In Term 1 we had two Art trips – one to the Modern Art Gallery and the other to Jupiter Artland.
This led to many creative artworks including salt crystal paintings, digital photography and digital art using apps on the i-pads. Here is the first in the gallery of what the P5s and P6s achieved. Amazing!
Today we welcomed parents and friends along to our Celebration Assembly so that pupils could receive their STEM Super Star and Successful Speller awards.
Certificates and prizes were also given to the children who won our Bookworm, STEM and Fairtrade Junior Leadership Team’s challenges and competitions, and to the 5 pupils who represented our school at the West Lothian Burns Contest. We also announced the Top Scorers for each house, along with our house winner.
A big thank you to Hannah Rarity for inspiring us by sharing her interpretation of our school motto, Believe, Achieve, Succeed, and for sharing her journey of hard work and determination to become the successful singer she is today. Thank you also to Leah, P6, who impressed us with her own musical talents and played ‘Clowns’ for us on the piano.
On December 22nd, we welcomed parents and friends along to our Celebration Assembly so that pupils could receive their STEM Super Star and Successful Speller awards. We also announced the Top Scorers for each house.
A big thank you to Mr Welsh for inspiring us by sharing his interpretation of our school motto, Believe, Achieve, Succeed, and for presenting our Primary 3 pupils with their certificate for coming first in West Lothian’s Sumdog Maths Contest. Certificates were also awarded to our pupils who came in the top 50 in the competition.
This morning, we welcomed parents and friends along to our first Celebration Assembly of the 2017-18 session. We acknowledged the success of pupils from across the school and nursery with out STEM Super Star and, in line with our School Improvement Plan, our new Successful Speller Award. One member of each of the 6 groups from our recent Loch Insh residential were also presented with an award.
We announced the Top Scorers for each house and a big well done to Cunnigar who won the House Cup for the term.
Following your recent Digital Schools Award Scotland validation visit by June Jelly, I am delighted to inform you that Mid Calder Primary School has been successful in its application to become a Digital School in Scotland.
On behalf of all the partners involved in the Digital Schools Award Scotland I would like to congratulate the whole school on achieving this award.
The Digital School Award is recognised by Education Scotland and we are delighted that your school has been among the first to receive this new award.
We are confident that Mid Calder Primary School will be a pioneer among schools where digitally enhanced teaching and learning is helping our children and young people prepare for living and working in the 21st Century.
Digital Schools Award Scotland
Today we had our final Celebration Assembly. The Technical Troopers past and present were recognised for their contributions across our whole school community, from supporting teachers to setting up for CEMs, presenting to WL Head Teachers and staff to organising our Digital Award Accrediation. They have worked very hard to embed digital learning across our school and nursery.
We awarded Remarkable, STEM Superstars and Top Scorers for the term. Congratulations to everyone who received an award.
Congratulations to Cunigar for winning the house cup this term.
LI: We are learning about the language of programming
SC: I understand programming instructions
I can predict the outcome of a code
I can use code to solve a programming problem.
In class we have been developing our knowledge and understanding of the language of programming. We have been using the Hour of Code Initiative to explore programming in familiar contexts such as Moana, Minecraft, Frozen and Star Wars. We have loved challenging ourselves with different programming problems and are looking forward to exploring coding further.
This morning we welcomed parents and friends along to our Celebration Celebration so that pupils could receive their STEM Super Star and Remarkable Reader Awards. We also announced the Top Scorers for each house and a big well done to Almondell who won the House Cup for last term.
Miss Sherlow presented those pupils who came in the top 50 of the West Lothain SumDog Competition with a certificate.
Lewis and Ross, both past pupils from our school who now attend West Calder High shared their achievements with us. They reminded us it was important to achievement academically and in other areas of life, and also to have fund along the way. A big thank you to Lewis and Ross for joining us.
Rory and Cara won the class competition to recite Scots poems – The Bubblyjock and The Heron. They were full of enthusiasm and expression. The actions helped to turn the poems into great wee performances. Well done. Yours aye, Miss Brolls. We will be learning more Scots words in the week ahead in The Broons and Oor Wullie so if you have any old annuals to share please bring them in.