On Thursday the 12th of September a parents workshop took place for all our new Primary 1 parents. During the workshop we covered
- How to support your child at home with all areas of their learning
- How we deliver the RWI programme in school.
- How we teach Maths in school
- Play based learning in P1.
Here is the presentation that was used. A leaflet and further information will be in every child’s school bag.
The Primary 1 induction evening took place on Thursday the 6th of June.
Here is the Powerpoint that was used
Our topic in maths over the next few weeks will be Angles. This week we looked for right angles in our Environment. We found right angles all around us, including on our picnic bench, planters, windows and many more!
Then in pairs, using sticks we created our own squares and rectangles and then used cubes to show the right angles on our shapes.
Primary 5 would like to say a huge thank you to Stuart from Blair Drummond Safari Park who came to visit today.
Stuart delivered a fun filled and informative workshop which covered topics including animal adaptations, animal behaviour, food chains/webs, saving our animals and much more. We were fascinated when he passed around some items including a real lion skull!
It was also great to hear about the charities Blair Dummond Safari Park support though their ‘Link to the Wild’ projects.
Well done to some of our Digital Leaders who held a staff training session today at lunch. Staff were introduced to Plicker cards which is a fun and easy way of assessing.
We’re all looking forward to the in-class training next week where the Digital Leaders have planned a special Christmas quiz for the children.
Primary 5 were very lucky to receive a visit from Mr David Smith from the Smith Museum this afternoon.
He taught us lots of interesting facts about Wallace and Bruce and also the Smith Museum. Did you know that the worlds oldest football is kept in the Smith Museum and is said to be worth between £5,000,000 – £10,000,000!
We learned so much about these historical figures and can’t wait to find out more through our learning context over the next few weeks. We were most excited when David brought out a real sword from 300 years ago (ones from Wallace and Bruce era are too old and because they were made of steel most of them snapped) as well as some leg cuffs which were once used to hold prisoners!
Thank you Mr Smith!
Welcome to Primary 7 – we have a very busy year full of learning coming up! We’ve attached our Spotlight on Learning to this post for all P7 parents/carers and pupils to have a look at to let you know what’s happening in Term 1.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions for us!
Miss Aitken, Mrs Hislop and Miss May
We had a great time on our trip to Balmaha, Loch Lomond, where we enjoyed lots of activities in the outdoors. We got to meet the Park Rangers and enjoyed going on a bug hunt, nature walk and doing Art in nature!
Primary 5S enjoyed sharing their learning with parents and family members this afternoon during their rainforest cafe.
Fantastic work everyone, I’m so proud!