Over the summer the P6 Dig for Victory effort has produced an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Pupils will return to school next week and can enjoy some of the produce we gave to the kitchen to prepare. Well done everyone in last sessions P2, P3, and P6.
Just reminding families that P2 are walking to and from the Dean tomorrow morning. It’s to be wet so make sure appropriate clothing is worn and send them with a change of shoes, trousers and socks just in case they get very wet.
Next week it is Positive Choices Week in school. All pupils will be involved in a variety of activities: eg judo, boxing, fruit tasting, Fitness activities, football, tennis, hand washing ,gardening, hygiene talks, cyber bullying talks,Tai kwon do, curling ? and a spring Clean. Pupils will be timetabled during the week to be involved in some of the activities.
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!
Well done to everyone who took part in cycling training and passed their test. They received certificates and badges and are now very able to go on the road. Thank you to Karen Paterson for the time and effort she put into training the boys and girls to reach their level .?
P1A and P1C were very busy reading, writing and spelling this morning with a mixture of activities outside and inside.
Some children used water or chalk to write letters and words, while others played in groups with board games, flash cards or play dough. Mrs Cree and I were very impressed by the children’s concentration!!
Last week children enjoyed our Water Fun Day and yesterday we all went down to the Dean Park to hide our decorated rocks. If you are at the Dean Park over the Summer holidays you may be able to find some of our rocks! #onthankrocks
Congratulations to our P6 pupils and teachers who received their John Muir Award today. It was a super busy afternoon with parents and guests invited to see all the hard work which has been done over the last year. Well done everyone!
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.
P7B and P7S decide to make the most of the good weather and take their Numeracy lesson outside. Children split the playground into four sections and worked in groups using playground chalk to showcase their Number Talks strategies they have been learning for each of the four basic operations.
P7 used their STEM skills to build sledges using materials they sourced from around the school. They planned how they were going to use the materials and then got to try the finished designs out for themselves.