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A thank you from our Enterprise Group

Thank you to everybody who helped and donated to Social Bite. This will really help and support homeless people this winter. Thanks to all of your generous donations we have raised £1,772 which is absolutely fabulous! Williamston have also been making beautiful Christmas cards for homeless people to spread the Christmas spirit. Everything will be delivered to the Care Shelter ASAP!

Snow Fun

Can P6 boys and girls find any angles while out exploring in the snow? Perhaps you could collect data of any sledging races or snowman building competitions for us to display and interpret in class? How fast? How tall? I would love to see how creative you can be..

P6 visit Hopetoun House

On Wednesday 30 November primary 6 went to Hopetoun house we all had lots of fun. When we got there we were welcomed by two ladies who were wearing Victorian maid dresses. When we went into the classroom we had our snacks then p6a became servants,for the first half of the day and p6b played Victorian street games and explored the history of Hopetoun House. Some street games we played were skipping rope, skittles,jack in the box, tiddly winks. We were then shown around the house, which was so amazing! Back in the classroom we tried quill writing where we wrote our names using the pheasant feather and ink. The ladies told us that Victorian children would be punished for smudging the ink or if they were left handed they would be forced to write with their right hand. Then after lunch we swapped round and p6b became servants and p6a. It was great fun dressing up and getting into the roles of servants. The best role was butler as he was the boss of all the servants. The worst job to have was the scullery maid who were never allowed to leave the kitchen, they even had to sleep under the kitchen table! It must have been hard work during the Victorian era!
By Alix and Eilidh

Money Challenge

Primary six have been learning about money in maths. We had a challenge to buy food to last four people for a week including a baby and a seven year old. To complete this challenge we worked in groups and had to research different supermarkets in order to get the best deals. We had a budget of £75 and very specific items to buy for a fussy family! This was more challenging than we thought but we had lots of fun along the way. We developed research skills, working within a budget, adding totals with decimal points and working within a team! What a busy week in maths we have had!

Cool Creatures!

Primary 7 have had a wonderful day today with a very exciting visit with Calum from Cool Creatures. He brought along a variety of animals for us to meet. We were all extremely brave and learnt lots of new and fascinating facts which has enhanced our Science topic ‘Living Things’. We are very pleased that we chose to use our bake sale money to pay for the visit so thank you very much to everyone who purchased our baking! Have a look at some of the creatures that we all met today…

JYHS Health Conference

P7 had an excellent time at the JYHS Health Conference. We were lucky enough to be put into our tutor groups and had the opportunity to meet our Personal Support Group teacher. It was a fun filled day with workshops in dance, cricket and we even took part in an obstacle course! We really enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends. We are all very excited to meet again at our Induction days in June.

Give Cycle Space

Some of our P7 pupils took part in the ‘Give Cycle Space’campaign where they cycled from Williamston Primary School to JYHS. They were using their skills learned from Bikeability and looking at the safest routes. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to cycling to James Young as S1 pupils in August!

Scientists in the making!

P7 had a visit from 2 JYHS science teachers to introduce the Cluster Science Fair which will be held on Thursday 19th March at 7pm. All children will have the opportunity to complete their own project/experiment at home and present their findings at the fair. They will be judged on their efforts by JYHS staff with prizes to be won. This is an optional task but we are sure that our creative P7 pupils will take on this challenge with enthusiasm. Good Luck everyone and enjoy!

Show Time!

P7 are currently preparing for our spectactular show ‘Olivia’. We are very excited and just know that you are all going to love the performance! We have already held our auditions and the show has now been cast. We have been working in our enterprise groups to ensure that this whole performance is a success!