These are some photos from our shoe box show and tell challenge. The children were asked to decorate a shoe box and fill it with 6 objects that mean a lot to them, toys, photos etc.

Mrs Christie

We are off to a great start in primary 6/7M this session. Here are some of the things we’ve been getting up to. (Sorry no pictures due to technical difficulties – will put some up next week)

We have been looking at data handling in maths, conducting our own surveys and producing graphs of what we found. We have also been looking at reading information from the charts and what it all means.

In ICT we have been using spreadsheets to record our data and then make charts from them. We have also been looking at using computers to make simulations and why this is important.

Our IDL topic this year is WW1 and we looked at some of the factors leading up to it, with a few people taking on the roles of different countries!

Here are some quotes about this week;

“Writing was lots of fun when I can design my own character” – Will

“In PE I liked being on the benches running and having to jump over things. We had to work as a team and show leadership.” – Ella

“It was fun learning about making bar charts on the chromebooks.” – Lennon

“I liked playing Colin’s coffee to learn about simulations in ICT” – Lucia


Have a good weekend!

Mr MacDonald

Welcome back to all our children and parents, I hope you are all settling back into the routine of nursery! As you know we have changed to the flexible model so it has been a bit different over the last three weeks. Thank you for your patience while we all get used to the new system. The children who stay all day have been enjoying going to the canteen for lunch with the rest of school – lots of hugs and high fives as siblings and friends are spotted.

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Within the nursery we are all getting to know each other and are practising our talking and listening skills. We have had considerable interest in dinosaurs expressed so will be doing some dinosaur discovery work too. We have been taking advantage of the continuing good weather and have been spending as much time as possible outside building houses cooperatively with friends and taking turns with the bikes and buggies.


Our ELC bear – named Honey – has started visiting children at home, we look forward to hearing about her adventures and will have them up on display within the nursery soon. Honey will come and visit everyone at home and is very excited about this! Our photo gallery is starting to fill up too so please feel free to pop into the room and take a look. Also within the cloakroom are certificates for those special moments at home and at nursery. Fill them in and give them to us and we will celebrate these moments and pop the certificates up on the display wall!


Thank you!


From all the ELC staff!

(Mrs Parker, Miss Jones, Miss Kirk, Miss Gair, Mrs Pirie, and Mrs Grant)

It’s been an exciting time in Primary 1.  Everyone has settled in well to school and all the children are finding out all about the school routine.  It’s been a busy time with lots of playing and learning about numbers and words.  We have done some work in the outdoor classroom and we have been practising writing names and numbers.  We have listened to lots of stories and everyone loves story time!  Playtime and lunchtime are exciting and the P6 buddies and P7 prefects are great helpers.  No wonder everyone is tired by Friday!


Mrs MacInnes

Primary 6 have been focused on using adjectives this week to help improve our writing. We had the chance to go outside to explore the garden and find objects to describe with our partners. We found some fantastic objects like conkers, feathers, flowers and even a nest with some interesting eggs! We were lucky enough to find some insects and bugs, like earwigs and ladybugs to describe too.


Miss Young

Schools back, Active Schools sessions are (nearly) back!
Autumn Term primary programme runs 03Sep
– 12Oct:

Rosebank: Junior Athletics P1-P3, 3-4pm. £10 for block
Rosebank: Street Dance P1-P3, 4.15-5pm. FREE
Millbank: Multi Sports P1-P3, 3-4pm. £10 for block

Rosebank: Dodgeball P4-P7, 3-4pm. £10 for block
Millbank: Junior Athletics P1-P3, 3-4pm. £10 for block
Nairn Academy: Badminton P1-P7, 6.45-7.30pm. £10 for block

Rosebank: NEW Ross County Football Club Soccer Centre
P1-P3, 3-4pm. FREE
P4-P5, 4-5pm. FREE
P6-P7, 5-6pm. FREE
Millbank: Dodgeball P4-P7, 3-4pm. £12 for block 

Rosebank: Basketball P4-P7, 3-4pm. £12 for block

To register, please complete and return attached consent form to First come first serve. All sessions in Nairn are open to pupils from Rosebank and Millbank (understandable for participants from other schools to arrive late to 3pm sessions). Please pay coach for entire block at first session.
* Rosebank Gymnastics will resume later this term – watch this space for updates.

Active schools consent form

We waited until it was sunny on Friday before taking the butterfly habitat out to the garden. The children decided that the best place to release the butterflies was beside the beautiful pallet garden that Mrs MacPhail and the Gardening Club have been busy creating because it contains so many lovely flowers. We opened the habitat and watched and waited to see what happened. The first butterfly flew out very quickly and fluttered away towards the field. The other four butterflies took quite a bit longer to leave the habitat and two of them stayed at the pallet garden for a few minutes which was lovely because we all got to see them really clearly. Eventually they all flew away. We are sad to see them go but so happy that they all emerged safely from their chrysalides and were able to fly away to enjoy exploring the flowers and trees around our school 🦋😃

Today butterfly number 5 emerged and the children have spent the day watching all 5 feed on the nectar we are putting in the habitat.

The butterflies are really beautiful and we hope to release them on Friday!

Today was so very exciting in P1. We all arrived at school this morning to discover that 3 of our 5 butterflies had emerged from their chrysalides.

Then, this afternoon a 4th butterfly emerged while the children were in class!

You can just imagine the excitement!

Now we are waiting for the 5th butterfly to emerge.

We will look after our butterflies for a few days and make sure they have enough nectar to feed on and we will then release the butterflies at the end of the week.

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Millbank Primary School
Millbank Crescent
IV12 4QB
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