The Parent Council nominated the school to be a recipient of Co-op’s community funding and thanks to the generosity of customers we received a cheque for £5734.09 from the Co-op today. This is a marvellous amount of money and we are so grateful to the Parent Council for their support and to the Co-op customers for their generosity.
We will use the money to further develop outdoor learning and play opportunities for pupils.
Pupil Parliament Reps Daniel, Tom and Mason accepted the cheque on behalf of the school – well done boys, you represented the school very well.
Our Technology Team (TT) are a great support to both staff and pupils; their confidence and knowledge is much appreciated. Teachers can request the support of TT members when planning technology lessons with their class; it’s so helpful having senior pupils to help younger pupils with logging on to Chromebooks and accessing all the programmes and resources.
The TT recently ran a competition for pupils to design a poster around online safety, they judged the entries last week and the winners & runners up are as follows –
Winner: Ben Williamson
Runners-up: Keavy MacBean & Maggie Surtees
Winner: Sophie Read
Runners-up: Lily Lenton-Kirk & Moray Robertson
Winner: Emma Whitelaw
Runners-up: Kirstie Read & Miley Crichton
Today we had a live kahoot quiz, instead of our usual Wednesday afternoon assembly. There were 60 teams; some pupils worked as a class, others worked individually or in pairs or small groups. There were 20 questions about COP26 and climate change and pupils really impressed us with their knowledge. Teachers have provided many activities and opportunities for discussion around this very important topic over the last few weeks, the enthusiasm and understanding that pupils have gives us great hope for the future.
In first place was the GM 4-7 class, their team name was ‘No CO2’.
In second place was the P2/3 class, their team name was ‘The thunderbolt’.
In 3rd place was the P3/4 and P4/5 classes working together, their team name was ‘345 masters’.
Well done everyone!
P7 had a fun Halloween themed week in school. Some of the activities they were involved in were; spooky spelling wordles with their spelling words, Halloween PE games involving teamwork, cooperation and problem solving, scary stories for their creative writing and pumkin drive. Many of them also turned up in some fantastic costumes. Well done P7, another great week! Mrs Amos.
P2/3 had a spooktacular day dressing up and taking part in Halloween activities. We did a spooky shape hunt, Halloween themed PE, dancing and colouring activities. A great time was had by all! 🎃👻😊
On Thursday we all had our first taste of playing shinty.
Iain ran a fantastic session and everyone worked really hard at the activities.
Here are a few pictures I managed to take when I wasn’t joining in.
We’re looking forward to the second session after the holiday (as long as you don’t all pick on me again!!).
P7 absolutely loved their Robotics and Mathematics workshop at the UHI in Inverness today. The experience was so well organised with lots of exciting and engaging activities that kept the children very focused and engaged throughout. They used a variety of different skills such as programming, estimation, measuring, calculation, problem solving, teamwork and cooperation. All the children were enthusiastic and very well behaved representing Millbank superbly. Thanks to Lindsay Mills for organising and running this excellent experience. #SSASTEM
P2/3 had a super time last Friday at the Health and Outdoor Learning Day. They were learning to develop their creative, numeracy, literacy and physical skills. Thank you to all the P7’s who organised such great activities for the whole school
We have been very busy in P2/3 and here is a little snapshot of what we have been up to so far.