Daily Archives: October 24, 2016

Guide Dogs UK!

We’ve had a very busy first day back! Team Daviot welcomed Carol, Bobby, Alan and Priory into school this afternoon. Carol delivered an inspirational talk about the amazing job guide dogs do for people with impaired sight. Alan and Bobby then introduced the children to their beautiful retired guide dog, Priory. He charmed everyone! I’m so proud we have raised so much money for this incredible charity. I’m hoping to post a final total over the next few days. I was also very proud when our visitors said that Daviot Primary was the best school they had ever visited!!!! Go Team Daviot!

Fèis Rois

Class 2 welcomed Lillian and Calum from Fèis Rois today. They will be coming into school every Monday for the next five weeks to deliver some traditional Scottish music workshops. Calum has asked any pupils with instruments at home to bring them into school next Monday (if they can). I will post a reminder a bit closer the time. I already know it is going to be brilliant!

Creative Dancers!

Team Daviot welcomed Laura Johnston into school today. Laura is a creative dance development worker – and she will be joining us every for Monday for the next seven weeks. In our session today, the class started a wonderful composition based on a winter tale from Venezuela. The children had a brilliant time, and we can’t wait to continue our work next week. Thanks, Laura!

Emotional Literacy

This term, Class 2 will be looking at the importance of Emotional Literacy. Emotional literacy is the term used to describe the ability to understand and express feelings. It also includes being able to recognise and adapt to the feelings of other people. This helps to develop good communication skills and enhance relationships with other people.These traits underpin the teaching and learning philosophy at Daviot Primary School, so I will be trialing some new initiatives to develop these skills even further. They will include emotion fans and mood bands. I’m really looking forward to starting these initiatives with, what is already, a lovely group of children.