# Web site

Tim Rogers came to our school this week to talk about the ‘School Web Site’.

We decided on what pages we needed then we split in to groups, each group had a different page to do. Then each group went through the pictures from this term and wrote down the number of the picture on a post-it and then put the post it on a paper copy of our pages first so we could see what it would look like.

Flora P3

# Maths

P2

I used a ruler independently to measure lines on my worksheet. I had to measure them to the nearest cm. I also started to skip count in 2’s . I was able to see the pattern 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20 the first five numbers keep repeating.

# Messy Church

Rev. Mary Duncanson held a Messy Church session at Inveravon yesterday.

The children had great fun making hedgehog pictures out of leaves.

Please check dates for Diary for further dates of Messy Church.

# Term 1 Week 2

With the second week in already, the children have been very busy this week with writing and maths. We also had a visit from Meg Lowe for ‘Bible Alive’ for the older children.

Here are some of their reflections from this week:

Olivia P7:

In maths I was learning about the metric system. I can now use a seven column table and I can name the basic and other units of measuring distance.  i.e. Kilometers, meters and centimeters and meters I found this interesting.

I found my dictation and spelling pattern (au) quite easy this week although I did struggle with ‘audience’ and ‘authority’ Next week I would like some harder words.

Rowan P6:

Today we did Bible alive with Meg Lowe. We started from when God made Earth. First we did a interview of Noah’s Ark. I was the interviewer and Olivia was Noah. Then we did some sign Language. I like doing this and would love to carry on with it.

# New term, new beginnings.

This week has went by so fast. We have welcomed new staff and new pupils.

With this we have had a busy and fun week getting to know each other and showing people round our school.

We are all excited about our learning and look forward to sharing it with everyone.

# class photo 2016-2017

Today we said a big ‘HELLO’  to Mrs Wright our new school teacher here at Inveravon Primary.

# Music afternoon at Inveravon Primary

The children from Inveravon had a lovely afternoon and also an opportunity to get a hands on experience of some wonderful musical instrument’s from Feis  Moray.

If any one aged 8 and over is interested you can find out more at  www.feishoirebh.co.uk as they are having a weekend of great opportunity for young people to take the first step in learning a traditional instruments 9.30 – 4 pm Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016 at the Moray College Elgin.

# Mandarin lesson’s

Inveravon have been lucky  to have a Mandarin student for the next five weeks.

This is a extract from the P7 reflection book after a morning session with her.

This morning we were doing Mandarin with our new Chinese teacher called “Selena” The fact I found most interesting was that Selena’s home town has about the population of the whole of Scotland.

Next I want to go over what I have already learnt so I can remember.

# December News Letter

December 2015

Dear Parents and Children,

I do hope the festive season finds you well and healthy and that you are getting prepared and looking forward to the big day. It’s certainly all go here at Inveravon and the stage was set up in the hall last week which means we can get our show well and truly rehearsed now. This year you can all look forward to enjoying  “A Magical Christmas Journey” and I’m fairly sure you will all have a good idea about what that will involve……stars…angels….shepherds etc etc! As ever our enthusiastic pupils are putting their hearts and souls into rehearsals and it is sounding great even at this early stage.

The concert will be held on Tuesday 16th starting at 7pm and followed by the usual festive refreshments to which you are all welcome. The children will need to be in school for about 6.30 in order to get into costumes etc. There will be no raffle this year as everybody has given so much already. We are all looking forward to this event and the children are very excited about performing to you once again.

Last weekend of course saw us all in school on Saturday for what was our first ever and extremely successful Christmas Fayre. The atmosphere in the school was joyous and everyone seemed to be having a lovely time. I daresay you will have heard that we made £958 which is a staggering amount for such a small school. I must thank each and every one of you for giving so generously and for making the day such a tremendous success. Many thanks also to the children and the staff who worked tirelessly to make it happen and to ensure that the standard was high.

The school looked lovely and was very welcoming for all the good folks in our community who came along to support us. It was just a great day and the warmth of community feeling has left us all with a rosy glow and feel good factor. What a great way to welcome and celebrate the season of advent.

We are going to be making the wreaths today so foliage a plenty will be strewn around the school as we get going to fulfil the orders. I am really looking forward to flexing my creativity skills and I am sure to be kept right about how to make them properly by the children who really do know what they are doing.

As you know we decided not to go to the Panto in Inverness this year and the children have instead opted for a trip to Baxters to see Santa and to enjoy a pancake and juice. They wrote me very persuasive letters asking if they could go and I was only too delighted to say a great big YES!  The cost of this is £5.99 per child and thanks to the Smartie money coming in we are

able to go. How exciting!

Pupils Christmas Party  Friday December 18th.  Party clothing can be taken to school to change into after lunch.

All pupils will go home at 3.15pm after the party.

Church Service with Glenlivet Primary  Monday December 21st to be held at Inveravon Church at 10.00 am – All Welcome and please join us for coffee and a mince pie back up at the school.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we will see you all back to school on Tuesday 5th January 2016.

From all of us at Inveravon Primary