Learning for Sustainability Week at Balornock!

Learning for Sustainability Week at Balornock will begin on Monday 30th April. This will be an all encompassing themed week for our pupils addressing learning within Eco Schools, RRS and HWB. Pupils will be undertaking various activities including nature walks, yoga, designing a school mascot, etc. This is sure to be an exciting week for everyone with lots of fantastic learning experiences for our pupils. Remember to follow us on Glow

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STEM in P3

Primary 3 have had a fantastic week taking part in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) On Monday they carried out their own experiment called “Flying Film Canisters”. They mixed water and vitamin C tablets to create a mini explosion, propelling their canister up in to the air. They wrote a science report and discussed their hypothesis. On Tuesday they made their own balloon rockets and raced them against each other.    

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Mother’s Day Cards by P3

Primary 3 thought long and hard about who they wished to send their card to on Mothering Sunday. They talked about all the wonderful females in their lives who have helped and supported them.   Have a look at their lovely cards….

It’s All Change….

You may have noticed that some ‘new’ bins have recently appeared in our lunch hall?…. The Eco Heroes have decided to take steps towards helping minimise the amount of food being wasted in our school by encouraging everyone at Balornock to put on their Eco thinking caps when clearing up after they have eaten! We now have three separate bins in our lunch hall and would encourage everyone to use accordingly.

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P3’s Scottish Assembly

  On Friday Primary 3 showcased their learning by hosting a fantastic Scottish Assembly!   The children explained elements of the Wars of Independence, Scottish Culture, Traditions, Cities, Rivers and the lives of people from the past and present. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed singing various Scottish songs such as I’m a Skyscraper Wean, Touch the Sky, This Land, Auld Lang Syne and Caledonia. They took part in Ceilidh dancing

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Back with a Bang… P3

Primary 3 would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! May 2018 be the best year yet!   Since returning to school after the holidays, Primary 3 have been working very hard and learning lots of new things about Scotland. They have been learning about people, places, rivers, traditions and dancing. They have used their mapping skills to located Scotland’s 7 cities and 10 longest rivers.   Primary 3

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Christmas Panto

What a fantastic morning at Balornock Primary. Hopskotch Theatre Company visited us to perform their Christmas Pantomime The Wizard of Oz. We all thoroughly enjoyed us and we are now all very much in the festive spirit.  

Making Maths Count – P3

This week in Primary 3 children have been learning about money. They have learnt to list coins to buy items from the shop and work out their change too! They have also taken part in a variety of activities and have had the choice to complete mild, spicy, hot and even extra hot tasks! They have challenged themselves and are becoming more confident when dealing with money.

P3 – Keeping Me Safe

Over the last few weeks Primary 3 have been leaning about The Green Cross Code and how to keep themselves safe when out and about. They have taken part in presentations, workshops and various lessons, helping to support their understanding of how to keep safe and the importance of using the Green Cross Code. Our lessons have also helped to support our Class Charter as Primary 3 picked Article 19

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Eco Committee Meeting!

The Eco Heroes had a great meeting this afternoon to discuss the on-going plans for the school! There were lots of great ideas from the team including having ‘Litter Ninjas’ in the upper school playground to ensure that no litter is left after play time and lunch time. We are also going to get the Eco Display in the main entrance decorated very soon! Watch this space for some excellent

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