Pupil Profiles

Please can P6/7 pupils return their red profile folders as soon as possible? Many thanks.

2020/21 GUPS News

We hope you enjoyed reading your child(ren)’s report and profile (online for P5-7) over the weekend. Please can we request that the red profile folders are returned to school by Friday, 18th June so that we can continue these after the break. Thank you.

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Pupil Takeover!

P6/7 have missed our Skills Academies this year, so a number of volunteers have offered to lead workshops for their classmates during the last week of term (next week.)

P6/7 pupils will enjoy workshops developing their skills in football, gymnastics, outdoor art, drama, science, coding and cross stitch.

Workshop leaders have started their preparations already. It is great to see pupils developing their leadership, organisation and communication skills this way.

Transition to GUHS

P7 enjoyed looking through their transition packs and working out the cost of different menu options.

Their transition days at GUHS start tomorrow!

Miss Mullin will walk the P7 children from the primary school to the high school at 8.30am tomorrow morning.

See you in the morning P7s!

P7 bits and bobs

T-shirt signing

The P7s are keen to continue the tradition of signing an old school top / light coloured t-shirt before they leave the primary school. In order to do this as safely as possible, please could the P7s bring in the polo shirt / t-shirt to be signed on Monday, to be left in school? I will try to source as many fabric pens as I can. (We have one or two old school polo shirts / t-shirts in school if pupils would rather use these.)

As stated in the May Newsletter:

As per Highland Council agreements, all Primary 6 and Primary 7 children are given a Chromebook 1:1
device. All Primary 7 children should return their Chromebooks, with their cases and charger to the
school prior to leaving for the Summer. They will be reissued with a Chromebook when they begin the
High School.

Lost Property

We have a large amount of age 10-12 lost property. I will encourage P6/7 to have a good look at the items next week, then will post photos of any items which still remain unclaimed. Watch this space!

Feelings and puberty

Date: Thursday 03/06/2021

In our final lesson in this block, we learned that during puberty sometimes you can have very strong feelings and find it difficult to get on with people. Sometimes you might feel that you are growing up and want to be a bit more independent. It can also mean that you really like someone, have a crush on someone and want to be close to them.

We discussed different emotions (orange cog) and how you may feel them more intensely (grey cog) during puberty. We played a talking game where people shared their triggers (yellow cog) for these different feelings. We looked at negative emotions and which regulation strategies (blue cog) we might use to make ourselves feel better.

We discussed who people could talk to and reminded ourselves about ChildLine.

Children and young people can contact ChildLine whatever their worry, if it’s about themselves or someone they love.

Childline counsellors are there to help. Speak to them by phone, online or email 24 hours a day.

Information and chat online https://www.childline.org.uk/

Phone 0800 1111

You can find out more about these lessons at: https://rshp.scot/second-level/

GUHS invites

Date: Thursday 03/06/2021

Mr McAndrew visited our P7s to hand deliver invitations to transition days at GUHS from Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th June.

P7 parents have been sent details via email and the P7s have talked through the programme for the week at their P7 Transition Google Meet (the programme is also posted on the Google Classroom.)

P7 are looking forward to spending time with their S1 classmates and meeting their new teachers!

Creating our playground charter

Date: Tuesday 01/06/2021

P6/7 worked cooperatively in small groups to create separate assembly tasks for each of our classes in the school.

Now that the whole school and the PSAs have voted for the six UNCRC articles to base our playground charter on, the P6/7 pupils decided to give each class one of these “super six” articles to create up to 3 playground rules for.

P6/7 did a fantastic job of presenting their tasks to each class, despite some serious technical hitches.

Next week all the class rules will be collated and edited to create a whole school charter.

You can keep up to date with all of our rights-based assemblies by visiting: http://www.glenurquhartprimary.org.uk/citizenship-groups/rights-respecting-global-citizenship/

P6/7 pupils are encouraging all the pupils in the school to contribute to our playground charter.