We had a fantastic day at Kergord, for our second John Muir Day. The weather was perfect, even though it is still just February. The P7s were brilliant. The John Muir Award is about exploring the wild, but its also about challenging yourself, and our intrepid P7s certainly did that today. They were climbing the trees like monkeys by the end of the afternoon ￼￼ Well done everyone, I was very proud of you all😁😊
Nathyn helped us all with some really difficult problem solving today in maths. Not only did he work out the difficult calculations, but he explained it really well to the class. We were all very impressed.
P5/6 and P6/7 had a great time with Jane Grant from Badminton Scotland this morning. She was visiting the school to provide some badminton training. Everyone learnt a lot of new skills and had a great time.
My maths group has worked so hard over the last few weeks on all the different topics, that today we decided to have a fun session where they could choose to play a range of maths / problem solving / logical thinking games. It was lovely to watch all the skills demonstrated and see how well everyone worked together or on their own. There was some real determination shown especially for some of the shape tasks.
On Friday 1st February, Glen Tyler came to school to help us with our RSPB birdwatch. He took everyone out in small groups and we used the binoculars that Hugh Harrop and Ness Engineering have bought us.
We saw lots of starlings, house sparrows, a hooded crow, 2 herring gulls and a blackbird. The birds have enjoyed the seeds that we’ve been putting outside in all this cold weather.
On Monday 4th February our P6s (expert birdwatchers!) paired up with the Nursery bairns to help them complete their birdwatch.
Isaac “It was good fun and the nursery listened well.”
Cole “We helped the nursery go through all the bushes, so that they didn’t get hurt and it was good fun.”
Robert “It was really fun and they were so cute.”
Mirrin “It was really good and I was surprised at how well they listened and how many birds they knew.”
Last week P6/7 started to plan the next two sections of their French topic. We found out about what everyone already knows, watched a few short videos about France and then using our skills planner, decided what we could do next.
Each group planned what they are going to include for their group and each group member decided what they are going to do each week. We’re really looking forward to finding out and presenting all the information.
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