Monthly Archives: February 2019

Calling All Engineers!

This year, Class 1 have re-registered to take part in the Scottish Engineering Leaders Awards. We need to answer the question ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ As with previous competitions, the children will need to find a problem that an engineering solution could solve, then draw a design, annotate it and write an accompanying persuasive letter.

If any parents or carers know of an engineer who could spare some time to come into school and talk about/ share information on their role, we would be very grateful. Ideally, we would love a visit in the first couple of weeks in March, as the deadline this year is Wednesday 27th March.

Please contact myself, Mrs Beattie or the school office if you have any queries or are interested in popping in.

Many thanks,

Miss Costa

Long Weekend

Just a couple of reminders for Classes 1 and 2:

Class 1 have taken their PE kits, swimming bags and water bottles home to be cleaned and checked.

Letters have gone out to oldest and only about our upcoming STEM curriculum evening- please return any completed slips as soon as possible.

We hope that everyone has an enjoyable long weekend, and we look forward to seeing the children back on Thursday 21st February 🙂

Hygiene Facts- Padlet

P3-4’s fantastic Padlet, all about hygiene and healthy living. The children shared some great tips, and made some very informative videos demonstrating how to wash your hands, hair and how to brush your teeth properly. P1-2’s super collage will be ready to show very soon. We’re looking forward to showing more of our work with parents and carers at the STEM curriculum evening.

Hygiene Padlet 2 15.02.19



Class 1 Story Performance

On Thursday mornings, Class 1 do some learning with Mrs Reid. Today, they had lots of fun performing the story of ‘A Brave Girl’, which they had previously shared together.

The story is all about a real girl called Grace Darling who lived in a lighthouse near Northumberland. The children had to act out Grace’s brave attempt to rescue the survivors from a steamship that had run aground. A great chance to practise their acting skills, as well as their understanding of the story events. Well done Class 1 🙂

Robertson’s Construction Session 1

Class 2 had an excellent morning learning all about the Construction Industry as part of our World of Work and DYW project.

Jade told us all about the importance of having a positive attitude as well as having the skills to do the job.  We learned a lot about working as a team and sticking to a deadline as we completed a tender form.   Our task for the client was to build a tower in the quickest time.  There were penalities and profits made.

We had a great time and thanks again to Jade at Robertson’s. We are excited about our visit to their site tomorrow.

Class 1- School Nurse Visit Today

Today Class 1 had a visit from Anna, our School Nurse, and her colleague Gemma. They talked to us about the importance of water when trying to keep healthy. We talked about how much water we should drink and why, the importance of hygiene (from our head to our toes!) and germs. We even used a special cream and lightbox to show how germs can spread, and how important it is to wash our hands thoroughly.

Thank you very much Anna and Gemma- it was a very informative day!