Daily Archives: 09/11/2018

P7 Term 2

P7 have had a very busy few weeks back this term. They have been working hard.

This week some of our P7 pupils had the opportunity to join the Highland Multicultural Friends Groups for some cooking demonstrations. All P7 pupils will have a chance to join in with this over the next couple of weeks.

Please click on the link below to find out what we are going to be learning about this term.

Term 2 P7

We will aim to pop up a blog post on a Friday with some key highlights from our week. We completed some art for WW1 but we are keeping our pictures a secret until our sharing assembly. These will be posted on the blog next week for you to see.

P7 pupils went to deliver poppy seeds to our local businesses today. It was great to go out and meet everyone. We also spoke with businesses and told them about our residential fundraising and some businesses have been very kind and offered some raffle prizes. We would like to say a big Thank You to them!

Have a great weekend 🙂

Children in Need 2018

The school will be holding two events to raise funds for Children in Need.

Children in Need Cyclethon

On Thursday 15th November the children will have an opportunity to take part in Children in Need Cyclethon, a sponsored bike ride to raise money. A bike, turbo trainer and bike computer will be provided to challenge the children to cycle as far as possible during a school day. Pupils can pay a nominal £1 to take part. At the end of the day the class which has cycled the furthest will be declared the winners.


On Friday 16th November children can wear something spotty. We are requesting a donation of small change.

P4 blog

P4 BLOG 9.11.18

This week has been all about the First World War. We have been very busy making poppies and drawing poppies. We have listened to some interesting personal stories and had two trips out into the community.

On Thursday we walked to the war memorial at Cavell Gardens. Some people had left ‘love on the rocks’ stones. We were allowed to take one and we will re-hide it somewhere in Inverness.

On Friday morning we delivered poppy seeds to the homes on Planefield Road. One lady came out her house and was delighted with the gift. She told us that her daughter used to go to Central and was now a History teacher specialising in The Holocaust. She said she would send the poppy seeds to her daughter who had just moved into a new house and she could plant them in her garden.

We also noticed that some of the houses on Planefield Road had a stone plaque which had 1887 engraved into it as the date they were built.

We have also been practising for a special Assembly on Monday where each class will share something about WW1. We have been learning about the number of soldiers, from each country killed, in the war. The total is shocking – 19 million one hundred and seventy four thousand lost lives. 19,174,000 (according to Wikipedia)

Celebrations and thank yous

Well done to Charley winning the class certificate for getting a poem she wrote, at Creative Writing Club, published.

Our Dojos points’ winner is Steven.

Thank you to Alex and Tom for sharing their Judo medals’ success.

A special thank you to Mason who shared his Dad’s medals from more recent wars.

A special mention goes to Martyna for the beautiful poppy art she did.

P4 homework and news

P4 Homework for return on Monday 12th November

  1. Times tables – I need to practise .

I can practise this by saying the answers, saying the full times table, writing it out or answering questions on it.

  1. Fireworks poem

I need to read this several times then have a go at learning it off-by-heart.

The learning and teaching focus for this term will be:

Numeracy and Maths– revising addition and subtraction strategies plus learning more about multiplication and division. Learning about money, time and shape.

Literacy and Language-differentiated reading groups, reading for information about Hallowe’en, The Gunpowder Plot and The First World War. Learning to use a dictionary and a thesaurus. Grammar will focus on adjectives, nouns and verbs. Writing will be about adding description to imaginative stories, writing reports and different styles of poetry.

Topic-mini topics on Hallowe’en, The Gunpowder Plot, World War 1, people in the community, enterprise and Christmas.

Health and Wellbeing-Mrs. Third will continue her activities about nutrition. P.E. will include ball skills, team games and dance.

Art-activities associated with Christmas crafts.

Music-the children may get lessons from a Kodaly tutor, who will focus on singing games.

RME-the focus will be on festivals and stories from The Old Testament.

Modern Languages-the children will be learning French vocabulary to describe themselves and some basic conversational phrases. They may also be introduced to British Sign Language (this is the second language the school has chosen to teach along with French but school staff have to receive training first)

  1. P4 will have 2 visits to Eden Court Cinema next week (Monday/Tuesday a.m.). The films will be used as a focus for literacy work in class.
  2. Parents night times have been issued.

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