Monthly Archives: March 2019

Class 1- Making Dams

Over the past couple of days, Class 1 have learnt about and built their own dams. Pairs of children chose which materials they wanted to use and then made improvements to their structures after their first test with water.

After making flood barriers and boats, Class 1 have become very knowledgeable about the properties of different materials and reflected this in their choices.

We introduced new words such as ‘reservoir’ and ‘watertight’, but also revisited previous vocabulary like ‘absorbent’.

Great job everyone, you persevered even though this was quite a tricky challenge!

Junk Modelling Wanted

If any parents/ carers can spare any recycling materials (such as plastic bottles, cereal boxes, kitchen roll tubes, etc), Class 1 would love to use them.

We are planning on making models and will need to build up a bank of materials to choose from.

Feel free to drop these in whenever you can. Thank you in advance 🙂



Special Five Star Gold Award


This Tuesday we had a very special Five Star Gold Award.

These two little superstars received their awards for some amazing fundraising for our school. After being sponsored by family and friends, Ruaridh and Daisy set a target for the number of steps they needed to achieve and they managed to raise a total of £269! On behalf of everyone at Daviot, thank you very much and we are really proud of you 🙂

Mrs Beattie also chose a special recipient for the Five Star Gold Award…the whole of Class 2! She was blown away by their fantastic efforts during our Science Week, but in particular by their amazing STEM homework.

Class 2 will receive some extra time on Friday afternoon as a special treat.

Well done to all!

More Microbes- Compost Cups

Today we looked at how microbes are involved in the composting process.  We used a concept cartoon to challenge our thinking before watching a video.  We then set up a fair test to see how quickly chopped and unchopped products        (fruit, veg, leaves and paper) would decompose. We will observe and record our findings over a few weeks.


Final Details- MacRobert Cup

All children attending the event tomorrow have been given the following information.  Please see below –

  • Children should arrive dressed ready for the competition ~( Class 2 in school kit/ Class 1 in running clothes from home)
  • School uniform should be in school bags for after the event.
  • Children require a full water bottle, snack and packed lunch.
  • A waterproof jacket should be worn , preferably with hood.

This is an outdoor event so please ensure all children are dressed appropriately for the weather.

If you wish to support the children please feel free to come down.

10.50 am       Section 1 & Section 2 Girls P2/3 race

11.00am                    Section 1 & Section 2 Boys P2/3 race

11.10 am                    Section 1 & Section 2 Girls P4/5 race

11.20 am                    Section 1 & Section 2 Boys P4/5 race

 11.30 am                    Section 1 & Section 2 Girls P6/7 race

11.40 am                    Section 1 & Section 2 Boys P6/7 race

12.10 pm                   Presentation (approx)


Go Team Daviot!



Super STEM Homework

Class 2 were excited this morning to show their class their inventions created from the mystery bag task set for Science week. They even had the opportunity to showcase and explain them to Class 1.

A massive well done to Class 2!Fantastic creations.