This Week’s News
A big thank you to the PTA who organsied a fun Ready Steady Cook evening at the Fullarton. Over a hundred people came along to enjoy the cooking which was won by chef, Michelle, and her school helpers – Charlie and Miss Conacher. It was a very close decision with chef , Ed, and his helpers Erin and Miss Philpott just a few votes short. There was a raffle and also ice cream making using dry ice to quickly freeze the mixture which was great to watch!
Some pictures from the event will be posted on the website and Facebook page very soon and we’ll let you know how much was raised for PTA funds next week.
School Residential visits
P4-6 families are very welcome to send in monthly payments towards the costs of residential visits that will take place in P6 and P7 years. By saving up over many months it is hoped that such visits will continue to be affordable.
This week in Primary 1 we have been learning all about ‘e’ and ‘h’. In maths we have been making numbers that are 1 more or 1 less. We have been reading ‘We are going on a bear hunt’. We sequenced the story and we acted out each part. We also created each part of the story using art materials to make a class display.
Nicole – “I have enjoyed learning ‘h’ Hat begins with ‘h'”
Lewis – “I liked listening to the bear hunt story. The mud was my favourite part.”
This week in P1/2 we have been working as part of a team in PE.
“We take turns.” – Devlin
“You help your teammate.” – Kaidi
We also made a teddy bear with five senses using different materials.
“He has a smelly minty nose.” – Coby
“They have noisy ears and their paws are soft.” – Alex
Riley – “I feel really proud of myself for writing all these words.”
Every Monday we do writing activities. We are trying hard to write on our own and use capital letters and full stops.
Dylan – “I enjoy doing the warm ups at gym.”
We have been learning about grid references in maths.
Becky – “I drew a fish with grid references.”
This week P3a went on a trip to Threave Castle. This involved having to get a boat over the River Dee to get to the castle. Once we arrived at the castle we were able to see lots of exciting things. These included a hanging stone, the old dungeon and even the old toilets. Eilidh thought some of the castle was a bit scary. Hayden and Chloe said they had great fun and the castle was amazing. Everyone had a great day and managed to avoid the rain.
There was lots of wider achievements this week. Freya was able to swim a full length of the swimming pool and Milly says her backstroke is getting better and Eilidh says her dolphin is improving. Emma has perfected her handstand and Harrison has been attending street dance classes. Well done everyone!!!
In P3b on Wednesday we went a trip to Threave Castle.
Coll – “It was awesome.”
Lucy – “It was pouring with rain but we sheltered in the cellar and the fireplace of the great hall.”
Olivia – “Mr Tyson told us a scary story. We all jumped and screamed at the end.”
We learned to write a recount of our trip on Thursday.
Erin did the memory walk last Sunday in memory of her great grandmother. Erin took part in Ready Steady Cook at the Fullarton Theatre.
This morning in P4 we did our assembly. We enjoyed doing our rain sound scape and showing our documentary. We also liked selling our cakes.
Primary 4 has had a busy week preparing for their Assembly which we shared this morning with other classes and parents and family. It was all about Water and how important water is to us. We showed a video about a girl who has to walk four miles to and from a water hole every day to collect water. We decided to raise money for Water Aid to help them in their work in getting clean water to people in countries which don’t have it. We held a bake and arts and craft sale and will let you know next week how much was made.
P4/5 made ‘divas’ with Miss Gainford. These are special Divali lamps. Teigan, Noah S, Tyler, Finlay M made apple sponge from the school apple tree. We all tasted it. It was delicious. Emily got some medals for country dancing and Jaimie-Leigh got medals for football.
P5 – “The pupil of the month is Cameron.” – Katie
“We are doing place value in maths.” – Neave B
“In topic we are learning about living things.” – Mya
“I got a gymnastics certificate for working hard and always being quiet when told to.” – Mia
In P5/6 we started using Sumdog this week. We can access this from home too. In maths we have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties. Some of us have been using ICT to create 2D shapes. Skye won her first Highland Dancing Competition. Ryan P is making great progress with his swimming . Craig, Daniel P and Andrew A survived a night in the torrential rain at Cub Camp. They all had great fun though!!!!
This week P6 in health have been learning about personal hygiene and starting puberty. In maths we have been adding decimals. We are all getting better at hockey and keeping the sticks on the ground. We have been learning how to name everyday objects in French. We have been creating 3D chicks. In ICT we have been working on Sumdog, doing the maths tests and games.
Katie, Chloe, jess, Callie, Hannah and Morgan have learned how to do 2 new stitches in Stitchclub. Murray and Cormac have cycled 61.97 km in a month.
In P6/7 we are learning about how Scotland’s landscape was formed. We learned how mountains were formed from moving plates. We made our own volcanoes in a sink experiment. In our daily mile we have travelled more than 450 miles which means we have reached Calais, France.
This week in P7 we have been learning to say members of our family in French. They’ve been working on their wanted posters for Desperate Journey topic. We’ve been learning how to play tag rugby. Also, the pupils had an assessment on rounding in maths. A few pupils have been helping in P1 at gym and first break. Anna, Innes, Aiden, Ruby and Charlie helped at Ready Steady Cook and Charlie was in the show. Innes built a slingshot at Scouts that didn’t break.
Reminders for Next Week
P1 – Thursday 6th October we are going on our number and sound hunt in Castle Douglas. Please dress appropriately. Please also remember to hand in consent forms and £2 for our trip to the Doach Wood. Thank you if you have already done this.
P1/2 – Next Friday 7th October is our Sound/Number hunt around Castle Douglas. Please bring waterproof jacket and suitable footwear. Please send homework bags to school every day. Please end an empty bottle in before 5th October for our challenge.
P4 – Anyone who ordered a DVD will be able to get them sometime next week.
P6 – Stronord and Kingswood letters to be handed in for next Friday 7th October. Disco letters and money £1 per ticket.
P6/7 – It is our week for the news board so please bring in clippings. Keep checking Sumdog for new challenges.
There is a Bingo Night next Friday, 7th October at 7:30pm, in the Scout Hall, Blackpark Road. Money raised from the Bingo Night is used to support the upkeep of the hall which is used by many of our school pupils who go to Beavers, Cubs , Brownies and Guides.