Can you help at our summer fayre?

The children in P7 have been hard at work preparing for our school Summer Fayre. They are taking part in the Virgin Money Make £5 Grow project and have worked in groups to create their own business. The children are planning to sell a whole range of products and would be very grateful if you could come along to help them with this. If you could set up, work alongside them on a stall or help to promote their products to increase sales, it would be grately appreciated.

Literacy Skills

This week the class have been continuing to develop their Literacy skills.

Working in groups we:

  • looked at persuasive language to aid our writing of an advert for our chosen places of pilgrimage
  • discussed inferential reading skills, using pictures, statements and paragraphs
  • summarised chapters from our current reading books

We shall complete our adverts on i-Pads using Book Creator.

STEM Presentation to Headteachers

This morning 5 pupils from P6 and P7 accompanied Mrs. Kellas and Mrs. Gourdie to the Albert Hall in Stirling.

Farah and Keira presented a talk on our recent Science Showcase and their winning train project. Ava and Hugh reflected on the role of being a Digital Leader in the school and how Digital Technology is being used. James concluded with an overview of the Coding Club he attended after school and how the group completed the Lego into Orbit Challenge.

The children were a credit to the school and impressed the 60 Headteachers that were their audience! Well done.

The Great Outdoors / Music

During the week P6 went on their third outdoor learning walk to Ladywell Park. Our focus this time was on what lives in our local area beside the water.

Each group took a magnifying glass and sample jars to examine what they found. Using i-Pads they photographed different species and identified what they were using an App we installed called I-Seek.

They loved the den they found among the trees and bushes. Next week we will make a Bug Hotel to see what lives in the grounds of the school and try den making too.

Back in school the class continued to develop their skills and knowledge in Music by learning an African lullaby.


The Light on Dumyat / The Great Outdoors

Primary 6 and Primary 7 participated in a walk up Dumyat on Friday organised by Stirling Council and SP Energy.

The project began with the pupils reading The Light on Dumyat and undertaking related activities at school.  Throughout the walk the children were entertained by actors, who performed aspects of the story, and who gave the pupils clues to solve a code.

As part of our Great Outdoors topic my class had to record the wind speed at various points, using anemometers they made in school, photograph the landscape and record what they could see on their journey.

The weather was glorious and the views breathtaking as we made our way to the top. A great day was had by all!