Monday 19th April

Welcome back to school! image courtesy of Dreamstime

I am looking forward to welcoming the P6/7s back to school on Monday morning.

Please can you remind your P6/7 child that they have outdoor PE with Mr McAndrew on Monday afternoon – they should come to school wearing comfortable clothing, outdoor trainers and waterproofs just in case!

They also need to remember to bring in a water bottle, their pencil case and their fully charged Chromebook too.

Have a super weekend,

Kirstine Mullin

Happy Holidays!

“Bonnes Vacances” means “Happy Holidays” in French

Thank you to all our P6/7s for your hard work and patience this term ~ you all deserve some time off to rest and “recharge your batteries.”

I look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 19th April ~ I will try not to eat 24 of the Creme Eggs that I have here waiting for you…

“Joyeuses Paques” means “Happy Easter” in French

Images courtesy of Dreamstime

Signs of Spring!

P6/7 had a go at using the school iPads for photography today, looking for signs of spring. We learned that it’s best to take your time to make sure the subject of the photo is in focus – we had a lot of blurred images to delete.

Which photos do you like best, and why?

We also had time to play “Flood, Freeze, Camouflage” at 2 different locations in the woods. P6/7 are so good at this game, the adults had to reduce the countdown to make it more challenging!

We completed 2 daily miles by walking there and back at a brisk pace ~ thanks to Hayley for measuring the distance for us.

Many thanks to our PSAs: Mrs MacKintosh & Mr Christie, for supporting us with our woodland learning today.

Easter Egg Decorating Competition!

Time to get your thinking caps on for some egg-citing ideas P6/7!

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On Wednesday morning we will hold our annual Easter Egg Decorating Competition.

Please can children bring in an undecorated hard boiled egg with an egg holder (e.g. an egg carton or an egg cup.) Spare hard boiled eggs are always welcome!

The school will provide art and craft materials. Children are also allowed to bring in items from home, with your permission. These cannot be shared.

Mrs Laird will judge the entries. Winners and runners up will be announced at assembly and they may even receive a small prize!

We look forward to seeing what creative ideas the children come up with this year!

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Action!

This week P6/7 have spent quite a bit of time working on different aspects of measurement and information handling in their playground zone. They’ve been measuring different distances, heights and times.

P6/7 found Hopscotch very difficult! They had to time themselves completing the grid with their marker on square 1 and then compare that with the time they took when their marker was on square 4. We are going to analyse the results this morning to see if people got quicker with practise or not.

We’ve also been estimating and measuring how long it takes us to walk 5m and 10m, to get an idea of how doubling the distance affects the time taken.

We’ll look at height, stride length and foot size next, to see if they affect running speed.

This week our P7s also made a video about our school to share with P7 pupils from Balnain and Cannich Bridge Primaries as well as staff from Glen Urquhart High School.

The whole class worked on the background research, then the pupils decided which locations to film in. Several P6s were camera operators whilst all the P7s shared the presenting. They have all done a super job! The video has been shared on our Google Classroom – we hope you enjoy watching it!

Headphones Needed!

Please could P7 pupils bring in a pair of headphones for the P7 Transition Google Meet tomorrow morning?

I have a few spare sets for pupils to use but I am sure that pupils would prefer to use their own, if possible.

During the transition event, we’ll be presenting a short film about our school to the P7 pupils from Balnain and Cannich Bridge Primaries. Our P7s have 20 facts to share with them – can they share some of them at home with you?

Multiples and Music!

Yesterday morning the pupils worked in pairs to create Multiple Mountains.

Can they explain the rules to you?

Yesterday afternoon we had our final traditional music workshop with Richard Smith. We learned about the banjo and mandolin before playing some listening games.

Can P6/7 pupils remember how many strings a mandolin has? Can they name all 5 families of instruments?