P7 have been taking part in their Bike Ability training, enabling them to safely cycle on and around roads. Thank you to Iain from Sustrans, and our amazing volunteers (Anna, Shelley, Moira and Emma) for training the children and giving them the skills to keep themselves and other safe!
A huge well done to all P7s who completed their homework this week and used their STEM skills to create something to show their learning about an aspect of the war. Mrs Third, Izzy and myself were all so impressed and loved learning from the children.
This week is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Week. Today we exercised our technology, engineering and maths skills by designing and beginning to create our moving toy with cam. We also had the opportunity to experiment with Scratch and attended the P6 Science Fayre. A fun filled, learning packed day! Tomorrow, we continue with our moving toys with cams…watch this space to see the final creations!
In P7, we are looking at our personal skills and qualities and what jobs they suit. Today we talked about what we would like to do when we grow up/our dream jobs. We will learn about our skills and qualities and revisit later in the year to see if our ambitions/ideas have changed.
A huge well done to ALL of P7 for their efforts in completing Sumdog’s Highland Contest. Between them, they answered a whopping 25144 questions!!! This success saw Kirkhill’s P7s come in 1st place!!! A great example of how teamwork and hard work can pay off. All of P7 should be very proud of themselves.
Thank you to all who have donated to our spa hamper so far. We are still looking for lots more donations! We are also looking for more parent helpers for the fair itself. If you are able to help, please contact the Fundraising Committee.
Today P7 delivered part of our assembly. They read a little about Remembrance Day and then read the poem ‘The Inquisitive Mind of a Child’. It was a lovely way to remember those who have fought and died for our today. As a school, we also participated in the 2 minute silence at 11am, some of us thought about family members, whilst some were thankful for the efforts of many.
‘The Inquisitive Mind of a Child’
Why are they selling poppies, mummy?
Selling poppies in town today?
The poppies, child, are flowers of love
For the men who marched away.
But why have they chosen the poppy, mummy?
Why not a beautiful rose?
Because, my child, men fought and died
In the field where poppies grow.
But why are the poppies so red, mummy?
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of blood, my child,
The blood that our soldiers shed.
The heart of the poppy is black, mummy
Why does it have to be black?
Black, my child is the symbol of grief
For the men who never came back
But why mummy, are you crying so?
Your tears are giving you pain
My tears are for you, my child
For, the world is – FORGETTING AGAIN
Poppy Scotland poppies are available with donation tubs outside Mrs Third’s office. Please feel free to pop in and donate.
Today we all took part in a ‘Scootathon’ in which Iain came in with lots of helmets and scooters for us to have fun on. The Bike Crew set up an obstacle course and we had the chance to scoot around the playgound and around the school, developing our skills, having fun, being outdoors and being active. A big thank you to Mrs Purvis for organising, Iain for providing all equipment and leading and to the Bike Crew for their help in leading.
Bike Ability training starts next week!
Wow, what a day! P7 came in for a WWII themed day. What they didn’t know, was that the air raid sirens would sound and they would be evacuated, not only from their classrooms, but from the school! They ended up at Fort George and took part in a workshop and Fort George tour.
Tomorrow, we will write a diary entry from the point of view of an evacuee. I think they might make for interesting reading!