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.
Outdoor Woodland Sessions
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.
And then there were 3 🐣🐣🐣 as of 5.40pm. Couldn’t get a clear picture as they were trying to escape when I moved incubator lid! Great success 6 baby chicks in total. All very happy and healthy.
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.
P4-7 pulling all their learning from this term together. Working together, personalisation and choice and an amazing amount of creativity
We are all super proud of these four superstars..
Runners up in Turriff Rotary quiz well done ‘silver’ girls next stop Mastermind
Primary 5, 6 and 7 all completed First Aid training at an appropriate level, working with children from Fintry, Crudie and Monquhitter. Learning skills that will last a lifetime and building relationships with children from neighbouring schools.
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.
John Muir Award
The P4-7 pupils at King Edward Primary have been presented with a John Muir Award. The Award has seen the children discover, explore and conserve a wild place and then share their experiences. The children explored our playground and beyond, set a camera trap to capture wildlife that visit our playground, took part in a Beach Clean and have kept a log of the activities. The children presented their experiences to parents at a recent Assembly. Special thanks to Jodie Rhodes (Aberdeenshire Council Ranger) for helping to organise the activities, for working with the children and supporting the staff in the John Muir Trust Award Scheme.
Turriff Christmas Lights Switch On Schools Competition
Congratulations to one of our P5 pupils for winning first place from the King Edward entries in the Christmas Lights Switch On schools competition. Well done!
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 to contribute towards our John Muir Award, with the support of Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service we took part in a beach clean during Beach Watch Week.
All pupils in P4-7 at King Edward Primary School, supported by Jodie Rhodes (Aberdeenshire Council Ranger) recently achieved the John Muir Trust Award. The Award has seen the children discover, explore and conserve a wild place and then share their experiences. The children explored our playground and beyond, set a camera trap to capture wildlife that visit our playground, took part in a Beach Clean and have kept a log of the activities. They were presented with their award at a special Assembly in which they had to present their experiences to an audience parents and family.