Secondary groups have made an excellent start to their new woodwork project – they’ve been practising the skills they’ll need to make a chalkboard sign.
Secondary pupils had a very poignant assembly, remembering the soldiers who fought for our country. They all designed their own poppies, and at assembly, put them together to create a giant poppy, which we’ll display at the front of the school. Well done to Mary for leading the remembrance prayer and too all the pupils who made the lovely artwork.
We had a great visit from a lady from the Bag Book Company. She came to tell us some sensory stories – we all really enjoyed it!
We had a fantastic morning taking part in a ‘danceathon’ to raise money for Comic Relief. Both primary and secondary danced non stop for half an hour… we did the Macarena, toe tapped to Cha Cha Slide and showed off our Flossing skills! Well done to all the pupils and staff who took part.
There were lots of things happening in different classes for Scottish Week – lots of art, cooking, food tasting and music! The primary had a fantastic time at their Scottish Celebration Ceilidh and the secondary did a fabulous job of running a cafe on the Friday.
Our Literacy Week in November was very successful! We had a visit from Ron Fairweather who was a super storyteller – he had us all very engaged in his funny stories! Some classes also enjoyed some shared reading time with P7 pupils from Murrayfield. Our Leavers group lead some story sack sessions with the early years’ classes – they did a fantastic job of reading to the pupils and keeping them engaged. All the classes made a fantastic effort in the ‘decorate your door’ competition – Class 5 won the primary prize and Group 9 won the secondary prize. Thank you to our head boy and girl for judging!
Class 2 and 3 had the pleasure of visiting Bramble Cottage – a new play centre in Blackburn. The pupils had a great time; sliding down the shoot, dressing up in different costumes, using the climbing wall and role playing in the shop and kitchen. Check out our photos to see how much fun it was! We can’t wait for our next visit.
We had a fantastic visit from 2 African Drummers from “Live Music Now”. The pupils really enjoyed listening to listening to traditional African songs, watching and joining in with dancing, as well as having a go on the drums themselves!