# P4 Commitment Mass

Fr Andrew recently visited the school to celebrate a Commitment Mass with the children in Primary 4 who will receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion this session.
Please click on this link to view some images from the Mass.

# P4 Sweetie Raffle

Primary 4 are holding a sweetie raffle. All funds will go towards the playground fund.

There are 3 sweetie prizes to be won.

Tickets are 10p each or 50p per strip.

# P4-Developing our measuring skills

#### Developing our measuring skills

We have begun a new maths topic to develop our measuring skills. At the moment, we are focusing on length and we are busy revising how many centimetres are in 1 metre!

Our teacher set us different tasks such as finding objects which measures less that ¼ of a metre, ½ of a metre and also ¾ of a metre. It was fun and we took turns to use a metre stick.

We also discussed the importance of measure and how many jobs rely on measuring the length of objects.  It was very interesting!

# P4 – Making Viking long boats

Continuing with their Viking project, P4 have been busy creating Viking Longboats.

# P4 – Easter activities

Before the holidays P4 were busy developing their design and technology skills to create an Easter basket.

# P4-Viking Art

Primary 4 have been very busy with their Viking project.The class were busy creating Viking art for their wall display.

They were fantastic at tidying up!

# **BRING AND BUY SALE**

Primary 4 and Primary 3/4 are organising a Bring and Buy Sale. Please look out any games, books and toys that you no longer use and hand them in to either class. On the day, children will be invited along to make their purchases.

When: Wednesday 25th April

# P4-Maths activities

P4 learning all about Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams.

# P4-Thinking Day

Some of our girls wearing their Brownie uniform to school. To raise awareness and think about the special people who give up their free time to guide children in clubs such as Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

# P4 release the fish

On Friday, P4 released their young trout into a local stream. Accompanied by Louise from the Clyde River Foundation, they walked to the stream and released the fish.

Thank you to the staff and parent helpers who came along to support us.

# We are trout guardians

The hatchery and eggs have been in P4 for a couple of weeks and we now have some young fish, known as Alevin ( they still have the yolk sac attached to them to feed from).   Louise, the scientist from the Clyde River Foundation, visits the school each week to oversee the trout development and is really pleased with how well the young fish are being cared for by the class.

The children have shown great commitment in caring for the fish. They have learned how each part of the tank works and what needs to be done to maintain a perfect environment for the fish. The water must be kept cool by using ice packs, in the form of frozen bottles. The children monitor the temperature of the tank by recording the temperature 3 times a day and keep the water clean by regularly replacing with fresher water.

Here are some pictures of the tank:

As the fish continue to develop, the children will be engaging in various learning activities. These activities will allow them to become more aware of how to look after their local environment and encourage a responsible attitude.

Some examples of their learning activities:

• The trout lifecycle
• Parts of a fish body
• Looking at the fish food web
• Understand the water cycle in relation to the River Clyde
• Investigate the effect humans can have on a river eco-system

Finally, when the yolk sac is used up the Alevin are known as Fry and need to feed themselves.  At this point P4 will release the fish back into the environment. The plan is for P4 to release the fish into a local stream which then feeds back into the River Clyde.

# Clyde in the Classroom Project

##### Clyde in the Classroom Project

Primary 4 pupils are to be involved in an exciting project to raise brown trout from eggs in a special classroom hatchery. The Clyde in the Classroom project is a Clyde River Foundation initiative that uses the life-cycle of a native Scottish species, the brown trout, to encourage children to engage with nature and develop a positive attitude towards their local environment and its conservation. On Friday 12th January the pupils had a very interesting visit to the Glasgow Science Centre for the project launch.

They are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the eggs and hatchery to their classroom, where they will raise the trout and then release them into the environment before the Easter break.

We will keep you posted on how they are progressing.

# Happy New Year

We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and are looking forward to an amazing year together.

# McDougalls Eco Show

Today all of the children in the school and nursery watched a wonderful eco drama show.  All the classes enjoyed joining in with the great singing and managed to earn three eco stars.  Well done!

# Internet Safety Workshop!

Primaries 1 to 7 all took part in a workshop all about Internet Safety on Monday 13th March and Wednesday 15th March.

Primaries 4-7 took part in a superhero activity where they had to ‘POW’ all the personal questions they didn’t want to answer.

# Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight

This year Fairtrade fortnight takes place from 27th February to 12th March.  We have already held our coffee morning, many thanks to those of you who managed along.

The children have also decided to fundraise further. Guess the birthday of the Fairtrade Bear and raffle tickets for a Fairtrade chocolate explosion box will be available from Tuesday 21st February.  Tickets will be priced at 50p for each and you can purchase as many as you would like.  Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Campbell & Fairtrade Citizenship group

# St. Peter’s and Fairtrade

On Friday 27th January at 9.30am a Fairtrade coffee morning will take place for parents/carers, friends or family members.  This has been organised by Mrs Campbell and the Fairtrade Citizenship Group.