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A busy final week in Rannoch Class! w.e. 11/10/19

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Our week started with attending a performance of ‘James & the Giant Peach’!  James was so funny and gave a great performance, along with ‘Aunt Sponge’ who was also so very funny!

The boys worked really hard ‘making’ their 3D model modes of transport out of junk, having done their research last week. They used their research photo collected to look carefully at how they were going to make their own model.  What a great job they all did! There were some difficulties to overcome, but they managed it! They look great boys!

This week the boys were cooking ‘Yummy Flapjacks’ ! First of all most of the boys were not very sure about the ‘oats’ part…would they taste nice? Well, yes, they were very yummy! We made some with fruit and nuts, the other tray was plain. We finished them all off with chocolate. One of the boys (who really really loves chocolate!) really wanted to lick the spoon, so he was allowed to!


We watched a programme that was ‘live’ online at BBC Teach, about ‘Growth Mindset’ and being Resilient. We learned more about different strategies we can adopt for ‘relaxing’ or ‘chilling’ when the time is right.


Rannoch Class w.e 4.10.19

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Rannoch Class have had another busy week, making ‘Cheesy Mash’ with our own School grown potatoes! It was very easy to make and it tasted yummy! The potatoes were already cooked, so we added milk, butter and grated cheese to taste afterwards. The boys were learning new skills like  mashing potatoes, and had to be especially careful with their fingers on the cheese grater!

We also did some more work on ‘Actions & Consequences’ learning that every action has a consequence. The boys had to think really hard about certain situations, and choose to ‘do the right thing’. They drew pictures and wrote some key words to accompany their finished work.

A group of Primary 7 pupils came to ‘Lead the Learning’ in Rannoch Class in Mental maths! What a great job they did! Rannoch P6 boys loved the mental maths strategies demonstrated, and were able to explain what strategy they used in return! The P3/4 Rannoch boys engaged in mental maths activities with another group of P7s and also did really well! Well done everyone! Must do this again soon!

We had a visit from Aaron Gall who is a 4th year student at St Margaret’s. He spent a bit of time in our class. He loved being amongst the boys and sampling the different types of learning they were involved in, mainly mental maths games in different groups.

In project work, Rannoch boys were ‘planning’ to build their own 3D junk model. It involved researching a mode of transport of their choice from the past and cutting and pasting a picture of their chosen mode of transport, ready for a visual cue for next week’s Art/ Craft/ Technology activity.

Rannoch Class w.e. 27/9/19

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Rannoch boys have been busy cooking again this week, using the school garden vegetables. They made Potato, Carrot & Onion soup. They demonstrated lots of safety and helped chop & cut the vegetables for the soup. We left some of the soup wholesome for some of the boys to have, and the rest we blended. Some of the boys don’t like the ‘big bits of vegetables’! It was all very tasty!

For Reading, at their different stages, the boys were learning to look for information from their reading and complete their reading work task on ‘Remembering’ what they had read.

We completed an Autumn wall frieze, listened to an Autumn story, learned about Autumn colours, and about what we see during Autumn time. We then completed  the  Art & crafts wall frieze.

The boys finished their wall display on ‘Different types of transport from around the world’ and also finished work on different ways to travel on land and by air.

During one of the P.E. sessions this week, we went to the school playground. We played  ‘rock, paper, scissors’ with the hoops! It’s a fun new game Mrs MacMaster taught the boys!

Our boys love a challenge  with ‘Construction’ – here  is one of our pupils currently working out how to place together this rather complicated tractor / digger! Well done!

In HWB, the boys did some fantastic work on ‘Actions & Consequences’. We first of all watched a short 8 min film on Actions & Consequences. Then we looked at 5 different ‘negative’ scenarios that do come up from time to time the boys have to deal with in the playground and outside the classroom. There were two answers for each scenario. The boys were to choose what they thought would demonstrate what being  a ‘responsible’ person meant and affirm that understanding with a positive choice.  Collectively, we were learning about sharing, caring, thinking of others, and more importantly, if they caused any hurt to others, that they recognise that, and know and understand that there will be a consequence to negative actions. The boys came up with the consequences themselves, and will be placed up on the class wall so as they will always be referenced, should they be needed in the future.  Great work boys – well done!

Rannoch Class – w.e.20.9.19

Friday, September 20th, 2019

As it says, ‘Best Eco-beetroot from the garden’!! The boys had a go at designing their own labels for the beetroot jars! Great job! From the seed, through to nurturing the plants, watching them grow, weeding, harvesting the beets, and then cooking, slicing and pickling, it’s been a process, but a very worthy tasty one where lots and lots was learnt, whilst having lots of fun! Well done boys!

The boys were making ‘Potato Wedges’ this week in cooking. This involved very careful supervision of the sharp knives, because without them, we couldn’t have done the task as good! We picked large potatoes from the school garden, then cut them carefully in to wedges, covered them in a little Olive Oil, popped them in the oven, then they turned out to be very tasty.  We had them for snack…. Yum!!

Rannoch Class Learning Leaflet for this term has been sent home today with all pupils. Some parents viewed it last night at our annual ‘Meet the Teacher’ event.  We also have a school ‘App’, please just contact the office for the PIN for this – it’s a fabulous way of keeping up with everything going on in and out of the school. Just to remind parents that we generally publish a blog a week from our class, so please look out for it on a weekly basis to find out what we have been learning!




Making Beetroot in Rannoch Class! w.e. 13/9/19

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Rannoch boys cooked, chopped, sliced and pickled the beetroot grown from our School garden. What fun they had! It is all ready for eating now! It was messy work, but their hands were well protected from the red beetroot juice! Some of the boys liked the taste but others didn’t at all! Maybe parents can try some next week at ‘Meet the Teacher’!

In Health & Wellbeing, Rannoch boys were learning about making friendships with new pupils into the class. They discussed what they would say and do with a new pupil into the class and drew pictures, which was  presented at our whole school assembly.

The boys were all doing some independent fact finding on their project using computer technology which involved learning and researching about different types of transport from countries around the world. They presented their work for a wall presentation.

Rannoch Class – Week ending 6.9.19

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Rannoch boys have busy again in the garden this week! They harvested the last of the beetroot ready for cooking / pickling! They were also checking the measurements of the perimeter of the garden for the new fencing which is hopefully going up soon.

Rannoch also made Potato & Onion soup with the potatoes/ onions harvested last week from our school garden! Some were learning new skills like chopping and  cutting and all the boys either had a wee sniff of the soup, tasted it a little, while others ate a full bowl and really enjoyed it!  Well done boys!

We also did some work on ‘welcoming a new pupil into our class’. We will be presenting our work on Monday at Assembly, so watch this space next week to see the final piece of work and find out ‘how’ Rannoch Class would welcome a new pupil into their class!

Rannoch Class – Week ending 30.8.19

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Rannoch class have been very busy during their first full week back! They worked together to bunch together the newly harvested onions from the school garden. They are now hanging high to dry off in Rannoch class! They look great and looking forward to cooking with them in the coming weeks!  They were also harvesting the beetroot and some of the potatoes, which are an incredible size as well! Again, all of which will be used in cookery among the classes.

The boys also learned how to make cupcakes! They were fun to make, all taking turns to beat the mixture, divide between the cup cases and ice beautifully and not to mention how yummy they were to eat! Well done boys!

Rannoch class also started their project on ‘Transport’ by painting some lovely pictures on different modes of transport.

The boys have also been getting to know each other, particularly our new pupils to the class, building, playing and sharing the different games and  equipment.

#teamrannoch #buildingforsuccess #ecoschoolsscotland

Back to School with Rannoch! Week ending 23.8.19

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Welcome back to School Rannoch Boys, lovely to see you all back, and grown so much! A little bit like our school garden, grown really well, and where we’ve spent time this week doing some harvesting of the onions we planted in Spring time. Look how big they are! Wow! They will make a fine pot of soup! The boys have had a great week, getting to know the 3 new members to Rannoch Class.

Rannoch Class at the Safari Park 19.6.19

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Rannoch Class, along with the whole school went to Blair Drummond Safari Park in Stirling this week for the whole school annual outing. The weather was great, saw and did lots! What a fantastic time the boys all had!

Sharing the Learning in Rannoch Class 12.6.19

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Rannoch boys had their parents Sharing their Learning this week! The boys made their parents a sandwich of their choice, then sat amongst them at the snack table to eat it! It was a lovely time to share the work on the walls of the classroom while they ate together. After that they took their parents to the hall to put up a ‘pop up’ tent together, then read them their favourite story from inside the tent.  They also had an opportunity to look at the personal stories their children had written since the start of the session. It was a great afternoon and thank you to all our lovely parents who came to support the Sharing of our Learning in Rannoch Class!


The boys were in the garden again this week, and love the strawberries, which are growing nicely!