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Digital Learning Week

Primary 2 have had lots of fun this week taking part in digital learning tasks.

“On Monday we learned how to use the ‘Daisy Dinosaur’ app. I want to download it on my own iPad” (Matthew).

“It was so funny when we managed to shrink Daisy, she was so small you would need binoculars to see her” (Ella). “Me and Matthew managed to complete all the challenges. We are so good at coding!” (Finlay).

“We even managed to get some time to play sumdog. I’m on the soccer level and it is so cool! I keep trying hard to be in the top five students”. (Ellie)

“On Tuesday we used ‘Tellegami’ to record important information about our magic potions. Once you drank my potion you couldn’t stop dancing!” (Lily).

“My potion is called rainbow potion and once you take a tablespoon you can make rainbows anywhere! (Brooke)”

“I liked recording my voice and letting the class hear all about my Dragon Breath potion” (Lucas).

I liked changing my character. I gave mine a funny face!” (Matthew)

” I liked taking a picture of our ‘Potions Lab’ and using it as my background. It looked so cool” (Finlay).

“I liked choosing my potion picture for my background and changing my ladies top” (Sophie).

On Wednesday we used the app ‘Puppet edu’ to share the ingredients and method of how we made our potions!






Sumdog Challenge for Digital Learning Week

Some of our classes have been taking part in the Sumdog National Competition. Across the whole UK, 2330 schools took part. We are absolutely delighted to announce how our classes did.

P4/3 came 230th.

P3 came 121st.

P2 came 99th.

P5 came 88th

and P4 came an amazing 65th in the country.

Fantastic news for all these children. Well done!


Library Visit

Primary 2 have enjoyed a visit to the new school library ‘Paradise Island’. We had to make sure we respected our lovely new books and “we were nice and quiet as that’s the rules to follow in a library” (Brooke).

It was “so comfy” (Finlay). We can’t wait for our next visit!

Digital Schools Award Scotland

We are delighted to announce that we were granted the Digtal School Scotland award for our use of digital technology in school. Well done to all our pupils for impressing Mr Dunn, the assessor, when he visited our school. They were able to showcase the work they were doing with a range of apps as well as talk confidently about when they used digital tools. A special thanks to our Digital Leaders, some of whom are off to the Apple Store for a special Digital Learning Week visit, and to Mr Paton and Miss Dowson for organising Digital Learning Week. An extra thanks to Miss Dowson for taking Mr Dunn through our self-evaluation during our validation visit – we couldn’t have done it without her.

Well done Cochrane Castle! #digitaldifference

George’s Marvellous Medicine

This term Primary 2 will be reading the novel ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. We will be using our reciprocal reading skills to explore the novel in more depth.

We are making our own book to share our ideas collect all our fabulous work.

This week we have been busy trying to create a picture of Grandma and George for our wall display.

We created our own magical chants and compared our own Grandma with George’s Grandma. We were happy to hear that no one had a gran like George’s. Most children used the word “old” when describing their gran but Brianna shared that although she believes her gran is old she wouldn’t like to say that to her “as it might hurt her feelings”. This led us on to further discussion.

We spent time creating our own spooky chants. Some of them were truly terrifying!