The Athletics Final will take place at the Athletics Arena, Friday 8th November. The competition starts at 6.30pm and will finish approx 8.15pm.
The team should arrive at 6pm in black/dark leggings/shorts, athletics t-shirt and should bring a non-fizzy drink and snack. Please bring a warm jacket/jumper to wear when not competing as the hall is cold. Seating is roughly calculated at 2 seats per child.
Our P7 Athletics Team will be participating in their heat Wednesday 2 October at the Athletics Arena. The team will leave school at 11.45am and return at approx 2.45pm.
Children should wear sports clothes and athletics T-shirt to school that day. If possible, please bring a packed lunch. A packed lunch will be provided for anyone entitled to one. A non fizzy drink and healthy snack can be taken to the competition.
At this stage of the competition, parents/careers are not required to attend.
Please note, there is no athletics training next week.
This morning our P6 Euro Quiz Team went to Kilmaurs Primary to participate in the Euro Quiz competition. They competed against other East Ayrshire schools. This year, the winners were Annanhill and the runners up were Nether Robertland.
Our P6 team worked exceptionally hard on the run up to the competition and answered some very challenging questions! Super effort boys, you should be very proud of yourselves!
P6A are learning about Data Handling and have created surveys. Please fill out our survey . We plan to create various graphs from the information collected. Thank you from Olivia, Lucy, Carly and Kirsten!
A reminder for all P6 pupils to come to school tomorrow wearing full outdoor clothing to work again with the Dean Park Rangers. The weather looks to be wet tomorrow so could the children please have a full change of school uniform and shoes in their bags.
Adults are encouraged to join the classes. Please complete the form below if you are able to accompany any of the classes.
Our P6 classes will be working with the Dean Park Rangers again and will be heading outdoors for another session.
Children should come to school dressed in outdoor clothing, have wellies/boots, waterproof jacket and their school uniform in their school bag to change in to, as a back up.
Thanks to the adults who came out and joined the children in the first session. We’d love for more of you to come and join us in our next session on Tuesday 23rd October. Complete the form if you are able to join us.
Primary 6A have had a very productive day during their No Pens Wednesday. The class worked hard and participated fully in talking and listening activities, maths using laptops, drama work portraying John Muir’s life and nature art work where the children studied the leaves, colours, textures to create a new picture.
Joe commented, ‘ Today I liked the fact that we could just put our pencils down and get up instead and be more active in our learning. My favourite bit was using my imagination to create my leaf ladybug.’
Phoebe explained, ‘Sometimes today I wanted to write things down but instead I had to talk and explain myself.’
Primary 6 will be working with two Dean Castle Rangers on Tuesday 2nd October and Tuesday 23rd October. In these sessions, the children will participate in tree identification and den building activities at the Foxes area near the school. These activities link into our John Muir Award and the Wilderness Wars novel that we are currently reading in class.
Parents, carers and grandparents are welcome to join us on these sessions. If you can come along then please complete the form below.
Children should wear outdoor clothing to school on these days but have their school uniform in their school bags to change into afterwards. Wellies/boots should be worn also. Spare socks are always a great idea!
The Athletics Final takes place at the Athletics Arena, Friday 28th September. The children have to arrive at the arena at 6pm sharp and the competition should run from 6.30-8.30pm.
The children should wear black or dark coloured shorts/leggings and their athletics t-shirt. The children should also bring water and healthy snack. Warm clothing is also encouraged as the arena can be cold at this time of year.
Parents are welcome to attend this event to cheer the team on! Seating is roughly calculated at one adult per child but if two adults attend or brothers and sisters need to come for childcare purposes I’m sure it’ll be ok.
Please complete this form in advance of the competition.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday night! Let’s go Onthank!
Our P7 Athletics team participated in their heat of the Sportshall Athletics and competed against James Hamilton Primary, Whatriggs Primary and Crosshouse Primary. The team performed incredibly well and comfortably won the heat. They will find out next week if they have qualified for the final at the end of September.
P6 had a great turnout for Onthank’s first ever John Muir Award Celebration this afternoon. Our P6s have been learning that John Muir was a Scottish born conservationalist, who lived in the late 1800s and later moved to America to found of some of their National Parks.
The award encourages children to explore natural areas near the school and over time develop and conserve them. You may have noticed that trees have been planted at the front of the school and a wide selection of vegetables have been planted near the nursery.
Congratulations to our P6 pupils, you have worked extremely hard! Thanks to all who came along to help us celebrate. We hope you had a good time and learned something new!
Please contact the office if you would be able to help us water and care for the plants over the summer holidays.
Our P6 Euro Quiz team headed to the Scottish Parliament today. They competed against 31 other schools from around Scotland, in the final of this year’s quiz. While not coming top 3, our team answered many challenging questions. Huge congratulations to the boys for their hard work in studying for the quiz. Everyone is very proud of you!