Friday, 30 January 2015

Gartocharn Houses

We are going to be introducing "houses" in Gartocharn and the children are very busy deciding on what the names for the different "houses" will be.  We will let you know what the final decision is very soon!

Fun in the snow

P6/7 had fun in the snow at lunch time and built an Igloo together!

Epilepsy Awareness

Today the whole school took part in an Epilepsy Awareness workshop.  We learned about all the different types of seizures ( over 40) and what to do to help someone who has a Tonic Clonic Seizure.

Bird Hide Screen

Today P6/7 worked together to design and build a screen for a bird hide for the rest of the school to use.  They worked extremely hard and had a bit of fun too!! We hope that the rest of the school will get to use and enjoy looking for birds through our bird hide screen.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

WW1 Art

P6/7 have been doing art related to our topic WW1. We have been creating pictures with black paper and chalk. First we got black paper and cut out a German and British soldier holding hands. We got to choose and draw the background. 

We also did wire art.  Mrs Elder gave us some wire and we had to bend the wire into a shape for example some of us did poppies other did presents and others did moons and lots more.

Some of the P7's wrote some of the short sentences that we though of about WW1 christmas truce. 

By the ICT Club

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Lennox Herald Feature

We are happy to let you know that the Lennox Herald has a 2 page spread on our school this week featuring lots of fantastic photographs of your children.  You will get to see the children enjoying the outdoors in their fantastic new waterproofs.  Some of these photos can also been seen on our school website homepage. 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo Shooting

Last week we were learning about the terrorist attack on a magazine company called Charlie Hebdo. The magazine published a cartoon which offended the terrorists which made them go shoot all the journalists to stop them publishing the magazine. The terrorists broke in from the bottom floor and started killing everyone until they reached the journalists. after that a mass amount of people crowded the street of Paris and stared chanting  "We're Not Afraid". We were learning about this because France will be our new topic.

                                          BY ICT Club     

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Leahy PE

Today in PE, Mr Leahy came to visit.  He is going to be helping us for the next 3 weeks in PE.  We were learning different skills to help us in invasion games.  We did lots of activities, games and drills to help us with learning these new skills.  We all enjoyed doing this.

By the ICT Club

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Clubs on the School Website

Details of all our extra curricular clubs can now be found on our school website.  This will be updated as more clubs are added or changed each term.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

1914 Christmas Truce

As part of our WWI topic re-enacted the famous 1914 Christmas truce.  We went outside to the pitch, half of us were British soldiers and half of us were German soldiers.  We sang "Silent Night" in both English and German.  We met in "no mans land" just like in 1914 when the soldiers chatted to each other, exchanged gifts and supposedly even had a game of football.  It was also quite sad as we pretended to be the soldiers having to return to their trenches following orders to attack.  We enjoyed the whole experience which helped us to appreciate the significance of the Christmas truce and how some enemies became friends, even for a short time.