Today we went hillwalking and climbed Cornish Hill in the Galloway Forest. There was some snow lying and we had great fun throwing snowballs at each other and enjoyed the views when we reached the top. After dinner we got our head torches on and went for a walk in the park where we had a great game of hide and seek. We are looking forward to another busy day tomorrow!
We have all had a great first day at Dolphin House despite the rain! This afternoon the pupils enjoyed working together in their teams to explore the country park. Tonight we have hoisted our flag, went for a walk on the beach and are now getting ready to watch a film. We are looking forward to going hillwalking tomorrow! Continue reading “Dolphin House Day 1”
Primary 7 pupils are very excited and looking forward to their residential trip to Dolphin House next week. The pupils have worked together to design and paint a flag which will be flown during their stay at Dolphin House. They have made a great job of this and the finished flag looks great.
Look out for daily updates next week to see what the pupils are getting up to!
We would like to thank everybody who took part in our dress down day fundraiser last week. We raised an amazing total of £75.00 which will help towards the cost of our leavers hoodies. The total amount we have raised so far from the dress down day and the Christmas Fayre is £125.00. Thank you again for your continued support, we have lots of fun plans for the future.
P7 are organising a dress down day on Thursday 6th February, to raise money to buy their leavers hoodies. If you’re participating there will be a contribution of £1 paid through Parent Pay. We are having it this Thursday as it is the last day before the February holidays. Thank you for your support.
Primary 7 received a visit from regional MSP Brian Whittle last week as part of their Scottish Parliament topic. During the visit the class learned about the job of an MSP and got to ask lots of questions. Brian was very entertaining, funny and honest. The class learned a lot and found it a very interesting session.
Today the Modern Languages Committee Group were learning about New Year in France and ‘La fête des Rois’.
We learned how to say Happy New Year in French (Bonne Année) and made ‘Bonne Année’ cards, as the French tend to send New Year cards rather than Christmas cards.
Next we learned about the festival ‘La fête des Rois’ (King’s Festival). The festival takes place in France on the 6th January and commemorates the Three Kings finding the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. As part of the festival people eat a special cake called ‘la galette des Rois’. The cake has a small object hidden inside (a bean or ceramic charm) and the person who finds it is the winner and has to wear the crown, becoming King or Queen. We then made our own crowns which looked fantastic!
Primary 7 have been learning about the Scottish Parliament and were visited today by Mairead Mackechnie as part of the Scottish Parliament Outreach Programme. The class enjoyed learning about the Parliament, taking part in a manifesto and voting activity and debating on the length of the school week. It was a fantastic session!
Primary 7 had a great time at their Christmas party yesterday afternoon. They were joined by Primary 6 pupils, and had fun playing games and ceilidh dancing. It was a lovely afternoon and everyone looked fantastic!
Primary 7 have now finished reading the class novel Wonder, and will watch the film on Monday afternoon in order to compare it to the novel. Wonder has a PG rating. If you DO NOT wish for your child to watch Wonder please contact the school office.
The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. A prefix is added at the front of a word and changes its meaning. We will be looking at words with the following prefixes: mis (meaning opposite), post (meaning after) and semi (meaning half). This week’s words are: