Category Archives: Primary 3A

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Today, the children from both P1 classes had the opportunity to take part in a circus skills workshop led beautifully by Pamela and James from the Dunblane Centre.

Pamela demonstrated juggling, plate spinning and stilt walking as the children watched in admiration , clapped and called “Bravo”. She explained the skills involved and then we had the opportunity to “have a go”!



Setting the Scene

Primary One are busily engaged in finding out about the circus and the skills required to put on a performance. As part of our research a group of hardy parents, teachers and young investigators made their way to the Dunblane Centre  to find out what was involved in staging a performance of Les Miserables.

The children had the opportunity to explore backstage, look at props, scenery, lighting and sound. Some of the performers wowed us with their singing and then we took to the stage to perform “Twinkle , Twinkle, Little Star”. The highlight of the trip? Undoubtedly- the appearance of dry ice all around us!

Eilidh said “We learnt about shows and went on stage. We sang”

Olivia commented “The big boys sang to us, it was super!”

George ” I like the props, I saw a sword!”


Our Community

 Over the last few weeks, P1H and P1S have been establishing their class communities, finding out about their school community and the wider community in which we live.  We have enjoyed mapping our environment and getting to know the people who help us in school. Mrs Rayner,  from our school catering service and Mr Thomson, our school janitor, popped in to explain their roles in the school and answered a series of questions from the children.

On Thursday, the 28th of September, both classes visited Dunblane Library and enjoyed a lovely storytime and a tour of the library’s facilities.

Over the last weeks the children have truly become citizens of all of these communities.

P1S and P1H – Our first weeks

Primary One have enjoyed their first weeks at school.

“We have loved it!” said Hannah M and  Hannah I. We have learned to write  numbers 1,2 3 and 4 so far.” added Lovis.

We have shared storybooks and made amazing patterns with shape. “We have worked together to make models with construction sets” said Alex.

Working together in class reminds us about our school value of unity. Our other values are kindness, respect, fairness and responsibility. The boys and girls have shown their understanding of these values in their marvellous approach to new tasks and new routines in these first weeks at school.

P1 Trip to Lego exhibition

As part of the class context for learning on toys  Primary 1 H and 1G  visited a Lego Exhibition at Perth Museum .  The children had a great day out looking at all the fantastic models of famous landmarks from around the world.  They also had a hands on session creating their own models. We ended the day with a picnic and trip to the park .


Visit to Dykedale Woods

On Friday  the   10th of February,  Primary P1G and Primary IH went on  a trip to Dykedale woods. They enjoyed the walk up to the woods and back despite the cold and damp conditions!  The children were   in groups with an allocated parent helper and then worked together to create pieces of transient art.  We had previously explored different aspects of art work by Andy Goldsworthy to stimulate ideas. The children enjoyed using creating with natural materials.

Marvellous Materials Assembly

Primary 1H and Primary 1G hosted a whole school assembly on materials. The children presented a talk about what they had learned about context.  After investigating the different properties , they looked at how we recycle. They created their own costumes with recycled materials and then performed a fashion show on the stage.  They looked fantastic in their creations which included bow ties, dresses, bags and even kilts!