P7 came to P3/4 last week to share their knowledge of electric circuits and how they work. We built simple circuits and then tried more advanced ones with buzzers, fans and a variety of conductors. Thank you P7!

P3/4 had a wonderful day out visiting the UHI STEM hub. In the morning we tried being scientists and doing experiments and in the afternoon we tried our engineering skills with some bridge building. The children were excellent representatives of Millbank with their enthusiasm, excellent behaviour and good manners. A hands on and busy day and we were all very tired when we got back to school!

At assembly today, P1 and P7 made presentations about internet safety.

P1 told us that they had been looking at ways to stay safe online with Buddy the dog and entertained us with a song they had learned.

P7 created their own assembly on internet safety. They had to use what they had learned about online safety and create an informative presentation for the school. They gave advice about such things as creating strong passwords and delivered drama scenarios to highlight solutions to problems that may be faces online.

Primary 1 have been enjoying many different activities lately but two of the absolute favourite have been gymnastics in the gym hall and puppet shows in class.

Our gymnastics lessons have been lots of fun. The children have been busy practising their climbing, rolling, jumping and sliding skills, whilst all the time learning how to keep safe in the gym hall. It has been really rewarding watching them grow in confidence too.

We used some of the money we earned from the bottle lamps we sold at the Christmas Fayre to buy a beautiful puppet theatre and a variety of hand puppets. We frequently have impromptu puppet shows and as you can see from photos, sometimes the audience gets dressed up for the occasion! Talking and listening in action – very well done Primary 1!

Mrs MacInnes

P5 worked really hard in their groups and pairs to learn Scots language. They took part in a variety of activity stations, including ‘Scots Hoose’ website games, matching cards/pairs, reading children’s stories (written in Scots) aloud to each other, highlighting Scots words in poetry and trying to create their own sentences about an animal in Scots. They followed up the activities by writing a short poem in Scots. I was very impressed with their work. Mrs Amos.

P7 went on a trip to Skills Development Scotland. We took part in two workshops which aimed to develop skills in STEM subjects and highlight possible career paths in these areas.

We started off looking at computer game design, creating our own characters and getting them to interact with different objects. After this we discussed the skills that we had been using, such as maths and patience.

Our second workshop enabled us to create our own music through programming in SonicPi. We created songs in small groups and then worked together in a class orchestra to create a single piece of music.

Lots of glitter has been used in the making of Christmas decorations and angels in primary 2 this week. I’d like to wish p2 a very happy holidays and hope they have a wonderful time at Christmas. See you in the new year, Miss Laing x

It has been a very busy but very happy time in Primary 1. The Christmas Show was a very exciting, then the P1 party was a lot of fun, especially when Santa came to visit. Then, this morning, when we all arrived in class, our room was in a mess with toys and water bottles scattered on the floor. There was much pondering about what had made the mess and eventually we found out…

Santa emailed Mrs MacInnes to apologise for the behaviour of some of his naughty reindeer! Instead of going out training for the long journey on Christmas Eve, three of the reindeer came into our class and had a bit of fun. Santa even sent us the video evidence! Primary 1 are now ready to go home after our school Talent Show this afternoon and enjoy Christmas with their families. Merry Christmas everyone!

P3/4 are extremely creative with the junk and other building materials in class. This morning during golden time everyone was constructing something; from a fabulous mansion for the finger puppets to Lego models and clay Christmas dinners with carrots and sprouts. Excellent problem solving and engineering skills!


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

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Millbank Primary School
Millbank Crescent
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