Category Archives: Houses

Scottish Assemblies

Thursday saw two very successful Scottish Poetry Assemblies. As always, our children did us proud with their confident and expressive recitals.  The judges had a very difficult job deciding on the winners.

The P1-3 trophy went to Isla  of P3W who recited The Skipping Sang by J K Annand.

The P4-5 winner was Layla with her performance of The Red Balloon by an anonymous author.

For P6-7 Mia gave an excellent performance of Robert Burns’ Wullie Whastle.

Very well done to all of our finalists and a special well done to the three winners.

The upper school were entertained by Eilidh, Evie, Chloe and Hollie from P7 dancing the Highland fling, as well as  Kirsty, Eleanor and Ellie from P6.  Rachel and Eilidh from P7 sang Loch Lomond beautifully and we mustn’t forget our ICT technicians Owen and Lewis for their expert help too.

This was a wonderful way to reflect and complete our Scottish month in school. Each year January is busy, with the classes looking at our heritage, our traditions, our culture and much more. They take part enthusiastically and with great enjoyment. Many thanks to the teachers for their hard work behind the scenes.

We must also extend warm thanks to Ms Grant and Mrs Joannides of the Parent Council for judging the infant performances and to Mr Bradford, Mr Wilson and Mr McNellis for their expert decisions with the upper school.

Our Infant winner Isla showing off her well earned trophy.

  

Our upper school finalists, our two winners and our entertainers and ICT Technicians.

Burns Assembly 7th February 2019

As you know we have been working very hard on our Scots and Burns poems. This year there is a slight change to our arrangements. We are having a P1-3 Assembly on Thursday 7th February where our winners will recite their poems to the infant department and a panel of judges from the Parent Council. Each of our winners will receive a certificate and the lucky winner from P1- 3 will be awarded a trophy to hold for a year.

The upper school will have a similar event with 3 judges from the Burns Federation. There will be 2 trophies, one for the overall winner from P4&5 and one from P6&7 and of course, certificates for all class winners.  We will also be entertained with singing and dancing.  We are very lucky to have such talented children.

The following Wednesday at school assemblies the infant winner will recite their winning poem to the upper school assembly and vice versa.

We would invite the children to wear something tartan on Thursday 7th, if they have it, to help us celebrate Burns Day. This could be a tie, a hairband, a blouse, a skirt, anything tartan. It is not a non-uniform day but if you have the full regalia we would love to see it!

We are all looking forward to the performances and pictures will be posted on the school blog next week.

Thank you once again for your support.

Hawks House Art Day

Calling All Hawks!

Just a reminder that we are having our House Art Day on Thursday! This is a non uniform day. Please remember our activities may get messy so wear old clothes.

Please see the list below for the resources that we kindly ask each year group to bring. Hand these in by Wednesday please.

Resources:

P1-3: Egg boxes & Christmas wrapping paper.

P4-5: Kitchen roll tubes.

P6-7: Cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, and recyclable gingerbread house themed decorations.

Thanks,

Hawks Teachers

House Art Day – Ospreys – Thursday 29th November

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Calling all Ospreys! For our House Art Day this year (Thursday 29th November) we will be creating our usual themed display which will be on show within the school. For our individual Christmas craft we are looking for resources. Please see below for items we would like you to bring in, if possible.

P1-3  –  newspapers

P4-7  –  cereal boxes

This will be a non-uniform day. Please remember that our activities may get messy so please do not wear your good clothes.

 

House Art Day – Hawks – Thursday 29th November

For House Art Day on Thursday 29th November the Hawks will be creating festive crafts. Each year group has been allocated a resource to bring. Can children please bring these in over the next week before the house day. Please see below for what each year group is required to bring. As we are creating festive crafts the children will get messy. We would advise that children do not wear their best clothes for the house day.

Resources:

P1-3: Egg boxes & Christmas wrapping paper.

P4-5: Kitchen roll tubes.

P6-7: Cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, and gingerbread house themed decorations.

European Day of Languages

Well done everyone for another successful languages day.  P 1-3 designed t-shirts about France and all things French.  Well done to our t-shirts winners (photos to follow).  P4 -7 made a presentation in the form of a poster or powerpoint on the advantages of knowing more than one language.

Thank you to our mum and dad speakers and Craig our ex-pupil for their input.

If your child was one of the t-shirt winners, these are the care instructions – iron fix on the back for at least 4 mins and wash separately in cold water for first 3 washes.

Here are some of the Eagles hard at work.  More photos to follow. 

European Day of Languages 2018

 

Bonjour – Guten Tag – Hello

Just a reminder that Wednesday 26th September will be a non-uniform day as we will be celebrating European Day of Languages 2018.

Pupils are asked to wear house colours – Eagles- yellow, Hawk-green, Falcons-blue and Ospreys-red.

Children will be involved in a variety of activities with the rest of their house to celebrate all things French and to explore why it is useful to know more than one language.

We look forward to hearing from some specially invited speakers on their experiences with languages.

If you are interested in helping your child with their Modern Foreign language learning at home, you can follow this link – ideas for parents and families.

Merci – Danke – Thank you

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 15th December

Please remember to wear a Christmas Jumper, t-shirt or something festive on Friday 15th December and bring a suggested donation of £1 to raise money for Save the Children. Visit the Christmas Jumper Day website to see how your money helps.

The Christmas jumper designs should be handed in on Thursday 14th December. Each entry costs 20p and the winner will be announced at the assembly on Friday. This competition was organised by the Pupil Council.

Christmas Art House Day – Friday 1st December

It’s that time of year again! Our annual Christmas Art House Day is on Friday 1st December. Pupils will work together with their House peers from other stages to create a Christmas display.

Pupils are asked to wear their House colours but they will be using paint, glue, glitter and other art materials so they may get messy!Please do not wear your best clothes!

A reminder of the House colours:

  • Eagles – yellow or gold
  • Falcons – blue
  • Hawks – green
  • Ospreys – red