A visit from Jackie from the SSPCA today saw the children learn all about the service they provide to our community. Interactive games, stories and video clips stimulated lots of meaningful and relevant discussion and questions.
Real life application of measurement – measuring how tall we are and the size of our feet.
Outdoor Woodland Sessions
Final Outdoor Woodland Learning session was in our own playground. It was all about camouflage at the children’s request.
Outdoor Woodland Learning session 2 saw our children continue to develop skills for learning, life and work, particularly the shelter challenge – cooperation, teamwork, negotiation, communication and problem solving. Wow! Finished off by some tasty campfire pizza.
If you go down to the woods today….you’ll find children fully engaged, developing skills for life and work – ‘Woodland Hide and Seek’ – developing confidence and risk taking, ‘Find A Tree’ – using communication and building trust, ‘Den Building’ – problem solving and team work, to name but a few.
Taste and Try
Tolo’s diner served up sweet (honey and strawberries), sour (grapefruit and natural yogurt), salty (peanuts and popcorn) and bitter (spinach and dark chocolate) foods for us to try and to get our taste buds working. We then made delicious, healthy smoothies with the left overs.
Outdoor numeracy and maths challenges to end a week of activities in Scottish Maths Week 📊📝1️⃣2️⃣
Jackie from the SSPCA visited us as part of our ‘Living Things’ context. We all heard about the important work the SSPCA do in our community, P1-3 heard the story of how Polly the pigeon and was rescued and P4-7 played snakes and ladders while answering questions testing their knowledge of animals. Jackie was delighted to take away the bedding and towels donated by families and staff. The donations will be used in the animal centre. A very worthwhile, informative visit helping towards us being responsible citizens and effective contributors.
P1-3 fun, engaging Art lesson – balloon printing and pipe cleaner weaving. Caterpillars may have turned into centipedes.
At a recent Assembly we were visited by representatives from Royal Tarlair Golf Club and Home Energy Scotland. They were delivering the energy efficiency message and promoting the SCARF calendar. They were delighted to meet a real life SCARF calendar competition winner! For taking part in this work with them they awarded the school £250 which will be handed over to the Parent Council to go towards the Playground improvement funds.
As part of their topic work for Term 1 on Our Planet, the whole school took part in K’next workshops on Wind Power, Solar Power and making recycling robots.
Beach Watch Beach Clean
As part of “Our Planet” learning context and
with the support of Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service we took part in a beach clean during Beach Watch Week.
Last term our pupils, along with two neighbouring schools, entered a competition run by the local Community Council to design a logo to represent the areas it serves. We are delighted to announce the logo from one or our P1-3 class pupils was chosen as the overall winner and will be used in all Community Council correspondence.
Click on the link below to see the artwork and the finished logo