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P6 Parents – Online Learning Support

P6 Parents/Carers,

Each of our P6 classes have their own Microsoft Teams pages. We will be uploading work to these for the children to complete at a time that suits them.

Feedback so far suggests the best way to login to Microsoft Teams is to download the app onto your device. At the point of login, children should use their full Glow email address.

E.g gw14johnsonboris@glow.sch.uk

Most of the children have been trained in how to logon, find the relevant work/activities and upload.

If you have  any technical difficulties logging in or accessing Microsoft Teams then please leave a comment on the P6 blog page and we will do our best to help solve the problem.

If your child has been absent and has not received their Learning Pack, please contact the office.

Many thanks, Team P6

 

P6 Panto Choir

Primary 6 parents/carers,

Please indicate below which evening performance(s) your child can attend.

Children should arrive at school at 6.30pm for the evening performances wearing their Christmas attire.

Thank you!

P6 Panto Choir

Primary 6 parents/carers,

Please indicate below which evening performance(s) your child can attend.

Children should arrive at school at 6.30pm for the evening performances wearing their Christmas attire.

Thank you!

Athletics Champions ???

Fantastic achievement from our current athletics team – making us champions 3 years running! Huge amount of talent and team spirit was shown from all involved.

Thank you to Murrie for helping us train and to the supporters who endured the freezing cold arena! Brilliant to have some of our ex-athletes supporting us too! ?

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Sportshall Athletics Final

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.

Let’s go Onthank!

Please complete the permission form below:

 

We are in the finals!

Congratulations to our P7 Athletics Team who qualified for the East Ayrshire Sportshall Athletics Final! 🙂                      Image result for well done clipart

The final will take place at the arena Friday 8th November, time to be confirmed.

A wee reminder that training will take place at the arena Wednesday 30th October and Wednesday 6th November, 4 – 5pm.

Please complete the form below if you haven’t already done so.

 

We are in the finals!

Congratulations to our P7 Athletics Team who qualified for the East Ayrshire Sportshall Athletics Final! 🙂                      Image result for well done clipart

The final will take place at the arena Friday 8th November, time to be confirmed.

Training will take place at the arena Wednesday 30th October and Wednesday 6th November, 4 – 5pm.

Please complete the permission form below:

 

 

Sportshall Athletics Heat

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. 

 

P7 Athletics Team

Our athletics team will be training weekly at the athletics arena, starting Wednesday 4 September, 4 – 5pm.

Children should wear sporty clothes and trainers. They should bring a non fizzy drink and any inhalers or medication they may need.

Car sharing has worked well in the past. Please let us know if your child needs to leave early for another commitment – that’s not a problem.

Please complete the form below if your child is in the team.

P6 Euro Quiz Heat

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 Game Show survey

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!

 

 

Primary 6 and PACE Theatre

Our Primary 6 classes worked with PACE Theatre yesterday morning to produce a short anti bullying play which was performed to the P5 year group and our P6 parents.

The children worked extremely hard in the morning to learn actions, lines and stage directions.  The show delivered a strong anti bullying message and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Thank you to all the adults who were able to join us for the performance. It was great to see so many people there. We’d love to hear your comments about the show below.

Thank you to Mrs Williams for organising this excellent experience. ?

Click below to see a short video from the performance.

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Primary 6 and PACE Theatre

On Thursday 17th January, our P6 classes will be working with the PACE Theatre group to perform a short (approx 25mins) anti-bullying show called ‘Being Me’.

P6 Parents/Carers are welcome to join us to watch the performance at 11.40am with tea and coffee being served in the dinner hall from 11.25am.

Please complete the form below if you would like to attend our short performance by Monday 14th January.

See our P6 blog for more information.

 

Dean Park Rangers to work with P6

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.

P6K 9.15 – 10.45
P6A 11.15 – 12.30
P6M 1.30 – 2.45

P6 and Dean Park Rangers

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.

P6K – 9.15 – 10.45
P6A – 11 – 12.30
P6M – 1.30 – 3pm

No Pens Day in P6A

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.’

 

Dean Castle Rangers to P6

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!

P6K – 9.15 – 10.45
P6A – 11 – 12.30
P6M – 1.30 – 3pm

 

 

P6 Trip to Dumfries House

The Primary 6’s are heading to Dumfries House as part of their Outdoor Learning experiences.

Complete the form below if you are able to help on the day. Please note, each class is going on a different day.

P6M – Wednesday 3rd October
P6A – Thursday 4th October
P6K – Friday 5th October

The office will contact you if your help is required for this trip.

 

Athletics Final

For P7 Athletics Team Members Only

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!

Miss Anderson and Mrs Klein

P7 Athletics Team are off to a flying start!

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.

Well done to all involved! Go Team Onthank!

P6 John Muir Award Celebration

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!

P6A created Nature Palettes

P6A headed out to garden to look at the colours, scents and textures in nature. The children selected natural items and stuck them to their ‘Nature Palette’.

Rhys said, ‘I was surprised by how soft the leaves were.’

Owen shared, ‘When I was looking at the flowers, I saw lavender and it smelt so good!’

Once back in the classroom, Liam interviewed Ellie and they discussed the lesson and heard more about Ellie’s choices for her Nature Palette.  Watch the video below.