Friday, 30 June 2017

Katie Morag and Island Life

On Tuesday I was invited to speak to the children in Year 1 and Year 2 about what it was like to live on an island like Katie Morag.
The children were fantastic and they had thought up lots of very interesting questions in five different categories :- School; Shopping; Home life and Entertainment; Traffic and Travel; and Geography and Wildlife.
I thought I might be in the classroom for 10 or 15 minutes, but 45 minutes later I was still answering questions! I could tell they had all been good listeners because there were no questions repeated.
To finish my visit, I brought in a special Scottish treat for the children. It is called "Tablet" and is a bit like a crumbly fudge. The children (and the grown ups!) seemed to quite enjoy it and several asked for the recipe. The link is below, but I did try to impress that we only had it now and again.
A number of the children have popped into the office to say how much they enjoyed hearing about everything and one of them even high-fived me! I felt very appreciated.
Today the children have been writing about island life and they have produced some top quality work. I was particularly impressed with Cameron's and Eliza's  pieces.
Tablet Recipe 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Urban Orchestra

Yesterday, the Year 5 children had a lovely treat when Readipop came into school with their music technology equipment.  The children formed an “urban orchestra” to create their own music.  They particularly enjoyed the voice changer which changed the pitch and qualities of their voice and the different drum machines. They were taught how to make a graphic score to record their ideas. Thank you to Jex and Eliza’s dad for organising.   

Friday, 23 June 2017

Swimming Hats

A big 'Thank You!' to Helen Powis, who very kindly offered to buy the school a set of swimming hats for our gala teams. The hats have now arrived and look fantastic! 

We are so impressed by them that we are considering ordering an additional batch for parents to buy from the school office for KS2 swimming lessons. Please do let the office know if you have any thoughts on this.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Author Visit

This week we have had two visits from author, E R Reilly. On Monday we had a very funny and interesting assembly, and today he came back to school to sign any books we had bought.  Because parents bought over 100 books, the school was given 30 free books and these are now in the school library.

We definitely recommend his books!

Phoenix Story Comic Workshop

"Yesterday Years 4,5 and 6 learnt how to draw our own comics.  The people from The Phoenix Story Comic came for an hour and taught us all about speech bubbles and different facial expressions.  We all really enjoyed it!" 

"Writing and drawing comics yesterday was really fun!  It inspired me to start imagining amazing adventures that I could make up myself.  I also learnt that stories can be about absolutely anything if you try!"

Monday, 12 June 2017


This term, Year 3/4 children are taking part in the 'Chance to Shine' cricket sessions. The children had a brilliant time during session one and are already looking forward to the next one!