Monthly Archive for June, 2013

Leavers’ Assembly

Primary 7 pupils led a wonderful leavers’ assembly which combined a song written and sung by the pupils, the  woodwind group, the brass group, a  dramatic production, poetry, the school choir, a tug of war, a conga line and a slide show!

The pupils had written much of the assembly by themselves and were ably supported by Mr. Iain Stewart and Mr Andrew Digger.

Mrs Leicester complimented the P7 pupils on their excellent behaviour throughout the year.

Mrs. Debbie McEwan and Mr. Gordon Steele representing the Parent Council gave each pupil a leaving gift of a graphic calculator to use in secondary school.

Awards were presented by our guest Mrs Liz Varrie from Inverclyde Education Department to:

Claire Steele – Girls Sports Champion

Scott Marshall and Lewis Gillan – Boys Sports Champions

Sophie Brown for attainment in Language

Nathan Moore for Maths

Kristi McCann for Expressive Arts

Linzi Derrick and Nicole Mason for Citizenship

Abbie McEwan, Dylan Peebles and Beth Roxburgh for Social Studies

Kane Alexander for Art

Zoe Campbell and Ailie Campbell for Creative Writing

Lucy Stone for Numeracy

A.J. McKillop for Science

Sophie Gillespie for French

Lee Richardson for Drama

Scott Sneddon for ICT

Scott Kelly and Holly Stewart for being Confident Individuals

Nicole Findlay, Taylor Mitchell and Morgan Bailey for being Responsible Citizens

Eilidh Kennedy and Dylan Potter for being Effective Contributors

Ross Shanks, Sarah Watt and Jenna Blair for being Successful Learners

Jack Wilson for Endeavour

The grand finale was a slide show of photographs of the leavers throughout their years in school which had many parents and staff members reaching for a hanky!

Congratulations to Miss Munro, Mr. Blyth and Mrs. Pollock for all their hard work in producing this amazing assembly.

Click on the pictures to see a larger version.

P3 Nature Detectives Club

Recently, our Primary 3 Nature Detectives have been learning about biodiversity and how having lots of small insects helps bigger animals in the food chain. They worked together to build a bug hotel in order to increase biodiversity in the school grounds.

They firstly went out to investigate bugs that lived around the school and found things like snails, slugs, worms, woodlice, spiders, beetles and ants.

By completing a survey of the different species and their habitats, they were able to identify which materials their Bug Hotel would need in order to attract a variety of bugs.  They then went indoors to design the bug hotel; there were some very creative suggestions, including water slides and elevators, however, following analysis of their bug survey, they eventually decided on something a bit more straightforward!   Finally they had their design ready and went outside again to find suitable materials for the hotel.  In order to accommodate the bugs that they wanted to attract, they needed wood, stones, leaves, plastic bottles stuffed with sticks, textiles, pebbles, leaves, canes, paper and cardboard.  By working together, they were able to make a start on Newark’s Bug Hotel in the P3/4/5 playground… a work in progress!

P4a Sports Day

Primary 4a really enjoyed Sports Day.  We had a lovely afternoon taking part in different races and lots of activities including: relays, basketball and tug of war. 

P4 Trip to Rothesay

Primary 4 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Rothesay.  We have been studying the topic of Clyde Coastal Towns.  We have been learning about the towns and villages that are on the River Clyde and the different ways to cross over the Clyde.  We got the bus to Wemyss Bay and then got the ferry over to Rothesay.  It was the first time for some us to be on a ferry.  While in Rothesay we visited Rothesay Castle.  We had a lovely day out and the ice cream was fantastic!

Joseph




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