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Elf Movie Night

Thank you so much to everyone who came along and supported our first ‘Movie Night’. There was such a lovely atmosphere and it has certainly helped us feel more festive!

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to David from HCVF for providing us with the most amazing screen and technology for our event, completely free of charge! Thank you to David and Gordon for coming along, setting it all up and coming back to pick it up this morning. We are very grateful!

HCVF have been extremely kind and have offered to let us borrow  the screen and equipment next week at our second showing on Wednesday 12th December.

Tickets are still available to purchase.

Tickets cost £2 (popcorn and a juice is included in the cost)

Doors open at 6.15pm. Film will begin at 6.30pm, finishing approximately 8pm.

All welcome 🙂

If you don’t have a slip just write a note with name, class and how many tickets and send into school next week, along with payment.

Thank you very much for all of your support! The P7s have now fundraised over £1000!



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.

Please sign below to give your permission for your child to attend our trips.

P7 Bake Sale

On Friday afteroon P7 held a Bake Sale during our Playground Grand Opening.

Thank you to the pupils, families and staff who baked lots of lovely treats for our sale.

There was a great turnout and the P7 pupils were super at selling and providing customer servic.

The pupils raised an amazing £295. Thank you for purchasing our yummy treats and for your support.

After hearing about our bake sale and fundraising ideas we have received 2 very generous donations over the weekend taking our total to £350!!

What a super start to our residential trip fundraising. Thank you all and well done P7.

“We did well organising the sale in a short space of time.”

“I enjoyed helping sell.”

“It was a very successful event and we are very grateful as the money will help towards the cost of our residential trip.”

Keep an eye out for more events throughout the year 🙂


P4 blog 05.10.18

A very brief blog this week.

We spent this week finishing off our team stories, practising our story actions and composing a piece of clapping music to go with our story work. Next week we hope to add some percussion instruments to our performances as the finishing touch.

We filled up all our classroom walls with a selection of our work this term to make a bright and pleasant environment.

We all greatly enjoyed the open afternoon to showcase our new playground equipment and re-modelled garden, especially since the sun chose to shine.

Thank you to… and celebrations:

  1. A big thank you for all the lovely swimming pool designs. We have photocopied the colour ones and made a lovely wall display outside our classroom.
  2. Well done to Charley and Chloe who were our class Dojo points’ winners.
  3. Well done to Stephen who was our certificate winner for excellent listening skills
  4. Star homework awards, this week, went to Felix, Imaad, Layla and Angelika
  5. Times tables’ dojos went to Tyler N., Aidan, Charley, Aiden, Jan, Felix, James, Reece, Tyler S., Chloe, Jamie and Alex for doing well or improving on last week’s score.
  6. Well done to Kayla, Imaad, Aryan, Malak, Rudi and Steven who are all ready to move onto the next times table.

Reminders and up and coming news

No homework was issued this week as all the jotters have been collected in, so we take time to review what we have learned, enjoyed or would like to change.