Tag Archives: Primary 5/6

Author Visit

On Thursday 11th February Stuart Reid an award winning author visited Dalbeattie Primary School thanks to the Wigtown Book Festival. Stuart came into school and worked with pupils in P5,P5/6 and P6 to inspire and develop their imaginative skills in creative writing. Stuart also presented extracts some from his novels to classes at a book reading session in the afternoon.

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Science Video Conference Lessons

Primary 5/6 had our first exciting video conference with Dr Heather Reid, the former BBC weather presenter. We shared information about energy, our previous topic. Heather also gave us a presentation on the 8 different forms of energy.

Our focus this time was Potential energy into Kinetic. Heather challenged us to make mini catapults for marshmallows! We had great fun trying them out and discussing modifications. Our next session on 22nd February will be Energy in food and Heather is going to give use something else to create…………..

Mrs Graham

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P5/6 Class Trip to New Lanark

 P5/6G visited New Lanark to find out about life in the Victorian era for their new topic. We had a great day visiting the working mills, where wool is now produced instead of cotton, and imagining Victorian children crawling underneath to clean.  We then had a lesson in a Victorian classroom and had to wear the tunics that children had to wear.
We also visited the houses that families would have had- just one room! The cramped conditions meant that illness spread easily.
We also enjoyed the cinema and Annie MacLeod ride where a Victorian ghost child told us her story of life at New Lanark.
A brilliant day was had by all and the pupils were a credit to the school.       
Mrs Graham

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Community Singing

Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 have been extremely busy this term out singing and  entertaining in the community. First of all both classes performed at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Dalbeattie Town centre on 4th December. They have since sang carols at the Post Office and at Kinnairds. Both classes also visited Dalbeattie Day Centre to sing a selection of carols and Christmas songs. P5 visited Munchies care home on Friday 18th of December and P5/6 braved the rain and visited Alma House on 21st December to bring some Christmas cheer with their singing. It is fantastic to have the children involved in the community and we hope all who have seen the performances have enjoyed them. Well done P5 and P5/6 for showing such community spirit.

Carol Singing at the Post Office

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Primary P5/6 bring Christmas cheer to Alma House with their festive songs.

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Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 Entertained at Dalbeattie Day Centre

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