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.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

ICT Club

Some children from P3 - P7 started ICT club after school today.  We looked at the different blogs and learned how to comment on them.  We discussed how to gather information and post this on the blogs.  Every week we will update our class blogs sharing interesting things we have been doing in class.

By the ICT Club

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Christmas Nativity Dates Change!




**There is a clash with a music show that is on in the village on the same night as the Early Evening Performance of the Nativity which was announced in an earlier post.**

At the moment we are hopefully changing the dates to the following:

Dress Rehearsal  - Tuesday the 16th of December  9.30 am


Early Evening performance – Tuesday 16th  of December  6 pm

Afternoon Performance – Wednesday 17th of December 1.15 pm

Dear Parents,

Now that we have our All Weather Sports Pitch, we would like to take the children outside for PE whenever possible.  With this in mind we have made changes to the PE kit which children should keep in school. 

In this PE bag children should have T shirt, Shorts, Joggers and trainers that are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.  This would enable children to access the pitch on a daily basis regardless of weather.  As we are keen to use the pitch as much as possible could you send in the extra kit as soon as you can.

Along with the Parent Council we will be looking at changes to the school uniform policy which will enable easier access to outdoor learning.

Yours Sincerely,

John McDonald
Head Teacher

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

ICT After School Club

Check school bags tomorrow (5th Nov) for a wee letter about the new ICT Club starting a week on Thursday! All information is on the letter but posted a spare here just incase!

Miss H

NB: P3 and upwards only at the mo!


Dear Parent/Guardian,

ICT Afterschool Club for P3-7

Following the launch of our school website, we have decided to set up an after school club for pupils from P3 upwards to assist in the updating of both the school website and the class blogs.  

This club will run every Thursday from 3:10 till 4:15.  It will run in blocks of 6 weeks. This will allow as many children to participate as possible between now and the end of the school year.  The first block will begin next Thursday (13th November).

If your child is interested in attending this club, please complete the slip at the bottom of this letter and return to school by Friday.  Your child will be informed by next week whether your child will attend this session or one of the subsequent sessions after Christmas.

Yours sincerely


Emma Little & Rebecca Hampson 
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________



I would like my child _________________________ to attend the ICT club.
Signed___________________________
Date ____________________________

Monday, 3 November 2014

Photo permission slip

Just a wee reminder for those who have not returned the photo permission slip yet! Doing this as soon as possible will allow us to start updating the class blogs with lots of photos and videos of classroom life! Any issues or concerns at all please do not hesitate to contact the school! 

Welcome to the P6/7 Class Blog!

Welcome to the P6/7 Class Blog! Watch this space for updates, information, photos and more on what's been happening in our class!