Dow’s Wood Photo Walk

We took a walk down through the woods this morning. We went to take some photos for the Kilsyth Rotary photo competition and get some inspiration for Art and Writing.

The photo comp is title Colours of Nature, although it was still a bit early in spring to get a lot of colour in the wood we managed to take a lot of photos.

We also found some burnt gorse and grass and a fair bit of broken glass. This will give us something to think about.

We ended up playing a game or two in School Wood and Josh spotted a roe deer!

We will post some of the photos for the competition once the class have made their selection.

P7’s @ Strathclyde Park – Day 4

Primary 7 had a fantastic final day at Strathclyde Park.  We started the day by taking on two orienteering challenges; well done to our winners! 🥇 Then it was time for some bush craft activities.  We lit our own fires using cotton wool and fire strikers before toasting some marshmallows on an open flame; yummy! We also learned how to saw a piece of wood and used it to make and decorate our own medallions.
After having lunch in the sunshine, it was time to tackle the climbing wall. And what a challenge it was! We had to use all of our muscles and agility to reach the buzzers at the top. Some of us even managed to complete all three climbs! We finished off the week with some races and ball games.
We can’t believe how quickly the week has gone by. We’d like to say a big thank you to our instructors, Lesley and Robyn, for giving us such an amazing experience. Can we come back next week? 😉

Primary Six Poets go Down to the Woods

On Thursday the primary sixes for both p6-7 & p4-5-6 went down to the woods.

We were going to do a little Earth Day prep, but also to play games and read and write poems.

It was quite cold to be sitting long  so we warmed up with  running around game. All  the children really all concentrated on writing and drawing in their tiny notebooks.

P7’s @ Strathclyde Park – Day 3

After a brilliant day of cycling in the sunshine, Primary 7 really enjoyed getting back to nature on our third day at Strathclyde Park. We spent the morning building our own dens in the woods. We used tarpaulins and ropes as well as anything we could find to create a comfortable shelter for our teams.  Our dens had campfires, a space for sleeping and even a tree swing!
In the afternoon, we channelled our inner Hawkeye and had a go at archery 🏹 We practised our accuracy over a short distance before moving on to a team relay and lots of other fun games.  We finished the day off with a game of kickball rounders ⚽️
We can’t believe there’s only one day left of our adventure week! We plan to make the most of it!

P7’s @ Strathclyde Park – Day 2

Primary 7 had another brilliant day at Strathclyde Park and today was only about one thing; cycling!  We spent the morning completing our Bikeability 1 certificate, demonstrating that we knew how to check our bikes and keep them under control. We then showed how to signal and turn before playing some games and zooming down the big grass hill!
After lunch, we made the most of the glorious sunshine and went for a cycle around the park, putting all our skills into practice along the way.
Looks like we’re in for another sunny day tomorrow! Sun tan lotion at the ready! We can’t wait! 😎😎😎


P7 @ Strathclyde Park – Day 1

The Primary 7’s had a great first day at Strathclyde Park! The sun was shining as we rode on pedalos and crashed into each other on the bumper boats. We had a go on the indoor rowing machines and even got to whiz around on a speedboat!

After a quick lunch, it was time for some water games. We had to use all of our team building skills to transfer water from one bucket to another. Our strength was put to the test trying to win the tug of war before showing off our throwing skills in a mini Highland Games.

What an action packed start to the week! We can’t wait for Day 2 😀

Now & Then in Banton

This term the Biggies have been learning something of the history of Banton. They have looked at housing, jobs, food and how they have changed over the last few hundred years.

Over the last couple of days the class put together a display of all that they have learnt. You can slide the children away to see their work!

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