Monthly Archives: January 2020

Basketball Sessions available- P6 and P7

Millburn Active Schools are running sessions for P6 and P7 pupils. Please see the information below for details.

Venue – Games Hall, Millburn Academy

Tuesdays – starts 21st January 2020

5pm – 6pm

Cost – Free!!!


Millburn Active Schools and Basketball Scotland are running P6/P7 basketball sessions for all Millburn Academy’s feeder primary schools. John Kerray, Highland Development Officer and sports leaders will be providing training sessions to develop individual skills as well as technical team play.

To book, please complete and return the consent form to the lead coach (John Kerray) on arrival. Please take indoor shoes and water.  If you have any further questions in relation to this activity, please contact active Schools Coordinator Kirsty Baird or call 07748 703814.

Class 1 Homework


Class 1 have brought their homework folders home today. For some pupils, this also means a new TT Rockstars login and activity which will be noted in their diary. Once they have logged into their account, children should play the Garage section to practise their focus times table facts.

The aim is for children to rehearse little and often, as well as completely independently. Practise time will be regularly provided during the school week too. If there are any difficulties, please contact us.

Many thanks,

Miss Costa

Blog Updates

As you may be aware, our current subscription for this blog is coming to an end at the end of this month.  Therefore, the decision has been taken to relaunch the old blog set up in 2018.

Today, I have spent the morning transferring over all the recent pictures and posts for this academic year (Aug 2019 onward).

We will continue to post on both blogs UNTIL the subscriptions ends.  Please make sure you subscribe to the new blog before this happens.  Sorry to any of our older parents who have been getting emails all day whilst I have been transferring the data, but at least you know you are still subscribed!

Our new blog can be found at –

Weather Conditions Today (10.30am)

At present the weather at Daviot Primary is clear and fine.  We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the day.  The weather forecast shows that the snow showers are supposed to clear around lunchtime/early afternoon.

If you feel the weather is getting worse or road conditions are deteriorating in your area please feel free to collect your child/ren from school at any point.

I have cancelled the P7 transition visit today due to road conditions this morning.

Mrs Pirie

Class 1 New Topic

Today we found out that our topic this term will be ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’… all about our body! This afternoon, we got to work on the Padlet app and recorded some facts that we already know as well as questions that we’d like answered.

More information about this topic will be shared within the following weeks, but as always do get in touch if needed.

Thank you,

Miss Costa

Class 1 – Term 3 Week 1

It was lovely to see lots of friendly, happy faces on Monday morning and I was so pleased to see that Class 1 came back to school enthusiastic and ready to go!

Throughout this first week, we’ve reminded ourselves of routines such as guided reading, spelling and phonics, basic facts practise and P.E. We’ve been revisiting some of our learning to see what we’ve retained, and started thinking ahead to what our next steps might be.

During our topic work, we’ve learnt about the festival of Hanukkah and made dreidels. Class 1 ended the week by adding these new festival facts to our ‘End of Topic’ Padlet. We were pleasantly surprised to see how much we’ve learnt from the start of last term to now, and were able to answer all the questions we set ourselves way back in October!

As well as familiar activities, we’ve had an introduction to some new ones. Some children have had their first go at Sumdog, a fun app which helps pupils improve a variety of numeracy and maths skills. Others have started using TTRockstars, an app to support fast recall of multiplication and division facts. Information about accessing these apps at home will follow soon, but if you have any pressing queries then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A highlight this week was our Kodaly time with Rosalind. We’re very happy to have her back this term and are keen to learn new songs and rhymes.

Class 1 will find out what their new topic is on Monday, but they’ve already been given a clue in the form of a word… I wonder what it could be?

Wishing everyone a good weekend 🙂

Padlet End of T2 Topic Facts