Kirkhill Primary School

Open Afternoon

When: Thursday 11th October 2018

Time: 2:45pm

Where: Primary 7

Why: An opportunity to share learning and to see your child’s classroom and talk about their learning. The children have all written a diary entry from the point of view of an evacuee to share with you.

 

We look forward to welcoming lots of you tomorrow.

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WWII Evacuation Day

Wow! What a day. Lots of fun from beginning to end.

 

Today, P7 came into school dressed up as evacuees, ready for a WWII themed day in class (or so they thought). Within the first 10 minutes, the air raid siren had sounded and all children were evacuated. They were then put through an intense ‘selection’ process with the Billeting Officer and local land women and housewives. All children were thankfully taken in by a local family and were then asked to collect their things; not forgetting their gas masks and identify tags. We then got on a bus, waved goodbye to our parents and were on our way to a location that had not yet been disclosed.

 

We ended up at Fort George, where we were met by a serving solider who guided half of the class around the Fort, whilst the other half did a workshop based in the Highlanders’ Museum. We then swapped over. We were immersed in the life of a soldier during WWII and during modern day. 

 

A super day which evoked lots of emotion which we will now use to write diary entries. 

 

Make sure you ask us about our trip! What did we feel/think during certain parts of our day?

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Ness Bookfest 2018

This morning we participated in Ness Bookfest Read-a-thon. We had to read for pleasure for 20 minutes between 09:15 and 09:45. We enjoyed the time to quietly read. We will be sending the total number of children who participated to the Ness Bookfest organisers who will total the amount of schools who participated and we hope to be a part of breaking a Highland record!

We then had the opportunity to visit Inverness Library to engage with an author talk by Elizabeth Wein. She told us the inspiration behind her lastest WWII themed book; Firebird! It was incredible to hear and she had the most amazing stories to tell us. Some of us purchased the book and she kindly signed them for us. Thank you to Elizabeth for such an excellent insight into how an author creates their stories. Visit her website for more background information, resources and titles of other books:  https://www.elizabethwein.com/

 

Ask us what we learnt when we get home. Hopefully you will be wowed with some pretty cool facts about the Soviet Union.

 

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Step Up for Sam

A big well done to Emily Weir, Emily MacMillan, Bianca Rooney and Lydia Pacey for running the Loch Ness 5K at the weekend. They have raised over £700 for the charity ‘Step Up for Sam’. Sam is a little boy, aged 3, from Inverness with an undiagnosed neurological condition which causes epilepsy and global developmental delay. The girls have been undertaking lots of fundraising to support Sam and his family.

 

Well done girls, what an outstanding achievement!

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Mindset Matters

Today we had a workshop about using a Growth Mindset. We attended a whole school assembly and then a specially tailored workshop in the afternoon. We learnt about the importance of opening our minds to trying new things and taking on new opportunities, even when they challenge us.

 

There is a workshop on tonight (Monday 24th September) @ 6pm in the hall for parents!

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WWII Talk

Today a woman called Katherine visited Primary 7 and brought tons of World War Two memorabilia into our class because our topic is World War Two. Some people dressed up like they would back then and it was hilarious. She told us many facts which were all fascinating. We all found her interesting and funny and we would love her to come again. A big thank you to Katherine for coming in with all of her stuff to teach us about the war. Why not ask us for three things we learnt today?

By Emily W and Emma

 

 

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Meet the Teacher Morning

Happy Thursday everyone!

As I am new to school, I will be hosting an informal ‘Meet the Teacher’ morning on Tuesday 28th August at 9am in the GP Room. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits. It would be lovely to meet some of you and put faces to names.

Best wishes and have happy weekend when it arrives,
Miss Morgan

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Our water cycle

Our water cycle turned out pretty good. We had lots of fun making it however we found that the water was really warm as was the cup so we figured that most of the water had evapourated. We worked well as a group and could all agree that we would love to do something like this again.

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