Monthly Archives: October 2019

Gymnastics After School – Thursday

Letters have gone home with all P2 children today about our after school gymnastics club.  Previously the class had been for pupils of P3+ age, however, due to low numbers Louise has allowed us to lower the age.

GYMNASTICS WILL NOT START THIS THURSDAY as planned due to unforeseen circumstances and will begin 07/11 instead.  The classes will run from 3.15-4.15pm.

I am still requiring parental helpers for 14/11 and 28/11 so please get in touch if you are available.


Term 2 Begins

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow at 8.45am.

PE will be in the morning so please come with your PE kit.

All children will require:

– Indoor shoes for the classroom (not slippers)

-Filled water bottle

-Lunch money (P4-P7)

See you all in the morning .

Holiday Time

Well done to all the children, parents and staff for working so hard this term.  The holidays have now began and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2 weeks.  School returns on Monday 28th October at 8.45.

See you all then.


Vision, Values and Aims

At Daviot Primary we are reviewing our Visions, Values and Aims with the staff and pupils.  We would love to engage with our parents on this and generate any ideas or suggestions you may have.

Below is a picture representation of our current idea and a link to a Google Form to be completed.  The form is very short and we would really appreciate you taking the time to send us some feedback.

Google Form to complete – Parental Engagement

Daviot Visions and Values 2019_20

Five Star Gold Award and Assembly News


Yesterday we had a whole school assembly to talk about the importance of being a good friend and the qualities we look for when building friendships with others.

We were therefore delighted to give Shiloh and Daisy their Five Star Gold Awards for their kindness, politeness and consideration of the other children and adults at school. Well done girls, you are superb role models!

Mrs Beattie also shared the fantastic total of money raised at both the Vintage Rally and the Daviot Quiz night, which altogether was over £800! Well done and thank you so much to all who were involved in the organisation and running of each event, as well as all those who participated and contributed. A special thank you has to go out to Ali who organised the brilliant quiz. It was so nice to see current and former members of Daviot Primary in attendance too (thank you Steve for being a great Quiz Master!).

In summary, lots to celebrate and be proud of this week. Well done Team Daviot 🙂


Class 1 – Childhood Long Ago Session

Photos from our fantastic topic-filled Wednesday.

Class 1 loved their ‘Childhood Long Ago’ workshop with Morven from the Highland Museum of Childhood. We shared details about some of our favourite toys from home, investigated a selection of older toys, compared their materials and how they worked, learnt how to play with them, made a teddy bear timeline and discussed what children and people might’ve worn in the Highlands a hundred years ago.

After lunch, we continued our topic tasks by learning and performing two songs: ‘Aunty Mary’ and ‘Ye Canna Shove Yer Granny Aff a Bus’. Finally, we ended the day with ‘Grandma’s Footsteps’ and a friendly game of marbles.

Fantastic to see the excitement from the children and their enthusiastic engagement throughout. A really wonderful Wednesday 🙂

Class 1 and 2 Reminders

Some reminders for both classes:

As with last academic year, children will not be assigned homework this week or the week immediately following the October holidays. The exception to this is reading tasks for some groups. We have collected last week’s homework today, so any outstanding folders or projects should be brought in as soon as possible.

All children have gone home with menus detailing the options for school lunches during the Autumn/ Winter period- please keep an eye out for these in bags.

We still have lost property at school, namely school hoodies. If these are not claimed by the end of this week, we will add them to our spare clothing.

Library books that are outstanding should be brought in by Thursday 10th October as the library van will be visiting us.

Any queries, please get in touch.

Many thanks

SDS visit on Monday

Class 2 had a great day at SDS on Monday.

First we began by looking at bionic arms and how technology is helping to make these more accessible to all. We even began to make a lego robotic arm of our own. Our challenge was to pick up a lego tyre. It was a lot harder than it sounded.

After lunch we began created a 3D model relating to our class topic. The P7 pupils were a great help to our P5 pupils who had never used the program before. Our designs were fantasic and ranged from planes, recycling bins and keyrings.