Mrs McPherson


P6 were developing their French language skills whilst planning, designing and setting up a French cafe for pupils and staff to enjoy.

Linking with our World of Work Topic, the children experienced working as interior designers, advertisers, chefs ,front of house and waiting staff.

All staff and pupils complimented the pupils on their cafe experience. Tres bien!

A huge thank you also to the Co – Op and Sainsburys for their very generous donations of food and drink for the cafe. It would not have been possible without this.

Merci Beaucop!

As part of our Rota Kids and World Book Day Activities , P6 are collecting books for the charity Books Abroad.

Books Abroad will then send the books to help school children based in places such as Sierra Leone and Ghana. This obviously helps them with their learning. Books such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias and atlases are gratefully received along with any fiction books. They also accept books suitable for adults.

P6 would very much appreciate if you could donate any books that you or your children are finished with. Please drop them into school by Thursday 5th March.

Thank you for helping us to support this great cause.

As part of our RotaKids activities, P6 collected food items for a reverse advent calendar which we donated to the Nairn Food Bank. The children wanted to help those less fortunate than themselves and give something back to the local community. Representatives from the local rotary club and the food bank explained to the children there were families in our area who would benefit from this act of kindness

As part of our topic work, we looked at democracy and the election process. We held a mock election – all parties were represented!

At the end of our novel study, we watched the film version of Holes. This enabled us to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the characters, setting and plots.

We also visited the church learning about The Christmas Story – part of our RME topic. We would like to thank the organisers for giving us the opportunity to learn in such an interactive and fun way!

P6 had a great time preparing for and helping at the Xmas Extravaganza. We had been very busy in class creating our products to sell, looking at our costs, agreeing what to charge, working out how much profit we would hopefully make and discussing how to provide our customers with great service . We had a very successful night and are now going to decide as a class what to spend our profits on. We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers.

We have had a busy start to the new term. At Halloween, we looked at instructional writing creating our own potions. We then went outside and experimented with ingredients to make our own potent potion.

Firework activities included writing a newspaper report on the types of incidents that may occur on Bonfire Night and we then painted fireworks and added glitter for some extra sparkle!

This week we have reflected on In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and composed our own poetry focusing on remembrance.

We have also been planning, costing and designing our products for the Christmas Extravaganza next week – be sure to visit our stall!!

P6 have had a busy term getting to know each other. We created table names and designed our table posters.

Along with estimation and rounding, we have been learning our times tables facts through maths games and using our chrome books for both writing lessons and research work.

We have also been reading with P3 and exploring the technique of pointillism during our topic work.

Our staff played a fantastic game of netball on Wednesday against a squad of our keen netball players at Millbank. The netball club started up in March and the children have come on so much with their skills on court! We decided as a staff to challenge the team and a great afternoon was had by all.

The match was mostly tied throughout and was certainly an interesting match watched by the rest of the school! Children were supporting teams with banners and posters and enjoyed cheering on their favourite team.

The staff team pulled ahead by 2 points in the last quarter, ending the match 8-6. Thank you so much to all the pupils and staff involved. We are SO proud of our netball squad and all they have achieved this year.

Hope you all have a fantastic summer holidays,

Miss Young

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