Category Archives: School Blog

Building Fun with Procast

Today we had a visit from Procast Building Constructors Ltd and it was fantastic! We visited a range of stations that focused on using teamwork and problem solving skills to build models. We even learned a little bit about the safety equipment worn by builders, the tools they use and the meaning of insulation. For more information please visit www.pro-cast.co.uk

I’m using a hammer to hammer the bricks. – James W
These are magnetic and stick together. – Arturo
I like the digger.- Chanel
We were challenged to build a den.
Victoria and Zara played a game with us where we had to find the missing piece of uniform.
We found out about insulation through this fun dressing up game.

Sports Day and Anti-bullying Respect Me Policy Launch

We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the P1-3 and P4-7 Traditional  Sport’s Day.

Before our sport’s day our Primaries 6 & 7 would like to present to all of our parents and families our new policy which has been written in consultation with pupils, staff and parents.

This is a whole school guide on what we do to ensure that bullying type behaviour has no place in St. Fergus’ Primary School to thrive.

P1-3                9:15- 9:30           Anti-bullying: Respect Me Policy Launch

9:30- 10:30         Traditional Sport’s Day

P4-7               11- 11:15            Anti-bullying: Respect Me Policy Launch

11:15- 12:30       Traditional Sport’s Day

 

Please click on the picture below to access  our policy.

 

Well done to all our Confirmandi!

Well done to our children in Primary 7 who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last night,  you made us all very proud of how you represented our school in living our school values at Mass last night.

We had a lovely celebration with Bishop John and all parish priests, staff and children of , St James’, St. Mary’s, St Catherine’s and St John Ogilvie Primaries in St Mirin’s Cathedral. Thank you especially to our Parish priest Father John who is a support to everyone here in St. Fergus’ .

Thank you to all of the staff, parents and families who prepared our children so well and for their sponsors who supported them during Mass.

We are looking forward to our Thanksgiving Mass on Friday 7th June at 9:30am in St Fergus’ church ,  when our children will receive their certificates and gifts from the school.

We hope to see you all there on that special day.

 

VIP Visit to St Fergus’ Primary

St Fergus’ Primary school pupils were proud to host a visit from Dr Susan Scurlock M.B.E., founder and CEO of the Primary Engineer Programmes, an organisation which seeks to link engineers with engineering projects in schools.

Pupils from Primary’s 2 and 7 had recently presented their work at a Celebration Event which had them demonstrating their engineering and problem solving skills, working at Apprentice Level building a shoebox vehicle and Engineer level to build a motorised car.

The projects were aimed to challenge pupils to design and create a vehicle to meet a series of direction and ramp challenges and inspire them to become the young engineers of the future.

While all the pupils who attended were rewarded with a certificate for their hard work, the Primary 2 pupils won the overall Apprentice Level prize producing vehicles which went above and beyond the criteria set for them.

Dr Scurlock, accompanied by Fraser from Primary Engineers and Derek  McGlynn  from Rolls-Royce, were delighted to meet them and pass on their congratulations, on hearing about the skills they had used and how they had problem solved their way to winning.

Head Boy, Parker McLeay and Depute Head Girl, Neve Rogers used the opportunity to interview Dr Scurlock on her background and what had inspired her to set up the programmes. They were delighted when she presented them with a box of materials to continue the development of their engineering challenges and encouraged them to further develop their skills and ensure that all the children of St Fergus’ Primary benefit from their experience of the Young Engineer Programme.