I am delighted to say that today we received our report from Digital Schools Scotland to say that Daviot Primary has been successful in meeting the criteria to become a ‘Digital school’.
The children may remember Alan, who came out a few weeks ago to see how we were using digital technologies in the classroom. Well, Alan was indeed carrying out his inspection. The children did remarkably well and the Technology Troopers were mentioned at various points in the report issued. Alan said they were ‘Articulate, mature, responsible and could explain the benefits and challenges of being a digital leader. A real credit to the school’
The school will receive a plaque in the next few weeks and this will be placed in the front office. The digital logo will also start to appear on the headers of letters issued from school.
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Class 1 had a fantastic day at Cawdor Castle. We were greeted by Sarah, who was our guide for the day. We visited the Big Wood, then were shown around the Flower Garden and Walled Garden by two of Cawdor’s brilliant gardeners Michael and Graham. After a quick snack, we got to look around the greenhouse and planted some Basil and Dahlias. Once we’d had lunch, Sarah showed us around the castle and told us about the different rooms. We ended the day with a little walk to the pond to spot some two day old ducklings! A big thank you to all the staff at Cawdor who looked after us so well and shared lots of interesting information. Thank you too to Liza and Mrs MacKinnon for being so helpful. We hope everyone has a great weekend.
Today we said goodbye to Mr Scott-Woodhouse as our PE teacher. The children all made messages for him and we presented him with a card at the end of the day.
We hope he enjoys his new schools and we look forward to meeting our new PE teacher in a couple of weeks.
PE will now be on a MONDAY MORNING, starting 10th June.
A reminder that Class 1’s trip to Cawdor Castle Gardens is taking place tomorrow, Friday 31st May.
We will be starting with a guided tour around the gardens, followed by a practical activity, then a break for lunch and some free time to play and explore.
We will leave at about 9.15am and be back before 3pm. Children should come to school dressed in appropriate clothing and prepared for a full day of outdoor learning. We suggest:
- A waterproof coat (and trousers if possible)
- Layers to keep warm (including hat, gloves and spare socks)
- Appropriate footwear (such as boots or wellies)
All children will also need a snack and a packed lunch.
If the weather is similar to today, we will be going ahead as planned. If it worsens considerably, we will postpone the visit. A decision will be made in the morning (after the school day starts) and we will notify you on the blog.
If there are any queries, please do get in touch.
This afternoon, Class 1 had a great time expressing themselves through a ‘Roots and Shoots’ dance session. We used our bodies to show the germination process and the first stages of a plant’s life. Do you like our moves?
After exploring this week’s reading book ‘The Den’, our clever P1s have been busy perfecting their den making skills and writing lists to show what resources they used. Great job you three!
A massive thank you to Susan for coming to school this morning to capture our school photos.
I had a sneaky look and they looked fantastic. Everyone smiled beautifully and the P7 leavers had lots of fun in front of the camera for their last ever Daviot photo.
Below is a couple of my own, so not as high quality as Susan’s.