catch the animals. At the end we were walking through a snow storm but luckily we were kept together by sharing the rope.

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P1/2 Post Office Visit

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Weekly News – February 20th

Please feel free to post a comment about our news or on one of the other posts.

This Week’s News 

Well done to KIra in P5/6. Kira has been working hard at the Rainbow Swim Scheme at Castle Douglas Pool and has been asked to go to a Swimming Academy in Dumfries. Well done to our Super Swimmer. 

P1-4 classes met together to share work that they have been doing about Scotland. Every pupil also had a challenge to share some information about someone special from Scotland. There were lots of great ideas including news about mums, dads and grandparents as well as other famous Scots such as Katie Morag, The Loch Ness Monster and John Logie Baird! 

Coming Up Next Week: 

On Monday we have a Gateway Meeting at 6pm in our Hall for P7 Parents and Pupils to meet Mr Donnelly and Mrs Harvey from Castle Douglas High School. 

We also have a PTA Meeting at 6pm in the Staffroom to which everyone is welcome. 

On Tuesday P4a and P4b are heading off to Edinburgh to visit the Royal Scottish Museum to find out more about Vikings in Scotland. 

On Wednesday P5 are travelling to the Robert Burns Museum in Alloway as part of their Scottish History topic. 

We have Nursery Enrolments on Wednesday and Thursday next week – please come to the School Office in the first instance. 

P6 and & classes have Rugby coaching on Thursday and our P7 girls will also be experiencing a Girls Cricket coaching session. 

On Friday P4b will be sharing their class work with us at an Assembly and we also have the PTA Bingo to look forward to at 6:30pm. 

Please note that the  date for the School Photographer has had to be changed. Tempest Photography will now be visiting us on Monday 23rd March for Nursery and School Photographs (not Friday 27th February.)

 

Weekly News – February 13th

This Week’s News 

P1a, P1b and our Nursery children took part in a Ceilidh on Tuesday afternoon. 

In the playground,  P1a were making haggis homes with Mr Tyson. (Photos on our website) 

P2 have all moved seats this week and they are working hard at their new tables to be “table of the week” winners.  They are also enjoying their class story – Mrs Jolly’s Brolly and have written character descriptions. 

This week in P3b they have been working on a project about a Scottish person and Elise is going to a wedding. 

In P4a they took part in various Highland Games activities.  Pictures of these are on the school website. 

This week P4b have started their Viking topic and learning about money in maths. 

On Wednesday P5 went on a hillwalk around Carsphairn along an old road that was used by Mary Queen of Scots (photos on our website) 

P6 performed their assembly for the whole school and their parents.  it was about Valentines day and everyone really enjoyed it.  The nursery children came and enjoyed singing along to the Frozen songs. 

In P7 they had a visit from First Base for a talk on the dangers of drugs 

Our P6 and P7 classes enjoyed a visit to the Fullarton Theatre to see Treasure Island.    

 

Coming Up Next Week: 

A reminder that the school is closed for mid term next week, 16th, 17th and 18th February. 

P1a and P1b will be taking part in a food tasting on Thursday. 

P5 are reminded that their forces challenge design has to be completed.  Their next video conference will be on Monday 23rd February at 1:30pm 

 

Community News

A big thankyou to Craig Galloway in P5 who helped load a lorry last Saturday with clothes and other donations being sent to help refugees in Iraq. The school got a phone call to especially thank Craig :)

 

Fullarton Theatre – Family Cinema Viewings 

Testament Of Youth (12A) 
Wednesday 25 March 1.30pm 
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits from 1.00pm. 
Tickets £6.00 (On sale on the day at the door only – no reserved seating.) 
 
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) 
Wednesday 22 April 1.30pm 
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits from 1.00pm. 
Tickets £6.00 (On sale on the day at the door only – no reserved seating.) 
 
We will announce children’s / family daytime films which will have a 4.00pm start time at a later date as we are still unsure of what we will be programming for May and beyond. 

P4 Highland Games

Click on the Comments link (above) to find out what Primary 4 thought about their Highland Games.