Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Party Fun!

Today we had our Christmas party.  We had an amazing time.  We danced our feet off and filled ourselves with yummy food.  First we did some country dancing then we played some party games.  After that we had our refreshment break and then did some more dancing and party games.  We danced the Gay Gordons to "Wake Me Up" and the Military Two step to "Timber" as well as dancing to some more traditional music too.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What a Star!

Thank you to everyone who came along to watch our Christmas Nativity.  We all had a great time performing for you and hope you all enjoyed it.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Jumper Fun

Everyone looked great today dressed in their Christmas attire!  Well done!  Thanks for all the donations.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Jumper Day

Remember that it's Christmas Jumper day tomorrow at school.  If you don't have a Christmas Jumper then just wear some tinsel or a Christmas hat or something festive.  Remember to bring in your 50p which will be donated to charity.

christmas lunch

On Thursday 11th December the whole school had a Christmas lunch. First we pulled our crackers then we had a main of turkey, steak pie or a baked potato with different sides. For desert we had ice cream and a biscuit. We also had a  fun sized chocolate treat. We all really enjoyed our lunch.    By the ICT club                 

Social Dancing

Primary 4,5,6 and 7 have been practicing social dancing for our Christmas party. We have been learning the Gay Gordons, The Canadian Barn Dance, The St Bernard s Waltz and some more. As well as some traditional Scottish music, we were dancing to modern songs like Timber as well. Most of us really enjoy learning the dances and look forward to the party.
By the ICT Club


Primary six seven have been writing reports about WW1 Trench Warfare.  First of all we did some research  at school using sheets and books then we went home and used the internet and books to do our own research. Next in school we shared all of the information we had found out at home then made headings for all of the information and sorted out our information under these headings.  We made an assessment rubric with Mr McDonald and we used that to help us write our reports.  The rubric tells us what we need to include in our reports to make them brilliant!

                                     By the ICT club 

Friday, 5 December 2014

P4-7 Outfits for Nativity

Please can your child bring in a pair of smart dark trousers or jeans to wear for the Nativity.  These should be in a carrier bag with your child’s name clearly marked on it. These will have to be left in school so don’t send in any that you may need.  The school will provide them with a dark t-shirt therefore no tops are required.  Please can we have the trousers/jeans in by Friday 12th December.

Many thanks

Mrs Little and Mrs Elder

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Stars project talk from high school pupils

On Wednesday 3rd December S1 pupils from the Vale Of Leven Academy came in to talk to primary 6/7 about the stars project and high school. The stars project when some S1 pupils invent a product which is helpful with things that people struggle with in life. The winning team made an app about stopping cyber bulling. Three of the pupils from that team came in. We really enjoyed this talk and it will help in the future if we do the stars project. It also answered some questions about the school.

By the ICT club

Christmas jumper day

On Friday 12th December we are having a Christmas jumper day. If you don't have a jumper you can wear a Christmas thing e.g. Santa hat. With your jumper you don't have to wear your school uniform and could you please also bring in 50p to donate to CHAS.

By the ICT club                                                                

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Parties

"Santa Claus in coming to town"
We will be having our Christmas Parties on Thursday the 18th of December.
P1-3 at 10am
P4 -7 at 1.30pm

What to wear?
P1-3 should come to school wearing their party clothes. They should bring a change for the afternoon.

P4-7 should come to school in their school uniform and bring their party clothes in a bag to change into.

The younger children will not need a snack on the day as they will be getting some food at the party.

We hope you are looking forward to the parties. You deserve a good time after all the hard work you have done this term.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tickets are on Sale!

Tickets are on SALE for our Christmas Nativity 

Up until Friday the 5th tickets will be limited to two per family for either:

Tuesday 16th Evening Performance 6pm


Wednesday 17th Afternoon Performance 1.15pm

Remaining tickets will be balloted on Wednesday the 10th

Donations for P7 Toy Stall

Just a wee reminder to ask if your child can bring in any old or unwanted toys for the P7s to sell at the Advent Fayre by Friday 5th December.  Toys, games, soft toys, jigsaws, dvds, cds and books would all be welcome.  The money raised from this stall will be going to a charity of the P7s choice. Thanks

Thursday, 27 November 2014

World War One talk

Primary 6/7 had a WW1 talk from Mr Spencer who used to be a soldier. He talked to us about trench warfare and the Airforce and showed us the tip of propeller, some pictures and the top of a shell with three rifle bullets. We all enjoyed the talk and appreciate the time that Mr Spencer gave up to come and talk to us.  

By the ICT Club

Outdoor Maths

Primary 6/7 were outside to do active maths. We had to find the perimeter and area of the pitch using meter sticks and trundle wheels. We had a lot of  fun and enjoyed the time spent outdoors.

From the ICT club

Monday, 24 November 2014

Rag Bag Collection

Just a wee reminder that rag bags are being collected from school on Wednesday 10th December so if you are having a wee pre Christmas clear out then why not fill a bin bag or 2 with old clothes, bedding towels, etc and hand them into school before the 10th December.  Thanks

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Athletics Festival

On Wednesday the 19th of November primary 6/7 took part in an athletics festival in the sports hall in the Meadow Center.They had a great time and done very well, some of the events were over under relay, long jump, chest push, javelin and vertical jump and many more.

By The ICT Club 

Forest Clear Out

Forest Clear Out

On Saturday the 13th of December we are looking for a team of parent volunteers to help with the clearing out an area of our Forest to open it up for the children to use for Outdoor Learning.

Anyone who is able to help should turn up at the school anytime between 9.30 and 1pm.

This is an adult only event as there may be some strimmers etc being used.

If you have any suitable gardening type equipment that you could bring along that would be very helpful.

Donations for Advent fayre

P7 are looking for some toys, games, DVDs, Cd's and books for the P7 toy stall at the Advent Fayre. These should be in good condition with all the parts where necessary. We are looking for as many donations as possible, any toys etc would really be appreciated. 

If you do feel you have anything to donate, please bring these into school by Friday 5th December.

By The ICT Club

P1 Registration 2015

World War I

We have been very busy with our World War I topic and have been doing lots of interesting things.  We enjoyed our visit to Clydebank Museum where we saw lots of artefacts and learned a lot more information about the first world war.  

In class, we split into 5 hometeams.  These are Alexandria and Renton, Clydebank, Jamestown and Bonhill, Dumbarton and Helensburgh.  We chose these names for our home teams as they were part of the companies in the Argyll and Sutherland  Highlanders during the first world war.  In these hometeams we have been working on topic challenges.  So far we have completed 6 challenges.  These were Trench Warfare Challenge, an Artefacts Challenge, the Role of Women Challenge, the Homefront Challenge, Gas Attacks Challenge and the Princess Mary's Christmas Box Challenge.  We really enjoyed working through these challenges and trying on and handling some of the artefacts in the handling kit.

Please leave a comment below telling us which challenge was your favourite and why.