Day 5 Christmas Songs are from P4/5 and P5. We hope you enjoy.
There are 2 different versions of P4/5 video the reason for this was on the first day of recording, several of the children were absent(you will notice smaller class size)and we wanted to try and include as many of the children as possible.
Dalbeattie Primary has just held its One Planet Picnic, an initiative encouraged by Eco Schools Scotland to build awareness of locally sourced food items in order to help with working towards sustainability and reduction of our carbon footprint. For our ‘One Planet Picnic’ we not only created our own home baking using home grown produce but we encouraged the children to bring in their own morning snacks, which were locally sourced, to tell their classmates about at morning breaktime at ‘Snack and Chat’ time. We are very grateful for everyone at home for supporting this event so well. We were amazed by the amount of snacks children brought which had been locally sourced in some way. There was everything from home grown apples and carrot sticks to items baked locally together with local cheese and pate. There were some wonderful ideas of things to bring in. Meanwhile, on the same day, the Eco Schools Group had been busy, along with Mrs Houston from the High School’s Hospitality Department, baking individuals carrot muffins using home grown vegetables. The cakes were delivered to the classrooms later on the same day for our pupils to enjoy, following on perfectly from Mrs Duncan’s Harvest Assembly earlier in the day. Primary 6 also had a go at baking bread using some of their own home grown wheat.
Thank you Miss Allen for creating this fantastic memory for our pupils in nursery. Boys and girls you are all amazing and it wonderful to see what your ambitions are for the future. I can’t wait to see you all again soon in Primary 1. Mrs Duncan
Primary 3/4 pupils have been doing some fantastic learning about a country of their choice. They have been researching traditional food for their chosen countries and have prepared some super themed meals.
Niall’s French meal:
Rory’s meal from Madagascar
Freya’s American meal:
Primary 1 do like sharing their home leaning with Mrs Fitzsimmons.
P3 and P3/4 have picked different countries to learn about this week. They also created a menu and cooked a meal for families from their chosen country.
Today, in school, we marked the start of Fairtrade Fortnight with our ‘Fairtrade Morning Snack.’ This was helped greatly by donations from local businesses Co-op, Tesco and Kinnairds. The main snack on offer was a choice of Fairtrade bananas or our own crafted shortbread biscuits topped with chocolate and jelly beans. At the time of writing, we are not sure what amount of money we have raised from this but any proceeds will go to the Fairtrade Foundation. Later in the day, Primary 5 together with the school’s Eco Committee listened to a very informative presentation by Mary Van Zwanenberg which included a very interesting film ‘Guardians of the Rainforest.’ Many of our classes also took part in class learning. Primary 1/2 had lots of Fairtarde themed activities in the open area. The end of Fairtrade Fortnight will be marked at assembly on 6th March with a small play by the Eco Committee.
Today in assembly, we celebrated our Scots Poetry Competition work with certificates being presented to first, second and third place finalists. The first place winners then entertained the whole school with a recitation of their chosen poems. Today, also saw the visit of our guests from Dalbeattie Burns Club who judged not only the Primary 7 pupils who recited an excerpt from Robert Burns’ Tam O’ Shanter but also the art work, which depicted a scene from the same poem.
The results were: Primary 1: First – Corey Canochan; Second- Henry Hicks; Third- Sophie Geddes ; Primary 1/2: First- Mollie Watson; Second- Finlay Bell; Third Equal: Lexie Anderson and Evie McGougan; Primary 2/3: First Equal- Jack Little and Amalie Wykes; Second- Aidan Galbraith; Third Equal- Elise Wixon and Reuben Benson; Primary 3: First- Lucy Johnstone; Second- Katie Dickie; Third Equal- Rebecca Hird and Oliver Bonnar; Primary 3/4: First- Anaya Nerestan; Second- Isla Smith; Third Equal- Rory McCormick and Lucy Bell; Primary 4/5: First- Ava Drummond; Second Equal- Fern Lundy and Sam Donnelly; Third Equal- Ailsa Ferguson and Owen O’Dornan; Primary 5: First- Chloe Campbell; Second- Struan Caldow; Third Equal- Hayden Berry and Elsie Gibbs-Brown; Primary 6: First- Fabio Murray-Sanchez; Second Jack Johnstone; Third- Owen Bryson; Primary 6/7 (photo to follow) : First- Eve McCall; Second Equal- Liam Bourhill and Laith Atkinson Deacon; Primary 7 Poetry Recitation of Tam O’ Shanter: First- Maddison McMurtrie; Second- Thomas Jardine; Third- Jessica Davidson; Primary 7 Poetry Art Work of Tam O’ Shanter: First- Rhys Gaffney; Second- Carrie Davidson; Third- Amber Latimer.
Also in our assembly, Primary 4/5 drew the raffle for the completed Titanic Quizzes. The winner, receiving £10 was Lucy Simpson. Our Primary 5 class was awarded with the Wow tracker Active travel to School Award. Finally, Roman Bond and Chloe Campbell reminded us all that the first day back after the February holiday (Monday 24th) will be Fairtrade Snack day with biscuits (shortbread with chocolate and jelly bean) costing 60p and bananas 40p. Pupils can buy two items each. All products used carry the Fairtrade logo. Proceeds from the snack will go to the Fairtrade foundation, in keeping with our targets to retain our ‘Fair Achiever School’ status.